The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 385 419 394
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -25
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 207 150 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 96 131
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £190.00 £32.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+484.61% -81.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Automation 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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
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 £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the England region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the England region.

Automation Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 19 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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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 +23 106 £388 -2.82% 25
South East +10 33 £350 - 19
Yorkshire +21 21 £350 +55.55% 6
North East - 11 £347 - 2
South West -35 10 £325 - 5
East of England -21 7 £350 -5.08% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £375 +41.50% 3
North West -6 3 £338 +31.06% 5
West Midlands -20 1 £300 - 2
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 219 (50.00%) Selenium
2 214 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (33.56%) QA
4 141 (32.19%) Java
5 109 (24.89%) Cucumber
6 107 (24.43%) WebDriver
6 107 (24.43%) SQL
7 106 (24.20%) Scrum
8 98 (22.37%) Test Automation
9 90 (20.55%) TDD
10 89 (20.32%) C#
10 89 (20.32%) BDD
11 88 (20.09%) Test Scripting
11 88 (20.09%) Microsoft
12 86 (19.63%) Automated Testing
13 84 (19.18%) Finance
14 74 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 73 (16.67%) .NET
16 72 (16.44%) Visual Studio
17 63 (14.38%) Ruby
18 60 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (12.56%) Windows
20 52 (11.87%) TeamCity
21 49 (11.19%) Configuration Management
21 49 (11.19%) E-Commerce
22 47 (10.73%) Git (software)
23 46 (10.50%) QuickTest Pro
24 44 (10.05%) Software Testing
25 43 (9.82%) ISEB
25 43 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (0.91%) Apache
3 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.46%) CMS
4 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.46%) Node.js
4 2 (0.46%) Drupal
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.83%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.46%) IaaS
1 2 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.46%) 3G
1 2 (0.46%) Internet
1 2 (0.46%) 2G
1 2 (0.46%) 4G
2 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.23%) Firewall
2 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.53%) SSDT
2 26 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.88%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.60%) MySQL
5 6 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.68%) DB2
9 2 (0.46%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 219 (50.00%) Selenium
2 109 (24.89%) Cucumber
3 107 (24.43%) WebDriver
4 74 (16.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 72 (16.44%) Visual Studio
6 52 (11.87%) TeamCity
7 47 (10.73%) Git (software)
8 46 (10.50%) QuickTest Pro
9 42 (9.59%) Artifactory
9 42 (9.59%) Jenkins
10 36 (8.22%) Maven
11 35 (7.99%) FitNesse
11 35 (7.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 33 (7.53%) Gradle
12 33 (7.53%) MSBuild
12 33 (7.53%) NuGet
13 32 (7.31%) JIRA
14 30 (6.85%) SpecFlow
15 29 (6.62%) JUnit
16 20 (4.57%) Calabash
General
1 84 (19.18%) Finance
2 15 (3.42%) Banking
3 10 (2.28%) Games
4 9 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.05%) Retail
5 7 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.68%) Front Office
8 2 (0.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.46%) Back Office
8 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Electronics
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (29.22%) Analyst
2 114 (26.03%) Test Analyst
3 110 (25.11%) Tester
4 70 (15.98%) Automation Tester
5 52 (11.87%) Developer
6 37 (8.45%) Test Engineer
7 33 (7.53%) Build Engineer
7 33 (7.53%) Build and Release Engineer
7 33 (7.53%) Release Engineer
8 29 (6.62%) Automation Analyst
8 29 (6.62%) QA Analyst
9 27 (6.16%) Automation Engineer
9 27 (6.16%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (4.79%) Consultant
10 21 (4.79%) QA Tester
11 19 (4.34%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (4.11%) Test Consultant
12 18 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
13 15 (3.42%) Configuration Manager
14 14 (3.20%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.67%) .NET
2 34 (7.76%) .NET Framework
3 33 (7.53%) Web Services
4 21 (4.79%) REST
5 20 (4.57%) XML
6 18 (4.11%) SOAP
7 16 (3.65%) HTML
8 15 (3.42%) JSON
9 9 (2.05%) Spring
9 9 (2.05%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.83%) Middleware
10 8 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (1.60%) CSS
12 6 (1.37%) HTML5
12 6 (1.37%) WCF
13 5 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.91%) Gherkin
14 4 (0.91%) Spring MVC
15 3 (0.68%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.39%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.02%) Open Source
3 14 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.60%) iPad
7 6 (1.37%) iPhone
8 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.91%) User Experience
8 4 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.68%) Derivative
10 2 (0.46%) DTV
10 2 (0.46%) NHS
10 2 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.46%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.46%) STB
10 2 (0.46%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.46%) Handset
10 2 (0.46%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.56%) Windows
2 42 (9.59%) Android
3 38 (8.68%) Apple iOS
4 33 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (5.48%) UNIX
6 20 (4.57%) Linux
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (24.20%) Scrum
3 98 (22.37%) Test Automation
4 90 (20.55%) TDD
5 89 (20.32%) BDD
6 88 (20.09%) Test Scripting
7 86 (19.63%) Automated Testing
8 60 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (11.19%) Configuration Management
9 49 (11.19%) E-Commerce
10 44 (10.05%) Software Testing
11 43 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (9.59%) Manual Testing
13 38 (8.68%) Release Management
14 28 (6.39%) Performance Testing
15 26 (5.94%) Web Testing
16 24 (5.48%) User Stories
17 21 (4.79%) Integration Testing
18 20 (4.57%) Regression Testing
18 20 (4.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 141 (32.19%) Java
2 107 (24.43%) SQL
3 89 (20.32%) C#
4 63 (14.38%) Ruby
5 31 (7.08%) Python
6 22 (5.02%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.57%) VB
8 15 (3.42%) C++
9 14 (3.20%) PHP
10 10 (2.28%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.05%) VBScript
11 9 (2.05%) Perl
12 8 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.60%) Groovy
14 6 (1.37%) C
14 6 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.37%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.14%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.91%) Delphi
16 4 (0.91%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (9.82%) ISEB
2 24 (5.48%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.34%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.42%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.28%) Degree
7 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (33.56%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) EMIR
2 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) KVM
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (8.68%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.68%) Puppet
3 2 (0.46%) Nagios
3 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 88 (20.09%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.99%) Red Gate
3 28 (6.39%) Oracle
4 17 (3.88%) HP
5 11 (2.51%) SAP
6 8 (1.83%) Perforce
7 5 (1.14%) Sun
8 3 (0.68%) VMware
8 3 (0.68%) Sybase
8 3 (0.68%) Apple
9 2 (0.46%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.46%) Informatica
9 2 (0.46%) Intel
9 2 (0.46%) IBM
9 2 (0.46%) Telerik
9 2 (0.46%) Teradata
10 1 (0.23%) Coverity
10 1 (0.23%) 29West
10 1 (0.23%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.23%) Twitter
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