The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 146 195 175
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -20
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 17 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.17% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.22% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 28
Median daily rate £475 £413 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £339 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £455 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
Automation 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
2820 4645 4785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.84% 79.98% 80.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2312 3659 3593
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £59.70 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Automation 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 Automation Testing across the City of London region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) QA
3 11 (28.95%) Selenium
4 10 (26.32%) Java
5 9 (23.68%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) .NET
6 8 (21.05%) Scrum
6 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) C#
7 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
9 5 (13.16%) Open Source
9 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) Big Data
9 5 (13.16%) DevOps
9 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.16%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) Unix
9 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Web Testing
10 4 (10.53%) JIRA
10 4 (10.53%) Validation
10 4 (10.53%) Banking
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing

Automation 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 1 (2.63%) CMS
1 1 (2.63%) Drupal
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Big Data
1 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
2 6 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.53%) Appium
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Ranorex
4 3 (7.89%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.26%) Gatling
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.26%) Subversion
5 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Capybara
6 1 (2.63%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.63%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.63%) WATIR
General
1 4 (10.53%) Banking
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Billing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Analyst
1 6 (15.79%) Test Engineer
1 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Programme Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Test Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Java Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Programme Test Manager
3 4 (10.53%) QA Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Test Programme Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Tester
4 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Head of QA
4 3 (7.89%) Head of Test
4 3 (7.89%) QA Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) QA Test Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (5.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) XML
3 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) J2EE
4 1 (2.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Biometrics
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.63%) IVR
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.63%) STB
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Scrum
3 7 (18.42%) Integration Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) DevOps
5 5 (13.16%) Open Source
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
5 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) BDD
6 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Web Testing
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
7 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 7 (18.42%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) PHP
5 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) C++
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) ISEB
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
2 2 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) WorldPay
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