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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 222 239 240
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 483 377 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.92% 0.78% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.05% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 261 225
Average daily rate
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£358 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 14
Average hourly rate £80.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
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
38954 35940 38894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.26% 74.48% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24704 22658 22956
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1007 1440
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -7 217 £400 -3.03% 53
South East -3 66 £350 +8.52% 37
South West +10 62 £368 +16.20% 29
North East - 45 £360 - 10
Yorkshire +18 35 £340 +23.63% 18
East of England -20 27 £325 -18.75% 11
North West +13 23 £350 +34.61% 23
East Midlands -10 5 £288 +2.67% 6
West Midlands -20 2 £338 -20.58% 3
South Coast - - - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 611 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (31.73%) TDD
3 273 (29.17%) SQL
4 267 (28.53%) Java
5 253 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
6 241 (25.75%) .NET
7 235 (25.11%) Scrum
8 232 (24.79%) QA
9 227 (24.25%) Selenium
10 204 (21.79%) C#
11 202 (21.58%) BDD
12 193 (20.62%) JavaScript
13 162 (17.31%) HTML
14 143 (15.28%) Test Scripting
15 136 (14.53%) Test Automation
16 134 (14.32%) Finance
17 133 (14.21%) Manual Testing
18 127 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
18 127 (13.57%) Git (software)
19 123 (13.14%) Configuration Management
19 123 (13.14%) Web Services
19 123 (13.14%) Software Testing
20 121 (12.93%) Cucumber
21 120 (12.82%) CSS
21 120 (12.82%) Microsoft
22 110 (11.75%) Visual Studio
23 108 (11.54%) Linux
24 106 (11.32%) XML
25 103 (11.00%) Windows
26 100 (10.68%) SQL Server

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 63 (6.73%) Node.js
2 42 (4.49%) Apache
3 38 (4.06%) CMS
4 36 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 22 (2.35%) IIS
6 21 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (2.14%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.14%) nginx
8 18 (1.92%) Drupal
9 16 (1.71%) Jetty
10 14 (1.50%) MQSeries
11 12 (1.28%) EPiServer CMS
12 11 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (0.85%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.85%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.43%) Confluence
15 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.53%) MS Office
3 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.21%) MS Project
4 2 (0.21%) Mingle
5 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) RMDS
2 9 (0.96%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.75%) Magento
5 6 (0.64%) Summit
6 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.43%) Misys Midas
8 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.21%) SAP Retail
10 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (1.71%) Google App Engine
4 14 (1.50%) Office 365
5 7 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.53%) Joyent
7 4 (0.43%) PaaS
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.32%) GitHub
9 2 (0.21%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) SaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.81%) HTTP
2 27 (2.88%) Internet
3 19 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.71%) SSL
5 12 (1.28%) FTP
5 12 (1.28%) DNS
6 11 (1.18%) DHCP
6 11 (1.18%) IPsec
7 7 (0.75%) MVNO
8 5 (0.53%) Broadband
9 4 (0.43%) PBX
9 4 (0.43%) VoIP
9 4 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (0.21%) DVB
10 2 (0.21%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.21%) WAN
11 1 (0.11%) LDAP
11 1 (0.11%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.11%) UMTS
11 1 (0.11%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 59 (6.30%) MySQL
3 46 (4.91%) Oracle Database
3 46 (4.91%) Relational Database
4 36 (3.85%) SSDT
5 28 (2.99%) MongoDB
6 26 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.14%) DB2
9 19 (2.03%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.92%) Redis
11 14 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (1.28%) Big Data
12 12 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.07%) DbVisualizer
13 10 (1.07%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 227 (24.25%) Selenium
2 127 (13.57%) Git (software)
2 127 (13.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 121 (12.93%) Cucumber
4 110 (11.75%) Visual Studio
5 90 (9.62%) WebDriver
6 88 (9.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 87 (9.29%) Jenkins
8 74 (7.91%) Maven
9 57 (6.09%) Subversion
9 57 (6.09%) JIRA
10 56 (5.98%) TeamCity
11 55 (5.88%) JUnit
12 45 (4.81%) Gradle
13 42 (4.49%) LoadRunner
14 38 (4.06%) SpecFlow
15 35 (3.74%) MSBuild
16 34 (3.63%) NuGet
17 33 (3.53%) Artifactory
17 33 (3.53%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 134 (14.32%) Finance
2 58 (6.20%) Banking
3 39 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 39 (4.17%) Games
4 32 (3.42%) Retail
5 22 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.03%) Back Office
6 19 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.71%) Front Office
8 12 (1.28%) Marketing
9 10 (1.07%) Advertising
10 7 (0.75%) Legal
11 6 (0.64%) Publishing
11 6 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 321 (34.29%) Developer
2 165 (17.63%) Analyst
3 153 (16.35%) Tester
4 142 (15.17%) Test Analyst
5 61 (6.52%) .NET Developer
6 57 (6.09%) Test Engineer
7 46 (4.91%) Java Developer
8 41 (4.38%) Web Developer
8 41 (4.38%) Consultant
9 37 (3.95%) QA Analyst
10 35 (3.74%) Senior Developer
10 35 (3.74%) Automation Tester
11 34 (3.63%) Software Engineer
12 33 (3.53%) Release Engineer
12 33 (3.53%) Build and Release Engineer
12 33 (3.53%) Build Engineer
13 32 (3.42%) QA Tester
14 30 (3.21%) QA Engineer
15 28 (2.99%) ScrumMaster
16 27 (2.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (25.75%) .NET
2 162 (17.31%) HTML
3 123 (13.14%) Web Services
4 120 (12.82%) CSS
5 106 (11.32%) XML
6 100 (10.68%) HTML5
7 88 (9.40%) .NET Framework
8 77 (8.23%) REST
9 71 (7.59%) AngularJS
10 66 (7.05%) jQuery
11 62 (6.62%) ASP.NET
12 54 (5.77%) CSS3
13 53 (5.66%) WCF
14 50 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (5.13%) JSON
16 46 (4.91%) SOAP
17 36 (3.85%) J2EE
18 35 (3.74%) RESTful
19 33 (3.53%) Backbone.js
20 30 (3.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 85 (9.08%) Open Source
2 82 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.99%) Wiki
5 26 (2.78%) Credit Risk
5 26 (2.78%) Derivative
6 23 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.92%) User Experience
7 18 (1.92%) NHS
8 16 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (1.71%) Credit Derivative
9 15 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.28%) Market Risk
10 12 (1.28%) Social Media
10 12 (1.28%) Equities
10 12 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.28%) EMV
10 12 (1.28%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.18%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 108 (11.54%) Linux
2 103 (11.00%) Windows
3 72 (7.69%) UNIX
4 40 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (3.31%) Android
6 27 (2.88%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.50%) CentOS
8 12 (1.28%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.53%) Windows NT
9 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.21%) AIX
10 2 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 611 (65.28%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (31.73%) TDD
3 253 (27.03%) Continuous Integration
4 235 (25.11%) Scrum
5 202 (21.58%) BDD
6 143 (15.28%) Test Scripting
7 136 (14.53%) Test Automation
8 133 (14.21%) Manual Testing
9 123 (13.14%) Software Testing
9 123 (13.14%) Configuration Management
10 98 (10.47%) Unit Testing
11 87 (9.29%) E-Commerce
12 86 (9.19%) Automation Testing
13 85 (9.08%) User Acceptance Testing
14 74 (7.91%) OO
15 71 (7.59%) Regression Testing
16 67 (7.16%) Web Development
17 66 (7.05%) Software Engineering
18 61 (6.52%) User Stories
19 58 (6.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 273 (29.17%) SQL
2 267 (28.53%) Java
3 204 (21.79%) C#
4 193 (20.62%) JavaScript
5 89 (9.51%) Ruby
6 72 (7.69%) PHP
7 55 (5.88%) Python
8 36 (3.85%) Scala
9 28 (2.99%) T-SQL
10 23 (2.46%) C++
11 20 (2.14%) VB
12 18 (1.92%) C
13 12 (1.28%) Perl
14 11 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.18%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.85%) LINC
15 8 (0.85%) Groovy
15 8 (0.85%) VBScript
16 7 (0.75%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.53%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 98 (10.47%) ISEB
2 69 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 67 (7.16%) ISTQB
4 49 (5.24%) SC Cleared
5 48 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 42 (4.49%) Degree
7 7 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.32%) HND
10 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.21%) CEH
11 1 (0.11%) ACSA
11 1 (0.11%) MCDST
11 1 (0.11%) MCTS
11 1 (0.11%) MCITP
11 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) RHCE
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
11 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (24.79%) QA
2 8 (0.85%) Basel III
3 4 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.32%) EMIR
4 3 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) UCITS
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.85%) Xen
3 5 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.53%) Varnish
3 5 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.11%) RHEV
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 64 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (3.53%) Puppet
3 20 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.39%) SCCM
5 6 (0.64%) Nagios
5 6 (0.64%) Ansible
6 4 (0.43%) collectd
6 4 (0.43%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.21%) Nessus
8 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.11%) Ambari
8 1 (0.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.11%) Kibana
8 1 (0.11%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.11%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 120 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.40%) Oracle
3 55 (5.88%) HP
4 35 (3.74%) Red Gate
5 21 (2.24%) IBM
6 20 (2.14%) Google
6 20 (2.14%) Zend
7 16 (1.71%) VMware
8 15 (1.60%) hybris
9 13 (1.39%) EPiServer
10 10 (1.07%) ATG
10 10 (1.07%) SAP
11 9 (0.96%) ION Trading
12 8 (0.85%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.75%) Telerik
13 7 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.64%) 29West
15 5 (0.53%) Rackspace
15 5 (0.53%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.53%) Red Hat
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Open Select Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £255.00 - £355.00 per day + Negotiable upon skills
Posted: 11 days ago