Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 22 January 2019 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
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 28 12
Rank change year-on-year +13 -16 +47
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 70 57 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 10.25% 6.07% 9.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.22% 7.03% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 38
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £450 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.56% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £297
90th Percentile £539 £475 £488
East Midlands median daily rate £398 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands 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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 573 811 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 83.89% 86.37% 86.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 535 435
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £413 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +5.10% +4.67%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £267
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 20
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.80% -11.46%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £9.95
90th Percentile £24.03 £38.40 £25.35
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.94 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.61% +6.90% -10.49%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Nottinghamshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Nottinghamshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Nottinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Nottinghamshire

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the Nottinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +10 65 £450 +14.29% 33
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 50 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (48.57%) Java
3 29 (41.43%) TDD
4 26 (37.14%) Git (software)
4 26 (37.14%) Jenkins
5 25 (35.71%) Selenium
6 24 (34.29%) Web Services
7 23 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (28.57%) Docker
9 19 (27.14%) MySQL
10 18 (25.71%) C#
10 18 (25.71%) Degree
10 18 (25.71%) Scrum
11 17 (24.29%) PHP
11 17 (24.29%) SQL
12 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
13 15 (21.43%) Maven
14 14 (20.00%) OO
14 14 (20.00%) Spring
14 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
15 13 (18.57%) JIRA
15 13 (18.57%) Python
15 13 (18.57%) HTML
15 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
16 12 (17.14%) LAMP
16 12 (17.14%) Collaborative Working
17 11 (15.71%) Windows
17 11 (15.71%) Cucumber
18 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
18 10 (14.29%) User Stories

Test Automation
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 7 (10.00%) Confluence
2 4 (5.71%) JBoss
3 3 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.86%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
3 3 (4.29%) Tricentis Tosca
4 2 (2.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) MySQL
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.57%) SQLite
4 4 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.29%) DB2
6 2 (2.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.86%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) GIS
7 1 (1.43%) HBase
7 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
7 1 (1.43%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (37.14%) Git (software)
1 26 (37.14%) Jenkins
2 25 (35.71%) Selenium
3 15 (21.43%) Maven
4 13 (18.57%) JIRA
5 11 (15.71%) Cucumber
6 9 (12.86%) JUnit
6 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (10.00%) Subversion
8 6 (8.57%) Travis CI
9 5 (7.14%) Spock
10 4 (5.71%) Gradle
10 4 (5.71%) JMeter
11 3 (4.29%) Artifactory
11 3 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (4.29%) Bitbucket
11 3 (4.29%) HP UFT
11 3 (4.29%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.86%) QF-Test
12 2 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (68.57%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) PHP Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Agile Developer
3 15 (21.43%) Automation Tester
3 15 (21.43%) Tester
4 14 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 13 (18.57%) Developer in Test
6 12 (17.14%) Java Developer
6 12 (17.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 12 (17.14%) Selenium Tester
7 10 (14.29%) Agile Tester
7 10 (14.29%) Test Automation Developer
8 8 (11.43%) Analyst
9 7 (10.00%) Software Tester
10 5 (7.14%) Cordova Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) MySQL Developer
10 5 (7.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 5 (7.14%) Software Engineer
10 5 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) Web Services
2 14 (20.00%) Spring
3 13 (18.57%) HTML
4 12 (17.14%) LAMP
5 9 (12.86%) .NET
6 8 (11.43%) jQuery
6 8 (11.43%) JSON
7 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 7 (10.00%) CSS
8 6 (8.57%) Apache Cordova
8 6 (8.57%) Backbone.js
8 6 (8.57%) HTML5
8 6 (8.57%) Ionic Framework
8 6 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (8.57%) PhoneGap
8 6 (8.57%) React
8 6 (8.57%) Sencha Touch
8 6 (8.57%) Underscore.js
9 5 (7.14%) Kafka
9 5 (7.14%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.71%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.43%) GPGPU
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Linux
3 7 (10.00%) Android
4 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (41.43%) TDD
3 18 (25.71%) Scrum
4 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 14 (20.00%) OO
5 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
6 12 (17.14%) Collaborative Working
7 10 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 10 (14.29%) SDET
7 10 (14.29%) User Stories
8 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.43%) BDD
10 7 (10.00%) Android Development
10 7 (10.00%) Microservices
10 7 (10.00%) MVVM
10 7 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (8.57%) iOS Development
11 6 (8.57%) Performance Optimisation
11 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (8.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) C#
3 17 (24.29%) PHP
3 17 (24.29%) SQL
4 16 (22.86%) JavaScript
5 13 (18.57%) Python
6 4 (5.71%) Groovy
6 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.86%) Jython
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.43%) GLSL
8 1 (1.43%) PHP 4
8 1 (1.43%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Degree
2 10 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) ISO 9001
2 4 (5.71%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Docker
2 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Ansible
2 7 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.71%) Puppet
4 3 (4.29%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.29%) OpenView
4 3 (4.29%) SCOM
4 3 (4.29%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.00%) Xamarin
2 6 (8.57%) Sencha
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Google
4 3 (4.29%) HP
4 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.29%) VMware
5 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) Splunk
6 1 (1.43%) Zend