Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 16 -
Rank change year-on-year -14 - +47
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 12 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.66% 6.92% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 8.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Luton median daily rate £450 £483 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.74% - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £341
% change year-on-year - +31.87% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Luton median hourly rate £49.65 - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £49.65 - -

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 Luton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 298 247 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 90.85% 85.47% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 157 178
Luton median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £325 £306 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £49.02 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £45.67 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +120.59%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Luton over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Luton

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 10 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
3 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 8 (66.67%) JBehave
3 8 (66.67%) Ruby
3 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 8 (66.67%) Perl
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) Python
4 7 (58.33%) SDET
5 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (50.00%) Middleware
5 6 (50.00%) Ant
5 6 (50.00%) JUnit
5 6 (50.00%) Maven
5 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (50.00%) BDD
5 6 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (50.00%) TestNG
5 6 (50.00%) TeamCity
6 5 (41.67%) Confluence
6 5 (41.67%) Feature Driven Development
6 5 (41.67%) Atlassian
6 5 (41.67%) RIA
6 5 (41.67%) JIRA
6 5 (41.67%) QA

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 8 (66.67%) JBehave
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 8 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 6 (50.00%) Ant
3 6 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 6 (50.00%) JUnit
3 6 (50.00%) Maven
3 6 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 6 (50.00%) TestNG
3 6 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (41.67%) JIRA
5 1 (8.33%) LabVIEW
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 3 (25.00%) Development Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Test Development Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) RIA
2 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (58.33%) SDET
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
3 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (41.67%) ATDD
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 5 (41.67%) Feature Driven Development
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) Perl
2 8 (66.67%) Python
2 8 (66.67%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat