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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 152 167 179
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 19 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.51% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 17
Median daily rate £463 £370 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £268 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
2987 3959 4687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.49% 84.07% 79.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2388 3161 3517
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 52
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) Selenium
3 14 (38.89%) QA
3 14 (38.89%) Java
4 10 (27.78%) Open Source
5 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (25.00%) BDD
5 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (22.22%) Finance
6 8 (22.22%) TDD
7 7 (19.44%) Banking
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 7 (19.44%) Scrum
7 7 (19.44%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) Web Services
8 6 (16.67%) Python
8 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
9 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.89%) Web Development
9 5 (13.89%) Linux
9 5 (13.89%) SOAP
9 5 (13.89%) Big Data
9 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
9 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
9 5 (13.89%) Hadoop

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 4 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Loan IQ
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Big Data
1 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.89%) SoapUI
3 5 (13.89%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) Ant
4 4 (11.11%) JIRA
4 4 (11.11%) Maven
5 3 (8.33%) JMeter
5 3 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 3 (8.33%) Subversion
6 2 (5.56%) Appium
6 2 (5.56%) Gatling
6 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
6 2 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.78%) CasperJS
7 1 (2.78%) Geb
7 1 (2.78%) Protractor
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Games
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Tester
2 6 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.11%) J2EE Web Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Java Web Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Web Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 4 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Head of QA
5 3 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 3 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) SOAP
3 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) J2EE
3 4 (11.11%) REST
3 4 (11.11%) Spring
3 4 (11.11%) XML
4 3 (8.33%) JSON
5 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.78%) HTML
6 1 (2.78%) HTML5
6 1 (2.78%) Node.js
6 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Biometrics
2 3 (8.33%) STB
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.78%) Fintech
4 1 (2.78%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.78%) Open Source
3 9 (25.00%) BDD
4 8 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
4 8 (22.22%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (13.89%) DevOps
7 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.89%) Web Development
8 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.33%) Kanban
9 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) Python
4 4 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Atlassian
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) SOASTA, Inc
2 2 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.78%) Green Hat
3 1 (2.78%) Hortonworks
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.78%) WorldPay
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