Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 29 39
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 112 181 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.46% 6.36% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.59% 7.61% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 114 97
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £292 £313 £298
90th Percentile £546 £475 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -3.69%

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 1,700 2,379 2,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.89% 83.59% 84.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,025 1,471 1,661
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £217 £269 £253
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 92 87
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.28 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.87% +6.90% -
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.35 £10.31
90th Percentile £46.44 £45.39 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.37 £24.00
% change year-on-year +17.00% -10.97% +4.35%

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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +4 55 £525 +34.62% 44
Leicestershire +5 29 £375 +7.14% 17
Northamptonshire -18 15 £388 +1.97% 7
Derbyshire +13 8 £325 +44.44% 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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 78 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.50%) Scrum
3 41 (36.61%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (34.82%) TDD
5 36 (32.14%) Jenkins
6 34 (30.36%) Java
7 33 (29.46%) QA
8 32 (28.57%) Git (software)
9 31 (27.68%) JavaScript
10 30 (26.79%) Selenium
11 28 (25.00%) .NET
12 27 (24.11%) SQL
12 27 (24.11%) Cucumber
13 24 (21.43%) BDD
14 23 (20.54%) C#
14 23 (20.54%) Linux
14 23 (20.54%) Finance
15 20 (17.86%) DevOps
16 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
16 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
17 18 (16.07%) Node.js
17 18 (16.07%) User Stories
18 17 (15.18%) Web Services
18 17 (15.18%) Degree
18 17 (15.18%) React
19 16 (14.29%) JIRA
19 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
20 15 (13.39%) Gherkin
21 14 (12.50%) Gradle
21 14 (12.50%) TeamCity

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 11 (9.82%) Apache
2 9 (8.04%) Apache Spark
2 9 (8.04%) Confluence
3 6 (5.36%) JBoss
3 6 (5.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.89%) nginx
4 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Coveralls
3 3 (2.68%) Trello
4 2 (1.79%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.79%) GitHub
5 1 (0.89%) Azure Stack
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (0.89%) npm
5 1 (0.89%) Office 365
5 1 (0.89%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) DNS
1 3 (2.68%) HTTP
2 1 (0.89%) Firewall
2 1 (0.89%) FTP
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.71%) Big Data
3 9 (8.04%) Apache Hive
3 9 (8.04%) Hadoop
3 9 (8.04%) HBase
3 9 (8.04%) Impala
4 6 (5.36%) DB2
4 6 (5.36%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.68%) Blockchain
5 3 (2.68%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Power BI
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (32.14%) Jenkins
2 32 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 30 (26.79%) Selenium
4 27 (24.11%) Cucumber
5 16 (14.29%) JIRA
6 14 (12.50%) Gradle
6 14 (12.50%) Maven
6 14 (12.50%) TeamCity
7 11 (9.82%) Bitbucket
7 11 (9.82%) JUnit
8 10 (8.93%) Travis CI
9 9 (8.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (8.04%) GitLab
9 9 (8.04%) SpecFlow
10 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
11 5 (4.46%) Mercurial
11 5 (4.46%) MSTest
11 5 (4.46%) NUnit
12 4 (3.57%) Mocha
12 4 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 23 (20.54%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Games
3 4 (3.57%) Legal
3 4 (3.57%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.68%) Law
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Police
6 1 (0.89%) German Language
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (36.61%) Developer
2 21 (18.75%) Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Tester
4 14 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 12 (10.71%) Automation Tester
6 10 (8.93%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.93%) C# Developer
6 10 (8.93%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (5.36%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Software Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 5 (4.46%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) .NET
2 18 (16.07%) Node.js
3 17 (15.18%) React
3 17 (15.18%) Web Services
4 15 (13.39%) Gherkin
5 14 (12.50%) CSS
6 13 (11.61%) HTML
6 13 (11.61%) Jest
7 11 (9.82%) Apache NiFi
7 11 (9.82%) RESTful
7 11 (9.82%) SAML
8 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
9 9 (8.04%) Kafka
10 8 (7.14%) Spring
11 7 (6.25%) Express
12 6 (5.36%) .NET Core
12 6 (5.36%) Hibernate
12 6 (5.36%) REST
12 6 (5.36%) XSD
12 6 (5.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Client/Server
2 9 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.46%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.89%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.54%) Linux
2 12 (10.71%) Unix
3 11 (9.82%) Windows
4 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (69.64%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (37.50%) Scrum
3 41 (36.61%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (34.82%) TDD
5 24 (21.43%) BDD
6 20 (17.86%) DevOps
7 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
8 18 (16.07%) User Stories
9 13 (11.61%) SDLC
10 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
10 12 (10.71%) Microservices
10 12 (10.71%) Software Engineering
11 10 (8.93%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (8.04%) Acceptance Criteria
12 9 (8.04%) Data Protection
12 9 (8.04%) Integration Testing
12 9 (8.04%) Project Delivery
12 9 (8.04%) Technical Debt
12 9 (8.04%) Waterfall
12 9 (8.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.36%) Java
2 31 (27.68%) JavaScript
3 27 (24.11%) SQL
4 23 (20.54%) C#
5 8 (7.14%) Python
6 6 (5.36%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.46%) Scala
8 4 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.68%) Groovy
9 3 (2.68%) Jython
10 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) Degree
3 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.57%) ISEB
6 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (29.46%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Docker
2 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Puppet
2 9 (8.04%) Oozie
3 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.79%) Ansible
5 1 (0.89%) Control-M
5 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (9.82%) WSO2
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle
4 3 (2.68%) Twitter
5 2 (1.79%) Splunk
5 2 (1.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.89%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (0.89%) Google
6 1 (0.89%) IBM
6 1 (0.89%) New Relic
6 1 (0.89%) Perforce
6 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.89%) Telerik