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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 181 179 187
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 14 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.54% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.70% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £304 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £523 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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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
4229 4844 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.91% 76.96% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 3557 3706
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Selenium
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 11 (32.35%) Java
4 11 (32.35%) QA
5 10 (29.41%) Finance
6 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
7 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 8 (23.53%) C#
8 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
8 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (20.59%) JIRA
9 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
9 6 (17.65%) Scrum
9 6 (17.65%) TDD
9 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
10 5 (14.71%) BDD
10 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
10 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
10 5 (14.71%) Android
11 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
11 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
11 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (11.76%) .NET
11 4 (11.76%) HP
11 4 (11.76%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) JBoss
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) Drupal
2 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.88%) MySQL
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (47.06%) Selenium
2 7 (20.59%) Cucumber
2 7 (20.59%) JIRA
3 6 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 5 (14.71%) SpecFlow
4 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
5 4 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.76%) JUnit
5 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (8.82%) Calabash
6 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (8.82%) Subversion
6 3 (8.82%) Hudson
7 2 (5.88%) TestNG
7 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.88%) JBehave
7 2 (5.88%) Robotium
7 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.88%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Tester
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Tester
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) SOAP
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
1 4 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) Sass
2 1 (2.94%) LESS
2 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) LAMP
2 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
2 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Backbone.js
2 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Open Source
3 2 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.88%) Equities
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Android
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Test Scripting
3 8 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 6 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
4 6 (17.65%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) BDD
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.88%) Use Case
8 2 (5.88%) Kanban
8 2 (5.88%) V-Model
8 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Build Automation
8 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) Lua
5 2 (5.88%) Groovy
5 2 (5.88%) Scala
5 2 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Korn
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) HP
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft