The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 225 233 241
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 449 373 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.80% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.10% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 236 227
Average daily rate
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£383 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Average hourly rate £39.50 £41.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +3.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35674 33981 37500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.32% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22568 21050 21971
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 994 1335
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
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Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 214 £425 - 76
South East -15 69 £388 +19.23% 31
East of England +10 50 £388 +9.92% 31
South West +2 44 £350 +4.86% 10
North West +7 22 £346 +6.53% 17
North East - 20 £360 - 4
Yorkshire -6 17 £312 +38.66% 18
East Midlands -1 8 £303 +5.46% 5
West Midlands - - - - 5
Automated Testing
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 319 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (28.92%) TDD
3 261 (28.81%) SQL
4 243 (26.82%) Scrum
5 237 (26.16%) Selenium
6 233 (25.72%) Java
7 225 (24.83%) QA
8 223 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
9 215 (23.73%) .NET
10 208 (22.96%) BDD
11 177 (19.54%) C#
12 164 (18.10%) JavaScript
13 157 (17.33%) Test Scripting
14 154 (17.00%) Test Automation
15 139 (15.34%) Team Foundation Server
16 133 (14.68%) Software Testing
17 130 (14.35%) Microsoft
18 128 (14.13%) Visual Studio
18 128 (14.13%) Finance
18 128 (14.13%) Cucumber
19 124 (13.69%) ISEB
20 118 (13.02%) HTML
21 117 (12.91%) Web Services
21 117 (12.91%) XML
22 115 (12.69%) SQL Server
23 114 (12.58%) Configuration Management
24 106 (11.70%) WebDriver
25 101 (11.15%) Windows
26 100 (11.04%) Git (software)
27 97 (10.71%) Automation Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 55 (6.07%) Node.js
2 32 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 26 (2.87%) Drupal
4 25 (2.76%) Apache
5 21 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (2.32%) CMS
6 15 (1.66%) nginx
7 14 (1.55%) MQSeries
7 14 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 14 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.43%) IIS
9 12 (1.32%) Jetty
10 11 (1.21%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.55%) Confluence
11 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.55%) Content Management Server
11 5 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.44%) Alfresco
Applications
1 36 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 8 (0.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) MS Project
4 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.22%) Mingle
5 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.77%) RMDS
3 5 (0.55%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.55%) Summit
4 3 (0.33%) Magento
4 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.32%) Office 365
4 11 (1.21%) Google App Engine
5 8 (0.88%) Joyent
6 6 (0.66%) PaaS
7 4 (0.44%) IaaS
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.33%) Heroku
8 3 (0.33%) SaaS
8 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.33%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.53%) HTTP
2 28 (3.09%) Internet
3 16 (1.77%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.55%) SSL
5 11 (1.21%) FTP
6 9 (0.99%) DNS
7 8 (0.88%) IPsec
7 8 (0.88%) DHCP
8 6 (0.66%) Broadband
9 4 (0.44%) ZigBee
10 3 (0.33%) VPN
10 3 (0.33%) Firewall
11 2 (0.22%) TETRA
11 2 (0.22%) VoIP
11 2 (0.22%) GSM
11 2 (0.22%) PBX
11 2 (0.22%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.22%) MVNO
11 2 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (0.11%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.64%) Oracle Database
3 39 (4.30%) MySQL
4 36 (3.97%) SSDT
5 35 (3.86%) MongoDB
6 34 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (2.10%) Redis
9 19 (2.10%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (1.66%) DB2
11 15 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.55%) Big Data
13 11 (1.21%) DbVisualizer
13 11 (1.21%) Hadoop
14 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 237 (26.16%) Selenium
2 139 (15.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 128 (14.13%) Visual Studio
3 128 (14.13%) Cucumber
4 106 (11.70%) WebDriver
5 100 (11.04%) Git (software)
6 87 (9.60%) Maven
7 86 (9.49%) QuickTest Pro
8 78 (8.61%) Jenkins
9 70 (7.73%) JIRA
10 59 (6.51%) TeamCity
11 58 (6.40%) Subversion
12 53 (5.85%) JUnit
13 41 (4.53%) FitNesse
14 39 (4.30%) Gradle
15 37 (4.08%) MSBuild
16 36 (3.97%) NuGet
17 35 (3.86%) SpecFlow
17 35 (3.86%) LoadRunner
18 34 (3.75%) RSpec
General
1 128 (14.13%) Finance
2 48 (5.30%) Banking
3 33 (3.64%) Retail
4 27 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.76%) Games
7 21 (2.32%) Back Office
8 18 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.66%) Front Office
10 12 (1.32%) Publishing
11 8 (0.88%) Electronics
12 7 (0.77%) Legal
13 6 (0.66%) Advertising
14 5 (0.55%) Marketing
15 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.11%) Automotive
17 1 (0.11%) Law
17 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 263 (29.03%) Developer
2 194 (21.41%) Analyst
3 177 (19.54%) Test Analyst
4 167 (18.43%) Tester
5 63 (6.95%) Test Engineer
6 45 (4.97%) QA Analyst
7 42 (4.64%) Automation Tester
8 41 (4.53%) Java Developer
9 39 (4.30%) Consultant
10 38 (4.19%) Test Leader
11 37 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 34 (3.75%) Release Engineer
12 34 (3.75%) Build Engineer
12 34 (3.75%) Build and Release Engineer
13 33 (3.64%) Test Manager
14 32 (3.53%) .NET Developer
15 30 (3.31%) QA Tester
15 30 (3.31%) QA Engineer
16 28 (3.09%) Senior Developer
17 27 (2.98%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (23.73%) .NET
2 118 (13.02%) HTML
3 117 (12.91%) Web Services
3 117 (12.91%) XML
4 87 (9.60%) CSS
5 81 (8.94%) .NET Framework
6 70 (7.73%) HTML5
7 60 (6.62%) REST
8 56 (6.18%) WCF
9 53 (5.85%) SOAP
9 53 (5.85%) AngularJS
10 46 (5.08%) jQuery
11 41 (4.53%) CSS3
12 40 (4.42%) ASP.NET
13 38 (4.19%) JSON
14 37 (4.08%) Backbone.js
15 36 (3.97%) J2EE
16 30 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
17 29 (3.20%) WPF
18 27 (2.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 72 (7.95%) Open Source
2 36 (3.97%) Mobile App
3 29 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 28 (3.09%) Wiki
5 18 (1.99%) Client/Server
6 16 (1.77%) Credit Risk
6 16 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.77%) Social Media
7 14 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.21%) Market Risk
9 11 (1.21%) Derivative
10 10 (1.10%) N-Tier
11 9 (0.99%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.99%) Smartcard
12 8 (0.88%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.77%) EMV
13 7 (0.77%) NHS
13 7 (0.77%) Fixed Income
14 6 (0.66%) STB
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.15%) Windows
2 79 (8.72%) Linux
3 72 (7.95%) UNIX
4 42 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (4.42%) Android
6 37 (4.08%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.88%) CentOS
8 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (28.92%) TDD
3 243 (26.82%) Scrum
4 223 (24.61%) Continuous Integration
5 208 (22.96%) BDD
6 157 (17.33%) Test Scripting
7 154 (17.00%) Test Automation
8 133 (14.68%) Software Testing
9 114 (12.58%) Configuration Management
10 97 (10.71%) Automation Testing
10 97 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 85 (9.38%) E-Commerce
12 71 (7.84%) OO
12 71 (7.84%) Unit Testing
13 66 (7.28%) Software Engineering
14 64 (7.06%) Test Strategy
15 56 (6.18%) Release Management
15 56 (6.18%) User Stories
16 55 (6.07%) Performance Testing
17 54 (5.96%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 261 (28.81%) SQL
2 233 (25.72%) Java
3 177 (19.54%) C#
4 164 (18.10%) JavaScript
5 67 (7.40%) Ruby
6 62 (6.84%) PHP
7 40 (4.42%) Python
8 21 (2.32%) T-SQL
8 21 (2.32%) VB
9 20 (2.21%) C
10 17 (1.88%) C++
10 17 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.55%) Groovy
12 13 (1.43%) Scala
12 13 (1.43%) Perl
13 12 (1.32%) PHP5
14 8 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 8 (0.88%) VBScript
15 7 (0.77%) XPath
16 6 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 124 (13.69%) ISEB
2 76 (8.39%) ISTQB
3 73 (8.06%) Security Cleared
4 56 (6.18%) Degree
5 55 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 50 (5.52%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.77%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.11%) CISSP
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PMP
10 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCSD
10 1 (0.11%) GIAC
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (24.83%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.55%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.33%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.33%) Basel III
3 3 (0.33%) EMIR
3 3 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.88%) Varnish
3 7 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.55%) Xen
5 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
6 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.11%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 75 (8.28%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (3.20%) Puppet
3 21 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.66%) SCCM
5 7 (0.77%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.44%) Ansible
7 2 (0.22%) Nessus
8 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.11%) Kibana
8 1 (0.11%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.11%) Ambari
8 1 (0.11%) Nagios
8 1 (0.11%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 130 (14.35%) Microsoft
2 91 (10.04%) Oracle
3 65 (7.17%) HP
4 35 (3.86%) Red Gate
5 20 (2.21%) IBM
6 15 (1.66%) hybris
6 15 (1.66%) Google
7 13 (1.43%) VMware
8 12 (1.32%) Zend
9 11 (1.21%) SAP
9 11 (1.21%) ATG
10 10 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.99%) JBoss
12 8 (0.88%) Rackspace
13 6 (0.66%) Telerik
13 6 (0.66%) 29West
14 5 (0.55%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.55%) ION Trading
15 4 (0.44%) Adobe
15 4 (0.44%) Ektron
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