Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 July 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.

Automated Testing
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 59 50
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 254 144 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.44% 2.79% 3.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 3.48% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 83 126
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £266 £210
90th Percentile £575 £529 £503
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 4
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £32.60 £31.25 £32.68
90th Percentile £44.88 £42.00 £54.30
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.66% +9.33% -

Test Automation 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 3903 4138 4729
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.56% 80.24% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2325 2440 2774
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £233 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £555 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 282 348
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -16.36%
10th Percentile £12.08 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.53 £47.50 £43.98
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation in the East of England.

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

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation in the East of England.

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

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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
Essex +38 113 £475 +15.15% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 64 £338 -10.00% 44
Bedfordshire +1 35 £360 +5.88% 2
Hertfordshire -15 26 £363 -23.68% 12
Suffolk +10 8 £369 -1.67% 5
Norfolk +6 8 £450 -8.63% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 169 (66.54%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (42.91%) Continuous Integration
3 105 (41.34%) TDD
4 89 (35.04%) Scrum
4 89 (35.04%) Linux
5 78 (30.71%) Java
6 76 (29.92%) Jenkins
7 69 (27.17%) Git (software)
8 68 (26.77%) Mentoring
9 59 (23.23%) DevOps
10 58 (22.83%) Python
11 55 (21.65%) User Stories
12 54 (21.26%) Relational Database
12 54 (21.26%) SQL
13 53 (20.87%) JIRA
13 53 (20.87%) QA
14 52 (20.47%) Kanban
15 51 (20.08%) HTTP
15 51 (20.08%) Middleware
16 50 (19.69%) Configuration Management
17 49 (19.29%) Perl
17 49 (19.29%) Selenium
18 48 (18.90%) Oracle
19 45 (17.72%) SOA
19 45 (17.72%) Test Scripting
20 43 (16.93%) TCP/IP
20 43 (16.93%) SSL
21 42 (16.54%) JBoss
22 41 (16.14%) Coaching
23 40 (15.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Test Automation
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 42 (16.54%) JBoss
2 24 (9.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (9.06%) Apache
3 23 (9.06%) Confluence
4 19 (7.48%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.76%) Mule
6 4 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.79%) CMS
8 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) IIS
9 1 (0.39%) Jetty
9 1 (0.39%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.39%) nginx
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Magento
1 1 (0.39%) Maximo
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.76%) SaaS
3 6 (2.36%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.57%) GitHub
4 4 (1.57%) IaaS
4 4 (1.57%) PaaS
4 4 (1.57%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.08%) HTTP
2 43 (16.93%) SSL
2 43 (16.93%) TCP/IP
3 26 (10.24%) Wireless
4 17 (6.69%) Internet
5 13 (5.12%) LDAP
6 10 (3.94%) Bluetooth
7 9 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (2.76%) WLAN
9 5 (1.97%) Broadband
10 4 (1.57%) NAS
10 4 (1.57%) Network Security
11 3 (1.18%) 802.11
11 3 (1.18%) ADSL
11 3 (1.18%) IPv4
11 3 (1.18%) IPv6
11 3 (1.18%) UPnP
11 3 (1.18%) VDSL
11 3 (1.18%) WAN
11 3 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.26%) Relational Database
2 18 (7.09%) MySQL
3 15 (5.91%) MariaDB
4 11 (4.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.97%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.57%) Redis
7 3 (1.18%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.18%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.39%) Big Data
8 1 (0.39%) DB2
8 1 (0.39%) DbVisualizer
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.39%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 76 (29.92%) Jenkins
2 69 (27.17%) Git (software)
3 53 (20.87%) JIRA
4 49 (19.29%) Selenium
5 38 (14.96%) Cucumber
6 36 (14.17%) Subversion
7 30 (11.81%) SoapUI
8 26 (10.24%) JUnit
9 21 (8.27%) Appium
10 19 (7.48%) JMeter
11 17 (6.69%) Calabash
12 15 (5.91%) Mockito
12 15 (5.91%) SpecFlow
13 13 (5.12%) WebDriver
14 12 (4.72%) Maven
14 12 (4.72%) TeamCity
15 9 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (3.15%) Capybara
17 7 (2.76%) Bugzilla
17 7 (2.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 26 (10.24%) Finance
2 22 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.48%) Electronics
4 9 (3.54%) Marketing
5 6 (2.36%) Law
5 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.36%) Retail
6 5 (1.97%) Banking
7 4 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (22.44%) Test Engineer
2 56 (22.05%) Developer
3 42 (16.54%) Tester
4 36 (14.17%) Java Developer
5 32 (12.60%) Analyst
6 30 (11.81%) Test Analyst
7 26 (10.24%) Software Test Engineer
8 24 (9.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (8.27%) Automation Tester
10 19 (7.48%) Test Automation Engineer
11 18 (7.09%) Embedded Engineer
12 17 (6.69%) Architect
13 12 (4.72%) Senior Test Engineer
14 11 (4.33%) Audio Engineer
15 8 (3.15%) Applications Engineer
16 7 (2.76%) .NET Developer
16 7 (2.76%) Java Software Developer
16 7 (2.76%) Mobile Engineer
16 7 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
16 7 (2.76%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (20.08%) Middleware
2 39 (15.35%) Web Services
3 33 (12.99%) XML
4 31 (12.20%) REST
5 29 (11.42%) J2EE
6 26 (10.24%) HTML
6 26 (10.24%) Spring
7 22 (8.66%) CSS
8 21 (8.27%) SOAP
9 20 (7.87%) JSON
10 18 (7.09%) .NET
10 18 (7.09%) Hibernate
11 15 (5.91%) Spring MVC
12 14 (5.51%) JPA
13 13 (5.12%) EclipseLink
13 13 (5.12%) Gherkin
13 13 (5.12%) JAAS
13 13 (5.12%) JAXB
14 11 (4.33%) RESTful
15 9 (3.54%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.24%) Mobile App
2 17 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.69%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.15%) Client/Server
3 8 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.97%) STB
6 4 (1.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (1.18%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.79%) IPTV
8 2 (0.79%) NHS
8 2 (0.79%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.79%) RIA
9 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.39%) iSeries
9 1 (0.39%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.04%) Linux
2 40 (15.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (15.35%) Unix
4 34 (13.39%) Mac OS X
5 31 (12.20%) Android
5 31 (12.20%) Apple iOS
6 25 (9.84%) Windows
7 7 (2.76%) VMS
8 4 (1.57%) AIX
8 4 (1.57%) HPUX
8 4 (1.57%) Solaris
9 2 (0.79%) CentOS
9 2 (0.79%) Fedora
10 1 (0.39%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (66.54%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (42.91%) Continuous Integration
3 105 (41.34%) TDD
4 89 (35.04%) Scrum
5 68 (26.77%) Mentoring
6 59 (23.23%) DevOps
7 55 (21.65%) User Stories
8 52 (20.47%) Kanban
9 50 (19.69%) Configuration Management
10 45 (17.72%) SOA
10 45 (17.72%) Test Scripting
11 41 (16.14%) Coaching
12 40 (15.75%) Software Engineering
13 39 (15.35%) Microservices
13 39 (15.35%) Open Source
14 36 (14.17%) BDD
14 36 (14.17%) Continuous Deployment
15 35 (13.78%) API Design
16 32 (12.60%) Continuous Delivery
16 32 (12.60%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (30.71%) Java
2 58 (22.83%) Python
3 54 (21.26%) SQL
4 49 (19.29%) Perl
5 38 (14.96%) JavaScript
6 34 (13.39%) C#
7 24 (9.45%) C
8 21 (8.27%) PL/SQL
9 19 (7.48%) Tcl
10 18 (7.09%) Ruby
11 11 (4.33%) Groovy
11 11 (4.33%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.54%) PHP
13 7 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.36%) XPath
15 4 (1.57%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.57%) C++
15 4 (1.57%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (8.66%) Degree
2 20 (7.87%) ISTQB
3 19 (7.48%) ISEB
4 9 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.97%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (20.87%) QA
2 7 (2.76%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (10.63%) Docker
2 15 (5.91%) Firmware
3 10 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.76%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (13.78%) Opscode Chef
1 35 (13.78%) Puppet
2 22 (8.66%) Ansible
3 5 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (18.90%) Oracle
2 30 (11.81%) WSO2
3 20 (7.87%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.91%) Xamarin
5 10 (3.94%) VMware
6 6 (2.36%) HP
6 6 (2.36%) SAP
7 5 (1.97%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.57%) Adobe
8 4 (1.57%) webMethods
9 3 (1.18%) Google
9 3 (1.18%) IBM
9 3 (1.18%) Perforce
10 2 (0.79%) Informatica
10 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.79%) Remedy
11 1 (0.39%) hybris
11 1 (0.39%) Mercator
11 1 (0.39%) Siemens
11 1 (0.39%) Telerik
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