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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 148 151 170
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 51 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.80% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.04% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 29
Average daily rate
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£500 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £643 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
4291 4605 4933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.50% 77.20% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3382 3475 3707
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 81
Average hourly rate £24.23 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 73 (72.28%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (39.60%) TDD
3 36 (35.64%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (35.64%) Java
4 35 (34.65%) Finance
5 32 (31.68%) Selenium
6 29 (28.71%) Scrum
7 27 (26.73%) Test Automation
7 27 (26.73%) BDD
8 25 (24.75%) Banking
9 24 (23.76%) QA
9 24 (23.76%) C#
10 23 (22.77%) SQL
10 23 (22.77%) DevOps
11 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
12 21 (20.79%) Linux
12 21 (20.79%) Jenkins
13 19 (18.81%) .NET
14 18 (17.82%) HTML
14 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
14 18 (17.82%) Investment Banking
15 16 (15.84%) Git (software)
16 14 (13.86%) OO
17 13 (12.87%) QuickTest Pro
17 13 (12.87%) CSS
17 13 (12.87%) Web Services
17 13 (12.87%) WebDriver
17 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
17 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
18 12 (11.88%) Cucumber

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (4.95%) CMS
2 3 (2.97%) Drupal
2 3 (2.97%) Confluence
3 2 (1.98%) Node.js
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.99%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) GitHub
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) HTTP
2 3 (2.97%) Internet
3 2 (1.98%) IPsec
3 2 (1.98%) LDAP
3 2 (1.98%) DHCP
3 2 (1.98%) FTP
3 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.98%) DNS
3 2 (1.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) MySQL
3 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.97%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.98%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.99%) DB2
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (31.68%) Selenium
2 21 (20.79%) Jenkins
3 16 (15.84%) Git (software)
4 13 (12.87%) WebDriver
4 13 (12.87%) SpecFlow
4 13 (12.87%) QuickTest Pro
5 12 (11.88%) Cucumber
6 8 (7.92%) JIRA
7 7 (6.93%) JBehave
8 6 (5.94%) Jasmine
8 6 (5.94%) Capybara
8 6 (5.94%) WATIR
8 6 (5.94%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (4.95%) JMeter
9 5 (4.95%) Maven
10 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.96%) Subversion
11 3 (2.97%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.97%) JUnit
11 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (34.65%) Finance
2 25 (24.75%) Banking
3 18 (17.82%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.92%) Front Office
5 2 (1.98%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Wholesale Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 2 (1.98%) Publishing
5 2 (1.98%) Games
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Automotive
6 1 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (33.66%) Developer
2 17 (16.83%) Analyst
2 17 (16.83%) Test Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Tester
4 11 (10.89%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.91%) Java Developer
6 7 (6.93%) QA Tester
6 7 (6.93%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) QA Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Agile Java Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.96%) Test Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.97%) Principal Consultant
10 3 (2.97%) Software Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.81%) .NET
2 18 (17.82%) HTML
3 13 (12.87%) Web Services
3 13 (12.87%) CSS
4 10 (9.90%) RESTful
5 8 (7.92%) HTML5
5 8 (7.92%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.93%) XML
6 7 (6.93%) MSMQ
7 6 (5.94%) SOAP
7 6 (5.94%) jQuery
7 6 (5.94%) Spring
7 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (4.95%) REST
8 5 (4.95%) JSON
8 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.96%) Django
9 4 (3.96%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.97%) Market Risk
2 3 (2.97%) User Experience
2 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
2 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.97%) Tandem
2 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.98%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.98%) Derivative
3 2 (1.98%) Equities
3 2 (1.98%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (1.98%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.99%) DTV
4 1 (0.99%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.79%) Linux
2 8 (7.92%) Windows
3 7 (6.93%) UNIX
4 4 (3.96%) Android
4 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.97%) AIX
6 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (72.28%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (39.60%) TDD
3 36 (35.64%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (28.71%) Scrum
5 27 (26.73%) Test Automation
5 27 (26.73%) BDD
6 23 (22.77%) DevOps
7 14 (13.86%) OO
8 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
9 12 (11.88%) Manual Testing
10 11 (10.89%) OOP
10 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.90%) Open Source
11 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (8.91%) MVC
12 9 (8.91%) E-Commerce
12 9 (8.91%) ITIL
12 9 (8.91%) PRINCE2
13 8 (7.92%) Project Management
13 8 (7.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.64%) Java
2 24 (23.76%) C#
3 23 (22.77%) SQL
4 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.91%) Python
6 7 (6.93%) Ruby
7 6 (5.94%) Perl
8 4 (3.96%) PHP
8 4 (3.96%) C++
8 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.98%) BeanShell
9 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.98%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.98%) VB
9 2 (1.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.99%) Korn
10 1 (0.99%) Lua
10 1 (0.99%) Groovy
10 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) ISEB
2 8 (7.92%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.76%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) COREP
2 2 (1.98%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Varnish
2 1 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) Puppet
1 9 (8.91%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.94%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.98%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.99%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (11.88%) Sybase
2 8 (7.92%) HP
3 7 (6.93%) Oracle
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.96%) IBM
6 3 (2.97%) Twitter
7 2 (1.98%) Sun
7 2 (1.98%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.98%) SAP
7 2 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.98%) Pega
7 2 (1.98%) Coverity
7 2 (1.98%) CA
7 2 (1.98%) Apple
8 1 (0.99%) CODA
8 1 (0.99%) Reuters
8 1 (0.99%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.99%) OpenText
8 1 (0.99%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.99%) Google
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