The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
South East / Middlesex
Rank 19 22 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.77% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £301 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £387 £350
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.42%  
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 Middlesex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 110 132 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 84.62% 83.54% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 93 78
Median daily rate £400 £405 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £315 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Middlesex

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) MPEG
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) Digital TV
2 1 (50.00%) DVB
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) STB
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DVB
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) Node.js
1 1 (50.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) MPEG
1 1 (50.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Docker
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SaltStack