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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 165 167 165
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 33 64 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.87% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.14% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 49 48
Average daily rate
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£483 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
4340 5599 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.05% 76.01% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 4197 4466
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £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 71 87
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 40 (47.62%) Java
2 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (41.67%) TDD
4 31 (36.90%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (35.71%) SQL
6 29 (34.52%) QA
7 25 (29.76%) Web Services
7 25 (29.76%) BDD
8 20 (23.81%) Selenium
9 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
9 19 (22.62%) Scrum
10 16 (19.05%) Finance
11 15 (17.86%) .NET
11 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
12 14 (16.67%) HTML
13 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
14 12 (14.29%) XML
14 12 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 12 (14.29%) Cucumber
15 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
15 11 (13.10%) DevOps
15 11 (13.10%) Internet
15 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
15 11 (13.10%) Degree
16 10 (11.90%) Ruby
16 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (11.90%) ISEB
17 9 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
17 9 (10.71%) CSS
17 9 (10.71%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (5.95%) Node.js
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
2 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.38%) CMS
2 2 (2.38%) Apache
2 2 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.19%) nginx
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Drupal
3 1 (1.19%) Jetty
3 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.19%) Mule
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) MS Office
1 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.19%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (7.14%) ION MarketView
2 5 (5.95%) RMDS
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.19%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Heroku
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Internet
2 7 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (2.38%) FTP
4 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.38%) MySQL
7 2 (2.38%) QlikView
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.19%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.19%) OLAP
8 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.19%) Redis
8 1 (1.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Selenium
2 12 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (10.71%) SoapUI
4 9 (10.71%) Subversion
4 9 (10.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 8 (9.52%) JIRA
5 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.14%) JBehave
6 6 (7.14%) Maven
7 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.76%) WATIR
8 4 (4.76%) MSTest
8 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.76%) Calabash
9 3 (3.57%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 3 (3.57%) Sahi
9 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.71%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Banking
5 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.76%) Advertising
7 3 (3.57%) Front Office
8 2 (2.38%) Games
9 1 (1.19%) Publishing
9 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) Developer
2 17 (20.24%) Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.86%) Test Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Test Leader
5 7 (8.33%) Tester
6 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.95%) QA Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Automated Test Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (2.38%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) Web Services
2 15 (17.86%) .NET
3 14 (16.67%) HTML
4 12 (14.29%) XML
5 9 (10.71%) CSS
5 9 (10.71%) HTML5
6 8 (9.52%) JMS
7 5 (5.95%) Rendezvous
7 5 (5.95%) RESTful
7 5 (5.95%) REST
8 4 (4.76%) Mustache
8 4 (4.76%) Sass
8 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.76%) JSON
9 3 (3.57%) WCF
9 3 (3.57%) Middleware
9 3 (3.57%) Servlets
9 3 (3.57%) SOAP
9 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) Fixed Income
2 6 (7.14%) Open Source
2 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.76%) Wiki
3 4 (4.76%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.57%) Market Risk
4 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.38%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.19%) iPad
6 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.19%) RIA
6 1 (1.19%) Online Games
6 1 (1.19%) iPhone
6 1 (1.19%) Derivative
6 1 (1.19%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) UNIX
2 7 (8.33%) Linux
3 6 (7.14%) Windows
4 5 (5.95%) Android
5 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) SmartOS
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (41.67%) TDD
3 31 (36.90%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (29.76%) BDD
5 19 (22.62%) Scrum
6 15 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 11 (13.10%) DevOps
9 9 (10.71%) Pair Programming
9 9 (10.71%) Performance Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Load Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Security Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Test Scripting
9 9 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.52%) Web Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 8 (9.52%) Quality Management
11 7 (8.33%) OO
11 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.62%) Java
2 30 (35.71%) SQL
3 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.90%) Ruby
5 9 (10.71%) C#
6 8 (9.52%) Python
7 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.95%) Scala
9 4 (4.76%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.57%) Groovy
10 3 (3.57%) C
10 3 (3.57%) PHP
11 2 (2.38%) C++
12 1 (1.19%) Perl
12 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.10%) Degree
2 10 (11.90%) ISEB
3 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.52%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.19%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.19%) OpenIDM
2 1 (1.19%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) hybris
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.14%) ION Trading
4 5 (5.95%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.38%) InterSystems
5 2 (2.38%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) Telerik
5 2 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.19%) DataSynapse
6 1 (1.19%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.19%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.19%) Talend
6 1 (1.19%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.19%) Adobe
6 1 (1.19%) Apple
6 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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JM
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JM
Posted: 6 days ago
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago