The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing 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
Automated Testing
Rank 180 230 252
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +22
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 673 490 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.34% 0.99% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.25% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 320 280
Median daily rate £425 £373 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Median hourly rate £42.25 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £39.00 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.45 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
Automated Testing
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41115 39220 37496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.13% 79.37% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 27556 25280 24056
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1120 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 289 £480 +6.66% 63
South East +62 170 £408 +16.42% 28
North West -11 44 £331 -5.35% 19
Yorkshire +14 42 £360 +20.00% 23
West Midlands +17 39 £453 +53.38% 14
South West -11 29 £338 -10.00% 15
North East -35 28 £315 -15.43% 5
East of England +1 18 £400 +21.67% 20
East Midlands +22 15 £338 +12.50% 10
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 England region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 764 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (40.97%) Java
3 439 (36.55%) Continuous Integration
4 366 (30.47%) Scrum
5 285 (23.73%) TDD
6 279 (23.23%) HTML
7 271 (22.56%) Git (software)
8 270 (22.48%) Selenium
9 267 (22.23%) Jenkins
10 258 (21.48%) CSS
11 239 (19.90%) SQL
12 237 (19.73%) Linux
13 233 (19.40%) JavaScript
14 231 (19.23%) QA
15 216 (17.99%) C#
15 216 (17.99%) JIRA
16 208 (17.32%) Finance
17 204 (16.99%) REST
18 201 (16.74%) HTML5
19 196 (16.32%) Python
20 174 (14.49%) Ruby
21 168 (13.99%) HTTP
22 165 (13.74%) Web Services
23 161 (13.41%) Open Source
24 160 (13.32%) Oracle
24 160 (13.32%) JSON
25 158 (13.16%) Subversion
25 158 (13.16%) RESTful
26 154 (12.82%) Scala
27 153 (12.74%) .NET

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 86 (7.16%) Confluence
2 57 (4.75%) Node.js
3 41 (3.41%) IIS
4 40 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 40 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 36 (3.00%) Apache Spark
6 33 (2.75%) CMS
7 32 (2.66%) JBoss
8 31 (2.58%) Jetty
9 28 (2.33%) Apache
10 25 (2.08%) nginx
11 13 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.00%) Oracle 10gAS
12 12 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
12 12 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.92%) PowerExchange
14 9 (0.75%) Drupal
14 9 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 39 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.17%) HipChat
3 13 (1.08%) MS Office
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.083%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.083%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (1.58%) Magento
2 14 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.58%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.50%) Beauchamp
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.17%) Endur
8 2 (0.17%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.083%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.25%) GitHub
3 25 (2.08%) IaaS
4 23 (1.92%) PaaS
5 18 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (1.33%) Google Play
7 15 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (0.92%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.92%) Heroku
9 10 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 9 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.75%) Force.com
11 8 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.58%) Veeva
13 6 (0.50%) Google App Engine
13 6 (0.50%) SaaS
14 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
15 1 (0.083%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 168 (13.99%) HTTP
2 48 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 31 (2.58%) FTP
4 29 (2.41%) DHCP
4 29 (2.41%) DNS
4 29 (2.41%) IPsec
5 25 (2.08%) SSL
6 22 (1.83%) Internet
7 17 (1.42%) H.323
8 13 (1.08%) Telepresence
9 9 (0.75%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.50%) DVB
11 5 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.42%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.33%) Firewall
12 4 (0.33%) Network Security
12 4 (0.33%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.25%) SSH
14 2 (0.17%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.83%) Relational Database
3 86 (7.16%) MySQL
4 55 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 54 (4.50%) Big Data
5 54 (4.50%) Oracle Database
6 43 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (3.41%) Hadoop
8 40 (3.33%) NoSQL
9 38 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 32 (2.66%) RDBMS
13 25 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.92%) DB2
15 21 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
17 14 (1.17%) HBase
18 11 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
18 11 (0.92%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 271 (22.56%) Git (software)
2 270 (22.48%) Selenium
3 267 (22.23%) Jenkins
4 216 (17.99%) JIRA
5 158 (13.16%) Subversion
6 136 (11.32%) JUnit
7 108 (8.99%) Cucumber
8 95 (7.91%) WebDriver
9 75 (6.24%) HP UFT
10 66 (5.50%) Maven
11 56 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 43 (3.58%) Gradle
13 42 (3.50%) SpecFlow
13 42 (3.50%) Travis CI
14 36 (3.00%) Appium
15 33 (2.75%) Visual Studio
16 31 (2.58%) Grunt
17 29 (2.41%) Ant
18 28 (2.33%) LoadRunner
19 27 (2.25%) TeamCity
General
1 208 (17.32%) Finance
2 85 (7.08%) Banking
3 42 (3.50%) Games
4 38 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 35 (2.91%) Retail
6 27 (2.25%) Front Office
7 19 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.50%) Publishing
9 15 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.17%) Marketing
11 11 (0.92%) Electronics
12 8 (0.67%) Back Office
13 7 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.25%) Advertising
15 3 (0.25%) Legal
15 3 (0.25%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.17%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.17%) Automotive
16 2 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 526 (43.80%) Developer
2 147 (12.24%) Tester
3 145 (12.07%) Analyst
4 137 (11.41%) Test Analyst
5 127 (10.57%) Java Developer
6 95 (7.91%) Test Engineer
7 83 (6.91%) Scala Developer
8 81 (6.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 78 (6.49%) Senior Developer
10 66 (5.50%) Automation Tester
11 58 (4.83%) C# Developer
12 51 (4.25%) Automation Test Analyst
12 51 (4.25%) Test Automation Engineer
13 49 (4.08%) QA Engineer
14 43 (3.58%) Consultant
14 43 (3.58%) QA Tester
14 43 (3.58%) Test Manager
15 37 (3.08%) Java Scala Developer
15 37 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
15 37 (3.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (23.23%) HTML
2 258 (21.48%) CSS
3 204 (16.99%) REST
4 201 (16.74%) HTML5
5 165 (13.74%) Web Services
6 160 (13.32%) JSON
7 158 (13.16%) RESTful
8 153 (12.74%) .NET
9 140 (11.66%) Spring
10 138 (11.49%) CSS3
11 120 (9.99%) Ajax
12 118 (9.83%) XML
13 88 (7.33%) AngularJS
14 86 (7.16%) Play Framework
15 84 (6.99%) Ruby on Rails
16 83 (6.91%) Django
17 79 (6.58%) Guice
18 69 (5.75%) SOAP
19 55 (4.58%) jQuery
20 52 (4.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.66%) User Experience
2 56 (4.66%) Mobile App
3 43 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (2.58%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.58%) iPad
8 18 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 18 (1.50%) Cryptography
8 18 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.17%) Derivative
10 14 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.17%) Market Risk
11 13 (1.08%) Animation
11 13 (1.08%) Fintech
11 13 (1.08%) iPhone
11 13 (1.08%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.00%) Data Integration
12 12 (1.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 237 (19.73%) Linux
2 95 (7.91%) Windows
3 92 (7.66%) Unix
4 69 (5.75%) Android
5 60 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.33%) AIX
8 15 (1.25%) Solaris
9 11 (0.92%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.83%) VME
11 4 (0.33%) CentOS
11 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.17%) Debian
12 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.17%) SUSE
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.083%) VMS
13 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (63.61%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (36.55%) Continuous Integration
3 366 (30.47%) Scrum
4 285 (23.73%) TDD
5 161 (13.41%) Open Source
6 151 (12.57%) BDD
7 143 (11.91%) Configuration Management
7 143 (11.91%) DevOps
8 135 (11.24%) Test Automation
8 135 (11.24%) Test Scripting
9 124 (10.32%) Manual Testing
10 119 (9.91%) Kanban
11 109 (9.08%) Mentoring
12 105 (8.74%) Software Testing
13 104 (8.66%) Unit Testing
14 101 (8.41%) OO
15 97 (8.08%) Software Engineering
16 96 (7.99%) Continuous Delivery
16 96 (7.99%) Front End Development
17 92 (7.66%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 492 (40.97%) Java
2 239 (19.90%) SQL
3 233 (19.40%) JavaScript
4 216 (17.99%) C#
5 196 (16.32%) Python
6 174 (14.49%) Ruby
7 154 (12.82%) Scala
8 59 (4.91%) PHP
9 44 (3.66%) C++
10 31 (2.58%) Bash Shell
11 27 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.92%) Groovy
12 23 (1.92%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.83%) Apex Code
14 21 (1.75%) SOQL
15 20 (1.67%) T-SQL
16 19 (1.58%) Perl
17 18 (1.50%) C
18 14 (1.17%) VB
19 13 (1.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 97 (8.08%) Security Cleared
2 96 (7.99%) ISEB
3 91 (7.58%) ISTQB
4 64 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 54 (4.50%) Degree
6 36 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (1.17%) Sun Certification
9 10 (0.83%) PhD
10 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.42%) CISSP
11 5 (0.42%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.33%) CEH
12 4 (0.33%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.25%) HND
13 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (19.23%) QA
2 12 (1.00%) FedRAMP
3 9 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.33%) WCAG
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.25%) SDET
5 3 (0.25%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.083%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.083%) GMP
7 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (3.91%) Docker
2 28 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.50%) Xen
4 8 (0.67%) HDFS
5 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.17%) KVM
6 2 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.083%) Varnish
7 1 (0.083%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 81 (6.74%) Puppet
2 50 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (1.58%) Ansible
5 10 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.67%) Netcool
7 5 (0.42%) Terraform
8 4 (0.33%) Mesos
9 2 (0.17%) Nagios
10 1 (0.083%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.083%) Control-M
10 1 (0.083%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.083%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.083%) Grafana
10 1 (0.083%) Kibana
10 1 (0.083%) Nessus
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.083%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 160 (13.32%) Oracle
2 123 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 108 (8.99%) Google
4 53 (4.41%) HP
5 42 (3.50%) SAP
6 36 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (2.41%) VMware
8 24 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 19 (1.58%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.33%) Siebel
10 16 (1.33%) Talend
11 15 (1.25%) IBM
11 15 (1.25%) Sybase
12 14 (1.17%) Adobe
12 14 (1.17%) Apple
13 12 (1.00%) Axway
13 12 (1.00%) Informatica
13 12 (1.00%) New Relic
14 11 (0.92%) Genesys
15 9 (0.75%) Sun
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £298.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
Churchill Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Northamptonshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Riverside Park, - Stoke on Trent
Ticketmaster
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago