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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 104 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.52% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.74% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
Test Automation
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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
1449 1480 1247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.94% 67.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 794 615
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 79 108
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
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 28 January 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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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 - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
1 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
1 7 (58.33%) System Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (33.33%) ETL
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) TDD
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) Selenium
7 1 (8.33%) WCF
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (8.33%) JBehave
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
1 7 (58.33%) System Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) ETL
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
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