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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 135 155 171
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 65 53 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.15% 0.78% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.01% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £198 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 66 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (48.51%) Java
3 38 (37.62%) TDD
4 33 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (27.72%) SQL
6 26 (25.74%) BDD
7 25 (24.75%) Selenium
8 24 (23.76%) C#
9 22 (21.78%) Web Services
9 22 (21.78%) Scrum
10 21 (20.79%) HTML
11 20 (19.80%) QA
11 20 (19.80%) Test Automation
12 18 (17.82%) Banking
13 17 (16.83%) .NET
14 16 (15.84%) Finance
14 16 (15.84%) Manual Testing
15 15 (14.85%) JavaScript
15 15 (14.85%) CSS
16 14 (13.86%) JIRA
17 13 (12.87%) Investment Banking
17 13 (12.87%) HTML5
17 13 (12.87%) Cucumber
18 12 (11.88%) XML
18 12 (11.88%) UNIX
18 12 (11.88%) Linux
19 10 (9.90%) Apple iOS
19 10 (9.90%) Test Strategy
20 9 (8.91%) REST
20 9 (8.91%) Fixed Income

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.95%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.97%) CMS
3 1 (0.99%) Node.js
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.99%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.99%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MS Project
1 2 (1.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.99%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (7.92%) RMDS
1 8 (7.92%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) GitHub
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.99%) MVNO
2 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.97%) MySQL
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.99%) Redis
5 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) Voldemort
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (24.75%) Selenium
2 14 (13.86%) JIRA
3 13 (12.87%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.92%) WebDriver
4 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.94%) Subversion
5 6 (5.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.94%) Appium
6 5 (4.95%) JMeter
6 5 (4.95%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.95%) Maven
7 4 (3.96%) JUnit
7 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.96%) Hudson
7 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.97%) JBehave
8 3 (2.97%) Calabash
8 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.97%) MSTest
General
1 18 (17.82%) Banking
2 16 (15.84%) Finance
3 13 (12.87%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.94%) Games
5 5 (4.95%) Front Office
6 4 (3.96%) Advertising
7 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.97%) Retail
8 2 (1.98%) Back Office
8 2 (1.98%) Publishing
9 1 (0.99%) Legal
9 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (35.64%) Developer
2 16 (15.84%) Analyst
3 14 (13.86%) Test Analyst
4 11 (10.89%) Tester
5 10 (9.90%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Test Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (4.95%) Java Swing Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Automation Specialist
10 3 (2.97%) C++ Developer
10 3 (2.97%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.97%) QA Tester
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.97%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.78%) Web Services
2 21 (20.79%) HTML
3 17 (16.83%) .NET
4 15 (14.85%) CSS
5 13 (12.87%) HTML5
6 12 (11.88%) XML
7 9 (8.91%) REST
7 9 (8.91%) RESTful
8 8 (7.92%) SOAP
8 8 (7.92%) Rendezvous
9 7 (6.93%) Middleware
9 7 (6.93%) .NET Framework
10 6 (5.94%) JavaFX
10 6 (5.94%) Swing
10 6 (5.94%) AngularJS
11 5 (4.95%) WCF
12 4 (3.96%) WPF
13 3 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (2.97%) Gherkin
13 3 (2.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Fixed Income
2 6 (5.94%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.94%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.95%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.96%) Derivative
4 4 (3.96%) Equities
4 4 (3.96%) Open Source
5 2 (1.98%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.98%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.98%) W3C
6 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.88%) UNIX
1 12 (11.88%) Linux
2 10 (9.90%) Apple iOS
3 9 (8.91%) Windows
4 7 (6.93%) Android
5 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.99%) SmartOS
6 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) TDD
3 33 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (25.74%) BDD
5 22 (21.78%) Scrum
6 20 (19.80%) Test Automation
7 16 (15.84%) Manual Testing
8 10 (9.90%) Test Strategy
9 9 (8.91%) OO
10 8 (7.92%) Kanban
10 8 (7.92%) ATDD
11 7 (6.93%) DevOps
11 7 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.93%) MVC
12 6 (5.94%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (5.94%) SOA
13 5 (4.95%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.95%) Test Scripting
14 4 (3.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (48.51%) Java
2 28 (27.72%) SQL
3 24 (23.76%) C#
4 15 (14.85%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.91%) Ruby
6 8 (7.92%) Python
7 5 (4.95%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.96%) Scala
8 4 (3.96%) C++
9 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.97%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.98%) Groovy
10 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.98%) VB
10 2 (1.98%) Perl
11 1 (0.99%) PHP
11 1 (0.99%) VBA
11 1 (0.99%) VBScript
11 1 (0.99%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.97%) ISEB
3 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) Degree
5 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.80%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) Puppet
2 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (7.92%) ION Trading
1 8 (7.92%) TIBCO
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.96%) Oracle
3 4 (3.96%) HP
4 3 (2.97%) Twitter
5 2 (1.98%) IBM
5 2 (1.98%) Sybase
5 2 (1.98%) Apple
6 1 (0.99%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.99%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe
6 1 (0.99%) SAP
6 1 (0.99%) Open Text
6 1 (0.99%) VMware
6 1 (0.99%) Reuters
6 1 (0.99%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.99%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago