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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 176 189 207
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 39 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 14
Average daily rate £350 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5041 4725 5880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.08% 74.88% 72.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3685 3616 4145
Average daily rate £450 £450 £454
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 52 93
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £16.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 46 (75.41%) Selenium
2 31 (50.82%) QA
3 28 (45.90%) WebDriver
4 25 (40.98%) Test Scripting
5 24 (39.34%) Finance
5 24 (39.34%) Java
6 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (34.43%) Cucumber
7 16 (26.23%) Test Automation
7 16 (26.23%) TDD
7 16 (26.23%) Scrum
8 15 (24.59%) E-Commerce
9 13 (21.31%) ISEB
9 13 (21.31%) Ruby
9 13 (21.31%) ISTQB
10 11 (18.03%) BDD
11 10 (16.39%) Retail
12 9 (14.75%) Logistics
12 9 (14.75%) C#
12 9 (14.75%) SpecFlow
12 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
13 7 (11.48%) Banking
13 7 (11.48%) Mobile App
14 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
14 6 (9.84%) JBehave
14 6 (9.84%) Android
14 6 (9.84%) Kanban
14 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
14 6 (9.84%) SQL
14 6 (9.84%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (1.64%) SAS
1 1 (1.64%) Apache
1 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.64%) Drupal
1 1 (1.64%) Confluence
1 1 (1.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Heroku
1 1 (1.64%) Engine Yard
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) 3G
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) 2G
1 1 (1.64%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.64%) MySQL
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 46 (75.41%) Selenium
2 28 (45.90%) WebDriver
3 21 (34.43%) Cucumber
4 9 (14.75%) SpecFlow
5 6 (9.84%) JBehave
6 5 (8.20%) Xcode
6 5 (8.20%) Calabash
6 5 (8.20%) Robotium
7 4 (6.56%) FitNesse
8 3 (4.92%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.28%) Maven
9 2 (3.28%) JMeter
9 2 (3.28%) JIRA
9 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.28%) Toad
10 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.64%) Ant
10 1 (1.64%) JUnit
General
1 24 (39.34%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Retail
3 7 (11.48%) Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Marketing
4 4 (6.56%) Front Office
5 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.28%) Publishing
7 1 (1.64%) Back Office
7 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Tester
3 13 (21.31%) Automation Tester
4 8 (13.11%) Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) QA Leader
7 4 (6.56%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.28%) Programme Test Manager
9 2 (3.28%) Programme Manager
10 1 (1.64%) Consultant
10 1 (1.64%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.64%) Quality Engineer
10 1 (1.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (1.64%) UAT Analyst
10 1 (1.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (6.56%) XML
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.92%) CSS
4 3 (4.92%) HTML
4 3 (4.92%) REST
5 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.28%) Ajax
5 2 (3.28%) jQuery
5 2 (3.28%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) SVG
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) WAP
6 1 (1.64%) J2ME
6 1 (1.64%) J2EE
6 1 (1.64%) WCF
6 1 (1.64%) WPF
6 1 (1.64%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.20%) iPhone
3 5 (8.20%) iPad
4 3 (4.92%) Open Source
5 2 (3.28%) Equities
6 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.64%) Derivative
6 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.64%) Handset
6 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Apple iOS
1 6 (9.84%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Test Scripting
2 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.23%) Test Automation
3 16 (26.23%) TDD
3 16 (26.23%) Scrum
4 15 (24.59%) E-Commerce
5 11 (18.03%) BDD
6 9 (14.75%) Logistics
7 6 (9.84%) Kanban
7 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
9 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.92%) MVC
10 2 (3.28%) Low Latency
10 2 (3.28%) Stress Testing
10 2 (3.28%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) Java
2 13 (21.31%) Ruby
3 9 (14.75%) C#
4 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 6 (9.84%) Python
5 5 (8.20%) Groovy
6 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.64%) C++
8 1 (1.64%) VBScript
8 1 (1.64%) VB
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) ISEB
1 13 (21.31%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (50.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Informatica
2 1 (1.64%) Adobe
2 1 (1.64%) Sun
2 1 (1.64%) HP
2 1 (1.64%) Nokia
2 1 (1.64%) Siemens
2 1 (1.64%) Apple
2 1 (1.64%) Zend
2 1 (1.64%) Google
2 1 (1.64%) Cerillion
2 1 (1.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (1.64%) Rackspace
2 1 (1.64%) 29West
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