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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 177 195 176
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 29 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 24
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£375 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £22.50
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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
4408 5266 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.03% 77.10% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 3885 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 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -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%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014, 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 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (50.00%) Selenium
2 23 (39.66%) QA
3 20 (34.48%) Java
4 17 (29.31%) C#
5 16 (27.59%) BDD
6 15 (25.86%) SQL
6 15 (25.86%) Finance
7 14 (24.14%) WebDriver
8 12 (20.69%) Scrum
8 12 (20.69%) TDD
9 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
10 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
11 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (15.52%) JIRA
11 9 (15.52%) .NET
12 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
12 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (13.79%) Ruby
12 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
13 7 (12.07%) Android
13 7 (12.07%) FitNesse
13 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
14 6 (10.34%) HP
14 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
15 5 (8.62%) REST
15 5 (8.62%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (3.45%) Drupal
1 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Force.com
1 2 (3.45%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (50.00%) Selenium
2 14 (24.14%) WebDriver
3 10 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 9 (15.52%) JIRA
5 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
5 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (12.07%) FitNesse
7 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (6.90%) Subversion
8 4 (6.90%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
9 3 (5.17%) MSTest
9 3 (5.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.45%) TestComplete
10 2 (3.45%) JUnit
10 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.45%) Robotium
10 2 (3.45%) Calabash
11 1 (1.72%) CodeNarc
11 1 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (31.03%) Tester
2 17 (29.31%) Analyst
3 15 (25.86%) Test Analyst
4 13 (22.41%) Automation Tester
5 8 (13.79%) Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (8.62%) Selenium Tester
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.90%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior QA Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) QA Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.45%) QA Tester
10 2 (3.45%) SAP Analyst
10 2 (3.45%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) REST
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
3 3 (5.17%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) JSON
3 3 (5.17%) Spring MVC
3 3 (5.17%) Spring
4 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) LAMP
5 1 (1.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.17%) Open Source
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.17%) Derivative
3 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.72%) Equities
4 1 (1.72%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Android
2 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.17%) UNIX
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) BDD
3 12 (20.69%) Scrum
3 12 (20.69%) TDD
4 11 (18.97%) Test Scripting
5 8 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
7 5 (8.62%) MVC
7 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Kanban
8 4 (6.90%) Test Management
8 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 4 (6.90%) OO
8 4 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) Java
2 17 (29.31%) C#
3 15 (25.86%) SQL
4 8 (13.79%) Ruby
5 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.45%) Python
6 2 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.72%) Scala
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.72%) VBScript
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) Delphi
7 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) Degree
1 4 (6.90%) ISEB
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (39.66%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.45%) Apple
3 2 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (1.72%) Demandware
4 1 (1.72%) hybris
4 1 (1.72%) Sybase
4 1 (1.72%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.72%) ATG
4 1 (1.72%) Perforce
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