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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 141 139 177
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +38
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 26 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.82% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.76% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 24
Median daily rate £413 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £260 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
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%
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
2769 2898 4643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.99% 84.07% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2193 2324 3635
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 £363 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 2016, 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 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (54.55%) Selenium
3 17 (38.64%) Finance
4 14 (31.82%) Java
5 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 11 (25.00%) QA
7 10 (22.73%) TDD
7 10 (22.73%) BDD
8 9 (20.45%) Banking
8 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
8 9 (20.45%) C#
9 8 (18.18%) SQL
9 8 (18.18%) SOAP
9 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 8 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
9 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
10 7 (15.91%) REST
10 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Open Source
10 7 (15.91%) Maven
11 6 (13.64%) ISEB
11 6 (13.64%) Scrum
11 6 (13.64%) Web Services
11 6 (13.64%) Ant
11 6 (13.64%) J2EE
11 6 (13.64%) JBoss
11 6 (13.64%) Python
11 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.64%) Web Development

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 6 (13.64%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.55%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Big Data
3 1 (2.27%) DataStage
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (54.55%) Selenium
2 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 8 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 8 (18.18%) SoapUI
3 8 (18.18%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.91%) Maven
5 6 (13.64%) Ant
5 6 (13.64%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.55%) Appium
7 2 (4.55%) Hudson
7 2 (4.55%) JBehave
7 2 (4.55%) JIRA
8 1 (2.27%) Android Studio
8 1 (2.27%) CasperJS
8 1 (2.27%) Geb
8 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.27%) Protractor
8 1 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (38.64%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Tester
2 7 (15.91%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Test Leader
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Automation Tester
3 6 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Java Web Developer
3 6 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.36%) J2EE Web Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Java/J2EE Web Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) SOAP
2 7 (15.91%) REST
3 6 (13.64%) J2EE
3 6 (13.64%) Spring
3 6 (13.64%) Web Services
4 4 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (6.82%) .NET
5 3 (6.82%) HTML5
6 2 (4.55%) XML
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.27%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.27%) CSS
7 1 (2.27%) CSS3
7 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (2.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (2.27%) JSON
7 1 (2.27%) Node.js
7 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.82%) STB
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) IVR
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) BDD
2 10 (22.73%) TDD
3 9 (20.45%) Automated Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
5 7 (15.91%) Open Source
6 6 (13.64%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 6 (13.64%) Web Development
7 4 (9.09%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.82%) CRM
8 3 (6.82%) Manual Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Mobile Development
8 3 (6.82%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) Java
2 9 (20.45%) C#
3 8 (18.18%) SQL
4 6 (13.64%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) SDET
3 1 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.27%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Apple
4 1 (2.27%) Assembla
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.27%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.27%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.27%) WorldPay