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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 152 156 186
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +30
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 48 76 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 1.03% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.36% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 33
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £346 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £500 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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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
4422 5597 5890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.06% 76.06% 75.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3282 4197 4388
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 71 91
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 74 (48.37%) TDD
2 72 (47.06%) Java
3 67 (43.79%) BDD
4 66 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (42.48%) Selenium
6 58 (37.91%) Cucumber
7 54 (35.29%) QA
8 48 (31.37%) SQL
9 45 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (28.76%) Web Services
11 36 (23.53%) Ruby
12 35 (22.88%) Finance
12 35 (22.88%) Scrum
13 34 (22.22%) WebDriver
14 33 (21.57%) C#
15 28 (18.30%) XML
16 25 (16.34%) Banking
16 25 (16.34%) Software Engineering
16 25 (16.34%) Apple iOS
17 23 (15.03%) .NET
18 22 (14.38%) Mobile App
19 21 (13.73%) Android
20 20 (13.07%) SOAP
21 19 (12.42%) Test Scripting
21 19 (12.42%) User Acceptance Testing
21 19 (12.42%) JSON
21 19 (12.42%) Test Strategy
21 19 (12.42%) Jenkins
22 18 (11.76%) Degree
22 18 (11.76%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.88%) Node.js
2 4 (2.61%) Confluence
3 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.65%) Mingle
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle TCA
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.31%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.15%) HTTP
2 3 (1.96%) SSL
2 3 (1.96%) Internet
2 3 (1.96%) Network Security
3 2 (1.31%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.31%) DNS
3 2 (1.31%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) 4G
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) SNMP
4 1 (0.65%) LAN
4 1 (0.65%) WAN
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) 2G
4 1 (0.65%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.23%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.92%) MySQL
3 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.61%) Big Data
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.31%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.31%) DB2
6 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (42.48%) Selenium
2 58 (37.91%) Cucumber
3 34 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 19 (12.42%) Jenkins
5 17 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (11.11%) JBehave
6 16 (10.46%) Calabash
6 16 (10.46%) Git (software)
6 16 (10.46%) WATIR
7 15 (9.80%) JIRA
8 13 (8.50%) SoapUI
9 12 (7.84%) Robotium
10 10 (6.54%) Visual Studio
11 9 (5.88%) TeamCity
12 8 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (5.23%) FitNesse
12 8 (5.23%) JUnit
12 8 (5.23%) eggPlant
12 8 (5.23%) Hudson
13 7 (4.58%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (22.88%) Finance
2 25 (16.34%) Banking
3 12 (7.84%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.27%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Legal
5 3 (1.96%) Local Government
6 2 (1.31%) Advertising
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (25.49%) Tester
1 39 (25.49%) Analyst
2 35 (22.88%) Test Analyst
3 31 (20.26%) Developer
4 22 (14.38%) Automation Tester
5 10 (6.54%) Test Leader
5 10 (6.54%) QA Engineer
5 10 (6.54%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.23%) Software Developer
6 8 (5.23%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.58%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.58%) QA Tester
7 7 (4.58%) QA Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.92%) iOS Developer
8 6 (3.92%) Mobile Tester
9 5 (3.27%) QA Specialist
9 5 (3.27%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (3.27%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.76%) Web Services
2 28 (18.30%) XML
3 23 (15.03%) .NET
4 20 (13.07%) SOAP
5 19 (12.42%) JSON
6 12 (7.84%) REST
7 10 (6.54%) RESTful
8 9 (5.88%) Sass
9 8 (5.23%) HTML
10 6 (3.92%) Spring
10 6 (3.92%) Mustache
11 5 (3.27%) MSMQ
11 5 (3.27%) CSS
11 5 (3.27%) JMX
12 4 (2.61%) XSLT
13 3 (1.96%) HTML5
13 3 (1.96%) CSS3
13 3 (1.96%) Spring MVC
13 3 (1.96%) Grails
14 2 (1.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.38%) Mobile App
2 16 (10.46%) Open Source
2 16 (10.46%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (5.23%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.27%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.27%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.61%) Data Conversion
6 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.61%) GIS
6 4 (2.61%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.96%) STB
8 2 (1.31%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.31%) Handset
8 2 (1.31%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.65%) iPad
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.34%) Apple iOS
2 21 (13.73%) Android
3 12 (7.84%) Linux
4 9 (5.88%) Windows
5 4 (2.61%) UNIX
5 4 (2.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (48.37%) TDD
2 67 (43.79%) BDD
3 66 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (22.88%) Scrum
6 25 (16.34%) Software Engineering
7 19 (12.42%) Test Scripting
7 19 (12.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (12.42%) Test Strategy
8 18 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 17 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 15 (9.80%) Automated Testing
10 15 (9.80%) Integration Testing
11 13 (8.50%) OO
11 13 (8.50%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.84%) Kanban
12 12 (7.84%) Software Testing
13 11 (7.19%) Test Management
14 10 (6.54%) User Stories
15 9 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.06%) Java
2 48 (31.37%) SQL
3 36 (23.53%) Ruby
4 33 (21.57%) C#
5 13 (8.50%) Groovy
6 10 (6.54%) Objective-C
7 9 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.88%) Python
8 3 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.96%) C++
8 3 (1.96%) Perl
8 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.31%) PHP
9 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.65%) Golang
10 1 (0.65%) C
10 1 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (11.76%) Degree
2 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.92%) ISEB
3 5 (3.27%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.65%) AppManager
Vendors
1 10 (6.54%) Oracle
2 8 (5.23%) HP
3 5 (3.27%) Sybase
3 5 (3.27%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.61%) Informatica
5 2 (1.31%) Teradata
5 2 (1.31%) Apple
6 1 (0.65%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook
6 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe
6 1 (0.65%) Sun
6 1 (0.65%) NetIQ
6 1 (0.65%) Telerik
6 1 (0.65%) Google
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
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