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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 205 238 237
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 531 441 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.21% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 314 278
Average daily rate £410 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.15% -16.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -3.64%
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
37890 36304 35043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.52% 78.00% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25127 23515 21575
Average daily rate £430 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 983 1106
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.33 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 257 £475 +5.55% 81
South East -14 81 £380 - 40
North West +33 49 £328 -6.35% 25
South West -3 32 £325 -25.71% 12
North East +6 31 £400 +17.11% 1
Yorkshire +2 30 £375 +20.96% 22
East of England +7 25 £250 -47.36% 18
West Midlands -6 16 £310 -11.42% 11
East Midlands 0 9 £425 +28.78% 11
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 747 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 394 (33.91%) Java
3 388 (33.39%) Continuous Integration
4 338 (29.09%) Scrum
5 326 (28.06%) TDD
6 282 (24.27%) SQL
6 282 (24.27%) Selenium
7 268 (23.06%) JavaScript
8 248 (21.34%) C#
9 246 (21.17%) .NET
10 222 (19.10%) HTML
10 222 (19.10%) Jenkins
11 215 (18.50%) QA
12 214 (18.42%) JIRA
13 196 (16.87%) Test Automation
14 194 (16.70%) BDD
15 185 (15.92%) Finance
16 175 (15.06%) Git (software)
17 173 (14.89%) Microsoft
18 170 (14.63%) Linux
19 168 (14.46%) Test Scripting
20 165 (14.20%) Manual Testing
21 164 (14.11%) CSS
22 163 (14.03%) Web Services
23 158 (13.60%) Unit Testing
24 147 (12.65%) SQL Server
25 144 (12.39%) Oracle
26 135 (11.62%) Cucumber
27 134 (11.53%) XML
28 132 (11.36%) DevOps

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 91 (7.83%) IIS
2 61 (5.25%) Tomcat
3 54 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 48 (4.13%) nginx
5 46 (3.96%) Apache
6 42 (3.61%) Node.js
7 41 (3.53%) Jetty
8 40 (3.44%) Confluence
8 40 (3.44%) SharePoint
9 37 (3.18%) JBoss
10 25 (2.15%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.89%) CMS
12 12 (1.03%) Oracle 10gAS
12 12 (1.03%) Oracle Application Server
12 12 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.95%) PowerExchange
14 10 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
15 8 (0.69%) Oracle Coherence
16 6 (0.52%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 35 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.64%) HipChat
3 11 (0.95%) MS Office
4 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.17%) Simulink
7 1 (0.086%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.086%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (1.46%) Magento
3 12 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.34%) TradeThru
6 3 (0.26%) Summit
7 2 (0.17%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 2 (0.17%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.086%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 94 (8.09%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.67%) IaaS
4 29 (2.50%) PaaS
5 27 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (2.07%) GitHub
8 23 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (1.81%) Google App Engine
10 8 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.43%) SaaS
12 3 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.26%) Heroku
12 3 (0.26%) Office 365
12 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.086%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.086%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.54%) HTTP
2 50 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 43 (3.70%) Internet
4 40 (3.44%) DNS
5 39 (3.36%) IPsec
6 38 (3.27%) FTP
7 36 (3.10%) DHCP
8 29 (2.50%) SSL
9 19 (1.64%) H.323
10 11 (0.95%) Firewall
11 9 (0.77%) SMTP
11 9 (0.77%) Telepresence
12 8 (0.69%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.52%) VPN
14 4 (0.34%) IMAP
14 4 (0.34%) LAN
14 4 (0.34%) Network Security
14 4 (0.34%) SNMP
14 4 (0.34%) ZigBee
15 3 (0.26%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (12.65%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.51%) MySQL
3 55 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.04%) MongoDB
6 36 (3.10%) Big Data
7 35 (3.01%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.41%) Oracle Database
9 27 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (1.81%) DB2
13 20 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 16 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 15 (1.29%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
16 14 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 282 (24.27%) Selenium
2 222 (19.10%) Jenkins
3 214 (18.42%) JIRA
4 175 (15.06%) Git (software)
5 135 (11.62%) Cucumber
6 123 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 102 (8.78%) WebDriver
8 100 (8.61%) Subversion
9 92 (7.92%) SpecFlow
10 75 (6.45%) HP UFT
11 72 (6.20%) Maven
12 66 (5.68%) Visual Studio
13 63 (5.42%) SoapUI
14 52 (4.48%) JUnit
15 49 (4.22%) TeamCity
16 41 (3.53%) Appium
17 36 (3.10%) Ant
18 29 (2.50%) NUnit
19 28 (2.41%) JMeter
20 27 (2.32%) FitNesse
General
1 185 (15.92%) Finance
2 107 (9.21%) Banking
3 47 (4.04%) Games
4 45 (3.87%) Retail
5 32 (2.75%) Publishing
6 31 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.07%) Front Office
8 15 (1.29%) Back Office
9 12 (1.03%) Legal
9 12 (1.03%) Marketing
10 10 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.52%) Electronics
13 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.34%) Automotive
14 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Law
15 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 410 (35.28%) Developer
2 226 (19.45%) Analyst
3 210 (18.07%) Test Analyst
4 151 (12.99%) Tester
5 87 (7.49%) Test Engineer
6 85 (7.31%) Java Developer
7 67 (5.77%) Automation Analyst
7 67 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
8 65 (5.59%) Senior Developer
9 59 (5.08%) .NET Developer
10 56 (4.82%) Software Engineer
11 54 (4.65%) C# Developer
12 49 (4.22%) Automation Engineer
12 49 (4.22%) Consultant
13 47 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 45 (3.87%) Test Automation Engineer
15 44 (3.79%) Automation Tester
15 44 (3.79%) HTML Developer
15 44 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
16 41 (3.53%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (21.17%) .NET
2 222 (19.10%) HTML
3 164 (14.11%) CSS
4 163 (14.03%) Web Services
5 134 (11.53%) XML
6 108 (9.29%) AngularJS
7 99 (8.52%) HTML5
8 91 (7.83%) ASP.NET
9 86 (7.40%) REST
9 86 (7.40%) SOAP
10 82 (7.06%) RESTful
11 69 (5.94%) J2EE
12 68 (5.85%) JSON
13 66 (5.68%) .NET Framework
13 66 (5.68%) jQuery
14 58 (4.99%) Spring
15 54 (4.65%) Gherkin
16 50 (4.30%) WCF
17 46 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
18 44 (3.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.11%) Mobile App
2 69 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.65%) User Experience
4 45 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.81%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 18 (1.55%) Derivative
9 16 (1.38%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.38%) Animation
9 16 (1.38%) Market Risk
10 15 (1.29%) iPad
11 13 (1.12%) Equities
12 12 (1.03%) Cryptography
12 12 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
12 12 (1.03%) Mathematics
13 10 (0.86%) iPhone
13 10 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
14 9 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 170 (14.63%) Linux
2 130 (11.19%) Windows
3 91 (7.83%) Unix
4 63 (5.42%) Android
5 56 (4.82%) Apple iOS
6 36 (3.10%) Windows Server
7 26 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.38%) Solaris
10 14 (1.20%) AIX
11 12 (1.03%) CentOS
12 7 (0.60%) Debian
12 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.52%) VME
14 5 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.26%) VMS
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 747 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (33.39%) Continuous Integration
3 338 (29.09%) Scrum
4 326 (28.06%) TDD
5 196 (16.87%) Test Automation
6 194 (16.70%) BDD
7 168 (14.46%) Test Scripting
8 165 (14.20%) Manual Testing
9 158 (13.60%) Unit Testing
10 132 (11.36%) DevOps
11 131 (11.27%) Software Engineering
12 119 (10.24%) Kanban
13 115 (9.90%) Software Testing
14 112 (9.64%) Functional Testing
15 108 (9.29%) OO
16 93 (8.00%) E-Commerce
17 89 (7.66%) Configuration Management
18 86 (7.40%) SDLC
19 77 (6.63%) Regression Testing
19 77 (6.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 394 (33.91%) Java
2 282 (24.27%) SQL
3 268 (23.06%) JavaScript
4 248 (21.34%) C#
5 130 (11.19%) Python
6 99 (8.52%) C++
7 97 (8.35%) Ruby
8 64 (5.51%) PHP
9 46 (3.96%) Scala
10 31 (2.67%) Groovy
11 21 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 21 (1.81%) Perl
11 21 (1.81%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.72%) C
13 18 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.20%) Apex Code
14 14 (1.20%) Objective-C
15 12 (1.03%) VB
15 12 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 120 (10.33%) ISEB
2 105 (9.04%) ISTQB
3 104 (8.95%) Security Cleared
4 82 (7.06%) Degree
5 65 (5.59%) SC Cleared
6 37 (3.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.69%) PhD
10 5 (0.43%) HND
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.26%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.086%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.086%) CEH
13 1 (0.086%) CISSP
13 1 (0.086%) OCA
13 1 (0.086%) OCP
13 1 (0.086%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (18.50%) QA
2 19 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.38%) FedRAMP
4 7 (0.60%) GxP
5 6 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.52%) SDET
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.34%) WCAG
7 3 (0.26%) EMIR
7 3 (0.26%) SLA
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) SEPA
9 1 (0.086%) ISO26262
System Software
1 44 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (3.44%) Docker
3 25 (2.15%) Xen
4 13 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.86%) Varnish
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.43%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.34%) NFS
9 3 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.17%) KVM
10 2 (0.17%) vCloud
11 1 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.086%) RACF
11 1 (0.086%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 93 (8.00%) Puppet
2 63 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (1.46%) Ansible
5 15 (1.29%) Mesos
6 7 (0.60%) Nagios
7 6 (0.52%) logstash
8 4 (0.34%) yum
9 3 (0.26%) Cacti
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.17%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.17%) Salt
10 2 (0.17%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.086%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.086%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.086%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.086%) Nessus
Vendors
1 173 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 144 (12.39%) Oracle
3 45 (3.87%) VMware
4 40 (3.44%) HP
5 32 (2.75%) SAP
6 31 (2.67%) Google
7 23 (1.98%) Red Hat
8 22 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 22 (1.89%) Informatica
9 17 (1.46%) Sybase
10 16 (1.38%) Apple
10 16 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.29%) hybris
12 12 (1.03%) ATG
12 12 (1.03%) Axway
13 11 (0.95%) Genesys
13 11 (0.95%) IBM
14 9 (0.77%) Rally
14 9 (0.77%) SaltStack
15 8 (0.69%) Adobe
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Sandhata Technologies Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £369 - £451 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £630 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 9 days ago
Leatherhead
TRG
Rate: 500-600 Per Day please send cv
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago