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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 112 134 157
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 60 75 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.73% 1.39% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.69% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 33
Median daily rate £475 £469 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £583 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -18.33%
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
2992 4445 4715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.40% 82.33% 79.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2403 3507 3499
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 46
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.01 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 88 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (45.59%) Java
3 60 (44.12%) TDD
3 60 (44.12%) Selenium
4 55 (40.44%) BDD
5 42 (30.88%) Scrum
6 41 (30.15%) QA
7 40 (29.41%) Finance
7 40 (29.41%) Web Services
8 38 (27.94%) WebDriver
9 34 (25.00%) SQL
10 32 (23.53%) Banking
10 32 (23.53%) Git (software)
10 32 (23.53%) Cucumber
11 31 (22.79%) REST
12 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (21.32%) SOAP
13 25 (18.38%) Software Engineering
14 24 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
15 22 (16.18%) C#
16 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
16 20 (14.71%) MySQL
16 20 (14.71%) MongoDB
16 20 (14.71%) Apple iOS
17 19 (13.97%) JSON
17 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
18 18 (13.24%) JIRA
18 18 (13.24%) HTML
18 18 (13.24%) XML
18 18 (13.24%) JUnit

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 (10.29%) Jetty
2 11 (8.09%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.62%) nginx
4 4 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.47%) Apache
5 2 (1.47%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.47%) Drupal
5 2 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.74%) Confluence
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.94%) MS Office
3 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (8.82%) TestFlight
2 6 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) GitHub
4 1 (0.74%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (0.74%) DVB
2 1 (0.74%) FTP
2 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.74%) SNMP
2 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.71%) MongoDB
1 20 (14.71%) MySQL
2 12 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (8.82%) CouchDB
2 12 (8.82%) SQLite
3 10 (7.35%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 8 (5.88%) Impala
4 8 (5.88%) Neo4j
4 8 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.41%) Big Data
6 4 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.94%) MS Access
6 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.47%) HBase
8 2 (1.47%) HPCC
8 2 (1.47%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.74%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 60 (44.12%) Selenium
2 38 (27.94%) WebDriver
3 32 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 32 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 18 (13.24%) JIRA
4 18 (13.24%) JUnit
5 13 (9.56%) TeamCity
6 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
6 11 (8.09%) JMeter
7 10 (7.35%) Appium
8 9 (6.62%) NeoLoad
9 8 (5.88%) Maven
9 8 (5.88%) NUnit
9 8 (5.88%) SoapUI
9 8 (5.88%) Xcode
10 7 (5.15%) Capybara
10 7 (5.15%) MSBuild
10 7 (5.15%) SpecFlow
10 7 (5.15%) Zephyr
11 6 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (29.41%) Finance
2 32 (23.53%) Banking
3 9 (6.62%) Retail
4 8 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 7 (5.15%) Front Office
6 3 (2.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.47%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (47.06%) Developer
2 24 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 19 (13.97%) QA Engineer
3 19 (13.97%) Senior Developer
4 16 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 16 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 15 (11.03%) Tester
6 12 (8.82%) iOS Developer
6 12 (8.82%) Senior iOS Developer
7 10 (7.35%) Automation Tester
7 10 (7.35%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 9 (6.62%) QA Test Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Senior QA Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.88%) QA Automation Engineer
9 8 (5.88%) Test Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (29.41%) Web Services
2 31 (22.79%) REST
3 29 (21.32%) SOAP
4 19 (13.97%) JSON
5 18 (13.24%) AngularJS
5 18 (13.24%) HTML
5 18 (13.24%) XML
6 17 (12.50%) .NET
6 17 (12.50%) Spring
7 15 (11.03%) CSS
8 14 (10.29%) HTML5
9 13 (9.56%) CSS3
9 13 (9.56%) Node.js
10 12 (8.82%) Cocoa
10 12 (8.82%) Cocoa Touch
11 9 (6.62%) GWT
11 9 (6.62%) Struts
11 9 (6.62%) Struts2
12 8 (5.88%) JDBC
12 8 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.68%) Fintech
3 5 (3.68%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.68%) Swaptions
4 4 (2.94%) iPhone
5 3 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.47%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.74%) DTCC
7 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.74%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.74%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.74%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.71%) Apple iOS
2 12 (8.82%) Android
3 11 (8.09%) Windows
4 10 (7.35%) Unix
5 8 (5.88%) Linux
6 4 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.47%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (44.12%) TDD
3 55 (40.44%) BDD
4 42 (30.88%) Scrum
5 29 (21.32%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (18.38%) Software Engineering
7 24 (17.65%) Exploratory Testing
8 18 (13.24%) SDLC
9 17 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 17 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 16 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 15 (11.03%) E-Commerce
12 14 (10.29%) OO
12 14 (10.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.56%) Agile Testing
13 13 (9.56%) OOP
14 12 (8.82%) DevOps
14 12 (8.82%) iOS Development
14 12 (8.82%) Progressive Enhancement
15 11 (8.09%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (45.59%) Java
2 34 (25.00%) SQL
3 22 (16.18%) C#
4 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.50%) Apple Swift
6 14 (10.29%) Objective-C
7 11 (8.09%) Ruby
7 11 (8.09%) Scala
8 9 (6.62%) Python
9 7 (5.15%) C++
10 5 (3.68%) Clojure
10 5 (3.68%) XAML
11 4 (2.94%) VBA
12 3 (2.21%) C
12 3 (2.21%) PHP
12 3 (2.21%) VB
13 2 (1.47%) Perl
13 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.47%) VBScript
14 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) DV Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.88%) ISEB
4 6 (4.41%) Degree
5 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (30.15%) QA
2 16 (11.76%) SDET
3 1 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (1.47%) HDFS
2 1 (0.74%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.74%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) Graphite
2 2 (1.47%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (5.15%) HP
3 5 (3.68%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.21%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.47%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.47%) IBM
5 2 (1.47%) Twitter
6 1 (0.74%) Ericsson
6 1 (0.74%) Google
6 1 (0.74%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.74%) Huawei
6 1 (0.74%) Informatica
6 1 (0.74%) Nokia
6 1 (0.74%) Rally
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.74%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.74%) WorldPay
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