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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 140 170 178
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +8
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 13 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.43% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 22
Average daily rate £375 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
Automation Testing
London

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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 9 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Selenium
4 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
4 8 (20.51%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) ISEB
5 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
5 7 (17.95%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 6 (15.38%) BDD
6 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
6 6 (15.38%) QA
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 6 (15.38%) C#
6 6 (15.38%) .NET
6 6 (15.38%) Web Services
7 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
7 5 (12.82%) Finance
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
7 5 (12.82%) Load Testing

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
1 3 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Cucumber
1 8 (20.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.26%) JIRA
3 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.69%) Appium
4 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) Protractor
5 2 (5.13%) WATIR
6 1 (2.56%) Capybara
6 1 (2.56%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.56%) JBehave
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) Maven
6 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Billing
2 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Tester
2 12 (30.77%) Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Test Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Automation Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Applications Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Mobile Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) iOS Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Performance Test Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Integration Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
1 6 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) JSP
5 1 (2.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
2 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) IVR
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Smartcard
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Android
1 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (23.08%) Performance Testing
3 9 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Defect Management
4 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Data Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Load Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) User Stories
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (10.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) PHP
4 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) ISEB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Siebel
2 2 (5.13%) WorldPay
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
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