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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 153 149 170
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 51 80 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 1.10% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.43% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 45
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £505 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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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
4540 5600 5633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.42% 76.68% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3479 4134 4192
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 91
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.93 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.73% -39.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 73 (61.86%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.76%) Java
3 47 (39.83%) TDD
4 44 (37.29%) BDD
5 40 (33.90%) QA
5 40 (33.90%) Selenium
6 37 (31.36%) Cucumber
7 34 (28.81%) SQL
8 29 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (23.73%) Scrum
9 28 (23.73%) Web Services
10 25 (21.19%) Finance
10 25 (21.19%) Ruby
11 24 (20.34%) XML
12 22 (18.64%) WebDriver
13 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
13 21 (17.80%) .NET
14 20 (16.95%) C#
14 20 (16.95%) Automated Testing
14 20 (16.95%) Mobile App
15 19 (16.10%) Apple iOS
16 17 (14.41%) Banking
17 16 (13.56%) Test Scripting
17 16 (13.56%) Degree
17 16 (13.56%) Open Source
17 16 (13.56%) Android
17 16 (13.56%) Automation Testing
18 15 (12.71%) Test Strategy
19 14 (11.86%) JSON
19 14 (11.86%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (4.24%) Node.js
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.69%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.85%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.78%) HTTP
2 2 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.85%) DVB
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) Broadband
3 1 (0.85%) LAN
3 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) MySQL
2 5 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.24%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.54%) SQLite
4 3 (2.54%) DB2
5 2 (1.69%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.69%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.69%) CouchDB
5 2 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (33.90%) Selenium
2 37 (31.36%) Cucumber
3 22 (18.64%) WebDriver
4 13 (11.02%) JIRA
5 12 (10.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (9.32%) FitNesse
7 10 (8.47%) JBehave
7 10 (8.47%) Calabash
8 9 (7.63%) Git (software)
9 8 (6.78%) WATIR
9 8 (6.78%) Jenkins
10 7 (5.93%) Appium
10 7 (5.93%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.08%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.08%) Sahi
12 5 (4.24%) JMeter
12 5 (4.24%) JUnit
12 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
13 4 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (3.39%) Robotium
General
1 25 (21.19%) Finance
2 17 (14.41%) Banking
3 13 (11.02%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Back Office
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (25.42%) Analyst
2 28 (23.73%) Developer
2 28 (23.73%) Tester
2 28 (23.73%) Test Analyst
3 13 (11.02%) Automation Tester
4 12 (10.17%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (8.47%) Test Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) QA Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.93%) iOS Developer
8 6 (5.08%) QA Analyst
8 6 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.24%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
10 4 (3.39%) Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Automation Analyst
11 3 (2.54%) Test Consultant
11 3 (2.54%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.73%) Web Services
2 24 (20.34%) XML
3 21 (17.80%) .NET
4 14 (11.86%) JSON
5 13 (11.02%) SOAP
6 10 (8.47%) REST
7 6 (5.08%) Spring
8 5 (4.24%) HTML
8 5 (4.24%) Mustache
8 5 (4.24%) Sass
8 5 (4.24%) RESTful
9 4 (3.39%) Middleware
10 3 (2.54%) JMX
10 3 (2.54%) MSMQ
10 3 (2.54%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.69%) Servlets
12 1 (0.85%) Struts
12 1 (0.85%) J2EE
12 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.95%) Mobile App
2 16 (13.56%) Open Source
3 14 (11.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.08%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.24%) STB
5 5 (4.24%) Data Integration
5 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.39%) User Experience
6 4 (3.39%) Data Conversion
6 4 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.54%) GIS
7 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.69%) iPad
8 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.69%) IPTV
8 2 (1.69%) Derivative
9 1 (0.85%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.85%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.10%) Apple iOS
2 16 (13.56%) Android
3 11 (9.32%) UNIX
4 7 (5.93%) Linux
5 4 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (61.86%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.83%) TDD
3 44 (37.29%) BDD
4 29 (24.58%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (23.73%) Scrum
6 21 (17.80%) Software Engineering
7 20 (16.95%) Automated Testing
8 16 (13.56%) Test Scripting
8 16 (13.56%) Automation Testing
9 15 (12.71%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.02%) Software Testing
11 12 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (9.32%) OO
13 9 (7.63%) Regression Testing
13 9 (7.63%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.63%) Kanban
14 8 (6.78%) Test Management
14 8 (6.78%) Migration
14 8 (6.78%) iOS Development
15 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (45.76%) Java
2 34 (28.81%) SQL
3 25 (21.19%) Ruby
4 20 (16.95%) C#
5 12 (10.17%) Objective-C
6 9 (7.63%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.78%) Python
8 6 (5.08%) Groovy
9 4 (3.39%) C++
9 4 (3.39%) Scala
10 3 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.69%) VBScript
11 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.69%) C
11 2 (1.69%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) Perl
12 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.85%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (13.56%) Degree
2 10 (8.47%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.63%) ISEB
4 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (33.90%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) GAAP
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.54%) Puppet
3 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.85%) AppManager
Vendors
1 8 (6.78%) HP
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle
3 4 (3.39%) Sybase
3 4 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.39%) Informatica
4 2 (1.69%) Adobe
4 2 (1.69%) Teradata
5 1 (0.85%) Telerik
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.85%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.85%) Facebook
5 1 (0.85%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.85%) Apple
5 1 (0.85%) NetIQ
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