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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 337 399 384
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -15
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 261 187 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.52% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 141 142
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £341
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
37890 36304 35043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.52% 78.00% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25127 23515 21575
Average daily rate £430 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1065 983 1106
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.33 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 99 £400 +2.56% 69
South East +28 49 £413 +37.75% 16
North West +5 22 £345 +25.45% 13
South West +3 21 £433 +39.51% 6
Yorkshire -6 21 £318 +15.45% 18
North East -10 15 £350 -2.25% 3
East Midlands +6 14 £258 -14.16% 3
West Midlands -7 12 £310 - 2
East of England -1 9 £363 +3.57% 5
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 297 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (46.84%) Selenium
3 133 (26.28%) BDD
4 125 (24.70%) QA
4 125 (24.70%) Java
5 122 (24.11%) Test Scripting
5 122 (24.11%) Cucumber
6 106 (20.95%) WebDriver
7 105 (20.75%) Test Automation
8 99 (19.57%) SQL
9 88 (17.39%) Scrum
10 84 (16.60%) C#
11 83 (16.40%) TDD
12 76 (15.02%) Finance
12 76 (15.02%) ISEB
13 71 (14.03%) Manual Testing
14 70 (13.83%) ISTQB
15 66 (13.04%) Automated Testing
16 64 (12.65%) JIRA
17 61 (12.06%) .NET
18 58 (11.46%) HP UFT
18 58 (11.46%) Software Testing
19 56 (11.07%) Performance Testing
19 56 (11.07%) Functional Testing
20 55 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
20 55 (10.87%) Regression Testing
21 54 (10.67%) Microsoft
22 49 (9.68%) SpecFlow
23 47 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (9.29%) Ruby

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (2.96%) Node.js
2 7 (1.38%) CMS
2 7 (1.38%) JBoss
2 7 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.19%) WordPress
4 5 (0.99%) Apache
4 5 (0.99%) Confluence
4 5 (0.99%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.40%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (0.40%) IIS
6 2 (0.40%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.40%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
7 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.20%) HipChat
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.37%) Magento
2 5 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.20%) FastStats
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.58%) GitHub
3 2 (0.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.38%) Internet
2 3 (0.59%) DNS
2 3 (0.59%) LDAP
3 2 (0.40%) HTTP
3 2 (0.40%) Wireless
4 1 (0.20%) SAN
4 1 (0.20%) SNMP
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.37%) MySQL
3 11 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.38%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.40%) DB2
10 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 237 (46.84%) Selenium
2 122 (24.11%) Cucumber
3 106 (20.95%) WebDriver
4 64 (12.65%) JIRA
5 58 (11.46%) HP UFT
6 55 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 49 (9.68%) SpecFlow
8 45 (8.89%) Jenkins
9 32 (6.32%) Git (software)
10 31 (6.13%) Appium
11 27 (5.34%) SoapUI
12 23 (4.55%) Visual Studio
13 19 (3.75%) JUnit
14 18 (3.56%) Maven
15 14 (2.77%) Calabash
16 13 (2.57%) LoadRunner
16 13 (2.57%) TeamCity
17 12 (2.37%) JMeter
18 11 (2.17%) Capybara
18 11 (2.17%) Spock
General
1 76 (15.02%) Finance
2 32 (6.32%) Banking
3 12 (2.37%) Retail
4 11 (2.17%) Billing
4 11 (2.17%) Publishing
5 10 (1.98%) Games
6 8 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.38%) Marketing
8 5 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.99%) Legal
8 5 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 163 (32.21%) Analyst
2 157 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 138 (27.27%) Tester
4 87 (17.19%) Automation Tester
5 64 (12.65%) Developer
6 53 (10.47%) Automation Analyst
6 53 (10.47%) Automation Test Analyst
7 51 (10.08%) Test Engineer
8 37 (7.31%) Automation Engineer
9 31 (6.13%) Selenium Tester
9 31 (6.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 27 (5.34%) QA Engineer
11 25 (4.94%) Test Leader
11 25 (4.94%) Test Manager
12 23 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
12 23 (4.55%) Consultant
13 19 (3.75%) Developer in Test
13 19 (3.75%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 16 (3.16%) Mobile Tester
14 16 (3.16%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.06%) .NET
2 39 (7.71%) Web Services
3 34 (6.72%) Gherkin
4 26 (5.14%) HTML
5 23 (4.55%) XML
6 21 (4.15%) SOAP
7 15 (2.96%) CSS
7 15 (2.96%) REST
8 12 (2.37%) .NET Framework
8 12 (2.37%) HTML5
9 11 (2.17%) AngularJS
10 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.78%) JSON
11 7 (1.38%) RESTful
11 7 (1.38%) WPF
12 6 (1.19%) JSP
12 6 (1.19%) Spring
13 5 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.99%) Sass
13 5 (0.99%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.29%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.58%) Smart Meter
5 6 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.19%) User Experience
6 4 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.79%) Mathematics
6 4 (0.79%) Streaming Music
7 3 (0.59%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.59%) iPad
7 3 (0.59%) IVR
7 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.59%) NHS
7 3 (0.59%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.59%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.40%) EPoS
8 2 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.51%) Apple iOS
2 34 (6.72%) Android
3 19 (3.75%) Linux
4 18 (3.56%) Windows
5 6 (1.19%) Unix
6 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (58.70%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (26.28%) BDD
3 122 (24.11%) Test Scripting
4 105 (20.75%) Test Automation
5 88 (17.39%) Scrum
6 83 (16.40%) TDD
7 71 (14.03%) Manual Testing
8 66 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 58 (11.46%) Software Testing
10 56 (11.07%) Functional Testing
10 56 (11.07%) Performance Testing
11 55 (10.87%) Regression Testing
12 47 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (8.30%) Test Strategy
14 40 (7.91%) E-Commerce
14 40 (7.91%) User Stories
15 38 (7.51%) User Acceptance Testing
16 37 (7.31%) Non-Functional Testing
16 37 (7.31%) Test Management
17 31 (6.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 125 (24.70%) Java
2 99 (19.57%) SQL
3 84 (16.60%) C#
4 47 (9.29%) Ruby
5 38 (7.51%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.55%) Python
7 20 (3.95%) PHP
8 12 (2.37%) Groovy
9 11 (2.17%) C++
9 11 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 9 (1.78%) Scala
11 8 (1.58%) Perl
12 6 (1.19%) C
13 5 (0.99%) VB
13 5 (0.99%) VBScript
14 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.59%) Korn
16 2 (0.40%) F#
16 2 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 76 (15.02%) ISEB
2 70 (13.83%) ISTQB
3 32 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 27 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (4.74%) SC Cleared
6 22 (4.35%) Degree
7 5 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.40%) HND
11 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.20%) MCSA
11 1 (0.20%) MCSE
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (24.70%) QA
2 10 (1.98%) SDET
3 7 (1.38%) ISO 14001
3 7 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.79%) WCAG
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.38%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) KVM
3 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.20%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.20%) Kibana
3 1 (0.20%) logstash
3 1 (0.20%) Nagios
3 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 54 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.30%) HP
3 36 (7.11%) Oracle
4 9 (1.78%) SAP
5 8 (1.58%) Telerik
6 4 (0.79%) ATG
6 4 (0.79%) Google
7 3 (0.59%) hybris
7 3 (0.59%) Perforce
7 3 (0.59%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.40%) Rally
8 2 (0.40%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.40%) Remedy
8 2 (0.40%) Siebel
8 2 (0.40%) Zend
9 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.20%) Netezza
9 1 (0.20%) Pega
9 1 (0.20%) Sitecore
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