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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 158 153 166
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 41 75 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.70% 1.04% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.36% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 45
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 £321 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 89 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (45.45%) Java
3 59 (44.70%) TDD
4 58 (43.94%) BDD
5 49 (37.12%) Selenium
6 48 (36.36%) Cucumber
7 42 (31.82%) QA
7 42 (31.82%) SQL
8 39 (29.55%) Web Services
9 34 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (21.97%) Finance
10 29 (21.97%) Scrum
11 28 (21.21%) XML
11 28 (21.21%) Ruby
12 26 (19.70%) WebDriver
13 24 (18.18%) C#
13 24 (18.18%) .NET
14 20 (15.15%) Apple iOS
15 19 (14.39%) Mobile App
15 19 (14.39%) Banking
15 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
16 18 (13.64%) JBehave
16 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
16 18 (13.64%) Test Strategy
17 17 (12.88%) Android
17 17 (12.88%) Degree
17 17 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (12.88%) QuickTest Pro
18 16 (12.12%) SOAP
18 16 (12.12%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.82%) Node.js
2 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.76%) Confluence
3 1 (0.76%) Jetty
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project
2 1 (0.76%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.76%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.06%) HTTP
2 3 (2.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.52%) Network Security
3 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.52%) DNS
3 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.52%) SSL
4 1 (0.76%) SNMP
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 6 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.03%) MySQL
4 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.27%) Big Data
5 2 (1.52%) DB2
5 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.52%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 49 (37.12%) Selenium
2 48 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 26 (19.70%) WebDriver
4 18 (13.64%) JBehave
5 17 (12.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (10.61%) WATIR
6 14 (10.61%) Calabash
7 12 (9.09%) JIRA
8 11 (8.33%) SoapUI
9 10 (7.58%) Robotium
9 10 (7.58%) Visual Studio
10 9 (6.82%) Jenkins
11 8 (6.06%) SpecFlow
11 8 (6.06%) FitNesse
12 7 (5.30%) Sahi
12 7 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (5.30%) eggPlant
13 6 (4.55%) Git (software)
13 6 (4.55%) JUnit
14 5 (3.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (21.97%) Finance
2 19 (14.39%) Banking
3 11 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.27%) Local Government
5 2 (1.52%) Legal
5 2 (1.52%) Advertising
5 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.52%) Tester
2 34 (25.76%) Analyst
3 32 (24.24%) Test Analyst
4 28 (21.21%) Developer
5 21 (15.91%) Automation Tester
6 9 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) iOS Developer
8 6 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (4.55%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.55%) QA Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.79%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.03%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (29.55%) Web Services
2 28 (21.21%) XML
3 24 (18.18%) .NET
4 16 (12.12%) SOAP
4 16 (12.12%) JSON
5 9 (6.82%) Sass
5 9 (6.82%) REST
6 7 (5.30%) Spring
7 6 (4.55%) Mustache
8 5 (3.79%) JMX
9 4 (3.03%) RESTful
10 3 (2.27%) MSMQ
10 3 (2.27%) HTML
11 2 (1.52%) J2EE
11 2 (1.52%) XSLT
11 2 (1.52%) CSS
11 2 (1.52%) Servlets
12 1 (0.76%) XHTML
12 1 (0.76%) Struts
12 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Mobile App
2 16 (12.12%) Open Source
3 15 (11.36%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.79%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.03%) Data Conversion
7 4 (3.03%) STB
8 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.27%) GIS
8 3 (2.27%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.27%) User Experience
8 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.52%) iPad
9 2 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.76%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.76%) Replication
10 1 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.15%) Apple iOS
2 17 (12.88%) Android
3 8 (6.06%) Windows
4 7 (5.30%) Linux
5 4 (3.03%) UNIX
5 4 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (67.42%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.70%) TDD
3 58 (43.94%) BDD
4 34 (25.76%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (21.97%) Scrum
6 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
7 18 (13.64%) Automation Testing
7 18 (13.64%) Test Strategy
8 17 (12.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (12.12%) Automated Testing
9 16 (12.12%) Test Scripting
10 15 (11.36%) Software Testing
11 14 (10.61%) Regression Testing
12 13 (9.85%) E-Commerce
13 12 (9.09%) Integration Testing
14 11 (8.33%) Kanban
14 11 (8.33%) OO
15 10 (7.58%) User Stories
16 9 (6.82%) Migration
16 9 (6.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (45.45%) Java
2 42 (31.82%) SQL
3 28 (21.21%) Ruby
4 24 (18.18%) C#
5 10 (7.58%) Objective-C
6 9 (6.82%) Groovy
7 8 (6.06%) Python
8 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.03%) Scala
10 3 (2.27%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.27%) C++
11 2 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.52%) C
11 2 (1.52%) PHP
11 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Perl
12 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.76%) Golang
Qualifications
1 17 (12.88%) Degree
2 7 (5.30%) ISTQB
3 6 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) ISEB
4 4 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (31.82%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.76%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.27%) Puppet
3 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.52%) Ansible
3 2 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.76%) AppManager
Vendors
1 7 (5.30%) Oracle
1 7 (5.30%) HP
2 4 (3.03%) Informatica
2 4 (3.03%) Sybase
2 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.52%) Apple
3 2 (1.52%) Teradata
4 1 (0.76%) Adobe
4 1 (0.76%) NetIQ
4 1 (0.76%) Telerik
4 1 (0.76%) Google
4 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.76%) Facebook
4 1 (0.76%) Red Gate
4 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
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