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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 17 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.65% 2.45% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 2.96% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
84 135 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 74.34% 82.82% 80.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 46
Median daily rate £388 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £10.75 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) DB2
1 12 (100.00%) XML
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Retail
2 11 (91.67%) Subversion
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) Test Scripting
2 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (91.67%) Magento
2 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (91.67%) RESTful
2 11 (91.67%) WebDriver
2 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (83.33%) Coaching
3 10 (83.33%) QA
3 10 (83.33%) Document Management
4 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (66.67%) PHP
4 8 (66.67%) BDD
4 8 (66.67%) User Stories
4 8 (66.67%) Behat
4 8 (66.67%) PHPUnit
4 8 (66.67%) Appium
5 7 (58.33%) Re-Platforming
5 7 (58.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) J2EE

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
1 11 (91.67%) Subversion
1 11 (91.67%) WebDriver
2 8 (66.67%) Appium
2 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (66.67%) PHPUnit
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Protractor
4 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (91.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Automation Tester
1 11 (91.67%) Tester
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium Tester
3 7 (58.33%) Web Automation Tester
3 7 (58.33%) Web Tester
4 3 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
1 12 (100.00%) XML
2 11 (91.67%) RESTful
3 8 (66.67%) Behat
4 4 (33.33%) Flash
4 4 (33.33%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (91.67%) Test Automation
1 11 (91.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (83.33%) Coaching
2 10 (83.33%) Document Management
3 8 (66.67%) BDD
3 8 (66.67%) User Stories
4 7 (58.33%) Re-Platforming
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
5 4 (33.33%) System Testing
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (8.33%) Presales
7 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) PHP
3 4 (33.33%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) IBM