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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 363 416 379
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -37
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 230 146 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.30% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 87 135
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£364 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £336 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.37% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
37593 35462 37976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.67% 73.73% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23709 22246 22478
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 975 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +24 123 £400 - 34
South East +1 30 £300 -14.28% 11
East of England -18 15 £475 +43.93% 4
Yorkshire +18 14 £368 +63.33% 3
North East - 13 £347 - 1
South West -22 12 £325 - 5
East Midlands +4 9 £303 -13.37% 3
North West -2 3 £331 +20.45% 6
West Midlands -5 2 £300 - 2
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 234 (51.20%) Selenium
2 154 (33.70%) QA
3 144 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (29.98%) Java
5 123 (26.91%) WebDriver
6 117 (25.60%) Scrum
7 113 (24.73%) Cucumber
8 107 (23.41%) C#
9 106 (23.19%) SQL
10 100 (21.88%) Test Automation
10 100 (21.88%) Test Scripting
11 99 (21.66%) TDD
12 90 (19.69%) Automated Testing
12 90 (19.69%) Microsoft
13 89 (19.47%) Finance
14 88 (19.26%) BDD
15 81 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
15 81 (17.72%) .NET
16 77 (16.85%) Visual Studio
17 61 (13.35%) Ruby
18 59 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
19 58 (12.69%) Windows
20 57 (12.47%) E-Commerce
21 54 (11.82%) ISEB
22 52 (11.38%) TeamCity
23 47 (10.28%) Configuration Management
23 47 (10.28%) Web Services
24 46 (10.07%) Git (software)
25 45 (9.85%) Software Testing
26 44 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (1.97%) CMS
2 6 (1.31%) Apache
2 6 (1.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.31%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.44%) SAS
5 2 (0.44%) Node.js
5 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.66%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.88%) 3G
1 4 (0.88%) 2G
1 4 (0.88%) 4G
2 2 (0.44%) Internet
3 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.22%) HTTP
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) DNS
3 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.22%) SSDT
3 17 (3.72%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.75%) MySQL
5 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.44%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.44%) DB2
8 2 (0.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 234 (51.20%) Selenium
2 123 (26.91%) WebDriver
3 113 (24.73%) Cucumber
4 81 (17.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 77 (16.85%) Visual Studio
6 52 (11.38%) TeamCity
7 46 (10.07%) Git (software)
8 44 (9.63%) QuickTest Pro
9 42 (9.19%) Artifactory
10 40 (8.75%) Jenkins
10 40 (8.75%) FitNesse
11 39 (8.53%) Maven
12 36 (7.88%) SpecFlow
13 35 (7.66%) Octopus Deploy
14 33 (7.22%) NuGet
14 33 (7.22%) MSBuild
14 33 (7.22%) Gradle
15 32 (7.00%) JIRA
16 28 (6.13%) JUnit
17 21 (4.60%) RSpec
General
1 89 (19.47%) Finance
2 19 (4.16%) Banking
3 16 (3.50%) Retail
4 9 (1.97%) Games
5 8 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 3 (0.66%) Front Office
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (28.01%) Analyst
2 115 (25.16%) Tester
3 111 (24.29%) Test Analyst
4 71 (15.54%) Automation Tester
5 64 (14.00%) Developer
6 39 (8.53%) Test Engineer
7 33 (7.22%) Release Engineer
7 33 (7.22%) Build Engineer
7 33 (7.22%) Build and Release Engineer
8 32 (7.00%) QA Analyst
9 30 (6.56%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (5.47%) QA Tester
11 23 (5.03%) Automation Analyst
12 22 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
13 20 (4.38%) Consultant
14 19 (4.16%) Senior Analyst
15 18 (3.94%) Senior Test Analyst
16 17 (3.72%) Test Consultant
17 16 (3.50%) Selenium Tester
18 15 (3.28%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (17.72%) .NET
2 47 (10.28%) Web Services
3 42 (9.19%) .NET Framework
4 30 (6.56%) SOAP
5 26 (5.69%) HTML
6 23 (5.03%) REST
7 22 (4.81%) XML
8 20 (4.38%) ASP.NET
9 17 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (3.50%) CSS
11 15 (3.28%) JSON
12 14 (3.06%) WCF
12 14 (3.06%) HTML5
13 12 (2.63%) Ajax
14 11 (2.41%) RESTful
14 11 (2.41%) Gherkin
15 10 (2.19%) jQuery
16 9 (1.97%) LINQ
16 9 (1.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (1.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.35%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.81%) Open Source
3 20 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 4 (0.88%) Handset
5 4 (0.88%) iPad
5 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (0.88%) iPhone
6 3 (0.66%) Derivative
6 3 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.44%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.44%) Equities
7 2 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.22%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.22%) DTV
8 1 (0.22%) GIS
8 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (12.69%) Windows
2 40 (8.75%) Android
3 36 (7.88%) Apple iOS
4 33 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.38%) UNIX
6 18 (3.94%) Linux
7 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (31.51%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.60%) Scrum
3 100 (21.88%) Test Scripting
3 100 (21.88%) Test Automation
4 99 (21.66%) TDD
5 90 (19.69%) Automated Testing
6 88 (19.26%) BDD
7 59 (12.91%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (12.47%) E-Commerce
9 47 (10.28%) Configuration Management
10 45 (9.85%) Software Testing
11 44 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 44 (9.63%) Manual Testing
12 38 (8.32%) Release Management
13 30 (6.56%) Performance Testing
14 27 (5.91%) Web Testing
15 26 (5.69%) Regression Testing
16 23 (5.03%) Integration Testing
17 21 (4.60%) User Stories
17 21 (4.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.98%) Java
2 107 (23.41%) C#
3 106 (23.19%) SQL
4 61 (13.35%) Ruby
5 29 (6.35%) Python
6 23 (5.03%) JavaScript
7 17 (3.72%) C++
7 17 (3.72%) VB
8 16 (3.50%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.84%) Perl
10 12 (2.63%) PHP
11 11 (2.41%) VBScript
12 9 (1.97%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.97%) Groovy
13 8 (1.75%) C
14 7 (1.53%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.09%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (11.82%) ISEB
2 32 (7.00%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.60%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.94%) SC Cleared
5 14 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.41%) Degree
7 3 (0.66%) MBA
8 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (33.70%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) EMIR
2 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 37 (8.10%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.66%) Puppet
3 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.44%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 90 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.66%) Red Gate
3 32 (7.00%) Oracle
4 17 (3.72%) HP
5 10 (2.19%) SAP
6 8 (1.75%) Sun
7 6 (1.31%) Perforce
8 4 (0.88%) Apple
9 3 (0.66%) VMware
9 3 (0.66%) IBM
10 2 (0.44%) Sybase
10 2 (0.44%) Intel
10 2 (0.44%) Informatica
10 2 (0.44%) Teradata
10 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.22%) Adobe
11 1 (0.22%) Google
11 1 (0.22%) Coverity
11 1 (0.22%) MicroStrategy
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