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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 175 170 178
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 16 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.67% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.86% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £297 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
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 £42.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -
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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
4071 4772 4486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.48% 77.75% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3159 3443 3459
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 30 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) Selenium
3 17 (38.64%) Java
4 16 (36.36%) QA
5 15 (34.09%) SQL
6 13 (29.55%) Finance
7 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 9 (20.45%) JIRA
8 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
8 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
9 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (18.18%) TDD
9 8 (18.18%) C#
10 7 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (15.91%) BDD
11 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
11 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
11 6 (13.64%) Scrum
11 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
12 5 (11.36%) Android
12 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
12 5 (11.36%) Ruby
12 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
12 5 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (11.36%) HP
12 5 (11.36%) ISEB
12 5 (11.36%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) Drupal
2 1 (2.27%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Force.com
2 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) MySQL
1 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (4.55%) Big Data
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Selenium
2 9 (20.45%) WebDriver
2 9 (20.45%) Cucumber
2 9 (20.45%) JIRA
3 7 (15.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (11.36%) JUnit
4 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
4 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
5 4 (9.09%) Calabash
5 4 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 4 (9.09%) Subversion
5 4 (9.09%) Hudson
6 3 (6.82%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.55%) JBehave
7 2 (4.55%) Robotium
7 2 (4.55%) Jasmine
7 2 (4.55%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.55%) TestNG
7 2 (4.55%) Maven
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Tester
3 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Automation Tester
5 5 (11.36%) Developer
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.82%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.82%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior QA Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Tester
8 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Integration Tester
8 2 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) SAP Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.55%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
3 3 (6.82%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) HTML
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.55%) REST
5 1 (2.27%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.27%) Sass
5 1 (2.27%) LESS
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) WPF
5 1 (2.27%) jQuery
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
5 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) LAMP
5 1 (2.27%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 5 (11.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.82%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.82%) Equities
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Open Source
4 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
1 5 (11.36%) Android
2 4 (9.09%) UNIX
3 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.55%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
3 8 (18.18%) TDD
4 7 (15.91%) BDD
5 6 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.64%) Scrum
6 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Integration Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.82%) CRM
7 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) OO
8 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Use Case
8 2 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 8 (18.18%) C#
4 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.36%) Ruby
5 3 (6.82%) Groovy
6 2 (4.55%) Scala
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) Lua
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) VBScript
6 2 (4.55%) VBA
7 1 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.27%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) Korn
7 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) ISEB
1 5 (11.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) SAP
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) Infragistics
4 1 (2.27%) ATG
4 1 (2.27%) Perforce
4 1 (2.27%) hybris
4 1 (2.27%) Demandware
4 1 (2.27%) Apple
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