The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / East of England
Rank 93 93 123
Rank change year-on-year 0 +30  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 33 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.52% 1.23% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.52% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 4
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £840 £518 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 1971 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.69% 80.71% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1172 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in the East of England

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in the East of England

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in the East of England

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in the East of England

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +8 21 £423 +5.62% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £338 -10.00% 11
Hertfordshire +1 5 £883 - 3
Suffolk - 1 £400 - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 43 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (67.27%) Java
3 34 (61.82%) TDD
4 31 (56.36%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (52.73%) DevOps
6 24 (43.64%) Mentoring
7 21 (38.18%) Software Engineering
7 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (34.55%) Degree
9 16 (29.09%) Selenium
9 16 (29.09%) Android
9 16 (29.09%) Apple iOS
10 15 (27.27%) Adobe
10 15 (27.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
11 13 (23.64%) Computer Science
12 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
13 11 (20.00%) BDD
13 11 (20.00%) Android Development
13 11 (20.00%) iOS Development
14 10 (18.18%) Scrum
14 10 (18.18%) SQL
15 9 (16.36%) Web Services
15 9 (16.36%) Cucumber
15 9 (16.36%) SoapUI
16 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
16 8 (14.55%) QA
16 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
16 8 (14.55%) Oracle
17 7 (12.73%) WebLogic

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 15 (27.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (12.73%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.27%) Confluence
4 2 (3.64%) JBoss
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) DB2
1 2 (3.64%) DbVisualizer
1 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.64%) Neo4j
1 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.82%) CouchDB
2 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.82%) HBase
2 1 (1.82%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.82%) Redis
2 1 (1.82%) Riak
Development Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Selenium
2 13 (23.64%) Jenkins
3 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
4 9 (16.36%) Cucumber
4 9 (16.36%) SoapUI
5 7 (12.73%) XDoclet
6 6 (10.91%) JIRA
7 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.64%) Appium
9 2 (3.64%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.64%) JUnit
10 1 (1.82%) Mockito
10 1 (1.82%) NUnit
10 1 (1.82%) RSpec
10 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (9.09%) Electronics
1 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Games
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (45.45%) Developer
2 22 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Senior Developer
3 12 (21.82%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Java Software Developer
5 10 (18.18%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 10 (18.18%) Senior Software Developer
6 8 (14.55%) Test Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Test Manager
7 7 (12.73%) Tester
8 5 (9.09%) Automation Tester
8 5 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Software Manager
8 5 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Portfolio Manager
9 4 (7.27%) Portfolio Test Manager
10 3 (5.45%) Audio Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) QA Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) Senior Test Manager
11 2 (3.64%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Web Services
2 7 (12.73%) EJB
2 7 (12.73%) Java EE
3 5 (9.09%) HTML
4 4 (7.27%) .NET
4 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.27%) CSS
4 4 (7.27%) XML
5 3 (5.45%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.64%) J2EE
6 2 (3.64%) JAAS
6 2 (3.64%) JAXB
6 2 (3.64%) Spring
6 2 (3.64%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.82%) HTML5
7 1 (1.82%) JPA
7 1 (1.82%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (23.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Android
1 16 (29.09%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (78.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (61.82%) TDD
3 31 (56.36%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (52.73%) DevOps
5 24 (43.64%) Mentoring
6 21 (38.18%) Software Engineering
7 11 (20.00%) Android Development
7 11 (20.00%) BDD
7 11 (20.00%) iOS Development
8 10 (18.18%) Scrum
9 8 (14.55%) Manual Testing
9 8 (14.55%) Test Scripting
10 7 (12.73%) Open Source
10 7 (12.73%) Test Strategy
11 6 (10.91%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (10.91%) Test Automation
12 5 (9.09%) Digital Signal Processing
12 5 (9.09%) Signal Processing
12 5 (9.09%) Test Management
13 4 (7.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (67.27%) Java
2 10 (18.18%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Groovy
4 6 (10.91%) Python
5 5 (9.09%) Tcl
6 4 (7.27%) C#
6 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) ISEB
2 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Adobe
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) hybris
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) Mapbox
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