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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 252 237 260
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 394 414 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.16% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 282 193
Average daily rate
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£400 £355 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £30.00 £22.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £37.60 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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 -12 196 £450 +16.12% 91
South East -22 81 £378 +7.85% 38
Yorkshire -1 36 £300 - 13
South West -24 28 £350 - 10
North West -15 15 £356 +3.63% 23
East of England -5 12 £313 -2.34% 7
North East +11 11 £358 - 6
West Midlands +2 9 £275 - 10
East Midlands -11 5 £328 +9.16% 15
Automated Testing
UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 548 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (37.19%) Continuous Integration
3 336 (36.64%) Java
4 266 (29.01%) Scrum
5 242 (26.39%) SQL
6 223 (24.32%) Selenium
7 208 (22.68%) Linux
8 202 (22.03%) TDD
9 194 (21.16%) C#
10 193 (21.05%) JavaScript
11 174 (18.97%) .NET
12 173 (18.87%) Git (software)
13 169 (18.43%) HTML
14 158 (17.23%) BDD
15 148 (16.14%) DevOps
16 143 (15.59%) Jenkins
17 142 (15.49%) Security Cleared
18 140 (15.27%) QA
19 135 (14.72%) Web Services
20 130 (14.18%) Puppet
21 116 (12.65%) Finance
22 114 (12.43%) OO
23 111 (12.10%) Test Automation
24 110 (12.00%) SC Cleared
25 102 (11.12%) SQL Server
26 100 (10.91%) Test Scripting
26 100 (10.91%) Ruby
27 99 (10.80%) Manual Testing
27 99 (10.80%) JIRA
27 99 (10.80%) Python

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 67 (7.31%) Apache
2 32 (3.49%) Tomcat
2 32 (3.49%) CMS
3 31 (3.38%) JBoss
4 24 (2.62%) SharePoint
5 17 (1.85%) Confluence
6 14 (1.53%) Node.js
6 14 (1.53%) OpenStack
7 13 (1.42%) Kentico
7 13 (1.42%) IIS
8 11 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.20%) Drupal
8 11 (1.20%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.87%) uiautomator
10 7 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
11 6 (0.65%) nginx
11 6 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.65%) Jetty
Applications
1 62 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.07%) MS Office
3 6 (0.65%) MS Project
4 3 (0.33%) Mingle
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Magento
2 9 (0.98%) Summit
3 5 (0.55%) SAP SD
3 5 (0.55%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.22%) SAP ECC
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.11%) RMDS
5 1 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (7.74%) PaaS
2 18 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (1.64%) SaaS
4 13 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.98%) GitHub
7 7 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.76%) Joyent
8 4 (0.44%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.33%) Trello
10 2 (0.22%) IaaS
11 1 (0.11%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.16%) HTTP
2 26 (2.84%) Internet
3 22 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.07%) DNS
5 16 (1.74%) DHCP
5 16 (1.74%) FTP
5 16 (1.74%) IPsec
6 14 (1.53%) SSL
7 4 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.44%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.22%) Firewall
8 2 (0.22%) VoIP
8 2 (0.22%) MVNO
9 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.11%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.11%) Intranet
9 1 (0.11%) DVB
9 1 (0.11%) ATM
9 1 (0.11%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.12%) SQL Server
2 97 (10.58%) MySQL
3 54 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 39 (4.25%) Relational Database
5 33 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 31 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 30 (3.27%) RDBMS
8 25 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.53%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.42%) DB2
13 12 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.65%) DbVisualizer
16 6 (0.65%) OLTP
17 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
17 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 223 (24.32%) Selenium
2 173 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 143 (15.59%) Jenkins
4 99 (10.80%) JIRA
5 95 (10.36%) Cucumber
6 79 (8.62%) Subversion
7 71 (7.74%) Maven
8 65 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 61 (6.65%) QuickTest Pro
10 47 (5.13%) WebDriver
11 46 (5.02%) PHPUnit
12 44 (4.80%) Visual Studio
13 39 (4.25%) SpecFlow
14 37 (4.03%) NUnit
15 36 (3.93%) JUnit
15 36 (3.93%) SoapUI
16 34 (3.71%) Appium
17 28 (3.05%) LoadRunner
18 26 (2.84%) TeamCity
19 24 (2.62%) JMeter
General
1 116 (12.65%) Finance
2 51 (5.56%) Banking
3 38 (4.14%) Games
4 34 (3.71%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.29%) Publishing
5 21 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.18%) Front Office
7 14 (1.53%) Retail
8 11 (1.20%) Back Office
9 9 (0.98%) Marketing
10 8 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.55%) Legal
12 4 (0.44%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
15 1 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 321 (35.01%) Developer
2 146 (15.92%) Analyst
3 133 (14.50%) Test Analyst
4 119 (12.98%) Tester
5 75 (8.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 63 (6.87%) Senior Developer
7 55 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 53 (5.78%) Test Engineer
9 41 (4.47%) Java Developer
10 35 (3.82%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 35 (3.82%) Automation Tester
11 31 (3.38%) Front-End Developer
11 31 (3.38%) Software Engineer
12 29 (3.16%) ScrumMaster
13 27 (2.94%) Consultant
14 26 (2.84%) Test Leader
15 25 (2.73%) Android Developer
15 25 (2.73%) Test Manager
15 25 (2.73%) SQL Developer
16 24 (2.62%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (18.97%) .NET
2 169 (18.43%) HTML
3 135 (14.72%) Web Services
4 98 (10.69%) CSS
4 98 (10.69%) HTML5
5 84 (9.16%) XML
6 74 (8.07%) jQuery
7 72 (7.85%) RESTful
8 62 (6.76%) ASP.NET
9 57 (6.22%) SOAP
10 53 (5.78%) REST
11 44 (4.80%) JSON
12 43 (4.69%) .NET Framework
13 42 (4.58%) Spring
14 36 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (3.82%) CSS3
15 35 (3.82%) WCF
16 32 (3.49%) Doctrine
17 31 (3.38%) Zend Framework
18 30 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.05%) Open Source
2 53 (5.78%) Mobile App
3 40 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.53%) Equities
5 14 (1.53%) User Experience
6 11 (1.20%) Market Risk
7 9 (0.98%) Taxonomies
7 9 (0.98%) NHS
7 9 (0.98%) Client/Server
8 7 (0.76%) Streaming Media
8 7 (0.76%) IPTV
8 7 (0.76%) Social Media
9 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.65%) Derivative
9 6 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.55%) STB
10 5 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 208 (22.68%) Linux
2 85 (9.27%) UNIX
3 75 (8.18%) Windows
4 65 (7.09%) CentOS
5 58 (6.32%) Android
6 54 (5.89%) Apple iOS
7 36 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (3.38%) Ubuntu
9 18 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.44%) AIX
11 4 (0.44%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.22%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (37.19%) Continuous Integration
3 266 (29.01%) Scrum
4 202 (22.03%) TDD
5 158 (17.23%) BDD
6 148 (16.14%) DevOps
7 114 (12.43%) OO
8 111 (12.10%) Test Automation
9 100 (10.91%) Test Scripting
10 99 (10.80%) Manual Testing
11 93 (10.14%) Configuration Management
12 85 (9.27%) Software Engineering
13 84 (9.16%) Unit Testing
14 83 (9.05%) Mentoring
15 73 (7.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 72 (7.85%) Software Testing
17 68 (7.42%) Change Management
18 66 (7.20%) MVC
19 61 (6.65%) E-Commerce
19 61 (6.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 336 (36.64%) Java
2 242 (26.39%) SQL
3 194 (21.16%) C#
4 193 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 100 (10.91%) Ruby
6 99 (10.80%) Python
7 88 (9.60%) PHP
8 50 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 41 (4.47%) Perl
10 35 (3.82%) C++
11 33 (3.60%) PL/SQL
12 22 (2.40%) C
13 17 (1.85%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.31%) Scala
15 11 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.98%) VB
17 8 (0.87%) Objective-C
18 6 (0.65%) VBScript
19 5 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 110 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 87 (9.49%) ISEB
4 60 (6.54%) ISTQB
5 52 (5.67%) Degree
6 26 (2.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) PMP
10 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (15.27%) QA
2 9 (0.98%) ISO 14001
2 9 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.44%) COREP
3 4 (0.44%) FINREP
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) GMP
System Software
1 13 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.20%) Varnish
3 10 (1.09%) QEMU
3 10 (1.09%) KVM
3 10 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.65%) Docker
5 3 (0.33%) vCloud
6 2 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) NDS
Systems Management
1 130 (14.18%) Puppet
2 94 (10.25%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (4.91%) HP Quality Center
4 33 (3.60%) Ansible
5 4 (0.44%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.22%) 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%) Control-M
7 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 94 (10.25%) Oracle
1 94 (10.25%) Microsoft
2 60 (6.54%) HP
3 35 (3.82%) Zend
4 17 (1.85%) Sybase
5 15 (1.64%) VMware
5 15 (1.64%) Google
6 13 (1.42%) IBM
7 11 (1.20%) Rackspace
8 10 (1.09%) SAP
9 8 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.55%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.55%) Apple
10 5 (0.55%) WSO2
11 4 (0.44%) Telerik
12 3 (0.33%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.33%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.33%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.33%) Perforce
12 3 (0.33%) Cadence
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £625 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bracknell
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 27 days ago