Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 53 37 29
Rank change year-on-year -16 -8 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 52 33 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.50% 4.18% 5.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.24% 5.16% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 52
10th Percentile £318 £325 £313
25th Percentile £345 £358 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £445 £413
Median % change year-on-year -10.11% +7.88% +3.13%
75th Percentile £519 £498 £463
90th Percentile £521 £526 £499
England median daily rate £525 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £49.75 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.56% +12.50% -11.11%

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 1,226 640 1,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.56% 81.12% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 392 771
10th Percentile £210 £213 £238
25th Percentile £345 £319 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.32%
75th Percentile £513 £488 £488
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 26 85
10th Percentile £8.94 £9.26 £11.07
25th Percentile £9.75 £11.10 £11.61
Median hourly rate £15.38 £16.22 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -5.18% +0.12% +11.21%
75th Percentile £20.00 £40.40 £21.50
90th Percentile £36.60 £47.50 £46.46
England median hourly rate £25.50 £26.79 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.82% +30.68% -5.79%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -3 28 £500 +25.00% 19
Leicestershire -7 15 £355 -26.04% 11
Northamptonshire -16 8 £360 - 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 34 (65.38%) C#
2 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (48.08%) .NET
4 19 (36.54%) HTML
4 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
4 19 (36.54%) Git (software)
5 18 (34.62%) .NET Core
6 17 (32.69%) Microservices
6 17 (32.69%) CSS
6 17 (32.69%) MVC
6 17 (32.69%) Web Development
7 16 (30.77%) CI/CD
8 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
8 15 (28.85%) RESTful
8 15 (28.85%) Selenium
9 14 (26.92%) SQL
9 14 (26.92%) Scrum
10 13 (25.00%) Social Skills
11 12 (23.08%) Kubernetes
12 11 (21.15%) SDLC
12 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (21.15%) OpenShift
12 11 (21.15%) Vue.js
12 11 (21.15%) Clean Code
12 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
12 11 (21.15%) NUnit
12 11 (21.15%) Java
12 11 (21.15%) WCF
12 11 (21.15%) JIRA
12 11 (21.15%) Confluence

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 11 (21.15%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) OpenShift
2 6 (11.54%) Azure
3 3 (5.77%) AWS
4 2 (3.85%) Serverless
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (1.92%) Apigee
5 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (1.92%) Bitrise
5 1 (1.92%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.92%) npm
5 1 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.92%) HBase
4 1 (1.92%) Impala
4 1 (1.92%) Metadata
4 1 (1.92%) Metadata Repository
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Redis
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 19 (36.54%) Git (software)
2 15 (28.85%) Selenium
3 11 (21.15%) JIRA
3 11 (21.15%) NUnit
4 3 (5.77%) Appium
4 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) REST Assured
5 2 (3.85%) Newman
5 2 (3.85%) Postman
6 1 (1.92%) Babel
6 1 (1.92%) Broccoli
6 1 (1.92%) GitLab
6 1 (1.92%) Grunt
6 1 (1.92%) gulp
6 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) TestNG
6 1 (1.92%) webpack
General
1 13 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Tester
4 10 (19.23%) Automation Tester
5 7 (13.46%) Lead .NET Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Lead Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Developer in Test
7 3 (5.77%) React Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Manual Tester
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Applications Tester
9 1 (1.92%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) .NET
2 19 (36.54%) HTML
3 18 (34.62%) .NET Core
4 17 (32.69%) CSS
5 15 (28.85%) RESTful
6 11 (21.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (21.15%) Vue.js
6 11 (21.15%) WCF
7 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 8 (15.38%) React
8 6 (11.54%) Web Services
9 5 (9.62%) Apache Cordova
9 5 (9.62%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (9.62%) PhoneGap
10 3 (5.77%) jQuery
10 3 (5.77%) Node.js
11 2 (3.85%) DOM
11 2 (3.85%) HTML5
11 2 (3.85%) Sass
11 2 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.92%) EPoS
2 1 (1.92%) IVR
2 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Apple iOS
2 7 (13.46%) Android
3 5 (9.62%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Microservices
2 17 (32.69%) MVC
2 17 (32.69%) Web Development
3 16 (30.77%) CI/CD
4 14 (26.92%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) Clean Code
5 11 (21.15%) SDLC
5 11 (21.15%) Software Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Front End Development
6 10 (19.23%) Refactoring
7 9 (17.31%) DevOps
8 6 (11.54%) Full Stack Development
8 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (11.54%) TDD
9 5 (9.62%) Kanban
9 5 (9.62%) SOLID
10 4 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
10 4 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.92%) SQL
4 11 (21.15%) Java
5 7 (13.46%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.77%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.85%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.92%) C
8 1 (1.92%) ES6
8 1 (1.92%) Go
8 1 (1.92%) Kotlin
8 1 (1.92%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) ISEB
1 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
1 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.92%) QA
1 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (1.92%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.92%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.92%) Istio
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.92%) Apple
5 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.92%) Pega
5 1 (1.92%) Teradata