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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 89 140 105
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 76 60 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 2.25% 1.10% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.37% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 85
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £590 £525
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 £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
2874 4371 4788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.95% 80.22% 80.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3440 3602
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 £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 41
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 61 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (50.00%) Selenium
3 46 (42.59%) Java
4 42 (38.89%) BDD
5 39 (36.11%) QA
6 37 (34.26%) Finance
7 35 (32.41%) TDD
7 35 (32.41%) WebDriver
8 30 (27.78%) Banking
9 27 (25.00%) SQL
9 27 (25.00%) Web Services
10 24 (22.22%) Scrum
11 23 (21.30%) Cucumber
12 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
13 19 (17.59%) C#
13 19 (17.59%) AngularJS
14 18 (16.67%) SDLC
14 18 (16.67%) Oracle
14 18 (16.67%) SOAP
15 17 (15.74%) XML
15 17 (15.74%) JIRA
15 17 (15.74%) Spring
16 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
16 16 (14.81%) .NET
17 15 (13.89%) JUnit
17 15 (13.89%) HTML
17 15 (13.89%) Node.js
17 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (13.89%) Jetty
17 15 (13.89%) Functional Testing

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 (13.89%) Jetty
1 15 (13.89%) Node.js
2 10 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.33%) nginx
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.70%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.85%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Firewall
2 1 (0.93%) FTP
2 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) MySQL
2 9 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 8 (7.41%) Apache Hive
3 8 (7.41%) Impala
3 8 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.41%) Neo4j
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.70%) MS Access
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.78%) Big Data
5 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.85%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.85%) HPCC
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.85%) SQLite
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) GIS
7 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 54 (50.00%) Selenium
2 35 (32.41%) WebDriver
3 23 (21.30%) Cucumber
4 17 (15.74%) JIRA
5 15 (13.89%) JUnit
6 14 (12.96%) Git (software)
7 12 (11.11%) TeamCity
8 11 (10.19%) SpecFlow
9 10 (9.26%) Appium
9 10 (9.26%) Jenkins
10 8 (7.41%) NUnit
11 7 (6.48%) Maven
12 6 (5.56%) Capybara
12 6 (5.56%) JMeter
12 6 (5.56%) NeoLoad
12 6 (5.56%) Zephyr
13 5 (4.63%) Jasmine
13 5 (4.63%) SoapUI
13 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
13 5 (4.63%) Xcode
General
1 37 (34.26%) Finance
2 30 (27.78%) Banking
3 10 (9.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.85%) Front Office
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Developer
2 20 (18.52%) QA Engineer
3 16 (14.81%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.96%) Analyst
4 14 (12.96%) Test Analyst
5 12 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) QA Test Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Senior QA Engineer
6 10 (9.26%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (8.33%) Tester
8 7 (6.48%) Automation Tester
8 7 (6.48%) Developer in Test
8 7 (6.48%) QA Automation Engineer
8 7 (6.48%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.56%) Coordinator
9 6 (5.56%) Test Coordinator
9 6 (5.56%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.63%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) Web Services
2 19 (17.59%) AngularJS
3 18 (16.67%) SOAP
4 17 (15.74%) Spring
4 17 (15.74%) XML
5 16 (14.81%) .NET
6 15 (13.89%) HTML
7 14 (12.96%) JSON
7 14 (12.96%) REST
8 12 (11.11%) CSS
9 11 (10.19%) CSS3
9 11 (10.19%) HTML5
10 9 (8.33%) GWT
10 9 (8.33%) Struts
10 9 (8.33%) Struts2
11 8 (7.41%) .NET Framework
11 8 (7.41%) JDBC
11 8 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (5.56%) RESTful
13 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.78%) Fintech
3 3 (2.78%) User Experience
4 2 (1.85%) Biometrics
4 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Equities
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Android
2 10 (9.26%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.48%) Windows
4 6 (5.56%) Unix
5 3 (2.78%) Linux
6 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.89%) BDD
3 35 (32.41%) TDD
4 24 (22.22%) Scrum
5 18 (16.67%) SDLC
6 15 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 14 (12.96%) Automated Testing
7 14 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting
9 12 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 12 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 11 (10.19%) OO
10 11 (10.19%) Software Testing
11 10 (9.26%) Integration Testing
11 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.41%) DevOps
12 8 (7.41%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.48%) Agile Testing
13 7 (6.48%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 46 (42.59%) Java
2 27 (25.00%) SQL
3 20 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.59%) C#
5 8 (7.41%) Python
5 8 (7.41%) Ruby
6 6 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.63%) Scala
7 5 (4.63%) VBA
8 4 (3.70%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.85%) VB
10 1 (0.93%) Clojure
10 1 (0.93%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.26%) ISTQB
2 10 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.33%) ISEB
4 8 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.63%) Degree
7 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (36.11%) QA
2 7 (6.48%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.78%) Puppet
3 2 (1.85%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Oracle
2 11 (10.19%) HP
3 6 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.70%) Twitter
6 3 (2.78%) Sun
7 2 (1.85%) Siebel
8 1 (0.93%) Calypso
8 1 (0.93%) Compaq
8 1 (0.93%) Facebook
8 1 (0.93%) Google
8 1 (0.93%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.93%) Informatica
8 1 (0.93%) Murex
8 1 (0.93%) Rally
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) Solace
8 1 (0.93%) Splunk
8 1 (0.93%) Terracotta
8 1 (0.93%) webMethods
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