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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 175 197 188
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 30 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 30
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£406 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £259 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £343 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +24.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
4453 5577 5872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.30% 75.96% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3299 4161 4372
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 70 87
Average hourly rate £22.44 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.80 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 49 (73.13%) Selenium
2 29 (43.28%) WebDriver
3 28 (41.79%) Java
4 26 (38.81%) QA
5 22 (32.84%) Finance
5 22 (32.84%) C#
6 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (26.87%) E-Commerce
6 18 (26.87%) BDD
7 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
7 17 (25.37%) Cucumber
7 17 (25.37%) Scrum
8 16 (23.88%) TDD
8 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
9 15 (22.39%) ISEB
10 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
11 11 (16.42%) FitNesse
11 11 (16.42%) Retail
11 11 (16.42%) Web Services
11 11 (16.42%) SQL
11 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
12 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (14.93%) .NET
12 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
12 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
12 10 (14.93%) Logistics
13 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
13 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
13 8 (11.94%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) SAS
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.49%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) 3G
1 1 (1.49%) 2G
1 1 (1.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.99%) DB2
3 2 (2.99%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (73.13%) Selenium
2 29 (43.28%) WebDriver
3 17 (25.37%) Cucumber
4 11 (16.42%) FitNesse
5 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (14.93%) Visual Studio
6 8 (11.94%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.96%) JBehave
7 6 (8.96%) JIRA
8 5 (7.46%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.97%) JMeter
10 3 (4.48%) MSTest
10 3 (4.48%) eggPlant
11 2 (2.99%) LoadUI
11 2 (2.99%) Calabash
11 2 (2.99%) Robotium
11 2 (2.99%) Subversion
11 2 (2.99%) Toad
11 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (32.84%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Retail
3 7 (10.45%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Tester
2 18 (26.87%) Developer
3 15 (22.39%) Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.90%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Selenium Tester
6 5 (7.46%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) QA Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Agile Tester
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) Web Services
2 10 (14.93%) .NET
3 7 (10.45%) SOAP
4 6 (8.96%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) JSON
6 3 (4.48%) XML
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.99%) HTML
8 1 (1.49%) Xamarin.iOS
8 1 (1.49%) CSS
8 1 (1.49%) JSP
8 1 (1.49%) J2EE
8 1 (1.49%) J2ME
8 1 (1.49%) JMS
8 1 (1.49%) WAP
8 1 (1.49%) JMX
8 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.99%) Data Conversion
3 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.49%) Handset
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Android
1 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) E-Commerce
1 18 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (26.87%) BDD
2 17 (25.37%) Scrum
2 17 (25.37%) Test Automation
3 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
3 16 (23.88%) TDD
4 10 (14.93%) Logistics
4 10 (14.93%) Regression Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Kanban
6 5 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Integration Testing
6 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.97%) MVC
7 4 (5.97%) ETL
7 4 (5.97%) Performance Testing
7 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) Java
2 22 (32.84%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) SQL
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.99%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
6 1 (1.49%) Delphi
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) ISEB
2 12 (17.91%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (38.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Informatica
3 2 (2.99%) Teradata
4 1 (1.49%) 29West
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Sun
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