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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 180 163 191
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +28
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.64% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.83% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £336 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.50
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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
4182 4595 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.07% 76.87% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3455 3705
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 81
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Selenium
3 12 (44.44%) Java
3 12 (44.44%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) QA
5 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
6 7 (25.93%) TDD
7 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (22.22%) JIRA
8 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (18.52%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) SOAP
9 4 (14.81%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) ISEB
9 4 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (14.81%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) BDD
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
9 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
9 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
9 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) JIRA
3 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (14.81%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.11%) Hudson
5 3 (11.11%) JUnit
6 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 2 (7.41%) JBehave
6 2 (7.41%) Calabash
6 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (7.41%) TestNG
6 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.70%) JMeter
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Integration Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Agile Tester
5 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) Backbone.js
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) Sass
3 1 (3.70%) LESS
3 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.70%) Spring
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 3 (11.11%) Equities
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
5 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Solaris
2 2 (7.41%) UNIX
2 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.41%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
3 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
4 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) BDD
5 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Build Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) Lua
4 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.41%) Scala
4 2 (7.41%) Groovy
5 1 (3.70%) Korn
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
1 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 19 days ago