The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 7 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 105 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
Test Automation
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
1947 1765 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.64% 72.16% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 923 554
Average daily rate £375 £375 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £497 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 104 84
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the West Midlands region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +11 16 £375 +114.28% 4
Staffordshire - 2 £250 -
Warwickshire - 2 £306 -
Coventry +3 1 £300 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Scrum
3 16 (64.00%) Subversion
3 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (64.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (60.00%) BDD
4 15 (60.00%) Python
4 15 (60.00%) TDD
5 14 (56.00%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (56.00%) Linux
5 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
5 14 (56.00%) Selenium
6 13 (52.00%) Django
6 13 (52.00%) Flask
6 13 (52.00%) MVC
7 12 (48.00%) Debian
7 12 (48.00%) Ubuntu
7 12 (48.00%) SOA
7 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (48.00%) Microservices
7 12 (48.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 12 (48.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (48.00%) RESTful
8 11 (44.00%) Vagrant
8 11 (44.00%) .NET
9 10 (40.00%) TOGAF
10 9 (36.00%) SQL
11 6 (24.00%) C#
12 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (56.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Subversion
1 16 (64.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (56.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) JIRA
5 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
6 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Python Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Python Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automated Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) Django
1 13 (52.00%) Flask
2 12 (48.00%) RESTful
3 11 (44.00%) .NET
4 3 (12.00%) XML
4 3 (12.00%) JSON
5 2 (8.00%) Web Services
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) Spring
6 1 (4.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) Debian
2 12 (48.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (72.00%) Scrum
3 15 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (60.00%) BDD
3 15 (60.00%) TDD
4 14 (56.00%) Mentoring
5 13 (52.00%) MVC
6 12 (48.00%) SOA
6 12 (48.00%) Microservices
6 12 (48.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
7 10 (40.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
10 2 (8.00%) System Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Test Management
10 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) C
5 3 (12.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) MKS
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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