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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK / England
Rank 155 223 243
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 678 521 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.62% 1.11% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.34% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 368 310
Median daily rate £413 £417 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.86 £43.70 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.18 £176.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
34602 38841 37850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.81% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 23058 25722 24344
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 1058 1021
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £56.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +4 242 £475 - 80
South East +30 98 £425 +10.24% 34
Yorkshire +62 76 £383 +2.00% 32
North East +14 69 £350 -14.26% 3
South West +32 54 £348 +6.92% 28
North West +14 49 £375 +10.29% 30
East of England 0 31 £450 +38.46% 17
East Midlands +19 28 £408 +8.66% 7
West Midlands +11 21 £440 +38.58% 11
Midlands - 1 £350 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 914 (72.37%) Agile Software Development
2 577 (45.68%) Java
3 433 (34.28%) Selenium
4 430 (34.05%) Scrum
5 419 (33.17%) Continuous Integration
6 389 (30.80%) TDD
7 331 (26.21%) Jenkins
8 325 (25.73%) JavaScript
9 315 (24.94%) QA
10 310 (24.54%) Git (software)
11 278 (22.01%) HTML
12 269 (21.30%) JIRA
13 261 (20.67%) C#
14 247 (19.56%) Cucumber
15 246 (19.48%) SQL
16 242 (19.16%) Python
17 239 (18.92%) CSS
18 235 (18.61%) Ruby
19 231 (18.29%) BDD
20 216 (17.10%) DevOps
21 205 (16.23%) Web Services
21 205 (16.23%) Test Scripting
22 204 (16.15%) Scala
23 203 (16.07%) Test Automation
24 196 (15.52%) Linux
25 187 (14.81%) JSON
26 184 (14.57%) .NET
26 184 (14.57%) Manual Testing
27 177 (14.01%) Kanban
28 176 (13.94%) RESTful

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
1 132 (10.45%) Confluence
2 39 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 34 (2.69%) CMS
4 32 (2.53%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.90%) WebSphere
6 22 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 21 (1.66%) JBoss
8 18 (1.43%) Apache
8 18 (1.43%) nginx
9 17 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 15 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (1.03%) Apache Qpid
11 13 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.95%) IIS
12 12 (0.95%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.87%) Jetty
14 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.40%) MS Office
3 2 (0.16%) HipChat
3 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.48%) Magento
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.079%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.079%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.079%) Maximo
6 1 (0.079%) RMDS
6 1 (0.079%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 82 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.80%) GitHub
3 30 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (1.35%) PaaS
5 17 (1.35%) SaaS
6 15 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.11%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.63%) IaaS
10 6 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.48%) Office 365
11 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (0.40%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 140 (11.08%) HTTP
2 49 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 35 (2.77%) Internet
4 17 (1.35%) SSL
5 15 (1.19%) LDAP
5 15 (1.19%) Wireshark
6 13 (1.03%) AMQP
6 13 (1.03%) VoIP
7 10 (0.79%) Network Security
8 9 (0.71%) RTSP
9 7 (0.55%) RTP
10 6 (0.48%) DNS
10 6 (0.48%) DVB
10 6 (0.48%) Skype
10 6 (0.48%) VPN
11 5 (0.40%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.40%) Firewall
12 4 (0.32%) DHCP
12 4 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (9.34%) Relational Database
2 102 (8.08%) SQL Server
3 67 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 66 (5.23%) MongoDB
5 48 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (3.25%) Big Data
7 35 (2.77%) MySQL
8 33 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (2.53%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 28 (2.22%) DB2
12 18 (1.43%) Redis
13 15 (1.19%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.79%) Apache Hive
17 9 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
17 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
18 8 (0.63%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 433 (34.28%) Selenium
2 331 (26.21%) Jenkins
3 310 (24.54%) Git (software)
4 269 (21.30%) JIRA
5 247 (19.56%) Cucumber
6 175 (13.86%) WebDriver
7 145 (11.48%) JUnit
8 109 (8.63%) Subversion
9 91 (7.21%) SoapUI
10 85 (6.73%) Maven
11 76 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 69 (5.46%) RSpec
13 55 (4.35%) JMeter
14 51 (4.04%) Ant
14 51 (4.04%) Gradle
15 47 (3.72%) SpecFlow
16 43 (3.40%) HP UFT
17 42 (3.33%) Visual Studio
18 41 (3.25%) Bitbucket
19 39 (3.09%) TeamCity
General
1 155 (12.27%) Finance
2 89 (7.05%) Banking
3 62 (4.91%) Games
4 51 (4.04%) Retail
5 36 (2.85%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.30%) Marketing
7 17 (1.35%) Front Office
8 16 (1.27%) Publishing
9 10 (0.79%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.55%) Advertising
12 4 (0.32%) Automotive
12 4 (0.32%) Back Office
12 4 (0.32%) Electronics
13 3 (0.24%) German Language
13 3 (0.24%) Legal
13 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 539 (42.68%) Developer
2 209 (16.55%) Tester
3 171 (13.54%) Java Developer
4 125 (9.90%) Automation Tester
5 122 (9.66%) Analyst
6 114 (9.03%) Test Engineer
7 110 (8.71%) Test Analyst
8 93 (7.36%) QA Engineer
9 69 (5.46%) Scala Developer
10 62 (4.91%) QA Test Engineer
11 60 (4.75%) Senior Developer
12 56 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
13 54 (4.28%) C# Developer
13 54 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 48 (3.80%) Selenium Tester
15 44 (3.48%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 41 (3.25%) Software Developer
17 40 (3.17%) .NET Developer
18 39 (3.09%) Test Leader
19 38 (3.01%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (22.01%) HTML
2 239 (18.92%) CSS
3 205 (16.23%) Web Services
4 187 (14.81%) JSON
5 184 (14.57%) .NET
6 176 (13.94%) RESTful
7 170 (13.46%) HTML5
8 154 (12.19%) Spring
9 151 (11.96%) REST
10 140 (11.08%) XML
11 123 (9.74%) Gherkin
12 115 (9.11%) AngularJS
13 96 (7.60%) CSS3
14 92 (7.28%) Play Framework
15 90 (7.13%) Node.js
16 83 (6.57%) Ruby on Rails
17 82 (6.49%) Ajax
18 74 (5.86%) SOAP
19 73 (5.78%) jQuery
20 72 (5.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 47 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 47 (3.72%) User Experience
4 28 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 26 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 22 (1.74%) iPhone
7 16 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.27%) MPEG
8 15 (1.19%) Smartphone
8 15 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.11%) Fintech
9 14 (1.11%) iPad
10 12 (0.95%) Fixed Income
10 12 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (0.79%) STB
12 9 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.71%) Equities
12 9 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 196 (15.52%) Linux
2 97 (7.68%) Unix
3 85 (6.73%) Apple iOS
4 69 (5.46%) Android
4 69 (5.46%) Windows
5 27 (2.14%) Ubuntu
6 21 (1.66%) CentOS
7 12 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.16%) CoreOS
10 2 (0.16%) Debian
10 2 (0.16%) MVS
10 2 (0.16%) VME
11 1 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 914 (72.37%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (34.05%) Scrum
3 419 (33.17%) Continuous Integration
4 389 (30.80%) TDD
5 231 (18.29%) BDD
6 216 (17.10%) DevOps
7 205 (16.23%) Test Scripting
8 203 (16.07%) Test Automation
9 184 (14.57%) Manual Testing
10 177 (14.01%) Kanban
11 159 (12.59%) Software Engineering
12 152 (12.03%) Open Source
13 138 (10.93%) Unit Testing
14 134 (10.61%) Automation Testing
14 134 (10.61%) MVC
15 121 (9.58%) OO
16 119 (9.42%) User Stories
17 114 (9.03%) Continuous Delivery
18 112 (8.87%) Pair Programming
19 110 (8.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 577 (45.68%) Java
2 325 (25.73%) JavaScript
3 261 (20.67%) C#
4 246 (19.48%) SQL
5 242 (19.16%) Python
6 235 (18.61%) Ruby
7 204 (16.15%) Scala
8 75 (5.94%) Groovy
9 68 (5.38%) Perl
10 49 (3.88%) C++
11 35 (2.77%) Apple Swift
12 34 (2.69%) Shell Script
13 32 (2.53%) Bash Shell
14 28 (2.22%) C
15 27 (2.14%) PHP
16 25 (1.98%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.82%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.58%) TypeScript
19 19 (1.50%) Go
20 17 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 119 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 78 (6.18%) ISEB
3 71 (5.62%) Degree
4 65 (5.15%) ISTQB
5 63 (4.99%) SC Cleared
6 39 (3.09%) DV Cleared
7 28 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.71%) HND
10 8 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.48%) HNC
12 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.32%) PhD
13 4 (0.32%) PMP
14 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 2 (0.16%) CCNA
15 2 (0.16%) CCNP
15 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
16 1 (0.079%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 315 (24.94%) QA
2 32 (2.53%) WCAG
3 18 (1.43%) SDET
4 13 (1.03%) MiFID
5 12 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.95%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.95%) EMIR
6 8 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.40%) GMP
8 4 (0.32%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.16%) GCP
10 1 (0.079%) HL7
System Software
1 90 (7.13%) Docker
2 17 (1.35%) Apache Flume
3 14 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) Xen
8 1 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 76 (6.02%) Puppet
2 59 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (2.77%) Ansible
4 31 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.43%) Salt
6 16 (1.27%) Grafana
7 14 (1.11%) Kibana
8 7 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.55%) Mesos
8 7 (0.55%) Terraform
9 4 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.32%) Packer
10 2 (0.16%) Graphite
10 2 (0.16%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.16%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.079%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 85 (6.73%) Google
2 81 (6.41%) Oracle
3 74 (5.86%) Microsoft
4 54 (4.28%) Atlassian
5 30 (2.38%) HP
6 17 (1.35%) Adobe
6 17 (1.35%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.27%) IBM
8 15 (1.19%) New Relic
9 14 (1.11%) Splunk
10 13 (1.03%) Perforce
10 13 (1.03%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.95%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
12 10 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.79%) Sybase
13 9 (0.71%) VMware
14 8 (0.63%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.63%) RedGate
14 8 (0.63%) Twitter
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
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North London
Experis Ltd
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South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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London
Westbourne Partners
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London
Lorien Resourcing
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Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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