Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 17 July 2018 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 41 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 172 156 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.87% 4.96% 3.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.09% 5.96% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 95 73
East Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £316 £298 £252
90th Percentile £495 £478 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £47.50 - £43.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.93% +12.00%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,426 2,619 2,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.86% 83.25% 82.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,476 1,618 1,651
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 81 65
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.55 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +8.52% -11.08%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.38 £11.04
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.15
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
Northamptonshire +29 64 £390 +15.56% 9
Nottinghamshire -15 55 £431 +15.00% 22
Leicestershire -4 28 £350 - 11
Derbyshire +13 7 £278 -34.71% 4
Lincolnshire - 6 - - 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 92 (53.49%) Java
2 87 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (44.19%) TDD
4 62 (36.05%) Git (software)
5 60 (34.88%) JavaScript
6 57 (33.14%) Selenium
7 45 (26.16%) Cucumber
8 42 (24.42%) JSON
9 40 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (23.26%) Jenkins
10 38 (22.09%) Unit Testing
10 38 (22.09%) HTML
11 36 (20.93%) Web Services
12 35 (20.35%) CSS
13 34 (19.77%) C#
14 32 (18.60%) BDD
15 31 (18.02%) HTML5
16 30 (17.44%) JIRA
16 30 (17.44%) Scrum
17 29 (16.86%) jQuery
18 28 (16.28%) CSS3
19 26 (15.12%) OO
19 26 (15.12%) QA
19 26 (15.12%) Node.js
19 26 (15.12%) SonarQube
19 26 (15.12%) Front End Development
20 25 (14.53%) React
20 25 (14.53%) Finance
21 22 (12.79%) SQL
21 22 (12.79%) Spring

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 13 (7.56%) Confluence
2 7 (4.07%) JBoss
3 5 (2.91%) CMS
3 5 (2.91%) Mule
3 5 (2.91%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.33%) IIS
5 3 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.16%) Apache
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.56%) npm
3 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.91%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.16%) GitHub
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.58%) Serverless
7 1 (0.58%) Tricentis Tosca
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.58%) DSL
1 1 (0.58%) Internet
1 1 (0.58%) RS-232
1 1 (0.58%) Skype
1 1 (0.58%) SMS
1 1 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.81%) NoSQL
1 10 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.07%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.58%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (36.05%) Git (software)
2 57 (33.14%) Selenium
3 45 (26.16%) Cucumber
4 40 (23.26%) Jenkins
5 30 (17.44%) JIRA
6 26 (15.12%) SonarQube
7 17 (9.88%) gulp
7 17 (9.88%) JUnit
8 16 (9.30%) Gradle
8 16 (9.30%) Subversion
9 14 (8.14%) Grunt
9 14 (8.14%) SoapUI
10 13 (7.56%) Maven
11 11 (6.40%) WebDriver
12 8 (4.65%) Bitbucket
12 8 (4.65%) SpecFlow
13 7 (4.07%) Eclipse
14 6 (3.49%) IntelliJ
14 6 (3.49%) JProfiler
15 5 (2.91%) QUnit
General
1 25 (14.53%) Finance
2 17 (9.88%) Retail
3 15 (8.72%) Banking
4 2 (1.16%) Automotive
4 2 (1.16%) Games
4 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (50.58%) Developer
2 27 (15.70%) Tester
3 24 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 20 (11.63%) Automation Tester
5 19 (11.05%) Analyst
6 18 (10.47%) Test Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) Developer in Test
7 13 (7.56%) UI Developer
8 12 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
9 10 (5.81%) .NET Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 10 (5.81%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (5.23%) Android Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.07%) QA Tester
13 6 (3.49%) Architect
13 6 (3.49%) C# Developer
13 6 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 6 (3.49%) Senior Developer
13 6 (3.49%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (24.42%) JSON
2 38 (22.09%) HTML
3 36 (20.93%) Web Services
4 35 (20.35%) CSS
5 31 (18.02%) HTML5
6 29 (16.86%) jQuery
7 28 (16.28%) CSS3
8 26 (15.12%) Node.js
9 25 (14.53%) React
10 22 (12.79%) Ajax
10 22 (12.79%) AngularJS
10 22 (12.79%) Spring
11 19 (11.05%) .NET
12 18 (10.47%) Hibernate
13 16 (9.30%) XML
14 14 (8.14%) Java EE
14 14 (8.14%) SOAP
15 11 (6.40%) REST
16 10 (5.81%) J2EE
17 9 (5.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.33%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.33%) User Experience
6 2 (1.16%) FMCG
6 2 (1.16%) IVR
6 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) AS400
7 1 (0.58%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.58%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.58%) Social Media
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.05%) Linux
2 18 (10.47%) Windows
3 13 (7.56%) Android
4 8 (4.65%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.33%) Unix
6 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (50.58%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (44.19%) TDD
3 40 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (22.09%) Unit Testing
5 32 (18.60%) BDD
6 30 (17.44%) Scrum
7 26 (15.12%) Front End Development
7 26 (15.12%) OO
8 18 (10.47%) DevOps
9 16 (9.30%) Test Strategy
10 15 (8.72%) E-Commerce
11 13 (7.56%) Performance Optimisation
11 13 (7.56%) SDLC
12 12 (6.98%) Kanban
12 12 (6.98%) OOP
13 11 (6.40%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.40%) SDET
13 11 (6.40%) Software Engineering
13 11 (6.40%) Waterfall
14 10 (5.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 92 (53.49%) Java
2 60 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 34 (19.77%) C#
4 22 (12.79%) SQL
5 10 (5.81%) Python
6 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.49%) C++
7 6 (3.49%) Scala
8 4 (2.33%) C
9 3 (1.74%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.74%) Java 8
9 3 (1.74%) PHP
9 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.74%) Ruby
10 2 (1.16%) Groovy
10 2 (1.16%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.16%) VBScript
11 1 (0.58%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.58%) VB
11 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.81%) Degree
3 9 (5.23%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (2.91%) ISEB
5 3 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) HND
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.12%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) GDPR
2 1 (0.58%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (9.30%) Docker
2 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.49%) Ansible
3 4 (2.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.74%) logstash
4 3 (1.74%) Puppet
4 3 (1.74%) Terraform
5 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.58%) Kibana
6 1 (0.58%) OpenView
6 1 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (11.63%) Perforce
2 9 (5.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.23%) Oracle
3 5 (2.91%) Google
4 4 (2.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.33%) Twitter
5 3 (1.74%) HP
5 3 (1.74%) Splunk
5 3 (1.74%) Zend
6 2 (1.16%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.16%) Micro Focus
6 2 (1.16%) VMware
7 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.58%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.58%) SAP