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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 381 338 411
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +73
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 206 241 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.49% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.65% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 192 87
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
38770 36926 31244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.59% 75.37% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24670 23522 19100
Average daily rate £420 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.40%
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 £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1108 969
Average hourly rate £28.85 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -61 77 £425 +6.25% 41
South East +4 49 £300 +13.20% 14
Yorkshire +8 24 £325 +13.04% 5
North West -4 21 £338 +3.84% 12
South West +12 14 £350 +6.87% 3
East of England -5 13 £400 +14.28% 5
East Midlands -13 7 £313 -3.84% 2
North East -22 1 £340 -1.44% 3
Automation Testing
UK

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 235 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (45.98%) Selenium
3 115 (28.89%) Java
4 101 (25.38%) QA
5 100 (25.13%) Scrum
6 97 (24.37%) Cucumber
7 77 (19.35%) BDD
8 73 (18.34%) C#
9 71 (17.84%) Test Scripting
10 69 (17.34%) Finance
11 66 (16.58%) SQL
12 62 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 62 (15.58%) TDD
13 59 (14.82%) WebDriver
14 58 (14.57%) .NET
15 55 (13.82%) JIRA
16 42 (10.55%) Automated Testing
16 42 (10.55%) Test Automation
17 41 (10.30%) Microsoft
18 40 (10.05%) E-Commerce
19 39 (9.80%) SpecFlow
20 38 (9.55%) Manual Testing
20 38 (9.55%) Oracle
20 38 (9.55%) Regression Testing
21 36 (9.05%) Software Testing
22 35 (8.79%) Python
23 34 (8.54%) JavaScript
23 34 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
24 33 (8.29%) ISEB
25 32 (8.04%) Gherkin

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (1.76%) WebLogic
1 7 (1.76%) Sitecore CMS
1 7 (1.76%) CMS
2 5 (1.26%) Umbraco
2 5 (1.26%) Confluence
3 4 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.75%) JBoss
4 3 (0.75%) Joomla!
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.50%) Drupal
5 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.50%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.50%) Node.js
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.25%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Summit
1 3 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.25%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.26%) SaaS
2 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.76%) HTTP
2 5 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.75%) Internet
4 2 (0.50%) GSM
5 1 (0.25%) PSTN
5 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.25%) GPRS
5 1 (0.25%) DVB
5 1 (0.25%) SS7
5 1 (0.25%) VLAN
5 1 (0.25%) iBeacon
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.76%) MongoDB
3 8 (2.01%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.01%) MySQL
7 3 (0.75%) Big Data
7 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 183 (45.98%) Selenium
2 97 (24.37%) Cucumber
3 59 (14.82%) WebDriver
4 55 (13.82%) JIRA
5 39 (9.80%) SpecFlow
6 34 (8.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 31 (7.79%) Jenkins
8 25 (6.28%) Git (software)
9 22 (5.53%) SoapUI
10 20 (5.03%) JUnit
11 15 (3.77%) Maven
12 13 (3.27%) LoadRunner
13 12 (3.02%) Visual Studio
13 12 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (2.76%) Subversion
15 10 (2.51%) Spock
16 8 (2.01%) Calabash
17 7 (1.76%) JMeter
17 7 (1.76%) IntelliJ
17 7 (1.76%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (17.34%) Finance
2 25 (6.28%) Banking
3 19 (4.77%) Retail
4 10 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.01%) Front Office
7 7 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.51%) Publishing
8 6 (1.51%) Games
8 6 (1.51%) Electronics
8 6 (1.51%) Automotive
9 5 (1.26%) Back Office
10 4 (1.01%) Advertising
10 4 (1.01%) Marketing
11 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
11 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (32.16%) Tester
2 119 (29.90%) Analyst
3 104 (26.13%) Test Analyst
4 63 (15.83%) Automation Tester
5 60 (15.08%) Developer
6 44 (11.06%) Test Engineer
7 31 (7.79%) Automation Analyst
7 31 (7.79%) Automation Engineer
8 30 (7.54%) Automation Test Analyst
9 18 (4.52%) Software Tester
10 17 (4.27%) Software Engineer
10 17 (4.27%) Agile Tester
11 16 (4.02%) QA Analyst
12 15 (3.77%) Senior Tester
12 15 (3.77%) Selenium Tester
13 13 (3.27%) QA Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) Test Manager
14 12 (3.02%) C++ Software Engineer
15 11 (2.76%) QA Tester
15 11 (2.76%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (14.57%) .NET
2 32 (8.04%) Gherkin
3 31 (7.79%) Web Services
4 23 (5.78%) HTML
5 20 (5.03%) XML
6 19 (4.77%) SOAP
7 18 (4.52%) RESTful
8 17 (4.27%) Spring
9 15 (3.77%) CSS
9 15 (3.77%) AngularJS
10 12 (3.02%) JSON
11 11 (2.76%) WPF
11 11 (2.76%) REST
12 10 (2.51%) jQuery
13 9 (2.26%) ActiveMQ
13 9 (2.26%) Apache Camel
13 9 (2.26%) Spring Boot
14 8 (2.01%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.76%) HTML5
16 6 (1.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.79%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
3 10 (2.51%) Open Source
4 9 (2.26%) Linked Data
4 9 (2.26%) Derivative
5 6 (1.51%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.01%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.01%) Equities
6 4 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.01%) FMCG
7 3 (0.75%) IPTV
7 3 (0.75%) DTV
8 2 (0.50%) STB
8 2 (0.50%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.50%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.50%) User Experience
9 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.78%) Linux
2 26 (6.53%) Android
3 25 (6.28%) Apple iOS
4 18 (4.52%) Windows
5 7 (1.76%) UNIX
6 5 (1.26%) Solaris
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) webOS
8 1 (0.25%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (59.05%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (25.13%) Scrum
3 77 (19.35%) BDD
4 71 (17.84%) Test Scripting
5 62 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 62 (15.58%) TDD
6 42 (10.55%) Automated Testing
6 42 (10.55%) Test Automation
7 40 (10.05%) E-Commerce
8 38 (9.55%) Regression Testing
8 38 (9.55%) Manual Testing
9 36 (9.05%) Software Testing
10 28 (7.04%) Waterfall
11 27 (6.78%) Test Strategy
11 27 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (5.53%) Software Engineering
13 16 (4.02%) Performance Testing
14 15 (3.77%) Integration Testing
15 13 (3.27%) System Testing
16 12 (3.02%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 115 (28.89%) Java
2 73 (18.34%) C#
3 66 (16.58%) SQL
4 35 (8.79%) Python
5 34 (8.54%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.53%) Ruby
7 20 (5.03%) C++
7 20 (5.03%) Groovy
8 10 (2.51%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.26%) PHP
9 9 (2.26%) VC++
10 6 (1.51%) VBA
11 5 (1.26%) Perl
11 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.26%) Scala
12 4 (1.01%) VBScript
12 4 (1.01%) VB
13 3 (0.75%) C
14 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (8.29%) ISEB
2 26 (6.53%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.77%) Degree
3 19 (4.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (4.27%) Security Cleared
5 14 (3.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (25.38%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) Basel III
2 3 (0.75%) EMIR
2 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.75%) ISO 14001
2 3 (0.75%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.55%) Oracle
3 18 (4.52%) HP
4 10 (2.51%) Telerik
5 9 (2.26%) hybris
6 8 (2.01%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.51%) SAP
8 5 (1.26%) IBM
8 5 (1.26%) Google
9 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) Infragistics
10 2 (0.50%) Zend
10 2 (0.50%) VMware
10 2 (0.50%) Perforce
11 1 (0.25%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.25%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.25%) ATG
11 1 (0.25%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) Murex
11 1 (0.25%) Venda
London
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £175 - £275 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market - Please Quote
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
The Creative Emporium
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £345 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 27 days ago