Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -28 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 47 40 116
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.26% 6.70% 6.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 7.81% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 58
10th Percentile £326 £220 £298
25th Percentile £363 £292 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £404 £350 £418
Median % change year-on-year +15.36% -16.17% +13.36%
75th Percentile £520 £454 £536
90th Percentile £525 £485 £568
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11% +12.50%

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 1,194 512 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.74% 85.76% 82.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 320 904
10th Percentile £213 £212 £232
25th Percentile £325 £309 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £380 £413
Median % change year-on-year +11.99% -8.00% +3.13%
75th Percentile £516 £475 £500
90th Percentile £591 £528 £575
England median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 23 83
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.81 £10.62
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.12 £11.24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.46% -7.87%
75th Percentile £24.42 £23.40 £24.50
90th Percentile £50.95 £43.75 £46.70
England median hourly rate £24.18 £25.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.81% +14.07% +12.50%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Nottinghamshire -12 18 £520 - 24
Leicestershire -13 14 £360 -21.53% 14
Northamptonshire -14 13 £400 +33.33% 8
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) C#
3 19 (40.43%) Git (software)
4 17 (36.17%) .NET
5 16 (34.04%) .NET Core
6 15 (31.91%) Microservices
6 15 (31.91%) RESTful
7 14 (29.79%) Selenium
8 13 (27.66%) JIRA
8 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
8 13 (27.66%) Social Skills
9 12 (25.53%) Front End Development
9 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 12 (25.53%) SDLC
9 12 (25.53%) HTML
9 12 (25.53%) Java
9 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
9 12 (25.53%) MVC
10 11 (23.40%) CSS
10 11 (23.40%) WCF
10 11 (23.40%) NUnit
10 11 (23.40%) Web Development
10 11 (23.40%) Confluence
10 11 (23.40%) Kubernetes
10 11 (23.40%) OpenShift
10 11 (23.40%) DevOps
10 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
10 11 (23.40%) Vue.js
11 10 (21.28%) Clean Code
11 10 (21.28%) BDD

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 (23.40%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Magento
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) OpenShift
2 7 (14.89%) Azure
3 2 (4.26%) AWS
3 2 (4.26%) Serverless
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.13%) Bitrise
4 1 (2.13%) Coveralls
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) 802.15
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) IPv6
1 2 (4.26%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
1 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Hive
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
2 3 (6.38%) Data Lake
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.38%) HBase
2 3 (6.38%) Impala
2 3 (6.38%) Metadata
2 3 (6.38%) Metadata Repository
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.38%) Spark SQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Git (software)
2 14 (29.79%) Selenium
3 13 (27.66%) JIRA
4 11 (23.40%) NUnit
5 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
6 5 (10.64%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.51%) REST Assured
8 2 (4.26%) Appium
8 2 (4.26%) Newman
8 2 (4.26%) Postman
9 1 (2.13%) GitLab
9 1 (2.13%) JUnit
9 1 (2.13%) Protractor
9 1 (2.13%) Robot Framework
9 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
9 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
9 1 (2.13%) TestNG
9 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (27.66%) Social Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) .NET Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Automation Tester
5 7 (14.89%) Lead .NET Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Lead Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Developer in Test
7 3 (6.38%) Ab Initio Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Integration Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Testing Analyst
9 1 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) .NET
2 16 (34.04%) .NET Core
3 15 (31.91%) RESTful
4 12 (25.53%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (25.53%) HTML
5 11 (23.40%) CSS
5 11 (23.40%) Vue.js
5 11 (23.40%) WCF
6 2 (4.26%) 802.1X
6 2 (4.26%) jQuery
6 2 (4.26%) REST
6 2 (4.26%) XML
7 1 (2.13%) CSS3
7 1 (2.13%) DOM
7 1 (2.13%) Flask
7 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.13%) HTML5
7 1 (2.13%) JSON
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Android
1 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) Microservices
3 12 (25.53%) Front End Development
3 12 (25.53%) MVC
3 12 (25.53%) SDLC
4 11 (23.40%) DevOps
4 11 (23.40%) Web Development
5 10 (21.28%) BDD
5 10 (21.28%) Clean Code
5 10 (21.28%) Refactoring
6 8 (17.02%) Software Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.77%) TDD
9 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (8.51%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) C#
2 12 (25.53%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.77%) Python
3 6 (12.77%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Scala
5 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) Kotlin
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ISEB
1 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) GRC
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (6.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.38%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (4.26%) HP ALM
3 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle
3 5 (10.64%) Xamarin
4 3 (6.38%) Ab Initio
4 3 (6.38%) Cloudera
4 3 (6.38%) Teradata
5 2 (4.26%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) Cadence
6 1 (2.13%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) hybris
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Pega
6 1 (2.13%) Xerox