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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 389 357 377
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 199 230 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.62% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 193 99
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £328 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -
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
38668 37231 31680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.53% 75.49% 73.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24509 23298 19446
Average daily rate £425 £409 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1098 1049
Average hourly rate £28.50 £26.75 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% -15.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -41 89 £401 +7.00% 34
South East -14 47 £300 -11.11% 25
Yorkshire +4 20 £300 +4.34% 8
South West +3 13 £333 +1.52% 1
East of England +6 10 £388 +10.71% 2
East Midlands -7 8 £300 -25.00% 2
North West -11 7 £298 +8.18% 9
North East +8 4 £340 +41.66%
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (60.05%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (46.48%) Selenium
3 122 (30.65%) Java
4 100 (25.13%) Scrum
5 98 (24.62%) QA
6 95 (23.87%) Cucumber
7 88 (22.11%) SQL
8 81 (20.35%) Test Scripting
9 75 (18.84%) C#
10 69 (17.34%) Finance
10 69 (17.34%) BDD
11 61 (15.33%) TDD
12 59 (14.82%) .NET
13 58 (14.57%) WebDriver
14 54 (13.57%) JIRA
15 51 (12.81%) Test Automation
16 46 (11.56%) User Acceptance Testing
17 43 (10.80%) Manual Testing
17 43 (10.80%) JavaScript
18 42 (10.55%) Microsoft
18 42 (10.55%) QuickTest Pro
18 42 (10.55%) Automated Testing
19 41 (10.30%) Software Testing
19 41 (10.30%) ISEB
20 40 (10.05%) E-Commerce
21 38 (9.55%) Python
22 36 (9.05%) Regression Testing
22 36 (9.05%) SpecFlow
23 35 (8.79%) Web Services
24 34 (8.54%) Jenkins

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 8 (2.01%) Confluence
2 7 (1.76%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.26%) CMS
3 5 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (0.75%) JBoss
5 3 (0.75%) Joomla!
5 3 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.75%) Node.js
5 3 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (0.75%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.50%) Drupal
6 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.50%) Apache
6 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 12 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Summit
1 3 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.25%) BASE24
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.51%) SaaS
2 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.50%) Force.com
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.76%) HTTP
2 5 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.01%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) GSM
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.25%) DVB
5 1 (0.25%) SS7
5 1 (0.25%) GPRS
5 1 (0.25%) PSTN
5 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.25%) VLAN
5 1 (0.25%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.76%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.51%) MySQL
5 5 (1.26%) Big Data
5 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 185 (46.48%) Selenium
2 95 (23.87%) Cucumber
3 58 (14.57%) WebDriver
4 54 (13.57%) JIRA
5 42 (10.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 36 (9.05%) SpecFlow
7 34 (8.54%) Jenkins
8 27 (6.78%) Git (software)
9 22 (5.53%) SoapUI
10 20 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (5.03%) JUnit
11 18 (4.52%) Maven
12 16 (4.02%) Visual Studio
12 16 (4.02%) Calabash
13 13 (3.27%) LoadRunner
14 12 (3.02%) Spock
14 12 (3.02%) Subversion
15 11 (2.76%) TeamCity
16 9 (2.26%) JMeter
17 8 (2.01%) Hudson
General
1 69 (17.34%) Finance
2 28 (7.04%) Banking
3 21 (5.28%) Retail
4 11 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.51%) Electronics
6 8 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.01%) Automotive
6 8 (2.01%) Front Office
7 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.76%) Games
8 5 (1.26%) Advertising
8 5 (1.26%) Publishing
8 5 (1.26%) Back Office
9 4 (1.01%) Marketing
10 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (33.67%) Analyst
2 129 (32.41%) Tester
3 120 (30.15%) Test Analyst
4 69 (17.34%) Automation Tester
5 55 (13.82%) Test Engineer
6 52 (13.07%) Developer
7 35 (8.79%) Automation Analyst
8 34 (8.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 33 (8.29%) Automation Engineer
10 22 (5.53%) Software Tester
11 18 (4.52%) Software Engineer
12 17 (4.27%) QA Analyst
13 14 (3.52%) Agile Test Analyst
13 14 (3.52%) Agile Tester
13 14 (3.52%) Test Manager
13 14 (3.52%) QA Engineer
14 11 (2.76%) AWS Developer
15 10 (2.51%) Test Leader
15 10 (2.51%) Test Automation Engineer
15 10 (2.51%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.82%) .NET
2 35 (8.79%) Web Services
3 27 (6.78%) HTML
4 26 (6.53%) Gherkin
5 22 (5.53%) XML
6 18 (4.52%) SOAP
6 18 (4.52%) RESTful
7 17 (4.27%) CSS
7 17 (4.27%) Spring
8 15 (3.77%) AngularJS
9 14 (3.52%) REST
10 13 (3.27%) jQuery
11 12 (3.02%) WPF
11 12 (3.02%) JSON
12 10 (2.51%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (2.26%) Apache Camel
14 7 (1.76%) HTML5
15 6 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (1.51%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.78%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.27%) Derivative
2 13 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (3.27%) Open Source
3 12 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.26%) Linked Data
5 7 (1.76%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.26%) Equities
7 5 (1.26%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.01%) FMCG
8 4 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.01%) IPTV
8 4 (1.01%) STB
9 3 (0.75%) DTV
9 3 (0.75%) Replication
9 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.50%) iPad
10 2 (0.50%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.54%) Linux
2 22 (5.53%) Android
3 21 (5.28%) Apple iOS
4 17 (4.27%) Windows
5 8 (2.01%) UNIX
6 5 (1.26%) Solaris
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.25%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (60.05%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (25.13%) Scrum
3 81 (20.35%) Test Scripting
4 69 (17.34%) BDD
5 61 (15.33%) TDD
6 51 (12.81%) Test Automation
7 46 (11.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 43 (10.80%) Manual Testing
9 42 (10.55%) Automated Testing
10 41 (10.30%) Software Testing
11 40 (10.05%) E-Commerce
12 36 (9.05%) Regression Testing
13 32 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (7.54%) Waterfall
15 20 (5.03%) Test Strategy
16 19 (4.77%) Software Engineering
17 18 (4.52%) Performance Testing
18 16 (4.02%) Security Testing
18 16 (4.02%) Integration Testing
19 12 (3.02%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (30.65%) Java
2 88 (22.11%) SQL
3 75 (18.84%) C#
4 43 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 38 (9.55%) Python
6 29 (7.29%) Ruby
7 20 (5.03%) Groovy
8 18 (4.52%) C++
9 13 (3.27%) PHP
10 9 (2.26%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.76%) VC++
12 6 (1.51%) Scala
12 6 (1.51%) VBA
12 6 (1.51%) Perl
13 5 (1.26%) VBScript
13 5 (1.26%) VB
13 5 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (10.30%) ISEB
2 27 (6.78%) ISTQB
3 23 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 20 (5.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.03%) Degree
5 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (24.62%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.75%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.75%) MiFID
3 3 (0.75%) Basel III
3 3 (0.75%) EMIR
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (7.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.04%) Oracle
3 20 (5.03%) HP
4 11 (2.76%) Telerik
5 10 (2.51%) Google
6 9 (2.26%) hybris
7 6 (1.51%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.51%) SAP
8 5 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.75%) Infragistics
9 3 (0.75%) ATG
9 3 (0.75%) IBM
9 3 (0.75%) Perforce
10 2 (0.50%) Zend
10 2 (0.50%) Demandware
10 2 (0.50%) VMware
10 2 (0.50%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) Murex
11 1 (0.25%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.25%) Endeca
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £175 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candidate Source
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £31.44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum Long term ongoing projects - possibly high
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
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