Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 17 40
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 62 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 7.26% 9.03% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.23% 10.29% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 27
Nottingham median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £283 £340 £299
90th Percentile £507 £459 £750
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
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 753 622 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 88.17% 87.73% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 374 421
Nottingham median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £288 £261 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £625
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 13
Nottingham median hourly rate £15.00 £17.68 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.13% +17.83% -
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.38 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £25.68 £19.60
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £15.43 £18.18 £15.25
% change year-on-year -15.10% +19.18% -7.58%

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 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) Java
3 32 (51.61%) TDD
4 31 (50.00%) C#
5 23 (37.10%) Selenium
5 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
6 20 (32.26%) Scrum
6 20 (32.26%) BDD
7 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
8 17 (27.42%) Web Services
8 17 (27.42%) QA
9 16 (25.81%) Microservices
10 14 (22.58%) Retail
10 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
11 13 (20.97%) JSON
11 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
12 12 (19.35%) SQL
13 11 (17.74%) Finance
13 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
13 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
14 10 (16.13%) Test Strategy
14 10 (16.13%) Docker
14 10 (16.13%) DevOps
14 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.52%) Linux
15 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
15 9 (14.52%) SDET
16 8 (12.90%) Open Source
16 8 (12.90%) Web Development

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 3 (4.84%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.23%) GitHub
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.61%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.61%) Serverless
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.61%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
1 23 (37.10%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.29%) JIRA
6 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (8.06%) Bower
7 5 (8.06%) CasperJS
7 5 (8.06%) gulp
7 5 (8.06%) Jasmine
7 5 (8.06%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.06%) TestPartner
7 5 (8.06%) webpack
7 5 (8.06%) Yeoman
8 4 (6.45%) IntelliJ
8 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.84%) PHPUnit
9 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (22.58%) Retail
2 11 (17.74%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Tester
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Automation Tester
4 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Developer in Test
6 6 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Development Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Test Development Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) Web Services
2 13 (20.97%) JSON
3 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) RESTful
4 6 (9.68%) .NET
4 6 (9.68%) Sass
5 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.06%) Browserify
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) CSS3
5 5 (8.06%) Handlebars
5 5 (8.06%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) jQuery
6 4 (6.45%) Ajax
6 4 (6.45%) DOM
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.84%) Doctrine
7 3 (4.84%) Node.js
7 3 (4.84%) REST
7 3 (4.84%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
1 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
1 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) TDD
3 20 (32.26%) BDD
3 20 (32.26%) Scrum
4 16 (25.81%) Microservices
5 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.13%) DevOps
6 10 (16.13%) Test Strategy
7 9 (14.52%) SDET
8 8 (12.90%) Open Source
8 8 (12.90%) Web Development
9 7 (11.29%) OOP
9 7 (11.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.29%) Web Design
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) Java
2 31 (50.00%) C#
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (9.68%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) Scala
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.23%) C++
7 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) logstash
2 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Zend
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com