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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 194 215 238
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 664 573 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.11% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.38% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 420 301
Median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
Median hourly rate £59.31 - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
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
41353 41436 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.13% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 27436 24583
Median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1087 1133
Median hourly rate £28.75 £27.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +40 343 £450 - 77
South East +22 119 £400 +2.56% 27
West Midlands +2 42 £450 +51.26% 8
Yorkshire +9 41 £400 +23.07% 25
South West -3 34 £400 +6.66% 18
North West -12 29 £325 -12.16% 25
North East -37 27 £325 +3.17% 1
East Midlands +12 21 £338 +3.84% 17
East of England +4 12 £375 +25.00% 14
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 850 (64.01%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (41.72%) Java
3 455 (34.26%) Continuous Integration
4 403 (30.35%) Scrum
5 341 (25.68%) HTML
6 337 (25.38%) Git (software)
7 334 (25.15%) TDD
8 316 (23.80%) CSS
9 305 (22.97%) JavaScript
10 289 (21.76%) Jenkins
11 288 (21.69%) Selenium
12 265 (19.95%) HTML5
13 252 (18.98%) REST
14 247 (18.60%) QA
15 246 (18.52%) C#
16 237 (17.85%) JIRA
17 233 (17.55%) Linux
18 229 (17.24%) SQL
19 225 (16.94%) Ruby
20 199 (14.98%) Python
20 199 (14.98%) Open Source
21 196 (14.76%) Web Services
22 189 (14.23%) JSON
23 182 (13.70%) BDD
24 178 (13.40%) HTTP
25 177 (13.33%) Finance
26 176 (13.25%) Scala
27 174 (13.10%) RESTful
27 174 (13.10%) CSS3
28 171 (12.88%) JUnit

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 87 (6.55%) Confluence
2 44 (3.31%) CMS
3 41 (3.09%) Apache Spark
4 25 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.73%) IIS
5 23 (1.73%) JBoss
6 21 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.43%) Apache
8 16 (1.20%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.13%) Jetty
10 11 (0.83%) Drupal
11 10 (0.75%) nginx
11 10 (0.75%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.53%) EPiServer CMS
15 6 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 40 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.90%) MS Office
3 4 (0.30%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.83%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.60%) Beauchamp
6 7 (0.53%) Magento
6 7 (0.53%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.075%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.075%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 87 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.16%) GitHub
3 26 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.88%) Google Play
5 22 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.28%) SaaS
7 15 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (0.83%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 11 (0.83%) Force.com
8 11 (0.83%) Heroku
9 10 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
10 8 (0.60%) Google App Engine
11 7 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.53%) Veeva
12 5 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
13 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.30%) PaaS
14 3 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (13.40%) HTTP
2 31 (2.33%) Internet
3 30 (2.26%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.20%) DHCP
4 16 (1.20%) DNS
5 15 (1.13%) FTP
5 15 (1.13%) IPsec
6 13 (0.98%) DVB
6 13 (0.98%) Kerberos
7 10 (0.75%) SSL
8 9 (0.68%) Bluetooth
8 9 (0.68%) LDAP
9 5 (0.38%) H.323
9 5 (0.38%) Network Security
9 5 (0.38%) Telepresence
10 3 (0.23%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.23%) SSH
10 3 (0.23%) WinSCP
10 3 (0.23%) Wireless
11 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 107 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 74 (5.57%) MySQL
3 74 (5.57%) NoSQL
4 69 (5.20%) MongoDB
5 60 (4.52%) Big Data
6 47 (3.54%) Hadoop
7 46 (3.46%) Oracle Database
8 42 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (2.41%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.36%) DB2
13 18 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (1.05%) Redis
14 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.90%) HBase
16 10 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 337 (25.38%) Git (software)
2 289 (21.76%) Jenkins
3 288 (21.69%) Selenium
4 237 (17.85%) JIRA
5 171 (12.88%) JUnit
6 147 (11.07%) Subversion
7 146 (10.99%) Cucumber
8 108 (8.13%) WebDriver
9 73 (5.50%) Maven
10 66 (4.97%) HP UFT
11 62 (4.67%) Gradle
11 62 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 47 (3.54%) SpecFlow
13 43 (3.24%) Appium
14 39 (2.94%) Ant
14 39 (2.94%) Grunt
15 34 (2.56%) JMeter
15 34 (2.56%) SoapUI
16 31 (2.33%) Visual Studio
17 26 (1.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 177 (13.33%) Finance
2 89 (6.70%) Banking
3 51 (3.84%) Games
4 35 (2.64%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.64%) Retail
5 34 (2.56%) Marketing
6 25 (1.88%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.66%) Front Office
8 17 (1.28%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.13%) Back Office
10 14 (1.05%) Publishing
11 9 (0.68%) Electronics
12 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.30%) Advertising
14 3 (0.23%) Legal
14 3 (0.23%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.15%) French Language
16 1 (0.075%) Danish Language
16 1 (0.075%) Interactive Media
16 1 (0.075%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 593 (44.65%) Developer
2 167 (12.58%) Tester
3 158 (11.90%) Java Developer
4 126 (9.49%) Analyst
5 113 (8.51%) Test Analyst
6 108 (8.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 99 (7.45%) Test Engineer
8 81 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 80 (6.02%) Scala Developer
10 78 (5.87%) Automation Tester
11 58 (4.37%) C# Developer
12 57 (4.29%) QA Engineer
13 55 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
14 49 (3.69%) Test Automation Engineer
14 49 (3.69%) Test Manager
15 47 (3.54%) Consultant
16 46 (3.46%) Agile Developer
17 43 (3.24%) Java Scala Developer
17 43 (3.24%) QA Tester
18 42 (3.16%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (25.68%) HTML
2 316 (23.80%) CSS
3 265 (19.95%) HTML5
4 252 (18.98%) REST
5 196 (14.76%) Web Services
6 189 (14.23%) JSON
7 174 (13.10%) CSS3
7 174 (13.10%) RESTful
8 139 (10.47%) Spring
9 129 (9.71%) .NET
9 129 (9.71%) AngularJS
10 126 (9.49%) Ajax
11 114 (8.58%) XML
12 106 (7.98%) Ruby on Rails
13 103 (7.76%) Play Framework
14 92 (6.93%) Django
15 88 (6.63%) Node.js
16 86 (6.48%) Guice
17 64 (4.82%) jQuery
18 57 (4.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.87%) User Experience
2 64 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 58 (4.37%) Computer Science
4 52 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.09%) Data Structures
6 33 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 30 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.18%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.28%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.28%) iPad
11 15 (1.13%) Cryptography
11 15 (1.13%) STB
12 14 (1.05%) MPEG
13 13 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.98%) Fintech
14 12 (0.90%) Animation
14 12 (0.90%) Data Integration
14 12 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.90%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 233 (17.55%) Linux
2 94 (7.08%) Android
3 87 (6.55%) Apple iOS
4 86 (6.48%) Windows
5 68 (5.12%) Unix
6 22 (1.66%) CentOS
7 15 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.75%) CoreOS
10 8 (0.60%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.53%) VME
12 6 (0.45%) Solaris
13 3 (0.23%) AIX
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.15%) Debian
15 1 (0.075%) SUSE
15 1 (0.075%) VMS
15 1 (0.075%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 850 (64.01%) Agile Software Development
2 455 (34.26%) Continuous Integration
3 403 (30.35%) Scrum
4 334 (25.15%) TDD
5 199 (14.98%) Open Source
6 182 (13.70%) BDD
7 158 (11.90%) DevOps
8 152 (11.45%) Software Engineering
9 145 (10.92%) Test Automation
10 137 (10.32%) Configuration Management
11 132 (9.94%) Test Scripting
12 129 (9.71%) Mentoring
13 128 (9.64%) Front End Development
14 127 (9.56%) MVC
15 124 (9.34%) Kanban
16 120 (9.04%) Web Development
17 118 (8.89%) Manual Testing
17 118 (8.89%) Pair Programming
18 114 (8.58%) Continuous Delivery
19 98 (7.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 554 (41.72%) Java
2 305 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 246 (18.52%) C#
4 229 (17.24%) SQL
5 225 (16.94%) Ruby
6 199 (14.98%) Python
7 176 (13.25%) Scala
8 66 (4.97%) PHP
9 53 (3.99%) C++
10 32 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.96%) Groovy
11 26 (1.96%) TypeScript
12 25 (1.88%) C
13 24 (1.81%) Perl
14 22 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.36%) Objective-C
16 16 (1.20%) Apex Code
16 16 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 86 (6.48%) Degree
3 84 (6.33%) ISEB
4 74 (5.57%) ISTQB
5 65 (4.89%) SC Cleared
6 34 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 33 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.90%) CISSP
9 12 (0.90%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.75%) CEH
10 10 (0.75%) CREST Certified
11 9 (0.68%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.30%) HND
13 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.23%) HNC
13 3 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.23%) PhD
13 3 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (18.60%) QA
2 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.23%) SDET
4 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.15%) HL7
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.075%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.075%) GCP
5 1 (0.075%) GMP
5 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (4.29%) Docker
2 14 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.68%) HDFS
4 7 (0.53%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.38%) vSphere
6 3 (0.23%) Varnish
7 1 (0.075%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 78 (5.87%) Puppet
2 56 (4.22%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
4 39 (2.94%) Ansible
5 12 (0.90%) Terraform
6 10 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
7 9 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.60%) Netcool
9 6 (0.45%) Graphite
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.075%) Control-M
11 1 (0.075%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.075%) Grafana
11 1 (0.075%) Kibana
11 1 (0.075%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.075%) Salt
11 1 (0.075%) SELinux
11 1 (0.075%) StatsD
11 1 (0.075%) yum
Vendors
1 143 (10.77%) Google
1 143 (10.77%) Oracle
2 86 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.14%) HP
4 42 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
5 40 (3.01%) SAP
6 25 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 20 (1.51%) IBM
8 18 (1.36%) New Relic
9 17 (1.28%) Talend
10 16 (1.20%) Mercator
11 14 (1.05%) Adobe
12 13 (0.98%) Apple
13 12 (0.90%) Facebook
14 11 (0.83%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.75%) Hyperion
15 10 (0.75%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.75%) Siebel
15 10 (0.75%) Twitter
16 8 (0.60%) Optimizely
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum TBC
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months+
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Market Rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Yorkshire
InfinityQuest
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Xcede
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reuben Chase
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Negoitable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Success Appointments
Rate: Unspecified £High Market Rate
Posted: 9 days ago