Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 38 72
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 156 151 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.23% 4.86% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.18% 5.94% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 86 56
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +7.69% -8.84%
10th Percentile £270 £293 £245
90th Percentile £495 £478 £750
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
10th Percentile £42.50 - £32.50
90th Percentile £47.50 - £43.88
England median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +26.00% -8.54% +12.33%

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 2,524 2,544 2,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 84.56% 81.93% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,556 1,558 1,569
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 77 70
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -11.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.45 £10.95
90th Percentile £47.70 £41.60 £41.43
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.27
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.43% +10.81%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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
Northamptonshire +25 62 £400 +18.52% 12
Nottinghamshire -8 58 £413 +6.45% 29
Leicestershire -14 13 £336 -1.10% 15
Derbyshire +7 7 £348 -37.67% 6
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 98 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (53.85%) Java
3 82 (52.56%) TDD
4 54 (34.62%) Git (software)
5 52 (33.33%) Selenium
6 47 (30.13%) Scrum
7 43 (27.56%) BDD
8 41 (26.28%) Cucumber
9 39 (25.00%) JSON
9 39 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 38 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (24.36%) Jenkins
11 37 (23.72%) Unit Testing
12 36 (23.08%) C#
13 34 (21.79%) Finance
14 28 (17.95%) Web Services
15 27 (17.31%) Retail
15 27 (17.31%) JIRA
16 26 (16.67%) QA
16 26 (16.67%) HTML
17 25 (16.03%) SQL
17 25 (16.03%) OO
18 24 (15.38%) JUnit
19 23 (14.74%) Perforce
19 23 (14.74%) Ajax
20 22 (14.10%) CSS
20 22 (14.10%) SonarQube
21 21 (13.46%) jQuery
22 20 (12.82%) Kanban
22 20 (12.82%) HTML5

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 6 (3.85%) Confluence
2 3 (1.92%) CMS
2 3 (1.92%) JBoss
2 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.69%) npm
3 3 (1.92%) GitHub
4 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.28%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Serverless
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) RS-232
1 1 (0.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 8 (5.13%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.64%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 52 (33.33%) Selenium
3 41 (26.28%) Cucumber
4 38 (24.36%) Jenkins
5 27 (17.31%) JIRA
6 24 (15.38%) JUnit
7 22 (14.10%) SonarQube
8 18 (11.54%) gulp
9 17 (10.90%) WebDriver
10 16 (10.26%) Gradle
11 12 (7.69%) Grunt
12 11 (7.05%) JProfiler
13 10 (6.41%) Eclipse
13 10 (6.41%) IntelliJ
13 10 (6.41%) Maven
14 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (3.85%) Jasmine
15 6 (3.85%) SoapUI
15 6 (3.85%) Subversion
16 5 (3.21%) TestPartner
General
1 34 (21.79%) Finance
2 27 (17.31%) Retail
3 17 (10.90%) Banking
4 11 (7.05%) Games
5 7 (4.49%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (38.46%) Developer
2 25 (16.03%) Tester
3 20 (12.82%) Java Developer
4 19 (12.18%) Analyst
4 19 (12.18%) Automation Tester
4 19 (12.18%) Test Analyst
5 16 (10.26%) Automation Test Analyst
6 12 (7.69%) UI Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Scrum Master
7 9 (5.77%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 7 (4.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
10 6 (3.85%) Developer in Test
10 6 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.85%) Test Manager
11 5 (3.21%) .NET Developer
11 5 (3.21%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.00%) JSON
2 28 (17.95%) Web Services
3 26 (16.67%) HTML
4 23 (14.74%) Ajax
5 22 (14.10%) CSS
6 21 (13.46%) jQuery
7 20 (12.82%) HTML5
8 19 (12.18%) CSS3
8 19 (12.18%) Hibernate
8 19 (12.18%) Spring
9 15 (9.62%) Node.js
10 14 (8.97%) React
11 13 (8.33%) .NET
12 12 (7.69%) Java EE
12 12 (7.69%) JPA
12 12 (7.69%) Sass
12 12 (7.69%) SOAP
13 11 (7.05%) XML
14 10 (6.41%) REST
14 10 (6.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.56%) User Experience
3 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.28%) Xbox
5 1 (0.64%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.64%) IVR
5 1 (0.64%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.33%) Linux
2 7 (4.49%) Windows
3 5 (3.21%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.56%) Android
4 4 (2.56%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (52.56%) TDD
3 47 (30.13%) Scrum
4 43 (27.56%) BDD
5 38 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (23.72%) Unit Testing
7 25 (16.03%) OO
8 20 (12.82%) Kanban
9 19 (12.18%) Microservices
9 19 (12.18%) Test Strategy
10 18 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (10.26%) OOP
12 14 (8.97%) E-Commerce
12 14 (8.97%) Front End Development
13 13 (8.33%) DevOps
14 12 (7.69%) Integration Testing
14 12 (7.69%) Manual Testing
14 12 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
14 12 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
15 11 (7.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 84 (53.85%) Java
2 39 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 36 (23.08%) C#
4 25 (16.03%) SQL
5 8 (5.13%) Java 8
5 8 (5.13%) Python
6 5 (3.21%) ES6
6 5 (3.21%) Scala
7 4 (2.56%) C++
8 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.92%) PHP
9 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.28%) Ruby
9 2 (1.28%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.13%) Degree
4 4 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.92%) ISEB
5 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.64%) HND
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (10.90%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.28%) Ansible
2 2 (1.28%) logstash
3 1 (0.64%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.64%) Kibana
3 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (14.74%) Perforce
2 10 (6.41%) Oracle
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.92%) Zend
5 2 (1.28%) Splunk
6 1 (0.64%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.64%) Capita
6 1 (0.64%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.64%) HP
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.64%) Talend