The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 106 103 91
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 6 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.44% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
Automated Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1581 1593 1257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.07% 70.93% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 827 620
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 84 93
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the West Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 2 - - 2
Coventry +2 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Games
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (27.27%) Selenium
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) ATDD
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (18.18%) Open Source
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) PHPUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Hudson
3 1 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Release Manager
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) PhoneGap
3 1 (9.09%) Laravel
3 1 (9.09%) li3
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Coaching
4 3 (27.27%) Feature Driven Development
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) ATDD
4 3 (27.27%) User Stories
5 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Teradata