Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 16 43
Rank change year-on-year -6 +27 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 67 64 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 7.46% 8.41% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.52% 9.55% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 17
Nottingham median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +23.08% -40.91%
10th Percentile £279 £319 £275
90th Percentile £488 £454 £533
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% +23.08% -40.91%
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 786 670 711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 87.53% 88.04% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 384 410
Nottingham median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £277 £275 £255
90th Percentile £585 £525 £538
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £420 £383 £388
% change year-on-year +9.80% -1.29% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 13
Nottingham median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -18.18%
10th Percentile £9.67 £9.64 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.67 £25.00 £39.50
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% -17.71%

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 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (47.76%) Java
3 30 (44.78%) Selenium
4 22 (32.84%) TDD
5 21 (31.34%) C#
6 20 (29.85%) Scrum
7 19 (28.36%) Jenkins
8 18 (26.87%) Cucumber
8 18 (26.87%) WebDriver
9 17 (25.37%) Microservices
10 16 (23.88%) QA
11 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (22.39%) BDD
12 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
12 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
13 13 (19.40%) Retail
13 13 (19.40%) DevOps
14 12 (17.91%) Open Source
14 12 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
15 11 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (16.42%) Finance
15 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
15 11 (16.42%) Protractor
16 10 (14.93%) Docker
16 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
17 9 (13.43%) HTML
17 9 (13.43%) Project Management
17 9 (13.43%) Karma Test Runner
17 9 (13.43%) Sass
18 8 (11.94%) AngularJS

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 2 (2.99%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.96%) GitHub
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.99%) npm
4 2 (2.99%) Serverless
4 2 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.49%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
1 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (2.99%) Redis
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.49%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Selenium
2 19 (28.36%) Jenkins
3 18 (26.87%) Cucumber
3 18 (26.87%) WebDriver
4 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
5 11 (16.42%) Protractor
6 9 (13.43%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (11.94%) gulp
7 8 (11.94%) Jasmine
7 8 (11.94%) webpack
8 7 (10.45%) Bower
8 7 (10.45%) TeamCity
9 6 (8.96%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (7.46%) CasperJS
10 5 (7.46%) TestPartner
10 5 (7.46%) Yeoman
11 4 (5.97%) Gatling
11 4 (5.97%) JIRA
12 3 (4.48%) Gradle
General
1 13 (19.40%) Retail
2 11 (16.42%) Finance
3 8 (11.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Test Leader
2 10 (14.93%) Tester
3 8 (11.94%) Automation Tester
4 6 (8.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (7.46%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (7.46%) Developer in Test
5 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.43%) HTML
1 9 (13.43%) Sass
2 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
2 8 (11.94%) CSS
2 8 (11.94%) Web Services
3 7 (10.45%) CSS3
3 7 (10.45%) HTML5
3 7 (10.45%) RESTful
4 6 (8.96%) JSON
4 6 (8.96%) Node.js
5 5 (7.46%) Browserify
5 5 (7.46%) Handlebars
5 5 (7.46%) jQuery
6 4 (5.97%) .NET
6 4 (5.97%) Ajax
6 4 (5.97%) DOM
6 4 (5.97%) React
7 3 (4.48%) Angular 2
7 3 (4.48%) Doctrine
7 3 (4.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.99%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.46%) Linux
1 5 (7.46%) Unix
2 4 (5.97%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (76.12%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.84%) TDD
3 20 (29.85%) Scrum
4 17 (25.37%) Microservices
5 15 (22.39%) BDD
5 15 (22.39%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (19.40%) DevOps
7 12 (17.91%) Open Source
8 11 (16.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
9 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
10 9 (13.43%) Project Management
11 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
11 8 (11.94%) Web Development
12 7 (10.45%) OO
12 7 (10.45%) OOP
12 7 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (10.45%) Web Design
13 6 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (8.96%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) C#
3 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.96%) Python
5 5 (7.46%) SQL
6 3 (4.48%) ES6
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
6 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (23.88%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Ansible
1 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.99%) Terraform
2 1 (1.49%) Kibana
2 1 (1.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Zend
3 2 (2.99%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
4 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.49%) HP
4 1 (1.49%) New Relic
4 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com