Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 56 26 36
Rank change year-on-year -30 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 30 44 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.51% 6.00% 5.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.02% 7.59% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 59
10th Percentile £297 £220 £297
25th Percentile £355 £267 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £393 £315 £388
Median % change year-on-year +24.60% -18.71% +1.97%
75th Percentile £438 £434 £538
90th Percentile £472 £450 £565
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.50 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +7.06% -2.30% +2.35%

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 994 580 1,752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.18% 79.13% 83.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 322 1,112
10th Percentile £203 £213 £225
25th Percentile £313 £308 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £400
75th Percentile £500 £488 £488
90th Percentile £588 £587 £550
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 96
10th Percentile £9.28 £9.52 £10.64
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.31 £11.61
Median hourly rate £14.61 £14.20 £14.27
Median % change year-on-year +2.92% -0.53% -7.94%
75th Percentile £24.25 £28.93 £19.18
90th Percentile £50.58 £45.00 £44.88
England median hourly rate £22.81 £24.95 £22.92
% change year-on-year -8.58% +8.85% +11.95%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -10 16 £380 +35.71% 4
Leicestershire -18 6 £393 -7.10% 6
Nottinghamshire -17 5 £395 -14.59% 26
Derbyshire -8 1 £473 +52.42% 6
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 1
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Java
3 12 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 12 (40.00%) BDD
4 9 (30.00%) DevOps
5 8 (26.67%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) Python
5 8 (26.67%) Selenium
6 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (20.00%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.67%) Azure
8 5 (16.67%) Finance
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle
8 5 (16.67%) Social Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
9 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (13.33%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) HP
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
9 4 (13.33%) JIRA

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 2 (6.67%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) IBM Domino
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Azure
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
2 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) Serverless
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.33%) AWS
3 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.33%) Coveralls
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) 802.15
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) IPv6
1 2 (6.67%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) Data Lake
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.67%) HBase
2 2 (6.67%) Impala
2 2 (6.67%) Metadata
2 2 (6.67%) Metadata Repository
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.67%) Spark SQL
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
3 1 (3.33%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (26.67%) Selenium
3 7 (23.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.33%) JIRA
5 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.67%) eggPlant
6 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
6 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
6 2 (6.67%) REST Assured
6 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.33%) JMeter
7 1 (3.33%) Katalon Studio
7 1 (3.33%) Protractor
7 1 (3.33%) QF-Test
7 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
7 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.33%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
1 6 (20.00%) Tester
2 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) .NET Core
3 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) jQuery
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) React
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) Swagger
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) COM
4 1 (3.33%) Django
4 1 (3.33%) DOM
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) BDD
3 9 (30.00%) DevOps
4 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Change Management
8 2 (6.67%) ERP
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) C#
2 8 (26.67%) Python
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) Groovy
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.67%) Scala
6 1 (3.33%) C
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.67%) GRC
2 2 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (6.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (6.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.33%) Control-M
3 1 (3.33%) Kibana
3 1 (3.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Ab Initio
3 2 (6.67%) Cloudera
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Teradata
3 2 (6.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Cadence
4 1 (3.33%) Google
4 1 (3.33%) hybris
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.33%) Xerox