The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank - 16 12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - 3.28% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.92% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £240 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

Automated Testing 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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39 51 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 70.91% 83.61% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 19
Median daily rate £338 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £10.65 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Stoke-on-Trent

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Stoke-on-Trent