The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 340 412 381
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -31
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 232 139 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.41% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 85 131
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£358 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36751 34198 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.37% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23125 21216 22145
Average daily rate £408 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 977 1381
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £32.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Automation Testing
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +34 115 £400 - 38
South East -4 33 £285 -16.78% 12
East of England +3 25 £438 +15.89% 5
Yorkshire - 15 £340 - 6
South West -21 13 £318 +35.10% 5
East Midlands 0 9 £300 -7.69% 3
North East - 9 £358 - 2
North West -5 4 £325 +13.04% 3
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 242 (50.63%) Selenium
2 172 (35.98%) QA
3 156 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (27.82%) Java
5 125 (26.15%) C#
6 123 (25.73%) Scrum
7 120 (25.10%) Cucumber
8 114 (23.85%) WebDriver
9 111 (23.22%) Test Automation
10 109 (22.80%) SQL
11 104 (21.76%) TDD
12 101 (21.13%) Test Scripting
13 99 (20.71%) BDD
13 99 (20.71%) Finance
14 95 (19.87%) Microsoft
15 93 (19.46%) Automated Testing
16 92 (19.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 86 (17.99%) Visual Studio
18 83 (17.36%) .NET
19 62 (12.97%) Ruby
19 62 (12.97%) Windows
20 61 (12.76%) ISEB
21 59 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
22 53 (11.09%) FitNesse
22 53 (11.09%) TeamCity
23 51 (10.67%) E-Commerce
24 49 (10.25%) Web Services
25 48 (10.04%) QuickTest Pro
26 47 (9.83%) Configuration Management
26 47 (9.83%) Software Testing

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (1.88%) CMS
2 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.26%) Apache
3 5 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.42%) SAS
6 2 (0.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.21%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.21%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.84%) 2G
1 4 (0.84%) 3G
1 4 (0.84%) 4G
2 2 (0.42%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.21%) SSL
3 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.21%) HTTP
3 1 (0.21%) DNS
3 1 (0.21%) Firewall
3 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.90%) SSDT
3 17 (3.56%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.09%) MySQL
5 5 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.63%) Big Data
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.42%) DB2
8 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.42%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 242 (50.63%) Selenium
2 120 (25.10%) Cucumber
3 114 (23.85%) WebDriver
4 92 (19.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 86 (17.99%) Visual Studio
6 53 (11.09%) FitNesse
6 53 (11.09%) TeamCity
7 48 (10.04%) QuickTest Pro
8 46 (9.62%) Git (software)
9 42 (8.79%) Artifactory
10 39 (8.16%) Maven
11 37 (7.74%) SpecFlow
12 35 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 33 (6.90%) NuGet
13 33 (6.90%) Jenkins
13 33 (6.90%) Gradle
13 33 (6.90%) MSBuild
14 32 (6.69%) JIRA
15 25 (5.23%) SoapUI
16 24 (5.02%) JUnit
General
1 99 (20.71%) Finance
2 26 (5.44%) Banking
3 19 (3.97%) Retail
4 11 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.67%) Games
7 6 (1.26%) Front Office
8 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 4 (0.84%) Publishing
9 3 (0.63%) Military
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 138 (28.87%) Analyst
2 122 (25.52%) Tester
3 114 (23.85%) Test Analyst
4 73 (15.27%) Automation Tester
5 70 (14.64%) Developer
6 46 (9.62%) Test Engineer
7 43 (9.00%) QA Analyst
8 33 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
8 33 (6.90%) Build and Release Engineer
8 33 (6.90%) Build Engineer
8 33 (6.90%) Release Engineer
9 30 (6.28%) QA Tester
10 23 (4.81%) QA Engineer
11 22 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
12 21 (4.39%) Consultant
13 19 (3.97%) Senior Test Analyst
14 18 (3.77%) Test Consultant
15 17 (3.56%) Test Manager
15 17 (3.56%) Test Leader
16 16 (3.35%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (17.36%) .NET
2 49 (10.25%) Web Services
3 42 (8.79%) .NET Framework
4 35 (7.32%) SOAP
5 26 (5.44%) HTML
6 25 (5.23%) XML
6 25 (5.23%) REST
7 22 (4.60%) ASP.NET
8 17 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (3.35%) JSON
9 16 (3.35%) WCF
9 16 (3.35%) CSS
10 14 (2.93%) HTML5
11 12 (2.51%) Ajax
11 12 (2.51%) RESTful
12 10 (2.09%) jQuery
12 10 (2.09%) Gherkin
13 9 (1.88%) CSS3
13 9 (1.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (1.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.86%) Open Source
2 24 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.18%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.35%) Client/Server
5 4 (0.84%) Equities
5 4 (0.84%) Handset
6 3 (0.63%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.63%) Derivative
6 3 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.42%) IPTV
7 2 (0.42%) NHS
7 2 (0.42%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.42%) iPhone
7 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.42%) iPad
8 1 (0.21%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.21%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.21%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 62 (12.97%) Windows
2 34 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 31 (6.49%) Android
4 28 (5.86%) Apple iOS
5 23 (4.81%) UNIX
6 22 (4.60%) Linux
7 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.73%) Scrum
3 111 (23.22%) Test Automation
4 104 (21.76%) TDD
5 101 (21.13%) Test Scripting
6 99 (20.71%) BDD
7 93 (19.46%) Automated Testing
8 59 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (10.67%) E-Commerce
10 47 (9.83%) Configuration Management
10 47 (9.83%) Software Testing
11 45 (9.41%) Manual Testing
12 40 (8.37%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (7.95%) Release Management
14 29 (6.07%) Performance Testing
15 26 (5.44%) Web Testing
16 24 (5.02%) User Stories
17 23 (4.81%) Integration Testing
18 21 (4.39%) Regression Testing
18 21 (4.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (27.82%) Java
2 125 (26.15%) C#
3 109 (22.80%) SQL
4 62 (12.97%) Ruby
5 23 (4.81%) Python
6 20 (4.18%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.18%) VB
7 15 (3.14%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.93%) PHP
9 13 (2.72%) Perl
9 13 (2.72%) C++
9 13 (2.72%) VBScript
10 10 (2.09%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.09%) Groovy
11 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.26%) C
12 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.84%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.84%) Delphi
13 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (12.76%) ISEB
2 42 (8.79%) ISTQB
3 25 (5.23%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.39%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.72%) Degree
5 13 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) MBA
7 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (35.98%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) EMIR
2 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.42%) HDFS
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (7.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.42%) Nagios
2 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.42%) Puppet
2 2 (0.42%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 95 (19.87%) Microsoft
2 39 (8.16%) Oracle
3 35 (7.32%) Red Gate
4 18 (3.77%) HP
5 8 (1.67%) Sun
6 7 (1.46%) SAP
7 5 (1.05%) Perforce
8 4 (0.84%) VMware
8 4 (0.84%) Apple
9 3 (0.63%) IBM
10 2 (0.42%) Teradata
10 2 (0.42%) Sybase
10 2 (0.42%) Informatica
10 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.42%) Intel
11 1 (0.21%) 29West
11 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.21%) Twitter
11 1 (0.21%) Coverity
11 1 (0.21%) Zend
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