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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 386 385 392
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 205 176 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.50% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 133 111
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
- +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £22.50
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
37787 35117 32794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.61% 74.20% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25121 22069 19640
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1075 1388
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
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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 +1 110 £375 -4.76% 16
South East -14 35 £309 -8.51% 4
South West -11 24 £325 +16.59% 3
East of England +7 13 £350 -15.15% 6
North West -7 10 £275 -10.93% 6
Yorkshire -11 10 £250 -9.09% 7
West Midlands -6 3 £310 +37.77% 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 219 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (51.92%) Selenium
3 161 (38.70%) Java
4 117 (28.13%) QA
5 98 (23.56%) Cucumber
6 96 (23.08%) SQL
7 95 (22.84%) Scrum
8 86 (20.67%) WebDriver
9 82 (19.71%) Test Scripting
10 77 (18.51%) Test Automation
11 76 (18.27%) BDD
12 75 (18.03%) C#
13 71 (17.07%) TDD
14 68 (16.35%) Finance
15 51 (12.26%) Automated Testing
16 50 (12.02%) .NET
16 50 (12.02%) Microsoft
17 48 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
18 46 (11.06%) Ruby
18 46 (11.06%) JIRA
19 45 (10.82%) Manual Testing
20 44 (10.58%) ISEB
21 43 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
21 43 (10.34%) Jenkins
22 41 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
22 41 (9.86%) Android
23 39 (9.38%) Python
23 39 (9.38%) Visual Studio
24 38 (9.13%) E-Commerce

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (1.20%) Confluence
3 4 (0.96%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.96%) Drupal
4 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.72%) CMS
4 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.48%) uiautomator
5 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.48%) Node.js
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.24%) Apache
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 23 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
4 1 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.24%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.68%) SaaS
2 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.96%) IaaS
3 4 (0.96%) Force.com
4 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.20%) Internet
2 3 (0.72%) HTTP
3 2 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.24%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.24%) GPRS
4 1 (0.24%) GSM
4 1 (0.24%) Firewall
4 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.44%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.20%) MySQL
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.72%) Big Data
7 3 (0.72%) SSDT
8 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 216 (51.92%) Selenium
2 98 (23.56%) Cucumber
3 86 (20.67%) WebDriver
4 48 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
5 46 (11.06%) JIRA
6 43 (10.34%) Jenkins
7 41 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (9.38%) Visual Studio
9 28 (6.73%) TeamCity
10 26 (6.25%) Calabash
11 25 (6.01%) SpecFlow
11 25 (6.01%) Git (software)
12 22 (5.29%) JUnit
12 22 (5.29%) SoapUI
13 16 (3.85%) FitNesse
14 14 (3.37%) Maven
14 14 (3.37%) Hudson
14 14 (3.37%) Appium
15 12 (2.88%) WATIR
15 12 (2.88%) Artifactory
General
1 68 (16.35%) Finance
2 16 (3.85%) Banking
3 10 (2.40%) Electronics
4 9 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.16%) Retail
5 7 (1.68%) Automotive
5 7 (1.68%) Games
6 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Front Office
8 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (32.93%) Tester
2 129 (31.01%) Analyst
3 118 (28.37%) Test Analyst
4 87 (20.91%) Automation Tester
5 45 (10.82%) Developer
6 43 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 43 (10.34%) Automation Analyst
7 40 (9.62%) Automation Test Analyst
8 24 (5.77%) Automation Engineer
9 19 (4.57%) QA Analyst
10 15 (3.61%) Configuration Manager
10 15 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 15 (3.61%) Test Manager
11 13 (3.13%) QA Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) QA Tester
12 12 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.64%) Selenium Tester
13 11 (2.64%) Agile Test Analyst
13 11 (2.64%) Software Tester
14 10 (2.40%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.02%) .NET
2 33 (7.93%) Web Services
3 23 (5.53%) XML
4 18 (4.33%) REST
5 17 (4.09%) SOAP
6 13 (3.13%) JSON
6 13 (3.13%) Middleware
7 12 (2.88%) HTML
8 9 (2.16%) Spring
9 7 (1.68%) RESTful
9 7 (1.68%) Gherkin
9 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.44%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (1.20%) CSS
12 4 (0.96%) Spring MVC
12 4 (0.96%) WCF
12 4 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 4 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.53%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.85%) Open Source
3 10 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.16%) iPad
5 8 (1.92%) Derivative
6 7 (1.68%) iPhone
7 6 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.72%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.72%) User Experience
10 3 (0.72%) DTV
10 3 (0.72%) STB
10 3 (0.72%) Streaming Media
10 3 (0.72%) IPTV
10 3 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.86%) Android
2 36 (8.65%) Apple iOS
3 29 (6.97%) Linux
4 24 (5.77%) UNIX
5 20 (4.81%) Windows
6 5 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) webOS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (52.64%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (22.84%) Scrum
3 82 (19.71%) Test Scripting
4 77 (18.51%) Test Automation
5 76 (18.27%) BDD
6 71 (17.07%) TDD
7 51 (12.26%) Automated Testing
8 45 (10.82%) Manual Testing
9 41 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (9.13%) E-Commerce
10 38 (9.13%) Software Testing
10 38 (9.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (5.29%) OO
11 22 (5.29%) Performance Testing
12 21 (5.05%) Security Testing
13 20 (4.81%) Software Engineering
14 19 (4.57%) Waterfall
15 18 (4.33%) Regression Testing
16 17 (4.09%) Integration Testing
16 17 (4.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 161 (38.70%) Java
2 96 (23.08%) SQL
3 75 (18.03%) C#
4 46 (11.06%) Ruby
5 39 (9.38%) Python
6 33 (7.93%) JavaScript
7 18 (4.33%) Groovy
7 18 (4.33%) PHP
8 12 (2.88%) C++
8 12 (2.88%) VB
9 7 (1.68%) VBScript
9 7 (1.68%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.44%) Perl
10 6 (1.44%) Scala
11 5 (1.20%) C
11 5 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.72%) Delphi
12 3 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (10.58%) ISEB
2 27 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.01%) ISTQB
4 21 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.85%) Degree
6 11 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (28.13%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) KVM
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.48%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 50 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 23 (5.53%) HP
3 22 (5.29%) Oracle
4 11 (2.64%) Perforce
5 10 (2.40%) Google
6 9 (2.16%) SAP
7 5 (1.20%) Red Gate
7 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.20%) Telerik
8 4 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.72%) Apple
9 3 (0.72%) ATG
10 2 (0.48%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.48%) Sybase
10 2 (0.48%) IBM
10 2 (0.48%) Sun
10 2 (0.48%) hybris
10 2 (0.48%) Demandware
11 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
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