Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 48 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 188 198 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.59% 4.46% 5.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 5.23% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 118 165
East of England median daily rate £425 £475 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +12.56% +12.53%
10th Percentile £284 £279 £291
90th Percentile £612 £582 £558
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 15
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.81% +14.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £37.50 £33.10 £32.60
90th Percentile £46.15 £47.33 £41.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £47.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.99% +26.00% -6.25%

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 3,450 3,786 3,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.19% 85.25% 84.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,002 2,128 2,207
East of England median daily rate £450 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £237 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 225 266
East of England median hourly rate £18.63 £19.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -44.12% +36.00%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.43 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.40 £47.63
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.91% -10.00% +8.70%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
Essex +8 74 £400 -20.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 60 £460 +55.93% 53
Hertfordshire +5 39 £390 -2.50% 20
Suffolk +14 8 £325 -30.67%
Bedfordshire -8 5 £563 +12.50% 7
Norfolk +3 2 £585 +58.11% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 111 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (37.23%) JIRA
3 67 (35.64%) Java
4 63 (33.51%) SQL
5 60 (31.91%) Selenium
6 53 (28.19%) QA
7 52 (27.66%) Scrum
7 52 (27.66%) Python
8 47 (25.00%) Linux
8 47 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 45 (23.94%) TDD
10 42 (22.34%) Oracle
11 41 (21.81%) ISTQB
11 41 (21.81%) Test Scripting
12 39 (20.74%) Jenkins
12 39 (20.74%) BDD
13 38 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
13 38 (20.21%) Confluence
13 38 (20.21%) Kanban
14 35 (18.62%) ETL
14 35 (18.62%) Git (software)
14 35 (18.62%) SDLC
15 34 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (17.55%) Regression Testing
16 33 (17.55%) Docker
17 31 (16.49%) User Stories
17 31 (16.49%) SoapUI
17 31 (16.49%) ISEB
17 31 (16.49%) Integration Testing
18 30 (15.96%) Performance Testing

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 38 (20.21%) Confluence
2 10 (5.32%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.19%) Mule
4 5 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.66%) WildFly
5 4 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.06%) CMS
6 2 (1.06%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.53%) CoreMedia CMS
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) Jetty
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) Simulink
3 1 (0.53%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.53%) HFM
2 1 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.21%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.32%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (3.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (3.19%) Amazon S3
5 6 (3.19%) GitHub
6 5 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.13%) Serverless
8 3 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.53%) Algolia
10 1 (0.53%) Apigee
10 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.89%) Internet
2 11 (5.85%) Wireless
3 5 (2.66%) 4G
3 5 (2.66%) 5G
4 4 (2.13%) 3GPP
4 4 (2.13%) LTE
5 2 (1.06%) 3G
5 2 (1.06%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.06%) GSM
5 2 (1.06%) SSH
5 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.06%) UTRAN
5 2 (1.06%) VPN
5 2 (1.06%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.53%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.53%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.53%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.70%) Pentaho
2 19 (10.11%) MySQL
3 17 (9.04%) Impala
4 11 (5.85%) Big Data
5 7 (3.72%) Oracle OWB
6 6 (3.19%) SQL Server
7 5 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.60%) DB2
9 3 (1.60%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.06%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.06%) Redis
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (37.23%) JIRA
2 60 (31.91%) Selenium
3 39 (20.74%) Jenkins
4 35 (18.62%) Git (software)
5 31 (16.49%) SoapUI
6 30 (15.96%) JMeter
7 22 (11.70%) Cucumber
7 22 (11.70%) LoadRunner
8 16 (8.51%) Bitbucket
8 16 (8.51%) Robot Framework
9 10 (5.32%) JUnit
10 9 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (4.79%) WebDriver
10 9 (4.79%) Zephyr
11 7 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.19%) LabVIEW
13 5 (2.66%) Maven
13 5 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (2.66%) SpecFlow
13 5 (2.66%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (6.38%) Finance
2 9 (4.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (4.79%) Retail
3 4 (2.13%) Electronics
3 4 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.60%) Back Office
4 3 (1.60%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Games
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (22.34%) Developer
2 37 (19.68%) Tester
3 31 (16.49%) Analyst
4 28 (14.89%) Test Engineer
5 24 (12.77%) QA Tester
6 23 (12.23%) Test Analyst
7 12 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.32%) Automation Tester
8 10 (5.32%) Test Manager
9 8 (4.26%) Java Developer
9 8 (4.26%) Python Engineer
9 8 (4.26%) QA Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) Automation Test Lead
10 7 (3.72%) Data Migration Developer
10 7 (3.72%) DevOps Developer
10 7 (3.72%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.72%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.19%) Developer Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.70%) Web Services
2 18 (9.57%) J2EE
3 16 (8.51%) REST
4 13 (6.91%) SOAP
5 12 (6.38%) HTML
6 11 (5.85%) Spring
6 11 (5.85%) XML
7 10 (5.32%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.79%) Gherkin
9 8 (4.26%) .NET
9 8 (4.26%) Node.js
9 8 (4.26%) Spring Boot
10 7 (3.72%) CSS
10 7 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (3.72%) RESTful
11 6 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
11 6 (3.19%) RAML
11 6 (3.19%) React
12 5 (2.66%) Sensu
13 4 (2.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.17%) Client/Server
2 16 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.79%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.13%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.13%) Smart City
5 4 (2.13%) User Experience
6 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.06%) RIA
7 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.53%) Fintech
8 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.00%) Linux
2 22 (11.70%) Unix
3 16 (8.51%) Windows
4 5 (2.66%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (1.06%) Fedora
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (59.04%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (27.66%) Scrum
3 47 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 45 (23.94%) TDD
5 41 (21.81%) Test Scripting
6 39 (20.74%) BDD
7 38 (20.21%) Kanban
8 35 (18.62%) ETL
8 35 (18.62%) SDLC
9 34 (18.09%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (17.55%) Regression Testing
11 31 (16.49%) Integration Testing
11 31 (16.49%) User Stories
12 30 (15.96%) DevOps
12 30 (15.96%) Performance Testing
13 29 (15.43%) Functional Testing
13 29 (15.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (13.83%) Acceptance Criteria
15 25 (13.30%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 25 (13.30%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (35.64%) Java
2 63 (33.51%) SQL
3 52 (27.66%) Python
4 15 (7.98%) Ruby
5 12 (6.38%) C#
5 12 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.32%) Java 8
7 9 (4.79%) C
7 9 (4.79%) Perl
8 7 (3.72%) VBScript
9 5 (2.66%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.66%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.60%) Groovy
10 3 (1.60%) R
10 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.06%) C++
11 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.06%) VB
12 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (21.81%) ISTQB
2 31 (16.49%) ISEB
3 29 (15.43%) Security Cleared
4 23 (12.23%) SC Cleared
5 11 (5.85%) Degree
6 7 (3.72%) AWS Certification
6 7 (3.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (28.19%) QA
2 24 (12.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (17.55%) Docker
2 7 (3.72%) Firmware
3 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (12.23%) Ansible
2 17 (9.04%) Kubernetes
3 14 (7.45%) Docker Swarm
3 14 (7.45%) Terraform
4 11 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.85%) Puppet
5 10 (5.32%) Salt
6 6 (3.19%) Kibana
7 5 (2.66%) logstash
8 2 (1.06%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (22.34%) Oracle
2 14 (7.45%) IBM
3 11 (5.85%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.26%) Talend
5 7 (3.72%) Atlassian
6 6 (3.19%) AppDynamics
7 5 (2.66%) EMC
7 5 (2.66%) hybris
8 4 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.13%) Perforce
8 4 (2.13%) webMethods
9 2 (1.06%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.06%) Google
9 2 (1.06%) HP
9 2 (1.06%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.53%) Adobe
10 1 (0.53%) New Relic
10 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.53%) Xerox