The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 360 374 447
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +73
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 241 129 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 89 89
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Automation Testing
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +39 138 £400 +6.66% 43
South East -9 43 £328 +19.09% 9
East of England -14 16 £350 +2.48% 4
South West -10 13 £328 -18.12% 7
North East -17 10 £350 +29.62%
East Midlands -1 9 £363 +11.53% 5
Yorkshire -17 6 £288 - 8
North West -13 5 £275 -6.38% 4
West Midlands -15 1 £313 -30.55% 2
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 245 (58.19%) Selenium
2 172 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (40.38%) QA
4 124 (29.45%) C#
5 121 (28.74%) WebDriver
6 117 (27.79%) Java
7 115 (27.32%) Test Automation
8 109 (25.89%) TDD
9 106 (25.18%) Cucumber
10 102 (24.23%) BDD
11 100 (23.75%) Test Scripting
12 96 (22.80%) Scrum
13 86 (20.43%) Finance
14 74 (17.58%) SQL
15 71 (16.86%) Microsoft
16 70 (16.63%) .NET
17 59 (14.01%) Automated Testing
18 57 (13.54%) Web Services
19 56 (13.30%) Ruby
20 54 (12.83%) FitNesse
21 53 (12.59%) Visual Studio
22 50 (11.88%) E-Commerce
23 49 (11.64%) ISEB
24 48 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
25 47 (11.16%) SOAP
26 45 (10.69%) Manual Testing
27 44 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
28 40 (9.50%) QuickTest Pro
29 39 (9.26%) Jenkins
30 37 (8.79%) Python

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (4.28%) CMS
2 9 (2.14%) Alfresco
3 6 (1.43%) Confluence
3 6 (1.43%) Apache
4 5 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.48%) Node.js
6 2 (0.48%) SAS
6 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 18 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.71%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.48%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Heroku
2 1 (0.24%) Engine Yard
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.19%) Ethernet
2 5 (1.19%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) 2G
3 3 (0.71%) SSL
3 3 (0.71%) 3G
3 3 (0.71%) 4G
4 2 (0.48%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.14%) MySQL
3 7 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.66%) Big Data
3 7 (1.66%) SSDT
4 6 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.95%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.71%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.48%) SQLite
8 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.24%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 245 (58.19%) Selenium
2 121 (28.74%) WebDriver
3 106 (25.18%) Cucumber
4 54 (12.83%) FitNesse
5 53 (12.59%) Visual Studio
6 48 (11.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (9.50%) QuickTest Pro
8 39 (9.26%) Jenkins
9 33 (7.84%) SpecFlow
10 26 (6.18%) Maven
10 26 (6.18%) SoapUI
11 25 (5.94%) JIRA
11 25 (5.94%) Git (software)
12 24 (5.70%) JMeter
12 24 (5.70%) JUnit
13 22 (5.23%) JBehave
14 19 (4.51%) Calabash
15 17 (4.04%) TeamCity
16 13 (3.09%) eggPlant
17 12 (2.85%) RSpec
General
1 86 (20.43%) Finance
2 33 (7.84%) Banking
3 18 (4.28%) Retail
4 13 (3.09%) Publishing
5 9 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.43%) Front Office
7 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.19%) Marketing
8 3 (0.71%) Military
8 3 (0.71%) Games
8 3 (0.71%) Billing
9 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Back Office
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (33.02%) Analyst
2 105 (24.94%) Test Analyst
3 95 (22.57%) Tester
4 69 (16.39%) Developer
5 57 (13.54%) Automation Tester
6 55 (13.06%) Test Engineer
7 47 (11.16%) QA Analyst
8 33 (7.84%) QA Engineer
9 31 (7.36%) Automation Engineer
10 25 (5.94%) QA Tester
11 20 (4.75%) Test Leader
12 18 (4.28%) Automation Analyst
12 18 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
13 17 (4.04%) Consultant
14 16 (3.80%) Test Manager
15 14 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
15 14 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
16 13 (3.09%) Test Consultant
17 12 (2.85%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.63%) .NET
2 57 (13.54%) Web Services
3 47 (11.16%) SOAP
4 35 (8.31%) XML
5 25 (5.94%) REST
6 20 (4.75%) RESTful
6 20 (4.75%) HTML
7 18 (4.28%) ASP.NET
8 17 (4.04%) .NET Framework
8 17 (4.04%) JSON
9 13 (3.09%) CSS
9 13 (3.09%) WCF
9 13 (3.09%) HTML5
10 11 (2.61%) Ajax
10 11 (2.61%) jQuery
10 11 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (2.38%) LINQ
12 9 (2.14%) Gherkin
12 9 (2.14%) CSS3
12 9 (2.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.89%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.23%) Open Source
3 15 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.61%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.14%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (1.43%) iPhone
7 5 (1.19%) Equities
7 5 (1.19%) Derivative
7 5 (1.19%) iPad
8 4 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.95%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.71%) Handset
9 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.71%) Social Network
9 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.48%) TRADACOMS
10 2 (0.48%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.24%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.84%) Windows
2 27 (6.41%) Linux
3 24 (5.70%) Android
4 19 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.85%) UNIX
6 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.19%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.95%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.71%) Solaris
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (27.32%) Test Automation
3 109 (25.89%) TDD
4 102 (24.23%) BDD
5 100 (23.75%) Test Scripting
6 96 (22.80%) Scrum
7 59 (14.01%) Automated Testing
8 50 (11.88%) E-Commerce
9 45 (10.69%) Manual Testing
10 44 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (8.55%) Software Testing
12 29 (6.89%) Performance Testing
13 27 (6.41%) Test Strategy
14 24 (5.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (5.46%) Test Management
16 20 (4.75%) User Stories
17 19 (4.51%) Content Management
18 17 (4.04%) Regression Testing
19 16 (3.80%) Integration Testing
19 16 (3.80%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (29.45%) C#
2 117 (27.79%) Java
3 74 (17.58%) SQL
4 56 (13.30%) Ruby
5 37 (8.79%) Python
6 26 (6.18%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.61%) C++
7 11 (2.61%) Perl
7 11 (2.61%) VBScript
8 10 (2.38%) C
9 9 (2.14%) PHP
9 9 (2.14%) VB
9 9 (2.14%) Groovy
10 8 (1.90%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.43%) XQuery
11 6 (1.43%) XPath
12 5 (1.19%) Scala
13 4 (0.95%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.71%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 49 (11.64%) ISEB
2 32 (7.60%) ISTQB
3 18 (4.28%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.61%) Degree
6 3 (0.71%) MBA
6 3 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (40.38%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Basel III
2 1 (0.24%) EMIR
2 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 25 (5.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.48%) Puppet
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 71 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.55%) Oracle
3 15 (3.56%) HP
4 8 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.66%) Siebel
5 7 (1.66%) SAP
5 7 (1.66%) Red Gate
6 4 (0.95%) Coverity
6 4 (0.95%) Sun
6 4 (0.95%) VMware
7 3 (0.71%) Informatica
7 3 (0.71%) IBM
7 3 (0.71%) Apple
7 3 (0.71%) Green Hat
8 2 (0.48%) hybris
9 1 (0.24%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Google
9 1 (0.24%) Sybase
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe
9 1 (0.24%) MicroStrategy
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