Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 23 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 37 87
Rank change year-on-year +3 +50 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 390 426 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.74% 4.36% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 5.28% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 263 113
Midlands median daily rate £389 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £275 £271 £250
90th Percentile £495 £538 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.85% +3.37% -11.44%
10th Percentile £41.75 £30.40 £26.86
90th Percentile £45.25 £37.50 £33.86
England median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% +7.14%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6824 8073 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.99% 82.62% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4344 4930 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 213 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.89 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.90% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.67
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in the Midlands

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +3 223 £400 +7.74% 39
East Midlands +9 164 £375 -4.76% 34
Test Automation
England

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

1 246 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (32.56%) Java
3 117 (30.00%) Selenium
4 105 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 102 (26.15%) Git (software)
5 102 (26.15%) Scrum
6 101 (25.90%) HTML
7 97 (24.87%) TDD
8 96 (24.62%) JavaScript
9 90 (23.08%) CSS
10 79 (20.26%) Jenkins
11 73 (18.72%) BDD
12 70 (17.95%) QA
13 69 (17.69%) Web Services
13 69 (17.69%) C#
14 68 (17.44%) DevOps
15 63 (16.15%) SQL
16 61 (15.64%) JIRA
16 61 (15.64%) HTML5
17 59 (15.13%) Cucumber
18 54 (13.85%) .NET
18 54 (13.85%) Unit Testing
19 53 (13.59%) Windows
20 51 (13.08%) Linux
21 50 (12.82%) AngularJS
22 49 (12.56%) SDLC
23 48 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
24 47 (12.05%) WebDriver
24 47 (12.05%) CSS3
24 47 (12.05%) Finance

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 23 (5.90%) Confluence
2 13 (3.33%) CMS
3 11 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (2.56%) JBoss
4 10 (2.56%) nginx
4 10 (2.56%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.05%) Apache
6 7 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.28%) IIS
8 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.51%) Mule
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (11.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.59%) npm
4 12 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (2.31%) GitHub
6 9 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.31%) PaaS
7 8 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.79%) IaaS
8 7 (1.79%) SaaS
9 6 (1.54%) Route 53
9 6 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.77%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.13%) HTTP
2 10 (2.56%) SSL
2 10 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.26%) DSL
3 1 (0.26%) Internet
3 1 (0.26%) SDH
3 1 (0.26%) SMS
3 1 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.92%) MongoDB
3 24 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.38%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.62%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.31%) MySQL
8 8 (2.05%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.03%) Big Data
13 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.51%) HDInsight
14 2 (0.51%) MariaDB
14 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 117 (30.00%) Selenium
2 102 (26.15%) Git (software)
3 79 (20.26%) Jenkins
4 61 (15.64%) JIRA
5 59 (15.13%) Cucumber
6 47 (12.05%) WebDriver
7 44 (11.28%) Subversion
8 40 (10.26%) JUnit
9 32 (8.21%) SpecFlow
10 25 (6.41%) Protractor
11 23 (5.90%) JMeter
11 23 (5.90%) Maven
12 22 (5.64%) gulp
13 20 (5.13%) Grunt
14 18 (4.62%) TeamCity
15 17 (4.36%) SoapUI
16 16 (4.10%) Jasmine
17 15 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
18 14 (3.59%) Karma Test Runner
19 11 (2.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (12.05%) Finance
2 43 (11.03%) Retail
3 15 (3.85%) Banking
4 10 (2.56%) Games
5 6 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.03%) Electronics
7 3 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 136 (34.87%) Developer
2 66 (16.92%) Analyst
3 59 (15.13%) Test Analyst
4 35 (8.97%) Tester
5 34 (8.72%) Automation Test Analyst
5 34 (8.72%) Test Leader
6 30 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (6.41%) .NET Developer
8 23 (5.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 23 (5.90%) JavaScript Developer
9 22 (5.64%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.38%) Test Engineer
11 19 (4.87%) C# Developer
12 18 (4.62%) Automation Test Lead
12 18 (4.62%) Automation Tester
13 17 (4.36%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (3.85%) UI Developer
16 14 (3.59%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
16 14 (3.59%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (25.90%) HTML
2 90 (23.08%) CSS
3 69 (17.69%) Web Services
4 61 (15.64%) HTML5
5 54 (13.85%) .NET
6 50 (12.82%) AngularJS
7 47 (12.05%) CSS3
8 43 (11.03%) JSON
9 33 (8.46%) React
10 30 (7.69%) Spring
11 29 (7.44%) jQuery
12 28 (7.18%) REST
12 28 (7.18%) RESTful
13 27 (6.92%) Node.js
14 23 (5.90%) Ajax
15 22 (5.64%) Middleware
16 21 (5.38%) Sass
17 20 (5.13%) SOAP
18 19 (4.87%) LESS
18 19 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.95%) User Experience
2 19 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.82%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.28%) DataPower
7 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.28%) PKI
8 3 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.77%) EPoS
8 3 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.77%) Web 2.0
9 2 (0.51%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.51%) IVR
10 1 (0.26%) Animation
10 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.26%) Robotics
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.26%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.59%) Windows
2 51 (13.08%) Linux
3 23 (5.90%) Unix
4 16 (4.10%) Android
5 14 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.28%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.03%) CentOS
9 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.51%) AIX
10 2 (0.51%) HPUX
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Solaris
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
3 102 (26.15%) Scrum
4 97 (24.87%) TDD
5 73 (18.72%) BDD
6 68 (17.44%) DevOps
7 54 (13.85%) Unit Testing
8 49 (12.56%) SDLC
9 47 (12.05%) Front End Development
10 46 (11.79%) Kanban
11 43 (11.03%) Open Source
12 38 (9.74%) Configuration Management
13 34 (8.72%) OO
13 34 (8.72%) User Stories
14 33 (8.46%) MVC
15 26 (6.67%) Manual Testing
15 26 (6.67%) Regression Testing
15 26 (6.67%) Test Strategy
16 23 (5.90%) Functional Testing
16 23 (5.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (32.56%) Java
2 96 (24.62%) JavaScript
3 69 (17.69%) C#
4 63 (16.15%) SQL
5 35 (8.97%) Python
6 22 (5.64%) TypeScript
7 21 (5.38%) ES6
7 21 (5.38%) Ruby
8 20 (5.13%) Perl
9 15 (3.85%) Scala
10 13 (3.33%) PHP
11 9 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.54%) Apple Swift
12 6 (1.54%) Groovy
12 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.28%) VB
13 5 (1.28%) VBScript
14 4 (1.03%) C++
14 4 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 31 (7.95%) ISTQB
2 27 (6.92%) ISEB
3 14 (3.59%) Degree
4 12 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.05%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.26%) CCNA
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.26%) PMP
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (17.95%) QA
2 6 (1.54%) WCAG
3 4 (1.03%) WAI
4 3 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (8.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (10.00%) Puppet
2 16 (4.10%) Ansible
2 16 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (3.08%) ZABBIX
4 11 (2.82%) Terraform
5 10 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.56%) logstash
6 8 (2.05%) Kibana
7 5 (1.28%) collectd
7 5 (1.28%) Graylog
7 5 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.28%) Nagios
7 5 (1.28%) Rundeck
7 5 (1.28%) Salt
7 5 (1.28%) StatsD
7 5 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.03%) Consul
8 4 (1.03%) Packer
9 3 (0.77%) Grafana
10 2 (0.51%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 38 (9.74%) Oracle
2 25 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.64%) Google
4 16 (4.10%) HP
5 15 (3.85%) Perforce
6 14 (3.59%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.79%) SAP
8 6 (1.54%) WSO2
9 5 (1.28%) CA
9 5 (1.28%) IBM
9 5 (1.28%) Micro Focus
9 5 (1.28%) Rackspace
9 5 (1.28%) SaltStack
9 5 (1.28%) Serena
9 5 (1.28%) Splunk
9 5 (1.28%) Teradata
10 4 (1.03%) Capita
10 4 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.77%) webMethods
11 3 (0.77%) Xamarin