The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 24 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.01% - 3.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% - 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Automated Testing
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 109 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 78.95% 78.99% 82.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 34
Average daily rate £388 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.86 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +116.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Watford region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Automated Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Flash
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Document Management
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Magento
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 4 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
1 4 (100.00%) Coaching
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Selenium
1 4 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 4 (100.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 4 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Flash
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) TDD
1 4 (100.00%) Document Management
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA