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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 95 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 39 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.44% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 0.57% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 0
Median daily rate £453 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
2355 1924 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.74% 76.17% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1186 913
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 107
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £34.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 May 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
Birmingham +13 11 £488 +62.50% 3
Warwickshire +2 7 £363 - 2
Shropshire - 7 £488 -
Solihull - 4 £485 -
Coventry -1 3 £425 +41.66% 4
Staffordshire +2 2 £325 +14.03% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 40 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
2 26 (48.15%) Jenkins
3 24 (44.44%) Selenium
3 24 (44.44%) Java
4 22 (40.74%) Git (software)
5 13 (24.07%) JIRA
6 11 (20.37%) Windows
6 11 (20.37%) DevOps
7 10 (18.52%) Appium
7 10 (18.52%) Web Services
7 10 (18.52%) OO
7 10 (18.52%) C#
7 10 (18.52%) .NET
7 10 (18.52%) Oracle
7 10 (18.52%) ETL
7 10 (18.52%) TDD
8 9 (16.67%) Workflow
8 9 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (16.67%) ClearQuest
8 9 (16.67%) PVCS
8 9 (16.67%) OOP
8 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 9 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 9 (16.67%) User Stories
9 8 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (14.81%) Apache CXF
9 8 (14.81%) Open Source

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 (14.81%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) JBoss
3 2 (3.70%) nginx
3 2 (3.70%) Node.js
3 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Jetty
4 1 (1.85%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (11.11%) GitHub
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) DHCP
2 1 (1.85%) DNS
2 1 (1.85%) FTP
2 1 (1.85%) IPsec
2 1 (1.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.70%) MySQL
6 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (48.15%) Jenkins
2 24 (44.44%) Selenium
3 22 (40.74%) Git (software)
4 13 (24.07%) JIRA
5 10 (18.52%) Appium
6 9 (16.67%) ClearQuest
6 9 (16.67%) PVCS
6 9 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 7 (12.96%) Maven
7 7 (12.96%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
10 4 (7.41%) Grunt
10 4 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (7.41%) TeamCity
11 3 (5.56%) Spock
11 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (5.56%) TestNG
12 2 (3.70%) Ant
12 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Developer
2 15 (27.78%) Tester
3 10 (18.52%) Automation Tester
4 7 (12.96%) Lead Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
5 6 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) C# Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Java Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) UI Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) .NET
1 10 (18.52%) Web Services
2 8 (14.81%) Apache CXF
2 8 (14.81%) CSS
3 7 (12.96%) HTML
3 7 (12.96%) HTML5
3 7 (12.96%) jQuery
4 5 (9.26%) AngularJS
5 4 (7.41%) Gherkin
5 4 (7.41%) RESTful
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.56%) CSS3
6 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.56%) Sass
6 3 (5.56%) Semantic HTML
6 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.70%) J2EE
7 2 (3.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.37%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (1.85%) AIX
4 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (20.37%) DevOps
4 10 (18.52%) ETL
4 10 (18.52%) OO
4 10 (18.52%) TDD
5 9 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 9 (16.67%) OOP
5 9 (16.67%) User Stories
5 9 (16.67%) Workflow
6 8 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (14.81%) Open Source
6 8 (14.81%) UML
7 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
8 6 (11.11%) MVC
8 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
9 5 (9.26%) Data Architecture
9 5 (9.26%) Functional Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) Java
2 10 (18.52%) C#
3 7 (12.96%) C
3 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.11%) Python
4 6 (11.11%) R
4 6 (11.11%) SQL
5 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.26%) Ruby
5 5 (9.26%) Scala
6 4 (7.41%) Groovy
7 1 (1.85%) Haskell
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Sun Certification
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) ISEB
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.41%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) Terraform
4 1 (1.85%) Ansible
4 1 (1.85%) Grafana
4 1 (1.85%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Oracle
2 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.70%) Mercator
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Pega
5 1 (1.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.85%) webMethods
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