Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 33 36
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 198 220 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.14% 4.87% 4.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.94% 6.00% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 146 137
East of England median daily rate £450 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £574 £553 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 15
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -14.29%
10th Percentile £36.25 £33.03 £20.75
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £39.37
% change year-on-year +10.63% +1.60% +12.49%

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 4,011 3,665 4,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.77% 81.08% 78.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,102 2,336
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.24%
10th Percentile £260 £215 £238
90th Percentile £582 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 287 395
East of England median hourly rate £33.92 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +8.33% +16.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.65 £11.60
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +2 79 £350 +7.69% 66
Essex -13 43 £525 +10.53% 13
Bedfordshire -13 32 £450 - 8
Hertfordshire -31 32 £525 +23.53% 30
Suffolk +5 10 £458 +14.38% 5
Norfolk -11 3 £370 -28.85% 3
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 137 (69.19%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (41.92%) Java
3 82 (41.41%) Python
4 70 (35.35%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (34.85%) TDD
6 63 (31.82%) Jenkins
7 60 (30.30%) Selenium
8 59 (29.80%) JIRA
9 51 (25.76%) Linux
10 50 (25.25%) Git (software)
11 49 (24.75%) QA
11 49 (24.75%) Scrum
12 48 (24.24%) Cucumber
13 47 (23.74%) Web Services
14 46 (23.23%) SoapUI
15 44 (22.22%) BDD
15 44 (22.22%) Test Scripting
16 40 (20.20%) C#
17 39 (19.70%) WebDriver
18 35 (17.68%) C
18 35 (17.68%) Perl
18 35 (17.68%) Ruby
19 34 (17.17%) Mentoring
20 32 (16.16%) Configuration Management
20 32 (16.16%) JUnit
21 30 (15.15%) SQL
21 30 (15.15%) Wireless
21 30 (15.15%) Telecoms
21 30 (15.15%) Kanban
22 28 (14.14%) Oracle

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 28 (14.14%) Confluence
2 17 (8.59%) JBoss
3 11 (5.56%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.05%) Apache
5 9 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.53%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.52%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.01%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.51%) Mule
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.54%) GitHub
4 5 (2.53%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.01%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.51%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Office 365
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.15%) Wireless
2 22 (11.11%) HTTP
3 18 (9.09%) Bluetooth
4 17 (8.59%) TCP/IP
5 14 (7.07%) SSL
6 9 (4.55%) LDAP
7 8 (4.04%) Internet
8 7 (3.54%) ATM
8 7 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.02%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.52%) IPv4
10 3 (1.52%) IPv6
10 3 (1.52%) NAS
11 2 (1.01%) 802.11
11 2 (1.01%) ADSL
11 2 (1.01%) Broadband
11 2 (1.01%) UPnP
11 2 (1.01%) VDSL
11 2 (1.01%) WAN
12 1 (0.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.63%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.56%) MySQL
3 9 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.54%) MongoDB
5 6 (3.03%) DB2
6 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.53%) Redis
7 4 (2.02%) Big Data
7 4 (2.02%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.52%) MariaDB
8 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.01%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.01%) Impala
9 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.01%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.51%) GIS
10 1 (0.51%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 60 (30.30%) Selenium
3 59 (29.80%) JIRA
4 50 (25.25%) Git (software)
5 48 (24.24%) Cucumber
6 46 (23.23%) SoapUI
7 39 (19.70%) WebDriver
8 32 (16.16%) JUnit
9 24 (12.12%) JBehave
10 23 (11.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (9.09%) Maven
11 18 (9.09%) SpecFlow
12 16 (8.08%) TeamCity
13 11 (5.56%) Ant
13 11 (5.56%) NUnit
13 11 (5.56%) Subversion
13 11 (5.56%) TestNG
14 10 (5.05%) JMeter
15 8 (4.04%) Mockito
15 8 (4.04%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 23 (11.62%) Finance
3 21 (10.61%) Retail
4 18 (9.09%) Electronics
5 7 (3.54%) Banking
6 6 (3.03%) Marketing
7 5 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
7 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (22.22%) Tester
2 43 (21.72%) Test Engineer
3 34 (17.17%) Analyst
4 33 (16.67%) Automation Tester
5 32 (16.16%) Developer
6 29 (14.65%) Test Analyst
7 18 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
7 18 (9.09%) Java Developer
8 17 (8.59%) Software Test Engineer
9 15 (7.58%) Test Automation Engineer
10 12 (6.06%) Bluetooth Engineer
11 11 (5.56%) Architect
12 10 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.05%) Software Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) Developer in Test
14 8 (4.04%) Java Automation Tester
14 8 (4.04%) QA Tester
14 8 (4.04%) Software Developer
15 7 (3.54%) QA Automation Tester
15 7 (3.54%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.74%) Web Services
2 25 (12.63%) Middleware
3 24 (12.12%) SOAP
4 23 (11.62%) CSS
4 23 (11.62%) Spring
5 21 (10.61%) REST
5 21 (10.61%) XML
6 20 (10.10%) .NET
7 17 (8.59%) HTML
8 16 (8.08%) RESTful
9 14 (7.07%) Gherkin
10 11 (5.56%) JSON
11 9 (4.55%) AngularJS
11 9 (4.55%) Hibernate
11 9 (4.55%) J2EE
12 8 (4.04%) HTML5
12 8 (4.04%) jQuery
12 8 (4.04%) Spring MVC
13 7 (3.54%) JPA
13 7 (3.54%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.58%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.05%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.04%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.04%) RIA
6 6 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.53%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.02%) User Experience
8 4 (2.02%) Verilog
9 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.01%) Life Science
10 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.01%) STB
11 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.51%) Animation
11 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.76%) Linux
2 22 (11.11%) Unix
3 19 (9.60%) Windows
4 17 (8.59%) Mac OS X
4 17 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.07%) Android
6 9 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.53%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.53%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.52%) Solaris
9 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) AIX
10 1 (0.51%) HPUX
10 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (69.19%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.35%) Continuous Integration
3 69 (34.85%) TDD
4 49 (24.75%) Scrum
5 44 (22.22%) BDD
5 44 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 34 (17.17%) Mentoring
7 32 (16.16%) Configuration Management
8 30 (15.15%) Kanban
9 28 (14.14%) E-Commerce
10 26 (13.13%) Functional Testing
10 26 (13.13%) SDET
10 26 (13.13%) SOA
11 25 (12.63%) DevOps
11 25 (12.63%) Software Engineering
12 24 (12.12%) Software Testing
13 22 (11.11%) Open Source
14 20 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (10.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (9.60%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (41.92%) Java
2 82 (41.41%) Python
3 40 (20.20%) C#
4 35 (17.68%) C
4 35 (17.68%) Perl
4 35 (17.68%) Ruby
5 30 (15.15%) SQL
6 21 (10.61%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.06%) Groovy
7 12 (6.06%) Tcl
8 9 (4.55%) Embedded C
8 9 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.54%) C++
9 7 (3.54%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.53%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.02%) PHP
12 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (8.08%) Degree
2 11 (5.56%) ISEB
3 9 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.02%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.75%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (10.10%) Docker
2 8 (4.04%) Firmware
3 3 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (10.61%) Ansible
2 15 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.57%) Puppet
4 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.01%) Oozie
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 28 (14.14%) Oracle
2 26 (13.13%) Atlassian
3 10 (5.05%) Perforce
4 9 (4.55%) HP
4 9 (4.55%) WSO2
5 7 (3.54%) SAP
6 6 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.03%) New Relic
7 5 (2.53%) hybris
7 5 (2.53%) IBM
8 3 (1.52%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.01%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.01%) Siemens
9 2 (1.01%) Twitter
9 2 (1.01%) VMware
10 1 (0.51%) Google
10 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.51%) webMethods