Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 39 44
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 +29
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 183 152 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.71% 4.87% 4.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.22% 5.74% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 104 90
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £313 £299 £306
90th Percentile £475 £488 £488
England median daily rate £463 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.88 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.19% - +6.67%

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 2,225 2,648 2,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.56% 84.93% 83.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,424 1,666 1,674
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 103 56
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +1.75% -17.39%
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.60 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.50 £41.63
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +40 76 £368 -7.93% 5
Nottinghamshire 0 63 £411 +9.67% 35
Leicestershire -4 25 £350 -8.20% 20
Derbyshire +19 8 £218 -35.07% 3
Lincolnshire - 6 - - 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 103 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (55.19%) Java
3 78 (42.62%) Git (software)
4 68 (37.16%) JavaScript
5 67 (36.61%) TDD
6 59 (32.24%) Selenium
7 58 (31.69%) Jenkins
8 55 (30.05%) HTML
9 49 (26.78%) Cucumber
10 46 (25.14%) CSS
11 45 (24.59%) HTML5
12 43 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (22.95%) BDD
14 41 (22.40%) AngularJS
15 40 (21.86%) Web Services
16 39 (21.31%) JSON
16 39 (21.31%) JIRA
17 38 (20.77%) Scrum
18 37 (20.22%) Unit Testing
19 36 (19.67%) Node.js
19 36 (19.67%) CSS3
20 33 (18.03%) React
21 29 (15.85%) Spring
22 28 (15.30%) Finance
22 28 (15.30%) OO
23 27 (14.75%) C#
24 26 (14.21%) Windows
24 26 (14.21%) Maven
25 25 (13.66%) Ajax
25 25 (13.66%) Subversion

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 21 (11.48%) Confluence
2 11 (6.01%) JBoss
3 6 (3.28%) Mule
4 5 (2.73%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.19%) CMS
5 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.64%) IIS
6 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.55%) CATIA
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) BASE24
1 1 (0.55%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.20%) npm
3 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.83%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.28%) BrowserStack
5 6 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.19%) Tricentis Tosca
7 2 (1.09%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (0.55%) DHCP
2 1 (0.55%) DNS
2 1 (0.55%) DSL
2 1 (0.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.55%) Skype
2 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.56%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.46%) MongoDB
4 9 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.37%) MySQL
6 4 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.19%) SQLite
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) GIS
9 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 78 (42.62%) Git (software)
2 59 (32.24%) Selenium
3 58 (31.69%) Jenkins
4 49 (26.78%) Cucumber
5 39 (21.31%) JIRA
6 26 (14.21%) Maven
7 25 (13.66%) Subversion
8 23 (12.57%) SonarQube
9 19 (10.38%) Gradle
9 19 (10.38%) JUnit
10 18 (9.84%) gulp
11 17 (9.29%) Grunt
12 15 (8.20%) SoapUI
13 14 (7.65%) Bitbucket
14 8 (4.37%) LoadUI
14 8 (4.37%) WebDriver
14 8 (4.37%) webpack
15 6 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (3.28%) Eclipse
15 6 (3.28%) Mocha
General
1 28 (15.30%) Finance
2 13 (7.10%) Banking
3 12 (6.56%) Retail
4 4 (2.19%) Marketing
5 3 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 107 (58.47%) Developer
2 32 (17.49%) Java Developer
3 29 (15.85%) Tester
4 23 (12.57%) Automation Tester
5 19 (10.38%) Analyst
6 17 (9.29%) Developer in Test
6 17 (9.29%) UI Developer
7 15 (8.20%) Android Developer
8 13 (7.10%) Test Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) Agile Tester
10 9 (4.92%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.92%) Selenium Tester
11 8 (4.37%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (4.37%) Test Engineer
12 7 (3.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
12 7 (3.83%) Test Automation Developer
13 6 (3.28%) Agile Developer
13 6 (3.28%) QA Engineer
13 6 (3.28%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (30.05%) HTML
2 46 (25.14%) CSS
3 45 (24.59%) HTML5
4 41 (22.40%) AngularJS
5 40 (21.86%) Web Services
6 39 (21.31%) JSON
7 36 (19.67%) CSS3
7 36 (19.67%) Node.js
8 33 (18.03%) React
9 29 (15.85%) Spring
10 25 (13.66%) Ajax
10 25 (13.66%) jQuery
11 21 (11.48%) Ionic Framework
12 18 (9.84%) Java EE
13 17 (9.29%) Hibernate
14 16 (8.74%) .NET
14 16 (8.74%) REST
14 16 (8.74%) SOAP
14 16 (8.74%) XML
15 14 (7.65%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.19%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.19%) User Experience
7 2 (1.09%) FMCG
7 2 (1.09%) IVR
8 1 (0.55%) AS400
8 1 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) GPGPU
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.55%) PDA
8 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.21%) Windows
2 24 (13.11%) Android
3 20 (10.93%) Linux
4 9 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.37%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.09%) Solaris
6 2 (1.09%) Unix
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (56.28%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (36.61%) TDD
3 43 (23.50%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (22.95%) BDD
5 38 (20.77%) Scrum
6 37 (20.22%) Unit Testing
7 28 (15.30%) OO
8 23 (12.57%) Front End Development
9 19 (10.38%) Android Development
10 18 (9.84%) DevOps
11 17 (9.29%) Configuration Management
12 16 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
13 15 (8.20%) Pair Programming
13 15 (8.20%) Software Engineering
14 14 (7.65%) Kanban
14 14 (7.65%) Performance Optimisation
15 13 (7.10%) E-Commerce
15 13 (7.10%) Mentoring
15 13 (7.10%) Test Strategy
15 13 (7.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 101 (55.19%) Java
2 68 (37.16%) JavaScript
3 27 (14.75%) C#
4 23 (12.57%) SQL
5 13 (7.10%) Python
6 11 (6.01%) C
6 11 (6.01%) C++
6 11 (6.01%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.37%) ES6
8 7 (3.83%) Groovy
9 4 (2.19%) Java 8
9 4 (2.19%) PHP
9 4 (2.19%) Scala
10 3 (1.64%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.09%) Jython
11 2 (1.09%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.09%) Ruby
12 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.55%) GLSL
12 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.83%) ISEB
3 7 (3.83%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.66%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.09%) TickIT
2 2 (1.09%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (11.48%) Docker
2 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (6.56%) Ansible
3 7 (3.83%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.83%) Puppet
4 5 (2.73%) Terraform
5 4 (2.19%) OpenView
5 4 (2.19%) SCOM
5 4 (2.19%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.64%) SCCM
7 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.55%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.55%) logstash
8 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (8.20%) Perforce
2 13 (7.10%) Oracle
3 12 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.37%) Google
5 7 (3.83%) HP
5 7 (3.83%) VMware
6 6 (3.28%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 6 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.73%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.19%) Sencha
8 4 (2.19%) Twitter
9 3 (1.64%) Micro Focus
9 3 (1.64%) SAP
9 3 (1.64%) Splunk
10 2 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.09%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.55%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.55%) Veritas
11 1 (0.55%) Zend