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 3 months to 27 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.

Test Automation
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 39 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 5 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.42% 2.64% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 3.16% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £365 £700 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.85% +89.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +16.66%  

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 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 305 411 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 86.65% 83.37% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 203 154
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £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 £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 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
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (25.00%) Puppet
5 2 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (25.00%) Docker
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) MSTest
3 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Architect
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior UAT Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (25.00%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Microservices
6 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft