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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
London / City of London
Rank 136 136 165
Rank change year-on-year
0 +29
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 17 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.50% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.58% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 15
Median daily rate £413 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

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
2534 2571 4165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.93% 84.88% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2010 2018 3258
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 38
Median hourly rate £55.00 £29.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% +41.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 23 (57.50%) Selenium
2 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) Finance
4 11 (27.50%) QA
4 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (25.00%) Java
5 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
6 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
7 8 (20.00%) TDD
7 8 (20.00%) C#
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) BDD
8 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
8 7 (17.50%) ISEB
8 7 (17.50%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Banking
9 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.00%) SpecFlow
10 5 (12.50%) REST
10 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.50%) HTML
11 4 (10.00%) SOAP
11 4 (10.00%) Web Services
11 4 (10.00%) Python
11 4 (10.00%) SoapUI

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.00%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) DataStage
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 10 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
4 6 (15.00%) SpecFlow
5 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.50%) Appium
6 3 (7.50%) Hudson
6 3 (7.50%) Maven
6 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.00%) Ant
7 2 (5.00%) Geb
7 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 2 (5.00%) JBehave
8 1 (2.50%) CasperJS
8 1 (2.50%) Grunt
8 1 (2.50%) gulp
8 1 (2.50%) Mocha
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Games
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
1 9 (22.50%) Tester
2 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Test Leader
4 6 (15.00%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (7.50%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Java Web Developer
8 2 (5.00%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
1 5 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (10.00%) HTML5
2 4 (10.00%) SOAP
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) J2EE
3 2 (5.00%) Node.js
3 2 (5.00%) Spring
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.50%) CSS3
4 1 (2.50%) Express
4 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.50%) JSON
4 1 (2.50%) RESTful
4 1 (2.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.00%) Fintech
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) IVR
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Android
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
4 8 (20.00%) BDD
4 8 (20.00%) TDD
5 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Scrum
6 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Open Source
9 3 (7.50%) CRM
9 3 (7.50%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Kanban
9 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
10 2 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) C#
2 8 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) Python
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) ES6
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
2 3 (7.50%) SDET
3 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.50%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) Assembla
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.50%) GoldenSource
3 1 (2.50%) Green Hat
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) MuleSoft