Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 21 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 56 64 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 6.91% 7.52% 7.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.89% 8.83% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 52
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £390 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £317 £292
90th Percentile £522 £475 £738
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £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 710 725 901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 87.55% 85.19% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 449 474
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.19% +6.73%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £622
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 14
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.26 £13.23 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -11.83% -21.05%
10th Percentile £9.48 £9.18 £11.95
90th Percentile £47.50 £26.25 £18.53
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.01% -1.03% -18.31%

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 August 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 17 August 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 -2 54 £380 +1.33% 23
Test Automation
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (62.50%) Java
3 29 (51.79%) TDD
4 25 (44.64%) Git (software)
4 25 (44.64%) Jenkins
5 19 (33.93%) Web Services
6 18 (32.14%) C#
6 18 (32.14%) Selenium
6 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (32.14%) BDD
7 17 (30.36%) Scrum
8 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
9 15 (26.79%) Docker
10 14 (25.00%) QA
10 14 (25.00%) JIRA
11 12 (21.43%) NoSQL
12 10 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (17.86%) Spring
12 10 (17.86%) SQL
13 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (16.07%) SDET
13 9 (16.07%) DevOps
13 9 (16.07%) User Stories
14 8 (14.29%) Node.js
14 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
14 8 (14.29%) Ansible
14 8 (14.29%) JSON
14 8 (14.29%) Maven
15 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management

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 (10.71%) Confluence
2 4 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (7.14%) OpenShift
5 3 (5.36%) Tricentis Tosca
6 2 (3.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 7 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (5.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 25 (44.64%) Git (software)
1 25 (44.64%) Jenkins
2 18 (32.14%) Selenium
3 16 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 14 (25.00%) JIRA
5 8 (14.29%) Maven
6 7 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 6 (10.71%) Subversion
8 5 (8.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (8.93%) Bitbucket
8 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
9 4 (7.14%) IntelliJ
9 4 (7.14%) JUnit
9 4 (7.14%) RSpec
9 4 (7.14%) Travis CI
10 3 (5.36%) Artifactory
10 3 (5.36%) HP UFT
10 3 (5.36%) Spock
10 3 (5.36%) WebDriver
11 2 (3.57%) Gradle
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Developer in Test
2 10 (17.86%) Tester
3 8 (14.29%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Automation Tester
6 5 (8.93%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.36%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) QA Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Software Development Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Test Development Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) Web Services
2 10 (17.86%) Spring
3 8 (14.29%) JSON
3 8 (14.29%) Node.js
4 6 (10.71%) .NET
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
5 5 (8.93%) Gherkin
5 5 (8.93%) React
6 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.14%) CSS
6 4 (7.14%) SOAP
7 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.36%) Spring Boot
7 3 (5.36%) XML
8 2 (3.57%) CSS3
8 2 (3.57%) HTML5
8 2 (3.57%) Java EE
8 2 (3.57%) LDAP
9 1 (1.79%) jQuery
9 1 (1.79%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Credit Risk
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (51.79%) TDD
3 18 (32.14%) BDD
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
5 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.07%) DevOps
5 9 (16.07%) SDET
5 9 (16.07%) User Stories
6 8 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 7 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.71%) Pair Programming
8 6 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (8.93%) ATDD
9 5 (8.93%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (8.93%) Microservices
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.93%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (7.14%) Data Management
10 4 (7.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) Java
2 18 (32.14%) C#
3 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) SQL
5 7 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
6 6 (10.71%) Scala
7 4 (7.14%) Groovy
8 2 (3.57%) C++
8 2 (3.57%) Kotlin
8 2 (3.57%) Ruby
9 1 (1.79%) C
9 1 (1.79%) Java 8
9 1 (1.79%) Jython
9 1 (1.79%) PHP
9 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (14.29%) Ansible
3 5 (8.93%) Kubernetes
3 5 (8.93%) Puppet
4 3 (5.36%) OpenView
4 3 (5.36%) SCOM
4 3 (5.36%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Google
2 5 (8.93%) HP
2 5 (8.93%) Red Hat
3 3 (5.36%) Splunk
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.79%) Zend