The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 13 24 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 5.94% 2.98% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.67% 3.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £475 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £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 £35.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.66%  

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 90 151 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 89.11% 89.88% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 101 120
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.21% +123.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Luton

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) TDD
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 11 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 11 (100.00%) BDD
1 11 (100.00%) ATDD
1 11 (100.00%) SDET
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (90.91%) SpecFlow
2 10 (90.91%) E-Commerce
3 9 (81.82%) API Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) TestNG
4 5 (45.45%) Ruby
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 5 (45.45%) JUnit
4 5 (45.45%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) Perl
4 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
5 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
5 4 (36.36%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 3 (27.27%) JBehave
6 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 3 (27.27%) Selenium
7 1 (9.09%) Maven
7 1 (9.09%) Ant
7 1 (9.09%) Java

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) TeamCity
2 10 (90.91%) SpecFlow
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) JUnit
3 5 (45.45%) TestNG
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
5 3 (27.27%) JBehave
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
5 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (9.09%) Ant
6 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) Maven
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Automation Engineer
1 8 (72.73%) Test Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Expert
4 1 (9.09%) C# Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer in Test
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Automation Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) ATDD
1 11 (100.00%) BDD
1 11 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 11 (100.00%) Feature Driven Development
1 11 (100.00%) TDD
2 10 (90.91%) E-Commerce
3 9 (81.82%) API Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (45.45%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) Perl
2 5 (45.45%) Python
2 5 (45.45%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) SDET