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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 87 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 80 71 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.41% 1.22% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.52% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 60 72
Median daily rate £450 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £349 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
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
2818 4659 4801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.83% 80.04% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 3662 3609
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 39
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +13.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £57.60 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 74 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (50.00%) Selenium
3 54 (44.26%) Java
4 46 (37.70%) TDD
4 46 (37.70%) BDD
5 43 (35.25%) QA
6 41 (33.61%) WebDriver
7 37 (30.33%) Finance
8 32 (26.23%) SQL
8 32 (26.23%) Web Services
9 30 (24.59%) Scrum
10 29 (23.77%) Cucumber
11 25 (20.49%) Banking
12 23 (18.85%) SOAP
12 23 (18.85%) REST
13 22 (18.03%) Git (software)
14 21 (17.21%) JavaScript
15 20 (16.39%) AngularJS
16 19 (15.57%) JIRA
16 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
16 19 (15.57%) HTML
16 19 (15.57%) XML
17 18 (14.75%) Oracle
17 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (14.75%) JSON
17 18 (14.75%) Functional Testing
17 18 (14.75%) SDLC
18 17 (13.93%) Spring
18 17 (13.93%) C#
19 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering

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 15 (12.30%) Jetty
2 11 (9.02%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.38%) nginx
4 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.64%) Drupal
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Qpid
6 1 (0.82%) Confluence
6 1 (0.82%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.28%) MS Office
3 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (5.74%) TestFlight
2 6 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.82%) GitHub
3 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) DVB
2 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.82%) SNMP
2 1 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) MySQL
2 13 (10.66%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.38%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.56%) Apache Hive
4 8 (6.56%) Impala
4 8 (6.56%) Neo4j
5 7 (5.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (5.74%) CouchDB
5 7 (5.74%) SQLite
6 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
7 4 (3.28%) MS Access
8 3 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.46%) Big Data
8 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.64%) HPCC
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.82%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (50.00%) Selenium
2 41 (33.61%) WebDriver
3 29 (23.77%) Cucumber
4 22 (18.03%) Git (software)
5 19 (15.57%) JIRA
6 15 (12.30%) JUnit
7 12 (9.84%) TeamCity
8 10 (8.20%) Appium
9 9 (7.38%) SpecFlow
10 8 (6.56%) Jenkins
10 8 (6.56%) JMeter
11 7 (5.74%) NeoLoad
11 7 (5.74%) Zephyr
12 6 (4.92%) Capybara
12 6 (4.92%) NUnit
13 5 (4.10%) Artifactory
13 5 (4.10%) Jasmine
13 5 (4.10%) LoadRunner
13 5 (4.10%) Maven
13 5 (4.10%) Xcode
General
1 37 (30.33%) Finance
2 25 (20.49%) Banking
3 10 (8.20%) Retail
4 9 (7.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Legal
6 2 (1.64%) Front Office
6 2 (1.64%) Law
7 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 45 (36.89%) Developer
2 21 (17.21%) Java Developer
3 20 (16.39%) QA Engineer
4 14 (11.48%) Test Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Analyst
5 13 (10.66%) Test Analyst
6 12 (9.84%) Tester
7 10 (8.20%) Developer in Test
7 10 (8.20%) QA Test Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Senior QA Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Automation Tester
8 9 (7.38%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.74%) iOS Developer
10 7 (5.74%) QA Automation Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Test Leader
10 7 (5.74%) Test Manager
11 6 (4.92%) Java Software Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) Web Services
2 23 (18.85%) REST
2 23 (18.85%) SOAP
3 20 (16.39%) AngularJS
4 19 (15.57%) HTML
4 19 (15.57%) XML
5 18 (14.75%) JSON
6 17 (13.93%) Spring
7 15 (12.30%) .NET
7 15 (12.30%) CSS
8 14 (11.48%) Node.js
9 13 (10.66%) CSS3
9 13 (10.66%) HTML5
10 9 (7.38%) GWT
10 9 (7.38%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (7.38%) Struts
10 9 (7.38%) Struts2
11 8 (6.56%) JDBC
12 7 (5.74%) .NET Framework
12 7 (5.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.46%) Fintech
3 3 (2.46%) User Experience
4 2 (1.64%) Biometrics
4 2 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.64%) iPhone
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.64%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.82%) DTCC
5 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.82%) IPTV
5 1 (0.82%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.82%) STB
5 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Apple iOS
2 12 (9.84%) Android
3 9 (7.38%) Unix
4 7 (5.74%) Linux
5 6 (4.92%) Windows
6 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (37.70%) BDD
2 46 (37.70%) TDD
3 30 (24.59%) Scrum
4 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (14.75%) Functional Testing
4 18 (14.75%) SDLC
5 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
6 15 (12.30%) Automated Testing
7 14 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (10.66%) Test Scripting
8 13 (10.66%) Unit Testing
9 12 (9.84%) Defect Management
9 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
9 12 (9.84%) Pair Programming
10 11 (9.02%) Agile Testing
10 11 (9.02%) OO
11 10 (8.20%) OOP
11 10 (8.20%) Software Testing
12 9 (7.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (44.26%) Java
2 32 (26.23%) SQL
3 21 (17.21%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.93%) C#
5 10 (8.20%) Python
5 10 (8.20%) Scala
6 9 (7.38%) Apple Swift
6 9 (7.38%) Ruby
7 8 (6.56%) Objective-C
8 5 (4.10%) Clojure
8 5 (4.10%) VBA
9 4 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.46%) C++
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
11 2 (1.64%) C
11 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.64%) VB
12 1 (0.82%) Perl
12 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 11 (9.02%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.20%) DV Cleared
4 10 (8.20%) ISEB
5 5 (4.10%) Degree
5 5 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (35.25%) QA
2 11 (9.02%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) Docker
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.82%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.64%) Ansible
2 2 (1.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (14.75%) Oracle
2 10 (8.20%) HP
3 6 (4.92%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.46%) Twitter
6 2 (1.64%) IBM
6 2 (1.64%) Siebel
6 2 (1.64%) Sun
7 1 (0.82%) Compaq
7 1 (0.82%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.82%) Facebook
7 1 (0.82%) Google
7 1 (0.82%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.82%) Huawei
7 1 (0.82%) Informatica
7 1 (0.82%) Nokia
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) Splunk
7 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.82%) webMethods
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