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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 103 150 156
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +6
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 63 63 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.85% 1.06% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.32% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 31
Median daily rate £450 £500 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £328 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
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
2908 4779 4673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.45% 80.70% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 3787 3469
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 83 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (58.47%) Java
3 56 (47.46%) JavaScript
4 49 (41.53%) HTML
4 49 (41.53%) Scrum
5 47 (39.83%) CSS
6 45 (38.14%) TDD
7 41 (34.75%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (31.36%) QA
9 36 (30.51%) HTML5
10 35 (29.66%) AngularJS
11 32 (27.12%) NoSQL
12 31 (26.27%) Front End Development
13 30 (25.42%) Kanban
13 30 (25.42%) Pair Programming
14 29 (24.58%) C#
15 28 (23.73%) Selenium
16 25 (21.19%) BDD
17 24 (20.34%) Web Services
17 24 (20.34%) Git (software)
18 23 (19.49%) SQL
18 23 (19.49%) Software Engineering
19 22 (18.64%) Finance
20 21 (17.80%) OO
20 21 (17.80%) Node.js
21 20 (16.95%) REST
22 19 (16.10%) TypeScript
22 19 (16.10%) DevOps
23 18 (15.25%) WebDriver
23 18 (15.25%) MVC

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 5 (4.24%) Apache
2 4 (3.39%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.39%) Jetty
3 1 (0.85%) Confluence
3 1 (0.85%) Documentum
3 1 (0.85%) Drupal
3 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.78%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (6.78%) SaaS
3 5 (4.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.39%) Google Compute Engine
5 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.85%) GitHub
7 1 (0.85%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.93%) Internet
2 3 (2.54%) HTTP
2 3 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (27.12%) NoSQL
2 17 (14.41%) Big Data
3 11 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 11 (9.32%) MySQL
3 11 (9.32%) Relational Database
4 10 (8.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (7.63%) RDBMS
6 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 28 (23.73%) Selenium
2 24 (20.34%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.25%) WebDriver
4 17 (14.41%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.47%) JIRA
6 9 (7.63%) Gradle
6 9 (7.63%) IntelliJ
6 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
7 8 (6.78%) RSpec
8 7 (5.93%) TeamCity
9 6 (5.08%) Maven
10 5 (4.24%) Appium
10 5 (4.24%) JBehave
10 5 (4.24%) SpecFlow
11 4 (3.39%) Artifactory
11 4 (3.39%) JUnit
11 4 (3.39%) Robotium
11 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (2.54%) Grunt
12 3 (2.54%) Xcode
General
1 22 (18.64%) Finance
2 12 (10.17%) Banking
3 11 (9.32%) Marketing
4 7 (5.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.24%) Games
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (59.32%) Developer
2 25 (21.19%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.25%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Angular Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (7.63%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.78%) QA Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 8 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (5.93%) QA Test Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Senior QA Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (5.93%) Tester
8 6 (5.08%) QA Tester
9 5 (4.24%) Automation Tester
9 5 (4.24%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.24%) HTML Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (41.53%) HTML
2 47 (39.83%) CSS
3 36 (30.51%) HTML5
4 35 (29.66%) AngularJS
5 24 (20.34%) Web Services
6 21 (17.80%) Node.js
7 20 (16.95%) REST
8 16 (13.56%) CSS3
9 13 (11.02%) Dropwizard
10 10 (8.47%) Hystrix
10 10 (8.47%) jQuery
10 10 (8.47%) Scalatra
11 9 (7.63%) RESTful
11 9 (7.63%) Spring
12 8 (6.78%) Ajax
12 8 (6.78%) Haml
12 8 (6.78%) JSON
12 8 (6.78%) Play Framework
12 8 (6.78%) Resque
12 8 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.02%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.32%) Virtual Team
3 9 (7.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.54%) Fintech
6 2 (1.69%) Equities
6 2 (1.69%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.69%) User Experience
7 1 (0.85%) Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.47%) Android
2 8 (6.78%) Linux
3 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.39%) Unix
5 3 (2.54%) Windows
6 1 (0.85%) CentOS
6 1 (0.85%) Solaris
6 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (70.34%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.53%) Scrum
3 45 (38.14%) TDD
4 41 (34.75%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (26.27%) Front End Development
6 30 (25.42%) Kanban
6 30 (25.42%) Pair Programming
7 25 (21.19%) BDD
8 23 (19.49%) Software Engineering
9 21 (17.80%) OO
10 19 (16.10%) DevOps
11 18 (15.25%) MVC
12 15 (12.71%) Mentoring
13 14 (11.86%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.17%) Exploratory Testing
14 12 (10.17%) Web Development
15 11 (9.32%) SOA
16 9 (7.63%) Domain-Driven Design
16 9 (7.63%) Open Source
16 9 (7.63%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (58.47%) Java
2 56 (47.46%) JavaScript
3 29 (24.58%) C#
4 23 (19.49%) SQL
5 19 (16.10%) TypeScript
6 13 (11.02%) Ruby
6 13 (11.02%) Scala
7 7 (5.93%) Python
8 4 (3.39%) C++
8 4 (3.39%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (3.39%) VB
8 4 (3.39%) XAML
9 3 (2.54%) Go
9 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.69%) VB6
10 2 (1.69%) VBA
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) Perl
11 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Degree
2 5 (4.24%) ISEB
3 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.69%) MCSD
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) CEH
5 1 (0.85%) CISSP
5 1 (0.85%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (31.36%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (5.08%) Ansible
1 6 (5.08%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.85%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (13.56%) Google
2 9 (7.63%) New Relic
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle
4 3 (2.54%) HP
4 3 (2.54%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.69%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
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