Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 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
East Midlands > Nottinghamshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 16 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 +40 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 65 74 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 6.77% 8.55% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.80% 9.84% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 17
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £413 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +19.23% -40.91%
10th Percentile £276 £300 £275
90th Percentile £488 £451 £533
East Midlands median daily rate £395 £380 £338
% change year-on-year +3.95% +12.59% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 833 752 801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 86.77% 86.84% 81.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 431 456
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £420 £383 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -1.61% +5.78%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £250
90th Percentile £586 £525 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 17
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% -17.71%
10th Percentile £9.67 £10.31 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.67 £25.00 £31.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.63 £16.20
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.55% +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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 -4 65 £413 +3.13% 34
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 50 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) Java
3 28 (43.08%) Selenium
4 21 (32.31%) TDD
5 20 (30.77%) C#
6 19 (29.23%) Scrum
7 18 (27.69%) WebDriver
7 18 (27.69%) Jenkins
8 17 (26.15%) Cucumber
9 16 (24.62%) Microservices
10 15 (23.08%) BDD
10 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (23.08%) QA
11 13 (20.00%) Retail
11 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 13 (20.00%) DevOps
12 12 (18.46%) Open Source
13 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (16.92%) Finance
13 11 (16.92%) Test Strategy
13 11 (16.92%) Protractor
14 10 (15.38%) Manual Testing
15 9 (13.85%) Project Management
15 9 (13.85%) Docker
16 8 (12.31%) Karma Test Runner
16 8 (12.31%) Sass
16 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
16 8 (12.31%) HTML

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 (3.08%) CMS
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.23%) GitHub
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.08%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.08%) npm
4 2 (3.08%) Serverless
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (1.54%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.54%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
1 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (3.08%) Redis
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.54%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (43.08%) Selenium
2 18 (27.69%) Jenkins
2 18 (27.69%) WebDriver
3 17 (26.15%) Cucumber
4 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 11 (16.92%) Protractor
6 8 (12.31%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (10.77%) gulp
7 7 (10.77%) Jasmine
7 7 (10.77%) TeamCity
7 7 (10.77%) webpack
8 6 (9.23%) Bower
8 6 (9.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (7.69%) TestPartner
10 4 (6.15%) CasperJS
10 4 (6.15%) Gatling
10 4 (6.15%) JIRA
10 4 (6.15%) Yeoman
11 3 (4.62%) Gradle
General
1 13 (20.00%) Retail
2 11 (16.92%) Finance
3 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Marketing
5 1 (1.54%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 9 (13.85%) Tester
4 7 (10.77%) Automation Tester
5 5 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (7.69%) Developer in Test
5 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.62%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Test Automation Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
1 8 (12.31%) HTML
1 8 (12.31%) Sass
2 7 (10.77%) CSS
2 7 (10.77%) RESTful
2 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 6 (9.23%) CSS3
3 6 (9.23%) HTML5
3 6 (9.23%) JSON
4 5 (7.69%) Node.js
5 4 (6.15%) .NET
5 4 (6.15%) Ajax
5 4 (6.15%) Browserify
5 4 (6.15%) DOM
5 4 (6.15%) Handlebars
5 4 (6.15%) jQuery
5 4 (6.15%) React
6 3 (4.62%) Angular 2
6 3 (4.62%) Redux
6 3 (4.62%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
3 2 (3.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Linux
1 5 (7.69%) Unix
2 4 (6.15%) Mac OS X
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (32.31%) TDD
3 19 (29.23%) Scrum
4 16 (24.62%) Microservices
5 15 (23.08%) BDD
5 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (20.00%) DevOps
7 12 (18.46%) Open Source
8 11 (16.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (16.92%) Test Strategy
9 10 (15.38%) Manual Testing
10 9 (13.85%) Project Management
11 8 (12.31%) Service Delivery
11 8 (12.31%) Web Development
12 7 (10.77%) OO
12 7 (10.77%) OOP
13 6 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (9.23%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (9.23%) Web Design
14 5 (7.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) C#
3 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.69%) Python
4 5 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (4.62%) ES6
5 3 (4.62%) PHP
5 3 (4.62%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.54%) C++
7 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) Ruby
7 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ansible
1 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.08%) Terraform
2 1 (1.54%) Kibana
2 1 (1.54%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Zend
3 2 (3.08%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 1 (1.54%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.54%) HP
4 1 (1.54%) New Relic
4 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com