Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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 22 September 2018 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 > Warwickshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 33 48
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 18 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.14% 3.85% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.78% 4.49% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Warwickshire median daily rate £473 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +25.93% +22.73%
10th Percentile £408 £306 £313
90th Percentile £488 £488 £399
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £51.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -31.71% +46.43% +11.32%

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 476 535 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 82.93% 85.74% 75.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 296 432
Warwickshire median daily rate £435 £396 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.78% +2.26% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £218 £250
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 31
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £29.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.27% +28.26% -19.83%
10th Percentile £11.92 £18.20 £14.00
90th Percentile £32.07 £43.18 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.14
% change year-on-year -33.33% +24.05% -17.56%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Warwickshire

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Warwickshire

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Warwickshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Warwickshire

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Kenilworth - 3 - -
Nuneaton - 3 £450 - 3
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £473 - 2
Leamington Spa +13 2 - -
Atherstone - 2 £475 - 1
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 9 (50.00%) QA
2 8 (44.44%) Subversion
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) CRM
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
5 5 (27.78%) PHP
5 5 (27.78%) OOP
5 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) MVC
5 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
5 5 (27.78%) Coaching
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (27.78%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) JIRA
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) Ant
7 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
7 3 (16.67%) SOAP
7 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (27.78%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (16.67%) Heroku
3 3 (16.67%) SaaS
4 2 (11.11%) Azure Data Factory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Hive
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 2 (11.11%) HDInsight
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Subversion
2 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 5 (27.78%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
4 3 (16.67%) Ant
4 3 (16.67%) Apache Continuum
4 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (16.67%) Gradle
4 3 (16.67%) Hudson
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (16.67%) Maven
5 1 (5.56%) JMeter
5 1 (5.56%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
1 4 (22.22%) Workstream Lead
2 3 (16.67%) Applications Manager
2 3 (16.67%) CRM Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Web Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum Master
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Development Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Java E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Workstream Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Workstream Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 3 (16.67%) Node.js
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
3 2 (11.11%) Velocity
4 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Xbox
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (44.44%) CRM
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Coaching
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps
4 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
4 5 (27.78%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) OOP
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 3 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PHP
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) PHP 5
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.11%) Zend