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 3 months to 24 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
West Midlands / Warwickshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.70% 2.66% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 3.49% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £400 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +23.80%  
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 £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 248 372 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 87.32% 76.23% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 225 124
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 20
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -23.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £31.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedworth - 2 £400 -
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Infotainment
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) CANoe
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management

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 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) JMeter
2 2 (33.33%) LoadUI
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) CANoe
3 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Infotainment
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Computacenter
2 1 (16.67%) Guidewire
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
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