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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 133 108 168
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +60
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 60 113 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 1.82% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.36% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 90 19
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£475 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £312 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +4.37%
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
4247 4794 4805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.68% 77.19% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3314 3519 3656
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 53
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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.

1 105 (70.47%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (45.64%) Java
3 66 (44.30%) Selenium
4 63 (42.28%) SQL
5 59 (39.60%) TDD
6 53 (35.57%) Scrum
7 51 (34.23%) QA
8 50 (33.56%) Finance
9 47 (31.54%) Cucumber
10 46 (30.87%) BDD
11 40 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (22.82%) Banking
12 34 (22.82%) C#
12 34 (22.82%) XML
13 33 (22.15%) Ruby
14 30 (20.13%) .NET
15 29 (19.46%) Investment Banking
15 29 (19.46%) WebDriver
16 26 (17.45%) Automated Testing
17 19 (12.75%) Test Scripting
17 19 (12.75%) JSON
18 18 (12.08%) QuickTest Pro
18 18 (12.08%) Open Source
18 18 (12.08%) DevOps
19 17 (11.41%) Windows
20 16 (10.74%) Test Strategy
20 16 (10.74%) SpecFlow
20 16 (10.74%) Jenkins
21 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
21 15 (10.07%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (4.03%) IIS
2 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.68%) CMS
2 4 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.67%) Node.js
4 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) Maya
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.01%) Force.com
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.70%) HTTP
2 4 (2.68%) HTTPS
3 3 (2.01%) Internet
4 2 (1.34%) ATM
4 2 (1.34%) Broadband
5 1 (0.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.03%) Big Data
3 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.68%) Impala
3 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.68%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.68%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.01%) Jackrabbit
4 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.34%) MySQL
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.34%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) SSDT
6 1 (0.67%) QlikView
6 1 (0.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 66 (44.30%) Selenium
2 47 (31.54%) Cucumber
3 29 (19.46%) WebDriver
4 18 (12.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (10.74%) SpecFlow
5 16 (10.74%) Jenkins
6 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
7 14 (9.40%) JMeter
8 13 (8.72%) JUnit
9 10 (6.71%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.71%) WATIR
10 9 (6.04%) Maven
10 9 (6.04%) Calabash
10 9 (6.04%) Hudson
11 8 (5.37%) Subversion
12 7 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (4.70%) JIRA
12 7 (4.70%) Mockito
13 5 (3.36%) Sahi
14 4 (2.68%) RSpec
General
1 50 (33.56%) Finance
2 34 (22.82%) Banking
3 29 (19.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.68%) Front Office
5 3 (2.01%) Back Office
5 3 (2.01%) Games
5 3 (2.01%) Retail
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Developer
2 22 (14.77%) Analyst
2 22 (14.77%) Test Analyst
3 16 (10.74%) Tester
4 13 (8.72%) Test Leader
5 11 (7.38%) Senior Developer
5 11 (7.38%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.04%) AWS Developer
7 8 (5.37%) QA Analyst
7 8 (5.37%) QA Tester
7 8 (5.37%) QA Test Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.03%) Consultant
9 6 (4.03%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.03%) Test Consultant
10 5 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.36%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.68%) Hadoop Developer
11 4 (2.68%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.82%) XML
2 30 (20.13%) .NET
3 19 (12.75%) JSON
4 15 (10.07%) Web Services
5 14 (9.40%) RESTful
6 13 (8.72%) HTML
7 8 (5.37%) Spring
7 8 (5.37%) Gherkin
8 7 (4.70%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.70%) MSMQ
8 7 (4.70%) CSS
9 6 (4.03%) SOAP
10 5 (3.36%) J2EE
10 5 (3.36%) Middleware
10 5 (3.36%) REST
11 4 (2.68%) Backbone.js
11 4 (2.68%) Java SE
11 4 (2.68%) jQuery
11 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.68%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.08%) Open Source
2 8 (5.37%) Credit Risk
3 7 (4.70%) Equities
4 6 (4.03%) Derivative
5 5 (3.36%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.68%) User Experience
6 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.68%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.68%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.68%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.01%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.34%) iPad
8 2 (1.34%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.67%) W3C
9 1 (0.67%) DTV
9 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.41%) Windows
2 12 (8.05%) UNIX
3 11 (7.38%) Apple iOS
4 9 (6.04%) Linux
5 7 (4.70%) Android
6 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (70.47%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (39.60%) TDD
3 53 (35.57%) Scrum
4 46 (30.87%) BDD
5 40 (26.85%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (17.45%) Automated Testing
7 19 (12.75%) Test Scripting
8 18 (12.08%) DevOps
9 16 (10.74%) Test Strategy
10 14 (9.40%) Regression Testing
11 12 (8.05%) Waterfall
12 10 (6.71%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.04%) Migration
13 9 (6.04%) V-Model
13 9 (6.04%) Software Engineering
13 9 (6.04%) Software Testing
14 8 (5.37%) Security Testing
14 8 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (5.37%) ITIL
14 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 68 (45.64%) Java
2 63 (42.28%) SQL
3 34 (22.82%) C#
4 33 (22.15%) Ruby
5 13 (8.72%) C++
6 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.71%) Python
8 7 (4.70%) C
9 4 (2.68%) Scala
9 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.01%) Apex Code
10 3 (2.01%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.01%) Lua
10 3 (2.01%) Perl
10 3 (2.01%) PHP
11 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.34%) Groovy
11 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.71%) ISEB
3 6 (4.03%) Degree
4 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) MCAD
4 1 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (34.23%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) Basel III
2 2 (1.34%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) Apache Flume
1 4 (2.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.03%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.36%) Puppet
2 5 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.36%) Ansible
3 4 (2.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 13 (8.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.37%) Sybase
3 7 (4.70%) Oracle
4 5 (3.36%) IBM
5 4 (2.68%) Perforce
6 3 (2.01%) Maxymiser
6 3 (2.01%) HP
6 3 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.34%) SAP
7 2 (1.34%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.67%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.67%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.67%) FatWire
8 1 (0.67%) Serena
8 1 (0.67%) Rogue Wave
8 1 (0.67%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.67%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe
8 1 (0.67%) SunGard
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