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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 188 222 235
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +13
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 690 574 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 1.09% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.35% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 414 315
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 1
Median hourly rate £53.50 £42.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.88% -46.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +50 380 £465 +3.33% 69
South East +15 109 £400 +15.10% 31
Yorkshire +16 42 £406 +8.33% 28
South West +10 41 £413 +3.77% 22
North West -6 35 £375 -3.22% 27
West Midlands -4 32 £348 +15.83% 6
North East -15 30 £319 +3.65% 1
East Midlands +8 15 £375 +15.38% 14
East of England -3 11 £350 +27.27% 14
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 883 (64.78%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (41.01%) Java
3 468 (34.34%) Continuous Integration
4 453 (33.24%) Scrum
5 355 (26.05%) Git (software)
6 354 (25.97%) TDD
6 354 (25.97%) HTML
7 328 (24.06%) JavaScript
8 319 (23.40%) CSS
9 313 (22.96%) Jenkins
10 301 (22.08%) Selenium
11 279 (20.47%) HTML5
12 261 (19.15%) C#
13 258 (18.93%) REST
14 254 (18.64%) JIRA
15 251 (18.42%) QA
16 244 (17.90%) Ruby
17 238 (17.46%) Linux
18 231 (16.95%) SQL
19 213 (15.63%) Web Services
20 210 (15.41%) Open Source
21 205 (15.04%) Python
21 205 (15.04%) JSON
22 201 (14.75%) BDD
23 187 (13.72%) Scala
24 183 (13.43%) HTTP
25 181 (13.28%) CSS3
26 177 (12.99%) RESTful
27 175 (12.84%) JUnit
28 173 (12.69%) DevOps

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 91 (6.68%) Confluence
2 43 (3.15%) Apache Spark
3 34 (2.49%) CMS
4 29 (2.13%) nginx
5 25 (1.83%) IIS
6 21 (1.54%) JBoss
7 20 (1.47%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.32%) Apache
8 18 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.88%) Jetty
11 10 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.73%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (0.66%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
13 8 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
13 8 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.51%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 44 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.88%) MS Office
3 7 (0.51%) PaintShop Pro
3 7 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.10%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.59%) Beauchamp
5 6 (0.44%) Magento
6 4 (0.29%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.073%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.30%) GitHub
3 37 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.91%) Google Play
5 21 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.54%) SaaS
6 16 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 8 (0.59%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
9 7 (0.51%) IaaS
9 7 (0.51%) PaaS
10 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
11 5 (0.37%) Heroku
12 4 (0.29%) Force.com
12 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 183 (13.43%) HTTP
2 42 (3.08%) Internet
3 26 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.17%) DHCP
4 16 (1.17%) DNS
4 16 (1.17%) DVB
5 14 (1.03%) Kerberos
5 14 (1.03%) LDAP
6 13 (0.95%) FTP
6 13 (0.95%) IPsec
7 10 (0.73%) SSL
8 9 (0.66%) Bluetooth
9 8 (0.59%) Network Security
10 6 (0.44%) Firewall
11 3 (0.22%) IPv4
11 3 (0.22%) IPv6
11 3 (0.22%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.22%) SSH
11 3 (0.22%) WinSCP
11 3 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (7.70%) Relational Database
3 84 (6.16%) MongoDB
3 84 (6.16%) NoSQL
4 71 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (4.62%) MySQL
6 62 (4.55%) Big Data
7 51 (3.74%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.79%) Oracle Database
9 32 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (2.13%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.47%) Redis
12 20 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.17%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.10%) HBase
14 15 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.95%) DB2
15 13 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 355 (26.05%) Git (software)
2 313 (22.96%) Jenkins
3 301 (22.08%) Selenium
4 254 (18.64%) JIRA
5 175 (12.84%) JUnit
6 164 (12.03%) Cucumber
7 147 (10.79%) Subversion
8 120 (8.80%) WebDriver
9 73 (5.36%) Maven
10 69 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 65 (4.77%) Gradle
12 48 (3.52%) Appium
13 46 (3.37%) SpecFlow
14 45 (3.30%) SoapUI
15 44 (3.23%) HP UFT
16 41 (3.01%) Travis CI
17 37 (2.71%) Grunt
18 36 (2.64%) Ant
19 34 (2.49%) JMeter
20 31 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 163 (11.96%) Finance
2 87 (6.38%) Banking
3 48 (3.52%) Games
4 43 (3.15%) Marketing
4 43 (3.15%) Retail
5 28 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.32%) Back Office
8 18 (1.32%) Front Office
9 14 (1.03%) Publishing
10 9 (0.66%) Electronics
11 5 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.29%) Advertising
13 3 (0.22%) Danish Language
13 3 (0.22%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Legal
15 1 (0.073%) Military
15 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 618 (45.34%) Developer
2 177 (12.99%) Java Developer
3 175 (12.84%) Tester
4 121 (8.88%) Analyst
5 106 (7.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 106 (7.78%) Test Analyst
6 91 (6.68%) Test Engineer
7 83 (6.09%) Automation Tester
8 82 (6.02%) Senior Developer
9 73 (5.36%) Scala Developer
10 61 (4.48%) C# Developer
11 55 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
12 52 (3.82%) QA Engineer
13 51 (3.74%) Test Manager
14 48 (3.52%) Agile Developer
15 45 (3.30%) HTML Developer
15 45 (3.30%) Java Scala Developer
16 43 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
17 40 (2.93%) Android Developer
17 40 (2.93%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (25.97%) HTML
2 319 (23.40%) CSS
3 279 (20.47%) HTML5
4 258 (18.93%) REST
5 213 (15.63%) Web Services
6 205 (15.04%) JSON
7 181 (13.28%) CSS3
8 177 (12.99%) RESTful
9 148 (10.86%) Spring
10 140 (10.27%) AngularJS
11 131 (9.61%) .NET
12 123 (9.02%) Ajax
12 123 (9.02%) XML
13 108 (7.92%) Play Framework
14 103 (7.56%) Ruby on Rails
15 99 (7.26%) Node.js
16 85 (6.24%) Django
17 81 (5.94%) Guice
18 71 (5.21%) jQuery
19 55 (4.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.80%) User Experience
2 66 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 64 (4.70%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.93%) Data Structures
6 37 (2.71%) Algorithms
6 37 (2.71%) Virtual Team
7 33 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.25%) MPEG
10 16 (1.17%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.10%) STB
12 14 (1.03%) iPad
13 13 (0.95%) Cryptography
13 13 (0.95%) iPhone
14 12 (0.88%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.88%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.81%) Animation
15 11 (0.81%) Fintech
16 10 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 238 (17.46%) Linux
2 92 (6.75%) Android
3 91 (6.68%) Windows
4 82 (6.02%) Apple iOS
5 64 (4.70%) Unix
6 23 (1.69%) CentOS
7 15 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.03%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.88%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.73%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.44%) Solaris
12 4 (0.29%) VME
13 3 (0.22%) AIX
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 1 (0.073%) Debian
15 1 (0.073%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.073%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (64.78%) Agile Software Development
2 468 (34.34%) Continuous Integration
3 453 (33.24%) Scrum
4 354 (25.97%) TDD
5 210 (15.41%) Open Source
6 201 (14.75%) BDD
7 173 (12.69%) DevOps
8 168 (12.33%) Software Engineering
9 152 (11.15%) Kanban
10 149 (10.93%) Test Automation
11 142 (10.42%) MVC
12 136 (9.98%) Test Scripting
13 135 (9.90%) Pair Programming
14 134 (9.83%) Mentoring
15 133 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
16 130 (9.54%) Front End Development
17 125 (9.17%) Configuration Management
18 120 (8.80%) Web Development
19 116 (8.51%) Manual Testing
20 108 (7.92%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 559 (41.01%) Java
2 328 (24.06%) JavaScript
3 261 (19.15%) C#
4 244 (17.90%) Ruby
5 231 (16.95%) SQL
6 205 (15.04%) Python
7 187 (13.72%) Scala
8 91 (6.68%) PHP
9 52 (3.82%) C++
10 37 (2.71%) C
11 33 (2.42%) TypeScript
12 24 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.76%) Objective-C
13 21 (1.54%) Groovy
13 21 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.47%) Perl
15 18 (1.32%) Apple Swift
16 16 (1.17%) PL/SQL
17 15 (1.10%) PowerShell
18 13 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 101 (7.41%) Degree
3 73 (5.36%) ISEB
4 70 (5.14%) SC Cleared
5 62 (4.55%) ISTQB
6 37 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.32%) CHECK Team Member
10 12 (0.88%) CISSP
11 10 (0.73%) CEH
11 10 (0.73%) CREST Certified
12 9 (0.66%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.37%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.29%) HND
14 4 (0.29%) PMP
15 3 (0.22%) HNC
15 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
17 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (18.42%) QA
2 13 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.44%) SDET
5 5 (0.37%) SLA
6 4 (0.29%) WCAG
7 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.073%) GCP
8 1 (0.073%) GMP
System Software
1 55 (4.04%) Docker
2 18 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.88%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.88%) HDFS
4 8 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.37%) vSphere
7 2 (0.15%) Varnish
7 2 (0.15%) Xen
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 78 (5.72%) Puppet
2 55 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (2.93%) HP Quality Center
4 37 (2.71%) Ansible
5 9 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.66%) Terraform
6 8 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.59%) Netcool
7 6 (0.44%) Graphite
8 3 (0.22%) Grafana
8 3 (0.22%) Kibana
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 1 (0.073%) Control-M
10 1 (0.073%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.073%) Salt
10 1 (0.073%) SELinux
10 1 (0.073%) StatsD
10 1 (0.073%) yum
Vendors
1 139 (10.20%) Google
2 122 (8.95%) Oracle
3 76 (5.58%) Microsoft
4 47 (3.45%) HP
5 34 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (2.20%) SAP
7 24 (1.76%) Atlassian
8 22 (1.61%) New Relic
9 14 (1.03%) Apple
9 14 (1.03%) Hyperion
9 14 (1.03%) Mercator
9 14 (1.03%) Talend
10 13 (0.95%) Adobe
10 13 (0.95%) IBM
11 12 (0.88%) ServiceNow
11 12 (0.88%) Twitter
12 11 (0.81%) Facebook
12 11 (0.81%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.66%) AppDynamics
13 9 (0.66%) Splunk
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Mediatonic Games
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Posted: 11 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Ministry of Justice
Rate: £58,113 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago