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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 110 118 121
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.16% 0.078%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.21% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 1
Median daily rate £381 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -18.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
2634 1949 1914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.27% 78.15% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1565 1138 1002
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 113
Median hourly rate £20.50 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 18 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 8 £310 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (48.72%) Java
3 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
4 32 (41.03%) Selenium
5 31 (39.74%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (30.77%) JIRA
7 23 (29.49%) TDD
8 22 (28.21%) Git (software)
9 19 (24.36%) User Stories
10 17 (21.79%) CSS
11 16 (20.51%) WebDriver
11 16 (20.51%) Cucumber
11 16 (20.51%) Test Scripting
12 15 (19.23%) Scala
12 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
13 13 (16.67%) OOP
13 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
13 13 (16.67%) Open Source
13 13 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
14 12 (15.38%) HTML5
14 12 (15.38%) Scrum
14 12 (15.38%) Web Services
14 12 (15.38%) HTML
15 11 (14.10%) C#
15 11 (14.10%) Oracle
15 11 (14.10%) MVC
15 11 (14.10%) Games
15 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
16 10 (12.82%) RESTful
16 10 (12.82%) Oracle Database

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 8 (10.26%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (8.97%) Confluence
3 3 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (2.56%) Documentum
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.28%) nginx
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.28%) GitHub
3 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.28%) Firewall
2 1 (1.28%) LDAP
2 1 (1.28%) SSL
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.97%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.85%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.28%) Riak
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
2 32 (41.03%) Selenium
3 24 (30.77%) JIRA
4 22 (28.21%) Git (software)
5 16 (20.51%) Cucumber
5 16 (20.51%) WebDriver
6 10 (12.82%) JUnit
7 9 (11.54%) ClearQuest
7 9 (11.54%) PVCS
8 8 (10.26%) Grunt
9 7 (8.97%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (8.97%) Spock
9 7 (8.97%) TeamCity
9 7 (8.97%) TestNG
10 6 (7.69%) Maven
10 6 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (6.41%) Appium
11 5 (6.41%) RSpec
11 5 (6.41%) SoapUI
11 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.10%) Games
2 3 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (47.44%) Developer
2 23 (29.49%) Tester
3 13 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 11 (14.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (14.10%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Web Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Software Tester
7 7 (8.97%) Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (8.97%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Lead Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 7 (8.97%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (5.13%) Scrum Master
9 4 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) CSS
2 12 (15.38%) HTML
2 12 (15.38%) HTML5
2 12 (15.38%) Web Services
3 10 (12.82%) RESTful
4 9 (11.54%) jQuery
5 8 (10.26%) Apache CXF
5 8 (10.26%) CSS3
6 7 (8.97%) JSON
6 7 (8.97%) Node.js
6 7 (8.97%) Spring
7 6 (7.69%) .NET
7 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.69%) Compass CSS Framework
7 6 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 6 (7.69%) Sass
7 6 (7.69%) Semantic HTML
8 5 (6.41%) REST
9 4 (5.13%) J2EE
9 4 (5.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) CMDB
1 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
1 4 (5.13%) User Experience
2 2 (2.56%) Cryptography
2 2 (2.56%) Online Gambling
3 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.28%) iPad
3 1 (1.28%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (29.49%) TDD
4 19 (24.36%) User Stories
5 16 (20.51%) Test Scripting
6 13 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
6 13 (16.67%) OOP
6 13 (16.67%) Open Source
6 13 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 12 (15.38%) Scrum
8 11 (14.10%) MVC
8 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
9 10 (12.82%) ETL
9 10 (12.82%) OO
9 10 (12.82%) Workflow
10 9 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (11.54%) DevOps
10 9 (11.54%) Manual Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Web Development
11 8 (10.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) Java
2 15 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 15 (19.23%) Scala
3 11 (14.10%) C#
4 9 (11.54%) Groovy
5 8 (10.26%) Ruby
6 7 (8.97%) C
6 7 (8.97%) R
7 5 (6.41%) SQL
8 4 (5.13%) PHP
8 4 (5.13%) Python
9 2 (2.56%) VBA
10 1 (1.28%) Haskell
10 1 (1.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Sun Certification
2 6 (7.69%) ISEB
2 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) WCAG
3 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.28%) Docker
1 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Puppet
2 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.56%) Grafana
4 1 (1.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.85%) Google
3 3 (3.85%) Pega
4 1 (1.28%) Avaya
4 1 (1.28%) Genesys
4 1 (1.28%) KANA
4 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.28%) Splunk
4 1 (1.28%) webMethods