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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 143 189 174
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -15
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 14 13 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.23% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.29% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 35
Median daily rate £475 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £349 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -
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
2831 4452 4896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.91% 80.16% 79.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 3508 3696
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 £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.15 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% +34.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 10 (30.30%) QA
2 10 (30.30%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) .NET
3 9 (27.27%) Scrum
4 7 (21.21%) C#
4 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 6 (18.18%) XML
5 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.15%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) Unix
6 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Banking
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.12%) Validation
7 4 (12.12%) Appium
7 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Ranorex
7 4 (12.12%) Jenkins

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 (3.03%) CMS
1 1 (3.03%) Drupal
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) SAP BI
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) Appium
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) Ranorex
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Gatling
5 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.06%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.03%) Capybara
6 1 (3.03%) PHPUnit
6 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Java Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Release Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Web Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Head of QA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
2 6 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
3 3 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (6.06%) JSON
4 2 (6.06%) Middleware
4 2 (6.06%) REST
4 2 (6.06%) SOAP
5 1 (3.03%) Ajax
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) J2EE
5 1 (3.03%) JSP
5 1 (3.03%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) IVR
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.03%) Biometrics
4 1 (3.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Scrum
3 7 (21.21%) Performance Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.15%) Test Strategy
5 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
6 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Validation
6 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Test Management
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Java
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) C#
3 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) PHP
4 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
2 2 (6.06%) SOASTA, Inc
2 2 (6.06%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
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