Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 26 37
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 15 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 2.75% 5.22% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 6.14% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 13
Warwickshire median daily rate £450 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% +17.39%
10th Percentile £360 £167 £282
90th Percentile £493 £483 £375
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 3
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.05% +33.85% +3.37%

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 468 521 610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 85.87% 84.99% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 291 396
Warwickshire median daily rate £443 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.19% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £249
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 34
Warwickshire median hourly rate £15.85 £30.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.03% +27.08% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.20 £14.05 £13.74
90th Percentile £35.20 £34.43 £41.67
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Warwickshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Warwickshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 11 December 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 -1 3 - -
Nuneaton - 3 £450 - 3
Atherstone - 3 £475 - 2
Leamington Spa +6 2 - - 2
Warwick -7 2 £500 - 5
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (33.33%) PHP
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) OOP
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) Ant
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (20.00%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (20.00%) Games
5 3 (20.00%) SaaS
5 3 (20.00%) Confluence
5 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Subversion

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 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Heroku
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) HDInsight
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Ant
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Continuum
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (20.00%) Gradle
2 3 (20.00%) Hudson
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) Subversion
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) NeoLoad
4 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
General
1 3 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Manager
2 3 (20.00%) CRM Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Web Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) QA Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UI/UX Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UX Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web UI Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) Node.js
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (20.00%) Spring MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Ajax
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (6.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (13.33%) PKI
1 2 (13.33%) Xbox
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 5 (33.33%) MVC
3 5 (33.33%) OOP
3 5 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Matrix Management
4 3 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) PHP 5
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (13.33%) Zend