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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 385 351 405
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +54
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 199 222 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.47% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.62% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 164 79
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -12.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.50
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
37641 35942 31002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.30% 75.56% 75.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 23021 18987
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1101 961
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -46 69 £450 +12.50% 37
South East +1 42 £300 +13.20% 17
North West +9 34 £350 +7.69% 15
Yorkshire 0 25 £325 +8.33% 4
East of England -13 12 £400 +14.28% 8
South West +1 11 £350 +9.80% 4
East Midlands -8 4 £313 +4.16% 5
West Midlands -6 1 £400 +28.00% 2
North East -24 1 £340 -1.44% 2
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 239 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (45.18%) Selenium
3 106 (26.90%) Scrum
4 104 (26.40%) Java
5 99 (25.13%) Cucumber
6 98 (24.87%) QA
7 79 (20.05%) BDD
8 73 (18.53%) Test Scripting
9 71 (18.02%) Finance
10 69 (17.51%) C#
11 62 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
12 61 (15.48%) TDD
13 59 (14.97%) SQL
14 58 (14.72%) JIRA
15 54 (13.71%) WebDriver
16 50 (12.69%) .NET
17 45 (11.42%) Automated Testing
18 43 (10.91%) Regression Testing
19 42 (10.66%) SDLC
20 41 (10.41%) Test Automation
20 41 (10.41%) Oracle
21 40 (10.15%) E-Commerce
21 40 (10.15%) SpecFlow
22 39 (9.90%) Microsoft
23 37 (9.39%) Gherkin
24 36 (9.14%) Mobile App
25 34 (8.63%) ISEB
25 34 (8.63%) QuickTest Pro
26 33 (8.38%) JavaScript
26 33 (8.38%) Manual Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
1 6 (1.52%) CMS
1 6 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (1.27%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.76%) Confluence
4 3 (0.76%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.51%) JBoss
5 2 (0.51%) Apache
5 2 (0.51%) Node.js
5 2 (0.51%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Summit
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.25%) Skype
2 1 (0.25%) DVB
2 1 (0.25%) SS7
2 1 (0.25%) Internet
2 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.25%) GSM
2 1 (0.25%) PSTN
2 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.28%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.76%) MySQL
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.51%) DB2
7 2 (0.51%) Big Data
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 178 (45.18%) Selenium
2 99 (25.13%) Cucumber
3 58 (14.72%) JIRA
4 54 (13.71%) WebDriver
5 40 (10.15%) SpecFlow
6 34 (8.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 30 (7.61%) Jenkins
8 25 (6.35%) Git (software)
9 19 (4.82%) SoapUI
10 18 (4.57%) JUnit
11 16 (4.06%) LoadRunner
12 13 (3.30%) Maven
13 10 (2.54%) Spock
13 10 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (2.28%) Subversion
15 8 (2.03%) FitNesse
15 8 (2.03%) Visual Studio
15 8 (2.03%) JMeter
15 8 (2.03%) TeamCity
16 7 (1.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 71 (18.02%) Finance
2 22 (5.58%) Banking
3 19 (4.82%) Retail
4 8 (2.03%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.03%) Front Office
5 7 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.27%) Advertising
6 5 (1.27%) Publishing
6 5 (1.27%) Back Office
6 5 (1.27%) Games
7 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.76%) Electronics
8 3 (0.76%) Automotive
8 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.76%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (28.17%) Tester
2 108 (27.41%) Analyst
3 88 (22.34%) Test Analyst
4 66 (16.75%) Developer
5 53 (13.45%) Automation Tester
6 42 (10.66%) Test Engineer
7 29 (7.36%) Automation Engineer
8 26 (6.60%) Automation Analyst
8 26 (6.60%) Automation Test Analyst
9 21 (5.33%) Agile Tester
10 18 (4.57%) QA Analyst
11 17 (4.31%) iOS Developer
11 17 (4.31%) Software Engineer
12 15 (3.81%) Selenium Tester
12 15 (3.81%) Test Manager
12 15 (3.81%) C++ Software Engineer
13 14 (3.55%) Senior Tester
13 14 (3.55%) Software Tester
13 14 (3.55%) Android Developer
14 11 (2.79%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.69%) .NET
2 37 (9.39%) Gherkin
3 32 (8.12%) Web Services
4 21 (5.33%) HTML
5 18 (4.57%) Spring
5 18 (4.57%) RESTful
6 17 (4.31%) SOAP
7 16 (4.06%) XML
8 15 (3.81%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.55%) CSS
10 13 (3.30%) JSON
11 11 (2.79%) REST
12 10 (2.54%) WPF
13 9 (2.28%) jQuery
13 9 (2.28%) Spring Boot
13 9 (2.28%) Apache Camel
13 9 (2.28%) ActiveMQ
14 7 (1.78%) .NET Framework
15 6 (1.52%) Hibernate
15 6 (1.52%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.14%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.28%) Linked Data
3 9 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.78%) Derivative
5 6 (1.52%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.27%) Equities
7 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.02%) FMCG
8 3 (0.76%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.51%) IPTV
9 2 (0.51%) STB
9 2 (0.51%) NHS
9 2 (0.51%) DTV
9 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.51%) User Experience
9 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.36%) Android
2 27 (6.85%) Apple iOS
3 21 (5.33%) Windows
3 21 (5.33%) Linux
4 7 (1.78%) UNIX
5 4 (1.02%) Solaris
6 3 (0.76%) VME
7 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.90%) Scrum
3 79 (20.05%) BDD
4 73 (18.53%) Test Scripting
5 62 (15.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 61 (15.48%) TDD
7 45 (11.42%) Automated Testing
8 43 (10.91%) Regression Testing
9 42 (10.66%) SDLC
10 41 (10.41%) Test Automation
11 40 (10.15%) E-Commerce
12 33 (8.38%) Manual Testing
13 32 (8.12%) Test Strategy
13 32 (8.12%) Software Testing
14 31 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (6.09%) Software Engineering
16 21 (5.33%) Waterfall
17 17 (4.31%) Android Development
17 17 (4.31%) iOS Development
17 17 (4.31%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.40%) Java
2 69 (17.51%) C#
3 59 (14.97%) SQL
4 33 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 30 (7.61%) Python
6 21 (5.33%) C++
7 18 (4.57%) Ruby
8 15 (3.81%) Groovy
9 12 (3.05%) VC++
10 10 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.78%) PHP
12 6 (1.52%) Perl
12 6 (1.52%) VBA
12 6 (1.52%) Scala
12 6 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.02%) VBScript
13 4 (1.02%) VB
14 3 (0.76%) COBOL
14 3 (0.76%) Lua
Qualifications
1 34 (8.63%) ISEB
2 24 (6.09%) ISTQB
3 18 (4.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.31%) Degree
5 12 (3.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (24.87%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) Basel III
2 3 (0.76%) EMIR
2 3 (0.76%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.76%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.76%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (10.41%) Oracle
2 39 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.31%) HP
4 9 (2.28%) hybris
4 9 (2.28%) Telerik
5 6 (1.52%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.27%) SAP
7 4 (1.02%) IBM
7 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.76%) VMware
9 2 (0.51%) Zend
10 1 (0.25%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.25%) Venda
10 1 (0.25%) Demandware
10 1 (0.25%) DataCash
10 1 (0.25%) Green Hat
10 1 (0.25%) Murex
10 1 (0.25%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.25%) Intel
10 1 (0.25%) ATG
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £190 - 210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Hertfordshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 27 days ago