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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 104 150 174
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 55 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.60% 0.82% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.02% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 35
Median daily rate £494 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £604 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
2925 4410 5021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.86% 80.47% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 3433 3703
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £609 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 38 48
Median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.74 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016, 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 67 (72.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.17%) TDD
3 47 (51.09%) Java
4 38 (41.30%) JavaScript
4 38 (41.30%) HTML
4 38 (41.30%) CSS
5 36 (39.13%) Scrum
5 36 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (32.61%) Pair Programming
7 29 (31.52%) Kanban
8 27 (29.35%) QA
9 22 (23.91%) BDD
9 22 (23.91%) Finance
9 22 (23.91%) AngularJS
10 19 (20.65%) Front End Development
10 19 (20.65%) C#
10 19 (20.65%) MySQL
11 17 (18.48%) HTML5
11 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
12 16 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
12 16 (17.39%) RESTful
12 16 (17.39%) Selenium
12 16 (17.39%) Spring
12 16 (17.39%) SQL
13 15 (16.30%) OO
13 15 (16.30%) Ajax
13 15 (16.30%) jQuery
13 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
13 15 (16.30%) WebDriver

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 13 (14.13%) Node.js
2 5 (5.43%) Jetty
3 2 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.09%) Apache
4 1 (1.09%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) Documentum
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.09%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (15.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.17%) GitHub
5 1 (1.09%) IaaS
5 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) HTTP
1 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.09%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) MySQL
2 14 (15.22%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 5 (5.43%) Big Data
5 5 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.09%) DB2
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Selenium
2 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 15 (16.30%) WebDriver
3 10 (10.87%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.52%) Appium
5 6 (6.52%) JIRA
6 5 (5.43%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.35%) Artifactory
7 4 (4.35%) Gradle
7 4 (4.35%) Grunt
7 4 (4.35%) gulp
7 4 (4.35%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.26%) Maven
8 3 (3.26%) Robotium
8 3 (3.26%) Subversion
8 3 (3.26%) Xcode
9 2 (2.17%) Hudson
General
1 22 (23.91%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Games
3 5 (5.43%) Publishing
4 3 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Arabic Language
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
6 1 (1.09%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Developer
2 22 (23.91%) Senior Developer
3 19 (20.65%) Java Developer
4 14 (15.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 13 (14.13%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (10.87%) Analyst
6 10 (10.87%) Test Analyst
7 9 (9.78%) QA Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (8.70%) QA Test Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Senior QA Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Test Engineer
9 7 (7.61%) C# Developer
9 7 (7.61%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Angular Developer
10 5 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (5.43%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.30%) CSS
1 38 (41.30%) HTML
2 22 (23.91%) AngularJS
3 17 (18.48%) HTML5
4 16 (17.39%) RESTful
4 16 (17.39%) Spring
5 15 (16.30%) Ajax
5 15 (16.30%) jQuery
6 11 (11.96%) Hibernate
6 11 (11.96%) J2EE
6 11 (11.96%) Web Services
7 10 (10.87%) .NET
8 9 (9.78%) Backbone.js
8 9 (9.78%) XML
9 8 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (6.52%) REST
10 6 (6.52%) Scalatra
10 6 (6.52%) XSLT
11 5 (5.43%) JSON
12 4 (4.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.43%) User Experience
4 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) Derivative
5 2 (2.17%) Equities
5 2 (2.17%) Fintech
5 2 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.09%) Life Science
6 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Windows
2 8 (8.70%) Android
2 8 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 8 (8.70%) Linux
3 5 (5.43%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Solaris
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (72.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (52.17%) TDD
3 36 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (39.13%) Scrum
4 30 (32.61%) Pair Programming
5 29 (31.52%) Kanban
6 22 (23.91%) BDD
7 19 (20.65%) Front End Development
8 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
9 16 (17.39%) Test Automation
10 15 (16.30%) DevOps
10 15 (16.30%) OO
11 10 (10.87%) SOA
11 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
14 7 (7.61%) Manual Testing
14 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
15 6 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 6 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.09%) Java
2 38 (41.30%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.65%) C#
4 16 (17.39%) SQL
5 7 (7.61%) Scala
5 7 (7.61%) TypeScript
6 6 (6.52%) Python
7 4 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.35%) VB
7 4 (4.35%) XAML
8 3 (3.26%) C++
8 3 (3.26%) Go
8 3 (3.26%) Groovy
8 3 (3.26%) Ruby
8 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.17%) Apex Code
9 2 (2.17%) SOQL
9 2 (2.17%) VB6
9 2 (2.17%) VBA
10 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) ISEB
1 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) MCSD
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.35%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.09%) Xen
2 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) Puppet
2 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.26%) Ansible
4 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.09%) Mesos
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.96%) Oracle
3 4 (4.35%) HP
3 4 (4.35%) New Relic
4 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.17%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.17%) VMware
6 1 (1.09%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.09%) Citrix
6 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.09%) Reuters
6 1 (1.09%) Sybase
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