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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 346 380 390
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +10
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 297 271 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.63% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 183 152
Median daily rate £388 £388 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -
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
41710 42817 39755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.12% 80.53% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27739 28398 25061
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1151 1110
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -24 140 £430 +7.50% 59
South East +25 53 £400 +18.51% 17
Yorkshire +17 26 £325 +22.64% 7
North West -9 20 £350 -3.44% 6
South West +22 16 £296 -9.54% 8
West Midlands -10 16 £350 -12.50% 2
North East -10 16 £300 -2.43% 2
East of England +31 15 £340 +8.80% 4
East Midlands -2 1 £375 -6.25% 6
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 334 (60.62%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (51.54%) Selenium
3 174 (31.58%) QA
4 173 (31.40%) Java
5 153 (27.77%) Cucumber
6 136 (24.68%) Scrum
7 114 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 113 (20.51%) BDD
9 111 (20.15%) TDD
9 111 (20.15%) Jenkins
10 108 (19.60%) SQL
11 103 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
12 100 (18.15%) WebDriver
13 92 (16.70%) Test Scripting
14 77 (13.97%) Git (software)
15 76 (13.79%) Open Source
15 76 (13.79%) JIRA
16 73 (13.25%) JavaScript
16 73 (13.25%) C#
17 71 (12.89%) Performance Testing
18 70 (12.70%) JSON
19 69 (12.52%) Web Services
20 66 (11.98%) Finance
21 64 (11.62%) HTML
22 59 (10.71%) Linux
23 54 (9.80%) Manual Testing
23 54 (9.80%) REST
24 52 (9.44%) JMeter
24 52 (9.44%) Automated Testing
25 50 (9.07%) ISEB

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 15 (2.72%) JBoss
2 11 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.81%) Apache
4 8 (1.45%) Confluence
5 6 (1.09%) CMS
6 5 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.73%) IIS
7 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.54%) WordPress
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.18%) CICS
10 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.18%) Jetty
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Simulink
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.81%) Magento
2 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.73%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.73%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.73%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.54%) Google Play
3 8 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (0.73%) PaaS
5 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.91%) HTTP
2 2 (0.36%) Internet
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%) IPv4
3 1 (0.18%) IPv6
3 1 (0.18%) Network Security
3 1 (0.18%) SAN
3 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.54%) NoSQL
2 24 (4.36%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.99%) Big Data
4 21 (3.81%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.91%) VoltDB
7 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.36%) MySQL
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.18%) DB2
10 1 (0.18%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 284 (51.54%) Selenium
2 153 (27.77%) Cucumber
3 111 (20.15%) Jenkins
4 100 (18.15%) WebDriver
5 77 (13.97%) Git (software)
6 76 (13.79%) JIRA
7 52 (9.44%) JMeter
8 46 (8.35%) HP UFT
9 42 (7.62%) Appium
10 40 (7.26%) JUnit
11 37 (6.72%) LoadRunner
12 34 (6.17%) SoapUI
13 31 (5.63%) Subversion
14 27 (4.90%) SpecFlow
15 18 (3.27%) Gatling
15 18 (3.27%) Maven
16 17 (3.09%) Gradle
17 16 (2.90%) Robotium
18 15 (2.72%) Mockito
19 14 (2.54%) Hamcrest
General
1 66 (11.98%) Finance
2 35 (6.35%) Banking
3 24 (4.36%) Publishing
4 22 (3.99%) Retail
5 16 (2.90%) Games
6 12 (2.18%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.73%) Billing
9 4 (0.73%) Marketing
10 3 (0.54%) Advertising
10 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 136 (24.68%) Analyst
2 135 (24.50%) Tester
3 125 (22.69%) Test Analyst
4 114 (20.69%) Developer
5 91 (16.52%) Automation Tester
6 66 (11.98%) Test Engineer
7 63 (11.43%) Automation Test Analyst
8 51 (9.26%) Test Manager
9 43 (7.80%) Java Developer
10 33 (5.99%) Test Automation Engineer
11 32 (5.81%) Agile Developer
11 32 (5.81%) Developer in Test
12 28 (5.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 27 (4.90%) Node.js Developer
13 27 (4.90%) Selenium Tester
14 26 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
15 25 (4.54%) QA Analyst
16 23 (4.17%) QA Engineer
17 22 (3.99%) Selenium Automation Tester
18 21 (3.81%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.70%) JSON
2 69 (12.52%) Web Services
3 64 (11.62%) HTML
4 54 (9.80%) REST
5 49 (8.89%) XML
6 47 (8.53%) Node.js
7 46 (8.35%) AngularJS
8 41 (7.44%) CSS
9 36 (6.53%) Gherkin
9 36 (6.53%) SOAP
10 35 (6.35%) .NET
11 28 (5.08%) Sass
12 27 (4.90%) CSS3
12 27 (4.90%) HTML5
13 25 (4.54%) RESTful
14 12 (2.18%) Spring
15 11 (2.00%) Akka
15 11 (2.00%) iOS SDK
15 11 (2.00%) jQuery
16 10 (1.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.81%) User Experience
2 20 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.72%) Biometrics
5 13 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.73%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.54%) Derivative
8 3 (0.54%) STB
9 2 (0.36%) CMDB
9 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.36%) EPoS
9 2 (0.36%) Equities
9 2 (0.36%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.36%) NHS
9 2 (0.36%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.71%) Linux
2 32 (5.81%) Android
2 32 (5.81%) Unix
3 25 (4.54%) Apple iOS
4 19 (3.45%) Windows
5 5 (0.91%) AIX
5 5 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.73%) CentOS
7 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.36%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.18%) MVS
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (60.62%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (24.68%) Scrum
3 114 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 113 (20.51%) BDD
5 111 (20.15%) TDD
6 103 (18.69%) Continuous Integration
7 92 (16.70%) Test Scripting
8 76 (13.79%) Open Source
9 71 (12.89%) Performance Testing
10 54 (9.80%) Manual Testing
11 52 (9.44%) Automated Testing
12 49 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
12 49 (8.89%) Regression Testing
13 48 (8.71%) E-Commerce
13 48 (8.71%) Functional Testing
13 48 (8.71%) Integration Testing
14 45 (8.17%) Exploratory Testing
14 45 (8.17%) Kanban
15 44 (7.99%) Test Strategy
16 42 (7.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 173 (31.40%) Java
2 108 (19.60%) SQL
3 73 (13.25%) C#
3 73 (13.25%) JavaScript
4 36 (6.53%) Ruby
5 35 (6.35%) Python
6 32 (5.81%) PHP
6 32 (5.81%) Scala
7 15 (2.72%) VBScript
8 14 (2.54%) VB
9 7 (1.27%) C++
9 7 (1.27%) Groovy
10 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.91%) C
11 5 (0.91%) Perl
11 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.54%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (9.07%) ISEB
2 46 (8.35%) Security Cleared
3 42 (7.62%) ISTQB
4 28 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.45%) Degree
6 15 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.18%) HND
10 1 (0.18%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (31.58%) QA
2 17 (3.09%) SDET
3 4 (0.73%) WCAG
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
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 16 (2.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (3.99%) Puppet
3 15 (2.72%) Ansible
4 5 (0.91%) vRealize
5 2 (0.36%) Consul
5 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.36%) Packer
5 2 (0.36%) Terraform
6 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 32 (5.81%) HP
2 29 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 29 (5.26%) Oracle
3 27 (4.90%) VMware
4 21 (3.81%) Google
5 20 (3.63%) Atlassian
6 19 (3.45%) SAP
7 17 (3.09%) SOASTA, Inc
8 15 (2.72%) Facebook
9 13 (2.36%) Hortonworks
10 11 (2.00%) Optimizely
11 7 (1.27%) IBM
11 7 (1.27%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.54%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.54%) Telerik
14 2 (0.36%) Informatica
14 2 (0.36%) Rally
14 2 (0.36%) Tableau
14 2 (0.36%) WorldPay
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