The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 78 84 87
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 22 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.47% 0.68% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.84% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
Median daily rate £413 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +29.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £248 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £700 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £387 £350
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1200 1304 1251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.38% 80.35% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 800 709
Median daily rate £380 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.20% +95.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +11 10 £406 -41.96% 2
Northamptonshire +2 7 £425 - 4
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 20 (46.51%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 16 (37.21%) Web Services
4 15 (34.88%) C#
4 15 (34.88%) .NET
4 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
7 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 11 (25.58%) SQL
8 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
8 11 (25.58%) WCF
9 10 (23.26%) Manual Testing
9 10 (23.26%) MSTest
9 10 (23.26%) Entity Framework
10 9 (20.93%) Selenium
10 9 (20.93%) Java
11 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
11 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
12 7 (16.28%) Mainframe
12 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
12 7 (16.28%) DevOps
13 6 (13.95%) Power BI
13 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
13 6 (13.95%) Scrum
13 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (13.95%) Banking

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (11.63%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.63%) PaaS
3 4 (9.30%) Azure Machine Learning
4 3 (6.98%) Boomi
5 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
5 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (13.95%) Power BI
4 4 (9.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (9.30%) Big Data
4 4 (9.30%) HDInsight
5 3 (6.98%) DB2
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (23.26%) MSTest
3 9 (20.93%) Selenium
4 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.30%) HP UFT
5 4 (9.30%) JIRA
5 4 (9.30%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.65%) Gradle
7 2 (4.65%) JUnit
7 2 (4.65%) TestNG
7 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.33%) JMeter
8 1 (2.33%) NUnit
8 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
8 1 (2.33%) Subversion
8 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.33%) YouTrack
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Developer
2 11 (25.58%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Software Developer
5 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Architect
6 4 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) Web Services
2 15 (34.88%) .NET
3 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
3 11 (25.58%) WCF
4 10 (23.26%) Entity Framework
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.98%) JSON
7 2 (4.65%) HTML
7 2 (4.65%) HTML5
7 2 (4.65%) SOAP
8 1 (2.33%) boto
8 1 (2.33%) Serverless Framework
8 1 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Mainframe
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Manual Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
4 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.28%) DevOps
5 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 5 (11.63%) Test Management
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Machine Learning
8 4 (9.30%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (9.30%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (9.30%) TDD
9 3 (6.98%) API Testing
9 3 (6.98%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) C#
2 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.58%) SQL
4 9 (20.93%) Java
5 5 (11.63%) Scala
6 4 (9.30%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) COBOL
7 3 (6.98%) JCL
7 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.65%) C
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
8 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.33%) C++
9 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.33%) R
9 1 (2.33%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
1 5 (11.63%) HNC
1 5 (11.63%) HND
2 3 (6.98%) ISEB
2 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Dell
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Perforce
4 1 (2.33%) SOASTA, Inc