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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 201 241 292
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +51
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 539 372 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 260 173
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £29.59 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £38.00 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
Automated Testing
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37258 35013 32335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.72% 74.27% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24817 21952 19356
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1086 1353
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
on Same Period
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 +68 302 £450 +12.50% 44
South East -8 80 £360 +2.85% 29
South West +23 78 £350 - 12
Yorkshire -8 31 £350 -6.66% 27
East of England -8 19 £475 +43.39% 12
North West -9 11 £200 -36.50% 17
North East - 8 £325 - 2
East Midlands -3 6 £318 +22.11% 3
West Midlands -16 3 £381 +29.23% 5
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 670 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (34.37%) Java
3 315 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
4 300 (29.21%) Scrum
5 290 (28.24%) SQL
6 275 (26.78%) TDD
7 247 (24.05%) Selenium
8 238 (23.17%) C#
9 235 (22.88%) .NET
10 227 (22.10%) JavaScript
11 208 (20.25%) HTML
12 183 (17.82%) QA
12 183 (17.82%) BDD
13 165 (16.07%) Linux
14 163 (15.87%) Git (software)
15 145 (14.12%) Finance
16 144 (14.02%) Security Cleared
17 142 (13.83%) Manual Testing
18 140 (13.63%) Web Services
19 131 (12.76%) Test Automation
20 124 (12.07%) HTML5
21 123 (11.98%) CSS
22 120 (11.68%) Test Scripting
23 117 (11.39%) Ruby
24 115 (11.20%) MySQL
25 113 (11.00%) SC Cleared
25 113 (11.00%) Jenkins
26 110 (10.71%) Software Testing
27 108 (10.52%) ISEB
27 108 (10.52%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 66 (6.43%) Apache
2 42 (4.09%) CMS
3 28 (2.73%) Tomcat
4 26 (2.53%) Node.js
5 23 (2.24%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.95%) JBoss
7 19 (1.85%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.85%) Drupal
8 18 (1.75%) IIS
9 16 (1.56%) Apache Solr
10 12 (1.17%) EPiServer CMS
11 10 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.97%) nginx
11 10 (0.97%) MQSeries
12 8 (0.78%) Confluence
13 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.68%) Kentico
13 7 (0.68%) Jetty
13 7 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.58%) Alfresco
Applications
1 55 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.46%) MS Office
3 5 (0.49%) MS Project
4 3 (0.29%) Mingle
5 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) Summit
1 8 (0.78%) RMDS
1 8 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.49%) Magento
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.19%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.97%) PaaS
2 22 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.17%) Joyent
5 11 (1.07%) SaaS
6 8 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.78%) Google App Engine
6 8 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.39%) GitHub
8 3 (0.29%) Trello
9 2 (0.19%) Office 365
10 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.097%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.21%) HTTP
2 15 (1.46%) Internet
3 9 (0.88%) MVNO
4 8 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.58%) SSL
6 5 (0.49%) DNS
6 5 (0.49%) FTP
6 5 (0.49%) PBX
6 5 (0.49%) VoIP
6 5 (0.49%) DHCP
6 5 (0.49%) IPsec
6 5 (0.49%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.19%) Intranet
7 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.19%) DVB
8 1 (0.097%) DMZ
8 1 (0.097%) VPN
8 1 (0.097%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.097%) WAN
8 1 (0.097%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (11.20%) MySQL
2 97 (9.44%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.87%) Oracle Database
4 43 (4.19%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.12%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.34%) DB2
7 20 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 20 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.36%) NoSQL
10 11 (1.07%) DbVisualizer
11 9 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.58%) CouchDB
14 6 (0.58%) Big Data
15 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 4 (0.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 247 (24.05%) Selenium
2 163 (15.87%) Git (software)
3 113 (11.00%) Jenkins
4 108 (10.52%) Cucumber
5 106 (10.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 102 (9.93%) JIRA
7 84 (8.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 70 (6.82%) WebDriver
9 67 (6.52%) Subversion
9 67 (6.52%) Maven
10 63 (6.13%) Visual Studio
11 58 (5.65%) PHPUnit
12 42 (4.09%) SpecFlow
13 39 (3.80%) JUnit
14 36 (3.51%) LoadRunner
14 36 (3.51%) SoapUI
15 26 (2.53%) TeamCity
15 26 (2.53%) NUnit
16 24 (2.34%) JMeter
17 20 (1.95%) Appium
General
1 145 (14.12%) Finance
2 67 (6.52%) Banking
3 53 (5.16%) Games
4 46 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 25 (2.43%) Front Office
6 23 (2.24%) Back Office
7 22 (2.14%) Retail
8 17 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.36%) Publishing
9 14 (1.36%) Marketing
10 9 (0.88%) Advertising
11 8 (0.78%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.097%) Law
Job Titles
1 390 (37.97%) Developer
2 157 (15.29%) Analyst
3 143 (13.92%) Tester
4 136 (13.24%) Test Analyst
5 89 (8.67%) .NET Developer
6 59 (5.74%) Senior Developer
7 46 (4.48%) Java Developer
8 42 (4.09%) ScrumMaster
8 42 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 41 (3.99%) Automation Tester
10 40 (3.89%) Test Engineer
11 34 (3.31%) SQL Developer
11 34 (3.31%) Test Leader
12 33 (3.21%) PHP Developer
13 31 (3.02%) Web Developer
13 31 (3.02%) Test Manager
14 29 (2.82%) Software Engineer
14 29 (2.82%) C# Developer
15 28 (2.73%) Front-End Developer
16 27 (2.63%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (22.88%) .NET
2 208 (20.25%) HTML
3 140 (13.63%) Web Services
4 124 (12.07%) HTML5
5 123 (11.98%) CSS
6 98 (9.54%) XML
7 89 (8.67%) jQuery
8 84 (8.18%) ASP.NET
9 83 (8.08%) REST
10 72 (7.01%) .NET Framework
11 71 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
12 65 (6.33%) RESTful
13 56 (5.45%) JSON
14 52 (5.06%) SOAP
15 49 (4.77%) CSS3
16 45 (4.38%) WCF
17 44 (4.28%) AngularJS
18 40 (3.89%) Zend Framework
19 39 (3.80%) Doctrine
20 37 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.11%) Open Source
2 69 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.21%) Data Structures
3 33 (3.21%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.63%) Derivative
5 23 (2.24%) NHS
6 21 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 18 (1.75%) Equities
8 17 (1.66%) Credit Derivative
8 17 (1.66%) User Experience
9 15 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (1.27%) Market Risk
10 13 (1.27%) Taxonomies
11 12 (1.17%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.97%) Streaming Media
12 10 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.88%) Smartcard
13 9 (0.88%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 165 (16.07%) Linux
2 93 (9.06%) UNIX
3 83 (8.08%) Windows
4 66 (6.43%) CentOS
5 38 (3.70%) Android
6 36 (3.51%) Apple iOS
7 27 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.34%) Ubuntu
9 12 (1.17%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.78%) Windows NT
11 7 (0.68%) AIX
12 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.19%) Solaris
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.097%) SmartOS
15 1 (0.097%) Windows Phone 8
15 1 (0.097%) HPUX
15 1 (0.097%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (65.24%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (30.67%) Continuous Integration
3 300 (29.21%) Scrum
4 275 (26.78%) TDD
5 183 (17.82%) BDD
6 142 (13.83%) Manual Testing
7 131 (12.76%) Test Automation
8 120 (11.68%) Test Scripting
9 110 (10.71%) Software Testing
10 99 (9.64%) DevOps
11 98 (9.54%) Configuration Management
12 94 (9.15%) Mentoring
13 89 (8.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 89 (8.67%) User Stories
14 88 (8.57%) Unit Testing
15 83 (8.08%) OO
16 76 (7.40%) Software Engineering
17 75 (7.30%) E-Commerce
18 73 (7.11%) Test Strategy
19 71 (6.91%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 353 (34.37%) Java
2 290 (28.24%) SQL
3 238 (23.17%) C#
4 227 (22.10%) JavaScript
5 117 (11.39%) Ruby
6 102 (9.93%) PHP
7 90 (8.76%) Python
8 37 (3.60%) Scala
9 35 (3.41%) T-SQL
10 34 (3.31%) C++
11 33 (3.21%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.24%) Perl
13 19 (1.85%) C
14 16 (1.56%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.36%) VB
16 11 (1.07%) Objective-C
17 10 (0.97%) VBScript
18 6 (0.58%) LINC
18 6 (0.58%) Groovy
19 5 (0.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 144 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 113 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 108 (10.52%) ISEB
4 77 (7.50%) ISTQB
5 50 (4.87%) Degree
6 37 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.29%) HND
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.097%) ACSP
11 1 (0.097%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.097%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.097%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.097%) RHCE
11 1 (0.097%) PMP
11 1 (0.097%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (17.82%) QA
2 8 (0.78%) Basel III
3 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.19%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) UCITS
5 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (1.46%) Varnish
2 11 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.39%) Xen
5 3 (0.29%) vCloud
6 1 (0.097%) Docker
6 1 (0.097%) RHEV
6 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 95 (9.25%) Puppet
2 75 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (6.72%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (2.92%) Ansible
5 7 (0.68%) Nagios
6 4 (0.39%) SCCM
6 4 (0.39%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.39%) collectd
7 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.097%) logstash
8 1 (0.097%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.097%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.097%) Munin
8 1 (0.097%) Control-M
8 1 (0.097%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.097%) Cacti
8 1 (0.097%) Nessus
Vendors
1 97 (9.44%) Oracle
2 94 (9.15%) Microsoft
3 75 (7.30%) HP
4 44 (4.28%) Zend
5 20 (1.95%) IBM
6 17 (1.66%) Google
7 16 (1.56%) Rackspace
8 12 (1.17%) EPiServer
9 11 (1.07%) VMware
10 9 (0.88%) Telerik
11 8 (0.78%) ION Trading
11 8 (0.78%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.78%) SAP
11 8 (0.78%) Sybase
12 6 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.58%) Facebook
12 6 (0.58%) Twitter
13 5 (0.49%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.39%) Atlassian
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