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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 19 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 1.63% 1.98% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £600 £563 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
Test Automation
London

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
106 87 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 86.18% 86.14% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 64 108
Average daily rate £475 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £405 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Java
3 12 (75.00%) BDD
4 10 (62.50%) Selenium
5 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
5 9 (56.25%) TDD
6 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (43.75%) QA
8 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
8 5 (31.25%) Banking
8 5 (31.25%) Agile Testing
9 4 (25.00%) Front Office
9 4 (25.00%) Scrum
9 4 (25.00%) Ruby
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (25.00%) SDLC
10 3 (18.75%) QA Automation
10 3 (18.75%) SDET
10 3 (18.75%) C#
10 3 (18.75%) SQL
10 3 (18.75%) OO
10 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (18.75%) Scala
10 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
10 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
11 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (12.50%) JBehave
11 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) HBase
3 1 (6.25%) Impala
3 1 (6.25%) Parquet
3 1 (6.25%) QlikView
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
3 8 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
5 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 2 (12.50%) JBehave
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
6 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Investment Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Scala Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Scala Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Scala Developer
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) Akka
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Avro
2 1 (6.25%) EJB
2 1 (6.25%) GWT
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) JSF
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Play Framework
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) spray
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) BDD
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) QA Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 2 (12.50%) OOD
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (6.25%) Kanban
8 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Test Management
8 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Scala
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Clojure
5 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) SDET
3 1 (6.25%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO