The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Rank 40 47 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 17 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.18% 1.31% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.74% 1.56% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
Median daily rate £350 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £386 £340
% change year-on-year -0.12% +13.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 359 384 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.21% 84.03% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 208 193
Median daily rate £422 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 40
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.26% -50.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Essex

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Essex

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in Essex over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in Essex

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in Essex

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £444 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Automated Testing
East of England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 Essex region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (88.57%) Java
3 29 (82.86%) DevOps
4 27 (77.14%) TDD
5 24 (68.57%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (65.71%) Mentoring
7 21 (60.00%) Software Engineering
8 19 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (45.71%) Android
9 16 (45.71%) Apple iOS
10 15 (42.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (42.86%) Adobe
11 13 (37.14%) Degree
11 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
12 11 (31.43%) Android Development
12 11 (31.43%) iOS Development
13 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
14 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
14 8 (22.86%) SQL
14 8 (22.86%) Oracle
15 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
15 7 (20.00%) EJB
15 7 (20.00%) Web Services
15 7 (20.00%) XDoclet
15 7 (20.00%) Java EE
15 7 (20.00%) Selenium
15 7 (20.00%) Open Source
15 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
15 7 (20.00%) Groovy
16 5 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 15 (42.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) Neo4j
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) HBase
2 1 (2.86%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
2 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Riak
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 8 (22.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (20.00%) Selenium
3 7 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (20.00%) XDoclet
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Mockito
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Games
1 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Developer
2 22 (62.86%) Java Developer
3 12 (34.29%) Senior Developer
3 12 (34.29%) Senior Java Developer
4 11 (31.43%) Java Software Developer
5 10 (28.57%) Senior Java Software Developer
5 10 (28.57%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Scrum Master
7 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) EJB
1 7 (20.00%) Java EE
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) CSS
2 3 (8.57%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.71%) JAAS
3 2 (5.71%) JAXB
3 2 (5.71%) Spring
3 2 (5.71%) Spring MVC
3 2 (5.71%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) Dropwizard
4 1 (2.86%) EclipseLink
4 1 (2.86%) JAX-RS
4 1 (2.86%) Leaflet
4 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (37.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Android
1 16 (45.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (82.86%) DevOps
3 27 (77.14%) TDD
4 24 (68.57%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (65.71%) Mentoring
6 21 (60.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (31.43%) Android Development
7 11 (31.43%) iOS Development
8 7 (20.00%) Open Source
9 5 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (8.57%) MVC
10 3 (8.57%) Scrum
10 3 (8.57%) User Stories
11 2 (5.71%) BDD
11 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (5.71%) Project Management
11 2 (5.71%) Web Development
12 1 (2.86%) ATDD
12 1 (2.86%) Feature Driven Development
12 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) SQL
3 7 (20.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 9000
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Adobe
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Mapbox