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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 110 106 125
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 56 48 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.77% 1.41% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.67% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 63
Median daily rate £525 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £494 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
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
2757 2881 4626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.11% 84.39% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2183 2311 3625
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 49
Median hourly rate £26.25 £24.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 85 (75.22%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (51.33%) TDD
3 50 (44.25%) Java
4 48 (42.48%) Scrum
5 43 (38.05%) Selenium
6 42 (37.17%) SQL
7 36 (31.86%) QA
7 36 (31.86%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (31.86%) Git (software)
8 34 (30.09%) BDD
9 28 (24.78%) Software Engineering
10 26 (23.01%) Finance
11 25 (22.12%) Web Services
11 25 (22.12%) WebDriver
11 25 (22.12%) Cucumber
11 25 (22.12%) REST
12 21 (18.58%) MongoDB
12 21 (18.58%) Mobile App
12 21 (18.58%) Banking
13 20 (17.70%) SOAP
14 19 (16.81%) Unit Testing
14 19 (16.81%) Apple iOS
14 19 (16.81%) Apple Swift
15 18 (15.93%) Jenkins
15 18 (15.93%) C#
15 18 (15.93%) E-Commerce
16 17 (15.04%) MySQL
16 17 (15.04%) Objective-C
16 17 (15.04%) JIRA
17 16 (14.16%) iOS Development

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 8 (7.08%) Jetty
2 6 (5.31%) Apache
3 5 (4.42%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.42%) Confluence
3 5 (4.42%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) Drupal
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (14.16%) TestFlight
2 5 (4.42%) GitHub
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) FTP
2 1 (0.88%) DVB
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) MongoDB
2 17 (15.04%) MySQL
3 16 (14.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 16 (14.16%) CouchDB
3 16 (14.16%) SQLite
4 13 (11.50%) Big Data
5 10 (8.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.42%) Hadoop
7 5 (4.42%) HBase
7 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 5 (4.42%) Spark SQL
8 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.77%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.88%) OLTP
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.88%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 43 (38.05%) Selenium
2 36 (31.86%) Git (software)
3 25 (22.12%) Cucumber
3 25 (22.12%) WebDriver
4 18 (15.93%) Jenkins
5 17 (15.04%) JIRA
6 10 (8.85%) Maven
7 9 (7.96%) SoapUI
7 9 (7.96%) TeamCity
8 8 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (5.31%) Appium
9 6 (5.31%) JMeter
10 5 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.42%) HP UFT
10 5 (4.42%) JUnit
10 5 (4.42%) MSBuild
10 5 (4.42%) NUnit
11 4 (3.54%) Bitbucket
11 4 (3.54%) DbUnit
11 4 (3.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (23.01%) Finance
2 21 (18.58%) Banking
3 11 (9.73%) Front Office
4 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Back Office
5 2 (1.77%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Marketing
5 2 (1.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Law
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (48.67%) Developer
2 27 (23.89%) Senior Developer
3 19 (16.81%) QA Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) Developer in Test
5 16 (14.16%) iOS Developer
5 16 (14.16%) Senior iOS Developer
6 13 (11.50%) Test Automation Developer
6 13 (11.50%) Test Engineer
6 13 (11.50%) Tester
7 12 (10.62%) Java Developer
8 11 (9.73%) Automation Tester
9 10 (8.85%) Analyst
10 9 (7.96%) Software Developer
11 8 (7.08%) Senior QA Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Automation Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) C# Developer
12 7 (6.19%) QA Automation Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) QA Test Engineer
12 7 (6.19%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (6.19%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.12%) REST
1 25 (22.12%) Web Services
2 20 (17.70%) SOAP
3 16 (14.16%) Cocoa
3 16 (14.16%) Cocoa Touch
4 14 (12.39%) HTML
4 14 (12.39%) Node.js
5 12 (10.62%) .NET
5 12 (10.62%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.73%) XML
7 10 (8.85%) Kafka
8 9 (7.96%) CSS
9 8 (7.08%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (6.19%) Gherkin
10 7 (6.19%) JMS
11 6 (5.31%) JSON
12 5 (4.42%) Akka
12 5 (4.42%) HTML5
12 5 (4.42%) WinForms
12 5 (4.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Mobile App
2 8 (7.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (6.19%) Fintech
3 7 (6.19%) Fixed Income
4 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.42%) Swaptions
6 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.77%) Derivative
7 2 (1.77%) Equities
7 2 (1.77%) iPhone
7 2 (1.77%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.88%) IPTV
8 1 (0.88%) PDA
8 1 (0.88%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Apple iOS
2 13 (11.50%) Linux
2 13 (11.50%) Unix
3 9 (7.96%) Windows
4 8 (7.08%) Android
5 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (75.22%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (51.33%) TDD
3 48 (42.48%) Scrum
4 36 (31.86%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (30.09%) BDD
6 28 (24.78%) Software Engineering
7 19 (16.81%) Unit Testing
8 18 (15.93%) E-Commerce
9 16 (14.16%) Exploratory Testing
9 16 (14.16%) iOS Development
9 16 (14.16%) Progressive Enhancement
10 15 (13.27%) Automated Testing
11 14 (12.39%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (10.62%) DevOps
12 12 (10.62%) Open Source
12 12 (10.62%) SDLC
13 10 (8.85%) Pair Programming
13 10 (8.85%) QA Automation
14 9 (7.96%) OO
14 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 50 (44.25%) Java
2 42 (37.17%) SQL
3 19 (16.81%) Apple Swift
4 18 (15.93%) C#
5 17 (15.04%) Objective-C
6 14 (12.39%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.62%) Scala
8 10 (8.85%) Ruby
9 8 (7.08%) Python
10 7 (6.19%) Bash Shell
10 7 (6.19%) C++
11 5 (4.42%) Perl
11 5 (4.42%) Shell Script
11 5 (4.42%) XAML
12 4 (3.54%) PHP
12 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.54%) VBScript
13 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.77%) C
14 2 (1.77%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.08%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) ISEB
4 4 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.77%) Degree
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (31.86%) QA
2 15 (13.27%) SDET
3 2 (1.77%) WCAG
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 5 (4.42%) HDFS
2 1 (0.88%) iptables
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.65%) Puppet
3 2 (1.77%) Graphite
3 2 (1.77%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (5.31%) HP
2 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
2 4 (3.54%) Oracle
2 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.65%) Charles River
3 3 (2.65%) WorldPay
4 2 (1.77%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.77%) Netezza
5 1 (0.88%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.88%) IBM
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.88%) Sybase
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