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 3 months to 23 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
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 13 6
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent - 1.41% 17.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.82% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £200 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -32.20%  
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 £38.50 £34.90
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.31%  

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 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 32 55 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 66.67% 77.46% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 20
Median daily rate £335 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 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 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