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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 33 34
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 9.26% 1.54% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.68% 2.20% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 6
Median daily rate £425 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £325 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

Test Automation 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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 214 182 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 79.26% 70.27% 67.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 119 127
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £11.76 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.10 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Leicestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Leicester +10 15 £425 +33.33% 5
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 32 (66.67%) CSS
3 30 (62.50%) HTML
4 28 (58.33%) Front End Development
5 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (41.67%) Ember.js
6 20 (41.67%) React
7 19 (39.58%) AngularJS
8 13 (27.08%) RESTful
8 13 (27.08%) TDD
8 13 (27.08%) C#
9 12 (25.00%) HTML5
9 12 (25.00%) CSS3
9 12 (25.00%) Analytics
10 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
11 10 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (20.83%) ES6
12 9 (18.75%) Retail
13 8 (16.67%) Web Services
13 8 (16.67%) jQuery
14 7 (14.58%) Node.js
14 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (14.58%) User Stories
14 7 (14.58%) .NET
14 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
14 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
14 7 (14.58%) MVC
14 7 (14.58%) CMS

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 7 (14.58%) CMS
2 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Selenium
2 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.17%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.17%) JIRA
3 2 (4.17%) Toad
4 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) Gradle
4 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.08%) JProfiler
4 1 (2.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.08%) Protractor
4 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (18.75%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Developer
2 18 (37.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 15 (31.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (16.67%) Angular Developer
5 7 (14.58%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (14.58%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (4.17%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Quality Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (66.67%) CSS
2 30 (62.50%) HTML
3 20 (41.67%) Ember.js
3 20 (41.67%) React
4 19 (39.58%) AngularJS
5 13 (27.08%) RESTful
6 12 (25.00%) CSS3
6 12 (25.00%) HTML5
7 10 (20.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (16.67%) jQuery
8 8 (16.67%) Web Services
9 7 (14.58%) .NET
9 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
9 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (14.58%) Node.js
10 5 (10.42%) Unreal Engine
11 4 (8.33%) .NET Core
12 3 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 3 (6.25%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.17%) Xbox
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Front End Development
3 21 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (27.08%) TDD
5 12 (25.00%) Analytics
6 11 (22.92%) Unit Testing
7 7 (14.58%) MVC
7 7 (14.58%) User Stories
8 6 (12.50%) BDD
8 6 (12.50%) Scrum
9 5 (10.42%) DevOps
9 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Refactoring
9 5 (10.42%) Web Development
10 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
11 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 10 (20.83%) ES6
4 6 (12.50%) C++
5 2 (4.17%) Java
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) SQL
6 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (2.08%) Adobe
1 1 (2.08%) Google
1 1 (2.08%) Twitter
Leicestershire
Searchability
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