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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
UK / England
Rank 313 369 407
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +38
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 281 231 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 156 134
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-6.92% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

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
34196 37462 36478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.46% 82.05% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22819 24555 24009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1090 988
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +16 114 £413 +3.12% 54
South East +23 38 £374 +1.01% 22
North East +3 32 £327 -41.95% 1
East of England +12 20 £313 -10.71% 8
South West +20 18 £318 -26.58% 12
North West +7 18 £425 +29.67% 12
East Midlands +17 15 £400 +46.11% 7
West Midlands -4 13 £225 -31.81% 6
Yorkshire 0 11 £275 -12.69% 11
Midlands - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 390 (64.14%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (61.18%) Selenium
3 228 (37.50%) Java
4 209 (34.38%) QA
5 205 (33.72%) Cucumber
6 188 (30.92%) Test Automation
7 170 (27.96%) TDD
7 170 (27.96%) Scrum
8 168 (27.63%) Jenkins
9 166 (27.30%) BDD
10 159 (26.15%) Test Scripting
11 154 (25.33%) WebDriver
12 121 (19.90%) Automated Testing
13 105 (17.27%) C#
14 102 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (15.46%) Performance Testing
16 89 (14.64%) JUnit
17 84 (13.82%) SQL
18 82 (13.49%) JavaScript
19 81 (13.32%) Finance
19 81 (13.32%) Manual Testing
20 80 (13.16%) Regression Testing
21 79 (12.99%) Python
22 77 (12.66%) JIRA
23 75 (12.34%) Scala
24 73 (12.01%) Gherkin
25 72 (11.84%) Kanban
25 72 (11.84%) User Stories
26 71 (11.68%) Linux
27 69 (11.35%) Defect Tracking

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 30 (4.93%) Confluence
1 30 (4.93%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.81%) Apache
3 6 (0.99%) Apache Solr
3 6 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.82%) JBoss
4 5 (0.82%) nginx
5 4 (0.66%) CMS
5 4 (0.66%) Drupal
5 4 (0.66%) Moodle
5 4 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.49%) Jetty
6 3 (0.49%) WordPress
7 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.81%) Magento
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) FastStats
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.33%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.33%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.33%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.13%) GitHub
3 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.82%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.66%) Datadog
6 4 (0.66%) Heroku
7 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.49%) Internet
2 2 (0.33%) LDAP
2 2 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.16%) 3G
3 1 (0.16%) 4G
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) DHCP
3 1 (0.16%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) GPRS
3 1 (0.16%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) IPv4
3 1 (0.16%) IPv6
3 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.16%) VPN
3 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (2.96%) NoSQL
3 13 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.66%) Big Data
9 4 (0.66%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.49%) Redis
11 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.33%) DataStage
11 2 (0.33%) MySQL
12 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 372 (61.18%) Selenium
2 205 (33.72%) Cucumber
3 168 (27.63%) Jenkins
4 154 (25.33%) WebDriver
5 89 (14.64%) JUnit
6 77 (12.66%) JIRA
7 61 (10.03%) Git (software)
7 61 (10.03%) SoapUI
8 52 (8.55%) RSpec
9 51 (8.39%) HP UFT
10 49 (8.06%) JMeter
11 42 (6.91%) Maven
11 42 (6.91%) SpecFlow
12 40 (6.58%) JBehave
13 39 (6.41%) Appium
14 26 (4.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 26 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (3.29%) Hudson
15 20 (3.29%) NUnit
15 20 (3.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (13.32%) Finance
2 45 (7.40%) Games
3 40 (6.58%) Banking
4 22 (3.62%) Retail
5 19 (3.13%) Publishing
6 10 (1.64%) Back Office
6 10 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.15%) Marketing
8 5 (0.82%) Advertising
8 5 (0.82%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Billing
9 2 (0.33%) Front Office
9 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 200 (32.89%) Tester
2 151 (24.84%) Automation Tester
3 125 (20.56%) Analyst
4 118 (19.41%) Test Analyst
5 111 (18.26%) Test Engineer
6 109 (17.93%) Developer
7 62 (10.20%) Automation Test Analyst
8 58 (9.54%) Selenium Tester
9 57 (9.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 56 (9.21%) QA Engineer
11 44 (7.24%) QA Test Engineer
12 40 (6.58%) Quality Engineer
13 38 (6.25%) Developer in Test
14 37 (6.09%) Java Developer
14 37 (6.09%) Test Automation Engineer
15 35 (5.76%) Java Automation Tester
16 30 (4.93%) QA Tester
17 29 (4.77%) Test Automation Developer
17 29 (4.77%) Test Manager
18 24 (3.95%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.01%) Gherkin
2 63 (10.36%) JSON
3 62 (10.20%) HTML
4 56 (9.21%) Web Services
5 50 (8.22%) .NET
6 49 (8.06%) RESTful
7 41 (6.74%) CSS
8 40 (6.58%) Node.js
8 40 (6.58%) XML
9 39 (6.41%) HTML5
9 39 (6.41%) REST
9 39 (6.41%) Spring
10 37 (6.09%) AngularJS
11 26 (4.28%) SOAP
12 25 (4.11%) Sass
13 22 (3.62%) jQuery
14 18 (2.96%) CSS3
15 12 (1.97%) Hibernate
16 10 (1.64%) Ajax
17 8 (1.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 17 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.48%) User Experience
4 8 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.82%) Data Integration
6 5 (0.82%) Fintech
7 4 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.66%) Replication
7 4 (0.66%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.49%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.49%) IVR
8 3 (0.49%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.33%) Derivative
9 2 (0.33%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 71 (11.68%) Linux
2 30 (4.93%) Unix
3 22 (3.62%) Windows
4 19 (3.13%) Android
5 17 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (64.14%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (30.92%) Test Automation
3 170 (27.96%) Scrum
3 170 (27.96%) TDD
4 166 (27.30%) BDD
5 159 (26.15%) Test Scripting
6 121 (19.90%) Automated Testing
7 102 (16.78%) Continuous Integration
8 94 (15.46%) Performance Testing
9 81 (13.32%) Manual Testing
10 80 (13.16%) Regression Testing
11 72 (11.84%) Kanban
11 72 (11.84%) User Stories
12 69 (11.35%) Defect Tracking
13 65 (10.69%) Open Source
14 62 (10.20%) Functional Testing
15 60 (9.87%) Software Testing
16 52 (8.55%) Web Testing
17 50 (8.22%) Non-Functional Testing
17 50 (8.22%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 228 (37.50%) Java
2 105 (17.27%) C#
3 84 (13.82%) SQL
4 82 (13.49%) JavaScript
5 79 (12.99%) Python
6 75 (12.34%) Scala
7 47 (7.73%) Ruby
8 26 (4.28%) PHP
9 22 (3.62%) Perl
10 21 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.80%) Groovy
12 14 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.30%) C
12 14 (2.30%) VBScript
13 12 (1.97%) C++
14 8 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.15%) VB
16 6 (0.99%) ES6
17 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
18 4 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (5.76%) ISTQB
2 33 (5.43%) ISEB
3 32 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 18 (2.96%) Degree
5 17 (2.80%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.16%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMP
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (34.38%) QA
2 34 (5.59%) WCAG
3 30 (4.93%) SDET
4 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.33%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.33%) SLA
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
System Software
1 11 (1.81%) Docker
2 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Gluster
3 1 (0.16%) vCloud
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.97%) Puppet
3 9 (1.48%) Ansible
4 6 (0.99%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.66%) Graphite
5 4 (0.66%) Packer
6 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (5.59%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.93%) Atlassian
3 29 (4.77%) Oracle
4 28 (4.61%) HP
5 17 (2.80%) VMware
6 12 (1.97%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.81%) IBM
8 6 (0.99%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.82%) Splunk
10 4 (0.66%) Apigee
10 4 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.66%) Google
10 4 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.66%) SAP
10 4 (0.66%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.66%) Software AG
11 3 (0.49%) Facebook
11 3 (0.49%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.33%) Calypso
12 2 (0.33%) Twitter
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £200 - £245 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago