Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 41 42
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 230 193 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.50% 3.96% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 4.87% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 121 144
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +14.58% -4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £232
90th Percentile £575 £565 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
East of England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -1.32% -13.14%
10th Percentile £36.25 £36.25 £31.63
90th Percentile £49.75 £42.45 £57.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 4224 3967 4690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.60% 81.41% 78.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2437 2297 2755
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 312 392
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%
10th Percentile £11.56 £13.78 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.70 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +14 91 £350 - 28
Essex +9 69 £500 +5.26% 3
Bedfordshire -14 32 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire -27 29 £525 +23.53% 15
Suffolk +6 8 £448 +9.35% 2
East Anglia -2 1 - -
Norfolk -4 1 £470 -9.62%
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 159 (69.13%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (38.26%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (34.78%) TDD
3 80 (34.78%) Java
4 76 (33.04%) Python
5 74 (32.17%) Linux
6 72 (31.30%) Scrum
7 67 (29.13%) Jenkins
8 63 (27.39%) JIRA
9 62 (26.96%) Git (software)
10 58 (25.22%) QA
11 57 (24.78%) Selenium
12 51 (22.17%) Kanban
13 49 (21.30%) Test Scripting
14 48 (20.87%) Mentoring
15 46 (20.00%) Web Services
16 45 (19.57%) DevOps
16 45 (19.57%) Relational Database
17 43 (18.70%) Cucumber
18 42 (18.26%) Configuration Management
19 41 (17.83%) HTTP
19 41 (17.83%) Middleware
20 40 (17.39%) Perl
20 40 (17.39%) SQL
21 39 (16.96%) SOA
21 39 (16.96%) Software Engineering
22 38 (16.52%) Software Testing
22 38 (16.52%) JavaScript
22 38 (16.52%) Wireless
22 38 (16.52%) BDD

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 29 (12.61%) JBoss
2 27 (11.74%) Confluence
3 17 (7.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (6.96%) Apache
5 14 (6.09%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.48%) Mule
7 5 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.30%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 36 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.35%) GitHub
4 7 (3.04%) SaaS
4 7 (3.04%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (2.17%) BrowserStack
5 5 (2.17%) IaaS
5 5 (2.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.83%) HTTP
2 38 (16.52%) Wireless
3 34 (14.78%) SSL
3 34 (14.78%) TCP/IP
4 23 (10.00%) Bluetooth
5 12 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (3.91%) Internet
7 7 (3.04%) ATM
7 7 (3.04%) Broadband
7 7 (3.04%) LDAP
8 6 (2.61%) NAS
9 5 (2.17%) 802.11
9 5 (2.17%) ADSL
9 5 (2.17%) IPv4
9 5 (2.17%) IPv6
9 5 (2.17%) UPnP
9 5 (2.17%) VDSL
9 5 (2.17%) WAN
9 5 (2.17%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.57%) Relational Database
2 13 (5.65%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.35%) MySQL
4 9 (3.91%) RDBMS
5 8 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.04%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.04%) Redis
7 6 (2.61%) MariaDB
8 5 (2.17%) Big Data
9 4 (1.74%) DB2
9 4 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.30%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.87%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.87%) DbVisualizer
11 2 (0.87%) Impala
11 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.87%) Sqoop
12 1 (0.43%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (29.13%) Jenkins
2 63 (27.39%) JIRA
3 62 (26.96%) Git (software)
4 57 (24.78%) Selenium
5 43 (18.70%) Cucumber
6 33 (14.35%) WebDriver
7 27 (11.74%) JUnit
7 27 (11.74%) SoapUI
8 24 (10.43%) Subversion
9 23 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (7.83%) Maven
11 16 (6.96%) TeamCity
12 14 (6.09%) JBehave
13 13 (5.65%) Appium
13 13 (5.65%) JMeter
14 11 (4.78%) NUnit
14 11 (4.78%) SpecFlow
15 8 (3.48%) Bitbucket
15 8 (3.48%) Mockito
15 8 (3.48%) Protractor
General
1 30 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.57%) Finance
3 18 (7.83%) Retail
4 14 (6.09%) Electronics
5 9 (3.91%) Banking
6 7 (3.04%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (2.61%) Marketing
8 2 (0.87%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (23.48%) Tester
2 52 (22.61%) Test Engineer
3 37 (16.09%) Developer
4 36 (15.65%) Automation Tester
5 30 (13.04%) Analyst
6 29 (12.61%) Test Analyst
7 21 (9.13%) Embedded Engineer
7 21 (9.13%) Java Developer
7 21 (9.13%) Software Test Engineer
8 20 (8.70%) Architect
9 18 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (7.83%) Test Automation Engineer
10 14 (6.09%) Bluetooth Engineer
11 11 (4.78%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 9 (3.91%) QA Automation Tester
12 9 (3.91%) QA Tester
12 9 (3.91%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.91%) Software Tester
13 8 (3.48%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (20.00%) Web Services
2 41 (17.83%) Middleware
3 29 (12.61%) Spring
4 25 (10.87%) REST
5 23 (10.00%) .NET
5 23 (10.00%) SOAP
6 21 (9.13%) XML
7 20 (8.70%) CSS
7 20 (8.70%) J2EE
8 18 (7.83%) HTML
9 16 (6.96%) JSON
10 14 (6.09%) Gherkin
11 11 (4.78%) RESTful
11 11 (4.78%) Spring Boot
12 10 (4.35%) Hibernate
13 8 (3.48%) AngularJS
13 8 (3.48%) Spring MVC
14 7 (3.04%) HTML5
14 7 (3.04%) JAXB
14 7 (3.04%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.83%) Embedded Systems
2 17 (7.39%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (3.04%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.04%) STB
6 6 (2.61%) Device Driver
6 6 (2.61%) RIA
7 5 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (2.17%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.17%) Verilog
8 4 (1.74%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.74%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.87%) Life Science
9 2 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.87%) User Experience
10 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (32.17%) Linux
2 34 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (13.48%) Unix
4 26 (11.30%) Mac OS X
5 24 (10.43%) Windows
6 20 (8.70%) Android
7 15 (6.52%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.61%) Solaris
8 6 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.17%) AIX
9 5 (2.17%) HPUX
10 2 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (69.13%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (38.26%) Continuous Integration
3 80 (34.78%) TDD
4 72 (31.30%) Scrum
5 51 (22.17%) Kanban
6 49 (21.30%) Test Scripting
7 48 (20.87%) Mentoring
8 45 (19.57%) DevOps
9 42 (18.26%) Configuration Management
10 39 (16.96%) SOA
10 39 (16.96%) Software Engineering
11 38 (16.52%) BDD
11 38 (16.52%) Software Testing
12 36 (15.65%) Open Source
13 33 (14.35%) User Stories
14 31 (13.48%) Microservices
15 25 (10.87%) API Design
16 24 (10.43%) Coaching
17 23 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (10.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (34.78%) Java
2 76 (33.04%) Python
3 40 (17.39%) Perl
3 40 (17.39%) SQL
4 38 (16.52%) JavaScript
5 37 (16.09%) C#
6 35 (15.22%) C
7 31 (13.48%) Ruby
8 14 (6.09%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.65%) Groovy
9 13 (5.65%) Tcl
10 9 (3.91%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.48%) C++
12 7 (3.04%) Apple Swift
12 7 (3.04%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.61%) VB.NET
14 5 (2.17%) PHP
14 5 (2.17%) XPath
15 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (7.39%) Degree
2 12 (5.22%) ISTQB
3 11 (4.78%) ISEB
4 4 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (25.22%) QA
2 5 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (11.74%) Docker
2 15 (6.52%) Firmware
3 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.87%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (12.61%) Ansible
2 24 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (10.43%) Puppet
3 14 (6.09%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.87%) Oozie
5 1 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (14.78%) Oracle
2 23 (10.00%) WSO2
3 21 (9.13%) Atlassian
4 12 (5.22%) Perforce
5 11 (4.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.04%) HP
7 6 (2.61%) New Relic
8 5 (2.17%) webMethods
9 4 (1.74%) VMware
9 4 (1.74%) Xamarin
10 3 (1.30%) hybris
10 3 (1.30%) IBM
11 2 (0.87%) Cloudera
11 2 (0.87%) Remedy
11 2 (0.87%) SAP
11 2 (0.87%) Twitter
12 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.43%) Siemens
12 1 (0.43%) Sitecore