The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 30 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.

Automated Testing
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 42 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 2.28% 1.02% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £406 £700 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.96% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £386 £331
% change year-on-year -1.42% +16.37%  
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 Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 406 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 86.04% 83.03% 80.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 204 154
Median daily rate £375 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +11.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 30 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) Web Services
3 12 (66.67%) C#
3 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
4 11 (61.11%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (61.11%) WCF
5 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (55.56%) MSTest
5 10 (55.56%) Entity Framework
6 8 (44.44%) Java
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
8 5 (27.78%) Degree
8 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
8 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
8 5 (27.78%) HNC
8 5 (27.78%) HND
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) Selenium
10 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 3 (16.67%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (11.11%) TDD
11 2 (11.11%) JIRA
11 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (11.11%) Scrum

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MSTest
1 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Gradle
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
5 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (5.56%) Subversion
5 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.56%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Software Developer
3 7 (38.89%) C# Developer
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 4 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) .NET
2 13 (72.22%) Web Services
3 11 (61.11%) ASP.NET
3 11 (61.11%) WCF
4 10 (55.56%) Entity Framework
5 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) HTML
7 2 (11.11%) HTML5
7 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 1 (5.56%) boto
8 1 (5.56%) Serverless Framework
8 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Unix
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (5.56%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) API Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Microservices
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 8 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
1 5 (27.78%) HNC
1 5 (27.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) DevExpress
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc