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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 245 229 248
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 434 453 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.90% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.20% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 292 207
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £34.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% +0.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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
38727 37841 32389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.63% 75.25% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24549 23975 19814
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1098 1003
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -6 210 £450 +12.50% 83
South East -3 82 £375 +4.16% 39
Yorkshire -2 42 £300 - 16
South West -12 34 £350 +6.06% 13
North West -9 27 £300 -5.36% 36
North East -2 16 £340 -2.85% 4
East of England +4 14 £313 -2.34% 12
West Midlands -2 11 £263 - 7
East Midlands -1 5 £338 +22.72% 10
South Coast - 1 - -
Automated Testing
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Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 511 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (38.14%) Java
3 331 (37.57%) Continuous Integration
4 240 (27.24%) Scrum
5 221 (25.09%) SQL
6 210 (23.84%) Selenium
7 206 (23.38%) Linux
8 198 (22.47%) TDD
9 189 (21.45%) JavaScript
10 173 (19.64%) C#
11 170 (19.30%) HTML
12 165 (18.73%) Git (software)
13 163 (18.50%) .NET
14 152 (17.25%) Jenkins
15 138 (15.66%) BDD
16 132 (14.98%) DevOps
17 129 (14.64%) QA
18 125 (14.19%) OO
19 121 (13.73%) Security Cleared
20 116 (13.17%) Test Scripting
21 114 (12.94%) Test Automation
22 113 (12.83%) Puppet
22 113 (12.83%) Web Services
23 112 (12.71%) Finance
24 104 (11.80%) SQL Server
25 99 (11.24%) CSS
26 95 (10.78%) Configuration Management
27 94 (10.67%) Microsoft
27 94 (10.67%) HTML5
28 91 (10.33%) SC Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 69 (7.83%) Apache
2 36 (4.09%) WebSphere
2 36 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 28 (3.18%) CMS
4 26 (2.95%) JBoss
5 24 (2.72%) IIS
6 20 (2.27%) Node.js
6 20 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 19 (2.16%) Confluence
8 16 (1.82%) Jetty
9 15 (1.70%) nginx
9 15 (1.70%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.48%) Kentico
11 9 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (1.02%) uiautomator
12 7 (0.79%) Drupal
13 6 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
13 6 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.57%) MQSeries
Applications
1 51 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.50%) MS Office
3 4 (0.45%) MS Project
4 3 (0.34%) Mingle
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Magento
2 8 (0.91%) Summit
3 5 (0.57%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.57%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.34%) MultiFonds
4 3 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
5 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.47%) PaaS
2 31 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.70%) SaaS
6 14 (1.59%) Google App Engine
6 14 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.79%) GitHub
9 3 (0.34%) Trello
10 2 (0.23%) IaaS
10 2 (0.23%) Joyent
11 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.11%) Force.com
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.65%) HTTP
2 32 (3.63%) TCP/IP
3 31 (3.52%) Internet
4 29 (3.29%) DNS
4 29 (3.29%) FTP
5 26 (2.95%) IPsec
5 26 (2.95%) DHCP
6 22 (2.50%) SSL
7 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.23%) Firewall
8 2 (0.23%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.11%) GSM
9 1 (0.11%) VoIP
9 1 (0.11%) ATM
9 1 (0.11%) DVB
9 1 (0.11%) 3G
9 1 (0.11%) Intranet
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 71 (8.06%) MySQL
3 54 (6.13%) MongoDB
4 35 (3.97%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.41%) Oracle Database
5 30 (3.41%) Relational Database
6 27 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (2.50%) RDBMS
8 20 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (1.70%) DB2
9 15 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.59%) DbVisualizer
10 14 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (0.91%) OLTP
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 210 (23.84%) Selenium
2 165 (18.73%) Git (software)
3 152 (17.25%) Jenkins
4 90 (10.22%) Cucumber
5 84 (9.53%) JIRA
6 77 (8.74%) Subversion
7 59 (6.70%) QuickTest Pro
8 58 (6.58%) Maven
9 53 (6.02%) WebDriver
10 47 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (4.43%) JUnit
12 38 (4.31%) NUnit
13 35 (3.97%) Visual Studio
13 35 (3.97%) PHPUnit
14 31 (3.52%) SpecFlow
14 31 (3.52%) Appium
15 29 (3.29%) LoadRunner
16 26 (2.95%) SoapUI
17 24 (2.72%) Eclipse
17 24 (2.72%) Mockito
General
1 112 (12.71%) Finance
2 48 (5.45%) Banking
3 35 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 32 (3.63%) Games
5 25 (2.84%) Retail
6 19 (2.16%) Publishing
6 19 (2.16%) Front Office
7 18 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.14%) Marketing
9 9 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.79%) Back Office
11 5 (0.57%) Legal
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.23%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 311 (35.30%) Developer
2 139 (15.78%) Analyst
3 125 (14.19%) Test Analyst
4 110 (12.49%) Tester
5 72 (8.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 49 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 44 (4.99%) Java Developer
7 44 (4.99%) Test Engineer
8 42 (4.77%) .NET Developer
9 35 (3.97%) Android Developer
9 35 (3.97%) Front-End Developer
10 34 (3.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 30 (3.41%) Automation Tester
11 30 (3.41%) ScrumMaster
12 27 (3.06%) Consultant
13 25 (2.84%) Software Engineer
14 21 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
15 20 (2.27%) QA Analyst
15 20 (2.27%) C# Developer
16 19 (2.16%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (19.30%) HTML
2 163 (18.50%) .NET
3 113 (12.83%) Web Services
4 99 (11.24%) CSS
5 94 (10.67%) HTML5
6 91 (10.33%) XML
7 76 (8.63%) RESTful
8 67 (7.60%) jQuery
9 50 (5.68%) SOAP
9 50 (5.68%) JSON
10 47 (5.33%) ASP.NET
11 46 (5.22%) REST
12 35 (3.97%) Spring
13 33 (3.75%) CSS3
14 32 (3.63%) .NET Framework
15 31 (3.52%) WCF
16 29 (3.29%) J2EE
17 28 (3.18%) Doctrine
18 27 (3.06%) Zend Framework
19 25 (2.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.19%) Open Source
2 53 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.18%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.82%) User Experience
6 12 (1.36%) Equities
7 10 (1.14%) Social Media
8 9 (1.02%) Market Risk
9 8 (0.91%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.91%) Streaming Media
9 8 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.79%) IPTV
10 7 (0.79%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.57%) Replication
12 5 (0.57%) Derivative
12 5 (0.57%) CMDB
12 5 (0.57%) STB
12 5 (0.57%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 206 (23.38%) Linux
2 87 (9.88%) UNIX
3 73 (8.29%) Windows
4 68 (7.72%) Android
5 54 (6.13%) Apple iOS
6 52 (5.90%) CentOS
7 28 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (2.95%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.93%) Mac OS X
10 13 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.34%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.23%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.23%) VME
13 2 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (37.57%) Continuous Integration
3 240 (27.24%) Scrum
4 198 (22.47%) TDD
5 138 (15.66%) BDD
6 132 (14.98%) DevOps
7 125 (14.19%) OO
8 116 (13.17%) Test Scripting
9 114 (12.94%) Test Automation
10 95 (10.78%) Configuration Management
11 90 (10.22%) Software Engineering
12 88 (9.99%) Unit Testing
13 79 (8.97%) Manual Testing
14 73 (8.29%) E-Commerce
15 69 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 68 (7.72%) Mentoring
17 67 (7.60%) Software Testing
18 63 (7.15%) Regression Testing
19 60 (6.81%) Test Strategy
20 56 (6.36%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 336 (38.14%) Java
2 221 (25.09%) SQL
3 189 (21.45%) JavaScript
4 173 (19.64%) C#
5 91 (10.33%) Python
6 82 (9.31%) Ruby
7 72 (8.17%) PHP
8 46 (5.22%) Bash Shell
9 39 (4.43%) Perl
10 33 (3.75%) PL/SQL
11 31 (3.52%) C++
12 25 (2.84%) C
13 15 (1.70%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.48%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.25%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.02%) VB
17 9 (1.02%) Scala
18 5 (0.57%) VBScript
18 5 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 121 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 91 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 76 (8.63%) ISEB
4 63 (7.15%) Degree
5 56 (6.36%) ISTQB
6 30 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.93%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (14.64%) QA
2 8 (0.91%) ISO 14001
2 8 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.57%) COREP
3 5 (0.57%) FINREP
4 4 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) GMP
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.25%) QEMU
3 11 (1.25%) KVM
4 10 (1.14%) Xen
5 7 (0.79%) Docker
6 6 (0.68%) Varnish
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.34%) vCloud
8 1 (0.11%) NDS
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 113 (12.83%) Puppet
2 79 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (2.84%) Ansible
5 4 (0.45%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.23%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.11%) Nagios
7 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.11%) Cacti
7 1 (0.11%) Munin
7 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 94 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 83 (9.42%) Oracle
3 60 (6.81%) HP
4 29 (3.29%) Zend
4 29 (3.29%) Google
5 28 (3.18%) VMware
6 24 (2.72%) IBM
7 16 (1.82%) Sybase
8 8 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (0.91%) SAP
9 7 (0.79%) Apigee
10 6 (0.68%) WSO2
10 6 (0.68%) Apple
11 4 (0.45%) Telerik
12 3 (0.34%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.34%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.34%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.34%) ATG
12 3 (0.34%) Perforce
12 3 (0.34%) Atlassian
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