Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 17 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +24 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 60 80 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 6.90% 9.08% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.05% 10.44% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 22
Nottingham median daily rate £375 £414 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +18.21% -6.67%
10th Percentile £336 £279 £289
90th Percentile £475 £489 £400
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
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 745 766 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 85.73% 86.95% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 403 457
Nottingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £280 £283 £231
90th Percentile £563 £563 £500
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 13
Nottingham median hourly rate £13.23 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.80% -7.41% -22.86%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.50 £21.28 £38.40
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.23 £12.50 £14.40
% change year-on-year +5.80% -13.19% -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 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (45.00%) Selenium
3 25 (41.67%) QA
4 24 (40.00%) Java
5 21 (35.00%) Scrum
6 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
6 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
7 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 18 (30.00%) WebDriver
8 15 (25.00%) Web Services
9 14 (23.33%) TDD
9 14 (23.33%) Protractor
10 13 (21.67%) Docker
11 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (18.33%) C#
13 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
13 10 (16.67%) TeamCity
13 10 (16.67%) QA Automation
14 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
15 8 (13.33%) Open Source
15 8 (13.33%) HTML
15 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.33%) .NET
16 7 (11.67%) Windows
16 7 (11.67%) Finance
16 7 (11.67%) SDLC
16 7 (11.67%) DevOps
16 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
16 7 (11.67%) BDD

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 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.67%) CMS
2 1 (1.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) GitHub
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) npm
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.33%) Route 53
5 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) SSL
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (45.00%) Selenium
2 19 (31.67%) Cucumber
2 19 (31.67%) Jenkins
3 18 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 18 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 14 (23.33%) Protractor
5 10 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 6 (10.00%) gulp
6 6 (10.00%) JIRA
6 6 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.33%) Jasmine
7 5 (8.33%) webpack
8 4 (6.67%) Bower
8 4 (6.67%) Grunt
8 4 (6.67%) NUnit
8 4 (6.67%) Subversion
9 3 (5.00%) Gatling
9 3 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Marketing
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Tester
3 9 (15.00%) QA Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 7 (11.67%) Automation Tester
4 7 (11.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (8.33%) Developer in Test
5 5 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (5.00%) QA Leader
7 3 (5.00%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (5.00%) QA Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.00%) UX Developer
8 2 (3.33%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (13.33%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) Angular 2
3 6 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (10.00%) CSS
4 5 (8.33%) CSS3
4 5 (8.33%) HTML5
4 5 (8.33%) Sass
4 5 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (6.67%) React
6 3 (5.00%) LESS
6 3 (5.00%) Node.js
6 3 (5.00%) Redux
6 3 (5.00%) RESTful
6 3 (5.00%) SOAP
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.33%) jQuery
7 2 (3.33%) WCF
7 2 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.33%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Android
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (68.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) Scrum
3 14 (23.33%) TDD
4 10 (16.67%) QA Automation
5 9 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (15.00%) Mathematics
6 8 (13.33%) Open Source
7 7 (11.67%) BDD
7 7 (11.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (11.67%) DevOps
7 7 (11.67%) SDLC
7 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
8 6 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
9 5 (8.33%) OO
9 5 (8.33%) Project Management
9 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.00%) Java
2 11 (18.33%) C#
3 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) TypeScript
5 3 (5.00%) ES6
5 3 (5.00%) Ruby
5 3 (5.00%) SQL
6 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (1.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.00%) Ansible
2 3 (5.00%) Terraform
3 2 (3.33%) collectd
3 2 (3.33%) Kibana
3 2 (3.33%) logstash
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) Salt
3 2 (3.33%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.33%) DevExpress
3 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
3 2 (3.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.67%) New Relic