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 2015 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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 350 362 427
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +65
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 271 232 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.60% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 152 87
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£388 £364 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £32.50
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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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 +33 142 £400 - 30
North West +14 49 £363 +9.43% 12
South East -10 40 £338 +12.50% 24
Yorkshire -30 13 £265 -27.89% 10
South West -10 12 £328 +0.76% 1
North East -27 11 £308 -11.31% 1
East of England -10 2 £313 -34.21% 12
West Midlands -1 1 £400 +33.33% 1
East Midlands -15 1 £400 +31.92% 5
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 305 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (50.00%) Selenium
3 137 (29.03%) Java
4 135 (28.60%) QA
5 128 (27.12%) Cucumber
6 117 (24.79%) BDD
7 107 (22.67%) Scrum
8 94 (19.92%) TDD
9 89 (18.86%) Test Scripting
10 88 (18.64%) Test Automation
11 81 (17.16%) WebDriver
11 81 (17.16%) C#
12 79 (16.74%) Mobile App
13 76 (16.10%) Finance
14 75 (15.89%) SQL
15 65 (13.77%) Apple iOS
15 65 (13.77%) Automated Testing
16 64 (13.56%) JIRA
17 60 (12.71%) E-Commerce
18 58 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
19 54 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
20 49 (10.38%) Android
20 49 (10.38%) .NET
21 48 (10.17%) Jenkins
22 47 (9.96%) Regression Testing
23 46 (9.75%) Manual Testing
24 43 (9.11%) Microsoft
25 42 (8.90%) SDLC
26 41 (8.69%) Web Services
26 41 (8.69%) Ruby

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 14 (2.97%) Confluence
2 9 (1.91%) CMS
3 6 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.85%) Apache
5 4 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.64%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.64%) Node.js
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.42%) Drupal
7 2 (0.42%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.85%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) FastStats
4 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Primavera
1 4 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.64%) SAP PLM
3 2 (0.42%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.42%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.42%) SaaS
1 2 (0.42%) GitHub
1 2 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) HTTP
2 1 (0.21%) DNS
2 1 (0.21%) SS7
2 1 (0.21%) LDAP
2 1 (0.21%) GSM
2 1 (0.21%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.85%) DB2
9 3 (0.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.64%) MySQL
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 236 (50.00%) Selenium
2 128 (27.12%) Cucumber
3 81 (17.16%) WebDriver
4 64 (13.56%) JIRA
5 48 (10.17%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.84%) SoapUI
7 34 (7.20%) Git (software)
8 32 (6.78%) SpecFlow
9 29 (6.14%) JUnit
10 27 (5.72%) HP UFT
11 21 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (4.03%) RSpec
12 19 (4.03%) Appium
13 16 (3.39%) Calabash
14 12 (2.54%) FitNesse
14 12 (2.54%) JMeter
15 11 (2.33%) Visual Studio
15 11 (2.33%) LoadRunner
15 11 (2.33%) Maven
16 9 (1.91%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (16.10%) Finance
2 21 (4.45%) Banking
3 12 (2.54%) Retail
4 10 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.69%) Games
6 6 (1.27%) Publishing
6 6 (1.27%) Marketing
7 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.06%) Electronics
8 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 144 (30.51%) Tester
2 117 (24.79%) Analyst
3 103 (21.82%) Test Analyst
4 90 (19.07%) Developer
5 75 (15.89%) Automation Tester
6 40 (8.47%) Test Engineer
7 35 (7.42%) iOS Developer
8 31 (6.57%) Automation Engineer
9 28 (5.93%) Automation Analyst
10 27 (5.72%) Android Developer
11 26 (5.51%) Automation Test Analyst
12 23 (4.87%) Mobile Developer
13 22 (4.66%) Test Automation Engineer
14 21 (4.45%) Selenium Tester
14 21 (4.45%) QA Tester
15 18 (3.81%) Test Manager
15 18 (3.81%) QA Analyst
16 14 (2.97%) Software Engineer
17 13 (2.75%) Consultant
17 13 (2.75%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.38%) .NET
2 41 (8.69%) Web Services
3 36 (7.63%) SOAP
4 33 (6.99%) Gherkin
5 28 (5.93%) REST
6 23 (4.87%) XML
7 16 (3.39%) HTML
8 15 (3.18%) JSON
9 14 (2.97%) Spring
10 13 (2.75%) CSS
11 8 (1.69%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.48%) WPF
12 7 (1.48%) AngularJS
13 6 (1.27%) Android SDK
13 6 (1.27%) RESTful
14 5 (1.06%) spray
14 5 (1.06%) Akka
14 5 (1.06%) Play Framework
15 4 (0.85%) HTML5
15 4 (0.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.74%) Mobile App
2 30 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.06%) Wiki
5 4 (0.85%) DataPower
5 4 (0.85%) DTV
5 4 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
6 3 (0.64%) Replication
6 3 (0.64%) Data Conversion
6 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.42%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.42%) FMCG
7 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.42%) NHS
7 2 (0.42%) User Experience
7 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.42%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.21%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 65 (13.77%) Apple iOS
2 49 (10.38%) Android
3 27 (5.72%) Linux
4 22 (4.66%) Windows
5 21 (4.45%) UNIX
6 3 (0.64%) VME
6 3 (0.64%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (64.62%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (24.79%) BDD
3 107 (22.67%) Scrum
4 94 (19.92%) TDD
5 89 (18.86%) Test Scripting
6 88 (18.64%) Test Automation
7 65 (13.77%) Automated Testing
8 60 (12.71%) E-Commerce
9 58 (12.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 54 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (9.96%) Regression Testing
12 46 (9.75%) Manual Testing
13 42 (8.90%) SDLC
14 38 (8.05%) Test Strategy
14 38 (8.05%) Software Testing
15 37 (7.84%) iOS Development
16 30 (6.36%) Android Development
17 29 (6.14%) Performance Testing
18 27 (5.72%) Software Engineering
18 27 (5.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 137 (29.03%) Java
2 81 (17.16%) C#
3 75 (15.89%) SQL
4 41 (8.69%) Ruby
5 34 (7.20%) Python
6 30 (6.36%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.45%) Scala
8 13 (2.75%) C++
9 9 (1.91%) VC++
9 9 (1.91%) Groovy
10 7 (1.48%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.48%) VBScript
11 6 (1.27%) VB
11 6 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.06%) Perl
12 5 (1.06%) PHP
12 5 (1.06%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.64%) COBOL
13 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (6.78%) ISEB
1 32 (6.78%) ISTQB
2 21 (4.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (2.75%) Degree
4 11 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (28.60%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.78%) Oracle
3 22 (4.66%) HP
4 11 (2.33%) IBM
5 10 (2.12%) SAP
6 4 (0.85%) Cadence
6 4 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.64%) hybris
7 3 (0.64%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.64%) Telerik
7 3 (0.64%) Tableau
7 3 (0.64%) VMware
7 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.42%) Apple
8 2 (0.42%) Talend
9 1 (0.21%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.21%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.21%) GoldenSource
9 1 (0.21%) RedPrairie
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