Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 8.57% 10.53% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.54% 13.89% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Bedford median daily rate £400 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.22% +48.37%
10th Percentile £316 £259 £295
90th Percentile £425 £450 £417
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £341
% change year-on-year - +31.87% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £49.65 - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 52 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 74.29% 75.79% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 54
Bedford median daily rate £350 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +13.97% -9.33%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £213
90th Percentile £473 £458 £523
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Bedford median hourly rate £19.00 £10.30 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.47% -65.67% +140.00%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%

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

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bedford over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Calabash
3 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (50.00%) SDET
3 3 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
5 1 (16.67%) Capybara
5 1 (16.67%) Appium
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) SoapUI

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 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Calabash
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Appium
2 1 (16.67%) Capybara
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby Automation Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Web Applications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 3 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
1 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) SDET
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) SAP