The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 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 24 June 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
East of England / Norfolk
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 31 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Norfolk 2.89% 1.37% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 1.69% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £493 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +146.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £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 £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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 Norfolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Norfolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 142 178 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Norfolk 82.08% 81.28% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 127 104
Median daily rate £450 £403 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.88 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.28% -30.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Norfolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Norfolk 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 Norfolk

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Norfolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Norfolk

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Norfolk

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 Norfolk region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norwich +3 4 £450 - 3
Test Automation
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Norfolk region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) SpecFlow
1 7 (87.50%) Xamarin
2 6 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (75.00%) Android
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) RESTful
3 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (62.50%) Calabash
3 5 (62.50%) Appium
4 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Norfolk 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) SpecFlow
2 5 (62.50%) Appium
2 5 (62.50%) Calabash
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Gherkin
1 5 (62.50%) RESTful
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Android
1 6 (75.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Data Management
5 1 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Xamarin