Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 202 289 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.87% 5.79% 4.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 6.78% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 172 155
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £579 £599 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.11% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 19
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £39.38 £21.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £47.88 £45.63 £49.90
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.98% +2.19% -

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 3,560 4,264 4,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.89% 85.43% 85.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,127 2,469 2,436
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £246
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 254 270
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.11% +3.73%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.18 £11.99
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.03 £47.55
England median hourly rate £24.68 £20.50 £23.07
% change year-on-year +20.38% -11.14% +1.01%

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 September 2019.

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
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 September 2019. 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 -16 71 £475 +27.04% 82
Hertfordshire +5 59 £438 -7.89% 28
Essex 0 46 £500 -4.76% 5
Suffolk +15 18 £383 -4.38% 4
Bedfordshire +7 9 £525 +37.25% 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 110 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (31.19%) Selenium
2 63 (31.19%) SQL
3 59 (29.21%) Java
4 56 (27.72%) DevOps
5 55 (27.23%) TDD
6 51 (25.25%) Scrum
6 51 (25.25%) JIRA
7 45 (22.28%) JavaScript
7 45 (22.28%) BDD
8 42 (20.79%) C#
9 39 (19.31%) Git (software)
10 38 (18.81%) QA
11 37 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (17.82%) Test Scripting
12 36 (17.82%) AWS
13 35 (17.33%) Jenkins
14 33 (16.34%) HTML
15 32 (15.84%) Integration Testing
16 29 (14.36%) Software Engineering
16 29 (14.36%) Kanban
16 29 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (14.36%) Azure
17 28 (13.86%) CSS
18 27 (13.37%) Oracle
18 27 (13.37%) Cucumber
18 27 (13.37%) React
19 26 (12.87%) Linux
19 26 (12.87%) Python
19 26 (12.87%) ISTQB

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 (8.91%) Confluence
2 11 (5.45%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.95%) Apache
4 6 (2.97%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.48%) nginx
6 4 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.98%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.98%) CoreMedia CMS
6 4 (1.98%) JBoss
6 4 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.49%) IIS
7 3 (1.49%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.99%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Magento
2 5 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.98%) Fredhopper
3 4 (1.98%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.82%) AWS
2 29 (14.36%) Azure
3 12 (5.94%) BrowserStack
4 10 (4.95%) GCP
5 9 (4.46%) Serverless
6 7 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (2.97%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.97%) Sauce Labs
8 5 (2.48%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.98%) Algolia
9 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.98%) GitHub
9 4 (1.98%) SaaS
10 3 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.99%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (0.99%) Force.com
12 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.48%) HTTP
2 4 (1.98%) Broadband
2 4 (1.98%) Internet
2 4 (1.98%) SSL
2 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.49%) Wireless
4 1 (0.50%) ADSL2+
4 1 (0.50%) DSL
4 1 (0.50%) SMTP
4 1 (0.50%) SSH
4 1 (0.50%) VDSL2
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.44%) NoSQL
2 12 (5.94%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.45%) MySQL
4 9 (4.46%) Oracle OWB
5 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.47%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (3.47%) DB2
6 7 (3.47%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (2.48%) Big Data
7 5 (2.48%) BigQuery
8 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.99%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.99%) Impala
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 63 (31.19%) Selenium
2 51 (25.25%) JIRA
3 39 (19.31%) Git (software)
4 35 (17.33%) Jenkins
5 27 (13.37%) Cucumber
6 17 (8.42%) WebDriver
7 15 (7.43%) SoapUI
8 13 (6.44%) JMeter
8 13 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (4.46%) Appium
9 9 (4.46%) Robot Framework
9 9 (4.46%) Visual Studio
9 9 (4.46%) Zephyr
10 8 (3.96%) TestRail
11 7 (3.47%) Subversion
11 7 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (2.48%) Calabash
13 5 (2.48%) JUnit
13 5 (2.48%) Maven
General
1 19 (9.41%) Finance
2 14 (6.93%) Retail
3 13 (6.44%) Public Sector
3 13 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.95%) Games
5 6 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.49%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Back Office
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (23.27%) Developer
2 32 (15.84%) Tester
3 30 (14.85%) Test Engineer
4 24 (11.88%) Analyst
5 20 (9.90%) Test Analyst
6 19 (9.41%) Automation Tester
7 15 (7.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (7.43%) Test Manager
8 14 (6.93%) Test Automation Engineer
9 13 (6.44%) Software Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) QA Tester
10 10 (4.95%) Software Test Engineer
11 9 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.96%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.47%) Java Developer
13 7 (3.47%) Test Automation Developer
14 6 (2.97%) Senior Tester
15 5 (2.48%) Architect
15 5 (2.48%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.34%) HTML
2 28 (13.86%) CSS
3 27 (13.37%) React
4 23 (11.39%) .NET
5 20 (9.90%) AngularJS
5 20 (9.90%) REST
5 20 (9.90%) XML
6 19 (9.41%) Spring
6 19 (9.41%) Web Services
7 18 (8.91%) jQuery
8 15 (7.43%) Node.js
8 15 (7.43%) RESTful
9 13 (6.44%) SOAP
10 12 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (5.45%) JSON
12 10 (4.95%) ASP.NET
12 10 (4.95%) Laravel
13 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (4.46%) WCF
14 8 (3.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.36%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.91%) User Experience
3 12 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.97%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.97%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.99%) EPoS
8 2 (0.99%) Life Science
8 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.99%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.50%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.50%) Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.87%) Linux
2 23 (11.39%) Unix
3 21 (10.40%) Windows
4 10 (4.95%) Android
5 8 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.47%) Mac OS
7 6 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (27.72%) DevOps
3 55 (27.23%) TDD
4 51 (25.25%) Scrum
5 45 (22.28%) BDD
6 37 (18.32%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (17.82%) Test Scripting
8 32 (15.84%) Integration Testing
9 29 (14.36%) Kanban
9 29 (14.36%) Software Engineering
10 25 (12.38%) Microservices
11 23 (11.39%) Mentoring
12 22 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (10.89%) Test Strategy
13 21 (10.40%) MVC
14 20 (9.90%) OO
14 20 (9.90%) Software Testing
15 19 (9.41%) Performance Testing
15 19 (9.41%) Regression Testing
16 18 (8.91%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (31.19%) SQL
2 59 (29.21%) Java
3 45 (22.28%) JavaScript
4 42 (20.79%) C#
5 26 (12.87%) Python
6 17 (8.42%) Ruby
7 13 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.94%) Java 8
9 11 (5.45%) C
9 11 (5.45%) PHP
10 4 (1.98%) Perl
10 4 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.98%) R
10 4 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.99%) C++
11 2 (0.99%) ES6
11 2 (0.99%) Groovy
11 2 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.50%) Go
12 1 (0.50%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 26 (12.87%) ISTQB
2 17 (8.42%) ISEB
2 17 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.43%) Degree
4 11 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.81%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.50%) GDPR
3 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (10.40%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (11.39%) Ansible
2 21 (10.40%) Terraform
3 17 (8.42%) Kubernetes
4 11 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (4.95%) Puppet
6 6 (2.97%) HP ALM
6 6 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.99%) Kibana
8 1 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.50%) Grafana
8 1 (0.50%) Nessus
8 1 (0.50%) Salt
8 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 27 (13.37%) Oracle
2 12 (5.94%) SAP
3 11 (5.45%) IBM
4 10 (4.95%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.96%) hybris
6 6 (2.97%) Google
6 6 (2.97%) HP
6 6 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.48%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.98%) Adobe
8 4 (1.98%) Elastic Path
8 4 (1.98%) WSO2
9 2 (0.99%) EMC
9 2 (0.99%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (0.99%) Tableau
9 2 (0.99%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.50%) Coverity
10 1 (0.50%) Siemens
10 1 (0.50%) Zend