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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 186 171 202
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +31
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 12 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.69% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 17
Average daily rate
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£406 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £295 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £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
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) QA
5 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 6 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
6 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
6 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (16.67%) UNIX
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) TDD
7 4 (16.67%) Scrum
8 3 (12.50%) Ruby
8 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) SOAP
8 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Build Automation
9 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
9 2 (8.33%) RSpec

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.33%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (20.83%) SpecFlow
3 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 2 (8.33%) RSpec
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.17%) Capybara
5 1 (4.17%) Gradle
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) Calabash
5 1 (4.17%) Spock
5 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.17%) JMeter
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) WATIR
5 1 (4.17%) RubyGems
5 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Tester
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Automation Tester
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Java Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Test Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.17%) Equities
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Build Automation
7 2 (8.33%) SDLC
7 2 (8.33%) Open Source
7 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) MVC
8 1 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) VBScript
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) Lua
6 1 (4.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) WorldPay
3 1 (4.17%) Siebel
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago