Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 35 90
Rank change year-on-year +2 +55 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 155 165 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.14% 5.21% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.22% 6.39% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 91 40
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.28% -0.35%
10th Percentile £271 £275 £250
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +10.63% +1.60% +12.49%

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 2,493 2,583 2,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.74% 81.56% 79.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,606 1,659 1,530
East Midlands median daily rate £399 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £238 £213 £231
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 73 88
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.45 £14.50 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.55% -9.69% -2.70%
10th Percentile £9.79 £10.30 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.90 £38.75 £40.08
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Nottinghamshire -17 59 £384 -4.06% 55
Northamptonshire +9 38 £400 -0.31% 8
Leicestershire +21 32 £340 +13.33% 7
Derbyshire -7 6 £351 -6.33% 6
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 115 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (47.10%) Java
3 62 (40.00%) Selenium
4 58 (37.42%) TDD
5 52 (33.55%) Scrum
6 47 (30.32%) BDD
7 45 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (27.74%) Cucumber
9 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
10 37 (23.87%) HTML
11 36 (23.23%) CSS
11 36 (23.23%) Git (software)
12 35 (22.58%) Unit Testing
13 34 (21.94%) C#
13 34 (21.94%) Retail
14 30 (19.35%) Web Services
14 30 (19.35%) WebDriver
14 30 (19.35%) Jenkins
15 29 (18.71%) QA
15 29 (18.71%) Finance
16 26 (16.77%) React
17 24 (15.48%) HTML5
18 23 (14.84%) CSS3
19 22 (14.19%) Kanban
19 22 (14.19%) JUnit
20 21 (13.55%) SQL
20 21 (13.55%) Stakeholder Management
21 19 (12.26%) OO
21 19 (12.26%) JIRA
22 18 (11.61%) AngularJS

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 10 (6.45%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.65%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.81%) npm
3 5 (3.23%) GitHub
4 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.29%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.65%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.65%) Route 53
5 1 (0.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) SSL
2 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.10%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.87%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (40.00%) Selenium
2 43 (27.74%) Cucumber
3 36 (23.23%) Git (software)
4 30 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 30 (19.35%) WebDriver
5 22 (14.19%) JUnit
6 19 (12.26%) JIRA
7 18 (11.61%) Protractor
8 17 (10.97%) gulp
9 13 (8.39%) Jasmine
10 11 (7.10%) Grunt
10 11 (7.10%) SonarQube
10 11 (7.10%) TeamCity
11 9 (5.81%) Gradle
11 9 (5.81%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (5.81%) webpack
12 7 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (4.52%) Toad
13 6 (3.87%) JMeter
13 6 (3.87%) Maven
General
1 34 (21.94%) Retail
2 29 (18.71%) Finance
3 12 (7.74%) Banking
3 12 (7.74%) Games
4 9 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.87%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.94%) Marketing
7 2 (1.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (34.84%) Developer
2 21 (13.55%) Analyst
2 21 (13.55%) Test Analyst
3 18 (11.61%) Test Engineer
4 17 (10.97%) Automation Test Analyst
5 16 (10.32%) Test Leader
6 15 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (8.39%) Tester
8 12 (7.74%) Java Developer
8 12 (7.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) C# Developer
9 11 (7.10%) UI Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Automation Test Lead
10 10 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (5.81%) .NET Developer
11 9 (5.81%) Automation Tester
11 9 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.87%) HTML
2 36 (23.23%) CSS
3 30 (19.35%) Web Services
4 26 (16.77%) React
5 24 (15.48%) HTML5
6 23 (14.84%) CSS3
7 18 (11.61%) AngularJS
8 17 (10.97%) .NET
9 16 (10.32%) jQuery
9 16 (10.32%) JSON
10 14 (9.03%) Node.js
10 14 (9.03%) Sass
11 13 (8.39%) Ajax
11 13 (8.39%) RESTful
12 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (7.10%) .NET Core
13 11 (7.10%) Spring
14 10 (6.45%) Hibernate
14 10 (6.45%) JPA
15 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.45%) User Experience
2 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.29%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.29%) Xbox
5 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.81%) Windows
2 6 (3.87%) Linux
3 3 (1.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.65%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (37.42%) TDD
3 52 (33.55%) Scrum
4 47 (30.32%) BDD
5 45 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (22.58%) Unit Testing
7 22 (14.19%) Kanban
8 21 (13.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (12.26%) OO
10 18 (11.61%) User Stories
11 17 (10.97%) Front End Development
11 17 (10.97%) Test Strategy
12 16 (10.32%) DevOps
12 16 (10.32%) Microservices
12 16 (10.32%) OOP
13 15 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (9.03%) MVC
14 14 (9.03%) Open Source
15 13 (8.39%) SDLC
16 12 (7.74%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 73 (47.10%) Java
2 42 (27.10%) JavaScript
3 34 (21.94%) C#
4 21 (13.55%) SQL
5 12 (7.74%) TypeScript
6 10 (6.45%) ES6
7 5 (3.23%) Python
8 3 (1.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.29%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.29%) C++
9 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.29%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (7.74%) ISTQB
2 11 (7.10%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) ISEB
4 6 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.58%) Degree
6 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.71%) QA
System Software
1 15 (9.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.29%) Ansible
2 2 (1.29%) Puppet
2 2 (1.29%) Terraform
3 1 (0.65%) collectd
3 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.65%) Kibana
3 1 (0.65%) logstash
3 1 (0.65%) Salt
3 1 (0.65%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (10.32%) Perforce
2 10 (6.45%) Oracle
3 8 (5.16%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.58%) Capita
5 3 (1.94%) SAP
6 2 (1.29%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.29%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.65%) Google
7 1 (0.65%) New Relic
7 1 (0.65%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.65%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.65%) Talend
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter