Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 44 79
Rank change year-on-year +9 +35 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 167 138 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.24% 4.25% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.29% 5.17% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 82 56
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £299
90th Percentile £475 £499 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 2654 2669 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.28% 82.15% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1696 1588
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 67 85
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +4.52%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £41.00 £40.15
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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
Nottinghamshire -7 63 £375 -6.25% 26
Leicestershire +26 41 £340 -1.45% 7
Northamptonshire +18 35 £400 - 7
Derbyshire -17 2 £335 -10.67% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 109 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (38.92%) Java
3 62 (37.13%) Selenium
4 51 (30.54%) JavaScript
4 51 (30.54%) Scrum
5 49 (29.34%) HTML
6 47 (28.14%) CSS
7 46 (27.54%) TDD
8 42 (25.15%) Git (software)
9 40 (23.95%) QA
10 39 (23.35%) Cucumber
10 39 (23.35%) Web Services
11 38 (22.75%) BDD
11 38 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (20.96%) Unit Testing
12 35 (20.96%) WebDriver
13 33 (19.76%) React
14 32 (19.16%) Jenkins
15 30 (17.96%) HTML5
16 29 (17.37%) CSS3
17 28 (16.77%) C#
17 28 (16.77%) Retail
18 26 (15.57%) Finance
19 24 (14.37%) .NET
19 24 (14.37%) Front End Development
20 23 (13.77%) Protractor
20 23 (13.77%) SQL
21 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
21 22 (13.17%) JIRA
21 22 (13.17%) AngularJS

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 14 (8.38%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (8.38%) npm
3 10 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.40%) GitHub
5 3 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.20%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (1.20%) Route 53
7 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.80%) HTTP
2 2 (1.20%) SSL
2 2 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.99%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.39%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.59%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.20%) Big Data
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.60%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (37.13%) Selenium
2 42 (25.15%) Git (software)
3 39 (23.35%) Cucumber
4 35 (20.96%) WebDriver
5 32 (19.16%) Jenkins
6 23 (13.77%) Protractor
7 22 (13.17%) JIRA
8 20 (11.98%) JUnit
9 18 (10.78%) gulp
10 16 (9.58%) Grunt
11 13 (7.78%) Jasmine
11 13 (7.78%) TeamCity
12 11 (6.59%) SonarQube
13 10 (5.99%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (5.39%) webpack
15 8 (4.79%) Gradle
15 8 (4.79%) SpecFlow
16 7 (4.19%) Bower
16 7 (4.19%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (4.19%) Toad
General
1 28 (16.77%) Retail
2 26 (15.57%) Finance
3 11 (6.59%) Banking
4 6 (3.59%) Games
5 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (37.13%) Developer
2 21 (12.57%) Analyst
2 21 (12.57%) Test Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Automation Test Analyst
4 17 (10.18%) C# Developer
5 15 (8.98%) .NET Developer
5 15 (8.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (8.98%) Test Leader
6 14 (8.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (8.38%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (8.38%) Test Engineer
6 14 (8.38%) Tester
7 13 (7.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (7.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (7.78%) UI Developer
8 12 (7.19%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.59%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.34%) HTML
2 47 (28.14%) CSS
3 39 (23.35%) Web Services
4 33 (19.76%) React
5 30 (17.96%) HTML5
6 29 (17.37%) CSS3
7 24 (14.37%) .NET
8 22 (13.17%) AngularJS
9 18 (10.78%) jQuery
10 16 (9.58%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (8.98%) .NET Core
12 14 (8.38%) ASP.NET
12 14 (8.38%) Node.js
12 14 (8.38%) Sass
13 13 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 13 (7.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (6.59%) Angular 2
14 11 (6.59%) JSON
14 11 (6.59%) Spring
15 10 (5.99%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.58%) User Experience
2 15 (8.98%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.20%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.20%) IVR
5 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.19%) Windows
2 6 (3.59%) Linux
3 5 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.80%) Android
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.54%) Scrum
3 46 (27.54%) TDD
4 38 (22.75%) BDD
4 38 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (20.96%) Unit Testing
6 24 (14.37%) Front End Development
7 21 (12.57%) OO
8 16 (9.58%) DevOps
8 16 (9.58%) MVC
8 16 (9.58%) SDLC
8 16 (9.58%) Test Strategy
8 16 (9.58%) User Stories
9 15 (8.98%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (8.98%) Kanban
10 13 (7.78%) Defect Management
10 13 (7.78%) OOP
10 13 (7.78%) Software Testing
10 13 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (6.59%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 65 (38.92%) Java
2 51 (30.54%) JavaScript
3 28 (16.77%) C#
4 23 (13.77%) SQL
5 17 (10.18%) TypeScript
6 14 (8.38%) ES6
7 4 (2.40%) PHP
8 3 (1.80%) Ruby
9 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.20%) Python
10 1 (0.60%) C++
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
10 1 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (8.98%) ISTQB
2 11 (6.59%) ISEB
3 8 (4.79%) Degree
4 6 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (23.95%) QA
System Software
1 20 (11.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (2.99%) Ansible
1 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.80%) Puppet
2 3 (1.80%) Terraform
3 2 (1.20%) collectd
3 2 (1.20%) Kibana
3 2 (1.20%) logstash
3 2 (1.20%) Salt
3 2 (1.20%) StatsD
4 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (8.98%) Perforce
2 9 (5.39%) Oracle
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.40%) Capita
5 3 (1.80%) SAP
5 3 (1.80%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.20%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.20%) Google
6 2 (1.20%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.20%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.20%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.60%) HP
7 1 (0.60%) New Relic
7 1 (0.60%) Talend