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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 161 178 167
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 37 51 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.92% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 41
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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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+96.42% -12.50%
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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
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 62 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (55.13%) Java
3 37 (47.44%) TDD
4 32 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (34.62%) BDD
6 23 (29.49%) SQL
7 22 (28.21%) QA
8 19 (24.36%) Web Services
8 19 (24.36%) Scrum
9 18 (23.08%) .NET
9 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 17 (21.79%) HTML
11 16 (20.51%) Selenium
12 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
12 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
13 14 (17.95%) C#
14 13 (16.67%) XML
15 12 (15.38%) Ruby
16 11 (14.10%) HTML5
16 11 (14.10%) Finance
16 11 (14.10%) CSS
17 10 (12.82%) Banking
17 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
18 9 (11.54%) ION MarketView
18 9 (11.54%) ION Trading
18 9 (11.54%) Fixed Income
18 9 (11.54%) Linux
19 8 (10.26%) UNIX
19 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
19 8 (10.26%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (5.13%) Node.js
2 2 (2.56%) CMS
2 2 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.28%) Jetty
3 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.28%) nginx
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (11.54%) ION MarketView
2 8 (10.26%) RMDS
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.28%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) HTTP
2 5 (6.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) OLAP
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) Redis
6 1 (1.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Selenium
2 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.69%) Subversion
4 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.69%) JIRA
5 5 (6.41%) WATIR
5 5 (6.41%) JBehave
5 5 (6.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.13%) Calabash
6 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
6 4 (5.13%) Sahi
6 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.13%) Maven
7 3 (3.85%) MSTest
7 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.56%) Robolectric
9 1 (1.28%) jMock
General
1 11 (14.10%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.41%) Retail
6 3 (3.85%) Advertising
6 3 (3.85%) Games
7 2 (2.56%) Front Office
8 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Developer
2 14 (17.95%) Analyst
3 13 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Automation Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.13%) Java Swing Developer
9 3 (3.85%) ScrumMaster
9 3 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.85%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.56%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.56%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.56%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.36%) Web Services
2 18 (23.08%) .NET
3 17 (21.79%) HTML
4 13 (16.67%) XML
5 11 (14.10%) HTML5
5 11 (14.10%) CSS
6 8 (10.26%) Rendezvous
7 7 (8.97%) RESTful
8 6 (7.69%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.41%) WCF
9 5 (6.41%) JavaFX
9 5 (6.41%) Swing
10 4 (5.13%) AngularJS
10 4 (5.13%) Mustache
10 4 (5.13%) Sass
10 4 (5.13%) JMS
10 4 (5.13%) REST
11 3 (3.85%) JSON
11 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Fixed Income
2 7 (8.97%) Open Source
2 7 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.41%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.41%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.13%) Credit Risk
4 4 (5.13%) Market Risk
4 4 (5.13%) Wiki
5 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.56%) iPhone
6 2 (2.56%) iPad
6 2 (2.56%) Derivative
7 1 (1.28%) Animation
7 1 (1.28%) RIA
7 1 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.54%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) UNIX
3 6 (7.69%) Windows
3 6 (7.69%) Android
4 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.28%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (47.44%) TDD
3 32 (41.03%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (34.62%) BDD
5 19 (24.36%) Scrum
6 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
8 8 (10.26%) OO
9 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
9 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.97%) Test Scripting
9 7 (8.97%) ATDD
10 6 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.69%) User Stories
10 6 (7.69%) Pair Programming
10 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.41%) DevOps
11 5 (6.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.13%) Java
2 23 (29.49%) SQL
3 18 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.95%) C#
5 12 (15.38%) Ruby
6 8 (10.26%) Python
7 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.41%) Objective-C
9 4 (5.13%) Scala
10 3 (3.85%) Groovy
11 2 (2.56%) C
12 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.28%) C++
12 1 (1.28%) Perl
12 1 (1.28%) PHP
12 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) ISEB
3 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.21%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.28%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) ION Trading
2 8 (10.26%) TIBCO
3 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.85%) hybris
4 3 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (2.56%) HP
5 2 (2.56%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.28%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.28%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.28%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.28%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe
6 1 (1.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) Talend
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago