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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 309 374 435
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +61
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 329 252 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.62% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 170 132
Median daily rate £375 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
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
39017 40753 39816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26180 26815 26337
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1222 1137
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 6 December 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 +10 133 £400 -3.03% 45
South East +38 47 £405 +24.61% 17
East of England +25 32 £325 -7.14% 13
North East -16 28 £333 -42.04% 3
Yorkshire +15 23 £394 +22.09% 7
North West -23 21 £350 +7.69% 16
West Midlands -27 16 £350 +1.08% 12
South West +16 15 £363 +4.31% 4
East Midlands +5 12 £350 +0.35% 5
Midlands - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 377 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (57.72%) Selenium
3 235 (37.78%) Java
4 201 (32.32%) QA
5 188 (30.23%) Cucumber
6 165 (26.53%) Jenkins
7 164 (26.37%) TDD
8 161 (25.88%) Test Automation
9 158 (25.40%) Scrum
10 154 (24.76%) BDD
11 152 (24.44%) Test Scripting
12 142 (22.83%) WebDriver
13 119 (19.13%) Automated Testing
14 105 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
15 102 (16.40%) SQL
16 98 (15.76%) C#
17 86 (13.83%) Performance Testing
18 79 (12.70%) Manual Testing
18 79 (12.70%) JavaScript
19 78 (12.54%) JUnit
20 77 (12.38%) Finance
21 74 (11.90%) JSON
22 73 (11.74%) Regression Testing
23 72 (11.58%) JIRA
24 70 (11.25%) Python
25 69 (11.09%) Open Source
26 66 (10.61%) HTML
27 63 (10.13%) Git (software)
27 63 (10.13%) Scala
28 61 (9.81%) Web Services

Automation 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 22 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 21 (3.38%) Confluence
3 11 (1.77%) JBoss
4 10 (1.61%) Apache
5 6 (0.96%) Apache Solr
5 6 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.80%) CMS
6 5 (0.80%) nginx
7 4 (0.64%) Drupal
8 3 (0.48%) Jetty
8 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.48%) WordPress
9 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Simulink
3 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.57%) Magento
2 4 (0.64%) FastStats
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.32%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.32%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.41%) GitHub
3 10 (1.61%) Google Play
3 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.48%) Datadog
6 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
6 3 (0.48%) Heroku
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Slack
8 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.64%) Internet
2 2 (0.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) 3G
3 1 (0.16%) 4G
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) DHCP
3 1 (0.16%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) GPRS
3 1 (0.16%) IPv4
3 1 (0.16%) IPv6
3 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.16%) LDAP
3 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.16%) VPN
3 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 16 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.13%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.80%) Big Data
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.48%) MySQL
11 3 (0.48%) Redis
12 2 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 359 (57.72%) Selenium
2 188 (30.23%) Cucumber
3 165 (26.53%) Jenkins
4 142 (22.83%) WebDriver
5 78 (12.54%) JUnit
6 72 (11.58%) JIRA
7 63 (10.13%) Git (software)
8 54 (8.68%) JMeter
8 54 (8.68%) SoapUI
9 53 (8.52%) HP UFT
10 49 (7.88%) Appium
11 42 (6.75%) RSpec
12 40 (6.43%) SpecFlow
13 37 (5.95%) Maven
14 35 (5.63%) JBehave
15 24 (3.86%) LoadRunner
16 22 (3.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 19 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
18 18 (2.89%) Mockito
18 18 (2.89%) NUnit
General
1 77 (12.38%) Finance
2 42 (6.75%) Banking
3 40 (6.43%) Games
4 26 (4.18%) Retail
5 22 (3.54%) Publishing
6 9 (1.45%) Back Office
7 8 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.13%) Marketing
8 7 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.48%) Advertising
9 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 190 (30.55%) Tester
2 141 (22.67%) Automation Tester
3 136 (21.86%) Analyst
4 127 (20.42%) Test Analyst
5 111 (17.85%) Developer
6 109 (17.52%) Test Engineer
7 65 (10.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 52 (8.36%) QA Engineer
9 50 (8.04%) Selenium Tester
10 48 (7.72%) Selenium Automation Tester
11 42 (6.75%) Java Developer
12 40 (6.43%) QA Test Engineer
12 40 (6.43%) Test Automation Engineer
13 38 (6.11%) Quality Engineer
14 32 (5.14%) Developer in Test
15 31 (4.98%) Java Automation Tester
15 31 (4.98%) Test Manager
16 26 (4.18%) QA Tester
17 24 (3.86%) Test Automation Developer
18 23 (3.70%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.90%) JSON
2 66 (10.61%) HTML
3 61 (9.81%) Web Services
4 56 (9.00%) Gherkin
5 49 (7.88%) REST
6 46 (7.40%) .NET
7 45 (7.23%) Node.js
8 44 (7.07%) RESTful
8 44 (7.07%) XML
9 41 (6.59%) AngularJS
10 37 (5.95%) CSS
11 35 (5.63%) HTML5
12 31 (4.98%) Spring
13 30 (4.82%) SOAP
14 24 (3.86%) Sass
15 23 (3.70%) CSS3
16 18 (2.89%) jQuery
17 12 (1.93%) J2EE
18 11 (1.77%) Ajax
19 8 (1.29%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.54%) Mobile App
2 18 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.09%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
5 5 (0.80%) Data Integration
5 5 (0.80%) Fintech
5 5 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (0.80%) User Experience
6 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
6 4 (0.64%) Replication
7 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.48%) IVR
7 3 (0.48%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.48%) STB
8 2 (0.32%) Derivative
8 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.32%) iPad
8 2 (0.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.65%) Linux
2 28 (4.50%) Android
3 25 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 24 (3.86%) Unix
5 20 (3.22%) Windows
6 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) MVS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (26.37%) TDD
3 161 (25.88%) Test Automation
4 158 (25.40%) Scrum
5 154 (24.76%) BDD
6 152 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 119 (19.13%) Automated Testing
8 105 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (13.83%) Performance Testing
10 79 (12.70%) Manual Testing
11 73 (11.74%) Regression Testing
12 69 (11.09%) Open Source
13 60 (9.65%) Kanban
14 59 (9.49%) Defect Tracking
15 57 (9.16%) Software Testing
16 56 (9.00%) Functional Testing
17 54 (8.68%) User Stories
18 50 (8.04%) Non-Functional Testing
19 48 (7.72%) Web Testing
20 47 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 235 (37.78%) Java
2 102 (16.40%) SQL
3 98 (15.76%) C#
4 79 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 70 (11.25%) Python
6 63 (10.13%) Scala
7 46 (7.40%) Ruby
8 30 (4.82%) PHP
9 19 (3.05%) Perl
10 18 (2.89%) VBScript
11 15 (2.41%) Groovy
12 14 (2.25%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.25%) C++
13 12 (1.93%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.61%) C
15 9 (1.45%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.45%) VB
16 4 (0.64%) Go
16 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.32%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 40 (6.43%) ISEB
2 38 (6.11%) ISTQB
3 35 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.05%) Degree
5 18 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.09%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.16%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMP
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (32.32%) QA
2 29 (4.66%) SDET
3 27 (4.34%) WCAG
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.32%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (1.13%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Gluster
3 1 (0.16%) vCloud
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.93%) Puppet
3 9 (1.45%) Ansible
4 5 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.48%) Graphite
5 3 (0.48%) Packer
6 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 33 (5.31%) HP
3 28 (4.50%) Oracle
4 23 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 18 (2.89%) VMware
6 13 (2.09%) Google
6 13 (2.09%) IBM
6 13 (2.09%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.77%) Facebook
8 9 (1.45%) SAP
9 8 (1.29%) Optimizely
10 5 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.64%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.64%) Splunk
12 3 (0.48%) Apigee
12 3 (0.48%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.48%) Software AG
13 2 (0.32%) Apple
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day TBC
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago