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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 24 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 3.77% 0.90% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.51% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£505 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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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
133 95 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 83.65% 85.59% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 68 260
Average daily rate £500 £475 £572
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £320 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Banking
4 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
4 4 (57.14%) QA
5 3 (42.86%) Degree
5 3 (42.86%) Test Management
5 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
5 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 2 (28.57%) BDD
6 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
6 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 2 (28.57%) Front Office
6 2 (28.57%) C
6 2 (28.57%) C#
6 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) .NET
6 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
6 2 (28.57%) Equities
6 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 2 (28.57%) Derivative
6 2 (28.57%) Selenium
7 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
7 1 (14.29%) WPF
7 1 (14.29%) QlikView
7 1 (14.29%) JIRA
7 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.29%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) QlikView
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) HBase
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) Impala
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Front Office
5 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) JMS
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) Akka
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 1 (14.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
1 2 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (28.57%) Fixed Income
1 2 (28.57%) Equities
1 2 (28.57%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Greeks
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Postgraduate
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (14.29%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Actian