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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 27 29
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 43 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 10.41% 4.29% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.25% 4.95% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 16
Median daily rate £375 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £286 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

Test Automation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 351 424 417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 84.99% 86.71% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 224 253
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -70.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.88 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £17.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +18 37 £375 +10.29% 15
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.31%) Selenium
3 26 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 24 (30.77%) HTML
5 23 (29.49%) CSS
6 22 (28.21%) Java
7 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
7 21 (26.92%) QA
7 21 (26.92%) WebDriver
8 20 (25.64%) Cucumber
8 20 (25.64%) CSS3
8 20 (25.64%) Jasmine
8 20 (25.64%) gulp
9 19 (24.36%) Sass
10 18 (23.08%) AngularJS
10 18 (23.08%) Grunt
10 18 (23.08%) Scrum
11 16 (20.51%) HTML5
12 15 (19.23%) Web Services
13 14 (17.95%) .NET
13 14 (17.95%) Karma Test Runner
13 14 (17.95%) Bower
13 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
14 13 (16.67%) webpack
14 13 (16.67%) JIRA
15 12 (15.38%) SQL
15 12 (15.38%) User Experience
15 12 (15.38%) TypeScript
15 12 (15.38%) Protractor
15 12 (15.38%) Angular 2

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 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.56%) IaaS
4 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 2 (2.56%) SaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.28%) Datadog
5 1 (1.28%) GitHub
5 1 (1.28%) Heroku
5 1 (1.28%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.28%) Route 53
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) HTTP
1 1 (1.28%) SSL
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.28%) GIS
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (42.31%) Selenium
2 26 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 21 (26.92%) WebDriver
4 20 (25.64%) Cucumber
4 20 (25.64%) gulp
4 20 (25.64%) Jasmine
5 18 (23.08%) Grunt
6 14 (17.95%) Bower
6 14 (17.95%) Jenkins
6 14 (17.95%) Karma Test Runner
7 13 (16.67%) JIRA
7 13 (16.67%) webpack
8 12 (15.38%) Protractor
9 6 (7.69%) Mocha
9 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (6.41%) NUnit
10 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
11 4 (5.13%) MSTest
11 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
11 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.28%) Back Office
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (38.46%) Developer
2 11 (14.10%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.26%) Tester
4 8 (10.26%) User Experience Architect
5 7 (8.97%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.97%) Test Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (6.41%) QA Automation Tester
7 5 (6.41%) QA Leader
8 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Digital Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) HTML
2 23 (29.49%) CSS
3 20 (25.64%) CSS3
4 19 (24.36%) Sass
5 18 (23.08%) AngularJS
6 16 (20.51%) HTML5
7 15 (19.23%) Web Services
8 14 (17.95%) .NET
9 12 (15.38%) Angular 2
10 11 (14.10%) LESS
10 11 (14.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (8.97%) jQuery
12 6 (7.69%) Behat
12 6 (7.69%) Entity Framework
12 6 (7.69%) SOAP
12 6 (7.69%) Twig
13 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
13 5 (6.41%) JSON
13 5 (6.41%) Velocity
13 5 (6.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) User Experience
2 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.56%) IVR
3 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.56%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Android
3 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.08%) Scrum
3 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (12.82%) Wireframes
4 9 (11.54%) Functional Testing
4 9 (11.54%) Manual Testing
5 8 (10.26%) Defect Management
5 8 (10.26%) DevOps
5 8 (10.26%) Progressive Enhancement
5 8 (10.26%) Software Testing
5 8 (10.26%) Web Development
6 7 (8.97%) Regression Testing
6 7 (8.97%) User Stories
7 6 (7.69%) BDD
7 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.69%) Microservices
7 6 (7.69%) MVC
7 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) Java
2 21 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 12 (15.38%) SQL
3 12 (15.38%) TypeScript
4 11 (14.10%) C#
5 8 (10.26%) PHP
6 6 (7.69%) Python
7 4 (5.13%) Ruby
8 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.56%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.28%) VBScript
10 1 (1.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Degree
1 2 (2.56%) HNC
1 2 (2.56%) HND
1 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) QA
2 6 (7.69%) WAI
3 2 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Docker
2 1 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.41%) Puppet
3 3 (3.85%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) collectd
4 1 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.28%) Graphite
4 1 (1.28%) Kibana
4 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.28%) logstash
4 1 (1.28%) Packer
4 1 (1.28%) Salt
4 1 (1.28%) StatsD
4 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle
2 5 (6.41%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.13%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Google
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.56%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.28%) Apigee
6 1 (1.28%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.28%) ESRI
6 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.28%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.28%) Software AG
6 1 (1.28%) Splunk
6 1 (1.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) Zend