The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 102 137 136
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 64 76 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.88% 1.28% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.59% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 64 49
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
Test Automation
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
2908 4779 4673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.45% 80.70% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 3787 3469
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Automation
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 Test Automation across the City of London region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the City of London region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 83 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.38%) Selenium
3 57 (43.85%) Java
4 55 (42.31%) TDD
5 51 (39.23%) BDD
6 41 (31.54%) QA
6 41 (31.54%) WebDriver
6 41 (31.54%) Finance
7 38 (29.23%) Web Services
8 36 (27.69%) Scrum
9 35 (26.92%) SQL
10 31 (23.85%) Cucumber
11 30 (23.08%) Banking
12 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
12 28 (21.54%) REST
13 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (20.00%) SOAP
15 23 (17.69%) Exploratory Testing
16 21 (16.15%) Apple iOS
16 21 (16.15%) JavaScript
16 21 (16.15%) Software Engineering
17 20 (15.38%) JSON
17 20 (15.38%) C#
18 19 (14.62%) HTML
18 19 (14.62%) MySQL
18 19 (14.62%) XML
18 19 (14.62%) .NET
18 19 (14.62%) JIRA
18 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
19 18 (13.85%) AngularJS

Test Automation
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 14 (10.77%) Jetty
2 11 (8.46%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.92%) nginx
4 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) Drupal
6 1 (0.77%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (8.46%) TestFlight
2 6 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.77%) GitHub
4 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.77%) DVB
2 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.77%) SNMP
2 1 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) MySQL
2 17 (13.08%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 11 (8.46%) CouchDB
3 11 (8.46%) SQLite
4 8 (6.15%) Apache Hive
4 8 (6.15%) Impala
4 8 (6.15%) Neo4j
4 8 (6.15%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.08%) MS Access
6 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.31%) Big Data
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.54%) HPCC
8 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.77%) OLTP
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.77%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 59 (45.38%) Selenium
2 41 (31.54%) WebDriver
3 31 (23.85%) Cucumber
4 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
5 19 (14.62%) JIRA
6 17 (13.08%) TeamCity
7 16 (12.31%) JUnit
8 10 (7.69%) Appium
9 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
10 8 (6.15%) JMeter
10 8 (6.15%) Xcode
11 7 (5.38%) Capybara
11 7 (5.38%) MSBuild
11 7 (5.38%) NeoLoad
11 7 (5.38%) SpecFlow
11 7 (5.38%) Zephyr
12 6 (4.62%) NUnit
12 6 (4.62%) SoapUI
12 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 41 (31.54%) Finance
2 30 (23.08%) Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Investment Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Retail
4 6 (4.62%) Front Office
5 3 (2.31%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Law
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (43.08%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.85%) QA Engineer
4 15 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) Tester
6 12 (9.23%) Developer in Test
7 11 (8.46%) Automation Tester
7 11 (8.46%) iOS Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Analyst
8 10 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
8 10 (7.69%) Test Analyst
9 9 (6.92%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (6.92%) QA Test Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Senior QA Engineer
9 9 (6.92%) Senior Test Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) C# Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Java Automation Tester
10 7 (5.38%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.23%) Web Services
2 28 (21.54%) REST
3 26 (20.00%) SOAP
4 20 (15.38%) JSON
5 19 (14.62%) .NET
5 19 (14.62%) HTML
5 19 (14.62%) XML
6 18 (13.85%) AngularJS
7 17 (13.08%) Spring
8 15 (11.54%) CSS
9 13 (10.00%) CSS3
9 13 (10.00%) HTML5
9 13 (10.00%) Node.js
10 10 (7.69%) Cocoa
10 10 (7.69%) Cocoa Touch
11 9 (6.92%) GWT
11 9 (6.92%) Struts
11 9 (6.92%) Struts2
12 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
12 8 (6.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.85%) Swaptions
4 4 (3.08%) iPhone
5 3 (2.31%) Fintech
6 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.54%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.54%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Biometrics
7 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) DTCC
7 1 (0.77%) Equities
7 1 (0.77%) IPTV
7 1 (0.77%) STB
7 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.15%) Apple iOS
2 15 (11.54%) Android
3 10 (7.69%) Unix
4 9 (6.92%) Windows
5 7 (5.38%) Linux
6 4 (3.08%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.31%) TDD
3 51 (39.23%) BDD
4 36 (27.69%) Scrum
5 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (17.69%) Exploratory Testing
7 21 (16.15%) Software Engineering
8 17 (13.08%) Functional Testing
8 17 (13.08%) SDLC
9 16 (12.31%) Unit Testing
10 15 (11.54%) OO
11 14 (10.77%) Automated Testing
11 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
11 14 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (10.00%) Agile Testing
12 13 (10.00%) OOP
13 12 (9.23%) DevOps
14 11 (8.46%) Defect Management
14 11 (8.46%) iOS Development
14 11 (8.46%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.85%) Java
2 35 (26.92%) SQL
3 21 (16.15%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.38%) C#
5 16 (12.31%) Apple Swift
6 13 (10.00%) Objective-C
7 10 (7.69%) Python
7 10 (7.69%) Ruby
8 9 (6.92%) Scala
9 6 (4.62%) C++
10 5 (3.85%) Clojure
10 5 (3.85%) VBA
10 5 (3.85%) XAML
11 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.54%) C
12 2 (1.54%) PHP
12 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.54%) VB
13 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.46%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.15%) ISEB
5 5 (3.85%) Degree
6 4 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (31.54%) QA
2 12 (9.23%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Docker
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.77%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.54%) Ansible
2 2 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (13.08%) Oracle
2 8 (6.15%) HP
3 6 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.31%) Twitter
5 2 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (0.77%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.77%) Facebook
6 1 (0.77%) Google
6 1 (0.77%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.77%) Huawei
6 1 (0.77%) Informatica
6 1 (0.77%) Nokia
6 1 (0.77%) Rally
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.77%) Siebel
6 1 (0.77%) Sun
6 1 (0.77%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.77%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.77%) WorldPay
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