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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK / England
Rank 167 200 227
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +27
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 624 576 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.51% 1.24% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.51% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 395 363
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £359
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.70 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £102.50 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +50.00%

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
34140 38185 36546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 82.04% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 22792 25048 24013
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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1104 987
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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 -5 230 £475 +5.55% 51
South East +38 93 £425 +14.86% 37
Yorkshire +29 54 £350 -5.40% 34
North East +11 51 £345 -23.33% 2
North West +15 48 £400 +29.03% 16
South West +3 41 £363 +3.57% 14
East of England +10 31 £420 +52.72% 18
East Midlands +25 30 £438 +25.00% 7
West Midlands +3 27 £415 +33.87% 11
Midlands - 1 £350 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 932 (71.80%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (44.38%) Java
3 479 (36.90%) Scrum
4 428 (32.97%) Selenium
5 405 (31.20%) Continuous Integration
6 391 (30.12%) TDD
7 347 (26.73%) Jenkins
8 341 (26.27%) JavaScript
9 313 (24.11%) QA
10 307 (23.65%) Git (software)
11 282 (21.73%) HTML
12 273 (21.03%) JIRA
13 260 (20.03%) C#
14 249 (19.18%) SQL
14 249 (19.18%) Cucumber
15 246 (18.95%) BDD
16 234 (18.03%) CSS
17 233 (17.95%) Python
18 226 (17.41%) Ruby
19 222 (17.10%) Web Services
20 216 (16.64%) Linux
21 212 (16.33%) Test Scripting
22 210 (16.18%) DevOps
23 208 (16.02%) Test Automation
24 199 (15.33%) Kanban
25 196 (15.10%) Scala
26 189 (14.56%) JSON
27 185 (14.25%) .NET
28 180 (13.87%) Manual Testing
29 178 (13.71%) HTML5

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
1 116 (8.94%) Confluence
2 38 (2.93%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.85%) nginx
4 32 (2.47%) CMS
5 29 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 26 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 24 (1.85%) IIS
8 21 (1.62%) JBoss
9 18 (1.39%) NServiceBus
10 16 (1.23%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 15 (1.16%) Apache
11 15 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.92%) Jetty
13 12 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
15 7 (0.54%) Apache Qpid
15 7 (0.54%) OpenStack
16 5 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 18 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.62%) MS Office
3 5 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
3 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.077%) HipChat
4 1 (0.077%) Mingle
4 1 (0.077%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.54%) Magento
4 6 (0.46%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.31%) 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%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.077%) Maximo
8 1 (0.077%) RMDS
8 1 (0.077%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.62%) GitHub
3 45 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 24 (1.85%) SaaS
6 21 (1.62%) PaaS
7 15 (1.16%) IaaS
8 13 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.85%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.46%) Office 365
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.39%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.39%) Heroku
12 5 (0.39%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (9.17%) HTTP
2 42 (3.24%) TCP/IP
3 33 (2.54%) Internet
4 16 (1.23%) LDAP
5 14 (1.08%) SSL
6 10 (0.77%) DNS
6 10 (0.77%) Network Security
7 9 (0.69%) Firewall
7 9 (0.69%) RTSP
7 9 (0.69%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.62%) DHCP
8 8 (0.62%) DVB
9 7 (0.54%) AMQP
9 7 (0.54%) RTP
9 7 (0.54%) VoIP
9 7 (0.54%) VPN
10 6 (0.46%) Skype
11 5 (0.39%) FTP
11 5 (0.39%) IPsec
11 5 (0.39%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 92 (7.09%) Relational Database
3 87 (6.70%) NoSQL
4 77 (5.93%) MongoDB
5 75 (5.78%) PostgreSQL
6 51 (3.93%) Big Data
7 37 (2.85%) Hadoop
7 37 (2.85%) MySQL
8 24 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (1.85%) RDBMS
9 21 (1.62%) DB2
9 21 (1.62%) Redis
10 20 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.23%) Apache Hive
12 14 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.77%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 428 (32.97%) Selenium
2 347 (26.73%) Jenkins
3 307 (23.65%) Git (software)
4 273 (21.03%) JIRA
5 249 (19.18%) Cucumber
6 172 (13.25%) WebDriver
7 144 (11.09%) JUnit
8 103 (7.94%) Subversion
9 99 (7.63%) SoapUI
10 96 (7.40%) Maven
11 81 (6.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 71 (5.47%) RSpec
13 50 (3.85%) Ant
13 50 (3.85%) JMeter
13 50 (3.85%) Travis CI
14 49 (3.78%) Gradle
15 47 (3.62%) SpecFlow
16 46 (3.54%) Visual Studio
17 39 (3.00%) HP UFT
18 35 (2.70%) IntelliJ
General
1 154 (11.86%) Finance
2 92 (7.09%) Banking
3 66 (5.08%) Retail
4 63 (4.85%) Games
5 41 (3.16%) Marketing
6 34 (2.62%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.54%) Publishing
8 11 (0.85%) Back Office
9 10 (0.77%) Front Office
9 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.46%) Advertising
11 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.31%) Electronics
12 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.23%) Automotive
13 3 (0.23%) Danish Language
13 3 (0.23%) German Language
13 3 (0.23%) Legal
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 531 (40.91%) Developer
2 214 (16.49%) Tester
3 165 (12.71%) Java Developer
4 125 (9.63%) Analyst
5 124 (9.55%) Automation Tester
6 123 (9.48%) Test Engineer
7 111 (8.55%) Test Analyst
8 87 (6.70%) QA Engineer
9 66 (5.08%) Senior Developer
10 64 (4.93%) QA Test Engineer
11 57 (4.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 51 (3.93%) C# Developer
12 51 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
13 47 (3.62%) .NET Developer
14 46 (3.54%) Scala Developer
15 42 (3.24%) Software Developer
16 41 (3.16%) Selenium Tester
17 40 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 40 (3.08%) Test Leader
18 39 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (21.73%) HTML
2 234 (18.03%) CSS
3 222 (17.10%) Web Services
4 189 (14.56%) JSON
5 185 (14.25%) .NET
6 178 (13.71%) HTML5
7 162 (12.48%) RESTful
8 156 (12.02%) REST
9 146 (11.25%) XML
10 145 (11.17%) Spring
11 141 (10.86%) AngularJS
12 116 (8.94%) Gherkin
13 105 (8.09%) Node.js
14 99 (7.63%) CSS3
15 86 (6.63%) jQuery
16 74 (5.70%) Play Framework
17 71 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
17 71 (5.47%) SOAP
18 68 (5.24%) .NET Framework
19 66 (5.08%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 55 (4.24%) User Experience
4 46 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.54%) Algorithms
6 29 (2.23%) Virtual Team
7 26 (2.00%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.54%) MPEG
9 18 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (1.23%) iPhone
10 16 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.23%) Visualisation
11 13 (1.00%) Fintech
11 13 (1.00%) iPad
12 11 (0.85%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.85%) Smartphone
13 9 (0.69%) Equities
13 9 (0.69%) STB
14 7 (0.54%) PMI
14 7 (0.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 216 (16.64%) Linux
2 96 (7.40%) Unix
3 82 (6.32%) Windows
4 78 (6.01%) Apple iOS
5 70 (5.39%) Android
6 26 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.69%) CentOS
8 16 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.69%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.23%) Debian
12 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.15%) MVS
12 2 (0.15%) VME
13 1 (0.077%) Solaris
13 1 (0.077%) VMS
13 1 (0.077%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (71.80%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (36.90%) Scrum
3 405 (31.20%) Continuous Integration
4 391 (30.12%) TDD
5 246 (18.95%) BDD
6 212 (16.33%) Test Scripting
7 210 (16.18%) DevOps
8 208 (16.02%) Test Automation
9 199 (15.33%) Kanban
10 180 (13.87%) Manual Testing
11 169 (13.02%) Software Engineering
12 160 (12.33%) Open Source
13 142 (10.94%) Unit Testing
14 133 (10.25%) Pair Programming
15 130 (10.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 128 (9.86%) Automation Testing
17 125 (9.63%) MVC
18 119 (9.17%) User Stories
19 114 (8.78%) OO
20 101 (7.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 576 (44.38%) Java
2 341 (26.27%) JavaScript
3 260 (20.03%) C#
4 249 (19.18%) SQL
5 233 (17.95%) Python
6 226 (17.41%) Ruby
7 196 (15.10%) Scala
8 65 (5.01%) Groovy
9 63 (4.85%) PHP
10 56 (4.31%) Perl
11 47 (3.62%) C++
12 38 (2.93%) C
13 34 (2.62%) Apple Swift
13 34 (2.62%) Shell Script
14 31 (2.39%) TypeScript
15 30 (2.31%) Bash Shell
16 29 (2.23%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.54%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.39%) Go
19 17 (1.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 87 (6.70%) Degree
3 69 (5.32%) ISEB
4 63 (4.85%) SC Cleared
5 57 (4.39%) ISTQB
6 45 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 23 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.39%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (0.62%) HND
11 7 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.46%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.46%) HNC
12 6 (0.46%) PMP
13 4 (0.31%) PhD
14 2 (0.15%) CCNA
14 2 (0.15%) CCNP
14 2 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (24.11%) QA
2 34 (2.62%) WCAG
3 17 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (1.23%) SDET
5 15 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.54%) MiFID
7 6 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.46%) EMIR
8 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.31%) SLA
10 3 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.23%) GMP
11 2 (0.15%) GCP
12 1 (0.077%) HL7
System Software
1 76 (5.86%) Docker
2 18 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.00%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.69%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.31%) HDFS
7 3 (0.23%) vSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Xen
8 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.077%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 78 (6.01%) Puppet
2 60 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.85%) Ansible
4 36 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (1.16%) Grafana
5 15 (1.16%) Salt
6 13 (1.00%) Kibana
7 8 (0.62%) Terraform
8 7 (0.54%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.54%) Mesos
9 4 (0.31%) Graphite
9 4 (0.31%) Packer
10 2 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) Nagios
10 2 (0.15%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.077%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.077%) yum
11 1 (0.077%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 75 (5.78%) Microsoft
2 74 (5.70%) Oracle
3 69 (5.32%) Google
4 54 (4.16%) Atlassian
5 34 (2.62%) HP
6 21 (1.62%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.31%) New Relic
8 16 (1.23%) Adobe
8 16 (1.23%) Splunk
9 14 (1.08%) IBM
10 13 (1.00%) VMware
11 12 (0.92%) CA Agile Central
11 12 (0.92%) Sitecore
12 11 (0.85%) Perforce
12 11 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.77%) Apple
13 10 (0.77%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.62%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.62%) RedGate
15 7 (0.54%) Brightcove
Stockport, Cheshire
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adteq
Rate: From £300 to £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Networking People
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago