The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Woking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 13 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 4.60% 6.00% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.80% 7.14% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.47% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%
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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 Woking region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Woking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
69 84 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Woking 79.31% 84.00% 69.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 34
Average daily rate £375 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £268 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +92.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Woking region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Woking

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Woking

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the Woking region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in Woking

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the Woking region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Woking

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
2 6 (85.71%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
2 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (85.71%) C#
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) WPF
3 5 (71.43%) SpecFlow
3 5 (71.43%) Office 365
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Publishing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Woking by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Woking region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Visual Studio
1 6 (85.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (71.43%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) REST
2 6 (85.71%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SOAP
3 5 (71.43%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Scrum
2 6 (85.71%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA