The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation 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
Automation Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 86 80 86
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 14 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.94% 0.92% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.15% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 2
Median daily rate £400 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £240 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +0.77% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the East Midlands

Automation 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 Automation Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in the East Midlands

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Testing in the East Midlands

Automation 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 Automation 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 +6 6 £400 +31.14% 3
Northamptonshire - 4 £431 -
Leicestershire -8 3 £305 +22.00% 4
Derbyshire -10 1 - - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (40.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (32.00%) Docker
4 7 (28.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (28.00%) CSS
4 7 (28.00%) jQuery
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (20.00%) Retail
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.00%) GitHub
7 4 (16.00%) Bitbucket
7 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
7 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (16.00%) OpenShift
7 4 (16.00%) Puppet
7 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
7 4 (16.00%) Splunk
7 4 (16.00%) OpenStack
7 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (16.00%) Heroku
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Graphite
7 4 (16.00%) Datadog
7 4 (16.00%) Marionette.js

Automation 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 4 (16.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (12.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.00%) Datadog
1 4 (16.00%) GitHub
1 4 (16.00%) Heroku
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (16.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Selenium
2 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (16.00%) git-flow
4 4 (16.00%) SoapUI
4 4 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (8.00%) JUnit
6 2 (8.00%) TestNG
7 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.00%) JBehave
7 1 (4.00%) JIRA
7 1 (4.00%) Robot Framework
7 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Billing
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
1 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Lead DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 3 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) CSS
1 7 (28.00%) jQuery
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (16.00%) Marionette.js
2 4 (16.00%) React
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (12.00%) CSS3
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
3 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps
3 4 (16.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) API Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
4 3 (12.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (12.00%) MVC
4 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
1 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) Ruby
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Ansible
1 4 (16.00%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (16.00%) Graphite
1 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.00%) Packer
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Apigee
1 4 (16.00%) Software AG
1 4 (16.00%) Splunk
1 4 (16.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.00%) Pega
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat