Period
to 19 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 19 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 35 38
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 198 213 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.15% 4.72% 4.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.95% 5.81% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 143 139
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -10.83%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £574 £525 £565
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 3,997 3,666 4,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.86% 81.20% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,309 2,111 2,367
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £260 £215 £238
90th Percentile £588 £544 £575
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 286 396
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £33.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +11.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.63 £11.63
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +6 78 £350 +7.69% 77
Essex -7 44 £523 +10.00% 18
Hertfordshire -27 33 £525 +23.53% 25
Bedfordshire -10 31 £463 +2.78% 8
Suffolk +8 10 £458 +26.21% 4
Norfolk -18 3 £370 -28.85% 5
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 138 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (42.42%) 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 58 (29.29%) JIRA
9 51 (25.76%) Linux
10 50 (25.25%) Scrum
11 49 (24.75%) Git (software)
11 49 (24.75%) Cucumber
12 48 (24.24%) QA
12 48 (24.24%) SoapUI
13 46 (23.23%) Web Services
14 44 (22.22%) Test Scripting
14 44 (22.22%) BDD
15 40 (20.20%) C#
16 37 (18.69%) WebDriver
17 36 (18.18%) Perl
17 36 (18.18%) Ruby
18 35 (17.68%) Mentoring
19 34 (17.17%) C
20 33 (16.67%) JUnit
21 32 (16.16%) Configuration Management
22 31 (15.66%) Kanban
23 30 (15.15%) Wireless
23 30 (15.15%) Telecoms
24 29 (14.65%) SQL
24 29 (14.65%) 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 27 (13.64%) Confluence
2 18 (9.09%) 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 23 (11.62%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.54%) GitHub
4 4 (2.02%) 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 7 (3.54%) ATM
6 7 (3.54%) Internet
6 7 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.02%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.52%) IPv4
8 3 (1.52%) IPv6
8 3 (1.52%) NAS
9 2 (1.01%) 802.11
9 2 (1.01%) ADSL
9 2 (1.01%) Broadband
9 2 (1.01%) UPnP
9 2 (1.01%) VDSL
9 2 (1.01%) WAN
10 1 (0.51%) HSPA
10 1 (0.51%) LTE
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
7 4 (2.02%) Big Data
7 4 (2.02%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (2.02%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.02%) Redis
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%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.51%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 63 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 60 (30.30%) Selenium
3 58 (29.29%) JIRA
4 49 (24.75%) Cucumber
4 49 (24.75%) Git (software)
5 48 (24.24%) SoapUI
6 37 (18.69%) WebDriver
7 33 (16.67%) JUnit
8 25 (12.63%) JBehave
9 22 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 19 (9.60%) Maven
10 19 (9.60%) SpecFlow
11 16 (8.08%) TeamCity
12 12 (6.06%) Subversion
13 11 (5.56%) Ant
13 11 (5.56%) NUnit
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 20 (10.10%) Retail
4 18 (9.09%) Electronics
5 6 (3.03%) Banking
5 6 (3.03%) Marketing
6 5 (2.53%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.02%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (22.22%) Tester
2 42 (21.21%) Test Engineer
3 34 (17.17%) Analyst
4 33 (16.67%) Developer
5 32 (16.16%) Automation Tester
6 29 (14.65%) Test Analyst
7 19 (9.60%) Java Developer
8 18 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
9 16 (8.08%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (7.07%) Test Automation Engineer
11 12 (6.06%) Bluetooth Engineer
12 11 (5.56%) Architect
13 10 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
13 10 (5.05%) Software Engineer
14 9 (4.55%) Developer in Test
15 8 (4.04%) Java Automation Tester
15 8 (4.04%) Software Developer
16 7 (3.54%) QA Tester
16 7 (3.54%) Test Manager
17 6 (3.03%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.23%) Web Services
2 25 (12.63%) Middleware
3 24 (12.12%) SOAP
4 23 (11.62%) CSS
4 23 (11.62%) Spring
5 22 (11.11%) XML
6 20 (10.10%) REST
7 19 (9.60%) .NET
8 17 (8.59%) HTML
9 16 (8.08%) RESTful
10 14 (7.07%) Gherkin
11 11 (5.56%) JSON
12 10 (5.05%) J2EE
13 9 (4.55%) AngularJS
13 9 (4.55%) Hibernate
13 9 (4.55%) LDAP
14 8 (4.04%) HTML5
14 8 (4.04%) jQuery
14 8 (4.04%) Spring MVC
15 7 (3.54%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (7.07%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.04%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.04%) N-Tier
3 8 (4.04%) RIA
4 6 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.53%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.02%) User Experience
6 4 (2.02%) Verilog
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.01%) Life Science
8 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.01%) STB
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) Animation
9 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.76%) Linux
2 22 (11.11%) Unix
3 18 (9.09%) Windows
4 17 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (8.08%) Mac OS X
6 13 (6.57%) Android
7 8 (4.04%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.53%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.53%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.52%) Solaris
10 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.51%) AIX
11 1 (0.51%) HPUX
11 1 (0.51%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.35%) Continuous Integration
3 69 (34.85%) TDD
4 50 (25.25%) Scrum
5 44 (22.22%) BDD
5 44 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 35 (17.68%) Mentoring
7 32 (16.16%) Configuration Management
8 31 (15.66%) Kanban
9 28 (14.14%) E-Commerce
10 27 (13.64%) SDET
10 27 (13.64%) SOA
11 25 (12.63%) DevOps
11 25 (12.63%) Software Engineering
12 24 (12.12%) Functional Testing
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%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 84 (42.42%) Java
2 82 (41.41%) Python
3 40 (20.20%) C#
4 36 (18.18%) Perl
4 36 (18.18%) Ruby
5 34 (17.17%) C
6 29 (14.65%) SQL
7 20 (10.10%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.06%) Groovy
8 12 (6.06%) Tcl
9 9 (4.55%) Embedded C
9 9 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.54%) C++
10 7 (3.54%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.02%) 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 48 (24.24%) QA
2 5 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (9.60%) 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 29 (14.65%) Oracle
2 26 (13.13%) Atlassian
3 10 (5.05%) HP
3 10 (5.05%) Perforce
4 9 (4.55%) WSO2
5 7 (3.54%) SAP
6 6 (3.03%) New Relic
7 5 (2.53%) hybris
7 5 (2.53%) IBM
7 5 (2.53%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.52%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.01%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.01%) Siemens
9 2 (1.01%) Twitter
9 2 (1.01%) VMware
10 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.51%) Remedy
10 1 (0.51%) webMethods