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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 196 220 237
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +17
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 572 461 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 0.95% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.24% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 293 221
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £282 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -7.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
38825 37125 33654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.37% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25541 23575 20700
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 1126 1021
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 2015.

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
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 2 July 2015. 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 +26 276 £450 +5.88% 75
South East +22 123 £365 -3.94% 50
North West +8 43 £352 +4.29% 28
South West -2 36 £363 +11.53% 11
Yorkshire -2 32 £300 - 15
East of England -35 27 £345 -18.82% 20
North East -17 21 £323 -9.15% 3
West Midlands +18 17 £300 - 11
East Midlands -11 7 £300 -1.05% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 556 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (37.17%) Continuous Integration
3 335 (33.84%) Java
4 265 (26.77%) Selenium
5 262 (26.46%) Scrum
5 262 (26.46%) SQL
6 247 (24.95%) TDD
7 232 (23.43%) JavaScript
8 211 (21.31%) QA
9 191 (19.29%) C#
10 183 (18.48%) Linux
11 181 (18.28%) HTML
11 181 (18.28%) Test Scripting
12 161 (16.26%) .NET
13 158 (15.96%) BDD
14 154 (15.56%) Jenkins
15 150 (15.15%) Git (software)
16 147 (14.85%) Test Automation
17 139 (14.04%) Finance
18 137 (13.84%) Web Services
19 134 (13.54%) Cucumber
20 131 (13.23%) SQL Server
21 127 (12.83%) XML
22 121 (12.22%) OO
23 118 (11.92%) E-Commerce
24 117 (11.82%) JIRA
25 116 (11.72%) CSS
26 113 (11.41%) Oracle
27 106 (10.71%) Unit Testing
28 103 (10.40%) DevOps

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 56 (5.66%) WebSphere
2 50 (5.05%) Apache
3 38 (3.84%) Confluence
4 37 (3.74%) Node.js
5 32 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 25 (2.53%) CMS
7 24 (2.42%) IIS
8 20 (2.02%) JBoss
9 18 (1.82%) Jetty
10 16 (1.62%) nginx
11 13 (1.31%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.21%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.11%) WebLogic
13 11 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
14 10 (1.01%) MQSeries
15 9 (0.91%) uiautomator
16 6 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
16 6 (0.61%) Drupal
17 4 (0.40%) ATG Dynamo
17 4 (0.40%) Kentico
Applications
1 29 (2.93%) MS Office
1 29 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.20%) Maya
2 2 (0.20%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (0.20%) MODO
2 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (2.02%) Magento
2 5 (0.51%) SAP SD
2 5 (0.51%) SAP PP
3 4 (0.40%) Summit
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.30%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (2.02%) PaaS
4 18 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.62%) Google App Engine
5 16 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.21%) SaaS
7 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.61%) GitHub
9 2 (0.20%) IaaS
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.10%) Force.com
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.25%) HTTP
2 37 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 35 (3.54%) DNS
3 35 (3.54%) Internet
4 31 (3.13%) FTP
5 28 (2.83%) IPsec
5 28 (2.83%) DHCP
6 21 (2.12%) SSL
7 5 (0.51%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.40%) LDAP
8 4 (0.40%) VPN
8 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.30%) Firewall
9 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.30%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.20%) ATM
11 1 (0.10%) GSM
11 1 (0.10%) LAN
11 1 (0.10%) VoIP
11 1 (0.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.97%) MongoDB
3 66 (6.67%) MySQL
4 58 (5.86%) Relational Database
5 52 (5.25%) NoSQL
6 45 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 38 (3.84%) DB2
8 26 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.32%) DbVisualizer
9 23 (2.32%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 265 (26.77%) Selenium
2 154 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 150 (15.15%) Git (software)
4 134 (13.54%) Cucumber
5 117 (11.82%) JIRA
6 93 (9.39%) WebDriver
7 86 (8.69%) Subversion
8 70 (7.07%) JUnit
9 63 (6.36%) HP UFT
10 51 (5.15%) Maven
11 44 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (4.14%) SpecFlow
13 36 (3.64%) LoadRunner
13 36 (3.64%) Visual Studio
14 33 (3.33%) NUnit
15 29 (2.93%) SoapUI
16 28 (2.83%) Appium
17 25 (2.53%) Mockito
17 25 (2.53%) TeamCity
17 25 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 139 (14.04%) Finance
2 81 (8.18%) Banking
3 50 (5.05%) Retail
4 40 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.22%) Front Office
5 22 (2.22%) Games
6 16 (1.62%) Marketing
6 16 (1.62%) Legal
7 12 (1.21%) Back Office
8 10 (1.01%) Publishing
9 8 (0.81%) Automotive
10 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
12 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 325 (32.83%) Developer
2 176 (17.78%) Analyst
3 160 (16.16%) Test Analyst
4 154 (15.56%) Tester
5 57 (5.76%) Java Developer
6 54 (5.45%) Test Engineer
7 52 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 48 (4.85%) .NET Developer
9 44 (4.44%) Senior Developer
10 43 (4.34%) Front-End Developer
11 41 (4.14%) Automation Tester
12 39 (3.94%) Test Manager
13 33 (3.33%) Software Engineer
14 31 (3.13%) ScrumMaster
15 30 (3.03%) Android Developer
16 29 (2.93%) Web Developer
17 28 (2.83%) QA Analyst
18 26 (2.63%) Consultant
18 26 (2.63%) Test Leader
19 25 (2.53%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (18.28%) HTML
2 161 (16.26%) .NET
3 137 (13.84%) Web Services
4 127 (12.83%) XML
5 116 (11.72%) CSS
6 86 (8.69%) RESTful
7 83 (8.38%) HTML5
8 74 (7.47%) jQuery
9 69 (6.97%) ASP.NET
10 67 (6.77%) JSON
11 60 (6.06%) SOAP
12 55 (5.56%) AngularJS
13 49 (4.95%) REST
14 46 (4.65%) J2EE
15 44 (4.44%) Spring
16 38 (3.84%) Gherkin
17 34 (3.43%) .NET Framework
18 31 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 30 (3.03%) Ajax
19 30 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.68%) Mobile App
2 56 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.92%) User Experience
6 17 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 16 (1.62%) Data Conversion
8 15 (1.52%) Algorithms
9 9 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.81%) Equities
10 8 (0.81%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.81%) Wiki
10 8 (0.81%) Social Media
11 7 (0.71%) RIA
12 6 (0.61%) Blog
12 6 (0.61%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.61%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.51%) Tandem
14 4 (0.40%) NHS
14 4 (0.40%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 183 (18.48%) Linux
2 96 (9.70%) Windows
3 86 (8.69%) UNIX
4 76 (7.68%) Android
5 65 (6.57%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.02%) VME
7 17 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.72%) CentOS
8 16 (1.62%) Mac OS X
9 15 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.52%) AIX
10 13 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.30%) Solaris
14 3 (0.30%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (56.16%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (37.17%) Continuous Integration
3 262 (26.46%) Scrum
4 247 (24.95%) TDD
5 181 (18.28%) Test Scripting
6 158 (15.96%) BDD
7 147 (14.85%) Test Automation
8 121 (12.22%) OO
9 118 (11.92%) E-Commerce
10 106 (10.71%) Unit Testing
11 103 (10.40%) Software Engineering
11 103 (10.40%) DevOps
12 97 (9.80%) SDLC
13 95 (9.60%) Open Source
14 94 (9.49%) Regression Testing
15 92 (9.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 88 (8.89%) Manual Testing
17 82 (8.28%) Configuration Management
18 75 (7.58%) Test Strategy
19 71 (7.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 335 (33.84%) Java
2 262 (26.46%) SQL
3 232 (23.43%) JavaScript
4 191 (19.29%) C#
5 91 (9.19%) Python
6 69 (6.97%) PHP
7 55 (5.56%) Ruby
8 44 (4.44%) Perl
9 35 (3.54%) PL/SQL
10 32 (3.23%) C++
11 26 (2.63%) C
12 25 (2.53%) T-SQL
13 24 (2.42%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.92%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.82%) Objective-C
16 16 (1.62%) COBOL
17 10 (1.01%) VB
18 8 (0.81%) Groovy
18 8 (0.81%) PowerShell
19 7 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 93 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.89%) ISEB
3 79 (7.98%) Degree
4 65 (6.57%) ISTQB
5 64 (6.46%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.10%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (21.31%) QA
2 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.51%) COREP
2 5 (0.51%) FINREP
3 4 (0.40%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) HL7
4 1 (0.10%) SLA
4 1 (0.10%) Basel II
4 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.10%) GMP
System Software
1 32 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.31%) QEMU
2 13 (1.31%) KVM
3 11 (1.11%) Docker
4 10 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.91%) Xen
6 6 (0.61%) Varnish
7 4 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) NDS
Systems Management
1 89 (8.99%) Puppet
2 58 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.01%) Ansible
5 7 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.71%) Control-M
6 4 (0.40%) Nagios
6 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.40%) Cacti
6 4 (0.40%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.40%) SmokePing
6 4 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.20%) Salt
9 1 (0.10%) Netcool
9 1 (0.10%) SCCM
9 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 113 (11.41%) Oracle
2 83 (8.38%) HP
3 82 (8.28%) Microsoft
4 40 (4.04%) IBM
5 34 (3.43%) VMware
6 27 (2.73%) Google
7 18 (1.82%) Sybase
8 16 (1.62%) Zend
9 11 (1.11%) SAP
9 11 (1.11%) WSO2
10 10 (1.01%) Sitecore
11 9 (0.91%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.81%) Apigee
13 7 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.61%) JD Edwards
14 6 (0.61%) Ab Initio
14 6 (0.61%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.61%) New Relic
15 4 (0.40%) AppDynamics
15 4 (0.40%) Endeca
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