Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 29 14
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 40 60 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 7.18% 6.79% 9.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.64% 7.63% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 47
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £525 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £307 £278 £338
90th Percentile £710 £510 £469
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% +15.38%
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 463 786 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 83.12% 88.91% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 470 420
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £255
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 14
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.60 £14.00 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.89% -9.24% +2.83%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £21.28 £47.50 £24.57
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.33 £17.00 £17.03
% change year-on-year -15.72% -0.15% +8.10%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -5 37 £525 +29.23% 14
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (55.00%) Java
3 18 (45.00%) Web Services
4 16 (40.00%) Maven
5 15 (37.50%) SQL
5 15 (37.50%) Linux
5 15 (37.50%) TDD
5 15 (37.50%) User Stories
6 14 (35.00%) Scrum
6 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (35.00%) Spring
6 14 (35.00%) Degree
6 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (32.50%) JUnit
8 12 (30.00%) CSS
8 12 (30.00%) Hibernate
8 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
9 11 (27.50%) Struts
9 11 (27.50%) HTML
9 11 (27.50%) Tomcat
9 11 (27.50%) Windows
9 11 (27.50%) JBoss
9 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
10 10 (25.00%) QA
10 10 (25.00%) XSD
10 10 (25.00%) XSLT
10 10 (25.00%) ETL
10 10 (25.00%) .NET
10 10 (25.00%) DB2
10 10 (25.00%) JSP

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 11 (27.50%) JBoss
1 11 (27.50%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.00%) Confluence
3 4 (10.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) nginx
5 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) DB2
2 7 (17.50%) Big Data
3 4 (10.00%) Apache Hive
3 4 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (10.00%) HBase
4 3 (7.50%) Impala
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) Spark SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Maven
2 13 (32.50%) JUnit
3 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
5 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (17.50%) JIRA
7 6 (15.00%) Gradle
7 6 (15.00%) Selenium
8 4 (10.00%) JMeter
8 4 (10.00%) Travis CI
9 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (7.50%) GitLab
9 3 (7.50%) QF-Test
9 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.00%) Spock
11 1 (2.50%) DbUnit
11 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
11 1 (2.50%) Subversion
11 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Manual Tester
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum Master
7 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) Web Services
2 14 (35.00%) Spring
3 12 (30.00%) CSS
3 12 (30.00%) Hibernate
4 11 (27.50%) HTML
4 11 (27.50%) Struts
5 10 (25.00%) .NET
5 10 (25.00%) JSP
5 10 (25.00%) XSD
5 10 (25.00%) XSLT
6 5 (12.50%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.00%) Kafka
7 4 (10.00%) REST
7 4 (10.00%) Swagger
7 4 (10.00%) XML
8 3 (7.50%) JSON
8 3 (7.50%) SOAP
9 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
10 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.50%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
3 3 (7.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) TDD
2 15 (37.50%) User Stories
3 14 (35.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.00%) Scrum
4 11 (27.50%) Waterfall
5 10 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (25.00%) ETL
5 10 (25.00%) Technical Debt
5 10 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
5 10 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 8 (20.00%) DevOps
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (15.00%) Open Source
7 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) Java
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) Groovy
4 3 (7.50%) Jython
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Scala
5 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Oozie
1 3 (7.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) New Relic
3 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com