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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 170 166 175
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 16 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.58% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.75% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £345 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.50%
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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
4029 4525 4407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.50% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3143 3216 3376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 64
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.98%) Selenium
3 20 (40.82%) Java
4 18 (36.73%) QA
5 17 (34.69%) SQL
6 15 (30.61%) Finance
7 12 (24.49%) Cucumber
8 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
8 11 (22.45%) JIRA
8 11 (22.45%) TDD
9 10 (20.41%) BDD
9 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
10 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (18.37%) Ruby
11 8 (16.33%) Scrum
11 8 (16.33%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (16.33%) C#
12 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
12 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
13 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
13 6 (12.24%) Android
13 6 (12.24%) Degree
13 6 (12.24%) Banking
13 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
13 6 (12.24%) .NET
13 6 (12.24%) HP
14 5 (10.20%) ISEB
14 5 (10.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (4.08%) OpenStack
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) Drupal
2 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) IaaS
1 2 (4.08%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
1 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) Cucumber
3 11 (22.45%) JIRA
4 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
5 8 (16.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
7 5 (10.20%) JUnit
7 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
7 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
8 4 (8.16%) Hudson
8 4 (8.16%) Subversion
9 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.12%) SpecFlow
9 3 (6.12%) Calabash
10 2 (4.08%) Robotium
10 2 (4.08%) Jasmine
10 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (4.08%) TestNG
10 2 (4.08%) JBehave
10 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Tester
3 12 (24.49%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Automation Tester
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.12%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Mobile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (4.08%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.08%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 5 (10.20%) Web Services
3 4 (8.16%) REST
3 4 (8.16%) Spring
4 3 (6.12%) Spring MVC
4 3 (6.12%) SOAP
5 2 (4.08%) HTML
5 2 (4.08%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) JSON
6 1 (2.04%) jQuery
6 1 (2.04%) WPF
6 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.04%) CSS
6 1 (2.04%) LAMP
6 1 (2.04%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.04%) Visualforce
6 1 (2.04%) RESTful
6 1 (2.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) Open Source
3 4 (8.16%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.12%) Equities
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (4.08%) iPad
5 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.08%) Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Android
2 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) UNIX
4 2 (4.08%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) Test Scripting
2 11 (22.45%) TDD
3 10 (20.41%) BDD
4 8 (16.33%) Scrum
5 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.20%) OO
7 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Kanban
7 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.16%) MVC
9 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) Java
2 17 (34.69%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Ruby
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.12%) Groovy
6 3 (6.12%) Scala
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
7 2 (4.08%) VBA
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) Lua
8 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.04%) Korn
8 1 (2.04%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.04%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) ISEB
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) HP
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.08%) Apple
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.04%) Sybase
4 1 (2.04%) ATG
4 1 (2.04%) Perforce
4 1 (2.04%) hybris
4 1 (2.04%) Demandware
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