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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 225 233 232
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 476 410 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.15% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 275 241
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 16
Average hourly rate £80.00 £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.35% -11.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
37309 35800 38541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.52% 73.75% 71.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23546 22412 22771
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 970 1387
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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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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 +3 211 £400 -5.88% 76
South East -9 76 £394 +12.50% 29
South West +10 59 £350 +7.69% 15
East of England +2 44 £350 -4.10% 20
North East - 33 £360 - 7
Yorkshire +2 26 £340 +36.00% 21
North West -2 14 £350 +7.69% 20
East Midlands +11 10 £300 +5.72% 6
West Midlands - - - - 7
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 340 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (29.88%) SQL
3 267 (28.80%) TDD
4 241 (26.00%) .NET
5 239 (25.78%) Java
6 235 (25.35%) Selenium
7 233 (25.13%) Scrum
8 227 (24.49%) QA
8 227 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
9 205 (22.11%) C#
9 205 (22.11%) BDD
10 181 (19.53%) JavaScript
11 153 (16.50%) Test Scripting
12 147 (15.86%) Team Foundation Server
13 138 (14.89%) HTML
14 137 (14.78%) Test Automation
15 133 (14.35%) Web Services
16 132 (14.24%) Finance
17 128 (13.81%) Microsoft
18 126 (13.59%) Software Testing
19 124 (13.38%) Visual Studio
20 122 (13.16%) Cucumber
21 121 (13.05%) SQL Server
22 120 (12.94%) ISEB
23 110 (11.87%) Configuration Management
24 107 (11.54%) Git (software)
25 106 (11.43%) Windows
26 104 (11.22%) XML
27 103 (11.11%) CSS
28 101 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 67 (7.23%) Node.js
2 34 (3.67%) CMS
3 31 (3.34%) WebSphere
4 30 (3.24%) Apache
5 21 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (1.83%) IIS
7 16 (1.73%) Drupal
7 16 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.62%) nginx
8 15 (1.62%) MQSeries
9 13 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (1.29%) Jetty
11 10 (1.08%) EPiServer CMS
12 5 (0.54%) Confluence
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.43%) Alfresco
13 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 36 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.86%) MS Office
2 8 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.22%) Mingle
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.97%) RMDS
2 8 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.76%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.54%) Summit
4 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.32%) Magento
5 3 (0.32%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.29%) Office 365
4 11 (1.19%) Google App Engine
5 6 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.65%) PaaS
6 4 (0.43%) IaaS
6 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.32%) GitHub
7 3 (0.32%) Joyent
8 2 (0.22%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.99%) HTTP
2 30 (3.24%) Internet
3 15 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.29%) SSL
5 11 (1.19%) FTP
6 9 (0.97%) DNS
7 8 (0.86%) IPsec
7 8 (0.86%) DHCP
8 6 (0.65%) Broadband
9 4 (0.43%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.43%) PBX
9 4 (0.43%) VoIP
9 4 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (0.32%) MVNO
10 3 (0.32%) VPN
10 3 (0.32%) Firewall
11 2 (0.22%) TETRA
11 2 (0.22%) DVB
11 2 (0.22%) Bluetooth
11 2 (0.22%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 44 (4.75%) MySQL
3 41 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 39 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 38 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (3.88%) SSDT
7 31 (3.34%) MongoDB
8 23 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (2.16%) NoSQL
10 19 (2.05%) Redis
11 18 (1.94%) DB2
12 16 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.51%) Big Data
15 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (1.19%) DbVisualizer
17 10 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (1.08%) RDBMS
18 7 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 235 (25.35%) Selenium
2 147 (15.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 124 (13.38%) Visual Studio
4 122 (13.16%) Cucumber
5 107 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 99 (10.68%) WebDriver
7 84 (9.06%) Maven
8 82 (8.85%) Jenkins
9 80 (8.63%) QuickTest Pro
10 69 (7.44%) JIRA
11 55 (5.93%) TeamCity
12 54 (5.83%) JUnit
13 52 (5.61%) Subversion
14 42 (4.53%) Gradle
15 39 (4.21%) LoadRunner
16 36 (3.88%) NuGet
17 33 (3.56%) Octopus Deploy
17 33 (3.56%) Artifactory
17 33 (3.56%) MSBuild
17 33 (3.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 132 (14.24%) Finance
2 51 (5.50%) Banking
3 33 (3.56%) Investment Banking
3 33 (3.56%) Retail
4 30 (3.24%) Games
5 28 (3.02%) Back Office
6 24 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.62%) Front Office
9 10 (1.08%) Marketing
9 10 (1.08%) Advertising
10 9 (0.97%) Publishing
11 8 (0.86%) Legal
11 8 (0.86%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.22%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (31.28%) Developer
2 187 (20.17%) Analyst
3 166 (17.91%) Tester
4 164 (17.69%) Test Analyst
5 59 (6.36%) .NET Developer
6 58 (6.26%) Test Engineer
7 46 (4.96%) Java Developer
8 42 (4.53%) Consultant
8 42 (4.53%) QA Analyst
9 41 (4.42%) Test Leader
10 37 (3.99%) Web Developer
11 36 (3.88%) Automation Tester
12 34 (3.67%) Build and Release Engineer
12 34 (3.67%) Release Engineer
13 33 (3.56%) Build Engineer
14 32 (3.45%) QA Engineer
14 32 (3.45%) Software Engineer
15 30 (3.24%) QA Tester
16 27 (2.91%) Test Manager
17 26 (2.80%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (26.00%) .NET
2 138 (14.89%) HTML
3 133 (14.35%) Web Services
4 104 (11.22%) XML
5 103 (11.11%) CSS
6 90 (9.71%) .NET Framework
7 82 (8.85%) HTML5
8 74 (7.98%) REST
9 69 (7.44%) AngularJS
10 68 (7.34%) ASP.NET
11 60 (6.47%) jQuery
12 58 (6.26%) WCF
13 53 (5.72%) ASP.NET MVC
14 52 (5.61%) SOAP
15 46 (4.96%) CSS3
16 37 (3.99%) JSON
16 37 (3.99%) Backbone.js
17 35 (3.78%) J2EE
18 28 (3.02%) WPF
18 28 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.09%) Open Source
2 28 (3.02%) Computer Science
2 28 (3.02%) Wiki
3 27 (2.91%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.27%) Credit Risk
5 16 (1.73%) Derivative
5 16 (1.73%) NHS
5 16 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.62%) Social Media
7 14 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.29%) Smartcard
9 12 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.19%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
11 10 (1.08%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.08%) EMV
12 9 (0.97%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.97%) Equities
13 6 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 106 (11.43%) Windows
2 87 (9.39%) Linux
3 67 (7.23%) UNIX
4 41 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (3.78%) Android
6 32 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.86%) CentOS
8 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.54%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.11%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (36.68%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (28.80%) TDD
3 233 (25.13%) Scrum
4 227 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
5 205 (22.11%) BDD
6 153 (16.50%) Test Scripting
7 137 (14.78%) Test Automation
8 126 (13.59%) Software Testing
9 110 (11.87%) Configuration Management
10 101 (10.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 91 (9.82%) Automation Testing
12 86 (9.28%) E-Commerce
13 85 (9.17%) Unit Testing
14 76 (8.20%) Regression Testing
15 71 (7.66%) OO
16 66 (7.12%) Web Development
17 65 (7.01%) Software Engineering
18 64 (6.90%) Test Strategy
19 57 (6.15%) Performance Testing
20 56 (6.04%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 277 (29.88%) SQL
2 239 (25.78%) Java
3 205 (22.11%) C#
4 181 (19.53%) JavaScript
5 79 (8.52%) Ruby
6 57 (6.15%) PHP
7 42 (4.53%) Python
8 31 (3.34%) T-SQL
9 23 (2.48%) VB
10 22 (2.37%) C++
11 21 (2.27%) Scala
12 20 (2.16%) C
13 14 (1.51%) Perl
14 13 (1.40%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.08%) Objective-C
16 9 (0.97%) Groovy
16 9 (0.97%) VBScript
17 8 (0.86%) LINC
18 5 (0.54%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (12.94%) ISEB
2 72 (7.77%) ISTQB
3 71 (7.66%) Security Cleared
4 54 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 49 (5.29%) Degree
5 49 (5.29%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.76%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.22%) CEH
8 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (24.49%) QA
2 5 (0.54%) Basel III
3 4 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.32%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.32%) EMIR
4 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.54%) Xen
4 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.22%) Varnish
6 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.11%) RHEV
6 1 (0.11%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 64 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (3.24%) Puppet
3 20 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.73%) SCCM
5 5 (0.54%) Nagios
6 4 (0.43%) collectd
6 4 (0.43%) Ansible
6 4 (0.43%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.43%) Ganglia
7 3 (0.32%) Nessus
8 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.11%) Ambari
8 1 (0.11%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.11%) Kibana
8 1 (0.11%) Control-M
8 1 (0.11%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 128 (13.81%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.95%) Oracle
3 62 (6.69%) HP
4 35 (3.78%) Red Gate
5 21 (2.27%) IBM
6 17 (1.83%) hybris
7 15 (1.62%) Google
8 13 (1.40%) VMware
8 13 (1.40%) Zend
9 12 (1.29%) SAP
10 11 (1.19%) EPiServer
11 10 (1.08%) ATG
12 9 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.86%) JBoss
14 7 (0.76%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.76%) Telerik
14 7 (0.76%) ION Trading
15 6 (0.65%) 29West
16 5 (0.54%) Sitecore
17 4 (0.43%) Adobe
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £230 to £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £425.00 - £427 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Candidate Source
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago