Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 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 of England
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 50 39
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 318 213 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.44% 4.24% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.52% 5.00% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 139 128
East of England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +17.86%
10th Percentile £299 £291 £263
90th Percentile £588 £570 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 11
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £24.75 £36.25 £33.25
90th Percentile £48.13 £49.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £41.75 £43.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.47% +8.13% +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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,227 4,258 3,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.58% 84.75% 82.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,498 2,465 2,276
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £581 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 242 314
East of England median hourly rate £17.97 £36.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.08% +13.39% +27.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.28 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.20 £50.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 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
Essex +29 125 £510 -2.76% 19
Cambridgeshire +9 103 £363 +3.57% 70
Hertfordshire +26 61 £550 +4.76% 14
Suffolk +4 18 £375 -18.03% 7
Bedfordshire -13 12 £395 -12.22% 6
Norfolk +13 2 £585 +24.47% 4
East Anglia -9 1 £900 - 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 209 (65.72%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (38.05%) Java
3 94 (29.56%) JIRA
4 92 (28.93%) TDD
5 89 (27.99%) Scrum
6 87 (27.36%) Linux
7 77 (24.21%) Selenium
8 72 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (21.70%) SQL
10 60 (18.87%) Git (software)
11 58 (18.24%) QA
11 58 (18.24%) SoapUI
11 58 (18.24%) Jenkins
11 58 (18.24%) Web Services
11 58 (18.24%) Python
12 55 (17.30%) BDD
12 55 (17.30%) Kanban
13 54 (16.98%) Test Scripting
13 54 (16.98%) Oracle
14 51 (16.04%) XML
14 51 (16.04%) User Stories
15 48 (15.09%) Software Engineering
16 46 (14.47%) SOAP
17 45 (14.15%) Finance
18 43 (13.52%) Ansible
19 42 (13.21%) Security Cleared
19 42 (13.21%) C#
20 40 (12.58%) JMeter
20 40 (12.58%) JSON
20 40 (12.58%) Test Strategy

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 36 (11.32%) Confluence
2 18 (5.66%) Mule
3 17 (5.35%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.83%) Apache
4 9 (2.83%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.52%) JBoss
6 7 (2.20%) WildFly
7 5 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.26%) nginx
8 4 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.26%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.63%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.31%) Jetty
10 1 (0.31%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.63%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.31%) HFM
2 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.03%) GitHub
3 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.63%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.63%) Serverless
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.86%) HTTP
2 22 (6.92%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.29%) Internet
3 20 (6.29%) Wireless
4 19 (5.97%) SSL
5 7 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.57%) 4G
6 5 (1.57%) 5G
6 5 (1.57%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.57%) WLAN
7 4 (1.26%) 3GPP
7 4 (1.26%) LTE
8 2 (0.63%) 3G
8 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.63%) GSM
8 2 (0.63%) UTRAN
8 2 (0.63%) VPN
8 2 (0.63%) WCDMA
9 1 (0.31%) FTP
9 1 (0.31%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.03%) Pentaho
2 16 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.09%) MySQL
4 11 (3.46%) Impala
5 10 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.57%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.26%) GIS
7 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.63%) Big Data
9 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (29.56%) JIRA
2 77 (24.21%) Selenium
3 60 (18.87%) Git (software)
4 58 (18.24%) Jenkins
4 58 (18.24%) SoapUI
5 40 (12.58%) JMeter
6 36 (11.32%) Subversion
7 23 (7.23%) Cucumber
8 20 (6.29%) LoadRunner
9 17 (5.35%) Robot Framework
10 15 (4.72%) TeamCity
11 14 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (4.40%) Zephyr
12 13 (4.09%) Bitbucket
12 13 (4.09%) JUnit
13 11 (3.46%) GitLab
14 10 (3.14%) Maven
15 9 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (2.52%) WebDriver
17 7 (2.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (14.15%) Finance
2 18 (5.66%) Electronics
2 18 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.09%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.09%) Marketing
4 9 (2.83%) Back Office
5 7 (2.20%) Banking
6 5 (1.57%) Retail
7 4 (1.26%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 77 (24.21%) Developer
2 69 (21.70%) Tester
3 54 (16.98%) Analyst
4 42 (13.21%) Automation Tester
4 42 (13.21%) Test Analyst
5 33 (10.38%) Test Engineer
6 21 (6.60%) Data Migration Developer
6 21 (6.60%) SQL Developer
7 20 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (6.29%) QA Tester
8 18 (5.66%) Java Developer
9 17 (5.35%) Architect
10 16 (5.03%) Test Automation Engineer
10 16 (5.03%) Test Manager
11 15 (4.72%) ETL Developer
11 15 (4.72%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (4.72%) Oracle ETL Developer
11 15 (4.72%) PostgreSQL Developer
11 15 (4.72%) Senior Tester
11 15 (4.72%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (18.24%) Web Services
2 51 (16.04%) XML
3 46 (14.47%) SOAP
4 40 (12.58%) JSON
5 31 (9.75%) J2EE
5 31 (9.75%) REST
6 25 (7.86%) RESTful
7 20 (6.29%) Spring
8 19 (5.97%) HTML
9 16 (5.03%) .NET
9 16 (5.03%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.40%) HTML5
11 13 (4.09%) Gherkin
12 12 (3.77%) CSS
13 11 (3.46%) Node.js
13 11 (3.46%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (3.46%) React
14 10 (3.14%) Spring Boot
15 8 (2.52%) Hibernate
16 7 (2.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (4.72%) Client/Server
3 15 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (4.72%) Reference Data
4 9 (2.83%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (1.89%) Clustering
6 6 (1.89%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.26%) Fintech
7 4 (1.26%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.26%) Smart City
8 3 (0.94%) LIMS
8 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) Raspberry Pi
8 3 (0.94%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 87 (27.36%) Linux
2 37 (11.64%) Unix
3 31 (9.75%) Windows
4 15 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.26%) CentOS
8 3 (0.94%) Android
8 3 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.63%) Fedora
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (65.72%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (28.93%) TDD
3 89 (27.99%) Scrum
4 72 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
5 55 (17.30%) BDD
5 55 (17.30%) Kanban
6 54 (16.98%) Test Scripting
7 51 (16.04%) User Stories
8 48 (15.09%) Software Engineering
9 40 (12.58%) Test Strategy
10 38 (11.95%) DevOps
10 38 (11.95%) Performance Testing
11 36 (11.32%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 35 (11.01%) Deployment Automation
13 33 (10.38%) ETL
13 33 (10.38%) Functional Testing
14 32 (10.06%) Regression Testing
15 31 (9.75%) API Testing
15 31 (9.75%) Microservices
15 31 (9.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 121 (38.05%) Java
2 69 (21.70%) SQL
3 58 (18.24%) Python
4 42 (13.21%) C#
5 26 (8.18%) Groovy
6 24 (7.55%) C
7 23 (7.23%) Perl
7 23 (7.23%) Ruby
8 21 (6.60%) JavaScript
9 19 (5.97%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.77%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.14%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.83%) Java 8
13 8 (2.52%) C++
14 6 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.89%) Scala
15 4 (1.26%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.94%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.94%) VB
17 2 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.06%) ISEB
2 32 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.75%) ISTQB
4 16 (5.03%) Degree
5 8 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.57%) CCNA
7 5 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.94%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.63%) IRCA
10 2 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.31%) CISSP
11 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (18.24%) QA
2 20 (6.29%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) MISRA
4 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
System Software
1 28 (8.81%) Docker
2 18 (5.66%) Firmware
3 8 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (13.52%) Ansible
2 17 (5.35%) Terraform
3 14 (4.40%) Puppet
4 10 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.52%) Kibana
5 8 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (1.89%) Salt
7 6 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.57%) logstash
9 2 (0.63%) Grafana
9 2 (0.63%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (16.98%) Oracle
2 22 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.72%) Talend
4 14 (4.40%) SAP
5 13 (4.09%) webMethods
6 11 (3.46%) IBM
7 10 (3.14%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.89%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.89%) Perforce
9 5 (1.57%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.57%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.26%) Google
10 4 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.26%) WSO2
11 3 (0.94%) New Relic
12 2 (0.63%) Adobe
12 2 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.63%) HP
12 2 (0.63%) Sage
12 2 (0.63%) VMware