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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 388 417 354
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -63
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 252 196 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 148 178
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £106.75 £37.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.66% +20.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+184.66% -
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
40456 39044 37496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.11% 79.32% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27087 25129 24044
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 906 1122 1153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Automation Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 May 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 +64 140 £425 -5.55% 47
South East -13 39 £425 +41.66% 18
North West -18 19 £350 - 11
South West -2 16 £288 -17.85% 3
East of England +6 11 £375 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire -12 10 £314 -3.46% 18
West Midlands - 10 £310 - 3
East Midlands +13 4 £313 - 3
North East -45 2 £335 -1.47%
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 322 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (45.71%) Selenium
3 145 (27.62%) QA
4 143 (27.24%) Cucumber
5 131 (24.95%) Java
6 129 (24.57%) BDD
7 118 (22.48%) SQL
8 114 (21.71%) Scrum
9 105 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 96 (18.29%) Test Automation
11 91 (17.33%) Test Scripting
12 86 (16.38%) JIRA
13 84 (16.00%) C#
14 83 (15.81%) Finance
15 80 (15.24%) TDD
16 73 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
17 71 (13.52%) Performance Testing
17 71 (13.52%) ISEB
18 69 (13.14%) Manual Testing
19 64 (12.19%) Jenkins
20 60 (11.43%) ISTQB
21 57 (10.86%) HP UFT
22 56 (10.67%) Automated Testing
23 54 (10.29%) JavaScript
23 54 (10.29%) Web Services
23 54 (10.29%) Test Strategy
24 51 (9.71%) Functional Testing
25 49 (9.33%) Git (software)
25 49 (9.33%) Banking
26 48 (9.14%) HP Quality Center

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 28 (5.33%) Node.js
2 10 (1.90%) JBoss
3 9 (1.71%) Confluence
4 8 (1.52%) Apache
5 7 (1.33%) CMS
6 6 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) IIS
8 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.57%) WordPress
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
9 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (3.05%) Magento
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) FastStats
5 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.33%) GitHub
3 6 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.76%) IaaS
5 3 (0.57%) PaaS
5 3 (0.57%) SaaS
6 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.38%) Google Play
6 2 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Heroku
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.95%) HTTP
2 4 (0.76%) Internet
3 2 (0.38%) 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%) SNMP
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.24%) Big Data
2 17 (3.24%) Hadoop
3 14 (2.67%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.95%) MySQL
7 4 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.57%) VoltDB
9 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.19%) DB2
10 1 (0.19%) GIS
10 1 (0.19%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 240 (45.71%) Selenium
2 143 (27.24%) Cucumber
3 105 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 86 (16.38%) JIRA
5 64 (12.19%) Jenkins
6 57 (10.86%) HP UFT
7 49 (9.33%) Git (software)
8 39 (7.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (6.10%) LoadRunner
10 31 (5.90%) JMeter
11 30 (5.71%) SpecFlow
12 26 (4.95%) SoapUI
13 21 (4.00%) Subversion
14 20 (3.81%) Appium
14 20 (3.81%) JUnit
15 17 (3.24%) Gatling
15 17 (3.24%) Maven
16 15 (2.86%) Capybara
17 13 (2.48%) Sonatype Nexus
18 12 (2.29%) NUnit
General
1 83 (15.81%) Finance
2 49 (9.33%) Banking
3 20 (3.81%) Retail
4 15 (2.86%) Billing
5 11 (2.10%) Publishing
5 11 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.52%) Games
8 6 (1.14%) Marketing
9 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 152 (28.95%) Analyst
2 141 (26.86%) Test Analyst
3 136 (25.90%) Tester
4 85 (16.19%) Automation Tester
5 71 (13.52%) Developer
6 69 (13.14%) Automation Test Analyst
7 61 (11.62%) Test Engineer
8 45 (8.57%) Test Manager
9 35 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (5.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 26 (4.95%) Java Developer
12 25 (4.76%) Agile Tester
12 25 (4.76%) QA Analyst
13 24 (4.57%) QA Engineer
13 24 (4.57%) Selenium Tester
14 23 (4.38%) Test Leader
15 20 (3.81%) Developer in Test
16 18 (3.43%) Selenium Automation Tester
17 17 (3.24%) Agile Test Analyst
17 17 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.29%) Web Services
2 42 (8.00%) HTML
2 42 (8.00%) XML
3 39 (7.43%) .NET
4 34 (6.48%) JSON
5 33 (6.29%) Gherkin
6 32 (6.10%) SOAP
7 30 (5.71%) REST
8 26 (4.95%) CSS
9 24 (4.57%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.86%) HTML5
11 14 (2.67%) Sass
12 11 (2.10%) RESTful
13 9 (1.71%) CSS3
14 6 (1.14%) .NET Framework
14 6 (1.14%) Java EE
14 6 (1.14%) React
14 6 (1.14%) WPF
15 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.95%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.81%) User Experience
3 18 (3.43%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.29%) Biometrics
4 12 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.10%) Smart Meter
6 4 (0.76%) EPoS
6 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (0.76%) NHS
7 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.57%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.57%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.57%) Derivative
7 3 (0.57%) IPTV
7 3 (0.57%) IVR
7 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.57%) Smartcard
7 3 (0.57%) Social Media
7 3 (0.57%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.00%) Linux
2 31 (5.90%) Unix
3 17 (3.24%) Windows
4 16 (3.05%) Android
5 14 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.95%) AIX
7 4 (0.76%) CentOS
8 2 (0.38%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (24.57%) BDD
3 114 (21.71%) Scrum
4 96 (18.29%) Test Automation
5 91 (17.33%) Test Scripting
6 80 (15.24%) TDD
7 73 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (13.52%) Performance Testing
9 69 (13.14%) Manual Testing
10 56 (10.67%) Automated Testing
11 54 (10.29%) Test Strategy
12 51 (9.71%) Functional Testing
13 45 (8.57%) E-Commerce
14 44 (8.38%) Regression Testing
15 42 (8.00%) Integration Testing
15 42 (8.00%) Software Testing
16 41 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
17 40 (7.62%) Non-Functional Testing
17 40 (7.62%) Test Management
18 39 (7.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 131 (24.95%) Java
2 118 (22.48%) SQL
3 84 (16.00%) C#
4 54 (10.29%) JavaScript
5 38 (7.24%) Ruby
6 23 (4.38%) PHP
7 20 (3.81%) Python
8 14 (2.67%) Perl
8 14 (2.67%) PL/SQL
9 13 (2.48%) Scala
10 10 (1.90%) Groovy
11 8 (1.52%) VB
12 7 (1.33%) C
12 7 (1.33%) VBScript
13 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (13.52%) ISEB
2 60 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 43 (8.19%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.95%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (3.43%) Degree
7 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) MCSA
10 1 (0.19%) MCSE
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (27.62%) QA
2 8 (1.52%) SDET
3 7 (1.33%) ISO 14001
3 7 (1.33%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.76%) WCAG
5 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.19%) EMIR
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (4.19%) Docker
2 2 (0.38%) KVM
2 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (9.14%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (4.38%) Puppet
3 13 (2.48%) Ansible
4 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.95%) vRealize
6 4 (0.76%) Capistrano
6 4 (0.76%) Nagios
6 4 (0.76%) Terraform
7 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.38%) 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 (7.24%) HP
2 36 (6.86%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.67%) Oracle
4 19 (3.62%) VMware
5 15 (2.86%) SOASTA, Inc
6 13 (2.48%) Atlassian
6 13 (2.48%) Hortonworks
6 13 (2.48%) SAP
7 8 (1.52%) Google
8 7 (1.33%) Telerik
9 4 (0.76%) ATG
10 3 (0.57%) Rally
11 2 (0.38%) CA
11 2 (0.38%) Facebook
11 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.38%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.19%) Apple
12 1 (0.19%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
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