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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 103 109 95
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.18% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.26% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Average daily rate £313 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £350 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £35.63
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
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
2023 1544 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.37% 69.90% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 891 842
Average daily rate £408 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 99 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry - 6 £188 -
Staffordshire - 4 £319 -
Shropshire -17 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £400 - 4
Worcestershire - 2 £400 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) Selenium
3 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
4 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
4 7 (21.88%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Appium
6 5 (15.63%) QA
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) Validation
7 4 (12.50%) Java
7 4 (12.50%) MS Office
7 4 (12.50%) ISEB
7 4 (12.50%) JIRA
7 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 3 (9.38%) ISO26262
8 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (9.38%) Factor Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.38%) FlexRay
8 3 (9.38%) IEC 61508
8 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
8 3 (9.38%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Simulink
3 1 (3.13%) Stateflow
3 1 (3.13%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Selenium
2 7 (21.88%) WebDriver
3 6 (18.75%) Appium
4 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.50%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.13%) MSTest
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.38%) Automotive
1 3 (9.38%) Electronics
2 2 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Tester
2 7 (21.88%) Automation Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Ajax
1 2 (6.25%) Android SDK
1 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) iOS SDK
1 2 (6.25%) J2EE
1 2 (6.25%) jQuery
1 2 (6.25%) Spring
1 2 (6.25%) Spring MVC
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.38%) CAN bus
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Android
2 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.88%) TDD
3 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
4 6 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 4 (12.50%) SDLC
6 4 (12.50%) Validation
7 3 (9.38%) BDD
7 3 (9.38%) Change Management
7 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
7 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.38%) Factor Analysis
7 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) ISEB
1 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) IEC 61508
2 3 (9.38%) ISO26262
3 1 (3.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) IBM
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
1 3 (9.38%) Pega
2 2 (6.25%) Concur
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) hybris
2 2 (6.25%) PTC
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 11 days ago