Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 51 49
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 41 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 7.35% 1.32% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.93% 1.76% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 3 17
Leicestershire median daily rate £340 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -13.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £295 £323 £335
90th Percentile £500 £374 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 459 398 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 82.26% 75.24% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 252 211
Leicestershire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £249 £131 £150
90th Percentile £526 £500 £513
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 23
Leicestershire median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -4.92% -23.75%
10th Percentile £8.44 £9.70 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £42.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.35
% change year-on-year +10.71% -14.37% +5.48%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Leicester +16 20 £425 +23.19% 2
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 29 (70.73%) JavaScript
2 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (60.98%) CSS
4 22 (53.66%) HTML
5 21 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (48.78%) React
7 19 (46.34%) Front End Development
8 16 (39.02%) Web Services
9 15 (36.59%) Retail
9 15 (36.59%) Unit Testing
10 14 (34.15%) HTML5
11 13 (31.71%) CSS3
11 13 (31.71%) .NET Core
11 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 13 (31.71%) jQuery
11 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
11 13 (31.71%) C#
11 13 (31.71%) .NET
11 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
11 13 (31.71%) MVC
11 13 (31.71%) CMS
12 8 (19.51%) QA
12 8 (19.51%) User Stories
13 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
13 7 (17.07%) TypeScript
13 7 (17.07%) DevOps
13 7 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (14.63%) User Experience

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 13 (31.71%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
1 4 (9.76%) Protractor
1 4 (9.76%) Selenium
1 4 (9.76%) Toad
2 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.44%) git-flow
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (36.59%) Retail
2 4 (9.76%) Games
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Developer
2 13 (31.71%) .NET Developer
2 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET Developer
2 13 (31.71%) C# .NET Developer
2 13 (31.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 13 (31.71%) C# Developer
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (12.20%) HTML CSS Developer
5 5 (12.20%) HTML Developer
5 5 (12.20%) UI Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Test Specialist
7 3 (7.32%) Web Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Web UI Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Games Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) CSS
2 22 (53.66%) HTML
3 20 (48.78%) React
4 16 (39.02%) Web Services
5 14 (34.15%) HTML5
6 13 (31.71%) .NET
6 13 (31.71%) .NET Core
6 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET
6 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 13 (31.71%) CSS3
6 13 (31.71%) jQuery
7 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
8 6 (14.63%) Ember.js
9 3 (7.32%) Node.js
10 2 (4.88%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (4.88%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.88%) Ext JS
10 2 (4.88%) PhoneGap
10 2 (4.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (46.34%) Front End Development
4 15 (36.59%) Unit Testing
5 13 (31.71%) MVC
6 8 (19.51%) User Stories
7 7 (17.07%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (17.07%) DevOps
8 5 (12.20%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (12.20%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (12.20%) OO
8 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.76%) Scrum
9 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Validation
10 3 (7.32%) OOD
10 3 (7.32%) Pair Programming
10 3 (7.32%) Use Case
10 3 (7.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) JavaScript
2 13 (31.71%) C#
3 7 (17.07%) TypeScript
4 6 (14.63%) ES6
4 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 3 (7.32%) Java
6 2 (4.88%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.88%) PHP
7 1 (2.44%) C++
7 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) SAP
2 2 (4.88%) Google
2 2 (4.88%) Twitter
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Talend