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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 107 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Average daily rate £310 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
2038 1545 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.30% 69.88% 73.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 892 849
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 102 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 4 £368 - 6
Staffordshire - 4 £290 - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 £375 - 4
Coventry - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) JIRA
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Marketing
5 5 (20.83%) Selenium
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) C#
5 5 (20.83%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.67%) Appium
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) ATDD
7 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
7 3 (12.50%) Kanban
7 3 (12.50%) Android
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (12.50%) Games
7 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 3 (12.50%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (4.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Heroku
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
1 1 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Redis
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) JIRA
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 4 (16.67%) Appium
4 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.33%) Grunt
6 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
6 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Games
3 2 (8.33%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
1 7 (29.17%) Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Automated Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Scrum Master
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Development Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Angular Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Automated Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Development Manager
4 2 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Development Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Applications Manager
5 1 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) jQuery
3 2 (8.33%) Sass
3 2 (8.33%) Semantic HTML
3 2 (8.33%) Visualforce
4 1 (4.17%) JDBC
4 1 (4.17%) Lucene
4 1 (4.17%) Memcached
4 1 (4.17%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Linked Data
2 1 (4.17%) Semantic Web
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 8 (33.33%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) OO
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) User Stories
6 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (12.50%) ATDD
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (12.50%) Kanban
7 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.33%) OOP
8 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C#
1 5 (20.83%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Apex Code
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Perl
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
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