Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 35 50
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15 +36
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 181 163 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.72% 5.24% 4.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.22% 6.21% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 110 86
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +7.51%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £294
90th Percentile £528 £488 £495
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.75% +8.75% +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 2,203 2,623 2,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.80% 84.37% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,655 1,747
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 67
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +10.36% -13.58%
10th Percentile £9.61 £9.37 £8.76
90th Percentile £40.70 £47.50 £39.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Nottinghamshire +8 71 £450 +20.00% 33
Northamptonshire +16 60 £365 -8.86% 7
Leicestershire -1 32 £350 -5.08% 10
Derbyshire +23 11 £225 -32.84% 2
Lincolnshire - 5 - - 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 101 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (49.17%) Java
3 65 (35.91%) Selenium
3 65 (35.91%) Git (software)
4 63 (34.81%) JavaScript
4 63 (34.81%) Jenkins
5 50 (27.62%) TDD
6 48 (26.52%) HTML
7 47 (25.97%) Cucumber
8 39 (21.55%) JIRA
9 38 (20.99%) HTML5
10 37 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (20.44%) CSS
10 37 (20.44%) Web Services
10 37 (20.44%) AngularJS
11 36 (19.89%) Node.js
12 35 (19.34%) Scrum
13 32 (17.68%) BDD
14 29 (16.02%) Finance
15 28 (15.47%) C#
15 28 (15.47%) Amazon AWS
15 28 (15.47%) CSS3
16 27 (14.92%) Docker
16 27 (14.92%) React
17 26 (14.36%) Unit Testing
17 26 (14.36%) Android
17 26 (14.36%) Spring
18 25 (13.81%) Maven
19 23 (12.71%) Windows
20 22 (12.15%) SQL

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 (11.60%) Confluence
2 9 (4.97%) JBoss
3 5 (2.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (2.76%) Mule
4 4 (2.21%) CMS
5 3 (1.66%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.10%) IIS
6 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) CATIA
1 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) BASE24
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.55%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.47%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.42%) npm
4 7 (3.87%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.31%) BrowserStack
5 6 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.21%) Tricentis Tosca
7 2 (1.10%) Office 365
7 2 (1.10%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.66%) Firewall
2 2 (1.10%) DHCP
2 2 (1.10%) DNS
2 2 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) DSL
3 1 (0.55%) Skype
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.84%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.29%) MySQL
3 11 (6.08%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.52%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.52%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.76%) SQLite
6 4 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.55%) GIS
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 65 (35.91%) Git (software)
1 65 (35.91%) Selenium
2 63 (34.81%) Jenkins
3 47 (25.97%) Cucumber
4 39 (21.55%) JIRA
5 25 (13.81%) Maven
6 19 (10.50%) Subversion
7 17 (9.39%) Gradle
7 17 (9.39%) JUnit
8 16 (8.84%) Bitbucket
9 14 (7.73%) SoapUI
10 11 (6.08%) SonarQube
10 11 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (5.52%) Grunt
11 10 (5.52%) gulp
12 9 (4.97%) WebDriver
13 8 (4.42%) LoadUI
13 8 (4.42%) webpack
14 7 (3.87%) Protractor
14 7 (3.87%) Travis CI
General
1 29 (16.02%) Finance
2 8 (4.42%) Banking
2 8 (4.42%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Marketing
4 3 (1.66%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 106 (58.56%) Developer
2 32 (17.68%) Tester
3 29 (16.02%) Automation Tester
4 28 (15.47%) Java Developer
5 22 (12.15%) Analyst
6 20 (11.05%) Developer in Test
7 16 (8.84%) Test Analyst
8 14 (7.73%) Agile Developer
8 14 (7.73%) Agile Tester
8 14 (7.73%) Android Developer
8 14 (7.73%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 14 (7.73%) Selenium Tester
9 13 (7.18%) Software Developer
10 11 (6.08%) Test Automation Developer
11 10 (5.52%) UI Developer
12 9 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
12 9 (4.97%) PHP Developer
13 7 (3.87%) .NET Developer
13 7 (3.87%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (3.87%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.52%) HTML
2 38 (20.99%) HTML5
3 37 (20.44%) AngularJS
3 37 (20.44%) CSS
3 37 (20.44%) Web Services
4 36 (19.89%) Node.js
5 28 (15.47%) CSS3
6 27 (14.92%) React
7 26 (14.36%) Spring
8 22 (12.15%) Ionic Framework
9 20 (11.05%) JSON
10 16 (8.84%) Ajax
10 16 (8.84%) jQuery
10 16 (8.84%) REST
11 14 (7.73%) .NET
12 13 (7.18%) Android SDK
13 12 (6.63%) Gherkin
14 11 (6.08%) Android NDK
14 11 (6.08%) Java EE
15 10 (5.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.29%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (6.08%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.31%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.21%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.21%) User Experience
7 2 (1.10%) Clustering
7 2 (1.10%) FMCG
7 2 (1.10%) PDA
8 1 (0.55%) GPGPU
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.36%) Android
2 23 (12.71%) Windows
3 14 (7.73%) Linux
4 12 (6.63%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.66%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.10%) AIX
6 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.10%) Solaris
6 2 (1.10%) Unix
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.62%) TDD
3 37 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (19.34%) Scrum
5 32 (17.68%) BDD
6 26 (14.36%) Unit Testing
7 22 (12.15%) OO
8 20 (11.05%) DevOps
9 19 (10.50%) Android Development
9 19 (10.50%) Mentoring
10 18 (9.94%) Configuration Management
11 17 (9.39%) Software Engineering
12 16 (8.84%) Front End Development
12 16 (8.84%) User Stories
13 15 (8.29%) Kanban
13 15 (8.29%) Pair Programming
14 13 (7.18%) Microservices
14 13 (7.18%) SDET
15 12 (6.63%) Test Scripting
16 11 (6.08%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 89 (49.17%) Java
2 63 (34.81%) JavaScript
3 28 (15.47%) C#
4 22 (12.15%) SQL
5 17 (9.39%) Python
6 11 (6.08%) C
6 11 (6.08%) C++
7 10 (5.52%) PHP
8 9 (4.97%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.42%) ES6
9 8 (4.42%) Groovy
10 3 (1.66%) Java 8
10 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.10%) Jython
11 2 (1.10%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.10%) Ruby
12 1 (0.55%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.55%) GLSL
12 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Degree
2 12 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (4.97%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.76%) ISEB
5 5 (2.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.66%) TickIT
3 2 (1.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (14.92%) Docker
2 9 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (9.39%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (7.18%) Ansible
3 7 (3.87%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.87%) Puppet
4 5 (2.76%) Terraform
5 4 (2.21%) OpenView
5 4 (2.21%) SCCM
5 4 (2.21%) SCOM
5 4 (2.21%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.10%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 14 (7.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.18%) Oracle
3 9 (4.97%) VMware
4 8 (4.42%) Google
4 8 (4.42%) HP
5 6 (3.31%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 6 (3.31%) Perforce
5 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.31%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.76%) Sencha
7 4 (2.21%) Micro Focus
7 4 (2.21%) Twitter
8 3 (1.66%) CA Agile Central
8 3 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.66%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) Citrix
9 2 (1.10%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.10%) McAfee
9 2 (1.10%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.10%) Veritas