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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 221 232 252
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 481 429 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.98% 0.89% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.19% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 282 182
Average daily rate
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£369 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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 +5 228 £450 +7.14% 89
South East +12 86 £350 -2.77% 38
North West +3 42 £350 +7.27% 22
Yorkshire -6 39 £300 - 9
South West +2 32 £375 +15.38% 8
East of England -10 24 £329 -8.99% 20
North East -2 23 £365 +4.36% 4
West Midlands 0 10 £295 - 4
East Midlands -15 5 £300 +4.34% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 490 (53.15%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (40.13%) Continuous Integration
3 323 (35.03%) Java
4 237 (25.70%) SQL
5 229 (24.84%) Scrum
6 220 (23.86%) Selenium
7 205 (22.23%) TDD
8 201 (21.80%) JavaScript
9 199 (21.58%) Linux
10 175 (18.98%) C#
11 174 (18.87%) HTML
12 167 (18.11%) QA
13 166 (18.00%) Git (software)
14 159 (17.25%) .NET
15 158 (17.14%) Jenkins
16 142 (15.40%) Test Scripting
17 138 (14.97%) DevOps
18 129 (13.99%) BDD
19 124 (13.45%) OO
20 123 (13.34%) SQL Server
21 122 (13.23%) Test Automation
22 119 (12.91%) Finance
23 118 (12.80%) Web Services
24 111 (12.04%) Puppet
25 108 (11.71%) Security Cleared
25 108 (11.71%) CSS
26 107 (11.61%) XML
27 102 (11.06%) Unit Testing
28 100 (10.85%) E-Commerce
29 99 (10.74%) Oracle

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 53 (5.75%) Apache
2 45 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 35 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 32 (3.47%) CMS
5 27 (2.93%) Confluence
5 27 (2.93%) Node.js
6 25 (2.71%) JBoss
7 20 (2.17%) IIS
8 17 (1.84%) Jetty
9 16 (1.74%) nginx
9 16 (1.74%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.41%) Kentico
12 11 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
13 9 (0.98%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.98%) uiautomator
14 8 (0.87%) Drupal
15 6 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
16 4 (0.43%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 40 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.19%) Magento
2 7 (0.76%) Summit
3 5 (0.54%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.54%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.33%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.22%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.10%) PaaS
2 33 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.63%) Google App Engine
5 15 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.41%) SaaS
7 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.65%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Heroku
10 1 (0.11%) Force.com
10 1 (0.11%) Joyent
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.66%) HTTP
2 37 (4.01%) TCP/IP
3 34 (3.69%) DNS
4 30 (3.25%) Internet
4 30 (3.25%) FTP
5 27 (2.93%) DHCP
5 27 (2.93%) IPsec
6 21 (2.28%) SSL
7 4 (0.43%) VPN
7 4 (0.43%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.33%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.22%) LDAP
9 2 (0.22%) Firewall
10 1 (0.11%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.11%) DVB
10 1 (0.11%) 3G
10 1 (0.11%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 72 (7.81%) MySQL
3 64 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 49 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 45 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.45%) RDBMS
7 27 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (2.71%) DB2
8 25 (2.71%) Oracle Database
9 20 (2.17%) DbVisualizer
10 16 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.63%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.87%) OLTP
15 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 220 (23.86%) Selenium
2 166 (18.00%) Git (software)
3 158 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 99 (10.74%) Cucumber
5 94 (10.20%) JIRA
6 80 (8.68%) Subversion
7 61 (6.62%) WebDriver
8 58 (6.29%) QuickTest Pro
9 57 (6.18%) Maven
10 48 (5.21%) JUnit
11 45 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
12 38 (4.12%) NUnit
13 37 (4.01%) Visual Studio
14 35 (3.80%) LoadRunner
15 29 (3.15%) SpecFlow
16 28 (3.04%) Appium
17 26 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 25 (2.71%) Ant
18 25 (2.71%) PHPUnit
19 24 (2.60%) Mockito
General
1 119 (12.91%) Finance
2 65 (7.05%) Banking
3 40 (4.34%) Retail
4 36 (3.90%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.39%) Games
6 20 (2.17%) Front Office
7 18 (1.95%) Publishing
8 17 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.63%) Marketing
10 12 (1.30%) Legal
11 9 (0.98%) Back Office
12 6 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.65%) Automotive
13 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.43%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Law
14 2 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 296 (32.10%) Developer
2 145 (15.73%) Analyst
3 128 (13.88%) Test Analyst
4 118 (12.80%) Tester
5 77 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (5.10%) Test Engineer
7 45 (4.88%) .NET Developer
7 45 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 42 (4.56%) Senior Developer
9 36 (3.90%) Front-End Developer
10 35 (3.80%) Android Developer
11 34 (3.69%) Test Manager
12 33 (3.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 31 (3.36%) Consultant
14 28 (3.04%) ScrumMaster
15 27 (2.93%) Software Engineer
15 27 (2.93%) Automation Tester
16 26 (2.82%) QA Analyst
17 25 (2.71%) Test Leader
18 22 (2.39%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (18.87%) HTML
2 159 (17.25%) .NET
3 118 (12.80%) Web Services
4 108 (11.71%) CSS
5 107 (11.61%) XML
6 81 (8.79%) HTML5
7 80 (8.68%) RESTful
8 75 (8.13%) jQuery
9 61 (6.62%) JSON
10 54 (5.86%) ASP.NET
11 47 (5.10%) SOAP
12 46 (4.99%) REST
13 45 (4.88%) AngularJS
14 38 (4.12%) Spring
15 37 (4.01%) J2EE
16 35 (3.80%) .NET Framework
17 34 (3.69%) WCF
18 28 (3.04%) Gherkin
19 27 (2.93%) Servlets
19 27 (2.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.98%) Open Source
2 59 (6.40%) Mobile App
3 47 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.95%) User Experience
6 15 (1.63%) Data Conversion
7 13 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.98%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.87%) Social Media
11 7 (0.76%) Equities
11 7 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.76%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.76%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.54%) Tandem
12 5 (0.54%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.43%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (0.43%) Streaming Media
13 4 (0.43%) RIA
14 3 (0.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 199 (21.58%) Linux
2 87 (9.44%) UNIX
3 84 (9.11%) Windows
4 75 (8.13%) Android
5 57 (6.18%) Apple iOS
6 32 (3.47%) CentOS
7 24 (2.60%) Ubuntu
8 20 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (2.06%) VME
10 16 (1.74%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.54%) AIX
13 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.33%) Solaris
14 3 (0.33%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.33%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (53.15%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (40.13%) Continuous Integration
3 229 (24.84%) Scrum
4 205 (22.23%) TDD
5 142 (15.40%) Test Scripting
6 138 (14.97%) DevOps
7 129 (13.99%) BDD
8 124 (13.45%) OO
9 122 (13.23%) Test Automation
10 102 (11.06%) Unit Testing
11 100 (10.85%) E-Commerce
12 98 (10.63%) Configuration Management
13 87 (9.44%) Software Engineering
14 85 (9.22%) Manual Testing
15 77 (8.35%) Regression Testing
16 74 (8.03%) User Acceptance Testing
17 67 (7.27%) Software Testing
17 67 (7.27%) Test Strategy
18 66 (7.16%) MVC
19 53 (5.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 323 (35.03%) Java
2 237 (25.70%) SQL
3 201 (21.80%) JavaScript
4 175 (18.98%) C#
5 89 (9.65%) Python
6 63 (6.83%) Ruby
7 57 (6.18%) PHP
8 46 (4.99%) Perl
9 38 (4.12%) PL/SQL
10 35 (3.80%) Bash Shell
11 29 (3.15%) C++
12 24 (2.60%) C
13 18 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 17 (1.84%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.74%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.63%) COBOL
17 11 (1.19%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.87%) VB
19 5 (0.54%) VBScript
19 5 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 108 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 81 (8.79%) ISEB
2 81 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 69 (7.48%) Degree
4 56 (6.07%) ISTQB
5 36 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.11%) PMP
8 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (18.11%) QA
2 7 (0.76%) ISO 14001
2 7 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.54%) COREP
3 5 (0.54%) FINREP
4 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) GMP
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.41%) QEMU
2 13 (1.41%) KVM
3 10 (1.08%) Docker
4 9 (0.98%) Xen
5 7 (0.76%) Varnish
6 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.11%) NDS
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 111 (12.04%) Puppet
2 72 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (2.06%) Ansible
5 5 (0.54%) Nagios
5 5 (0.54%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.54%) Cacti
5 5 (0.54%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.43%) SmokePing
6 4 (0.43%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.43%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.11%) Munin
7 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 99 (10.74%) Oracle
2 87 (9.44%) Microsoft
3 73 (7.92%) HP
4 30 (3.25%) VMware
5 27 (2.93%) Google
5 27 (2.93%) IBM
6 19 (2.06%) Zend
7 15 (1.63%) Sybase
8 10 (1.08%) SAP
9 8 (0.87%) Apigee
9 8 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 8 (0.87%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.65%) WSO2
11 6 (0.65%) Apple
12 5 (0.54%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.43%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.43%) Pega
13 4 (0.43%) CA
13 4 (0.43%) ATG
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day + .
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Michael Page
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
West Sussex
Explore Group
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 days ago