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 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 143 173 170
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -3
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 54 31 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 0.53% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.69% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 39
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.28% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +131.88%
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
4239 4497 5570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.59% 77.43% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 3351 4122
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 76 (69.72%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (48.62%) TDD
3 49 (44.95%) Java
4 40 (36.70%) JavaScript
5 39 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (32.11%) QA
7 34 (31.19%) Finance
8 33 (30.28%) Scrum
9 30 (27.52%) C#
9 30 (27.52%) Selenium
10 28 (25.69%) BDD
11 26 (23.85%) HTML
12 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
12 25 (22.94%) DevOps
13 24 (22.02%) Test Automation
14 23 (21.10%) Cucumber
15 22 (20.18%) Jenkins
15 22 (20.18%) Banking
16 20 (18.35%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (17.43%) SpecFlow
17 19 (17.43%) Kanban
17 19 (17.43%) SQL
18 18 (16.51%) CSS
18 18 (16.51%) WebDriver
19 17 (15.60%) Test Strategy
19 17 (15.60%) Web Services
19 17 (15.60%) Oracle
19 17 (15.60%) Linux
19 17 (15.60%) Test Scripting
19 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (6.42%) Confluence
2 5 (4.59%) JBoss
3 3 (2.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.75%) Drupal
3 3 (2.75%) Node.js
4 2 (1.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) WordPress
5 1 (0.92%) nginx
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.92%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.92%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) SaaS
3 1 (0.92%) PaaS
3 1 (0.92%) IaaS
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.92%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) HTTP
2 5 (4.59%) LDAP
3 4 (3.67%) Internet
4 2 (1.83%) Firewall
5 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.17%) MySQL
3 7 (6.42%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.75%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.83%) DB2
5 2 (1.83%) Spotfire
5 2 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.92%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.92%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.92%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 30 (27.52%) Selenium
2 25 (22.94%) Git (software)
3 23 (21.10%) Cucumber
4 22 (20.18%) Jenkins
5 19 (17.43%) SpecFlow
6 18 (16.51%) WebDriver
7 15 (13.76%) JIRA
8 12 (11.01%) Maven
8 12 (11.01%) Jasmine
9 11 (10.09%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (9.17%) Capybara
10 10 (9.17%) WATIR
10 10 (9.17%) IntelliJ
11 7 (6.42%) JUnit
11 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (6.42%) JBehave
12 5 (4.59%) Gradle
12 5 (4.59%) SoapUI
12 5 (4.59%) Subversion
12 5 (4.59%) HP UFT
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 22 (20.18%) Banking
3 10 (9.17%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.26%) Front Office
5 5 (4.59%) Publishing
6 3 (2.75%) Back Office
6 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.75%) Wholesale Banking
7 2 (1.83%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.92%) Automotive
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Games
8 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (41.28%) Developer
2 21 (19.27%) Java Developer
3 16 (14.68%) Analyst
4 15 (13.76%) Test Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.42%) Architect
7 6 (5.50%) Tester
8 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.59%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (4.59%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) Software Tester
10 3 (2.75%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (23.85%) HTML
2 18 (16.51%) CSS
3 17 (15.60%) Web Services
4 15 (13.76%) .NET
5 14 (12.84%) RESTful
6 11 (10.09%) jQuery
6 11 (10.09%) SOAP
6 11 (10.09%) JMS
7 10 (9.17%) XML
8 9 (8.26%) Scalatra
9 8 (7.34%) HTML5
9 8 (7.34%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.34%) Spring
9 8 (7.34%) Ajax
10 7 (6.42%) JSP
10 7 (6.42%) REST
11 6 (5.50%) AngularJS
11 6 (5.50%) Servlets
11 6 (5.50%) J2EE
12 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.59%) Mobile App
1 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.75%) Credit Risk
3 3 (2.75%) Market Risk
3 3 (2.75%) User Experience
3 3 (2.75%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.75%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.83%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.83%) Tandem
4 2 (1.83%) Derivative
4 2 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.92%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.92%) Physics
5 1 (0.92%) Equities
5 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.92%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.60%) Linux
2 13 (11.93%) Windows
3 9 (8.26%) UNIX
4 7 (6.42%) AIX
5 3 (2.75%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.75%) Android
6 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.92%) CentOS
7 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (69.72%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (48.62%) TDD
3 39 (35.78%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (30.28%) Scrum
5 28 (25.69%) BDD
6 25 (22.94%) DevOps
7 24 (22.02%) Test Automation
8 20 (18.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (17.43%) Kanban
10 17 (15.60%) Test Strategy
10 17 (15.60%) Software Engineering
10 17 (15.60%) Test Scripting
11 14 (12.84%) Pair Programming
11 14 (12.84%) Open Source
12 13 (11.93%) OO
13 12 (11.01%) Manual Testing
14 11 (10.09%) Performance Testing
14 11 (10.09%) Load Testing
14 11 (10.09%) SDLC
15 10 (9.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.95%) Java
2 40 (36.70%) JavaScript
3 30 (27.52%) C#
4 19 (17.43%) SQL
5 11 (10.09%) Python
6 7 (6.42%) Perl
6 7 (6.42%) PHP
7 5 (4.59%) BeanShell
8 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.75%) Ruby
9 2 (1.83%) Groovy
9 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.83%) VBA
9 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.83%) C++
9 2 (1.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.92%) VB
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.92%) C
10 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 4 (3.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.67%) ISEB
3 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (32.11%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) COREP
2 2 (1.83%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Varnish
1 2 (1.83%) Docker
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (7.34%) Puppet
2 7 (6.42%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.83%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.92%) Ansible
4 1 (0.92%) Mesos
4 1 (0.92%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (15.60%) Oracle
2 14 (12.84%) HP
3 9 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.42%) Sybase
5 6 (5.50%) IBM
6 5 (4.59%) InterSystems
6 5 (4.59%) Sun
7 2 (1.83%) SAP
7 2 (1.83%) CA
7 2 (1.83%) Pega
7 2 (1.83%) Coverity
7 2 (1.83%) Google
7 2 (1.83%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.92%) Zend
8 1 (0.92%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.92%) Akamai
8 1 (0.92%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.92%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.92%) New Relic
8 1 (0.92%) VMware
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago