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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 174 203 194
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 29 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.44% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 25
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£452 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 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 18 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 39 (62.90%) Selenium
2 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) QA
4 23 (37.10%) Java
5 22 (35.48%) C#
5 22 (35.48%) Finance
5 22 (35.48%) WebDriver
6 21 (33.87%) BDD
7 19 (30.65%) TDD
8 18 (29.03%) Scrum
8 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
8 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
9 12 (19.35%) SQL
10 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.74%) FitNesse
11 10 (16.13%) .NET
11 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
11 10 (16.13%) Web Services
11 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
11 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.90%) Test Scripting
12 8 (12.90%) Kanban
13 7 (11.29%) ISEB
13 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
13 7 (11.29%) Android
13 7 (11.29%) Apple iOS
13 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
13 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
14 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 (1.61%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.61%) Drupal
1 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.61%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.23%) Star Schema
3 2 (3.23%) DB2
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 39 (62.90%) Selenium
2 22 (35.48%) WebDriver
3 18 (29.03%) Cucumber
4 11 (17.74%) FitNesse
5 10 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (16.13%) Visual Studio
6 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
7 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow
7 6 (9.68%) JBehave
7 6 (9.68%) JIRA
8 4 (6.45%) JMeter
9 3 (4.84%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (4.84%) MSTest
10 2 (3.23%) Calabash
10 2 (3.23%) eggPlant
10 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.23%) LoadUI
10 2 (3.23%) Subversion
10 2 (3.23%) Robotium
11 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Advertising
5 1 (1.61%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.61%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) Tester
2 16 (25.81%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Automation Tester
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (6.45%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Agile Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) .NET
1 10 (16.13%) Web Services
2 6 (9.68%) SOAP
3 5 (8.06%) REST
3 5 (8.06%) JSON
4 4 (6.45%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) Spring MVC
5 3 (4.84%) XML
6 2 (3.23%) HTML
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.61%) Xamarin.iOS
7 1 (1.61%) JMS
7 1 (1.61%) JMX
7 1 (1.61%) J2EE
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.61%) CSS
7 1 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) Open Source
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Derivative
4 2 (3.23%) Data Conversion
4 2 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) iPad
5 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Android
1 7 (11.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.87%) BDD
3 19 (30.65%) TDD
4 18 (29.03%) Scrum
4 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
5 10 (16.13%) E-Commerce
6 8 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 8 (12.90%) Kanban
7 7 (11.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.68%) MVC
9 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
9 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
9 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.84%) Migration
11 3 (4.84%) ETL
11 3 (4.84%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) Java
2 22 (35.48%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) Delphi
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) ISEB
2 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.84%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.71%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) HP
4 2 (3.23%) Informatica
4 2 (3.23%) Teradata
5 1 (1.61%) 29West
5 1 (1.61%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.61%) Sybase
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) Apple
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