Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 14 November 2018 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
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 22 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 70 62 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 10.77% 7.29% 8.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.73% 8.44% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 55 45
Nottingham median daily rate £450 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £313 £336 £280
90th Percentile £538 £475 £489
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottingham median hourly rate - - -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Nottingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 550 735 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 84.62% 86.47% 87.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 489 411
Nottingham median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £281
90th Percentile £550 £563 £563
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £424 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.94% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 16
Nottingham median hourly rate £12.23 £13.23 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +3.73% -5.56%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.00 £8.82
90th Percentile £27.50 £28.50 £21.23
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.26 £13.23 £12.75
% change year-on-year -7.28% +3.73% -11.46%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Nottingham

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Nottingham

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Nottingham over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 48 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (55.71%) Java
3 33 (47.14%) Jenkins
4 28 (40.00%) TDD
5 26 (37.14%) Selenium
6 25 (35.71%) Docker
7 24 (34.29%) Web Services
8 23 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
9 22 (31.43%) Git (software)
9 22 (31.43%) C#
10 21 (30.00%) JavaScript
11 19 (27.14%) Scrum
12 17 (24.29%) JIRA
12 17 (24.29%) Python
13 16 (22.86%) Computer Science
13 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
14 15 (21.43%) Degree
14 15 (21.43%) Spring
15 14 (20.00%) Configuration Management
15 14 (20.00%) Mentoring
16 13 (18.57%) OO
16 13 (18.57%) HTML
16 13 (18.57%) MySQL
16 13 (18.57%) Maven
17 12 (17.14%) SDET
17 12 (17.14%) User Stories
18 11 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
18 11 (15.71%) Ansible
18 11 (15.71%) BDD
18 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
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 9 (12.86%) Confluence
2 5 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (7.14%) OpenShift
5 4 (5.71%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (2.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) MySQL
2 8 (11.43%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.57%) SQLite
5 4 (5.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) GIS
6 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 33 (47.14%) Jenkins
2 26 (37.14%) Selenium
3 22 (31.43%) Git (software)
4 17 (24.29%) JIRA
5 16 (22.86%) Cucumber
6 13 (18.57%) Maven
7 8 (11.43%) Subversion
7 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (10.00%) JUnit
8 7 (10.00%) Travis CI
9 6 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (8.57%) Bitbucket
9 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
9 6 (8.57%) Spock
10 5 (7.14%) Gradle
10 5 (7.14%) JMeter
11 4 (5.71%) Artifactory
11 4 (5.71%) HP UFT
11 4 (5.71%) RSpec
12 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 2 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (67.14%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) Developer in Test
3 16 (22.86%) Tester
4 15 (21.43%) Agile Developer
4 15 (21.43%) Automation Tester
5 14 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 13 (18.57%) Java Developer
6 13 (18.57%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 13 (18.57%) Selenium Tester
7 11 (15.71%) Agile Tester
7 11 (15.71%) Test Automation Developer
8 9 (12.86%) PHP Developer
9 7 (10.00%) Software Tester
10 5 (7.14%) Analyst
10 5 (7.14%) Cordova Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
10 5 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
11 4 (5.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 4 (5.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 4 (5.71%) PHP Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) Web Services
2 15 (21.43%) Spring
3 13 (18.57%) HTML
4 9 (12.86%) AngularJS
4 9 (12.86%) Node.js
5 8 (11.43%) .NET
5 8 (11.43%) JSON
5 8 (11.43%) React
6 7 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 7 (10.00%) HTML5
6 7 (10.00%) Ionic Framework
6 7 (10.00%) jQuery
7 6 (8.57%) Apache Cordova
7 6 (8.57%) Backbone.js
7 6 (8.57%) CSS
7 6 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (8.57%) PhoneGap
7 6 (8.57%) Sencha Touch
7 6 (8.57%) Spring Boot
7 6 (8.57%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.86%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (12.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.57%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.43%) GPGPU
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Android
3 7 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (68.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) TDD
3 19 (27.14%) Scrum
4 14 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 14 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 13 (18.57%) OO
6 12 (17.14%) SDET
6 12 (17.14%) User Stories
7 11 (15.71%) BDD
7 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
8 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.86%) DevOps
10 8 (11.43%) Android Development
11 7 (10.00%) Microservices
11 7 (10.00%) MVVM
12 6 (8.57%) ATDD
12 6 (8.57%) iOS Development
12 6 (8.57%) Kanban
12 6 (8.57%) Performance Optimisation
12 6 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) Java
2 22 (31.43%) C#
3 21 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 17 (24.29%) Python
5 11 (15.71%) SQL
6 10 (14.29%) PHP
7 6 (8.57%) Groovy
7 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.86%) Jython
8 2 (2.86%) Kotlin
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby
9 1 (1.43%) C
9 1 (1.43%) C++
9 1 (1.43%) GLSL
9 1 (1.43%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Degree
2 11 (15.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.71%) TickIT
System Software
1 25 (35.71%) Docker
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) Ansible
1 11 (15.71%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (10.00%) Puppet
3 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.71%) OpenView
4 4 (5.71%) SCOM
4 4 (5.71%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Xamarin
3 6 (8.57%) Google
3 6 (8.57%) HP
3 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.57%) Sencha
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.86%) Splunk
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) Zend