The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 162 198 192
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -6
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 30 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.41% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 31
Average daily rate
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£438 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4343 5387 5824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.37% 76.00% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 4024 4330
Average daily rate £450 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 87
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £16.90 £16.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £52.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automation Testing
London

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 August 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 August 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 (70.00%) Selenium
2 31 (44.29%) Java
3 30 (42.86%) QA
3 30 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 25 (35.71%) Finance
5 20 (28.57%) Scrum
5 20 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 19 (27.14%) BDD
6 19 (27.14%) TDD
6 19 (27.14%) C#
7 18 (25.71%) E-Commerce
7 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
8 17 (24.29%) Test Scripting
8 17 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (18.57%) ISEB
9 13 (18.57%) Web Services
9 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
10 12 (17.14%) FitNesse
11 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
11 11 (15.71%) Banking
11 11 (15.71%) Retail
11 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
12 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
12 10 (14.29%) Logistics
13 9 (12.86%) SQL
13 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (11.43%) Manual Testing
14 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
14 8 (11.43%) JBehave
15 7 (10.00%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (1.43%) SAS
1 1 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.43%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.43%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) 4G
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
1 1 (1.43%) 3G
1 1 (1.43%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) DB2
3 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.86%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (1.43%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 49 (70.00%) Selenium
2 30 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 20 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 12 (17.14%) FitNesse
5 10 (14.29%) Visual Studio
6 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (11.43%) SoapUI
7 8 (11.43%) JBehave
8 5 (7.14%) SpecFlow
8 5 (7.14%) JMeter
9 3 (4.29%) eggPlant
9 3 (4.29%) JIRA
10 2 (2.86%) Toad
10 2 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.86%) Robotium
10 2 (2.86%) LoadUI
10 2 (2.86%) Calabash
11 1 (1.43%) Apache Ivy
11 1 (1.43%) NeoLoad
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Banking
2 11 (15.71%) Retail
3 6 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Front Office
5 2 (2.86%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Games
6 1 (1.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) Tester
3 15 (21.43%) Analyst
4 14 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 13 (18.57%) Automation Tester
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 5 (7.14%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.29%) Selenium Tester
9 3 (4.29%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Agile Tester
9 3 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.86%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) Web Services
2 7 (10.00%) SOAP
3 6 (8.57%) .NET
3 6 (8.57%) REST
4 5 (7.14%) JSON
5 4 (5.71%) XML
6 3 (4.29%) HTML
7 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.86%) CSS
7 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.43%) Xamarin.iOS
8 1 (1.43%) JMX
8 1 (1.43%) WAP
8 1 (1.43%) JMS
8 1 (1.43%) J2ME
8 1 (1.43%) JSP
8 1 (1.43%) J2EE
8 1 (1.43%) Spring
8 1 (1.43%) WCF
8 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.14%) Open Source
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.86%) Equities
4 2 (2.86%) Data Conversion
4 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 5 (7.14%) Android
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
3 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Scrum
2 19 (27.14%) BDD
2 19 (27.14%) TDD
3 18 (25.71%) E-Commerce
3 18 (25.71%) Test Automation
4 17 (24.29%) Test Scripting
4 17 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.29%) Logistics
6 8 (11.43%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.00%) Kanban
7 7 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.71%) Migration
10 4 (5.71%) ETL
10 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (4.29%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
11 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (44.29%) Java
2 19 (27.14%) C#
3 9 (12.86%) SQL
4 5 (7.14%) Ruby
5 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.86%) PHP
6 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) Groovy
7 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) ISEB
1 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (42.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.43%) Puppet
2 1 (1.43%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.43%) Nagios
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) Teradata
3 2 (2.86%) Informatica
4 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.43%) 29West
4 1 (1.43%) Sun
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Zend
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