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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
London / City of London
Rank 139 137 173
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +36
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 16 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.58% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 15
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £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 - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
2501 2769 4247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.75% 86.75% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1984 2201 3314
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 £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 20 (50.00%) Selenium
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Finance
3 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 11 (27.50%) QA
4 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (22.50%) Banking
5 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
5 9 (22.50%) C#
6 7 (17.50%) Java
6 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 7 (17.50%) ISEB
6 7 (17.50%) TDD
6 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
6 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
6 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
6 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
7 6 (15.00%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) HTML
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.50%) SOAP
8 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
8 5 (12.50%) REST
8 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.00%) HTML5

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 3 (7.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) 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 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) DataStage
4 1 (2.50%) Essbase
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
3 7 (17.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
5 4 (10.00%) Maven
6 3 (7.50%) Ant
6 3 (7.50%) Appium
6 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.00%) Geb
7 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
7 2 (5.00%) Hudson
7 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.00%) Xcode
8 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.50%) JBehave
8 1 (2.50%) Subversion
8 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Analyst
1 9 (22.50%) Test Leader
2 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
5 5 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) QA Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) HTML
1 5 (12.50%) REST
1 5 (12.50%) SOAP
2 4 (10.00%) HTML5
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (5.00%) CSS
4 2 (5.00%) J2EE
4 2 (5.00%) Node.js
4 2 (5.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) Express
5 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.50%) Redux
5 1 (2.50%) Sass
5 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Fintech
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) IVR
3 1 (2.50%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Functional Testing
4 7 (17.50%) TDD
4 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (15.00%) BDD
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
7 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.00%) API Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Build Automation
9 2 (5.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.50%) ES6
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) SDET
3 1 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.50%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HockeyApp
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Apple
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Assembla
3 1 (2.50%) GoldenSource
3 1 (2.50%) Green Hat
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM