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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 136 139 168
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 56 63 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 1.05% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.35% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 18
Average daily rate
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£488 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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
3988 4651 4352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.71% 77.43% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3120 3413 3332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 61 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (48.45%) Java
3 34 (35.05%) TDD
4 28 (28.87%) Selenium
4 28 (28.87%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (27.84%) SQL
6 25 (25.77%) BDD
7 24 (24.74%) C#
8 22 (22.68%) Finance
8 22 (22.68%) Banking
9 21 (21.65%) Test Automation
10 20 (20.62%) Web Services
11 19 (19.59%) Scrum
12 18 (18.56%) QA
13 17 (17.53%) Investment Banking
13 17 (17.53%) Manual Testing
13 17 (17.53%) HTML
14 15 (15.46%) Linux
15 14 (14.43%) .NET
16 13 (13.40%) Cucumber
16 13 (13.40%) JIRA
17 11 (11.34%) CSS
17 11 (11.34%) HTML5
17 11 (11.34%) Test Strategy
18 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
18 10 (10.31%) Ruby
18 10 (10.31%) UNIX
19 9 (9.28%) WebDriver
19 9 (9.28%) RESTful
19 9 (9.28%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (5.15%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.06%) CMS
4 1 (1.03%) Drupal
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.03%) Node.js
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Project
1 2 (2.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.19%) RMDS
1 6 (6.19%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) GitHub
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.03%) Voldemort
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (28.87%) Selenium
2 13 (13.40%) Cucumber
2 13 (13.40%) JIRA
3 9 (9.28%) WebDriver
4 8 (8.25%) Jenkins
5 7 (7.22%) Appium
6 6 (6.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (5.15%) JUnit
7 5 (5.15%) Subversion
7 5 (5.15%) Maven
7 5 (5.15%) JMeter
7 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
7 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.15%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.12%) Hudson
8 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
9 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.09%) Calabash
10 2 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (2.06%) Jasmine
General
1 22 (22.68%) Finance
1 22 (22.68%) Banking
2 17 (17.53%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.19%) Front Office
4 5 (5.15%) Games
5 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.12%) Advertising
6 2 (2.06%) Publishing
6 2 (2.06%) Legal
6 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.06%) Back Office
6 2 (2.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Electronics
7 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Analyst
3 15 (15.46%) Test Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Tester
5 8 (8.25%) Test Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Test Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Java Swing Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.12%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (4.12%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.09%) Automation Specialist
9 3 (3.09%) GUI Developer
9 3 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Principal Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.62%) Web Services
2 17 (17.53%) HTML
3 14 (14.43%) .NET
4 11 (11.34%) CSS
4 11 (11.34%) HTML5
5 9 (9.28%) RESTful
6 8 (8.25%) REST
6 8 (8.25%) SOAP
7 7 (7.22%) Middleware
7 7 (7.22%) XML
8 6 (6.19%) Swing
8 6 (6.19%) Rendezvous
8 6 (6.19%) JavaFX
9 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.12%) Gherkin
10 4 (4.12%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.12%) WPF
11 3 (3.09%) Django
11 3 (3.09%) Spring
11 3 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Fixed Income
2 6 (6.19%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.19%) Fat Client
2 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.15%) Equities
4 4 (4.12%) Derivative
4 4 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.12%) Open Source
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.06%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.06%) W3C
5 2 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.03%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.03%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.46%) Linux
2 10 (10.31%) UNIX
2 10 (10.31%) Apple iOS
3 8 (8.25%) Windows
4 6 (6.19%) Android
5 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (35.05%) TDD
3 28 (28.87%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (25.77%) BDD
5 21 (21.65%) Test Automation
6 19 (19.59%) Scrum
7 17 (17.53%) Manual Testing
8 11 (11.34%) Test Strategy
9 9 (9.28%) DevOps
10 8 (8.25%) OO
11 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.22%) Kanban
12 6 (6.19%) Test Management
12 6 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (6.19%) OOP
12 6 (6.19%) SOA
12 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.19%) Mentoring
13 5 (5.15%) Software Engineering
13 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.45%) Java
2 27 (27.84%) SQL
3 24 (24.74%) C#
4 10 (10.31%) Ruby
5 8 (8.25%) Python
5 8 (8.25%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.15%) C++
7 4 (4.12%) Scala
8 3 (3.09%) Perl
8 3 (3.09%) VB
8 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.03%) VBScript
10 1 (1.03%) PHP
10 1 (1.03%) Groovy
10 1 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (1.03%) XAML
10 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.15%) ISEB
2 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.56%) QA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.09%) Puppet
2 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (6.19%) TIBCO
1 6 (6.19%) ION Trading
2 5 (5.15%) HP
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.12%) Sybase
4 3 (3.09%) Oracle
4 3 (3.09%) Twitter
5 2 (2.06%) Apple
5 2 (2.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Reuters
6 1 (1.03%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.03%) Open Text
6 1 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.03%) Rackspace
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Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago