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 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 362 385 363
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 295 254 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 181 161
Median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
- +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Automation Testing
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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
41454 41365 38999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.00% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27626 27425 24650
Median daily rate £448 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1085 1124
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +41 160 £450 +12.50% 61
South East +22 46 £375 +6.76% 23
Yorkshire +3 19 £325 +12.06% 4
East of England +32 16 £333 +6.40% 8
North West -33 16 £350 -9.67% 7
South West +6 15 £305 -12.85% 1
West Midlands -22 12 £350 -12.50% 10
North East -35 9 £270 -12.19% 1
East Midlands -3 2 £280 -30.00% 6
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 332 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (47.70%) Selenium
3 164 (29.08%) QA
4 160 (28.37%) Java
5 143 (25.35%) Cucumber
6 127 (22.52%) SQL
7 121 (21.45%) Scrum
8 115 (20.39%) BDD
9 104 (18.44%) Test Automation
10 101 (17.91%) TDD
11 100 (17.73%) WebDriver
12 97 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
13 92 (16.31%) Jenkins
14 91 (16.13%) Test Scripting
15 87 (15.43%) C#
16 77 (13.65%) JIRA
17 74 (13.12%) Open Source
18 73 (12.94%) Finance
19 70 (12.41%) Git (software)
20 68 (12.06%) JavaScript
21 66 (11.70%) Performance Testing
22 61 (10.82%) Web Services
22 61 (10.82%) ISEB
23 60 (10.64%) JSON
24 58 (10.28%) HTML
25 57 (10.11%) Manual Testing
26 55 (9.75%) HP UFT
27 54 (9.57%) Automated Testing
27 54 (9.57%) Regression Testing
28 53 (9.40%) Integration Testing

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 16 (2.84%) JBoss
2 11 (1.95%) Apache
2 11 (1.95%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.42%) Confluence
4 6 (1.06%) CMS
5 4 (0.71%) IIS
5 4 (0.71%) WordPress
6 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.18%) CICS
8 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
2 1 (0.18%) Simulink
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.37%) Magento
2 6 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.71%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.71%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.48%) Google Play
3 8 (1.42%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.71%) PaaS
5 3 (0.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.35%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.06%) HTTP
2 2 (0.35%) SAN
3 1 (0.18%) 3G
3 1 (0.18%) 4G
3 1 (0.18%) Broadband
3 1 (0.18%) DHCP
3 1 (0.18%) DNS
3 1 (0.18%) GPRS
3 1 (0.18%) Internet
3 1 (0.18%) IPv4
3 1 (0.18%) IPv6
3 1 (0.18%) Network Security
3 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 21 (3.72%) Big Data
3 21 (3.72%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.89%) VoltDB
6 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.53%) MySQL
7 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.35%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.18%) Power BI
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 269 (47.70%) Selenium
2 143 (25.35%) Cucumber
3 100 (17.73%) WebDriver
4 92 (16.31%) Jenkins
5 77 (13.65%) JIRA
6 70 (12.41%) Git (software)
7 55 (9.75%) HP UFT
8 43 (7.62%) JMeter
9 42 (7.45%) Appium
10 35 (6.21%) LoadRunner
11 32 (5.67%) JUnit
12 30 (5.32%) SoapUI
12 30 (5.32%) SpecFlow
13 25 (4.43%) Subversion
13 25 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (3.37%) Gatling
15 16 (2.84%) Maven
15 16 (2.84%) Robotium
16 15 (2.66%) Mockito
17 14 (2.48%) Hamcrest
General
1 73 (12.94%) Finance
2 43 (7.62%) Banking
3 23 (4.08%) Publishing
3 23 (4.08%) Retail
4 16 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.95%) Games
6 9 (1.60%) Billing
7 8 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.24%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.89%) Marketing
10 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 145 (25.71%) Analyst
2 138 (24.47%) Tester
3 133 (23.58%) Test Analyst
4 93 (16.49%) Developer
5 92 (16.31%) Automation Tester
6 70 (12.41%) Test Engineer
7 67 (11.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 51 (9.04%) Test Manager
9 33 (5.85%) Test Automation Engineer
10 32 (5.67%) Agile Developer
11 31 (5.50%) Java Developer
12 29 (5.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 25 (4.43%) Node.js Developer
13 25 (4.43%) QA Engineer
14 24 (4.26%) JavaScript Developer
14 24 (4.26%) Selenium Tester
14 24 (4.26%) Test Leader
15 23 (4.08%) QA Analyst
16 22 (3.90%) Web Developer
17 21 (3.72%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.82%) Web Services
2 60 (10.64%) JSON
3 58 (10.28%) HTML
4 49 (8.69%) REST
5 48 (8.51%) XML
6 46 (8.16%) Node.js
7 39 (6.91%) .NET
8 38 (6.74%) SOAP
9 37 (6.56%) AngularJS
10 33 (5.85%) CSS
11 32 (5.67%) Gherkin
12 23 (4.08%) Sass
13 20 (3.55%) RESTful
14 19 (3.37%) CSS3
14 19 (3.37%) HTML5
15 11 (1.95%) iOS SDK
16 9 (1.60%) Java EE
17 8 (1.42%) Spring
18 7 (1.24%) Akka
18 7 (1.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.72%) User Experience
3 15 (2.66%) Biometrics
3 15 (2.66%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.24%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.24%) Smart Meter
6 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.71%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.53%) NHS
7 3 (0.53%) STB
8 2 (0.35%) CMDB
8 2 (0.35%) Derivative
8 2 (0.35%) EPoS
8 2 (0.35%) IPTV
8 2 (0.35%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.35%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.22%) Linux
2 38 (6.74%) Unix
3 31 (5.50%) Android
4 24 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.55%) Windows
6 5 (0.89%) AIX
7 4 (0.71%) CentOS
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.35%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) MVS
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (21.45%) Scrum
3 115 (20.39%) BDD
4 104 (18.44%) Test Automation
5 101 (17.91%) TDD
6 97 (17.20%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 74 (13.12%) Open Source
9 66 (11.70%) Performance Testing
10 57 (10.11%) Manual Testing
11 54 (9.57%) Automated Testing
11 54 (9.57%) Regression Testing
12 53 (9.40%) Integration Testing
13 51 (9.04%) Test Strategy
14 49 (8.69%) E-Commerce
14 49 (8.69%) Functional Testing
15 46 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
16 43 (7.62%) Software Testing
17 42 (7.45%) Exploratory Testing
18 41 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (28.37%) Java
2 127 (22.52%) SQL
3 87 (15.43%) C#
4 68 (12.06%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.09%) Ruby
6 37 (6.56%) Python
7 31 (5.50%) PHP
8 21 (3.72%) Scala
9 16 (2.84%) Perl
9 16 (2.84%) VBScript
10 14 (2.48%) VB
11 13 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.06%) C
13 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.71%) Groovy
15 3 (0.53%) C++
16 2 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (10.82%) ISEB
2 49 (8.69%) Security Cleared
3 48 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 28 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (2.84%) Degree
7 11 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (29.08%) QA
2 14 (2.48%) SDET
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) WCAG
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.18%) EMIR
4 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.18%) MiFID
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.37%) Docker
2 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (7.45%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (4.43%) Puppet
3 15 (2.66%) Ansible
4 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.89%) vRealize
5 4 (0.71%) Consul
5 4 (0.71%) Terraform
6 3 (0.53%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.53%) Nagios
7 2 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.35%) Packer
8 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 37 (6.56%) HP
1 37 (6.56%) Oracle
2 31 (5.50%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.43%) VMware
4 19 (3.37%) Atlassian
4 19 (3.37%) Google
4 19 (3.37%) SAP
5 17 (3.01%) SOASTA, Inc
6 14 (2.48%) Facebook
7 13 (2.30%) Hortonworks
8 11 (1.95%) Optimizely
9 7 (1.24%) IBM
10 5 (0.89%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.53%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.35%) Informatica
12 2 (0.35%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.35%) JDA
12 2 (0.35%) Telerik
12 2 (0.35%) WorldPay
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