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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 316 373 414
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +41
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 335 288 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.68% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 185 143
Median daily rate £388 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £342
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £190.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -85.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
41492 42194 40271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.40% 81.13% 77.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27669 28069 25578
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1048 1167 1122
Median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 138 £425 +6.25% 63
South East +43 62 £400 +18.51% 9
Yorkshire +28 29 £325 +23.80% 13
East of England +21 25 £340 +4.61% 7
South West +20 22 £305 -7.57% 15
West Midlands -6 21 £350 +3.70% 8
North West -16 21 £350 - 7
North East -14 18 £300 -2.43% 4
East Midlands -6 4 £375 -1.63% 5
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 358 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (52.10%) Selenium
3 198 (33.28%) Java
4 193 (32.44%) QA
5 175 (29.41%) Cucumber
6 154 (25.88%) Scrum
7 136 (22.86%) Test Automation
8 134 (22.52%) Jenkins
9 128 (21.51%) TDD
10 127 (21.34%) BDD
11 120 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
12 117 (19.66%) WebDriver
13 115 (19.33%) Test Scripting
14 113 (18.99%) SQL
15 89 (14.96%) Git (software)
16 88 (14.79%) JIRA
17 84 (14.12%) Open Source
18 83 (13.95%) Performance Testing
19 80 (13.45%) JavaScript
20 78 (13.11%) C#
20 78 (13.11%) JSON
21 76 (12.77%) Finance
22 74 (12.44%) Automated Testing
22 74 (12.44%) Linux
23 71 (11.93%) HTML
24 69 (11.60%) Web Services
25 64 (10.76%) JMeter
26 60 (10.08%) Manual Testing
27 59 (9.92%) JUnit
28 58 (9.75%) REST

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 16 (2.69%) Confluence
3 15 (2.52%) JBoss
4 14 (2.35%) Apache
5 8 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.01%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.84%) nginx
8 4 (0.67%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.50%) CMS
9 3 (0.50%) Jetty
9 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.50%) WordPress
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.17%) CICS
11 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.17%) Drupal
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Simulink
2 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.19%) Magento
2 4 (0.67%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.67%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.50%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.50%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.35%) Google Play
3 8 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.84%) Google Tag Manager
5 5 (0.84%) PaaS
6 3 (0.50%) GitHub
6 3 (0.50%) SaaS
7 2 (0.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.50%) HTTP
2 2 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) Broadband
3 1 (0.17%) DHCP
3 1 (0.17%) DNS
3 1 (0.17%) Firewall
3 1 (0.17%) IPv4
3 1 (0.17%) IPv6
3 1 (0.17%) Network Security
3 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.37%) NoSQL
3 23 (3.87%) Big Data
4 21 (3.53%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.84%) VoltDB
7 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.50%) MySQL
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.34%) Redis
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.17%) HBase
10 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 310 (52.10%) Selenium
2 175 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 134 (22.52%) Jenkins
4 117 (19.66%) WebDriver
5 89 (14.96%) Git (software)
6 88 (14.79%) JIRA
7 64 (10.76%) JMeter
8 59 (9.92%) JUnit
9 50 (8.40%) HP UFT
10 48 (8.07%) SoapUI
11 46 (7.73%) Appium
12 37 (6.22%) LoadRunner
13 36 (6.05%) Subversion
14 29 (4.87%) Maven
15 27 (4.54%) SpecFlow
16 23 (3.87%) JBehave
17 21 (3.53%) RSpec
18 20 (3.36%) Gradle
19 17 (2.86%) Gatling
19 17 (2.86%) Mockito
General
1 76 (12.77%) Finance
2 39 (6.55%) Banking
3 25 (4.20%) Games
3 25 (4.20%) Retail
4 23 (3.87%) Publishing
5 12 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.84%) Marketing
7 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.50%) Advertising
8 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.34%) Back Office
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 161 (27.06%) Tester
2 132 (22.18%) Analyst
3 121 (20.34%) Developer
3 121 (20.34%) Test Analyst
4 114 (19.16%) Automation Tester
5 82 (13.78%) Test Engineer
6 64 (10.76%) Automation Test Analyst
7 50 (8.40%) Test Manager
8 47 (7.90%) Java Developer
9 35 (5.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 34 (5.71%) QA Engineer
11 32 (5.38%) Developer in Test
11 32 (5.38%) Selenium Tester
12 31 (5.21%) Agile Developer
12 31 (5.21%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 28 (4.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 27 (4.54%) QA Analyst
15 26 (4.37%) JavaScript Developer
15 26 (4.37%) Node.js Developer
16 25 (4.20%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (13.11%) JSON
2 71 (11.93%) HTML
3 69 (11.60%) Web Services
4 58 (9.75%) REST
5 53 (8.91%) XML
6 51 (8.57%) AngularJS
7 50 (8.40%) Node.js
8 46 (7.73%) CSS
8 46 (7.73%) Gherkin
9 39 (6.55%) .NET
10 38 (6.39%) RESTful
11 36 (6.05%) HTML5
12 35 (5.88%) SOAP
13 31 (5.21%) CSS3
14 30 (5.04%) Sass
15 25 (4.20%) Spring
16 16 (2.69%) jQuery
17 13 (2.18%) Ajax
18 12 (2.02%) Akka
19 10 (1.68%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.70%) User Experience
3 19 (3.19%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.52%) Biometrics
6 9 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.67%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.50%) Derivative
9 3 (0.50%) STB
10 2 (0.34%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.34%) Equities
10 2 (0.34%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.34%) IVR
10 2 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.34%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.34%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.44%) Linux
2 37 (6.22%) Unix
3 33 (5.55%) Android
4 26 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.53%) Windows
6 5 (0.84%) AIX
6 5 (0.84%) CentOS
6 5 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.17%) MVS
8 1 (0.17%) Solaris
8 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (25.88%) Scrum
3 136 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 128 (21.51%) TDD
5 127 (21.34%) BDD
6 120 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
7 115 (19.33%) Test Scripting
8 84 (14.12%) Open Source
9 83 (13.95%) Performance Testing
10 74 (12.44%) Automated Testing
11 60 (10.08%) Manual Testing
12 56 (9.41%) Functional Testing
12 56 (9.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 56 (9.41%) Regression Testing
13 54 (9.08%) Kanban
14 49 (8.24%) Exploratory Testing
15 48 (8.07%) Integration Testing
16 47 (7.90%) Software Testing
17 46 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (7.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 198 (33.28%) Java
2 113 (18.99%) SQL
3 80 (13.45%) JavaScript
4 78 (13.11%) C#
5 50 (8.40%) Python
6 48 (8.07%) Scala
7 41 (6.89%) Ruby
8 32 (5.38%) PHP
9 19 (3.19%) VBScript
10 16 (2.69%) VB
11 11 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.85%) C++
11 11 (1.85%) Perl
12 8 (1.34%) C
12 8 (1.34%) Groovy
13 6 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.07%) ISEB
3 42 (7.06%) ISTQB
4 28 (4.71%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.36%) Degree
6 14 (2.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.18%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.17%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) PMP
9 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (32.44%) QA
2 25 (4.20%) SDET
3 11 (1.85%) WCAG
4 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (2.86%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Gluster
3 1 (0.17%) vCloud
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (4.37%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (4.20%) Puppet
3 17 (2.86%) Ansible
4 5 (0.84%) vRealize
5 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.17%) Consul
6 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.17%) Packer
6 1 (0.17%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.17%) Salt
6 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (5.38%) HP
1 32 (5.38%) VMware
2 31 (5.21%) Oracle
3 29 (4.87%) Atlassian
3 29 (4.87%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.70%) Google
5 19 (3.19%) SAP
6 16 (2.69%) SOASTA, Inc
7 15 (2.52%) Facebook
8 13 (2.18%) Hortonworks
9 11 (1.85%) Optimizely
10 10 (1.68%) Xamarin
11 8 (1.34%) IBM
12 5 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.50%) Rally
13 3 (0.50%) Telerik
14 2 (0.34%) Green Hat
14 2 (0.34%) Informatica
14 2 (0.34%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.34%) ServiceNow
North West London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Somerset
Recruit121
Rate: £50,000 - £60,000 per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago