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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 20 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.58% 0.78% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.50% 0.98% -
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 £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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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
109 102 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 83.21% 79.07% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 80 248
Average daily rate £500 £475 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.71%
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 4 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 4 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) Banking
4 5 (62.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (62.50%) QA
5 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (37.50%) Front Office
6 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
6 3 (37.50%) C
6 3 (37.50%) Selenium
6 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 3 (37.50%) Test Management
6 3 (37.50%) Fixed Income
6 3 (37.50%) Equities
7 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Derivative
7 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
7 2 (25.00%) C#
7 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (25.00%) Back Office
7 2 (25.00%) Java
7 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (25.00%) .NET
7 2 (25.00%) BDD
7 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (12.50%) HBase
8 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
8 1 (12.50%) Big Data

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (12.50%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) HBase
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) Impala
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Hive
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
3 5 (62.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Front Office
5 2 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Gherkin
2 1 (12.50%) Akka
2 1 (12.50%) Play Framework
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) JMS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fixed Income
1 3 (37.50%) Equities
2 2 (25.00%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Credit Risk
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (12.50%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Postgraduate
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (12.50%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Actian
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft