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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
UK / England
Rank 308 354 396
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +42
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 289 262 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.67% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 186 148
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
34885 38997 37464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.80% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23333 25843 24000
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 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 1059 1018
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 +27 118 £413 - 54
South East +6 39 £295 -28.91% 28
North East +8 33 £300 -4.76% 3
South West +2 24 £450 +4.04% 11
East of England +7 19 £310 -17.33% 11
Yorkshire +14 15 £338 +7.14% 17
West Midlands +8 14 £271 -12.50% 14
East Midlands +5 14 £400 +50.94% 10
North West +17 11 £331 -2.57% 13
Midlands - 1 £350 -
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 393 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (60.46%) Selenium
3 238 (38.89%) Java
4 217 (35.46%) QA
5 205 (33.50%) Cucumber
6 188 (30.72%) Test Automation
7 178 (29.08%) BDD
8 164 (26.80%) Jenkins
9 163 (26.63%) Test Scripting
10 158 (25.82%) WebDriver
11 155 (25.33%) Scrum
12 151 (24.67%) TDD
13 136 (22.22%) Automated Testing
14 106 (17.32%) C#
15 97 (15.85%) Finance
16 95 (15.52%) SQL
17 93 (15.20%) JUnit
17 93 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
18 90 (14.71%) JIRA
19 87 (14.22%) Gherkin
20 86 (14.05%) Manual Testing
20 86 (14.05%) Python
20 86 (14.05%) Regression Testing
21 83 (13.56%) Performance Testing
22 82 (13.40%) Scala
23 76 (12.42%) Software Testing
24 75 (12.25%) User Stories
25 73 (11.93%) Kanban
26 70 (11.44%) SoapUI
26 70 (11.44%) JavaScript

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 40 (6.54%) Confluence
2 31 (5.07%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.14%) Apache
3 7 (1.14%) CMS
4 4 (0.65%) Drupal
4 4 (0.65%) JBoss
4 4 (0.65%) Moodle
4 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.49%) nginx
6 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.33%) Jetty
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.82%) FastStats
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.33%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.33%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.33%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.76%) GitHub
2 14 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.82%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.65%) Datadog
5 4 (0.65%) Heroku
6 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.33%) Google Tag Manager
7 2 (0.33%) PaaS
7 2 (0.33%) SaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.65%) 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%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) GPRS
3 1 (0.16%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.16%) VPN
3 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.61%) RDBMS
5 12 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.65%) Redis
10 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.49%) Big Data
11 3 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.33%) DataStage
12 2 (0.33%) DB2
12 2 (0.33%) MySQL
12 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 370 (60.46%) Selenium
2 205 (33.50%) Cucumber
3 164 (26.80%) Jenkins
4 158 (25.82%) WebDriver
5 93 (15.20%) JUnit
6 90 (14.71%) JIRA
7 70 (11.44%) SoapUI
8 57 (9.31%) RSpec
9 54 (8.82%) Git (software)
10 51 (8.33%) HP UFT
11 50 (8.17%) JBehave
12 44 (7.19%) Maven
13 42 (6.86%) SpecFlow
14 35 (5.72%) Appium
15 32 (5.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (5.23%) JMeter
15 32 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (4.25%) TeamCity
17 22 (3.59%) NUnit
18 20 (3.27%) Mocha
General
1 97 (15.85%) Finance
2 49 (8.01%) Banking
3 38 (6.21%) Games
4 19 (3.10%) Retail
5 12 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.63%) Back Office
7 9 (1.47%) Publishing
8 7 (1.14%) Marketing
9 5 (0.82%) Front Office
9 5 (0.82%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.65%) Advertising
11 3 (0.49%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 220 (35.95%) Tester
2 154 (25.16%) Automation Tester
3 128 (20.92%) Analyst
4 121 (19.77%) Test Analyst
5 102 (16.67%) Developer
6 95 (15.52%) Test Engineer
7 64 (10.46%) Automation Test Analyst
8 61 (9.97%) Selenium Tester
9 60 (9.80%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 58 (9.48%) QA Engineer
11 39 (6.37%) QA Test Engineer
12 34 (5.56%) Quality Engineer
12 34 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
13 33 (5.39%) Developer in Test
13 33 (5.39%) Java Automation Tester
13 33 (5.39%) Java Developer
14 32 (5.23%) QA Tester
14 32 (5.23%) Test Manager
15 30 (4.90%) Agile Tester
16 29 (4.74%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (14.22%) Gherkin
2 60 (9.80%) RESTful
3 58 (9.48%) .NET
4 50 (8.17%) HTML
4 50 (8.17%) Web Services
5 48 (7.84%) JSON
6 41 (6.70%) REST
6 41 (6.70%) Spring
7 36 (5.88%) HTML5
8 34 (5.56%) CSS
9 33 (5.39%) XML
10 29 (4.74%) Node.js
11 25 (4.08%) AngularJS
12 24 (3.92%) SOAP
13 21 (3.43%) jQuery
14 17 (2.78%) Hibernate
15 16 (2.61%) Sass
16 11 (1.80%) Redux
17 10 (1.63%) CSS3
17 10 (1.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.58%) Mobile App
2 17 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (1.96%) User Experience
4 11 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 11 (1.80%) Smartphone
5 9 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 8 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.98%) Fintech
7 6 (0.98%) NHS
8 5 (0.82%) Replication
9 4 (0.65%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.49%) Equities
10 3 (0.49%) iPad
10 3 (0.49%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.33%) Derivative
11 2 (0.33%) IVR
11 2 (0.33%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.33%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.29%) Linux
2 32 (5.23%) Unix
3 19 (3.10%) Windows
4 18 (2.94%) Android
5 17 (2.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.16%) CentOS
7 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (30.72%) Test Automation
3 178 (29.08%) BDD
4 163 (26.63%) Test Scripting
5 155 (25.33%) Scrum
6 151 (24.67%) TDD
7 136 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 93 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (14.05%) Manual Testing
9 86 (14.05%) Regression Testing
10 83 (13.56%) Performance Testing
11 76 (12.42%) Software Testing
12 75 (12.25%) User Stories
13 73 (11.93%) Kanban
14 69 (11.27%) Functional Testing
15 66 (10.78%) API Testing
16 65 (10.62%) Defect Tracking
17 64 (10.46%) Test Strategy
18 54 (8.82%) Open Source
18 54 (8.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 238 (38.89%) Java
2 106 (17.32%) C#
3 95 (15.52%) SQL
4 86 (14.05%) Python
5 82 (13.40%) Scala
6 70 (11.44%) JavaScript
7 59 (9.64%) Ruby
8 26 (4.25%) Perl
9 22 (3.59%) Groovy
10 19 (3.10%) Shell Script
11 12 (1.96%) C
11 12 (1.96%) VBScript
12 11 (1.80%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.80%) C++
12 11 (1.80%) ES6
13 10 (1.63%) PHP
14 7 (1.14%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (6.05%) ISEB
1 37 (6.05%) ISTQB
2 31 (5.07%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.94%) Degree
4 16 (2.61%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (35.46%) QA
2 31 (5.07%) SDET
2 31 (5.07%) WCAG
3 8 (1.31%) 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 17 (2.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) Gluster
2 1 (0.16%) vCloud
2 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.96%) Puppet
3 10 (1.63%) Ansible
4 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (0.65%) Graphite
6 4 (0.65%) Packer
7 1 (0.16%) Grafana
7 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.16%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) StatsD
Vendors
1 40 (6.54%) Atlassian
2 38 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.56%) Oracle
4 26 (4.25%) HP
5 11 (1.80%) VMware
6 10 (1.63%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.31%) Google
7 8 (1.31%) IBM
8 7 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.98%) Splunk
10 5 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.82%) Sybase
11 4 (0.65%) Apigee
11 4 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.65%) Software AG
12 3 (0.49%) Apple
12 3 (0.49%) SAP
12 3 (0.49%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.33%) Avaya
13 2 (0.33%) Informatica
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Stott & May
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Hereford
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 25 days ago