Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 20 July 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 32 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 32 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 4.77% 3.59% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 4.28% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 11
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £345 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -27.37% +26.67%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £363
90th Percentile £484 £485 £519
East of England median daily rate £422 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £32.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 602 561 686
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.72% 83.98% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 388 484
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +4.58%
10th Percentile £300 £284 £250
90th Percentile £575 £606 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 31
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £46.07 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.93% +41.75% +24.81%
10th Percentile £13.38 £15.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.55 £50.78 £45.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +35.56% -2.17% -16.36%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Bedfordshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 13 £400 -16.67%
Bedford -1 8 £413 +50.00% 1
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) QA
2 19 (59.38%) Android
2 19 (59.38%) Cucumber
2 19 (59.38%) Apple iOS
3 18 (56.25%) Mobile App
4 17 (53.13%) JIRA
5 14 (43.75%) Selenium
5 14 (43.75%) SQL
5 14 (43.75%) API Testing
6 13 (40.63%) Java
6 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
6 13 (40.63%) Ruby
7 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 11 (34.38%) Python
8 11 (34.38%) Calabash
9 9 (28.13%) SDET
9 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
10 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (25.00%) Appium
10 8 (25.00%) Capybara
10 8 (25.00%) TDD
10 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (21.88%) Xamarin
11 7 (21.88%) BDD
12 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
12 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
12 6 (18.75%) C#
13 5 (15.63%) Scrum
13 5 (15.63%) SOAP

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Cucumber
2 17 (53.13%) JIRA
3 14 (43.75%) Selenium
4 11 (34.38%) Calabash
5 9 (28.13%) SoapUI
6 8 (25.00%) Appium
6 8 (25.00%) Capybara
7 6 (18.75%) WebDriver
8 5 (15.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
8 5 (15.63%) SpecFlow
9 4 (12.50%) Bitbucket
9 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
9 4 (12.50%) Protractor
9 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
10 3 (9.38%) Jasmine
10 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (6.25%) JUnit
11 2 (6.25%) TestNG
12 1 (3.13%) Ant
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
1 4 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Test Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Tester
4 6 (18.75%) Automation Tester
5 5 (15.63%) Android Developer
5 5 (15.63%) iOS Android Developer
5 5 (15.63%) iOS Developer
5 5 (15.63%) Xamarin Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Mobile Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (12.50%) QA Tester
6 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Web Applications Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Web Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) REST
1 5 (15.63%) SOAP
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 4 (12.50%) Xamarin.iOS
3 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.25%) .NET
4 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 2 (6.25%) Node.js
5 1 (3.13%) Behat
5 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.63%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Android
1 19 (59.38%) Apple iOS
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) API Testing
3 9 (28.13%) SDET
4 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) TDD
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
6 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Android Development
7 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
7 5 (15.63%) iOS Development
7 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) ATDD
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Feature Driven Development
8 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 4 (12.50%) QA Automation
9 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Java
2 13 (40.63%) Ruby
3 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 11 (34.38%) Python
5 6 (18.75%) C#
6 4 (12.50%) Apple Swift
7 2 (6.25%) Perl
8 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (59.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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