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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 171 204 195
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -9
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 29 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.44% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 28
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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 £295 £259 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £336 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
4414 5514 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.00% 76.07% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3286 4131 4389
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 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 21 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 47 (70.15%) Selenium
2 29 (43.28%) Java
3 28 (41.79%) QA
3 28 (41.79%) WebDriver
4 21 (31.34%) C#
5 20 (29.85%) Finance
6 19 (28.36%) E-Commerce
7 18 (26.87%) Scrum
7 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
7 18 (26.87%) Cucumber
8 17 (25.37%) TDD
8 17 (25.37%) BDD
9 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.90%) ISEB
11 13 (19.40%) Web Services
11 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
12 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
13 11 (16.42%) SQL
13 11 (16.42%) Retail
13 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
13 11 (16.42%) FitNesse
14 10 (14.93%) Logistics
14 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (13.43%) .NET
15 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
15 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
16 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
17 7 (10.45%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 (1.49%) Apache
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.49%) SAS
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (1.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.49%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Internet
1 1 (1.49%) 3G
1 1 (1.49%) 2G
1 1 (1.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.48%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.99%) Star Schema
4 2 (2.99%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 47 (70.15%) Selenium
2 28 (41.79%) WebDriver
3 18 (26.87%) Cucumber
4 11 (16.42%) FitNesse
5 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
6 9 (13.43%) SoapUI
7 6 (8.96%) JBehave
8 5 (7.46%) JMeter
9 4 (5.97%) JIRA
9 4 (5.97%) SpecFlow
10 3 (4.48%) eggPlant
11 2 (2.99%) LoadUI
11 2 (2.99%) Robotium
11 2 (2.99%) Calabash
11 2 (2.99%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.99%) Toad
12 1 (1.49%) TestDirector
12 1 (1.49%) Ant
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Retail
3 7 (10.45%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Front Office
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Tester
2 18 (26.87%) Developer
3 15 (22.39%) Analyst
3 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
4 14 (20.90%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) QA Tester
7 4 (5.97%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Selenium Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Agile Tester
8 3 (4.48%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Agile Tester
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Tester
9 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) Web Services
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
3 7 (10.45%) SOAP
4 6 (8.96%) REST
5 5 (7.46%) JSON
6 4 (5.97%) XML
7 3 (4.48%) HTML
8 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.99%) CSS
8 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.49%) Xamarin.iOS
9 1 (1.49%) JSP
9 1 (1.49%) J2EE
9 1 (1.49%) jQuery
9 1 (1.49%) J2ME
9 1 (1.49%) JMS
9 1 (1.49%) WAP
9 1 (1.49%) JMX
9 1 (1.49%) Spring
9 1 (1.49%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.97%) Open Source
4 2 (2.99%) Data Conversion
4 2 (2.99%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.99%) Equities
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.49%) Derivative
5 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) Handset
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Android
1 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) E-Commerce
2 18 (26.87%) Scrum
2 18 (26.87%) Test Automation
3 17 (25.37%) BDD
3 17 (25.37%) TDD
4 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (23.88%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.91%) Regression Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Logistics
7 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
8 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Kanban
9 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.97%) MVC
10 4 (5.97%) ETL
11 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (4.48%) Migration
11 3 (4.48%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) C#
3 11 (16.42%) SQL
4 3 (4.48%) Ruby
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) Groovy
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.90%) ISEB
2 13 (19.40%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (41.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.99%) Puppet
2 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.49%) Capistrano
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Informatica
3 2 (2.99%) Teradata
4 1 (1.49%) 29West
4 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Sun
4 1 (1.49%) HP
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