Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 36 50
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 198 240 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.46% 5.50% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.27% 6.55% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 165 108
East of England median daily rate £475 £422 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.56% +12.53% -3.23%
10th Percentile £279 £291 £263
90th Percentile £582 £558 £566
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 7
East of England median hourly rate £43.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +25.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £33.10 £32.58 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.33 £38.75 £38.25
England median hourly rate £47.25 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +26.00% -8.54% +12.33%

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 3,760 3,662 4,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.61% 83.89% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,112 2,182 2,404
East of England median daily rate £438 £405 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 262 313
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.12% +23.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.73 £50.76
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.27
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.43% +10.81%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -16 61 £500 +9.89% 11
Cambridgeshire +4 56 £295 -12.59% 100
Hertfordshire -13 36 £400 -5.88% 19
Bedfordshire -8 31 £500 +12.36% 7
Suffolk -2 8 £469 +44.23% 10
Norfolk -9 3 £370 -17.78% 13
East Anglia - 3 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 132 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (52.02%) Java
3 76 (38.38%) Jenkins
4 75 (37.88%) Selenium
5 73 (36.87%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (31.82%) TDD
7 51 (25.76%) Web Services
7 51 (25.76%) SoapUI
8 48 (24.24%) Cucumber
8 48 (24.24%) JIRA
9 47 (23.74%) Git (software)
9 47 (23.74%) Linux
10 45 (22.73%) Python
11 42 (21.21%) C#
11 42 (21.21%) SQL
12 39 (19.70%) Perl
12 39 (19.70%) BDD
12 39 (19.70%) QA
13 37 (18.69%) DevOps
13 37 (18.69%) Mentoring
14 35 (17.68%) Configuration Management
15 34 (17.17%) Scrum
16 33 (16.67%) Ruby
16 33 (16.67%) Oracle
17 32 (16.16%) E-Commerce
18 31 (15.66%) REST
18 31 (15.66%) Deployment Automation
19 29 (14.65%) XML
20 28 (14.14%) SOAP
21 27 (13.64%) Finance

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 18 (9.09%) Confluence
2 16 (8.08%) WebSphere
3 15 (7.58%) JBoss
4 11 (5.56%) Apache
5 10 (5.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (3.54%) Mule
7 4 (2.02%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.01%) nginx
8 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) CMS
9 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (2.53%) Magento
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) HFM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.51%) Postilion
3 1 (0.51%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.55%) GitHub
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.01%) SaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Slack
5 2 (1.01%) Stackdriver
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.51%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.13%) HTTP
2 19 (9.60%) TCP/IP
3 16 (8.08%) SSL
4 7 (3.54%) Internet
4 7 (3.54%) Wireless
5 4 (2.02%) DNS
6 3 (1.52%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.01%) AMQP
7 2 (1.01%) ATM
7 2 (1.01%) DHCP
7 2 (1.01%) Firewall
7 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.01%) IPsec
7 2 (1.01%) SNMP
7 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.51%) HSPA
8 1 (0.51%) LTE
8 1 (0.51%) NAS
8 1 (0.51%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.54%) DB2
3 7 (3.54%) MySQL
4 5 (2.53%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (2.53%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.02%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (2.02%) GIS
5 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.52%) Redis
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.01%) Big Data
7 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.01%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (38.38%) Jenkins
2 75 (37.88%) Selenium
3 51 (25.76%) SoapUI
4 48 (24.24%) Cucumber
4 48 (24.24%) JIRA
5 47 (23.74%) Git (software)
6 23 (11.62%) JUnit
6 23 (11.62%) SpecFlow
7 22 (11.11%) JBehave
8 21 (10.61%) TeamCity
9 20 (10.10%) WebDriver
10 18 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 16 (8.08%) Zephyr
12 15 (7.58%) JMeter
13 12 (6.06%) Maven
13 12 (6.06%) Subversion
14 10 (5.05%) TestNG
15 9 (4.55%) Bitbucket
16 8 (4.04%) Ant
16 8 (4.04%) GitLab
General
1 27 (13.64%) Finance
2 17 (8.59%) Retail
3 10 (5.05%) Back Office
4 9 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.54%) Banking
5 7 (3.54%) Electronics
5 7 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.53%) Marketing
7 3 (1.52%) Automotive
7 3 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Advertising
8 2 (1.01%) Law
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (21.21%) Developer
2 38 (19.19%) Tester
3 34 (17.17%) Analyst
4 30 (15.15%) Test Analyst
5 27 (13.64%) Automation Tester
6 23 (11.62%) Test Engineer
7 19 (9.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (9.60%) Java Developer
8 14 (7.07%) Test Automation Engineer
9 11 (5.56%) Java Automation Tester
10 10 (5.05%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (5.05%) Senior Tester
11 9 (4.55%) QA Tester
11 9 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.04%) Consultant
12 8 (4.04%) Developer in Test
12 8 (4.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 8 (4.04%) Senior Automation Tester
12 8 (4.04%) Senior Test Engineer
12 8 (4.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (25.76%) Web Services
2 31 (15.66%) REST
3 29 (14.65%) XML
4 28 (14.14%) SOAP
5 25 (12.63%) .NET
6 23 (11.62%) Middleware
7 17 (8.59%) J2EE
7 17 (8.59%) RESTful
8 14 (7.07%) JSON
9 13 (6.57%) HTML
10 12 (6.06%) Spring
11 11 (5.56%) CSS
11 11 (5.56%) Gherkin
12 6 (3.03%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.03%) Apache Camel
12 6 (3.03%) HTML5
12 6 (3.03%) LDAP
13 5 (2.53%) Node.js
13 5 (2.53%) RESTEasy
13 5 (2.53%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.03%) Client/Server
2 6 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.03%) RIA
3 5 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.02%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.52%) User Experience
6 2 (1.01%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.01%) Replication
7 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.51%) Animation
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.74%) Linux
2 25 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (11.62%) Unix
4 14 (7.07%) Windows
5 7 (3.54%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.53%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.52%) Android
7 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.52%) CentOS
8 2 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.01%) Solaris
8 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.51%) AIX
9 1 (0.51%) SUSE
9 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.87%) Continuous Integration
3 63 (31.82%) TDD
4 39 (19.70%) BDD
5 37 (18.69%) DevOps
5 37 (18.69%) Mentoring
6 35 (17.68%) Configuration Management
7 34 (17.17%) Scrum
8 32 (16.16%) E-Commerce
9 31 (15.66%) Deployment Automation
10 27 (13.64%) SDET
11 25 (12.63%) Test Scripting
12 22 (11.11%) Open Source
13 21 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (10.10%) Integration Testing
15 19 (9.60%) Kanban
15 19 (9.60%) Microservices
16 18 (9.09%) Regression Testing
16 18 (9.09%) Software Engineering
16 18 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (52.02%) Java
2 45 (22.73%) Python
3 42 (21.21%) C#
3 42 (21.21%) SQL
4 39 (19.70%) Perl
5 33 (16.67%) Ruby
6 19 (9.60%) C
7 13 (6.57%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.06%) Groovy
9 9 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.03%) PHP
11 5 (2.53%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.02%) C++
12 4 (2.02%) Java 8
13 3 (1.52%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.01%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.01%) ES6
14 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.51%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 20 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.06%) ISTQB
4 11 (5.56%) ISEB
5 9 (4.55%) Degree
6 6 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (19.70%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) GDPR
2 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (10.10%) Docker
2 8 (4.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (12.12%) Ansible
2 23 (11.62%) Puppet
3 21 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (4.55%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.52%) logstash
7 2 (1.01%) Consul
7 2 (1.01%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.01%) Kibana
7 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.01%) Terraform
8 1 (0.51%) Graphite
Vendors
1 33 (16.67%) Oracle
2 22 (11.11%) Atlassian
3 11 (5.56%) WSO2
4 10 (5.05%) HP
5 9 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.03%) hybris
6 6 (3.03%) IBM
6 6 (3.03%) SAP
7 3 (1.52%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (1.52%) New Relic
7 3 (1.52%) Perforce
8 2 (1.01%) F5
8 2 (1.01%) Google
8 2 (1.01%) Percona
8 2 (1.01%) Siemens
8 2 (1.01%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.01%) Splunk
9 1 (0.51%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.51%) Meraki
9 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft