Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 16 42
Rank change year-on-year -12 +26 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 62 73 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 6.53% 9.05% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.43% 10.41% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 27
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £283 £323 £299
90th Percentile £507 £456 £750
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +9.59% +12.31% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00

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 834 701 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 87.79% 86.86% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 420 480
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +4.67%
10th Percentile £262 £260 £250
90th Percentile £570 £538 £625
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 16
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.85 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% +16.10% -6.82%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.33 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £25.30 £20.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £16.03 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.52% -8.43% +4.48%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -7 62 £413 +3.13% 18
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (53.23%) Java
3 32 (51.61%) TDD
4 31 (50.00%) C#
5 23 (37.10%) Selenium
5 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
6 20 (32.26%) Scrum
6 20 (32.26%) BDD
7 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
8 17 (27.42%) Web Services
8 17 (27.42%) QA
9 16 (25.81%) Microservices
10 14 (22.58%) Retail
10 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
11 13 (20.97%) JSON
11 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
12 12 (19.35%) SQL
13 11 (17.74%) Finance
13 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
13 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
14 10 (16.13%) Test Strategy
14 10 (16.13%) Docker
14 10 (16.13%) DevOps
14 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.52%) Linux
15 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
15 9 (14.52%) SDET
16 8 (12.90%) Open Source
16 8 (12.90%) Web Development

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 3 (4.84%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.23%) GitHub
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.61%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.61%) Serverless
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.61%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (37.10%) Git (software)
1 23 (37.10%) Selenium
2 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
3 13 (20.97%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
5 7 (11.29%) JIRA
6 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (8.06%) Bower
7 5 (8.06%) CasperJS
7 5 (8.06%) gulp
7 5 (8.06%) Jasmine
7 5 (8.06%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.06%) TestPartner
7 5 (8.06%) webpack
7 5 (8.06%) Yeoman
8 4 (6.45%) IntelliJ
8 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.84%) PHPUnit
9 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (22.58%) Retail
2 11 (17.74%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Tester
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Automation Tester
4 8 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Test Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Developer in Test
6 6 (9.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (8.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.23%) Development Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Development Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Test Development Engineer
10 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) Web Services
2 13 (20.97%) JSON
3 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 7 (11.29%) RESTful
4 6 (9.68%) .NET
4 6 (9.68%) Sass
5 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.06%) Browserify
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) CSS3
5 5 (8.06%) Handlebars
5 5 (8.06%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) jQuery
6 4 (6.45%) Ajax
6 4 (6.45%) DOM
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.84%) Doctrine
7 3 (4.84%) Node.js
7 3 (4.84%) REST
7 3 (4.84%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
1 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
1 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Mac OS X
2 4 (6.45%) Unix
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) TDD
3 20 (32.26%) BDD
3 20 (32.26%) Scrum
4 16 (25.81%) Microservices
5 11 (17.74%) Manual Testing
6 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.13%) DevOps
6 10 (16.13%) Test Strategy
7 9 (14.52%) SDET
8 8 (12.90%) Open Source
8 8 (12.90%) Web Development
9 7 (11.29%) OOP
9 7 (11.29%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.29%) Web Design
10 6 (9.68%) Project Management
10 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.68%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (53.23%) Java
2 31 (50.00%) C#
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (9.68%) Python
5 6 (9.68%) Scala
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.23%) C++
7 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISEB
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.61%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) logstash
2 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Zend
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle
2 2 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (1.61%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com