Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 14 30
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 7.45% 10.32% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.13% 12.15% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 52
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £416 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £304
90th Percentile £523 £539 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -6.25%
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 526 576 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 81.68% 84.96% 86.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 362 532
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.10%
10th Percentile £271 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 23
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.24 £13.00 £13.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -1.70% +3.73%
10th Percentile £10.12 £9.00 £9.31
90th Percentile £32.95 £24.03 £24.05
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.23 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +8.17% -3.23% +6.90%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 -3 48 £416 -7.50% 46
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) QA
3 20 (41.67%) TDD
4 19 (39.58%) Scrum
5 15 (31.25%) AWS
5 15 (31.25%) Microservices
6 14 (29.17%) Java
7 13 (27.08%) Cloud Native
8 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 11 (22.92%) BDD
9 11 (22.92%) .NET
9 11 (22.92%) Docker
10 10 (20.83%) C#
10 10 (20.83%) Selenium
11 9 (18.75%) RESTful
11 9 (18.75%) Web Services
11 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 9 (18.75%) AngularJS
11 9 (18.75%) Travis CI
12 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 8 (16.67%) HTML
12 8 (16.67%) SQL
12 8 (16.67%) Oracle
12 8 (16.67%) CSS
12 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
12 8 (16.67%) Azure
12 8 (16.67%) JIRA
13 7 (14.58%) Finance

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 6 (12.50%) ArcGIS
2 3 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.25%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) AWS
2 8 (16.67%) Azure
3 6 (12.50%) npm
4 3 (6.25%) GCP
4 3 (6.25%) Trello
5 2 (4.17%) Apigee
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
6 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.50%) Geospatial Data
2 6 (12.50%) GIS
3 4 (8.33%) MySQL
4 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.17%) Big Data
5 2 (4.17%) DB2
5 2 (4.17%) HBase
5 2 (4.17%) Impala
5 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (20.83%) Selenium
3 9 (18.75%) Travis CI
4 8 (16.67%) JIRA
5 7 (14.58%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.50%) Grunt
6 6 (12.50%) gulp
6 6 (12.50%) Moq
7 5 (10.42%) Postman
8 4 (8.33%) Gradle
9 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (4.17%) GitLab
10 2 (4.17%) JUnit
10 2 (4.17%) Maven
10 2 (4.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (4.17%) Spock
11 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
11 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Games
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Developer
2 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 6 (12.50%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Scrum Master
4 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) DBA
5 3 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Testing Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 9 (18.75%) RESTful
2 9 (18.75%) Web Services
3 8 (16.67%) CSS
3 8 (16.67%) HTML
4 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET Core
4 6 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.42%) REST
5 5 (10.42%) SOAP
6 4 (8.33%) React
6 4 (8.33%) Spring
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Core
7 3 (6.25%) Node.js
7 3 (6.25%) XML
7 3 (6.25%) XML Schema
8 2 (4.17%) Spring Cloud
8 2 (4.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Cloud Native
2 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) TDD
3 19 (39.58%) Scrum
4 15 (31.25%) Microservices
5 11 (22.92%) BDD
6 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 7 (14.58%) API Design
8 6 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (12.50%) API Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (12.50%) MVC
8 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.42%) Bug Management
9 5 (10.42%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.42%) Refactoring
9 5 (10.42%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (10.42%) SDLC
9 5 (10.42%) Test Management
9 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Java
2 12 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) C#
4 8 (16.67%) SQL
5 6 (12.50%) TypeScript
6 5 (10.42%) Python
7 3 (6.25%) Perl
8 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.17%) Groovy
8 2 (4.17%) Java 8
9 1 (2.08%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) Ruby
9 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Ansible
1 2 (4.17%) Galera Cluster
1 2 (4.17%) Oozie
1 2 (4.17%) Puppet
1 2 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
3 6 (12.50%) ESRI
4 2 (4.17%) CA
4 2 (4.17%) Percona
4 2 (4.17%) WSO2
5 1 (2.08%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) Splunk