Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 41 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 307 250 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.03% 4.97% 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.09% 5.83% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 161 106
East of England median daily rate £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% - +18.06%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £263
90th Percentile £588 £573 £568
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 13
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -1.32%
10th Percentile £23.70 £36.25 £33.00
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.75 £41.90
England median hourly rate £40.38 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.31% +1.25% +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 4,332 4,286 4,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.02% 85.12% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,531 2,467 2,301
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £248 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 269 327
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.03 £26.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.60% +15.46% +5.39%
10th Percentile £11.31 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Cambridgeshire +10 108 £375 +7.14% 90
Essex +2 108 £525 +6.33% 20
Hertfordshire +18 57 £538 +2.38% 24
Suffolk 0 22 £375 -18.03% 4
Bedfordshire -6 16 £383 -4.38% 4
Norfolk +15 1 £350 -25.53% 6
East Anglia -5 1 £900 - 9
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 204 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (39.74%) Java
3 91 (29.64%) Scrum
4 84 (27.36%) TDD
5 77 (25.08%) Selenium
6 75 (24.43%) Linux
7 74 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
8 72 (23.45%) JIRA
9 68 (22.15%) Web Services
10 64 (20.85%) QA
11 59 (19.22%) Git (software)
12 58 (18.89%) SoapUI
13 57 (18.57%) Software Engineering
14 56 (18.24%) C#
14 56 (18.24%) SQL
15 54 (17.59%) Jenkins
16 52 (16.94%) Test Scripting
17 50 (16.29%) Kanban
18 49 (15.96%) XML
19 47 (15.31%) SOAP
19 47 (15.31%) Python
19 47 (15.31%) Finance
20 46 (14.98%) BDD
21 43 (14.01%) JSON
22 42 (13.68%) User Stories
22 42 (13.68%) Ansible
23 38 (12.38%) Oracle
23 38 (12.38%) API Testing
23 38 (12.38%) Deployment Automation
24 37 (12.05%) Subversion

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 20 (6.51%) Confluence
2 19 (6.19%) Mule
3 13 (4.23%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.26%) Apache
5 9 (2.93%) JBoss
6 6 (1.95%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (1.63%) nginx
8 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.98%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.98%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.65%) IIS
10 2 (0.65%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.65%) WildFly
11 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.33%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.33%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.33%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.19%) GitHub
3 9 (2.93%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.98%) vREST
6 2 (0.65%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (0.65%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.33%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.12%) HTTP
2 25 (8.14%) TCP/IP
3 22 (7.17%) SSL
4 16 (5.21%) Wireless
5 12 (3.91%) Internet
6 8 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.63%) Bluetooth
7 5 (1.63%) WLAN
8 4 (1.30%) Firewall
9 2 (0.65%) DNS
9 2 (0.65%) IPFIX
9 2 (0.65%) Network Security
10 1 (0.33%) DHCP
10 1 (0.33%) FTP
10 1 (0.33%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.33%) IPsec
10 1 (0.33%) SMS
10 1 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (2.93%) MySQL
3 9 (2.93%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.61%) Pentaho
4 8 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.28%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.63%) Impala
7 4 (1.30%) Big Data
7 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.30%) GIS
8 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.65%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.33%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 77 (25.08%) Selenium
2 72 (23.45%) JIRA
3 59 (19.22%) Git (software)
4 58 (18.89%) SoapUI
5 54 (17.59%) Jenkins
6 37 (12.05%) Subversion
7 34 (11.07%) JMeter
8 27 (8.79%) Cucumber
9 13 (4.23%) GitLab
9 13 (4.23%) LoadRunner
9 13 (4.23%) Maven
10 12 (3.91%) Robot Framework
10 12 (3.91%) TeamCity
10 12 (3.91%) Zephyr
11 11 (3.58%) WebDriver
12 10 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (2.61%) Bitbucket
13 8 (2.61%) IntelliJ
13 8 (2.61%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (15.31%) Finance
2 22 (7.17%) Electronics
3 19 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.54%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.21%) Marketing
6 7 (2.28%) Back Office
6 7 (2.28%) Banking
7 5 (1.63%) Automotive
7 5 (1.63%) Law
7 5 (1.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (23.45%) Developer
2 65 (21.17%) Tester
3 46 (14.98%) Analyst
4 45 (14.66%) Automation Tester
5 40 (13.03%) Test Analyst
6 34 (11.07%) Test Engineer
7 21 (6.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (6.19%) Architect
8 19 (6.19%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (5.54%) Java Developer
10 16 (5.21%) Test Automation Engineer
11 15 (4.89%) Senior Tester
12 14 (4.56%) Data Migration Developer
12 14 (4.56%) ETL Developer
12 14 (4.56%) Integration Developer
12 14 (4.56%) Oracle Developer
12 14 (4.56%) Oracle ETL Developer
12 14 (4.56%) PostgreSQL Developer
12 14 (4.56%) SQL Developer
12 14 (4.56%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (22.15%) Web Services
2 49 (15.96%) XML
3 47 (15.31%) SOAP
4 43 (14.01%) JSON
5 31 (10.10%) J2EE
5 31 (10.10%) REST
6 28 (9.12%) RESTful
7 26 (8.47%) HTML
8 23 (7.49%) CSS
9 21 (6.84%) .NET
9 21 (6.84%) HTML5
9 21 (6.84%) Spring
10 16 (5.21%) AngularJS
11 11 (3.58%) React
12 10 (3.26%) CSS3
12 10 (3.26%) Node.js
13 9 (2.93%) Middleware
14 8 (2.61%) Gherkin
14 8 (2.61%) Hibernate
15 7 (2.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.86%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.56%) Reference Data
5 11 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.95%) Clustering
9 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.30%) Fintech
11 3 (0.98%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.98%) LIMS
11 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.98%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.98%) Raspberry Pi
12 2 (0.65%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (24.43%) Linux
2 31 (10.10%) Unix
3 27 (8.79%) Windows
4 17 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.95%) CentOS
6 4 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.65%) VMS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (29.64%) Scrum
3 84 (27.36%) TDD
4 74 (24.10%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (18.57%) Software Engineering
6 52 (16.94%) Test Scripting
7 50 (16.29%) Kanban
8 46 (14.98%) BDD
9 42 (13.68%) User Stories
10 38 (12.38%) API Testing
10 38 (12.38%) Deployment Automation
11 32 (10.42%) Open Source
12 31 (10.10%) DevOps
13 30 (9.77%) SOA
14 29 (9.45%) Functional Testing
14 29 (9.45%) Performance Testing
15 28 (9.12%) Unit Testing
16 27 (8.79%) Test Strategy
17 26 (8.47%) Microservices
17 26 (8.47%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (39.74%) Java
2 56 (18.24%) C#
2 56 (18.24%) SQL
3 47 (15.31%) Python
4 30 (9.77%) C
4 30 (9.77%) JavaScript
5 29 (9.45%) Groovy
6 26 (8.47%) Ruby
7 24 (7.82%) Perl
8 19 (6.19%) PL/SQL
9 14 (4.56%) Java 8
10 12 (3.91%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.91%) T-SQL
11 11 (3.58%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.28%) C++
13 6 (1.95%) Scala
14 4 (1.30%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.98%) Objective-C
15 3 (0.98%) VB
16 2 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.17%) ISEB
2 22 (7.17%) ISTQB
3 21 (6.84%) Degree
4 19 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (2.61%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.95%) CCNA
8 6 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.98%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.65%) IRCA
11 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.33%) GIAC
12 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
12 1 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (20.85%) QA
2 6 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.33%) GMP
4 1 (0.33%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.33%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.33%) MISRA
4 1 (0.33%) MISRA C
System Software
1 18 (5.86%) Docker
2 13 (4.23%) Firmware
3 6 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.63%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.65%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (13.68%) Ansible
2 14 (4.56%) Puppet
2 14 (4.56%) Terraform
3 9 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.98%) Kibana
7 2 (0.65%) Grafana
7 2 (0.65%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.65%) Nmap
7 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.33%) logstash
8 1 (0.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (12.38%) Oracle
2 24 (7.82%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.54%) SAP
4 14 (4.56%) Talend
5 12 (3.91%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.93%) webMethods
7 5 (1.63%) MuleSoft
7 5 (1.63%) New Relic
7 5 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.63%) VMware
7 5 (1.63%) WSO2
8 4 (1.30%) Google
9 3 (0.98%) HP
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe
10 2 (0.65%) Citrix
10 2 (0.65%) IBM
10 2 (0.65%) Perforce
10 2 (0.65%) Sage
10 2 (0.65%) Symantec
11 1 (0.33%) Civica