Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +1 +54
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 165 151 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.70% 5.10% 5.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.03% 6.08% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 112 85
East Midlands median daily rate £398 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £262 £269 £268
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £39.37
% change year-on-year -3.95% +12.40% -

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 2,054 2,485 2,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.39% 84.01% 82.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 1,594 1,649
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £213
90th Percentile £556 £560 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 95 79
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -9.69%
10th Percentile £9.58 £10.10 £9.75
90th Percentile £34.75 £47.80 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +15 70 £450 +14.29% 35
Northamptonshire -3 45 £365 -8.86% 7
Leicestershire +9 24 £375 +10.29% 17
Derbyshire +23 21 £235 -33.80% 5
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 90 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (41.21%) Java
3 54 (32.73%) Git (software)
4 53 (32.12%) Selenium
5 50 (30.30%) Jenkins
6 41 (24.85%) JavaScript
7 38 (23.03%) TDD
8 37 (22.42%) Cucumber
9 33 (20.00%) HTML
9 33 (20.00%) JIRA
10 31 (18.79%) SQL
10 31 (18.79%) Web Services
11 30 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (18.18%) BDD
12 29 (17.58%) Finance
12 29 (17.58%) Scrum
13 27 (16.36%) Node.js
13 27 (16.36%) AngularJS
14 24 (14.55%) HTML5
14 24 (14.55%) CSS
14 24 (14.55%) Maven
15 22 (13.33%) MySQL
16 21 (12.73%) Configuration Management
16 21 (12.73%) Degree
16 21 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (12.73%) Docker
17 20 (12.12%) C#
17 20 (12.12%) Windows
18 19 (11.52%) Spring
18 19 (11.52%) Ionic Framework

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 17 (10.30%) Confluence
2 11 (6.67%) JBoss
3 4 (2.42%) Apache
3 4 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.21%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Mule
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) BASE24
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.61%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.24%) npm
4 6 (3.64%) BrowserStack
5 3 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.82%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.82%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (1.21%) Office 365
6 2 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) Firewall
2 2 (1.21%) DHCP
2 2 (1.21%) DNS
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) MySQL
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.24%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.24%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.64%) SQLite
5 4 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.82%) DB2
7 2 (1.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) HBase
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.61%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.61%) Spark SQL
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 54 (32.73%) Git (software)
2 53 (32.12%) Selenium
3 50 (30.30%) Jenkins
4 37 (22.42%) Cucumber
5 33 (20.00%) JIRA
6 24 (14.55%) Maven
7 15 (9.09%) JUnit
8 14 (8.48%) Subversion
9 12 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (6.67%) Gradle
10 11 (6.67%) SoapUI
11 10 (6.06%) Bitbucket
12 8 (4.85%) Grunt
12 8 (4.85%) gulp
12 8 (4.85%) WebDriver
13 7 (4.24%) Jasmine
13 7 (4.24%) JMeter
13 7 (4.24%) webpack
14 6 (3.64%) Karma Test Runner
14 6 (3.64%) Mocha
General
1 29 (17.58%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Retail
3 6 (3.64%) Banking
4 4 (2.42%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Automotive
5 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (49.09%) Developer
2 37 (22.42%) Analyst
3 33 (20.00%) Tester
4 31 (18.79%) Test Analyst
5 26 (15.76%) Automation Tester
6 18 (10.91%) Java Developer
7 16 (9.70%) PHP Developer
8 15 (9.09%) Agile Developer
9 14 (8.48%) Automation Test Analyst
9 14 (8.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 14 (8.48%) Selenium Tester
9 14 (8.48%) Software Developer
10 13 (7.88%) Developer in Test
11 11 (6.67%) Agile Tester
12 10 (6.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 10 (6.06%) Test Automation Developer
13 9 (5.45%) Android Developer
14 8 (4.85%) UI Developer
15 7 (4.24%) Software Tester
16 6 (3.64%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.00%) HTML
2 31 (18.79%) Web Services
3 27 (16.36%) AngularJS
3 27 (16.36%) Node.js
4 24 (14.55%) CSS
4 24 (14.55%) HTML5
5 19 (11.52%) Ionic Framework
5 19 (11.52%) Spring
6 15 (9.09%) CSS3
6 15 (9.09%) React
7 13 (7.88%) Ajax
8 12 (7.27%) LAMP
8 12 (7.27%) REST
9 11 (6.67%) Gherkin
9 11 (6.67%) JSON
10 10 (6.06%) .NET
11 9 (5.45%) jQuery
12 8 (4.85%) Android SDK
12 8 (4.85%) Hibernate
13 7 (4.24%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 7 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.42%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.21%) Clustering
6 2 (1.21%) PDA
7 1 (0.61%) GPGPU
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.12%) Windows
2 18 (10.91%) Android
3 14 (8.48%) Linux
4 9 (5.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.21%) AIX
6 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.21%) Solaris
6 2 (1.21%) Unix
6 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.03%) TDD
3 30 (18.18%) BDD
4 29 (17.58%) Scrum
5 21 (12.73%) Configuration Management
5 21 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (10.91%) OO
6 18 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 17 (10.30%) Computer Science
8 16 (9.70%) DevOps
8 16 (9.70%) Scenario Testing
9 15 (9.09%) Android Development
10 14 (8.48%) Microservices
11 13 (7.88%) Business Continuity
11 13 (7.88%) Unit Testing
11 13 (7.88%) User Stories
12 12 (7.27%) Functional Testing
12 12 (7.27%) Mentoring
12 12 (7.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (41.21%) Java
2 41 (24.85%) JavaScript
3 31 (18.79%) SQL
4 20 (12.12%) C#
5 17 (10.30%) PHP
6 13 (7.88%) Python
7 7 (4.24%) C
7 7 (4.24%) C++
7 7 (4.24%) ES6
8 4 (2.42%) Groovy
8 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.21%) Java 8
9 2 (1.21%) Jython
10 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.61%) GLSL
10 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.61%) PHP 4
10 1 (0.61%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.73%) Degree
2 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.24%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.42%) ISEB
7 2 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.88%) QA
2 4 (2.42%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.42%) TickIT
3 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (12.73%) Docker
2 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (6.67%) Ansible
3 5 (3.03%) Terraform
4 4 (2.42%) Puppet
5 3 (1.82%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.82%) OpenView
5 3 (1.82%) SCOM
5 3 (1.82%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.21%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.21%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 18 (10.91%) Oracle
2 12 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.45%) VMware
4 7 (4.24%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.64%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 6 (3.64%) SAP
5 6 (3.64%) Sencha
6 5 (3.03%) HP
7 4 (2.42%) WSO2
8 3 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.82%) Google
8 3 (1.82%) Perforce
8 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.21%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.21%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.21%) McAfee
9 2 (1.21%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.21%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.21%) Veritas