The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Rickmansworth 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 27 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
Hertfordshire / Rickmansworth
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 8 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Rickmansworth 7.69% 4.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.76% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
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 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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 Rickmansworth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Rickmansworth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17 20 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Rickmansworth 65.38% 86.96% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Rickmansworth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Rickmansworth 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 Rickmansworth

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Rickmansworth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Automation in Rickmansworth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Rickmansworth

For the 6 months to 27 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 Rickmansworth region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Confluence
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) WPF
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) People Management
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) JBehave
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Rickmansworth 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 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) JBehave
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) Mockito
4 1 (16.67%) Moq
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Portfolio Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) BDD
2 4 (66.67%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) ATDD
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) People Management
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian