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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 167 176 161
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 34 48 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.67% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.88% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 46
Average daily rate
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£458 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
4405 5477 5968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.94% 76.58% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3304 4048 4398
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 72 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.20 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £54.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 66 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.00%) Java
3 34 (42.50%) TDD
4 31 (38.75%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (35.00%) SQL
5 28 (35.00%) QA
6 26 (32.50%) BDD
7 22 (27.50%) Selenium
7 22 (27.50%) Web Services
8 20 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 19 (23.75%) Scrum
10 17 (21.25%) .NET
11 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
12 15 (18.75%) HTML
13 14 (17.50%) XML
14 12 (15.00%) Finance
14 12 (15.00%) C#
14 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
14 12 (15.00%) Ruby
15 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
16 10 (12.50%) DevOps
16 10 (12.50%) Degree
16 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
16 10 (12.50%) Python
16 10 (12.50%) Internet
16 10 (12.50%) Banking
17 9 (11.25%) Retail
17 9 (11.25%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 4 (5.00%) Node.js
2 2 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.50%) CMS
2 2 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Jetty
3 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) ION MarketView
2 5 (6.25%) RMDS
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.25%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) Internet
2 7 (8.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.50%) MySQL
8 1 (1.25%) Big Data
8 1 (1.25%) Redis
8 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (1.25%) OLAP
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.25%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) Selenium
2 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.75%) Subversion
5 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.50%) JBehave
6 6 (7.50%) JIRA
7 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.25%) WATIR
7 5 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 4 (5.00%) MSTest
8 4 (5.00%) Sahi
8 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.00%) Maven
8 4 (5.00%) Calabash
9 3 (3.75%) Jasmine
10 2 (2.50%) JSUnit
10 2 (2.50%) NUnit
General
1 12 (15.00%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 9 (11.25%) Retail
3 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
4 8 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.00%) Advertising
6 2 (2.50%) Front Office
6 2 (2.50%) Games
7 1 (1.25%) Publishing
7 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) Analyst
3 13 (16.25%) Test Analyst
4 12 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 7 (8.75%) Tester
7 6 (7.50%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) QA Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
11 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) Architect
11 2 (2.50%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.50%) Web Services
2 17 (21.25%) .NET
3 15 (18.75%) HTML
4 14 (17.50%) XML
5 9 (11.25%) CSS
5 9 (11.25%) HTML5
6 5 (6.25%) REST
6 5 (6.25%) Rendezvous
6 5 (6.25%) JMS
6 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.25%) RESTful
7 4 (5.00%) WCF
7 4 (5.00%) JSON
7 4 (5.00%) Mustache
7 4 (5.00%) Sass
7 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (3.75%) Middleware
8 3 (3.75%) Servlets
8 3 (3.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Open Source
2 6 (7.50%) Fixed Income
3 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Wiki
4 4 (5.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (5.00%) Market Risk
4 4 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.50%) Derivative
6 2 (2.50%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Tandem
7 1 (1.25%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.25%) Equities
7 1 (1.25%) Animation
7 1 (1.25%) Online Games
7 1 (1.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Linux
2 8 (10.00%) UNIX
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Android
5 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.25%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (82.50%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (42.50%) TDD
3 31 (38.75%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (32.50%) BDD
5 19 (23.75%) Scrum
6 16 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
8 10 (12.50%) DevOps
8 10 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 9 (11.25%) Test Planning
10 8 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 8 (10.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Load Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Security Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.00%) OO
11 7 (8.75%) Quality Management
11 7 (8.75%) Pair Programming
11 7 (8.75%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.00%) Java
2 28 (35.00%) SQL
3 20 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.00%) C#
4 12 (15.00%) Ruby
5 10 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.25%) Scala
8 4 (5.00%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.75%) Groovy
10 2 (2.50%) C
10 2 (2.50%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.25%) Perl
11 1 (1.25%) C++
11 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) ISEB
3 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Platform Symphony
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.25%) OpenIDM
2 1 (1.25%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.25%) Ansible
2 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (8.75%) hybris
2 6 (7.50%) ION Trading
3 5 (6.25%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) Talend
6 1 (1.25%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.25%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.25%) Apple
6 1 (1.25%) Adobe
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago