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 22 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
London / City of London
Rank 108 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 45 33 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.55% 1.07% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.26% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 76
Median daily rate £475 £420 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £351 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
2490 2613 4166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.04% 84.87% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2051 3273
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 £360 £317 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 36
Median hourly rate £55.00 £28.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.42% +36.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 January 2017, 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 78 (72.90%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) TDD
3 48 (44.86%) Java
4 44 (41.12%) Selenium
5 43 (40.19%) Scrum
6 40 (37.38%) QA
7 39 (36.45%) SQL
8 31 (28.97%) Git (software)
9 29 (27.10%) BDD
10 28 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (24.30%) Cucumber
12 24 (22.43%) WebDriver
12 24 (22.43%) Finance
13 23 (21.50%) Software Engineering
14 20 (18.69%) Banking
15 19 (17.76%) JIRA
15 19 (17.76%) Jenkins
16 18 (16.82%) REST
16 18 (16.82%) Web Services
17 17 (15.89%) JavaScript
17 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
18 16 (14.95%) SDLC
18 16 (14.95%) Node.js
18 16 (14.95%) SOAP
18 16 (14.95%) Automated Testing
19 15 (14.02%) MongoDB
19 15 (14.02%) HTML
19 15 (14.02%) Big Data
19 15 (14.02%) Mobile App
19 15 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery

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 8 (7.48%) Jetty
2 6 (5.61%) Apache
2 6 (5.61%) Confluence
3 5 (4.67%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.87%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (9.35%) TestFlight
2 7 (6.54%) GitHub
3 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.87%) FTP
2 1 (0.93%) DVB
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) Big Data
1 15 (14.02%) MongoDB
2 11 (10.28%) MySQL
3 10 (9.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (9.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (9.35%) CouchDB
3 10 (9.35%) SQLite
4 8 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.67%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.67%) HBase
5 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.67%) Spark SQL
6 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.87%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.93%) OLTP
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.93%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 44 (41.12%) Selenium
2 31 (28.97%) Git (software)
3 26 (24.30%) Cucumber
4 24 (22.43%) WebDriver
5 19 (17.76%) Jenkins
5 19 (17.76%) JIRA
6 12 (11.21%) Maven
7 9 (8.41%) SoapUI
8 7 (6.54%) JUnit
9 6 (5.61%) Appium
9 6 (5.61%) DbUnit
9 6 (5.61%) JMeter
9 6 (5.61%) NUnit
9 6 (5.61%) Robot Framework
10 5 (4.67%) Ant
10 5 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.67%) HP UFT
10 5 (4.67%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.67%) Subversion
11 4 (3.74%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (22.43%) Finance
2 20 (18.69%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Front Office
4 4 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Advertising
5 3 (2.80%) Games
5 3 (2.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Developer
2 22 (20.56%) QA Engineer
2 22 (20.56%) Senior Developer
3 17 (15.89%) Test Automation Developer
4 15 (14.02%) Developer in Test
5 12 (11.21%) Java Developer
5 12 (11.21%) Test Engineer
6 11 (10.28%) Analyst
6 11 (10.28%) Tester
7 10 (9.35%) iOS Developer
7 10 (9.35%) Senior iOS Developer
8 9 (8.41%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Automation Tester
8 9 (8.41%) QA Automation Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Senior Java Developer
9 8 (7.48%) Senior QA Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (5.61%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (5.61%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.82%) REST
1 18 (16.82%) Web Services
2 16 (14.95%) Node.js
2 16 (14.95%) SOAP
3 15 (14.02%) HTML
4 13 (12.15%) XML
5 12 (11.21%) AngularJS
6 11 (10.28%) CSS
7 10 (9.35%) Cocoa
7 10 (9.35%) Cocoa Touch
7 10 (9.35%) Kafka
8 9 (8.41%) .NET
8 9 (8.41%) JMS
9 8 (7.48%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (5.61%) HTML5
11 5 (4.67%) Akka
11 5 (4.67%) Gherkin
11 5 (4.67%) JSON
11 5 (4.67%) React
11 5 (4.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.54%) Fintech
2 7 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (5.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.74%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.80%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.87%) Equities
7 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) IPTV
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) PDA
8 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.15%) Linux
2 12 (11.21%) Apple iOS
2 12 (11.21%) Unix
3 9 (8.41%) Windows
4 5 (4.67%) Android
4 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (72.90%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (46.73%) TDD
3 43 (40.19%) Scrum
4 29 (27.10%) BDD
5 28 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (21.50%) Software Engineering
7 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
8 16 (14.95%) Automated Testing
8 16 (14.95%) SDLC
9 15 (14.02%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
11 13 (12.15%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (11.21%) Open Source
13 11 (10.28%) Pair Programming
14 10 (9.35%) API Testing
14 10 (9.35%) iOS Development
14 10 (9.35%) Progressive Enhancement
14 10 (9.35%) Test Scripting
15 9 (8.41%) QA Automation
16 8 (7.48%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.86%) Java
2 39 (36.45%) SQL
3 17 (15.89%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.15%) C#
5 10 (9.35%) Apple Swift
5 10 (9.35%) Objective-C
5 10 (9.35%) Scala
6 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
6 9 (8.41%) Ruby
7 8 (7.48%) Python
7 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.67%) Perl
8 5 (4.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.74%) PHP
9 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.80%) C++
10 3 (2.80%) VBScript
11 2 (1.87%) C
12 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.61%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.74%) ISEB
4 3 (2.80%) Degree
4 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (37.38%) QA
2 15 (14.02%) SDET
3 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.87%) WCAG
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 5 (4.67%) HDFS
2 1 (0.93%) iptables
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (7.48%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.80%) Puppet
3 2 (1.87%) Graphite
3 2 (1.87%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.93%) Ansible
4 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (6.54%) HP
2 4 (3.74%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
2 4 (3.74%) WorldPay
3 3 (2.80%) Charles River
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle
4 2 (1.87%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.87%) Netezza
5 1 (0.93%) Apple
5 1 (0.93%) ATG
5 1 (0.93%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) Sybase
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Benefits
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