Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 36 45
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 23 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 3.92% 2.76% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 3.38% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 5
Warwickshire median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -22.08%
10th Percentile £140 £275 £263
90th Percentile £438 £430 £358
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £375 £313
% change year-on-year +6.80% +20.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Warwickshire median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.37% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.25 £32.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -0.77% +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 496 592 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 84.50% 81.66% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 377 259
Warwickshire median daily rate £385 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £260
90th Percentile £550 £546 £565
West Midlands median daily rate £407 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.81% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 52 37
Warwickshire median hourly rate £27.25 £24.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% +15.12% -17.31%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.47 £15.94
90th Percentile £34.06 £40.73 £31.44
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 £155 -
Leamington Spa +3 4 £375 +11.11%
Warwick +3 3 - - 1
Test Automation
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 13 (56.52%) Regression Testing
2 10 (43.48%) CRM
3 9 (39.13%) ITIL
4 8 (34.78%) Smart Meter
4 8 (34.78%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) QA
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
7 5 (21.74%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (21.74%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (21.74%) Selenium
7 5 (21.74%) Matrix Management
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) SaaS
7 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) Test Management
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (17.39%) Subversion
8 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
8 4 (17.39%) Unix
8 4 (17.39%) Windows
8 4 (17.39%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (17.39%) DevOps

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 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) SaaS
2 4 (17.39%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
1 5 (21.74%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Subversion
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.35%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (4.35%) Mocha
3 1 (4.35%) NeoLoad
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Applications Manager
3 5 (21.74%) CRM Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
3 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Web Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Smart Metering Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Azure DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Release and Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Angular 2
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Mustache
2 1 (4.35%) Sass
2 1 (4.35%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Unix
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Regression Testing
2 10 (43.48%) CRM
3 9 (39.13%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (21.74%) Matrix Management
6 5 (21.74%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (21.74%) Test Management
6 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) DevOps
8 3 (13.04%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 2 (8.70%) QA Automation
9 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Release Management
10 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) ES6
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) VMware