Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 18 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
South East > Middlesex
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 38 32
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.49% 1.39% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 1.60% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Middlesex median daily rate £438 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +50.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £360 £425 £256
90th Percentile £475 £475 £414
South East median daily rate £409 £390 £373
% change year-on-year +4.81% +4.56% +6.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Middlesex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £52.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -13.46% +30.00% +6.67%

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 Middlesex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Middlesex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 222 312 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 86.05% 86.67% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 185 138
Middlesex median daily rate £439 £413 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +4.30% +2.06%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £504
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Middlesex median hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.33% -2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £30.58 £23.70 £13.18
90th Percentile £33.53 £42.60 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Middlesex

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Middlesex

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Middlesex over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Middlesex

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Web Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Mocha
3 3 (33.33%) Internet
3 3 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (33.33%) Jasmine
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
4 2 (22.22%) User Experience
4 2 (22.22%) Appium
4 2 (22.22%) Isomorphic JavaScript
5 1 (11.11%) Veracode
5 1 (11.11%) Gatling
5 1 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (11.11%) Perfecto Mobile
5 1 (11.11%) Sequence Diagram
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) ES6
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 3 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 3 (33.33%) Mocha
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (22.22%) Appium
3 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 1 (11.11%) Gatling
3 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 1 (11.11%) Maven
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) GWT
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) Web Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Isomorphic JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (11.11%) BPMN
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Sequence Diagram
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) ES6
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Perfecto Mobile
1 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (11.11%) Veracode