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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 196 223 240
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +17
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 593 464 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 0.94% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.23% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 295 246
Average daily rate
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£375 £383 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%
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
40215 37779 34958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.82% 76.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26663 23855 21652
Average daily rate £420 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1097 1040
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 July 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 +22 277 £438 +2.94% 87
South East +27 117 £365 -5.80% 38
North West +8 49 £375 +8.30% 32
South West -1 44 £375 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire -13 30 £325 +4.16% 21
East of England -25 28 £331 -14.51% 15
North East -18 26 £315 -12.50% 7
West Midlands - 15 £300 - 7
East Midlands 0 11 £325 -0.48% 11
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 623 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
3 351 (34.04%) Java
4 285 (27.64%) Scrum
5 284 (27.55%) Selenium
6 269 (26.09%) TDD
7 267 (25.90%) SQL
8 262 (25.41%) JavaScript
9 241 (23.38%) QA
10 220 (21.34%) C#
11 202 (19.59%) HTML
12 187 (18.14%) .NET
13 182 (17.65%) Test Scripting
14 165 (16.00%) Test Automation
15 162 (15.71%) BDD
16 158 (15.32%) Linux
17 149 (14.45%) Finance
17 149 (14.45%) Cucumber
18 147 (14.26%) Jenkins
19 145 (14.06%) Git (software)
20 142 (13.77%) Web Services
20 142 (13.77%) XML
21 136 (13.19%) SQL Server
22 132 (12.80%) CSS
23 127 (12.32%) JIRA
24 125 (12.12%) Oracle
25 123 (11.93%) E-Commerce
26 116 (11.25%) Software Engineering
26 116 (11.25%) Unit Testing
27 104 (10.09%) WebDriver

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 59 (5.72%) WebSphere
2 47 (4.56%) Apache
3 44 (4.27%) Confluence
4 40 (3.88%) Node.js
5 36 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 34 (3.30%) IIS
7 23 (2.23%) CMS
8 21 (2.04%) SharePoint
9 18 (1.75%) Jetty
9 18 (1.75%) nginx
10 17 (1.65%) JBoss
11 12 (1.16%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.07%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
13 10 (0.97%) MQSeries
14 9 (0.87%) uiautomator
15 7 (0.68%) Drupal
16 6 (0.58%) K2 blackpearl
17 5 (0.48%) ATG Dynamo
18 4 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (2.42%) MS Office
1 25 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) Maya
3 2 (0.19%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.19%) MODO
3 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.84%) Magento
2 4 (0.39%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.39%) Summit
2 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.29%) MultiFonds
3 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.097%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.097%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.097%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.75%) Google App Engine
4 18 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (1.16%) PaaS
6 11 (1.07%) SaaS
7 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.39%) GitHub
9 1 (0.097%) IaaS
9 1 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.097%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.097%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.097%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.097%) Force.com
9 1 (0.097%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.097%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.36%) HTTP
2 30 (2.91%) Internet
3 29 (2.81%) DNS
4 28 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 26 (2.52%) FTP
6 23 (2.23%) DHCP
6 23 (2.23%) IPsec
7 14 (1.36%) SSL
8 6 (0.58%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.39%) LDAP
9 4 (0.39%) VPN
9 4 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.19%) Firewall
11 1 (0.097%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.097%) Wireless
11 1 (0.097%) 3G
11 1 (0.097%) DAB
11 1 (0.097%) ATM
11 1 (0.097%) GSM
11 1 (0.097%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.21%) MySQL
3 63 (6.11%) MongoDB
4 49 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.46%) NoSQL
6 40 (3.88%) DB2
7 37 (3.59%) RDBMS
8 26 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (2.33%) DbVisualizer
10 21 (2.04%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.65%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
17 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 284 (27.55%) Selenium
2 149 (14.45%) Cucumber
3 147 (14.26%) Jenkins
4 145 (14.06%) Git (software)
5 127 (12.32%) JIRA
6 104 (10.09%) WebDriver
7 82 (7.95%) JUnit
8 74 (7.18%) Subversion
9 59 (5.72%) HP UFT
9 59 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 57 (5.53%) Maven
11 46 (4.46%) SpecFlow
12 43 (4.17%) SoapUI
13 38 (3.69%) Visual Studio
14 34 (3.30%) NUnit
15 30 (2.91%) LoadRunner
16 25 (2.42%) MSTest
17 24 (2.33%) Appium
18 23 (2.23%) Eclipse
18 23 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 149 (14.45%) Finance
2 87 (8.44%) Banking
3 54 (5.24%) Retail
4 36 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.62%) Games
6 20 (1.94%) Front Office
7 17 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.55%) Publishing
9 15 (1.45%) Legal
10 14 (1.36%) Back Office
10 14 (1.36%) Marketing
11 11 (1.07%) Automotive
12 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.48%) Electronics
14 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.19%) Law
16 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (35.11%) Developer
2 187 (18.14%) Analyst
3 171 (16.59%) Test Analyst
4 151 (14.65%) Tester
5 63 (6.11%) Java Developer
6 60 (5.82%) .NET Developer
7 56 (5.43%) Test Engineer
8 45 (4.36%) Front-End Developer
9 43 (4.17%) Test Manager
9 43 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 42 (4.07%) Automation Tester
11 38 (3.69%) Web Developer
12 36 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 35 (3.39%) Software Engineer
14 34 (3.30%) Test Leader
15 32 (3.10%) ScrumMaster
15 32 (3.10%) Android Developer
16 30 (2.91%) C# Developer
17 29 (2.81%) QA Analyst
18 28 (2.72%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (19.59%) HTML
2 187 (18.14%) .NET
3 142 (13.77%) Web Services
3 142 (13.77%) XML
4 132 (12.80%) CSS
5 94 (9.12%) HTML5
6 85 (8.24%) RESTful
6 85 (8.24%) ASP.NET
7 83 (8.05%) jQuery
8 68 (6.60%) AngularJS
9 67 (6.50%) SOAP
10 61 (5.92%) JSON
11 49 (4.75%) J2EE
12 46 (4.46%) REST
13 45 (4.36%) Spring
13 45 (4.36%) .NET Framework
14 43 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 41 (3.98%) Gherkin
16 34 (3.30%) Ajax
16 34 (3.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.57%) Mobile App
2 68 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.23%) User Experience
6 21 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.84%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.55%) Data Conversion
9 12 (1.16%) Market Risk
10 9 (0.87%) Wiki
10 9 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.78%) Social Media
12 7 (0.68%) iPad
12 7 (0.68%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.68%) RIA
13 6 (0.58%) Blog
13 6 (0.58%) Equities
13 6 (0.58%) iPhone
14 5 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (0.48%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 158 (15.32%) Linux
2 101 (9.80%) Windows
3 85 (8.24%) UNIX
4 76 (7.37%) Android
5 64 (6.21%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.94%) VME
7 15 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (1.45%) AIX
8 14 (1.36%) CentOS
9 13 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 10 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.39%) Solaris
13 4 (0.39%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.29%) Scientific Linux
15 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (60.43%) Agile Software Development
2 358 (34.72%) Continuous Integration
3 285 (27.64%) Scrum
4 269 (26.09%) TDD
5 182 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 165 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 162 (15.71%) BDD
8 123 (11.93%) E-Commerce
9 116 (11.25%) Software Engineering
9 116 (11.25%) Unit Testing
10 104 (10.09%) OO
11 99 (9.60%) SDLC
12 97 (9.41%) Manual Testing
13 92 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 90 (8.73%) Regression Testing
15 89 (8.63%) Open Source
16 87 (8.44%) Test Strategy
17 84 (8.15%) DevOps
18 77 (7.47%) Software Testing
19 76 (7.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 351 (34.04%) Java
2 267 (25.90%) SQL
3 262 (25.41%) JavaScript
4 220 (21.34%) C#
5 89 (8.63%) Python
6 75 (7.27%) PHP
7 49 (4.75%) Ruby
8 42 (4.07%) C++
9 39 (3.78%) Perl
10 34 (3.30%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.52%) T-SQL
12 23 (2.23%) Bash Shell
13 21 (2.04%) Objective-C
13 21 (2.04%) C
14 19 (1.84%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.55%) COBOL
16 14 (1.36%) Scala
17 12 (1.16%) Groovy
18 4 (0.39%) BeanShell
18 4 (0.39%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 94 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 91 (8.83%) ISEB
3 87 (8.44%) Degree
4 67 (6.50%) ISTQB
5 56 (5.43%) SC Cleared
6 32 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.097%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (23.38%) QA
2 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.48%) COREP
3 5 (0.48%) FINREP
4 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.097%) Basel II
7 1 (0.097%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.45%) Docker
3 13 (1.26%) QEMU
3 13 (1.26%) KVM
4 9 (0.87%) Xen
5 7 (0.68%) Varnish
6 6 (0.58%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.097%) NDS
Systems Management
1 75 (7.27%) Puppet
2 47 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (4.27%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.07%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.78%) Ansible
6 7 (0.68%) Control-M
7 4 (0.39%) Nagios
7 4 (0.39%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.39%) Cacti
7 4 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (0.39%) CA LISA
7 4 (0.39%) SmokePing
8 3 (0.29%) logstash
8 3 (0.29%) Salt
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.097%) Netcool
9 1 (0.097%) SCCM
9 1 (0.097%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 125 (12.12%) Oracle
2 86 (8.34%) Microsoft
3 81 (7.86%) HP
4 45 (4.36%) IBM
5 35 (3.39%) VMware
6 31 (3.01%) Google
7 17 (1.65%) Sybase
8 16 (1.55%) Zend
9 13 (1.26%) New Relic
10 11 (1.07%) Sitecore
10 11 (1.07%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.87%) SAP
11 9 (0.87%) WSO2
11 9 (0.87%) Apigee
12 6 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.58%) Cadence
12 6 (0.58%) JD Edwards
12 6 (0.58%) Ab Initio
13 5 (0.48%) ATG
13 5 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £380 per day + £380 / Day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago