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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +12 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 35 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 10.03% 4.67% 4.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.67% 5.44% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 16
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £284 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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 300 386 369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 85.96% 85.78% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 198 225
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -70.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Nottingham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Selenium
2 26 (38.24%) Git (software)
3 20 (29.41%) QA
4 19 (27.94%) HTML
4 19 (27.94%) JavaScript
4 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
5 18 (26.47%) Java
5 18 (26.47%) CSS
6 17 (25.00%) Scrum
7 16 (23.53%) WebDriver
8 15 (22.06%) CSS3
8 15 (22.06%) Jasmine
8 15 (22.06%) gulp
9 14 (20.59%) Sass
9 14 (20.59%) Jenkins
10 13 (19.12%) AngularJS
10 13 (19.12%) Grunt
10 13 (19.12%) JIRA
11 12 (17.65%) .NET
11 12 (17.65%) SQL
11 12 (17.65%) Web Services
12 11 (16.18%) HTML5
13 10 (14.71%) Finance
13 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.24%) C#
14 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
14 9 (13.24%) Karma Test Runner

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 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.41%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.94%) IaaS
4 2 (2.94%) PaaS
4 2 (2.94%) SaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.47%) Datadog
5 1 (1.47%) GitHub
5 1 (1.47%) Heroku
5 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.47%) Route 53
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
1 1 (1.47%) SSL
1 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (38.24%) Git (software)
1 26 (38.24%) Selenium
2 19 (27.94%) Cucumber
3 16 (23.53%) WebDriver
4 15 (22.06%) gulp
4 15 (22.06%) Jasmine
5 14 (20.59%) Jenkins
6 13 (19.12%) Grunt
6 13 (19.12%) JIRA
7 9 (13.24%) Bower
7 9 (13.24%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (11.76%) webpack
9 7 (10.29%) Protractor
10 6 (8.82%) Mocha
11 5 (7.35%) NUnit
11 5 (7.35%) SpecFlow
12 4 (5.88%) SoapUI
12 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (5.88%) TeamCity
13 2 (2.94%) MSTest
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Developer
2 11 (16.18%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Tester
4 6 (8.82%) Automation Tester
4 6 (8.82%) QA Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (7.35%) QA Leader
5 5 (7.35%) QA Tester
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Digital Developer
6 4 (5.88%) QA Automation Tester
7 3 (4.41%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Developer in Test
7 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (4.41%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) HTML
2 18 (26.47%) CSS
3 15 (22.06%) CSS3
4 14 (20.59%) Sass
5 13 (19.12%) AngularJS
6 12 (17.65%) .NET
6 12 (17.65%) Web Services
7 11 (16.18%) HTML5
8 7 (10.29%) Angular 2
8 7 (10.29%) jQuery
9 6 (8.82%) Behat
9 6 (8.82%) LESS
9 6 (8.82%) Twig
9 6 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (7.35%) JSON
10 5 (7.35%) Velocity
11 4 (5.88%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.88%) RESTful
11 4 (5.88%) SOAP
12 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) User Experience
2 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) IVR
3 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.88%) Linux
1 4 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Android
2 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) Scrum
3 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
4 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Defect Management
5 8 (11.76%) DevOps
5 8 (11.76%) Progressive Enhancement
5 8 (11.76%) Web Development
6 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
6 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
6 7 (10.29%) User Stories
7 6 (8.82%) BDD
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (8.82%) Front End Development
7 6 (8.82%) MVC
7 6 (8.82%) SDLC
7 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) JavaScript
2 18 (26.47%) Java
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 9 (13.24%) C#
5 8 (11.76%) PHP
6 7 (10.29%) TypeScript
7 6 (8.82%) Python
8 4 (5.88%) Ruby
9 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.94%) VB
11 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.47%) VBScript
11 1 (1.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) HNC
2 1 (1.47%) HND
2 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (29.41%) QA
2 6 (8.82%) WAI
3 2 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
3 2 (2.94%) Ansible
4 1 (1.47%) collectd
4 1 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.47%) Graphite
4 1 (1.47%) Kibana
4 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.47%) logstash
4 1 (1.47%) Packer
4 1 (1.47%) Salt
4 1 (1.47%) StatsD
4 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.88%) HP
4 3 (4.41%) Google
5 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.94%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.47%) Apigee
6 1 (1.47%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.47%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.47%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.47%) Software AG
6 1 (1.47%) Splunk
6 1 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Zend