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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 188 216 239
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 686 595 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.13% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.39% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 415 321
Median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £39.37 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.08% -50.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
41418 42868 40272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.42% 81.15% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27632 28487 25583
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1180 1121
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 364 £450 -5.26% 64
South East +41 117 £400 +22.13% 30
South West +1 46 £376 -2.90% 14
Yorkshire +11 41 £400 - 24
West Midlands +9 34 £381 +38.63% 7
North West -17 30 £388 -1.58% 31
North East -16 23 £320 +4.06% 1
East of England -14 19 £304 +1.33% 16
East Midlands +7 15 £325 - 13
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 891 (65.95%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (39.30%) Java
3 444 (32.86%) Scrum
4 436 (32.27%) Continuous Integration
5 354 (26.20%) Git (software)
6 340 (25.17%) TDD
7 336 (24.87%) JavaScript
8 334 (24.72%) Selenium
9 332 (24.57%) HTML
10 320 (23.69%) Jenkins
11 287 (21.24%) CSS
12 277 (20.50%) QA
13 268 (19.84%) JIRA
14 261 (19.32%) HTML5
15 248 (18.36%) C#
16 240 (17.76%) SQL
16 240 (17.76%) Ruby
17 236 (17.47%) Linux
18 233 (17.25%) REST
19 218 (16.14%) Web Services
20 205 (15.17%) BDD
21 198 (14.66%) Open Source
22 195 (14.43%) JSON
23 190 (14.06%) Python
24 186 (13.77%) Cucumber
25 184 (13.62%) Software Engineering
26 182 (13.47%) RESTful
27 174 (12.88%) Scala
28 171 (12.66%) Test Automation
29 170 (12.58%) Test Scripting

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 96 (7.11%) Confluence
2 32 (2.37%) CMS
3 31 (2.29%) Apache Spark
4 26 (1.92%) nginx
5 21 (1.55%) JBoss
5 21 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 19 (1.41%) IIS
7 18 (1.33%) Apache
7 18 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (0.96%) OpenStack
10 12 (0.89%) NServiceBus
11 11 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 11 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.59%) EPiServer CMS
13 8 (0.59%) K2 blackpearl
14 7 (0.52%) Jetty
Applications
1 40 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.74%) MS Office
3 8 (0.59%) PaintShop Pro
3 8 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.11%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.67%) Magento
4 7 (0.52%) Beauchamp
5 6 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.074%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.074%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.074%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.074%) RMDS
8 1 (0.074%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.074%) Summit
8 1 (0.074%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.074%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 105 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.63%) GitHub
3 40 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.92%) Google Play
5 22 (1.63%) SaaS
6 16 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.59%) IaaS
8 8 (0.59%) PaaS
9 6 (0.44%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.44%) Heroku
10 5 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.30%) CloudBees
11 4 (0.30%) Force.com
11 4 (0.30%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 162 (11.99%) HTTP
2 42 (3.11%) Internet
3 24 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.26%) DVB
5 15 (1.11%) LDAP
6 13 (0.96%) DHCP
6 13 (0.96%) DNS
7 11 (0.81%) Kerberos
8 10 (0.74%) FTP
8 10 (0.74%) IPsec
8 10 (0.74%) SSL
9 9 (0.67%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.59%) Network Security
11 6 (0.44%) Firewall
11 6 (0.44%) Skype
12 3 (0.22%) IPv4
12 3 (0.22%) IPv6
13 2 (0.15%) ATM
13 2 (0.15%) VPN
13 2 (0.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 93 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 91 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 81 (6.00%) NoSQL
5 70 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (3.85%) Big Data
7 51 (3.77%) MySQL
8 38 (2.81%) Hadoop
9 31 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
10 30 (2.22%) RDBMS
11 29 (2.15%) Oracle Database
12 27 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.63%) Redis
14 17 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (1.11%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.11%) DB2
16 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 12 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
17 12 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 354 (26.20%) Git (software)
2 334 (24.72%) Selenium
3 320 (23.69%) Jenkins
4 268 (19.84%) JIRA
5 186 (13.77%) Cucumber
6 165 (12.21%) JUnit
7 135 (9.99%) WebDriver
8 129 (9.55%) Subversion
9 82 (6.07%) Maven
10 71 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 65 (4.81%) SoapUI
12 60 (4.44%) Gradle
13 58 (4.29%) Appium
14 43 (3.18%) Travis CI
15 42 (3.11%) Visual Studio
16 40 (2.96%) SpecFlow
17 39 (2.89%) HP UFT
17 39 (2.89%) RSpec
18 38 (2.81%) JMeter
19 33 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 155 (11.47%) Finance
2 86 (6.37%) Banking
3 57 (4.22%) Retail
4 50 (3.70%) Games
5 45 (3.33%) Marketing
6 29 (2.15%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.33%) Back Office
10 16 (1.18%) Front Office
11 11 (0.81%) Publishing
12 6 (0.44%) Electronics
13 5 (0.37%) Advertising
14 3 (0.22%) Danish Language
14 3 (0.22%) Online Betting
15 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.15%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 1 (0.074%) German Language
16 1 (0.074%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 583 (43.15%) Developer
2 190 (14.06%) Tester
3 165 (12.21%) Java Developer
4 140 (10.36%) Analyst
5 122 (9.03%) Test Analyst
6 109 (8.07%) Test Engineer
7 92 (6.81%) Automation Tester
8 89 (6.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 62 (4.59%) QA Engineer
10 60 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 58 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
12 55 (4.07%) Scala Developer
13 50 (3.70%) C# Developer
14 46 (3.40%) HTML Developer
15 44 (3.26%) Test Manager
16 43 (3.18%) Agile Developer
16 43 (3.18%) Android Developer
17 39 (2.89%) .NET Developer
17 39 (2.89%) DevOps Engineer
17 39 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (24.57%) HTML
2 287 (21.24%) CSS
3 261 (19.32%) HTML5
4 233 (17.25%) REST
5 218 (16.14%) Web Services
6 195 (14.43%) JSON
7 182 (13.47%) RESTful
8 159 (11.77%) CSS3
9 137 (10.14%) .NET
10 133 (9.84%) Spring
11 132 (9.77%) XML
12 130 (9.62%) AngularJS
13 106 (7.85%) Node.js
14 100 (7.40%) Ajax
15 93 (6.88%) Ruby on Rails
16 91 (6.74%) Play Framework
17 74 (5.48%) jQuery
18 66 (4.89%) Django
19 62 (4.59%) Gherkin
19 62 (4.59%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.63%) User Experience
2 74 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 65 (4.81%) Computer Science
4 58 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.81%) Data Structures
6 36 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 35 (2.59%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.85%) Management Information System
9 20 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.41%) iPad
11 18 (1.33%) iPhone
11 18 (1.33%) MPEG
12 16 (1.18%) Data Centre
13 15 (1.11%) STB
14 13 (0.96%) Digital Media
15 12 (0.89%) Animation
15 12 (0.89%) Cryptography
15 12 (0.89%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.81%) Fintech
17 9 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 236 (17.47%) Linux
2 99 (7.33%) Android
3 91 (6.74%) Windows
4 90 (6.66%) Apple iOS
5 71 (5.26%) Unix
6 29 (2.15%) CentOS
7 19 (1.41%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.81%) CoreOS
10 10 (0.74%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.30%) Solaris
12 3 (0.22%) VME
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.15%) AIX
13 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 1 (0.074%) Debian
14 1 (0.074%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.074%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (65.95%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (32.86%) Scrum
3 436 (32.27%) Continuous Integration
4 340 (25.17%) TDD
5 205 (15.17%) BDD
6 198 (14.66%) Open Source
7 184 (13.62%) Software Engineering
8 171 (12.66%) Test Automation
9 170 (12.58%) DevOps
9 170 (12.58%) Test Scripting
10 153 (11.32%) Kanban
11 140 (10.36%) MVC
12 136 (10.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 127 (9.40%) Pair Programming
14 126 (9.33%) Manual Testing
15 122 (9.03%) Web Development
16 118 (8.73%) Front End Development
16 118 (8.73%) Mentoring
17 111 (8.22%) Configuration Management
18 100 (7.40%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 531 (39.30%) Java
2 336 (24.87%) JavaScript
3 248 (18.36%) C#
4 240 (17.76%) Ruby
4 240 (17.76%) SQL
5 190 (14.06%) Python
6 174 (12.88%) Scala
7 88 (6.51%) PHP
8 48 (3.55%) C++
9 41 (3.03%) C
10 35 (2.59%) Objective-C
11 30 (2.22%) Apple Swift
12 28 (2.07%) Groovy
12 28 (2.07%) TypeScript
13 24 (1.78%) Perl
14 23 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.18%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 122 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 100 (7.40%) Degree
3 73 (5.40%) ISEB
4 71 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 55 (4.07%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 29 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.33%) CHECK Team Member
10 13 (0.96%) CISSP
11 11 (0.81%) CEH
11 11 (0.81%) CREST Certified
12 9 (0.67%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.37%) HND
15 4 (0.30%) HNC
15 4 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.30%) PhD
15 4 (0.30%) PMP
16 1 (0.074%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (20.50%) QA
2 14 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.96%) SDET
4 12 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.81%) WCAG
6 5 (0.37%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) GCP
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
System Software
1 53 (3.92%) Docker
2 20 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.81%) Apache Flume
4 8 (0.59%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.44%) HDFS
5 6 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.37%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) Xen
8 2 (0.15%) Varnish
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.074%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 83 (6.14%) Puppet
2 56 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
4 36 (2.66%) Ansible
5 11 (0.81%) Kubernetes
6 9 (0.67%) Terraform
7 8 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
7 8 (0.59%) Netcool
8 6 (0.44%) Graphite
9 4 (0.30%) Grafana
10 3 (0.22%) Kibana
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.15%) logstash
11 2 (0.15%) Salt
12 1 (0.074%) Control-M
12 1 (0.074%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.074%) SELinux
12 1 (0.074%) StatsD
12 1 (0.074%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.074%) yum
Vendors
1 114 (8.44%) Google
2 102 (7.55%) Oracle
3 74 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 37 (2.74%) Atlassian
4 37 (2.74%) HP
5 29 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (1.70%) SAP
7 21 (1.55%) New Relic
8 17 (1.26%) IBM
9 15 (1.11%) Hyperion
9 15 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 14 (1.04%) Apple
11 13 (0.96%) Mercator
11 13 (0.96%) Twitter
12 12 (0.89%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.81%) Facebook
13 11 (0.81%) Rally
14 10 (0.74%) Splunk
15 9 (0.67%) AppDynamics
16 8 (0.59%) Optimizely
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Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
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DreamTek
Rate: Competitive
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
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London
FDM Group
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Posted: 23 hours ago
London
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Rate: Negotiable
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TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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