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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 198 166 201
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +35
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 13 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.54% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.69% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 17
Average daily rate
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£413 £419 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £316 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £525 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 - £34.00
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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
4581 4462 5538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.83% 77.36% 78.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3321 4123
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 42 94
Average hourly rate £21.28 £23.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.46% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) Java
4 10 (40.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) QA
6 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 6 (24.00%) C#
7 6 (24.00%) Scrum
7 6 (24.00%) TDD
7 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
8 5 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
8 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
8 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (16.00%) Ruby
9 4 (16.00%) UNIX
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) SOAP
9 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
10 3 (12.00%) Web Services
10 3 (12.00%) Oracle
10 3 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
10 3 (12.00%) Equities
10 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (12.00%) Build Automation

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (8.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.00%) RSpec
5 2 (8.00%) Subversion
5 2 (8.00%) Maven
5 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.00%) Calabash
6 1 (4.00%) Spock
6 1 (4.00%) MSBuild
6 1 (4.00%) JUnit
6 1 (4.00%) JIRA
6 1 (4.00%) WATIR
6 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.00%) JMeter
6 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.00%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) XML
3 2 (8.00%) RESTful
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) .NET
4 1 (4.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.00%) Sass
4 1 (4.00%) LESS
4 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (12.00%) Equities
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) TDD
3 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Build Automation
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Kanban
6 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) SDLC
7 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 6 (24.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) VBScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Lua
6 1 (4.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.00%) Siebel
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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