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 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 99 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 43 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.42% 0.67% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.88% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 13 0
Median daily rate £450 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
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
2471 1823 1805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.88% 76.21% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 1147 980
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 125
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.10 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +2 10 £490 +63.33% 3
Shropshire -24 9 £475 -
Warwickshire - 8 £325 - 3
Solihull - 4 £485 -
Coventry -3 3 £425 +41.66% 1
Staffordshire -4 3 £325 +10.16%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (45.16%) Jenkins
4 25 (40.32%) Java
5 23 (37.10%) Selenium
6 22 (35.48%) Git (software)
7 17 (27.42%) TDD
8 14 (22.58%) CSS
9 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
9 13 (20.97%) User Stories
9 13 (20.97%) DevOps
10 12 (19.35%) .NET
10 12 (19.35%) JIRA
11 11 (17.74%) C#
11 11 (17.74%) Oracle
11 11 (17.74%) Web Services
11 11 (17.74%) Windows
11 11 (17.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
12 10 (16.13%) Defect Tracking
12 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database
12 10 (16.13%) OOP
12 10 (16.13%) OO
12 10 (16.13%) MVC
12 10 (16.13%) ETL
13 9 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
13 9 (14.52%) ClearQuest
13 9 (14.52%) PVCS
13 9 (14.52%) HTML

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 (12.90%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (6.45%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) nginx
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) Apache
5 1 (1.61%) Jetty
5 1 (1.61%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (9.68%) GitHub
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
1 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) DHCP
2 1 (1.61%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) FTP
2 1 (1.61%) IPsec
2 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 9 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (11.29%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 23 (37.10%) Selenium
3 22 (35.48%) Git (software)
4 12 (19.35%) JIRA
5 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
6 9 (14.52%) ClearQuest
6 9 (14.52%) PVCS
7 8 (12.90%) Appium
8 7 (11.29%) Maven
8 7 (11.29%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (11.29%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (11.29%) TeamCity
9 6 (9.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (9.68%) Grunt
10 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
10 5 (8.06%) Spock
10 5 (8.06%) TestNG
11 4 (6.45%) Jasmine
12 3 (4.84%) GoCD
12 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.29%) Games
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Tester
3 10 (16.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (14.52%) Automation Tester
5 8 (12.90%) Web Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Lead Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 6 (9.68%) Selenium Tester
8 5 (8.06%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (6.45%) Scrum Master
9 4 (6.45%) UI Developer
10 3 (4.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Java Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) CSS
2 12 (19.35%) .NET
3 11 (17.74%) Web Services
4 9 (14.52%) HTML
4 9 (14.52%) HTML5
4 9 (14.52%) jQuery
5 8 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 8 (12.90%) Apache CXF
6 6 (9.68%) Node.js
7 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.06%) CSS3
7 5 (8.06%) RESTful
7 5 (8.06%) Sass
7 5 (8.06%) Semantic HTML
8 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
9 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.84%) Entity Framework
9 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.84%) User Experience
3 2 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) AIX
3 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (27.42%) TDD
4 13 (20.97%) DevOps
4 13 (20.97%) User Stories
5 11 (17.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (16.13%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (16.13%) ETL
6 10 (16.13%) MVC
6 10 (16.13%) OO
6 10 (16.13%) OOP
7 9 (14.52%) Workflow
8 8 (12.90%) Open Source
8 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.90%) UML
8 8 (12.90%) Web Development
9 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
9 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
10 6 (9.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
3 11 (17.74%) C#
4 8 (12.90%) Ruby
5 7 (11.29%) C
5 7 (11.29%) Scala
6 6 (9.68%) Groovy
6 6 (9.68%) Python
6 6 (9.68%) R
7 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
7 5 (8.06%) SQL
8 2 (3.23%) VBA
9 1 (1.61%) Haskell
9 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Sun Certification
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
3 3 (4.84%) Terraform
4 1 (1.61%) Ansible
4 1 (1.61%) Grafana
4 1 (1.61%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Pega
3 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.23%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.23%) Mercator
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) webMethods