The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire with a requirement for Automation Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 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.

Automation Testing
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 49 47
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.26% 1.07% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.27% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £400 £305 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year -4.41% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +300.00%  

Automation Testing 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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 343 472 350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 86.18% 83.99% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 241 179
Median daily rate £368 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.44% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Median hourly rate £19.99 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.93% +3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Automation Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Testing in Nottinghamshire

Automation Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Testing in Nottinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Testing in Nottinghamshire

Automation Testing
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +6 5 £400 +31.14% 5
Automation Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Selenium
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) CSS
4 4 (36.36%) Software AG
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) Ruby
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (36.36%) Heroku
4 4 (36.36%) Puppet
4 4 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (36.36%) Graphite
4 4 (36.36%) Datadog
4 4 (36.36%) Marionette.js
4 4 (36.36%) Kubernetes
4 4 (36.36%) React
4 4 (36.36%) Splunk
4 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
4 4 (36.36%) GitHub
4 4 (36.36%) Bitbucket
4 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Apigee
4 4 (36.36%) Data Centre

Automation Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) Datadog
1 4 (36.36%) GitHub
1 4 (36.36%) Heroku
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (36.36%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) Bitbucket
3 4 (36.36%) git-flow
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
1 4 (36.36%) CSS
1 4 (36.36%) jQuery
1 4 (36.36%) Marionette.js
1 4 (36.36%) React
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) DevOps
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) API Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
1 4 (36.36%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
1 4 (36.36%) Docker Swarm
1 4 (36.36%) Graphite
1 4 (36.36%) Kubernetes
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (36.36%) Packer
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Apigee
1 4 (36.36%) Software AG
1 4 (36.36%) Splunk
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) MuleSoft
3 1 (9.09%) Pega
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat