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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 134 145 152
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 72 57 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.26% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 44 50
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £341 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £613 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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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
4607 4525 5619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.04% 77.31% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 3375 4180
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.70 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 84 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.53%) Finance
3 47 (36.43%) QA
4 46 (35.66%) C#
4 46 (35.66%) SQL
5 44 (34.11%) Java
6 43 (33.33%) TDD
6 43 (33.33%) BDD
7 42 (32.56%) Selenium
8 35 (27.13%) Cucumber
9 30 (23.26%) Scrum
10 28 (21.71%) .NET
11 27 (20.93%) Banking
11 27 (20.93%) WebDriver
12 26 (20.16%) Automated Testing
12 26 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (18.60%) SpecFlow
14 23 (17.83%) Jenkins
14 23 (17.83%) Test Scripting
14 23 (17.83%) Ruby
15 22 (17.05%) Test Strategy
15 22 (17.05%) Open Source
16 21 (16.28%) Git (software)
17 20 (15.50%) DevOps
17 20 (15.50%) Web Services
18 19 (14.73%) Investment Banking
19 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
20 16 (12.40%) JavaScript
20 16 (12.40%) Software Testing
21 15 (11.63%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (2.33%) Node.js
2 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.55%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.78%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) SunGard GMI
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) PSTN
3 3 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (1.55%) 3G
4 2 (1.55%) SS7
4 2 (1.55%) TCAP
4 2 (1.55%) ISUP
4 2 (1.55%) SCCP
4 2 (1.55%) INAP
4 2 (1.55%) 2G
4 2 (1.55%) 4G
4 2 (1.55%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.55%) GSM
5 1 (0.78%) Broadband
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) RTSP
5 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (4.65%) OLAP
4 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.65%) QlikView
4 6 (4.65%) Big Data
4 6 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.88%) SSDT
5 5 (3.88%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (3.88%) MySQL
6 4 (3.10%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.10%) Impala
7 3 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 42 (32.56%) Selenium
2 35 (27.13%) Cucumber
3 27 (20.93%) WebDriver
4 24 (18.60%) SpecFlow
5 23 (17.83%) Jenkins
6 21 (16.28%) Git (software)
7 14 (10.85%) WATIR
8 13 (10.08%) Jasmine
9 11 (8.53%) Capybara
9 11 (8.53%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
10 10 (7.75%) JUnit
10 10 (7.75%) HP UFT
10 10 (7.75%) JIRA
10 10 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (6.20%) JMeter
12 7 (5.43%) Subversion
12 7 (5.43%) RSpec
12 7 (5.43%) Calabash
13 6 (4.65%) FitNesse
General
1 51 (39.53%) Finance
2 27 (20.93%) Banking
3 19 (14.73%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.65%) Back Office
6 5 (3.88%) Advertising
7 3 (2.33%) Games
8 2 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.55%) Marketing
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Front Office
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.23%) Developer
2 26 (20.16%) Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Test Analyst
4 14 (10.85%) Tester
5 11 (8.53%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.75%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.20%) QA Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) AWS Developer
8 7 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Architect
10 5 (3.88%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (3.88%) QA Tester
10 5 (3.88%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.71%) .NET
2 20 (15.50%) Web Services
3 15 (11.63%) XML
4 13 (10.08%) SOAP
5 12 (9.30%) RESTful
6 11 (8.53%) REST
7 10 (7.75%) Gherkin
8 9 (6.98%) HTML
9 5 (3.88%) CSS
9 5 (3.88%) Middleware
9 5 (3.88%) JSON
9 5 (3.88%) MDX
10 4 (3.10%) jQuery
10 4 (3.10%) Spring
10 4 (3.10%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.10%) MSMQ
10 4 (3.10%) Ember.js
10 4 (3.10%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.10%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (4.65%) Equities
2 6 (4.65%) Derivative
3 5 (3.88%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.10%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.10%) User Experience
5 3 (2.33%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.33%) Replication
5 3 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
5 3 (2.33%) IPTV
6 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.55%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.55%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Windows
2 11 (8.53%) Linux
3 8 (6.20%) Android
4 6 (4.65%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.88%) UNIX
6 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (65.12%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.33%) TDD
2 43 (33.33%) BDD
3 30 (23.26%) Scrum
4 26 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (20.16%) Automated Testing
5 23 (17.83%) Test Scripting
6 22 (17.05%) Open Source
6 22 (17.05%) Test Strategy
7 20 (15.50%) DevOps
8 16 (12.40%) Software Testing
9 15 (11.63%) Software Engineering
10 13 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (10.08%) Load Testing
10 13 (10.08%) SDLC
11 12 (9.30%) OO
11 12 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.75%) Security Testing
12 10 (7.75%) Integration Testing
13 9 (6.98%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.66%) C#
1 46 (35.66%) SQL
2 44 (34.11%) Java
3 23 (17.83%) Ruby
4 16 (12.40%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.75%) Python
6 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 6 (4.65%) Groovy
7 6 (4.65%) C++
8 5 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.88%) VB.NET
9 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.10%) Lua
10 3 (2.33%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.33%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.33%) Scala
11 2 (1.55%) Clojure
11 2 (1.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 11 (8.53%) ISEB
3 5 (3.88%) Degree
3 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) MCAD
5 1 (0.78%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (36.43%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) Basel III
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) HDFS
2 4 (3.10%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.10%) Puppet
2 4 (3.10%) Oozie
2 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.10%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) logstash
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Flashback
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.78%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.30%) Oracle
3 5 (3.88%) Sybase
3 5 (3.88%) SAP
4 4 (3.10%) IBM
4 4 (3.10%) Perforce
5 3 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.33%) HP
5 3 (2.33%) OpenText
6 2 (1.55%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.78%) SEEBURGER
7 1 (0.78%) Rogue Wave
7 1 (0.78%) hybris
7 1 (0.78%) Maxymiser
7 1 (0.78%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.78%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.78%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.78%) FatWire
7 1 (0.78%) Software AG
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