Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 27 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 42 115 176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.65% 6.32% 6.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.85% 7.68% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 124
Median daily rate £468 £423 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.65% +8.68% +3.67%
10th Percentile £243 £311 £313
90th Percentile £520 £539 £538
England median daily rate £468 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +3.66% -5.75%

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 613 1,497 2,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.50% 82.21% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 820 1,416
Median daily rate £388 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.71% +1.88% +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £275
90th Percentile £538 £580 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 99 105
Median hourly rate £16.22 £15.86 £14.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +8.37% -4.97%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.96 £9.52
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.40 £32.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.94 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.20% +8.82% -4.93%

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 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020. 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 +21 20 £315 -21.25% 5
Leicestershire +6 14 £485 +29.33% 5
Nottinghamshire -10 5 £400 -17.53% 4
Derbyshire +6 1 - - 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Java
3 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (40.48%) Jenkins
4 16 (38.10%) Web Services
5 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 14 (33.33%) Microservices
6 13 (30.95%) Unit Testing
6 13 (30.95%) .NET
6 13 (30.95%) Selenium
7 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 12 (28.57%) C#
7 12 (28.57%) HTML
7 12 (28.57%) SQL
7 12 (28.57%) CSS
7 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 12 (28.57%) DevOps
7 12 (28.57%) Swagger
8 11 (26.19%) AWS
8 11 (26.19%) HTML5
8 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
8 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET
8 11 (26.19%) JIRA
9 10 (23.81%) Scrum
9 10 (23.81%) BDD
9 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) Public Sector
10 9 (21.43%) REST
10 9 (21.43%) Gherkin

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 (14.29%) Mule
2 5 (11.90%) Confluence
3 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) AWS
2 4 (9.52%) Azure
2 4 (9.52%) npm
3 2 (4.76%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Couchbase
2 7 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.76%) Big Data
4 2 (4.76%) Data Lake
4 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.76%) HBase
4 2 (4.76%) Impala
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) Power BI
4 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.76%) Spark SQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (40.48%) Jenkins
2 14 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 13 (30.95%) Selenium
4 11 (26.19%) JIRA
5 8 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 8 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (19.05%) TeamCity
6 7 (16.67%) Bitbucket
6 7 (16.67%) MbUnit
6 7 (16.67%) Mercurial
6 7 (16.67%) MSTest
6 7 (16.67%) NUnit
6 7 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 7 (16.67%) Subversion
6 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (11.90%) Gradle
7 5 (11.90%) HP UFT
7 5 (11.90%) Maven
8 4 (9.52%) Mockito
8 4 (9.52%) NetBeans
General
1 10 (23.81%) Public Sector
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Finance
4 3 (7.14%) Automotive
5 2 (4.76%) Law
6 1 (2.38%) Electronics
6 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Automation Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (7.14%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) ETL Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Developer
8 2 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Talend Developer
8 2 (4.76%) UI Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Web Applications Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Junior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (38.10%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) .NET
3 12 (28.57%) CSS
3 12 (28.57%) HTML
3 12 (28.57%) Swagger
4 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.19%) HTML5
5 9 (21.43%) Gherkin
5 9 (21.43%) REST
5 9 (21.43%) XML
6 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (19.05%) jQuery
6 8 (19.05%) RESTful
6 8 (19.05%) SOAP
7 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 6 (14.29%) Node.js
9 5 (11.90%) J2EE
9 5 (11.90%) Spring
9 5 (11.90%) Spring Boot
10 4 (9.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (14.29%) User Experience
3 4 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (7.14%) IVR
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (33.33%) Microservices
4 13 (30.95%) Unit Testing
5 12 (28.57%) DevOps
6 10 (23.81%) BDD
6 10 (23.81%) Scrum
7 9 (21.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 9 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (19.05%) OO
9 7 (16.67%) API Integration
10 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (11.90%) ETL
11 5 (11.90%) Open Source
11 5 (11.90%) Web Development
12 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
12 4 (9.52%) TDD
12 4 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) C#
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) Python
5 6 (14.29%) Ruby
6 3 (7.14%) PHP
6 3 (7.14%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) Go
7 1 (2.38%) Groovy
7 1 (2.38%) Java 8
7 1 (2.38%) Jython
7 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 2 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.76%) NCSC
3 2 (4.76%) NIST
3 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (4.76%) HDFS
2 1 (2.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.52%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) CA Agile Central
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (11.90%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.76%) Ab Initio
5 2 (4.76%) Cloudera
5 2 (4.76%) Talend
5 2 (4.76%) Teradata
5 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.38%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Infor
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Siemens
6 1 (2.38%) Twitter