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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 124 156 154
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 74 46 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 0.79% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.02% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 33 54
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £606 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 93 (67.88%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (36.50%) Java
3 48 (35.04%) C#
4 47 (34.31%) Finance
5 46 (33.58%) SQL
5 46 (33.58%) BDD
6 44 (32.12%) TDD
7 42 (30.66%) QA
8 37 (27.01%) Selenium
9 34 (24.82%) Cucumber
10 32 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (23.36%) Scrum
11 27 (19.71%) .NET
12 26 (18.98%) WebDriver
13 25 (18.25%) Jenkins
13 25 (18.25%) Automated Testing
14 24 (17.52%) Banking
14 24 (17.52%) Open Source
15 23 (16.79%) Git (software)
15 23 (16.79%) Test Scripting
16 22 (16.06%) Web Services
16 22 (16.06%) Software Engineering
16 22 (16.06%) Ruby
16 22 (16.06%) Test Strategy
16 22 (16.06%) SpecFlow
17 19 (13.87%) REST
17 19 (13.87%) XML
17 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
18 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
19 17 (12.41%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (2.92%) Tomcat
1 4 (2.92%) Node.js
2 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.46%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.73%) Confluence
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.73%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.73%) IIS
3 1 (0.73%) JBoss
3 1 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.73%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Office 365
4 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.95%) HTTP
2 4 (2.92%) PSTN
3 3 (2.19%) Internet
4 2 (1.46%) 3G
4 2 (1.46%) SS7
4 2 (1.46%) TCAP
4 2 (1.46%) ISUP
4 2 (1.46%) SCCP
4 2 (1.46%) INAP
4 2 (1.46%) 2G
4 2 (1.46%) 4G
4 2 (1.46%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.46%) GSM
5 1 (0.73%) Broadband
5 1 (0.73%) SSL
5 1 (0.73%) RTSP
5 1 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.84%) SQLite
3 8 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.11%) QlikView
4 7 (5.11%) OLAP
5 6 (4.38%) MySQL
5 6 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 6 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.38%) Big Data
5 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.38%) SSDT
5 6 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.65%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.92%) Impala
7 4 (2.92%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (27.01%) Selenium
2 34 (24.82%) Cucumber
3 26 (18.98%) WebDriver
4 25 (18.25%) Jenkins
5 23 (16.79%) Git (software)
6 22 (16.06%) SpecFlow
7 14 (10.22%) WATIR
8 13 (9.49%) JIRA
8 13 (9.49%) Jasmine
9 11 (8.03%) Capybara
9 11 (8.03%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (8.03%) JUnit
9 11 (8.03%) Visual Studio
9 11 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (5.84%) Subversion
11 7 (5.11%) Maven
11 7 (5.11%) JMeter
11 7 (5.11%) Calabash
12 6 (4.38%) ERwin
12 6 (4.38%) HP UFT
General
1 47 (34.31%) Finance
2 24 (17.52%) Banking
3 16 (11.68%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Back Office
4 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.65%) Advertising
6 3 (2.19%) Games
7 2 (1.46%) Retail
7 2 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.73%) Front Office
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (36.50%) Developer
2 23 (16.79%) Analyst
3 18 (13.14%) Test Analyst
4 13 (9.49%) Tester
5 11 (8.03%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.57%) iOS Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Test Leader
7 8 (5.84%) AWS Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.11%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.65%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Test Specialist
11 4 (2.92%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.71%) .NET
2 22 (16.06%) Web Services
3 19 (13.87%) XML
3 19 (13.87%) REST
4 15 (10.95%) SOAP
5 12 (8.76%) RESTful
6 11 (8.03%) HTML
7 8 (5.84%) JSON
7 8 (5.84%) Gherkin
8 6 (4.38%) MDX
8 6 (4.38%) Spring
8 6 (4.38%) Middleware
9 5 (3.65%) CSS
10 4 (2.92%) JDBC
10 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.92%) JMS
10 4 (2.92%) Java EE
10 4 (2.92%) WPF
10 4 (2.92%) jQuery
10 4 (2.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.11%) Equities
3 7 (5.11%) Derivative
4 6 (4.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.38%) Clustering
5 5 (3.65%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.65%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.92%) User Experience
7 3 (2.19%) Kindle
7 3 (2.19%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.19%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.19%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (2.19%) IPTV
7 3 (2.19%) Replication
7 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.46%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.95%) Android
2 14 (10.22%) Apple iOS
3 13 (9.49%) Windows
4 12 (8.76%) Linux
5 7 (5.11%) UNIX
6 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (67.88%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (33.58%) BDD
3 44 (32.12%) TDD
4 32 (23.36%) Scrum
4 32 (23.36%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (18.25%) Automated Testing
6 24 (17.52%) Open Source
7 23 (16.79%) Test Scripting
8 22 (16.06%) Software Engineering
8 22 (16.06%) Test Strategy
9 17 (12.41%) DevOps
9 17 (12.41%) SDLC
10 16 (11.68%) Software Testing
11 14 (10.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (10.22%) OO
12 13 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (9.49%) Load Testing
13 11 (8.03%) Unit Testing
14 10 (7.30%) Integration Testing
14 10 (7.30%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (36.50%) Java
2 48 (35.04%) C#
3 46 (33.58%) SQL
4 22 (16.06%) Ruby
5 19 (13.87%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.03%) Python
7 10 (7.30%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.57%) Apple Swift
8 9 (6.57%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.57%) Objective-C
9 8 (5.84%) Shell Script
9 8 (5.84%) C++
10 7 (5.11%) T-SQL
11 6 (4.38%) VB.NET
11 6 (4.38%) Groovy
12 5 (3.65%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.92%) Lua
14 3 (2.19%) Scala
15 2 (1.46%) Clojure
15 2 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (6.57%) ISEB
1 9 (6.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.11%) Degree
3 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.73%) MCAD
5 1 (0.73%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (30.66%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) Basel III
2 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) HDFS
2 4 (2.92%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.73%) Docker
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (7.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.92%) Oozie
3 3 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.19%) Ansible
3 3 (2.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.73%) logstash
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.73%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.03%) Oracle
3 6 (4.38%) SAP
4 5 (3.65%) IBM
5 4 (2.92%) Perforce
5 4 (2.92%) WorldPay
6 3 (2.19%) OpenText
6 3 (2.19%) Sybase
6 3 (2.19%) HP
7 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.73%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.73%) Rogue Wave
8 1 (0.73%) hybris
8 1 (0.73%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.73%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.73%) FatWire
8 1 (0.73%) Software AG
8 1 (0.73%) Adobe
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Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
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Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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