Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 16 47
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 63 85 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 6.56% 8.70% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.68% 10.18% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 48 21
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £336 £284 £286
90th Percentile £475 £488 £400
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
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 820 835 759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 85.33% 85.47% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 441 485
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £281 £227
90th Percentile £569 £550 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 19
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.23 £12.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.80% -13.19% -17.71%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.14 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.50 £24.30 £49.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +1.25%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -11 60 £375 -9.37% 22
Test Automation
East Midlands

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

1 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) Selenium
3 25 (39.68%) QA
4 24 (38.10%) Java
5 21 (33.33%) Scrum
5 21 (33.33%) WebDriver
6 19 (30.16%) Cucumber
6 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
7 18 (28.57%) Git (software)
8 17 (26.98%) Protractor
9 15 (23.81%) Web Services
10 14 (22.22%) TDD
11 13 (20.63%) Docker
12 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (17.46%) C#
13 11 (17.46%) HTML
14 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
14 10 (15.87%) TeamCity
14 10 (15.87%) QA Automation
15 9 (14.29%) gulp
15 9 (14.29%) Angular 2
15 9 (14.29%) AngularJS
15 9 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (14.29%) TypeScript
15 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.29%) Mathematics
15 9 (14.29%) CSS
16 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.70%) .NET
16 8 (12.70%) HTML5

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 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.11%) npm
3 4 (6.35%) GitHub
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.17%) Route 53
6 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
1 2 (3.17%) SSL
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 30 (47.62%) Selenium
2 21 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 19 (30.16%) Cucumber
3 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
4 18 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 17 (26.98%) Protractor
6 10 (15.87%) TeamCity
7 9 (14.29%) gulp
7 9 (14.29%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (12.70%) Jasmine
8 8 (12.70%) webpack
9 7 (11.11%) Bower
9 7 (11.11%) Grunt
10 6 (9.52%) JIRA
10 6 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (9.52%) SpecFlow
11 4 (6.35%) NUnit
11 4 (6.35%) Subversion
12 3 (4.76%) Gatling
12 3 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Developer
2 10 (15.87%) Tester
3 9 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 9 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 7 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 7 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (7.94%) Developer in Test
5 5 (7.94%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.94%) User Experience Architect
6 4 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (4.76%) QA Leader
7 3 (4.76%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (4.76%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.76%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) Web Services
2 11 (17.46%) HTML
3 9 (14.29%) Angular 2
3 9 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 9 (14.29%) CSS
4 8 (12.70%) .NET
4 8 (12.70%) CSS3
4 8 (12.70%) HTML5
4 8 (12.70%) Sass
4 8 (12.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (9.52%) LESS
6 4 (6.35%) React
7 3 (4.76%) Node.js
7 3 (4.76%) Redux
7 3 (4.76%) RESTful
7 3 (4.76%) SOAP
8 2 (3.17%) jQuery
8 2 (3.17%) REST
8 2 (3.17%) WCF
8 2 (3.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.11%) User Experience
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.17%) IVR
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Android
2 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (69.84%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) Scrum
3 14 (22.22%) TDD
4 10 (15.87%) QA Automation
5 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.29%) Mathematics
6 8 (12.70%) Open Source
7 7 (11.11%) BDD
7 7 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (11.11%) DevOps
7 7 (11.11%) SDLC
7 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.52%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Functional Testing
9 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
9 5 (7.94%) OO
9 5 (7.94%) Project Management
9 5 (7.94%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) Java
2 11 (17.46%) C#
3 9 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.76%) ES6
5 3 (4.76%) Ruby
5 3 (4.76%) SQL
6 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
6 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.17%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.68%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
2 3 (4.76%) Terraform
3 2 (3.17%) collectd
3 2 (3.17%) Kibana
3 2 (3.17%) logstash
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) Salt
3 2 (3.17%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.17%) DevExpress
3 2 (3.17%) Rackspace
3 2 (3.17%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) New Relic