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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 200 193 222
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +29
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 597 642 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.26% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.55% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 449 404
Median daily rate £400 £380 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -27.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -24.34%
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
38448 41356 40657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.89% 81.37% 77.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25745 27258 26863
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1230 1164
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.38% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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
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 2 December 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 -9 281 £450 - 55
South East +26 93 £403 +11.80% 28
North West -16 38 £381 +19.60% 30
West Midlands -1 36 £369 +28.26% 17
North East -13 34 £327 -12.93% 7
South West -40 33 £350 - 25
Yorkshire +15 31 £389 +13.50% 26
East of England +4 24 £325 +8.33% 18
East Midlands -3 15 £375 +7.14% 5
Midlands - 2 £250 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 915 (70.28%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (41.24%) Java
3 459 (35.25%) Scrum
4 393 (30.18%) Continuous Integration
5 385 (29.57%) Selenium
6 367 (28.19%) TDD
7 338 (25.96%) JavaScript
8 320 (24.58%) Jenkins
9 304 (23.35%) QA
10 298 (22.89%) Git (software)
11 290 (22.27%) HTML
12 269 (20.66%) JIRA
13 249 (19.12%) C#
14 239 (18.36%) BDD
15 236 (18.13%) SQL
15 236 (18.13%) CSS
16 233 (17.90%) Cucumber
17 232 (17.82%) Ruby
18 210 (16.13%) Test Automation
19 209 (16.05%) Web Services
20 201 (15.44%) Linux
20 201 (15.44%) Python
21 200 (15.36%) HTML5
22 198 (15.21%) Test Scripting
23 192 (14.75%) Software Engineering
24 187 (14.36%) DevOps
25 180 (13.82%) REST
26 179 (13.75%) JSON
27 173 (13.29%) Kanban
28 167 (12.83%) Scala

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
1 109 (8.37%) Confluence
2 40 (3.07%) Apache Spark
3 36 (2.76%) CMS
4 29 (2.23%) WebSphere
5 27 (2.07%) nginx
6 26 (2.00%) IIS
7 22 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.46%) Apache
9 17 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.31%) JBoss
10 15 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 15 (1.15%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.00%) NServiceBus
12 10 (0.77%) Jetty
12 10 (0.77%) SharePoint
13 9 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
15 7 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
16 6 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 23 (1.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.54%) PaintShop Pro
2 7 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.46%) MS Office
4 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
6 1 (0.077%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 22 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.15%) Eloqua
3 13 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.54%) Magento
4 7 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.077%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.077%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.077%) Maximo
8 1 (0.077%) RMDS
8 1 (0.077%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 126 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (3.07%) GitHub
4 29 (2.23%) SaaS
5 18 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (1.31%) PaaS
7 16 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.77%) Google Play
9 10 (0.77%) IaaS
10 7 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.46%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.38%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.38%) Heroku
13 4 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.31%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (0.31%) CloudBees
13 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 108 (8.29%) HTTP
2 42 (3.23%) Internet
3 25 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.23%) LDAP
5 12 (0.92%) DVB
6 9 (0.69%) DNS
6 9 (0.69%) Firewall
6 9 (0.69%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.54%) DHCP
7 7 (0.54%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.46%) Skype
8 6 (0.46%) VPN
9 5 (0.38%) AMQP
9 5 (0.38%) Network Security
9 5 (0.38%) SSL
9 5 (0.38%) VoIP
10 4 (0.31%) FTP
10 4 (0.31%) IPsec
10 4 (0.31%) RTSP
11 3 (0.23%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 78 (5.99%) MongoDB
3 78 (5.99%) Relational Database
4 73 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (4.45%) Big Data
6 43 (3.30%) Hadoop
7 36 (2.76%) MySQL
8 28 (2.15%) RDBMS
9 27 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 23 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (1.69%) Redis
12 16 (1.23%) Apache Hive
13 14 (1.08%) CouchDB
14 13 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.92%) DB2
15 12 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 385 (29.57%) Selenium
2 320 (24.58%) Jenkins
3 298 (22.89%) Git (software)
4 269 (20.66%) JIRA
5 233 (17.90%) Cucumber
6 160 (12.29%) WebDriver
7 143 (10.98%) JUnit
8 95 (7.30%) Subversion
9 92 (7.07%) Maven
10 90 (6.91%) SoapUI
11 67 (5.15%) RSpec
11 67 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 56 (4.30%) JMeter
12 56 (4.30%) SpecFlow
13 52 (3.99%) Gradle
14 50 (3.84%) Travis CI
15 46 (3.53%) Appium
16 44 (3.38%) Visual Studio
17 40 (3.07%) Ant
18 38 (2.92%) HP UFT
General
1 150 (11.52%) Finance
2 82 (6.30%) Banking
3 63 (4.84%) Games
3 63 (4.84%) Retail
4 56 (4.30%) Marketing
5 28 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.31%) Publishing
6 17 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.00%) Back Office
7 13 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.84%) Front Office
9 6 (0.46%) Advertising
10 5 (0.38%) Electronics
11 3 (0.23%) Danish Language
11 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
12 2 (0.15%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.15%) Legal
12 2 (0.15%) Military
12 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 504 (38.71%) Developer
2 212 (16.28%) Tester
3 145 (11.14%) Java Developer
4 128 (9.83%) Test Engineer
5 126 (9.68%) Analyst
6 111 (8.53%) Test Analyst
7 110 (8.45%) Automation Tester
8 85 (6.53%) QA Engineer
9 69 (5.30%) Senior Developer
10 66 (5.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 58 (4.45%) QA Test Engineer
12 54 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
13 48 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
14 47 (3.61%) C# Developer
15 46 (3.53%) Architect
16 45 (3.46%) Test Leader
17 43 (3.30%) Agile Developer
17 43 (3.30%) Test Automation Engineer
18 41 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
19 40 (3.07%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (22.27%) HTML
2 236 (18.13%) CSS
3 209 (16.05%) Web Services
4 200 (15.36%) HTML5
5 180 (13.82%) REST
6 179 (13.75%) JSON
7 161 (12.37%) .NET
8 154 (11.83%) RESTful
9 139 (10.68%) AngularJS
10 125 (9.60%) XML
11 116 (8.91%) Spring
12 111 (8.53%) CSS3
13 108 (8.29%) Node.js
14 84 (6.45%) Gherkin
15 79 (6.07%) jQuery
16 74 (5.68%) Ruby on Rails
17 64 (4.92%) Sass
18 63 (4.84%) Play Framework
19 58 (4.45%) Ajax
20 55 (4.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 72 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 64 (4.92%) User Experience
4 60 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 37 (2.84%) Virtual Team
6 32 (2.46%) Algorithms
7 26 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 26 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.46%) MPEG
9 13 (1.00%) iPad
9 13 (1.00%) iPhone
10 12 (0.92%) STB
11 11 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.69%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.69%) Fintech
13 8 (0.61%) Equities
13 8 (0.61%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.54%) Interactive TV
14 7 (0.54%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 201 (15.44%) Linux
2 87 (6.68%) Android
2 87 (6.68%) Apple iOS
3 77 (5.91%) Windows
4 75 (5.76%) Unix
5 36 (2.76%) CentOS
6 24 (1.84%) Ubuntu
7 23 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.92%) CoreOS
9 9 (0.69%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.31%) Solaris
11 3 (0.23%) Debian
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) VMS
13 1 (0.077%) AIX
13 1 (0.077%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.077%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 915 (70.28%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (35.25%) Scrum
3 393 (30.18%) Continuous Integration
4 367 (28.19%) TDD
5 239 (18.36%) BDD
6 210 (16.13%) Test Automation
7 198 (15.21%) Test Scripting
8 192 (14.75%) Software Engineering
9 187 (14.36%) DevOps
10 173 (13.29%) Kanban
11 157 (12.06%) Open Source
12 153 (11.75%) Manual Testing
13 142 (10.91%) Pair Programming
14 137 (10.52%) Continuous Delivery
15 125 (9.60%) Unit Testing
16 121 (9.29%) Automation Testing
17 118 (9.06%) MVC
18 115 (8.83%) User Stories
19 105 (8.06%) Test Strategy
20 104 (7.99%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 537 (41.24%) Java
2 338 (25.96%) JavaScript
3 249 (19.12%) C#
4 236 (18.13%) SQL
5 232 (17.82%) Ruby
6 201 (15.44%) Python
7 167 (12.83%) Scala
8 70 (5.38%) PHP
9 58 (4.45%) C++
10 42 (3.23%) Perl
11 40 (3.07%) C
11 40 (3.07%) Groovy
12 37 (2.84%) Objective-C
13 36 (2.76%) TypeScript
14 32 (2.46%) Apple Swift
15 31 (2.38%) Shell Script
16 27 (2.07%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.54%) PowerShell
18 16 (1.23%) T-SQL
19 15 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 129 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 107 (8.22%) Degree
3 70 (5.38%) ISEB
4 65 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 48 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 48 (3.69%) ISTQB
6 30 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (1.38%) CHECK Team Member
7 18 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.69%) CISSP
9 8 (0.61%) CEH
9 8 (0.61%) CREST Certified
10 6 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.38%) PMP
12 4 (0.31%) HNC
12 4 (0.31%) HND
12 4 (0.31%) PhD
13 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (23.35%) QA
2 26 (2.00%) WCAG
3 15 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.15%) SDET
4 6 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.31%) SLA
6 3 (0.23%) GCP
7 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.15%) GMP
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 74 (5.68%) Docker
2 16 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.92%) Apache Flume
4 10 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.31%) HDFS
5 4 (0.31%) vSphere
6 3 (0.23%) Xen
7 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) Varnish
8 1 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 89 (6.84%) Puppet
2 54 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (3.69%) Ansible
4 33 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.92%) Terraform
7 9 (0.69%) Salt
8 8 (0.61%) Graphite
9 7 (0.54%) Mesos
10 6 (0.46%) Grafana
11 4 (0.31%) Kibana
11 4 (0.31%) Packer
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
13 2 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
13 2 (0.15%) logstash
13 2 (0.15%) Nagios
13 2 (0.15%) PowerCLI
13 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.077%) Consul
14 1 (0.077%) Marathon
Vendors
1 81 (6.22%) Microsoft
2 76 (5.84%) Google
3 68 (5.22%) Oracle
4 61 (4.69%) Atlassian
5 33 (2.53%) HP
6 22 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 22 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.38%) IBM
8 16 (1.23%) Adobe
8 16 (1.23%) New Relic
9 15 (1.15%) Hyperion
9 15 (1.15%) SAP
9 15 (1.15%) Splunk
10 13 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
11 12 (0.92%) Apple
11 12 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 12 (0.92%) Twitter
11 12 (0.92%) VMware
12 10 (0.77%) AppDynamics
13 9 (0.69%) Facebook
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