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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 106 102
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 26 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.70% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.87% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 1
Median daily rate £405 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.64% -11.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +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
1863 1960 1540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.04% 80.76% 72.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 1071 923
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £11.67 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 £450 - 1
Birmingham +4 8 £363 -1.36% 6
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 49 (81.67%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (56.67%) Selenium
3 31 (51.67%) Jenkins
4 28 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 28 (46.67%) Java
5 24 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 23 (38.33%) Scrum
7 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (35.00%) JIRA
7 21 (35.00%) Git (software)
8 20 (33.33%) QA
9 19 (31.67%) Open Source
10 18 (30.00%) Scala
11 17 (28.33%) JUnit
12 15 (25.00%) TDD
12 15 (25.00%) Confluence
13 13 (21.67%) Manual Testing
13 13 (21.67%) Functional Testing
13 13 (21.67%) AngularJS
13 13 (21.67%) User Stories
13 13 (21.67%) CSS
13 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
13 13 (21.67%) HTML
14 12 (20.00%) Linux
14 12 (20.00%) Ruby
14 12 (20.00%) JSON
14 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
14 12 (20.00%) RESTful
15 11 (18.33%) HTML5
15 11 (18.33%) Node.js

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 15 (25.00%) Confluence
2 5 (8.33%) Documentum
2 5 (8.33%) nginx
2 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) HipChat
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) GitHub
2 5 (8.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.67%) Boomi
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) HTTP
2 5 (8.33%) SSL
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.67%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Riak
Development Applications
1 34 (56.67%) Selenium
2 31 (51.67%) Jenkins
3 28 (46.67%) Cucumber
4 21 (35.00%) Git (software)
4 21 (35.00%) JIRA
5 17 (28.33%) JUnit
6 10 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 9 (15.00%) Ant
7 9 (15.00%) WebDriver
8 8 (13.33%) Grunt
8 8 (13.33%) RSpec
9 7 (11.67%) gulp
9 7 (11.67%) Travis CI
10 6 (10.00%) IntelliJ
10 6 (10.00%) SonarQube
10 6 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (10.00%) Visual Studio
11 5 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (8.33%) Sublime Text
11 5 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.00%) Games
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 16 (26.67%) Tester
3 9 (15.00%) Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) QA Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 7 (11.67%) QA Test Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 6 (10.00%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.33%) Scala Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Agile Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (5.00%) Software Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) AngularJS
1 13 (21.67%) CSS
1 13 (21.67%) HTML
2 12 (20.00%) JSON
2 12 (20.00%) RESTful
3 11 (18.33%) CSS3
3 11 (18.33%) HTML5
3 11 (18.33%) Node.js
4 10 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 10 (16.67%) Spring
5 9 (15.00%) REST
6 7 (11.67%) jQuery
6 7 (11.67%) Play Framework
7 6 (10.00%) Ajax
8 5 (8.33%) J2EE
8 5 (8.33%) Servlets
9 4 (6.67%) .NET
9 4 (6.67%) Django
9 4 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.67%) CMDB
2 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.67%) iPad
2 1 (1.67%) IVR
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) Online Gambling
2 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Linux
2 6 (10.00%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (81.67%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (38.33%) Scrum
4 21 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (31.67%) Open Source
6 15 (25.00%) TDD
7 13 (21.67%) Functional Testing
7 13 (21.67%) Manual Testing
7 13 (21.67%) User Stories
8 12 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 10 (16.67%) Kanban
10 9 (15.00%) Automation Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Software Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 8 (13.33%) BDD
12 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (11.67%) DevOps
13 6 (10.00%) Analytics
13 6 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
13 6 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) Java
2 18 (30.00%) Scala
3 13 (21.67%) JavaScript
4 12 (20.00%) Ruby
5 11 (18.33%) C#
5 11 (18.33%) Python
6 8 (13.33%) Groovy
7 5 (8.33%) Haskell
7 5 (8.33%) Perl
8 2 (3.33%) PHP
8 2 (3.33%) SQL
9 1 (1.67%) R
9 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) ISEB
1 6 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Puppet
2 6 (10.00%) Grafana
3 5 (8.33%) Kibana
4 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Google
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.67%) Avaya
3 1 (1.67%) Dell
3 1 (1.67%) Genesys
3 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.67%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Informatica
3 1 (1.67%) KANA
3 1 (1.67%) Pega
3 1 (1.67%) Splunk