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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 211 227 234
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 574 473 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.08% 0.94% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.23% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 309 277
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +146.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +46 277 £450 +12.50% 83
South East +2 97 £338 -10.00% 40
North West +5 51 £394 +12.50% 41
South West -27 41 £398 +8.16% 7
Yorkshire -22 34 £388 +13.97% 10
East of England -5 32 £275 -17.91% 25
North East -33 25 £308 -14.58% 6
West Midlands - 11 £300 - 14
East Midlands -9 8 £325 +8.33% 5
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 657 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (36.62%) Java
3 386 (36.24%) Continuous Integration
4 302 (28.36%) TDD
5 293 (27.51%) Scrum
6 285 (26.76%) JavaScript
7 283 (26.57%) Selenium
8 278 (26.10%) SQL
9 255 (23.94%) QA
10 239 (22.44%) HTML
11 226 (21.22%) C#
12 199 (18.69%) .NET
13 195 (18.31%) Test Scripting
14 175 (16.43%) Test Automation
15 167 (15.68%) Jenkins
16 158 (14.84%) CSS
17 154 (14.46%) XML
17 154 (14.46%) Linux
18 153 (14.37%) Finance
19 152 (14.27%) Cucumber
20 149 (13.99%) Git (software)
21 147 (13.80%) Web Services
22 143 (13.43%) JIRA
23 137 (12.86%) BDD
24 133 (12.49%) SQL Server
25 128 (12.02%) Unit Testing
26 127 (11.92%) Oracle
27 115 (10.80%) Windows
27 115 (10.80%) E-Commerce
28 113 (10.61%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 82 (7.70%) WebSphere
2 53 (4.98%) IIS
3 51 (4.79%) Apache
4 50 (4.69%) Tomcat
5 46 (4.32%) Node.js
6 42 (3.94%) Confluence
7 40 (3.76%) nginx
8 35 (3.29%) Jetty
9 32 (3.00%) SharePoint
10 21 (1.97%) CMS
11 16 (1.50%) JBoss
12 13 (1.22%) MQSeries
13 11 (1.03%) WebLogic
14 9 (0.85%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.85%) uiautomator
15 8 (0.75%) Drupal
16 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
17 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (2.63%) MS Office
2 20 (1.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.19%) Maya
4 2 (0.19%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.19%) MODO
4 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.094%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.78%) Magento
2 9 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.47%) Summit
3 5 (0.47%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.28%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.094%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 37 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (3.00%) Google App Engine
6 13 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (0.75%) SaaS
8 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.28%) GitHub
8 3 (0.28%) IaaS
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.094%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.094%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.094%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.094%) PaaS
9 1 (0.094%) Heroku
9 1 (0.094%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 63 (5.92%) HTTP
2 41 (3.85%) DNS
3 39 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 36 (3.38%) FTP
4 36 (3.38%) IPsec
5 33 (3.10%) DHCP
6 27 (2.54%) Internet
7 22 (2.07%) SSL
8 7 (0.66%) VPN
8 7 (0.66%) SMTP
9 6 (0.56%) LDAP
9 6 (0.56%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.47%) Firewall
11 3 (0.28%) IMAP
11 3 (0.28%) OpenVPN
11 3 (0.28%) SNMP
12 2 (0.19%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.094%) 4G
13 1 (0.094%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (12.49%) SQL Server
2 66 (6.20%) MySQL
3 61 (5.73%) MongoDB
4 51 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 47 (4.41%) DB2
6 38 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 32 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 32 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (2.72%) DbVisualizer
9 26 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (1.22%) Big Data
14 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 283 (26.57%) Selenium
2 167 (15.68%) Jenkins
3 152 (14.27%) Cucumber
4 149 (13.99%) Git (software)
5 143 (13.43%) JIRA
6 113 (10.61%) WebDriver
7 81 (7.61%) JUnit
8 74 (6.95%) Subversion
9 65 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 61 (5.73%) Maven
10 61 (5.73%) HP UFT
11 52 (4.88%) SoapUI
12 50 (4.69%) SpecFlow
13 44 (4.13%) Visual Studio
14 39 (3.66%) NUnit
15 27 (2.54%) Ant
16 25 (2.35%) LoadRunner
17 24 (2.25%) Appium
18 23 (2.16%) MSTest
19 22 (2.07%) PHPUnit
General
1 153 (14.37%) Finance
2 96 (9.01%) Banking
3 59 (5.54%) Retail
4 36 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.00%) Games
6 22 (2.07%) Front Office
7 20 (1.88%) Publishing
8 15 (1.41%) Legal
8 15 (1.41%) Marketing
9 13 (1.22%) Back Office
9 13 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.03%) Automotive
11 5 (0.47%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.28%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.19%) Advertising
14 2 (0.19%) Law
14 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 390 (36.62%) Developer
2 190 (17.84%) Analyst
3 176 (16.53%) Test Analyst
4 148 (13.90%) Tester
5 74 (6.95%) Java Developer
6 51 (4.79%) Test Engineer
7 47 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 47 (4.41%) Senior Developer
8 44 (4.13%) Automation Tester
9 42 (3.94%) ScrumMaster
9 42 (3.94%) Web Developer
10 41 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
11 40 (3.76%) Test Manager
12 34 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
13 33 (3.10%) Test Leader
14 32 (3.00%) C# Developer
15 30 (2.82%) Software Engineer
15 30 (2.82%) Android Developer
16 29 (2.72%) Automation Engineer
17 26 (2.44%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (22.44%) HTML
2 199 (18.69%) .NET
3 158 (14.84%) CSS
4 154 (14.46%) XML
5 147 (13.80%) Web Services
6 111 (10.42%) HTML5
7 99 (9.30%) jQuery
8 81 (7.61%) AngularJS
9 80 (7.51%) ASP.NET
10 78 (7.32%) SOAP
11 76 (7.14%) J2EE
12 74 (6.95%) RESTful
13 60 (5.63%) JSON
14 53 (4.98%) REST
15 51 (4.79%) Servlets
16 50 (4.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 43 (4.04%) .NET Framework
18 42 (3.94%) Ajax
19 41 (3.85%) Spring
20 38 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (6.29%) Mobile App
3 57 (5.35%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.57%) User Experience
5 27 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 18 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.50%) Data Conversion
9 12 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.03%) Wiki
11 10 (0.94%) Market Risk
12 9 (0.85%) Physics
12 9 (0.85%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.85%) Equities
12 9 (0.85%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.85%) Social Media
13 8 (0.75%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.66%) RIA
14 7 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 6 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 154 (14.46%) Linux
2 115 (10.80%) Windows
3 101 (9.48%) UNIX
4 66 (6.20%) Android
5 51 (4.79%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.88%) VME
7 17 (1.60%) AIX
7 17 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.13%) Ubuntu
10 11 (1.03%) CentOS
11 10 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.38%) Solaris
14 4 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.38%) Debian
15 2 (0.19%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 657 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (36.24%) Continuous Integration
3 302 (28.36%) TDD
4 293 (27.51%) Scrum
5 195 (18.31%) Test Scripting
6 175 (16.43%) Test Automation
7 137 (12.86%) BDD
8 128 (12.02%) Unit Testing
9 115 (10.80%) E-Commerce
10 110 (10.33%) Software Engineering
11 109 (10.23%) Manual Testing
12 108 (10.14%) SDLC
13 93 (8.73%) Test Strategy
13 93 (8.73%) OO
14 90 (8.45%) Regression Testing
14 90 (8.45%) DevOps
15 89 (8.36%) Configuration Management
15 89 (8.36%) Kanban
15 89 (8.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 88 (8.26%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 390 (36.62%) Java
2 285 (26.76%) JavaScript
3 278 (26.10%) SQL
4 226 (21.22%) C#
5 93 (8.73%) Python
6 72 (6.76%) PHP
7 45 (4.23%) C++
7 45 (4.23%) Ruby
8 36 (3.38%) Perl
9 33 (3.10%) PL/SQL
10 28 (2.63%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.25%) C
12 22 (2.07%) Scala
13 21 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 21 (1.97%) Objective-C
14 18 (1.69%) Groovy
15 16 (1.50%) COBOL
16 11 (1.03%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.85%) VB
18 7 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (9.77%) Degree
2 96 (9.01%) ISEB
3 91 (8.54%) Security Cleared
4 70 (6.57%) ISTQB
5 42 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 37 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.094%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.094%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (23.94%) QA
2 8 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.47%) COREP
3 5 (0.47%) FINREP
4 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.094%) Basel II
6 1 (0.094%) HL7
System Software
1 46 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (2.07%) Docker
3 18 (1.69%) Xen
4 10 (0.94%) Varnish
5 9 (0.85%) QEMU
5 9 (0.85%) KVM
5 9 (0.85%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.38%) vCloud
8 3 (0.28%) NFS
8 3 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 75 (7.04%) Puppet
2 59 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (5.16%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.22%) logstash
5 11 (1.03%) Vagrant
5 11 (1.03%) Nagios
6 10 (0.94%) Ansible
7 8 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.66%) Cacti
8 7 (0.66%) Control-M
9 6 (0.56%) CA LISA
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.38%) SmokePing
12 3 (0.28%) Salt
13 2 (0.19%) Mesos
13 2 (0.19%) Graphite
13 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
14 1 (0.094%) Kubernetes
14 1 (0.094%) Netcool
Vendors
1 127 (11.92%) Oracle
2 102 (9.58%) Microsoft
3 80 (7.51%) HP
4 46 (4.32%) VMware
4 46 (4.32%) Google
5 45 (4.23%) IBM
6 23 (2.16%) New Relic
7 16 (1.50%) Sybase
8 11 (1.03%) Zend
8 11 (1.03%) Sitecore
9 10 (0.94%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.94%) SAP
10 9 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.66%) Talend
11 7 (0.66%) WSO2
12 6 (0.56%) WorldPay
12 6 (0.56%) Apigee
12 6 (0.56%) CA
12 6 (0.56%) Sun
12 6 (0.56%) Cadence
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
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London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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