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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 94 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 36 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.32% 0.63% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.79% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 2
Median daily rate £385 £290 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.75% -23.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £224 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £378 £466
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 £44.00 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.56% -23.04%
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
2255 2032 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.45% 79.50% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1121 1003
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.29% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 - 16 £425 - 1
Birmingham +1 7 £379 +3.06% 5
Staffordshire -1 3 £350 +16.66%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £320 +42.22%
Worcestershire - 1 £600 -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 46 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) Selenium
3 27 (39.71%) Java
3 27 (39.71%) Jenkins
4 25 (36.76%) Test Scripting
5 23 (33.82%) JIRA
5 23 (33.82%) Cucumber
6 21 (30.88%) TDD
7 20 (29.41%) Scrum
8 18 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (25.00%) QA
9 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
10 16 (23.53%) CSS
11 15 (22.06%) JUnit
11 15 (22.06%) Open Source
12 14 (20.59%) Scala
12 14 (20.59%) Confluence
12 14 (20.59%) User Stories
13 13 (19.12%) Functional Testing
14 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
14 12 (17.65%) Node.js
15 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
15 11 (16.18%) RESTful
15 11 (16.18%) HTML
15 11 (16.18%) Games
15 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
16 10 (14.71%) JSON
16 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
16 10 (14.71%) Ruby

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 (20.59%) Confluence
2 5 (7.35%) Documentum
3 2 (2.94%) nginx
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.41%) GitHub
3 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) SSL
2 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) LDAP
3 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.47%) CouchDB
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Riak
Development Applications
1 31 (45.59%) Selenium
2 27 (39.71%) Jenkins
3 23 (33.82%) Cucumber
3 23 (33.82%) JIRA
4 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 15 (22.06%) JUnit
6 10 (14.71%) WebDriver
7 9 (13.24%) SoapUI
8 7 (10.29%) Grunt
8 7 (10.29%) RSpec
8 7 (10.29%) Travis CI
9 6 (8.82%) Ant
9 6 (8.82%) SonarQube
9 6 (8.82%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
10 5 (7.35%) Jasmine
10 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
11 4 (5.88%) Gradle
11 4 (5.88%) Maven
11 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (16.18%) Games
2 4 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Developer
2 20 (29.41%) Tester
3 10 (14.71%) Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.24%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.76%) Automation Tester
5 8 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (11.76%) Software Tester
6 7 (10.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (10.29%) Web Developer
7 6 (8.82%) QA Engineer
7 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 4 (5.88%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (4.41%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Scrum Master
10 3 (4.41%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) CSS
2 12 (17.65%) Node.js
3 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
3 11 (16.18%) HTML
3 11 (16.18%) RESTful
4 10 (14.71%) CSS3
4 10 (14.71%) HTML5
4 10 (14.71%) JSON
5 9 (13.24%) Spring
6 7 (10.29%) REST
7 6 (8.82%) Gherkin
7 6 (8.82%) jQuery
7 6 (8.82%) Play Framework
8 5 (7.35%) .NET
8 5 (7.35%) J2EE
9 4 (5.88%) Ajax
9 4 (5.88%) JAX-RS
9 4 (5.88%) RAML
9 4 (5.88%) Sass
9 4 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) User Experience
2 4 (5.88%) CMDB
3 2 (2.94%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) IVR
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Windows
3 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (67.65%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (36.76%) Test Scripting
3 21 (30.88%) TDD
4 20 (29.41%) Scrum
5 18 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (22.06%) Open Source
7 14 (20.59%) User Stories
8 13 (19.12%) Functional Testing
9 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
10 11 (16.18%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
12 8 (11.76%) Automation Testing
12 8 (11.76%) BDD
12 8 (11.76%) Kanban
12 8 (11.76%) MVC
12 8 (11.76%) Test Automation
13 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
13 7 (10.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) Java
2 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.59%) Scala
4 10 (14.71%) Ruby
5 7 (10.29%) C#
5 7 (10.29%) Groovy
6 6 (8.82%) Python
7 5 (7.35%) PHP
8 2 (2.94%) Haskell
8 2 (2.94%) Perl
8 2 (2.94%) SQL
9 1 (1.47%) R
9 1 (1.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) ISEB
1 9 (13.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Grafana
4 2 (2.94%) Kibana
5 1 (1.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Google
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.41%) Pega
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Avaya
4 1 (1.47%) Genesys
4 1 (1.47%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) KANA
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk