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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 360 408 369
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -39
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 272 215 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.53% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 165 148
Median daily rate £400 £373 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
UK excluding London median 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
40458 40695 38413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.49% 79.83% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27130 26742 24468
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
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 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1073 1145
Median hourly rate £27.62 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 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 1 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 +51 154 £425 +3.65% 39
South East +13 41 £388 +13.97% 20
North West -23 20 £350 -3.44% 9
Yorkshire -5 16 £325 - 13
East of England +18 15 £325 -18.75% 6
South West -1 10 £325 -7.14% 6
North East -55 7 £239 -26.53% 2
West Midlands -16 5 £350 -12.50% 5
East Midlands 0 3 £296 -8.84% 8
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 331 (61.75%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (44.59%) Selenium
3 151 (28.17%) QA
4 138 (25.75%) Java
5 133 (24.81%) SQL
6 128 (23.88%) Cucumber
7 119 (22.20%) BDD
8 114 (21.27%) Scrum
9 98 (18.28%) WebDriver
10 93 (17.35%) TDD
11 88 (16.42%) Test Automation
11 88 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (15.67%) Test Scripting
13 81 (15.11%) C#
14 80 (14.93%) JIRA
15 78 (14.55%) Finance
16 74 (13.81%) Jenkins
17 63 (11.75%) ISEB
17 63 (11.75%) Manual Testing
18 62 (11.57%) Git (software)
19 61 (11.38%) Performance Testing
20 60 (11.19%) Open Source
21 52 (9.70%) Web Services
21 52 (9.70%) Integration Testing
22 51 (9.51%) ISTQB
22 51 (9.51%) Automated Testing
23 50 (9.33%) JavaScript
23 50 (9.33%) JSON
23 50 (9.33%) Security Cleared
24 49 (9.14%) HP UFT

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 14 (2.61%) JBoss
2 7 (1.31%) Apache
2 7 (1.31%) CMS
2 7 (1.31%) Confluence
2 7 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.75%) IIS
4 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.56%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.37%) WordPress
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) CICS
6 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (2.80%) Magento
2 6 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.56%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.56%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) FastStats
5 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.43%) Google Play
3 8 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.75%) PaaS
5 3 (0.56%) SaaS
6 2 (0.37%) GitHub
6 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Heroku
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.12%) HTTP
2 4 (0.75%) Internet
3 2 (0.37%) SAN
4 1 (0.19%) 3G
4 1 (0.19%) 4G
4 1 (0.19%) GPRS
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.92%) Big Data
2 21 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 19 (3.54%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.68%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.93%) VoltDB
7 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.56%) MySQL
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.37%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.37%) DB2
9 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.37%) Power BI
9 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 239 (44.59%) Selenium
2 128 (23.88%) Cucumber
3 98 (18.28%) WebDriver
4 80 (14.93%) JIRA
5 74 (13.81%) Jenkins
6 62 (11.57%) Git (software)
7 49 (9.14%) HP UFT
8 35 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 33 (6.16%) LoadRunner
10 32 (5.97%) Appium
10 32 (5.97%) JMeter
11 29 (5.41%) JUnit
11 29 (5.41%) SoapUI
11 29 (5.41%) SpecFlow
12 22 (4.10%) Subversion
13 17 (3.17%) Gatling
13 17 (3.17%) Maven
14 14 (2.61%) Robotium
14 14 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (2.43%) Mockito
General
1 78 (14.55%) Finance
2 46 (8.58%) Banking
3 21 (3.92%) Retail
4 15 (2.80%) Billing
4 15 (2.80%) Publishing
5 12 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.31%) Games
7 7 (1.31%) Marketing
7 7 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 139 (25.93%) Tester
2 137 (25.56%) Analyst
3 125 (23.32%) Test Analyst
4 93 (17.35%) Developer
5 89 (16.60%) Automation Tester
6 56 (10.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 56 (10.45%) Test Engineer
7 45 (8.40%) Test Manager
8 33 (6.16%) Java Developer
9 29 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (5.04%) Agile Developer
11 26 (4.85%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 24 (4.48%) QA Engineer
12 24 (4.48%) Selenium Tester
13 22 (4.10%) Agile Tester
13 22 (4.10%) Developer in Test
13 22 (4.10%) QA Analyst
13 22 (4.10%) Test Leader
14 21 (3.92%) Node.js Developer
15 20 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.70%) Web Services
2 50 (9.33%) JSON
3 45 (8.40%) HTML
3 45 (8.40%) XML
4 42 (7.84%) .NET
4 42 (7.84%) REST
5 35 (6.53%) SOAP
6 33 (6.16%) Gherkin
7 31 (5.78%) Node.js
8 30 (5.60%) AngularJS
8 30 (5.60%) CSS
9 21 (3.92%) RESTful
10 19 (3.54%) Sass
11 13 (2.43%) CSS3
11 13 (2.43%) HTML5
12 10 (1.87%) iOS SDK
13 9 (1.68%) Java EE
14 6 (1.12%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.12%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.73%) User Experience
3 15 (2.80%) Biometrics
3 15 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.05%) Smart Meter
5 8 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.56%) EPoS
7 3 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.56%) NHS
7 3 (0.56%) Social Media
8 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.37%) iPad
8 2 (0.37%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.84%) Linux
2 33 (6.16%) Unix
3 29 (5.41%) Android
4 23 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.17%) Windows
6 5 (0.93%) AIX
7 4 (0.75%) CentOS
8 2 (0.37%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (61.75%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (22.20%) BDD
3 114 (21.27%) Scrum
4 93 (17.35%) TDD
5 88 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
5 88 (16.42%) Test Automation
6 84 (15.67%) Test Scripting
7 63 (11.75%) Manual Testing
8 61 (11.38%) Performance Testing
9 60 (11.19%) Open Source
10 52 (9.70%) Integration Testing
11 51 (9.51%) Automated Testing
12 48 (8.96%) Functional Testing
12 48 (8.96%) Test Strategy
13 47 (8.77%) Regression Testing
14 46 (8.58%) E-Commerce
15 43 (8.02%) User Acceptance Testing
16 42 (7.84%) Software Testing
17 40 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
18 36 (6.72%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (25.75%) Java
2 133 (24.81%) SQL
3 81 (15.11%) C#
4 50 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 32 (5.97%) Ruby
6 26 (4.85%) PHP
7 23 (4.29%) Python
8 16 (2.99%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.80%) Scala
10 13 (2.43%) Perl
11 10 (1.87%) VB
11 10 (1.87%) VBScript
12 9 (1.68%) Groovy
13 7 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.93%) C
14 5 (0.93%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.37%) VBA
16 1 (0.19%) Clojure
16 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (11.75%) ISEB
2 51 (9.51%) ISTQB
3 50 (9.33%) Security Cleared
4 30 (5.60%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.17%) Degree
7 9 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) HND
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCSA
9 1 (0.19%) MCSE
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (28.17%) QA
2 11 (2.05%) SDET
3 5 (0.93%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.37%) SLA
5 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.54%) Docker
2 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (4.48%) Puppet
3 15 (2.80%) Ansible
4 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.93%) vRealize
5 4 (0.75%) Consul
5 4 (0.75%) Terraform
6 3 (0.56%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.56%) Nagios
7 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.37%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.19%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.19%) Kibana
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 38 (7.09%) Oracle
2 34 (6.34%) HP
2 34 (6.34%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.73%) VMware
4 19 (3.54%) Google
5 18 (3.36%) Atlassian
6 17 (3.17%) SAP
7 15 (2.80%) SOASTA, Inc
8 13 (2.43%) Facebook
8 13 (2.43%) Hortonworks
9 10 (1.87%) Optimizely
10 4 (0.75%) Telerik
10 4 (0.75%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.37%) ATG
11 2 (0.37%) CA
11 2 (0.37%) Informatica
11 2 (0.37%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.37%) Rally
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.37%) WorldPay
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