The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 153 151 157
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 42 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.96% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.26% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 50
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £277 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4347 5386 5822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.38% 76.05% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4028 4328
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Automated Testing
London

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the City of London region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the City of London region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 44 (51.16%) Java
1 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.86%) TDD
3 34 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (33.72%) SQL
5 28 (32.56%) QA
6 24 (27.91%) Web Services
6 24 (27.91%) BDD
7 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
8 22 (25.58%) Scrum
8 22 (25.58%) Selenium
9 17 (19.77%) Test Automation
10 16 (18.60%) HTML
11 15 (17.44%) XML
11 15 (17.44%) Finance
12 14 (16.28%) E-Commerce
13 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
13 13 (15.12%) .NET
13 13 (15.12%) Internet
13 13 (15.12%) Cucumber
14 12 (13.95%) SoapUI
14 12 (13.95%) UNIX
14 12 (13.95%) Subversion
15 11 (12.79%) JIRA
15 11 (12.79%) Degree
15 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
16 10 (11.63%) DevOps
16 10 (11.63%) MongoDB
16 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
16 10 (11.63%) Telecoms

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.98%) Node.js
2 3 (3.49%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.33%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Drupal
3 2 (2.33%) Mule
3 2 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
4 1 (1.16%) Jetty
4 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Office
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.16%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) ION MarketView
2 3 (3.49%) RMDS
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.16%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Heroku
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) PaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.12%) Internet
2 8 (9.30%) HTTP
3 3 (3.49%) SSL
4 2 (2.33%) FTP
5 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.79%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.63%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (5.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.81%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.33%) Sqoop
6 2 (2.33%) HBase
6 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.33%) MySQL
6 2 (2.33%) QlikView
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.16%) OLAP
7 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (1.16%) Redis
7 1 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Selenium
2 13 (15.12%) Cucumber
3 12 (13.95%) SoapUI
3 12 (13.95%) Subversion
4 11 (12.79%) JIRA
5 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
6 9 (10.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (10.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (9.30%) Maven
7 8 (9.30%) JBehave
8 5 (5.81%) TeamCity
8 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
8 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
9 4 (4.65%) Calabash
9 4 (4.65%) Ant
9 4 (4.65%) JUnit
9 4 (4.65%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.49%) MSTest
10 3 (3.49%) PHPUnit
10 3 (3.49%) WATIR
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.47%) Retail
4 8 (9.30%) Banking
5 5 (5.81%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.49%) Front Office
7 2 (2.33%) Publishing
7 2 (2.33%) Games
8 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (44.19%) Developer
2 14 (16.28%) Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.30%) Tester
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.81%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Agile Java Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) PHP Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Drupal Developer
10 2 (2.33%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 2 (2.33%) Automated Test Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Automated Test Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) Web Services
2 16 (18.60%) HTML
3 15 (17.44%) XML
4 13 (15.12%) .NET
5 9 (10.47%) CSS
6 8 (9.30%) JMS
6 8 (9.30%) HTML5
7 7 (8.14%) JSON
8 5 (5.81%) RESTful
9 4 (4.65%) jQuery
9 4 (4.65%) SOAP
9 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
9 4 (4.65%) REST
9 4 (4.65%) Mustache
9 4 (4.65%) Sass
9 4 (4.65%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (3.49%) CSS3
10 3 (3.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.98%) Open Source
3 5 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.81%) Fixed Income
4 4 (4.65%) Wiki
5 3 (3.49%) Credit Risk
5 3 (3.49%) Market Risk
5 3 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.33%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) RIA
7 1 (1.16%) Online Games
7 1 (1.16%) iPhone
7 1 (1.16%) Derivative
7 1 (1.16%) Animation
7 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.16%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.95%) UNIX
2 9 (10.47%) Linux
3 8 (9.30%) Windows
4 5 (5.81%) Android
5 4 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) SmartOS
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.86%) TDD
3 34 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (27.91%) BDD
5 22 (25.58%) Scrum
6 17 (19.77%) Test Automation
7 14 (16.28%) E-Commerce
8 10 (11.63%) DevOps
9 9 (10.47%) Pair Programming
9 9 (10.47%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.47%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Load Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Security Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Web Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.30%) OO
10 8 (9.30%) Quality Management
11 6 (6.98%) UML
11 6 (6.98%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.16%) Java
2 29 (33.72%) SQL
3 23 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) Python
4 9 (10.47%) Ruby
5 5 (5.81%) Groovy
5 5 (5.81%) Scala
6 4 (4.65%) Objective-C
6 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.65%) PHP
7 3 (3.49%) C
8 2 (2.33%) XQuery
8 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.33%) XPath
8 2 (2.33%) C++
9 1 (1.16%) Perl
9 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Degree
2 9 (10.47%) ISEB
3 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (32.56%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.33%) HDFS
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) OpenIDM
2 1 (1.16%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.16%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) hybris
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) HP
3 4 (4.65%) ION Trading
4 3 (3.49%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.33%) InterSystems
5 2 (2.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.33%) JBoss
5 2 (2.33%) Telerik
5 2 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.33%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.16%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.16%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.16%) Talend
6 1 (1.16%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.16%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.16%) EPiServer
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