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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 379 367 392
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +25
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 182 177 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.53% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 126 105
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£350 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £256 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -52.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -52.00%
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
34421 33336 29989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.52% 74.76% 72.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22421 20614 18160
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1049 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 -7 97 £375 -7.40% 50
South East 0 31 £321 -9.82% 19
South West -5 15 £270 -16.92% 2
East of England +5 13 £350 +27.27% 5
North West +4 9 £275 -18.51% 9
Yorkshire -10 9 £263 -16.66% 5
North East - 4 £358 -
East Midlands +8 2 £300 -7.69% 3
West Midlands +1 2 £310 +37.77% 2
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 213 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (52.13%) Selenium
3 147 (39.10%) Java
4 103 (27.39%) QA
5 92 (24.47%) Cucumber
6 91 (24.20%) SQL
7 82 (21.81%) Scrum
8 77 (20.48%) WebDriver
9 72 (19.15%) Test Scripting
10 67 (17.82%) C#
11 65 (17.29%) Finance
12 63 (16.76%) Test Automation
13 62 (16.49%) BDD
14 58 (15.43%) TDD
15 56 (14.89%) JIRA
16 48 (12.77%) .NET
17 46 (12.23%) QuickTest Pro
18 41 (10.90%) HP Quality Center
18 41 (10.90%) Jenkins
18 41 (10.90%) Automated Testing
19 40 (10.64%) ISEB
19 40 (10.64%) Manual Testing
20 38 (10.11%) Python
21 36 (9.57%) Software Testing
22 34 (9.04%) Ruby
22 34 (9.04%) JavaScript
22 34 (9.04%) User Acceptance Testing
23 33 (8.78%) E-Commerce
24 32 (8.51%) Linux
24 32 (8.51%) Microsoft

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (2.13%) Confluence
2 6 (1.60%) CMS
2 6 (1.60%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.06%) Drupal
5 3 (0.80%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.80%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (0.80%) Joomla!
5 3 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Node.js
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) FastStats
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.53%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.53%) Summit
4 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.27%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.27%) BASE24
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.39%) SaaS
2 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.06%) Force.com
3 4 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (1.33%) Internet
2 4 (1.06%) HTTP
3 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.27%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.27%) GPRS
4 1 (0.27%) GSM
4 1 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.66%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.33%) MySQL
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.80%) Big Data
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.53%) DB2
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 196 (52.13%) Selenium
2 92 (24.47%) Cucumber
3 77 (20.48%) WebDriver
4 56 (14.89%) JIRA
5 46 (12.23%) QuickTest Pro
6 41 (10.90%) Jenkins
7 25 (6.65%) SoapUI
7 25 (6.65%) SpecFlow
8 22 (5.85%) Calabash
8 22 (5.85%) JUnit
8 22 (5.85%) Visual Studio
9 20 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (4.79%) Git (software)
11 13 (3.46%) Maven
12 11 (2.93%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.13%) FitNesse
13 8 (2.13%) Hudson
13 8 (2.13%) Spock
14 7 (1.86%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (1.86%) GoogleTest
General
1 65 (17.29%) Finance
2 22 (5.85%) Banking
3 13 (3.46%) Retail
4 11 (2.93%) Electronics
5 8 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.86%) Automotive
6 7 (1.86%) Games
7 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.06%) Advertising
8 4 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.06%) Marketing
9 3 (0.80%) Front Office
10 2 (0.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 126 (33.51%) Tester
2 121 (32.18%) Analyst
3 112 (29.79%) Test Analyst
4 80 (21.28%) Automation Tester
5 46 (12.23%) Test Engineer
6 43 (11.44%) Developer
7 42 (11.17%) Automation Analyst
8 39 (10.37%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (7.18%) Automation Engineer
10 16 (4.26%) QA Analyst
11 14 (3.72%) QA Engineer
11 14 (3.72%) Software Tester
11 14 (3.72%) Software Engineer
12 13 (3.46%) Test Manager
13 11 (2.93%) Test Leader
14 10 (2.66%) Java Developer
14 10 (2.66%) QA Tester
14 10 (2.66%) Agile Test Analyst
14 10 (2.66%) Selenium Tester
15 9 (2.39%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.77%) .NET
2 29 (7.71%) Web Services
3 19 (5.05%) XML
3 19 (5.05%) SOAP
4 17 (4.52%) REST
5 13 (3.46%) Gherkin
5 13 (3.46%) HTML
6 10 (2.66%) Spring
6 10 (2.66%) RESTful
7 9 (2.39%) JSON
8 8 (2.13%) CSS
8 8 (2.13%) Middleware
9 6 (1.60%) jQuery
10 5 (1.33%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.33%) Apache Camel
10 5 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (1.33%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.06%) WPF
11 4 (1.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.59%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.99%) Open Source
2 15 (3.99%) Derivative
3 13 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.86%) iPad
5 6 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.33%) Linked Data
6 5 (1.33%) iPhone
6 5 (1.33%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.06%) DTV
7 4 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.80%) Streaming Media
8 3 (0.80%) IPTV
8 3 (0.80%) STB
8 3 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.51%) Linux
2 28 (7.45%) Android
3 27 (7.18%) Apple iOS
4 17 (4.52%) Windows
5 15 (3.99%) UNIX
6 4 (1.06%) Solaris
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) webOS
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (56.65%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (21.81%) Scrum
3 72 (19.15%) Test Scripting
4 63 (16.76%) Test Automation
5 62 (16.49%) BDD
6 58 (15.43%) TDD
7 41 (10.90%) Automated Testing
8 40 (10.64%) Manual Testing
9 36 (9.57%) Software Testing
10 34 (9.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 33 (8.78%) E-Commerce
12 28 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (6.12%) Waterfall
14 22 (5.85%) Regression Testing
15 19 (5.05%) Security Testing
16 16 (4.26%) OO
16 16 (4.26%) Integration Testing
16 16 (4.26%) Performance Testing
16 16 (4.26%) Mentoring
17 15 (3.99%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 147 (39.10%) Java
2 91 (24.20%) SQL
3 67 (17.82%) C#
4 38 (10.11%) Python
5 34 (9.04%) Ruby
5 34 (9.04%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.52%) Groovy
7 16 (4.26%) PHP
7 16 (4.26%) C++
8 8 (2.13%) VB
8 8 (2.13%) Scala
9 6 (1.60%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.33%) Perl
11 4 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.06%) C
11 4 (1.06%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.80%) VBScript
12 3 (0.80%) VC++
13 2 (0.53%) Delphi
13 2 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (10.64%) ISEB
2 29 (7.71%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.65%) ISTQB
4 17 (4.52%) Degree
5 12 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (27.39%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.80%) EMIR
3 3 (0.80%) Basel III
3 3 (0.80%) MiFID
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.06%) KVM
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 41 (10.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.53%) Puppet
3 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 32 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.38%) HP
3 21 (5.59%) Oracle
4 10 (2.66%) Google
5 9 (2.39%) SAP
6 7 (1.86%) Telerik
7 6 (1.60%) Perforce
7 6 (1.60%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.33%) hybris
8 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.80%) Apple
10 3 (0.80%) ATG
11 2 (0.53%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.53%) IBM
11 2 (0.53%) Demandware
12 1 (0.27%) DataCash
12 1 (0.27%) Red Gate
12 1 (0.27%) Zend
12 1 (0.27%) Atlassian
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200pd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Pari Passu
Rate: Rates Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £373 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £380 to £430 per day £competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago