Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 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
West Midlands > Warwickshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 36 36
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 25 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 4.08% 2.69% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.84% 3.52% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 5
Warwickshire median daily rate £400 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +22.73% -18.22%
10th Percentile £147 £286 £263
90th Percentile £486 £388 £358
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.37% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £32.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +33.85% +3.37% -11.44%

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 516 654 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 84.31% 76.49% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 423 277
Warwickshire median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £229 £249 £225
90th Percentile £564 £574 £549
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 45
Warwickshire median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -15.79% +58.33%
10th Percentile £17.60 £13.78 £15.75
90th Percentile £34.50 £41.47 £33.94
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.94% -6.68% -

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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
Warwick +9 4 - - 1
Leamington Spa -5 2 £351 +3.85% 1
Kenilworth - 1 £155 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (48.00%) DevOps
3 10 (40.00%) CRM
3 10 (40.00%) QA
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Subversion
5 8 (32.00%) ITIL
5 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (32.00%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
6 6 (24.00%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (20.00%) Windows
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) Smart Meter
7 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Puppet
8 4 (16.00%) CentOS
8 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (16.00%) GitLab
8 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
8 4 (16.00%) WSO2
8 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (16.00%) Docker
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Unix

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 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (32.00%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (16.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) HDInsight
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Subversion
1 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (24.00%) Selenium
3 4 (16.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (16.00%) GitLab
3 4 (16.00%) JMeter
4 1 (4.00%) Bower
4 1 (4.00%) Grunt
4 1 (4.00%) gulp
4 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (4.00%) Mocha
4 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Lead DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (8.00%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
6 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.00%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) IT Support
7 1 (4.00%) QA Manual Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Release and Configuration Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Elastic Stack
1 4 (16.00%) Middleware
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) Angular 2
3 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
3 2 (8.00%) Handlebars
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
3 2 (8.00%) LESS
4 1 (4.00%) Express
4 1 (4.00%) Mustache
4 1 (4.00%) Node.js
4 1 (4.00%) Pug
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) Sass
4 1 (4.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Animation
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) CentOS
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (48.00%) DevOps
3 10 (40.00%) CRM
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
9 2 (8.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (8.00%) Web Design
9 2 (8.00%) Web Development
10 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (4.00%) Data Governance
10 1 (4.00%) Progressive Enhancement
10 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Consul
1 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
1 4 (16.00%) Packer
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
1 4 (16.00%) Terraform
2 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Google
2 4 (16.00%) WSO2
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) hybris
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) VMware