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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 21 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.57% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.70% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Median daily rate £440 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
1903 2158 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.03% 82.46% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 1222 943
Median daily rate £425 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 13 £440 - 4
Birmingham +2 5 £335 -3.32% 4
Solihull - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 50 (87.72%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (52.63%) Selenium
3 28 (49.12%) Jenkins
4 27 (47.37%) Java
5 26 (45.61%) Cucumber
6 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (38.60%) Scrum
8 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
9 20 (35.09%) QA
9 20 (35.09%) Scala
10 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 18 (31.58%) Open Source
11 18 (31.58%) JIRA
12 16 (28.07%) Ruby
12 16 (28.07%) TDD
12 16 (28.07%) JUnit
13 15 (26.32%) CSS
13 15 (26.32%) HTML
13 15 (26.32%) Python
13 15 (26.32%) JSON
14 14 (24.56%) HTTP
14 14 (24.56%) Confluence
14 14 (24.56%) Manual Testing
14 14 (24.56%) User Stories
15 13 (22.81%) AngularJS
15 13 (22.81%) Linux
15 13 (22.81%) C#
15 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
16 12 (21.05%) Gherkin
16 12 (21.05%) CSS3

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (24.56%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) nginx
2 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) Documentum
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) GitHub
2 6 (10.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.75%) Boomi
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) HTTP
2 6 (10.53%) SSL
2 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.28%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.28%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.75%) Riak
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (52.63%) Selenium
2 28 (49.12%) Jenkins
3 26 (45.61%) Cucumber
4 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 18 (31.58%) JIRA
6 16 (28.07%) JUnit
7 8 (14.04%) Ant
7 8 (14.04%) Grunt
7 8 (14.04%) gulp
7 8 (14.04%) RSpec
7 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
8 7 (12.28%) IntelliJ
8 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
9 6 (10.53%) Gatling
9 6 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (10.53%) Sublime Text
9 6 (10.53%) Subversion
9 6 (10.53%) Visual Studio
10 5 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (7.02%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (40.35%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Tester
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) QA Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Test Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Test Manager
5 7 (12.28%) QA Test Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Scala Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Software Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) CSS
1 15 (26.32%) HTML
1 15 (26.32%) JSON
2 13 (22.81%) AngularJS
3 12 (21.05%) CSS3
3 12 (21.05%) Gherkin
3 12 (21.05%) HTML5
4 11 (19.30%) Node.js
4 11 (19.30%) REST
5 10 (17.54%) RESTful
6 8 (14.04%) Ajax
6 8 (14.04%) Play Framework
6 8 (14.04%) Spring
7 7 (12.28%) jQuery
8 6 (10.53%) Servlets
9 5 (8.77%) .NET
9 5 (8.77%) Django
9 5 (8.77%) Guice
9 5 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (8.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.51%) User Experience
2 1 (1.75%) iPad
2 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (87.72%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (38.60%) Scrum
4 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 18 (31.58%) Open Source
6 16 (28.07%) TDD
7 14 (24.56%) Manual Testing
7 14 (24.56%) User Stories
8 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Waterfall
9 9 (15.79%) Automation Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.28%) Analytics
10 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
10 7 (12.28%) DevOps
10 7 (12.28%) Kanban
10 7 (12.28%) MVC
10 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (47.37%) Java
2 20 (35.09%) Scala
3 16 (28.07%) Ruby
4 15 (26.32%) Python
5 13 (22.81%) C#
5 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.79%) Groovy
7 6 (10.53%) Haskell
7 6 (10.53%) Perl
8 2 (3.51%) SQL
9 1 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) R
9 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISEB
1 5 (8.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (35.09%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) WCAG
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) Grafana
2 6 (10.53%) Kibana
3 3 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (1.75%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Google
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.75%) Dell
3 1 (1.75%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.75%) HP
3 1 (1.75%) Informatica
3 1 (1.75%) Pega
3 1 (1.75%) Splunk