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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 120 110 120
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 33 80 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.05% 1.56% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.92% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 66 72
Average daily rate £413 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £344 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) BDD
3 40 (47.62%) Java
4 39 (46.43%) Selenium
5 29 (34.52%) Scrum
6 26 (30.95%) TDD
6 26 (30.95%) QA
6 26 (30.95%) Cucumber
7 25 (29.76%) SQL
8 23 (27.38%) C#
8 23 (27.38%) Apple iOS
8 23 (27.38%) Mobile App
9 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (23.81%) Android
11 18 (21.43%) WebDriver
12 17 (20.24%) Finance
12 17 (20.24%) .NET
13 16 (19.05%) Open Source
13 16 (19.05%) SpecFlow
14 15 (17.86%) Appium
14 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
14 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
15 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
16 12 (14.29%) ISEB
16 12 (14.29%) Web Services
16 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
16 12 (14.29%) REST
17 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (13.10%) JIRA
17 11 (13.10%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (4.76%) Node.js
2 3 (3.57%) JBoss
3 2 (2.38%) Jetty
3 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Confluence
4 1 (1.19%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Project
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) GitHub
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.19%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) SQLite
3 4 (4.76%) MySQL
4 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.38%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.19%) DB2
6 1 (1.19%) GIS
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.19%) OLAP
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.19%) QlikView
6 1 (1.19%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 39 (46.43%) Selenium
2 26 (30.95%) Cucumber
3 18 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 16 (19.05%) SpecFlow
5 15 (17.86%) Appium
5 15 (17.86%) Git (software)
6 11 (13.10%) JIRA
7 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (10.71%) Eclipse
9 7 (8.33%) FitNesse
10 6 (7.14%) Maven
11 5 (5.95%) Calabash
11 5 (5.95%) HP UFT
11 5 (5.95%) JBehave
11 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
11 5 (5.95%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.57%) Ant
12 3 (3.57%) JUnit
12 3 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Front Office
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
5 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.19%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Developer
2 19 (22.62%) Analyst
2 19 (22.62%) Test Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Tester
4 12 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 10 (11.90%) Automation Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (11.90%) QA Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Developer in Test
7 7 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) iOS Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Mobile Tester
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Applications Tester
10 4 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) .NET
2 12 (14.29%) REST
2 12 (14.29%) Web Services
3 8 (9.52%) SOAP
3 8 (9.52%) XML
4 6 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 5 (5.95%) Spring
6 3 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.57%) Android SDK
6 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.57%) CSS
6 3 (3.57%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.57%) HTML
6 3 (3.57%) iOS SDK
6 3 (3.57%) JMS
6 3 (3.57%) RESTful
6 3 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.95%) User Experience
4 3 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.57%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.38%) Fintech
5 2 (2.38%) iPad
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.19%) Blog
6 1 (1.19%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.19%) Kindle
6 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Social Media
6 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.38%) Apple iOS
2 20 (23.81%) Android
3 8 (9.52%) Windows
4 7 (8.33%) Unix
5 3 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (52.38%) BDD
3 29 (34.52%) Scrum
4 26 (30.95%) TDD
5 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (19.05%) Open Source
7 15 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 12 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.90%) SDLC
11 9 (10.71%) Test Management
12 8 (9.52%) Data Protection
12 8 (9.52%) Defect Management
12 8 (9.52%) Functional Testing
12 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 8 (9.52%) OO
12 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.52%) User Stories
13 7 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (8.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.62%) Java
2 25 (29.76%) SQL
3 23 (27.38%) C#
4 11 (13.10%) Ruby
5 7 (8.33%) Apple Swift
5 7 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 6 (7.14%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.95%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.76%) Python
8 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.57%) C++
9 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.57%) Scala
10 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.19%) Groovy
11 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.19%) Perl
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) ISEB
2 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (30.95%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.19%) Capistrano
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) HP
3 6 (7.14%) Informatica
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle
5 3 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (2.38%) ILOG
6 2 (2.38%) Sun
6 2 (2.38%) Twitter
6 2 (2.38%) WorldPay
7 1 (1.19%) Adobe
7 1 (1.19%) Akamai
7 1 (1.19%) Calypso
7 1 (1.19%) Compaq
7 1 (1.19%) Facebook
7 1 (1.19%) Murex
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Siebel
7 1 (1.19%) Solace
7 1 (1.19%) Splunk
7 1 (1.19%) Sybase
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