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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 103 106 157
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +51
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 91 99 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.80% 1.65% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.12% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 82 20
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£416 £463 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.04% +14.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +97.18%
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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
3981 4663 4281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.54% 77.52% 75.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3119 3416 3272
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 94 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (49.32%) Java
3 60 (41.10%) Selenium
4 55 (37.67%) TDD
5 52 (35.62%) SQL
6 48 (32.88%) Scrum
7 46 (31.51%) QA
7 46 (31.51%) Cucumber
8 44 (30.14%) BDD
9 41 (28.08%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (26.03%) Ruby
11 36 (24.66%) XML
12 35 (23.97%) Finance
13 30 (20.55%) WebDriver
14 24 (16.44%) C#
14 24 (16.44%) Test Scripting
15 22 (15.07%) .NET
15 22 (15.07%) Automated Testing
15 22 (15.07%) Banking
16 21 (14.38%) JSON
17 20 (13.70%) Web Services
18 18 (12.33%) Investment Banking
18 18 (12.33%) Regression Testing
18 18 (12.33%) Apple iOS
19 17 (11.64%) Open Source
20 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
21 15 (10.27%) JIRA
21 15 (10.27%) UNIX
22 14 (9.59%) RESTful
22 14 (9.59%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 6 (4.11%) IIS
2 4 (2.74%) CMS
2 4 (2.74%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.68%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (2.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.37%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) HTTP
2 4 (2.74%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.37%) ATM
3 2 (1.37%) Broadband
3 2 (1.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) Big Data
3 4 (2.74%) MySQL
3 4 (2.74%) SQLite
4 3 (2.05%) Jackrabbit
4 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.05%) CouchDB
4 3 (2.05%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.37%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.37%) Impala
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.68%) DB2
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (41.10%) Selenium
2 46 (31.51%) Cucumber
3 30 (20.55%) WebDriver
4 15 (10.27%) JIRA
5 13 (8.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (8.90%) Git (software)
6 11 (7.53%) JUnit
6 11 (7.53%) JMeter
7 10 (6.85%) Maven
7 10 (6.85%) SpecFlow
7 10 (6.85%) Calabash
8 9 (6.16%) Jenkins
9 8 (5.48%) Mockito
9 8 (5.48%) Subversion
9 8 (5.48%) WATIR
9 8 (5.48%) Hudson
10 7 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (4.11%) Sahi
11 6 (4.11%) FitNesse
11 6 (4.11%) Appium
General
1 35 (23.97%) Finance
2 22 (15.07%) Banking
3 18 (12.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.42%) Front Office
4 5 (3.42%) Back Office
5 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.05%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (28.08%) Developer
2 27 (18.49%) Analyst
3 25 (17.12%) Test Analyst
4 23 (15.75%) Tester
5 19 (13.01%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Test Leader
7 11 (7.53%) Automation Tester
7 11 (7.53%) Automation Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.11%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.11%) Consultant
9 6 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (4.11%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Test Consultant
9 6 (4.11%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) iOS Developer
11 4 (2.74%) Agile Coach
11 4 (2.74%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.66%) XML
2 22 (15.07%) .NET
3 21 (14.38%) JSON
4 20 (13.70%) Web Services
5 14 (9.59%) RESTful
6 11 (7.53%) HTML
7 10 (6.85%) Spring
8 9 (6.16%) SOAP
8 9 (6.16%) REST
9 6 (4.11%) Middleware
10 5 (3.42%) Servlets
10 5 (3.42%) J2EE
10 5 (3.42%) CSS
10 5 (3.42%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.42%) Gherkin
11 4 (2.74%) Java SE
11 4 (2.74%) jQuery
11 4 (2.74%) JSP
12 3 (2.05%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (2.05%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Open Source
2 14 (9.59%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.48%) Derivative
4 7 (4.79%) Credit Risk
5 6 (4.11%) Equities
6 5 (3.42%) User Experience
7 4 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.74%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.74%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.05%) STB
8 3 (2.05%) IPTV
8 3 (2.05%) Market Risk
8 3 (2.05%) iPad
8 3 (2.05%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
9 2 (1.37%) GIS
9 2 (1.37%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.33%) Apple iOS
2 15 (10.27%) UNIX
3 13 (8.90%) Android
4 12 (8.22%) Windows
5 9 (6.16%) Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (64.38%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.67%) TDD
3 48 (32.88%) Scrum
4 44 (30.14%) BDD
5 41 (28.08%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (16.44%) Test Scripting
7 22 (15.07%) Automated Testing
8 18 (12.33%) Regression Testing
9 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
10 13 (8.90%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.90%) Waterfall
11 11 (7.53%) Software Testing
11 11 (7.53%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.85%) Performance Testing
12 10 (6.85%) Security Testing
12 10 (6.85%) V-Model
13 9 (6.16%) Kanban
14 8 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (4.79%) Manual Testing
15 7 (4.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 72 (49.32%) Java
2 52 (35.62%) SQL
3 38 (26.03%) Ruby
4 24 (16.44%) C#
5 10 (6.85%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.16%) C++
6 9 (6.16%) Python
7 8 (5.48%) C
8 7 (4.79%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.42%) Scala
10 3 (2.05%) VBScript
10 3 (2.05%) Perl
11 2 (1.37%) PHP
11 2 (1.37%) VB
11 2 (1.37%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.37%) Groovy
12 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.85%) ISEB
3 4 (2.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (31.51%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) Basel III
2 2 (1.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.68%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Apache Flume
1 2 (1.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.42%) Puppet
3 4 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.74%) Ansible
4 2 (1.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (4.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.11%) HP
3 5 (3.42%) Oracle
4 2 (1.37%) Sybase
4 2 (1.37%) Adobe
4 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.37%) Maxymiser
5 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.68%) FatWire
5 1 (0.68%) Serena
5 1 (0.68%) Apple
5 1 (0.68%) SAP
5 1 (0.68%) IBM
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 16 days ago