Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 20 November 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
Staffordshire > Stoke-on-Trent
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 1.00% 5.26% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 5.88% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £450 £305 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +7.02% -15.56%
10th Percentile £425 £275 £266
90th Percentile £475 £347 £297
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +20.97% -4.62% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate - - -
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -

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 Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 74 136 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 74.00% 89.47% 88.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 86 41
Stoke-on-Trent median daily rate £400 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.10% +4.00%
10th Percentile £260 £160 £263
90th Percentile £488 £516 £430
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +4.29% -3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Stoke-on-Trent median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +73.31% -24.08%
10th Percentile £11.32 £25.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £18.75 £25.00 £18.33
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.70
% change year-on-year -42.00% +70.07% +17.60%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer in Test
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA