The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
Bedfordshire > Bedford
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford - 6.45% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Bedford median daily rate - £263 -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £328 £308 £494
% change year-on-year +6.50% -37.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 33 24 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 84.62% 77.42% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 102 169
Bedford median daily rate £390 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% +16.66%  
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £478 £488 £450
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 21
Bedford median hourly rate £14.50 - £40.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
% change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bedford

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 5 (100.00%) Calabash
2 4 (80.00%) Appium
2 4 (80.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (80.00%) SDET
2 4 (80.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Android
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (60.00%) Capybara
4 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Calabash
1 5 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Appium
3 3 (60.00%) Capybara
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Applications Engineer
1 5 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
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