Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 27 January 2021 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 20 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.83% 1.53% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.08% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% +25.00%
West Midlands median daily rate £368 £425 £454
% change year-on-year -13.53% -6.34% +13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £34.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 - £34.75

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86 96 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 78.90% 73.28% 89.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 57 151
Median daily rate £373 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.19% -10.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £256 £170 £263
90th Percentile £501 £488 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.35% -64.00% +143.24%
10th Percentile £28.45 £11.17 £15.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £58.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.41% -0.94% -29.17%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Staffordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Automation in Staffordshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Automation in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Staffordshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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
Lichfield - 2 - - 3
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (100.00%) SDLC
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) V-Model
1 2 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware