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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 80 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.31% 2.77% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 3.38% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 30 34
Median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  

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 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 1282 1243 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.07% 81.94% 77.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 773 767
Median daily rate £410 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 41 £375 +8.69% 14
Leicestershire +12 25 £425 +30.76% 6
Northamptonshire -11 3 £338 +3.84% 4
Derbyshire - 2 £350 - 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 91 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (39.16%) JavaScript
3 62 (37.35%) HTML
3 62 (37.35%) CSS
4 48 (28.92%) Selenium
5 44 (26.51%) AngularJS
6 42 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (22.29%) CSS3
8 36 (21.69%) Front End Development
9 35 (21.08%) Git (software)
10 34 (20.48%) Java
11 32 (19.28%) HTML5
12 31 (18.67%) TDD
13 30 (18.07%) Scrum
14 28 (16.87%) WebDriver
14 28 (16.87%) QA
15 27 (16.27%) Jenkins
16 25 (15.06%) React
16 25 (15.06%) Cucumber
17 24 (14.46%) C#
17 24 (14.46%) SQL
18 23 (13.86%) Finance
18 23 (13.86%) jQuery
18 23 (13.86%) JIRA
18 23 (13.86%) Functional Testing
18 23 (13.86%) Jasmine
19 22 (13.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 22 (13.25%) Unit Testing
19 22 (13.25%) Web Services
20 21 (12.65%) Ember.js

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 7 (4.22%) CMS
2 2 (1.20%) Confluence
2 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.20%) IaaS
4 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 2 (1.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.60%) Boomi
5 1 (0.60%) Datadog
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) Heroku
5 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.60%) Route 53
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.20%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.60%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) SSL
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.42%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.22%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (1.81%) DB2
5 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.60%) GIS
7 1 (0.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (28.92%) Selenium
2 35 (21.08%) Git (software)
3 28 (16.87%) WebDriver
4 27 (16.27%) Jenkins
5 25 (15.06%) Cucumber
6 23 (13.86%) Jasmine
6 23 (13.86%) JIRA
7 21 (12.65%) gulp
8 19 (11.45%) Grunt
9 14 (8.43%) Bower
9 14 (8.43%) Karma Test Runner
10 13 (7.83%) Protractor
10 13 (7.83%) webpack
11 11 (6.63%) JUnit
12 10 (6.02%) Gradle
12 10 (6.02%) SoapUI
13 8 (4.82%) Eclipse
13 8 (4.82%) IntelliJ
13 8 (4.82%) JProfiler
14 7 (4.22%) NUnit
General
1 23 (13.86%) Finance
2 12 (7.23%) Retail
3 11 (6.63%) Banking
4 5 (3.01%) Games
5 2 (1.20%) Billing
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (45.18%) Developer
2 24 (14.46%) Analyst
3 23 (13.86%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (12.05%) Test Analyst
5 19 (11.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 15 (9.04%) Tester
7 14 (8.43%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.83%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.63%) Architect
9 11 (6.63%) C# Developer
10 10 (6.02%) .NET Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Angular Developer
11 9 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 8 (4.82%) Automation Tester
12 8 (4.82%) User Experience Architect
13 7 (4.22%) ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.22%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (4.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 7 (4.22%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (37.35%) CSS
1 62 (37.35%) HTML
2 44 (26.51%) AngularJS
3 37 (22.29%) CSS3
4 32 (19.28%) HTML5
5 25 (15.06%) React
6 23 (13.86%) jQuery
7 22 (13.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (13.25%) Web Services
8 21 (12.65%) Ember.js
9 20 (12.05%) Sass
10 19 (11.45%) .NET
11 18 (10.84%) RESTful
12 16 (9.64%) SOAP
13 14 (8.43%) Angular 2
14 12 (7.23%) JSON
15 11 (6.63%) Hibernate
15 11 (6.63%) JPA
15 11 (6.63%) LESS
15 11 (6.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.84%) User Experience
2 5 (3.01%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.41%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.20%) IVR
5 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.20%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.22%) Linux
2 6 (3.61%) Windows
3 5 (3.01%) Android
3 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.81%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.30%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (21.69%) Front End Development
4 31 (18.67%) TDD
5 30 (18.07%) Scrum
6 23 (13.86%) Functional Testing
7 22 (13.25%) Unit Testing
8 19 (11.45%) BDD
8 19 (11.45%) Manual Testing
9 16 (9.64%) DevOps
9 16 (9.64%) Web Development
10 15 (9.04%) Analytics
11 14 (8.43%) Software Engineering
11 14 (8.43%) Software Testing
11 14 (8.43%) User Stories
12 13 (7.83%) MVC
12 13 (7.83%) OO
13 12 (7.23%) Non-Functional Testing
14 11 (6.63%) Test Scripting
15 10 (6.02%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 65 (39.16%) JavaScript
2 34 (20.48%) Java
3 24 (14.46%) C#
3 24 (14.46%) SQL
4 13 (7.83%) TypeScript
5 11 (6.63%) ES6
6 9 (5.42%) PHP
7 8 (4.82%) Python
8 7 (4.22%) C++
9 6 (3.61%) Ruby
10 3 (1.81%) COBOL
10 3 (1.81%) JCL
10 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) C
11 2 (1.20%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.20%) Groovy
11 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.20%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.02%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.41%) Degree
2 4 (2.41%) ISEB
2 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.60%) HNC
5 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.87%) QA
2 7 (4.22%) WAI
3 3 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (6.02%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (6.63%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.01%) Ansible
2 5 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) collectd
3 1 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.60%) Graphite
3 1 (0.60%) Kibana
3 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.60%) logstash
3 1 (0.60%) Packer
3 1 (0.60%) Salt
3 1 (0.60%) StatsD
3 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (9.64%) Oracle
2 7 (4.22%) HP
2 7 (4.22%) Perforce
3 5 (3.01%) Xamarin
4 4 (2.41%) Google
5 3 (1.81%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.20%) SAP
6 2 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe
7 1 (0.60%) Apigee
7 1 (0.60%) Dell
7 1 (0.60%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.60%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.60%) Software AG
7 1 (0.60%) Splunk
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) Zend
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