The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 3.21% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£525 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 103 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 84.49% 90.35% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 50 129
Average daily rate £475 £450 £484
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Canary Wharf region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Banking
4 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
4 5 (41.67%) QA
5 4 (33.33%) C#
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Testing
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Test Management
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) OO
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Front Office
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Test Automation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Impala
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Spotfire
3 1 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (8.33%) HBase
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
4 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Front Office
5 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Scala Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Scala Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) EJB
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) JSF
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) WPF
2 1 (8.33%) GWT
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Avro
2 1 (8.33%) Akka
2 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
2 1 (8.33%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) PMI
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (8.33%) Derivative
3 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (8.33%) Physics
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Testing
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) OOD
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) C
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Clojure
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
1 1 (8.33%) Perforce
1 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow