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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 110 106 168
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +62
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 90 106 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.61% 1.59% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.07% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 87 28
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£403 £450 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +17.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 82 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (51.54%) Java
3 53 (40.77%) Selenium
4 51 (39.23%) TDD
5 44 (33.85%) QA
5 44 (33.85%) SQL
6 42 (32.31%) Scrum
7 40 (30.77%) Cucumber
8 38 (29.23%) BDD
8 38 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (27.69%) XML
10 34 (26.15%) Ruby
11 26 (20.00%) WebDriver
12 25 (19.23%) Finance
12 25 (19.23%) Web Services
13 23 (17.69%) .NET
13 23 (17.69%) C#
14 21 (16.15%) Automated Testing
15 20 (15.38%) JSON
16 19 (14.62%) Test Scripting
17 17 (13.08%) Open Source
17 17 (13.08%) JIRA
18 15 (11.54%) UNIX
18 15 (11.54%) Apple iOS
18 15 (11.54%) Test Strategy
19 14 (10.77%) Mobile App
19 14 (10.77%) Regression Testing
19 14 (10.77%) Banking
20 13 (10.00%) Software Engineering
20 13 (10.00%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (3.85%) IIS
2 3 (2.31%) CMS
2 3 (2.31%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.77%) Node.js
4 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.77%) JBoss
4 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.77%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) Final Cut Pro
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) HTTP
2 3 (2.31%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.54%) ATM
3 2 (1.54%) Broadband
3 2 (1.54%) Network Security
4 1 (0.77%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.77%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) SQLite
3 3 (2.31%) CouchDB
3 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.31%) Big Data
3 3 (2.31%) MySQL
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Navigator
4 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.54%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.77%) DB2
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (40.77%) Selenium
2 40 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 26 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 17 (13.08%) JIRA
5 13 (10.00%) Git (software)
6 12 (9.23%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (8.46%) Jenkins
8 10 (7.69%) SpecFlow
8 10 (7.69%) JUnit
8 10 (7.69%) Maven
9 9 (6.92%) JMeter
10 8 (6.15%) WATIR
10 8 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (6.15%) Calabash
11 7 (5.38%) Mockito
11 7 (5.38%) Appium
11 7 (5.38%) Hudson
11 7 (5.38%) Subversion
11 7 (5.38%) FitNesse
12 6 (4.62%) Sahi
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 10 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.08%) Back Office
4 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.31%) Front Office
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (25.38%) Developer
2 24 (18.46%) Tester
3 22 (16.92%) Analyst
4 20 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 20 (15.38%) Test Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) Automation Tester
5 12 (9.23%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (6.15%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.38%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Consultant
10 4 (3.08%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.08%) Test Consultant
10 4 (3.08%) iOS Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Agile Coach
11 3 (2.31%) Performance Test Engineer
11 3 (2.31%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (2.31%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.69%) XML
2 25 (19.23%) Web Services
3 23 (17.69%) .NET
4 20 (15.38%) JSON
5 13 (10.00%) RESTful
6 11 (8.46%) REST
7 10 (7.69%) HTML
7 10 (7.69%) SOAP
7 10 (7.69%) Spring
8 6 (4.62%) Middleware
9 5 (3.85%) Servlets
9 5 (3.85%) J2EE
9 5 (3.85%) .NET Framework
9 5 (3.85%) Gherkin
10 4 (3.08%) CSS
11 3 (2.31%) JSP
11 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET
11 3 (2.31%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (2.31%) XSLT
11 3 (2.31%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) Open Source
2 14 (10.77%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.38%) Derivative
4 6 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.85%) User Experience
5 5 (3.85%) Equities
6 4 (3.08%) STB
7 3 (2.31%) IPTV
7 3 (2.31%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.31%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.31%) iPad
8 2 (1.54%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.54%) GIS
8 2 (1.54%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.77%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.77%) Human Factors
9 1 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) UNIX
1 15 (11.54%) Apple iOS
2 12 (9.23%) Android
3 11 (8.46%) Windows
4 10 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (63.08%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.23%) TDD
3 42 (32.31%) Scrum
4 38 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (29.23%) BDD
5 21 (16.15%) Automated Testing
6 19 (14.62%) Test Scripting
7 15 (11.54%) Test Strategy
8 14 (10.77%) Regression Testing
9 13 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 12 (9.23%) Software Testing
10 12 (9.23%) Waterfall
11 10 (7.69%) Kanban
11 10 (7.69%) Security Testing
12 9 (6.92%) Performance Testing
12 9 (6.92%) V-Model
12 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
13 8 (6.15%) User Stories
13 8 (6.15%) Automation Testing
14 7 (5.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.54%) Java
2 44 (33.85%) SQL
3 34 (26.15%) Ruby
4 23 (17.69%) C#
5 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.38%) C++
6 7 (5.38%) Python
7 6 (4.62%) Objective-C
7 6 (4.62%) Scala
8 5 (3.85%) C
9 3 (2.31%) VBScript
10 2 (1.54%) Groovy
10 2 (1.54%) Perl
11 1 (0.77%) PHP
11 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.77%) VB
11 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.92%) ISEB
3 8 (6.15%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (33.85%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.77%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (3.85%) Puppet
2 4 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.62%) HP
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle
4 3 (2.31%) Adobe
5 1 (0.77%) Sybase
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) Apple
5 1 (0.77%) FatWire
5 1 (0.77%) Serena
5 1 (0.77%) Google
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.77%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.77%) SOASTA, Inc
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