The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 152 158 142
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 59 46 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 0.79% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 53
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £362 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £636 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
Automated Testing
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 City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4655 4538 5566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.79% 77.56% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3686 3372 4145
Average daily rate £474 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 97
Average hourly rate £21.40 £22.69 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -30.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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 73 (71.57%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (43.14%) TDD
3 39 (38.24%) Java
4 37 (36.27%) Finance
5 35 (34.31%) Selenium
6 34 (33.33%) QA
7 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (30.39%) JavaScript
8 30 (29.41%) C#
8 30 (29.41%) BDD
9 27 (26.47%) Scrum
9 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
10 25 (24.51%) Banking
11 22 (21.57%) DevOps
12 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
12 21 (20.59%) SQL
13 20 (19.61%) SQL Server
14 19 (18.63%) .NET
14 19 (18.63%) SpecFlow
15 18 (17.65%) WebDriver
15 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
15 18 (17.65%) HTML
15 18 (17.65%) Linux
15 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
16 17 (16.67%) Test Strategy
17 16 (15.69%) Software Engineering
17 16 (15.69%) Oracle
18 15 (14.71%) Open Source
19 14 (13.73%) RESTful
19 14 (13.73%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 5 (4.90%) Confluence
2 3 (2.94%) Node.js
2 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.94%) CMS
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.96%) Drupal
4 1 (0.98%) WordPress
4 1 (0.98%) JBoss
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.98%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.98%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.98%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) HTTP
2 4 (3.92%) LDAP
2 4 (3.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) IPsec
3 1 (0.98%) DHCP
3 1 (0.98%) FTP
3 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.98%) DNS
3 1 (0.98%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) MySQL
3 7 (6.86%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.96%) DB2
5 2 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.96%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (34.31%) Selenium
2 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
3 19 (18.63%) SpecFlow
4 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 18 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 18 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 12 (11.76%) Jasmine
6 11 (10.78%) JIRA
6 11 (10.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (9.80%) WATIR
7 10 (9.80%) HP UFT
7 10 (9.80%) Capybara
7 10 (9.80%) Maven
8 8 (7.84%) JBehave
9 5 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.90%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.92%) JUnit
10 4 (3.92%) IntelliJ
10 4 (3.92%) Subversion
11 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (36.27%) Finance
2 25 (24.51%) Banking
3 12 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Front Office
5 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.96%) Back Office
6 2 (1.96%) Wholesale Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Developer
2 21 (20.59%) Analyst
3 20 (19.61%) Test Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Tester
6 9 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.86%) QA Tester
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.88%) Architect
8 6 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (4.90%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) QA Analyst
9 5 (4.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) Test Manager
10 4 (3.92%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 3 (2.94%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.94%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.63%) .NET
2 18 (17.65%) HTML
3 14 (13.73%) RESTful
4 13 (12.75%) Web Services
5 11 (10.78%) CSS
6 10 (9.80%) SOAP
7 7 (6.86%) JMS
7 7 (6.86%) XML
7 7 (6.86%) HTML5
8 6 (5.88%) jQuery
8 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.90%) JSP
9 5 (4.90%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.90%) Spring
9 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.90%) REST
9 5 (4.90%) MSMQ
9 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
9 5 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Market Risk
2 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.94%) User Experience
3 3 (2.94%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.96%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.96%) Tandem
4 2 (1.96%) Derivative
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.96%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.98%) Equities
5 1 (0.98%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Linux
2 12 (11.76%) Windows
3 7 (6.86%) UNIX
4 6 (5.88%) AIX
5 3 (2.94%) Android
6 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (71.57%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (43.14%) TDD
3 31 (30.39%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (29.41%) BDD
5 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
5 27 (26.47%) Scrum
6 22 (21.57%) DevOps
7 17 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 16 (15.69%) Software Engineering
9 15 (14.71%) Open Source
10 14 (13.73%) Test Scripting
11 13 (12.75%) Manual Testing
11 13 (12.75%) OO
12 12 (11.76%) Kanban
12 12 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (10.78%) SDLC
13 11 (10.78%) Load Testing
14 10 (9.80%) Security Testing
14 10 (9.80%) Performance Testing
14 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.24%) Java
2 31 (30.39%) JavaScript
3 30 (29.41%) C#
4 21 (20.59%) SQL
5 10 (9.80%) Python
6 7 (6.86%) Perl
7 6 (5.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.92%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.92%) BeanShell
9 3 (2.94%) C++
9 3 (2.94%) Ruby
10 2 (1.96%) Groovy
10 2 (1.96%) Scala
10 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.96%) VBA
11 1 (0.98%) C
11 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.98%) Korn
11 1 (0.98%) Lua
11 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) ISEB
2 6 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.92%) Degree
3 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) COREP
2 2 (1.96%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Varnish
2 1 (0.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) Puppet
2 6 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.96%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.98%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (15.69%) Oracle
2 12 (11.76%) HP
3 11 (10.78%) Sybase
4 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.88%) IBM
6 4 (3.92%) Sun
7 2 (1.96%) SAP
7 2 (1.96%) CA
7 2 (1.96%) InterSystems
7 2 (1.96%) Pega
7 2 (1.96%) Coverity
7 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.98%) Akamai
8 1 (0.98%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.98%) VMware
8 1 (0.98%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.98%) Google
8 1 (0.98%) Zend
8 1 (0.98%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.98%) SEEBURGER
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