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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 56 26
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 56 25 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.07% 2.31% 5.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.10% 2.78% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 35
10th Percentile £362 £282 £222
25th Percentile £431 £329 £267
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £378 £350
Median % change year-on-year +39.07% +7.86% -4.11%
75th Percentile £613 £404 £442
90th Percentile £638 £438 £470
England median daily rate £550 £499 £500
% change year-on-year +10.15% -0.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £41.25 - -
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
75th Percentile £53.75 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +5.88% -2.86%

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 1,097 898 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 79.78% 82.84% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 599 394
10th Percentile £213 £190 £225
25th Percentile £356 £305 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £538 £494 £490
90th Percentile £631 £595 £596
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 46 32
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.00 £9.52
25th Percentile £16.05 £9.67 £11.40
Median hourly rate £21.50 £14.61 £14.18
Median % change year-on-year +47.21% +2.98% -0.49%
75th Percentile £34.50 £24.58 £26.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.88 £44.88
England median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £22.74
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.56% -0.79%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the East Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the East Midlands.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +28 29 £575 +45.57% 13
Leicestershire -4 12 £438 +11.46% 3
Northamptonshire -12 11 £475 +35.71% 2
Derbyshire -11 1 £400 -15.34% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 28 (50.00%) CI/CD
2 25 (44.64%) Agile
3 22 (39.29%) .NET
3 22 (39.29%) Selenium
3 22 (39.29%) Microservices
4 21 (37.50%) Azure
5 20 (35.71%) C#
6 19 (33.93%) TDD
7 17 (30.36%) Java
8 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 14 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 13 (23.21%) BDD
10 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
10 13 (23.21%) SQL
11 12 (21.43%) DevOps
11 12 (21.43%) SOLID
12 11 (19.64%) React
12 11 (19.64%) .NET Core
12 11 (19.64%) HTML
12 11 (19.64%) MVC
12 11 (19.64%) RESTful
13 10 (17.86%) CSS
13 10 (17.86%) Kubernetes
13 10 (17.86%) Azure DevOps
14 9 (16.07%) Jest
14 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
14 9 (16.07%) MSTest
14 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
15 8 (14.29%) Spring
15 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing

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 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Azure
2 10 (17.86%) Azure DevOps
3 5 (8.93%) AWS
4 4 (7.14%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.79%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) SaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Serverless
5 1 (1.79%) Tricentis Tosca
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) Adabas
1 5 (8.93%) MySQL
1 5 (8.93%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.36%) Couchbase
2 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.79%) DB2
4 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (39.29%) Selenium
2 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.07%) MSTest
3 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 7 (12.50%) Bitbucket
4 7 (12.50%) Gatling
4 7 (12.50%) JIRA
4 7 (12.50%) JMeter
4 7 (12.50%) JUnit
5 6 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 6 (10.71%) Gradle
5 6 (10.71%) Maven
5 6 (10.71%) Postman
5 6 (10.71%) Spock
6 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.36%) Cypress.io
8 3 (5.36%) Jasmine
8 3 (5.36%) MbUnit
8 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (14.29%) Social Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Finance
3 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) Tester
3 7 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 7 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 7 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 7 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 7 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
3 7 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 7 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
4 6 (10.71%) Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Technical Leader
4 6 (10.71%) Test Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Test Automation Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
2 13 (23.21%) .NET Framework
3 11 (19.64%) .NET Core
3 11 (19.64%) HTML
3 11 (19.64%) React
3 11 (19.64%) RESTful
4 10 (17.86%) CSS
5 9 (16.07%) Jest
6 8 (14.29%) Spring
7 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 7 (12.50%) Node.js
7 7 (12.50%) Web Services
8 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (10.71%) Enzyme
8 6 (10.71%) Hibernate
9 5 (8.93%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (8.93%) REST
9 5 (8.93%) Swagger
10 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.57%) EPoS
5 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) CI/CD
2 25 (44.64%) Agile
3 22 (39.29%) Microservices
4 19 (33.93%) TDD
5 14 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 13 (23.21%) BDD
7 12 (21.43%) DevOps
7 12 (21.43%) SOLID
8 11 (19.64%) MVC
9 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
10 8 (14.29%) OO
10 8 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 8 (14.29%) Scrum
10 8 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
11 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Event-Driven
12 6 (10.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 6 (10.71%) Mob Programming
12 6 (10.71%) SDET
12 6 (10.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) C#
2 17 (30.36%) Java
3 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.21%) SQL
5 6 (10.71%) ES6
6 5 (8.93%) PHP
7 4 (7.14%) COBOL
7 4 (7.14%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.36%) Python
9 2 (3.57%) JSX
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
1 2 (3.57%) HNC
1 2 (3.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) Accessibility
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Kubernetes
2 8 (14.29%) Ansible
3 6 (10.71%) Terraform
4 1 (1.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.79%) Coverity
2 1 (1.79%) IBM
2 1 (1.79%) Perforce
2 1 (1.79%) UiPath