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

Automation Testing
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 116 128
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 7 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 11
Median daily rate £438 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £301
% change year-on-year - +12.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation 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 1758 2077 2168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.87% 79.34% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1235 1222
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 117 170
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.48% -15.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £12.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in the East of England

Automation 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 Automation Testing in the East of England.

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

Automation Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Hertfordshire +7 4 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 1
Essex -13 1 £425 +21.42% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Automation Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (71.43%) Selenium
3 18 (64.29%) Java
3 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
4 16 (57.14%) BDD
4 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
5 15 (53.57%) JBehave
5 15 (53.57%) TDD
6 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
6 13 (46.43%) Appium
7 12 (42.86%) Gherkin
7 12 (42.86%) QA
8 11 (39.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
9 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
10 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
11 8 (28.57%) ATDD
11 8 (28.57%) Open Source
11 8 (28.57%) Scrum
11 8 (28.57%) JUnit
11 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
12 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (25.00%) Kanban
13 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
13 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
13 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
13 6 (21.43%) Maven
13 6 (21.43%) JIRA
13 6 (21.43%) Confluence

Automation Testing
Co-occurring 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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
2 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) Selenium
2 18 (64.29%) Cucumber
3 16 (57.14%) WebDriver
4 15 (53.57%) JBehave
5 13 (46.43%) Appium
5 13 (46.43%) Jenkins
6 11 (39.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
7 8 (28.57%) JUnit
8 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 6 (21.43%) JIRA
8 6 (21.43%) Maven
8 6 (21.43%) SoapUI
9 4 (14.29%) Calabash
10 3 (10.71%) Mockito
10 3 (10.71%) Moq
10 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
11 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
12 1 (3.57%) Robot Framework
12 1 (3.57%) Robotium
General
1 5 (17.86%) Back Office
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
1 14 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Automation Tester
4 5 (17.86%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Android Tester
7 2 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) ETL Tester
7 2 (7.14%) iOS Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Senior Tester
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 5 (17.86%) Hibernate
2 5 (17.86%) RESTful
2 5 (17.86%) Spring
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Android
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) BDD
2 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 15 (53.57%) TDD
4 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
4 10 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
6 8 (28.57%) ATDD
6 8 (28.57%) Open Source
6 8 (28.57%) Scrum
7 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.00%) Kanban
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 5 (17.86%) High Availability
10 4 (14.29%) API Testing
11 3 (10.71%) Defect Management
11 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) Python
2 4 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
2 6 (21.43%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Atlassian
1 5 (17.86%) Xamarin
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