The first table below looks at the demand for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.93% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
78 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 72.90% 74.44% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 18
Average daily rate £388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £50.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.00% +177.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Watford region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Test Automation
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Xen
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) XenMobile

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix