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 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
London / City of London
Rank 116 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 33 32 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.13% 1.00% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.15% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 64
Median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%

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
2475 2782 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.91% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 2201 3312
Median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 31
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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 February 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 26 February 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 70 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (42.71%) TDD
2 41 (42.71%) QA
3 39 (40.63%) Selenium
4 37 (38.54%) Java
5 34 (35.42%) Scrum
6 33 (34.38%) SQL
7 25 (26.04%) Git (software)
7 25 (26.04%) BDD
8 23 (23.96%) WebDriver
8 23 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (22.92%) Finance
10 21 (21.88%) Cucumber
11 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
12 18 (18.75%) JIRA
12 18 (18.75%) JavaScript
12 18 (18.75%) E-Commerce
13 16 (16.67%) Banking
13 16 (16.67%) Mobile App
14 15 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (15.63%) SDLC
14 15 (15.63%) Node.js
15 14 (14.58%) REST
15 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
15 14 (14.58%) Web Services
15 14 (14.58%) Jenkins
16 13 (13.54%) SOAP
16 13 (13.54%) HTML
16 13 (13.54%) Unit Testing
16 13 (13.54%) Apple iOS

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 7 (7.29%) Jetty
2 6 (6.25%) Confluence
3 4 (4.17%) Apache
4 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.08%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (1.04%) Drupal
6 1 (1.04%) nginx
6 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Loan IQ
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (9.38%) TestFlight
2 8 (8.33%) GitHub
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) DVB
2 1 (1.04%) FTP
2 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) Big Data
1 12 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 10 (10.42%) MySQL
3 9 (9.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (9.38%) CouchDB
3 9 (9.38%) SQLite
4 8 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.13%) HBase
7 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.13%) Spark SQL
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.04%) OLTP
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.04%) SQLPlus
9 1 (1.04%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 39 (40.63%) Selenium
2 25 (26.04%) Git (software)
3 23 (23.96%) WebDriver
4 21 (21.88%) Cucumber
5 18 (18.75%) JIRA
6 14 (14.58%) Jenkins
7 7 (7.29%) Maven
7 7 (7.29%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.25%) Appium
8 6 (6.25%) DbUnit
8 6 (6.25%) Robot Framework
8 6 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 5 (5.21%) Ant
9 5 (5.21%) JUnit
10 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (4.17%) Gerrit
10 4 (4.17%) HP UFT
10 4 (4.17%) Mockito
10 4 (4.17%) NUnit
10 4 (4.17%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (22.92%) Finance
2 16 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Front Office
3 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Advertising
4 3 (3.13%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Developer
2 23 (23.96%) QA Engineer
3 17 (17.71%) Senior Developer
4 14 (14.58%) Test Automation Developer
5 11 (11.46%) Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) QA Automation Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Test Engineer
7 9 (9.38%) Developer in Test
7 9 (9.38%) iOS Developer
7 9 (9.38%) Java Developer
8 8 (8.33%) Senior iOS Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Automation Tester
9 7 (7.29%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Senior QA Engineer
9 7 (7.29%) Tester
10 6 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
10 6 (6.25%) Test Analyst
10 6 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) Node.js
2 14 (14.58%) REST
2 14 (14.58%) Web Services
3 13 (13.54%) HTML
3 13 (13.54%) SOAP
4 12 (12.50%) XML
5 11 (11.46%) AngularJS
5 11 (11.46%) CSS
6 9 (9.38%) Cocoa
6 9 (9.38%) Cocoa Touch
7 8 (8.33%) .NET
8 7 (7.29%) JMS
8 7 (7.29%) Kafka
8 7 (7.29%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
9 5 (5.21%) React
10 4 (4.17%) CSS3
10 4 (4.17%) HTML5
10 4 (4.17%) React Native
10 4 (4.17%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) Fintech
2 5 (5.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 3 (3.13%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.08%) Equities
5 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) User Experience
6 1 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.04%) IPTV
6 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.04%) STB
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.04%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.54%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.46%) Unix
3 10 (10.42%) Linux
4 7 (7.29%) Windows
5 4 (4.17%) Android
5 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (42.71%) TDD
3 34 (35.42%) Scrum
4 25 (26.04%) BDD
5 23 (23.96%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (19.79%) Software Engineering
7 18 (18.75%) E-Commerce
8 15 (15.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (15.63%) SDLC
9 14 (14.58%) Automated Testing
10 13 (13.54%) Unit Testing
11 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
12 10 (10.42%) API Testing
12 10 (10.42%) Exploratory Testing
12 10 (10.42%) Pair Programming
13 9 (9.38%) iOS Development
13 9 (9.38%) Progressive Enhancement
13 9 (9.38%) QA Automation
14 8 (8.33%) Open Source
15 7 (7.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.54%) Java
2 33 (34.38%) SQL
3 18 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.46%) C#
5 10 (10.42%) Apple Swift
6 9 (9.38%) Objective-C
7 8 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 8 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 7 (7.29%) Python
8 7 (7.29%) Ruby
8 7 (7.29%) Scala
9 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.17%) Perl
11 3 (3.13%) C++
11 3 (3.13%) PHP
11 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.08%) VBScript
13 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) ISEB
4 1 (1.04%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (42.71%) QA
2 11 (11.46%) SDET
3 2 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 3 (3.13%) HDFS
2 1 (1.04%) iptables
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) HockeyApp
3 2 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (1.04%) Ansible
4 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (6.25%) HP
2 4 (4.17%) WorldPay
3 3 (3.13%) Apple
3 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.13%) Charles River
3 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.08%) Netezza
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.04%) ATG
5 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.04%) Sybase
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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