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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 126 110 157
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +47
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 76 84 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.30% 1.46% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.89% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 40
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £333 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £635 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
Test Automation
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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
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 87 (63.50%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (41.61%) Finance
3 55 (40.15%) SQL
4 52 (37.96%) QA
5 48 (35.04%) Selenium
6 43 (31.39%) Java
7 41 (29.93%) C#
8 40 (29.20%) TDD
8 40 (29.20%) BDD
9 38 (27.74%) Cucumber
10 34 (24.82%) Banking
10 34 (24.82%) Scrum
11 29 (21.17%) .NET
11 29 (21.17%) Automated Testing
12 27 (19.71%) Investment Banking
13 24 (17.52%) Ruby
13 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (17.52%) WebDriver
14 23 (16.79%) Test Scripting
15 21 (15.33%) Test Strategy
16 20 (14.60%) SpecFlow
16 20 (14.60%) Open Source
16 20 (14.60%) DevOps
17 19 (13.87%) Git (software)
17 19 (13.87%) Jenkins
17 19 (13.87%) Web Services
18 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
19 17 (12.41%) XML
19 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
19 17 (12.41%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (2.19%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.46%) LiveLink
2 2 (1.46%) IIS
2 2 (1.46%) Node.js
3 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.73%) JBoss
3 1 (0.73%) Apache
3 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
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%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.73%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.19%) Force.com
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) HTTP
2 4 (2.92%) Internet
2 4 (2.92%) PSTN
3 2 (1.46%) 3G
3 2 (1.46%) SS7
3 2 (1.46%) TCAP
3 2 (1.46%) ISUP
3 2 (1.46%) SCCP
3 2 (1.46%) INAP
3 2 (1.46%) 2G
3 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.46%) GSM
3 2 (1.46%) 4G
3 2 (1.46%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.73%) Broadband
4 1 (0.73%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.73%) SSL
4 1 (0.73%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.38%) MySQL
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.65%) Big Data
4 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.92%) Impala
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.92%) SSDT
5 4 (2.92%) QlikView
5 4 (2.92%) OLAP
5 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.92%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.92%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.46%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 48 (35.04%) Selenium
2 38 (27.74%) Cucumber
3 24 (17.52%) WebDriver
4 20 (14.60%) SpecFlow
5 19 (13.87%) Jenkins
5 19 (13.87%) Git (software)
6 12 (8.76%) HP UFT
6 12 (8.76%) WATIR
7 11 (8.03%) JMeter
7 11 (8.03%) Visual Studio
7 11 (8.03%) Jasmine
8 10 (7.30%) Capybara
9 9 (6.57%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (6.57%) JIRA
9 9 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (5.84%) Calabash
11 7 (5.11%) JUnit
12 6 (4.38%) Subversion
12 6 (4.38%) RSpec
13 5 (3.65%) FitNesse
General
1 57 (41.61%) Finance
2 34 (24.82%) Banking
3 27 (19.71%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.38%) Back Office
6 5 (3.65%) Advertising
7 3 (2.19%) Games
7 3 (2.19%) Front Office
8 2 (1.46%) Marketing
9 1 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.73%) Billing
9 1 (0.73%) Electronics
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (31.39%) Developer
2 32 (23.36%) Analyst
3 29 (21.17%) Test Analyst
4 11 (8.03%) Test Leader
5 10 (7.30%) QA Analyst
5 10 (7.30%) Tester
6 9 (6.57%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.11%) QA Tester
8 7 (5.11%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Test Manager
9 5 (3.65%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) AWS Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Hadoop Developer
10 4 (2.92%) QA Leader
10 4 (2.92%) Automation Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.92%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.17%) .NET
2 19 (13.87%) Web Services
3 17 (12.41%) XML
4 13 (9.49%) RESTful
5 11 (8.03%) SOAP
6 10 (7.30%) HTML
7 9 (6.57%) REST
7 9 (6.57%) Gherkin
8 8 (5.84%) JSON
9 7 (5.11%) CSS
9 7 (5.11%) MSMQ
10 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.65%) jQuery
11 4 (2.92%) MDX
11 4 (2.92%) Spring
11 4 (2.92%) Middleware
11 4 (2.92%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (2.92%) Ember.js
11 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.92%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) Fixed Income
2 6 (4.38%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.65%) Derivative
3 5 (3.65%) Equities
4 4 (2.92%) Clustering
4 4 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.92%) Market Risk
4 4 (2.92%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.92%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.19%) IPTV
6 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Windows
2 11 (8.03%) Linux
3 8 (5.84%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.38%) Android
5 5 (3.65%) UNIX
6 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (63.50%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.20%) TDD
2 40 (29.20%) BDD
3 34 (24.82%) Scrum
4 29 (21.17%) Automated Testing
5 24 (17.52%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (16.79%) Test Scripting
7 21 (15.33%) Test Strategy
8 20 (14.60%) DevOps
8 20 (14.60%) Open Source
9 16 (11.68%) Software Testing
10 15 (10.95%) SDLC
11 14 (10.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.76%) Load Testing
12 12 (8.76%) Software Engineering
12 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (7.30%) OO
13 10 (7.30%) Regression Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Security Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.15%) SQL
2 43 (31.39%) Java
3 41 (29.93%) C#
4 24 (17.52%) Ruby
5 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.57%) Python
7 8 (5.84%) C++
8 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.92%) PHP
9 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.92%) Lua
10 3 (2.19%) Groovy
10 3 (2.19%) VB
10 3 (2.19%) C
10 3 (2.19%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.46%) Scala
11 2 (1.46%) Clojure
11 2 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (10.95%) ISEB
1 15 (10.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (3.65%) Degree
2 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.73%) MCAD
4 1 (0.73%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (37.96%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) Basel III
2 2 (1.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Apache Flume
1 4 (2.92%) HDFS
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.92%) Puppet
2 4 (2.92%) Oozie
2 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.92%) Ansible
3 1 (0.73%) logstash
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.73%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.57%) Oracle
3 8 (5.84%) Sybase
4 5 (3.65%) SAP
4 5 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.92%) IBM
5 4 (2.92%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.92%) Perforce
6 3 (2.19%) OpenText
6 3 (2.19%) Maxymiser
7 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.46%) HP
8 1 (0.73%) Capita
8 1 (0.73%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (0.73%) Rogue Wave
8 1 (0.73%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.73%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.73%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.73%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.73%) TIBCO
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