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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
London / City of London
Rank 105 120 135
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 50 27 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.71% 0.88% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.04% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 48
Median daily rate £475 £450 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £359
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%

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
2523 2588 4197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.08% 84.77% 81.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 2039 3297
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 35
Median hourly rate £50.75 £35.60 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.57% +77.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £18.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 96 (79.34%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (59.50%) Java
3 68 (56.20%) Scrum
4 60 (49.59%) TDD
5 58 (47.93%) JavaScript
5 58 (47.93%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (42.98%) HTML
7 45 (37.19%) CSS
7 45 (37.19%) Kanban
8 44 (36.36%) Pair Programming
9 40 (33.06%) BDD
10 38 (31.40%) Git (software)
10 38 (31.40%) QA
11 35 (28.93%) AngularJS
12 33 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (25.62%) SQL
14 30 (24.79%) HTML5
15 29 (23.97%) Selenium
16 28 (23.14%) NoSQL
16 28 (23.14%) Web Services
17 25 (20.66%) Finance
18 24 (19.83%) Node.js
18 24 (19.83%) DevOps
19 23 (19.01%) Front End Development
20 22 (18.18%) MongoDB
20 22 (18.18%) Software Engineering
21 21 (17.36%) Web Development
21 21 (17.36%) Dropwizard
22 20 (16.53%) Big Data
22 20 (16.53%) MVC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.13%) Jetty
2 3 (2.48%) CMS
3 2 (1.65%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.65%) Confluence
3 2 (1.65%) Kentico
3 2 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.65%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.83%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (10.74%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.48%) SaaS
4 2 (1.65%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.83%) GitHub
5 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.83%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) HTTP
2 7 (5.79%) RTP
2 7 (5.79%) RTSP
3 3 (2.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.14%) NoSQL
2 22 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 20 (16.53%) Big Data
4 15 (12.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (10.74%) MySQL
6 6 (4.96%) CouchDB
7 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.48%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.83%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.83%) HBase
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.83%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 38 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 29 (23.97%) Selenium
3 19 (15.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (13.22%) IntelliJ
4 16 (13.22%) WebDriver
5 14 (11.57%) Cucumber
6 13 (10.74%) Gradle
7 9 (7.44%) JIRA
7 9 (7.44%) Maven
8 8 (6.61%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.13%) JUnit
10 4 (3.31%) Grunt
10 4 (3.31%) Hudson
10 4 (3.31%) Subversion
11 3 (2.48%) Calabash
11 3 (2.48%) gulp
11 3 (2.48%) Mocha
11 3 (2.48%) Protractor
12 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
12 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 11 (9.09%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Games
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 2 (1.65%) Advertising
4 2 (1.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Front Office
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (50.41%) Developer
2 31 (25.62%) Java Developer
3 18 (14.88%) Senior Developer
4 17 (14.05%) Full Stack Developer
5 14 (11.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (11.57%) Tester
6 12 (9.92%) Automation Tester
7 10 (8.26%) Test Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) QA Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) Angular Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Architect
11 6 (4.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 6 (4.96%) QA Test Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) PHP Architect
12 5 (4.13%) Senior QA Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Senior Test Engineer
12 5 (4.13%) Test Leader
13 4 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.98%) HTML
2 45 (37.19%) CSS
3 35 (28.93%) AngularJS
4 30 (24.79%) HTML5
5 28 (23.14%) Web Services
6 24 (19.83%) Node.js
7 21 (17.36%) Dropwizard
8 17 (14.05%) Hystrix
8 17 (14.05%) RESTful
8 17 (14.05%) Scalatra
8 17 (14.05%) Spring
9 16 (13.22%) jQuery
10 15 (12.40%) React
11 14 (11.57%) Ajax
12 13 (10.74%) Play Framework
12 13 (10.74%) REST
13 11 (9.09%) XML
14 10 (8.26%) JSON
15 7 (5.79%) GStreamer
15 7 (5.79%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.44%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.79%) MPEG
3 7 (5.79%) Streaming Video
3 7 (5.79%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.96%) Fintech
5 5 (4.13%) User Experience
6 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.48%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.48%) iPad
7 3 (2.48%) iPhone
8 2 (1.65%) Equities
8 2 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.83%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.83%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Apple iOS
2 14 (11.57%) Android
2 14 (11.57%) Linux
3 4 (3.31%) Unix
3 4 (3.31%) Windows
4 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (79.34%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (56.20%) Scrum
3 60 (49.59%) TDD
4 58 (47.93%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (37.19%) Kanban
6 44 (36.36%) Pair Programming
7 40 (33.06%) BDD
8 24 (19.83%) DevOps
9 23 (19.01%) Front End Development
10 22 (18.18%) Software Engineering
11 21 (17.36%) Web Development
12 20 (16.53%) MVC
13 19 (15.70%) SOA
14 18 (14.88%) Refactoring
14 18 (14.88%) SOLID
15 17 (14.05%) Domain-Driven Design
15 17 (14.05%) Web Application Development
16 16 (13.22%) Test Automation
17 13 (10.74%) Manual Testing
18 10 (8.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 72 (59.50%) Java
2 58 (47.93%) JavaScript
3 31 (25.62%) SQL
4 18 (14.88%) C#
4 18 (14.88%) Scala
5 15 (12.40%) Python
6 11 (9.09%) PHP
7 10 (8.26%) Ruby
8 8 (6.61%) TypeScript
9 7 (5.79%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.31%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.48%) Groovy
11 3 (2.48%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.48%) Perl
11 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.65%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (1.65%) ES6
12 2 (1.65%) Go
12 2 (1.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Degree
2 8 (6.61%) ISEB
3 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (31.40%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (4.96%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.48%) Ansible
2 2 (1.65%) Grafana
2 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Graphite
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.83%) Kibana
3 1 (0.83%) logstash
3 1 (0.83%) Packer
3 1 (0.83%) Terraform
3 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (14.05%) New Relic
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.61%) Google
4 7 (5.79%) Brightcove
5 4 (3.31%) Atlassian
5 4 (3.31%) Oracle
6 2 (1.65%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.65%) Sybase
7 1 (0.83%) Actuate
7 1 (0.83%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.83%) Apple
7 1 (0.83%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.83%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) Solace
7 1 (0.83%) Splunk