The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Watford region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 20 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.15% 2.41% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 3.28% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
75 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 77.32% 73.49% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 11
Average daily rate £330 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £325 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £50.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.00% +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Automated Testing
Hertfordshire

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 25 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) J2EE
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Flash
1 5 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 5 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 5 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (100.00%) Retail
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
1 5 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 5 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) J2EE
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 5 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (100.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) HP