Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 50 41
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 21 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.46% 1.22% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.25% 1.46% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 5
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% +6.12%
10th Percentile £343 £343 £290
90th Percentile £600 £508 £406
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £51.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -59.02% +46.43% -

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 494 547 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 81.38% 83.26% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 318 330
Warwickshire median daily rate £425 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +3.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £271 £224 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 51 29
Warwickshire median hourly rate £20.79 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.86% +21.95% -21.15%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £15.76
90th Percentile £31.04 £41.50 £33.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £17.27
% change year-on-year -27.91% +24.51% -24.92%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 - 6 - -
Warwick +6 3 - - 4
Stratford-upon-Avon -4 2 £473 -21.25%
Leamington Spa - 2 £375 - 1
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Regression Testing
3 10 (47.62%) CRM
4 9 (42.86%) QA
5 8 (38.10%) JIRA
5 8 (38.10%) ITIL
6 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 6 (28.57%) Test Management
7 6 (28.57%) Matrix Management
7 6 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (28.57%) SaaS
7 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 6 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (23.81%) DevOps
8 5 (23.81%) HP
8 5 (23.81%) Java
9 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
9 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (19.05%) Selenium
9 4 (19.05%) Subversion
9 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (19.05%) Smart Meter
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
9 4 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
10 3 (14.29%) Kanban
10 3 (14.29%) Velocity

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:

Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) SaaS
2 4 (19.05%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) JIRA
2 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) Subversion
2 4 (19.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) JMeter
3 1 (4.76%) NeoLoad
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Applications Manager
1 6 (28.57%) CRM Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Test Leader
1 6 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 6 (28.57%) Web Manager
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 3 (14.29%) Workstream Lead
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Development Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Development Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Smart Metering Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Velocity
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) Regression Testing
3 10 (47.62%) CRM
4 8 (38.10%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 6 (28.57%) Matrix Management
6 6 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (28.57%) Test Management
6 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 5 (23.81%) DevOps
8 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (14.29%) Kanban
9 3 (14.29%) Scrum
9 3 (14.29%) TDD
10 2 (9.52%) Coaching
10 2 (9.52%) Project Governance
10 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
10 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP ALM
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (23.81%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle