Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 37 67
Rank change year-on-year +3 +30 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 253 263 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.36% 5.67% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.37% 6.69% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 163 82
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £300 £305 £265
90th Percentile £578 £575 £512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 10
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
10th Percentile £21.18 £32.65 £30.75
90th Percentile £46.80 £44.88 £42.30
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.93% +12.00%

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 3,973 3,934 4,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.10% 84.82% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,252 2,335 2,504
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £238 £231 £246
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 257 294
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% +37.78% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.15 £12.92
90th Percentile £47.58 £50.24 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +15 92 £360 +6.67% 82
Essex -14 73 £495 +4.21% 19
Hertfordshire +12 47 £421 +16.21% 18
Bedfordshire -4 27 £500 +42.86% 4
Suffolk -8 13 £425 +30.77% 7
East Anglia -1 4 £900 - 1
Norfolk +4 2 £368 -18.33% 12
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 156 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (46.64%) Java
3 81 (32.02%) Selenium
4 73 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (26.09%) Jenkins
6 62 (24.51%) Web Services
7 59 (23.32%) QA
8 58 (22.92%) TDD
9 56 (22.13%) Linux
10 54 (21.34%) JIRA
10 54 (21.34%) Test Scripting
11 53 (20.95%) SQL
12 47 (18.58%) Scrum
12 47 (18.58%) DevOps
12 47 (18.58%) SoapUI
13 46 (18.18%) C#
14 44 (17.39%) Git (software)
15 42 (16.60%) BDD
16 41 (16.21%) Python
17 35 (13.83%) Oracle
18 34 (13.44%) Cucumber
18 34 (13.44%) Deployment Automation
19 33 (13.04%) REST
19 33 (13.04%) Finance
19 33 (13.04%) Software Engineering
20 31 (12.25%) Configuration Management
20 31 (12.25%) XML
20 31 (12.25%) E-Commerce
21 30 (11.86%) Security Cleared
22 29 (11.46%) Open Source

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 19 (7.51%) Mule
2 14 (5.53%) Confluence
3 13 (5.14%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.77%) JBoss
5 6 (2.37%) Apache
5 6 (2.37%) Oracle Service Bus
5 6 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.58%) nginx
7 4 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.19%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.40%) HFM
3 1 (0.40%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) ProductWriter
3 1 (0.40%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.72%) GitHub
2 15 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.19%) Stackdriver
5 3 (1.19%) vREST
6 2 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.79%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Serverless
7 1 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.49%) HTTP
2 17 (6.72%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.93%) SSL
4 11 (4.35%) Wireless
5 10 (3.95%) Internet
6 5 (1.98%) Firewall
6 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.58%) DNS
8 3 (1.19%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.79%) AMQP
9 2 (0.79%) IPFIX
9 2 (0.79%) Network Security
10 1 (0.40%) 802.11
10 1 (0.40%) DHCP
10 1 (0.40%) HSRP
10 1 (0.40%) MPLS
10 1 (0.40%) Multicast
10 1 (0.40%) RIP
10 1 (0.40%) SNMP
10 1 (0.40%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.98%) DB2
4 5 (1.98%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (1.98%) GIS
4 5 (1.98%) Impala
4 5 (1.98%) Pentaho
4 5 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.58%) Big Data
5 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.19%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.79%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 81 (32.02%) Selenium
2 66 (26.09%) Jenkins
3 54 (21.34%) JIRA
4 47 (18.58%) SoapUI
5 44 (17.39%) Git (software)
6 34 (13.44%) Cucumber
7 29 (11.46%) JMeter
8 18 (7.11%) TeamCity
9 16 (6.32%) SpecFlow
10 15 (5.93%) Subversion
11 14 (5.53%) GitLab
11 14 (5.53%) JUnit
12 12 (4.74%) LoadRunner
12 12 (4.74%) WebDriver
13 11 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (4.35%) Zephyr
14 10 (3.95%) Bitbucket
15 8 (3.16%) HP UFT
15 8 (3.16%) Hudson
15 8 (3.16%) JBehave
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 12 (4.74%) Back Office
3 11 (4.35%) Electronics
3 11 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.95%) Retail
5 9 (3.56%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.16%) Banking
7 6 (2.37%) Marketing
8 3 (1.19%) Automotive
8 3 (1.19%) Law
8 3 (1.19%) Legal
9 2 (0.79%) Advertising
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (22.53%) Developer
2 53 (20.95%) Tester
3 36 (14.23%) Automation Tester
4 34 (13.44%) Test Engineer
5 33 (13.04%) Analyst
6 30 (11.86%) Test Analyst
7 24 (9.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 18 (7.11%) Test Automation Engineer
9 16 (6.32%) Java Developer
10 14 (5.53%) Automation Test Analyst
11 13 (5.14%) Consultant
12 12 (4.74%) Integration Developer
13 11 (4.35%) Senior Tester
14 10 (3.95%) CRM Developer
14 10 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 10 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
15 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Developer
15 9 (3.56%) Software Engineer
16 8 (3.16%) Java Automation Tester
16 8 (3.16%) Senior Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (24.51%) Web Services
2 33 (13.04%) REST
3 31 (12.25%) XML
4 28 (11.07%) SOAP
5 26 (10.28%) J2EE
6 25 (9.88%) .NET
6 25 (9.88%) RESTful
7 23 (9.09%) HTML
7 23 (9.09%) JSON
8 17 (6.72%) CSS
8 17 (6.72%) HTML5
9 16 (6.32%) Middleware
10 14 (5.53%) Spring
11 11 (4.35%) CSS3
12 10 (3.95%) Gherkin
12 10 (3.95%) Node.js
13 8 (3.16%) Apache Camel
14 7 (2.77%) AngularJS
14 7 (2.77%) React
15 5 (1.98%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (2.77%) Client/Server
3 7 (2.77%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.58%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.19%) CAN bus
5 3 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.19%) Replication
5 3 (1.19%) Virtual Team
6 2 (0.79%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.79%) Fintech
6 2 (0.79%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.79%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) RIA
7 1 (0.40%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 56 (22.13%) Linux
2 27 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (9.88%) Unix
4 15 (5.93%) Windows
5 7 (2.77%) CentOS
6 3 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) VMS
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) SUSE
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.85%) Continuous Integration
3 58 (22.92%) TDD
4 54 (21.34%) Test Scripting
5 47 (18.58%) DevOps
5 47 (18.58%) Scrum
6 42 (16.60%) BDD
7 34 (13.44%) Deployment Automation
8 33 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 31 (12.25%) Configuration Management
9 31 (12.25%) E-Commerce
10 29 (11.46%) Open Source
11 28 (11.07%) Mentoring
12 26 (10.28%) Performance Testing
13 25 (9.88%) Regression Testing
14 24 (9.49%) API Testing
14 24 (9.49%) Kanban
14 24 (9.49%) Scenario Testing
14 24 (9.49%) Unit Testing
15 22 (8.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (46.64%) Java
2 53 (20.95%) SQL
3 46 (18.18%) C#
4 41 (16.21%) Python
5 29 (11.46%) Perl
6 28 (11.07%) Ruby
7 25 (9.88%) JavaScript
8 24 (9.49%) C
9 19 (7.51%) Groovy
10 13 (5.14%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.95%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.77%) C++
13 6 (2.37%) Java 8
13 6 (2.37%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.98%) PHP
15 4 (1.58%) VB
16 3 (1.19%) ES6
16 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.40%) HiveQL
17 1 (0.40%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 30 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.91%) ISTQB
3 18 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.72%) ISEB
5 14 (5.53%) Degree
6 10 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.58%) CCNA
8 4 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.79%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.40%) MCP
11 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.40%) OCP
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (23.32%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.79%) GDPR
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.40%) GMP
4 1 (0.40%) HL7
4 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.40%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (5.53%) Docker
2 10 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.19%) Firmware
4 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.79%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (10.28%) Ansible
2 20 (7.91%) Puppet
3 17 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.58%) logstash
5 4 (1.58%) Terraform
6 3 (1.19%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.19%) HP ALM
6 3 (1.19%) Kibana
7 2 (0.79%) Consul
7 2 (0.79%) Nmap
7 2 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.40%) Graphite
8 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (13.83%) Oracle
2 19 (7.51%) Atlassian
2 19 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.77%) WSO2
4 6 (2.37%) MuleSoft
4 6 (2.37%) New Relic
4 6 (2.37%) SAP
5 5 (1.98%) HP
5 5 (1.98%) VMware
6 4 (1.58%) CA Agile Central
6 4 (1.58%) hybris
6 4 (1.58%) IBM
6 4 (1.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.58%) webMethods
7 3 (1.19%) F5
7 3 (1.19%) Google
7 3 (1.19%) Percona
7 3 (1.19%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.19%) Splunk
8 2 (0.79%) Symantec