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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 73 49 38
Rank change year-on-year -24 -11 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 72 77 104
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.87% 3.88% 5.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 4.56% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 77
10th Percentile £404 £313 £335
25th Percentile £428 £353 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +29.33% -16.67% -5.26%
75th Percentile £586 £483 £524
90th Percentile £645 £549 £538
England median daily rate £550 £499 £500
% change year-on-year +10.15% -0.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
10th Percentile - £34.20 -
25th Percentile £42.50 £38.25 -
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
75th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 -
90th Percentile - £46.20 -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +5.88% -2.86%

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 2,095 1,688 1,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.60% 84.95% 83.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,272 957 1,052
10th Percentile £213 £158 £250
25th Percentile £363 £300 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £531 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 206 87
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.11 £15.25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.44 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +30.17% -19.20% +30.40%
75th Percentile £53.13 £35.00 £48.46
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.25 £59.30
England median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £22.74
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.56% -0.79%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the East of England

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in the East of England.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +9 32 £523 +12.97% 2
Cambridgeshire -28 16 £475 +26.67% 29
Suffolk -9 10 £480 +47.69% 5
Hertfordshire -10 10 £500 +17.65% 26
Norfolk -2 2 £413 -
Bedfordshire -11 1 - - 2
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 39 (54.17%) Agile
1 39 (54.17%) CI/CD
2 31 (43.06%) Jenkins
3 29 (40.28%) JIRA
4 26 (36.11%) Scrum
5 25 (34.72%) Azure
6 24 (33.33%) Confluence
7 23 (31.94%) AWS
7 23 (31.94%) Java
8 20 (27.78%) Python
8 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (27.78%) DevOps
9 19 (26.39%) Ansible
9 19 (26.39%) SQL
10 17 (23.61%) Test Scripting
11 16 (22.22%) QA
11 16 (22.22%) Migration
12 15 (20.83%) Software Engineering
12 15 (20.83%) Oracle
12 15 (20.83%) Unix
12 15 (20.83%) Selenium
13 14 (19.44%) Docker
13 14 (19.44%) Coaching
13 14 (19.44%) REST
13 14 (19.44%) GCP
13 14 (19.44%) GitLab
14 13 (18.06%) Continuous Deployment
14 13 (18.06%) PL/SQL
15 12 (16.67%) TDD
15 12 (16.67%) 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 24 (33.33%) Confluence
2 11 (15.28%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.39%) SAP PSCD
1 1 (1.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.72%) Azure
2 23 (31.94%) AWS
3 14 (19.44%) GCP
4 11 (15.28%) Power Platform
4 11 (15.28%) Tricentis Tosca
5 5 (6.94%) Amazon EKS
5 5 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.17%) Azure AKS
6 3 (4.17%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (4.17%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 3 (4.17%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.78%) GitHub
7 2 (2.78%) IaaS
7 2 (2.78%) SaaS
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.39%) PaaS
8 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) HTTP
2 3 (4.17%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) DNS
2 3 (4.17%) RTP
2 3 (4.17%) VoIP
2 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.78%) G.fast
3 2 (2.78%) IPv4
3 2 (2.78%) IPv6
3 2 (2.78%) Multicast
3 2 (2.78%) NAS
3 2 (2.78%) PPP
3 2 (2.78%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) UPnP
3 2 (2.78%) Wireless
3 2 (2.78%) xDSL
4 1 (1.39%) 802.15
4 1 (1.39%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Amazon RDS
1 11 (15.28%) Amazon Redshift
1 11 (15.28%) BusinessObjects
1 11 (15.28%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (15.28%) MySQL
1 11 (15.28%) Pentaho
1 11 (15.28%) Power BI
2 9 (12.50%) Impala
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (43.06%) Jenkins
2 29 (40.28%) JIRA
3 15 (20.83%) Selenium
4 14 (19.44%) GitLab
5 12 (16.67%) Bitbucket
5 12 (16.67%) JMeter
6 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
6 11 (15.28%) Zephyr
7 9 (12.50%) SoapUI
8 8 (11.11%) JUnit
9 6 (8.33%) LoadRunner
10 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
10 5 (6.94%) Postman
10 5 (6.94%) Robot Framework
11 3 (4.17%) Locust
11 3 (4.17%) REST Assured
11 3 (4.17%) TestCafe
12 2 (2.78%) Gradle
12 2 (2.78%) PHPUnit
12 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (12.50%) Social Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.94%) Public Sector
5 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.56%) Retail
6 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.78%) Automotive
7 2 (2.78%) Games
7 2 (2.78%) Legal
8 1 (1.39%) Electronics
8 1 (1.39%) Marketing
8 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Developer
2 13 (18.06%) Tester
3 12 (16.67%) Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Test Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 9 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Test Manager
7 6 (8.33%) Automation Tester
7 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Functional Tester
10 3 (4.17%) QA Leader
10 3 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) REST
2 11 (15.28%) JSON
2 11 (15.28%) SOAP
3 9 (12.50%) Spring
4 8 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (9.72%) Spring Boot
6 6 (8.33%) JMS
6 6 (8.33%) Spring Batch
7 5 (6.94%) XML
8 3 (4.17%) LDAP
8 3 (4.17%) Taurus
9 2 (2.78%) .NET
9 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.78%) Behat
9 2 (2.78%) CSS
9 2 (2.78%) Kafka
9 2 (2.78%) LAMP
9 2 (2.78%) Laravel
9 2 (2.78%) Node.js
9 2 (2.78%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) User Experience
2 4 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.17%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Online Games
5 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Unix
2 8 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (6.94%) Windows
4 3 (4.17%) CentOS
4 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Agile
1 39 (54.17%) CI/CD
2 26 (36.11%) Scrum
3 20 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (27.78%) DevOps
4 17 (23.61%) Test Scripting
5 16 (22.22%) Migration
6 15 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 14 (19.44%) Coaching
8 13 (18.06%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (16.67%) Analytics
9 12 (16.67%) Data Analytics
9 12 (16.67%) TDD
10 11 (15.28%) Data Migration
10 11 (15.28%) Data Modelling
10 11 (15.28%) Data Reconciliation
10 11 (15.28%) Data Virtualisation
10 11 (15.28%) ETL
10 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
10 11 (15.28%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.94%) Java
2 20 (27.78%) Python
3 19 (26.39%) SQL
4 13 (18.06%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.94%) Bash
7 4 (5.56%) C++
8 3 (4.17%) C#
9 2 (2.78%) C
9 2 (2.78%) PHP
9 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.39%) Go
10 1 (1.39%) Groovy
10 1 (1.39%) Perl
10 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.39%) Scala
10 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 12 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) AWS Certification
3 3 (4.17%) RHCA
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Good Clinical Practice
2 1 (1.39%) NCSC
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (26.39%) Ansible
2 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (1.39%) Grafana
4 1 (1.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Oracle
2 11 (15.28%) Informatica
2 11 (15.28%) Talend
3 8 (11.11%) AppDynamics
4 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.17%) Dialogic
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) Dynatrace
6 2 (2.78%) Splunk
7 1 (1.39%) ESRI
7 1 (1.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.39%) Keysight
7 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.39%) webMethods