The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 231 193 289
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +96
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 451 561 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 1.13% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.50% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 369 144
Average daily rate
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£395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £44.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £31.50 £40.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.50 £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -5.30%
Test Automation
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the England region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the England region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 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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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 -65 241 £445 +3.59% 84
South East -13 85 £355 +13.60% 34
Yorkshire -21 26 £375 +19.04% 5
North East +11 25 £388 +10.71% 6
North West -16 20 £450 +16.88% 11
East of England +3 18 £313 -3.10% 14
South West -18 16 £350 +1.81% 11
East Midlands -6 7 £338 +3.84% 5
West Midlands -12 7 £300 +71.42% 4
South Coast - 4 - -
Midlands - 1 £250 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 566 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (42.61%) Java
3 351 (38.44%) Selenium
4 301 (32.97%) SQL
5 290 (31.76%) QA
6 285 (31.22%) TDD
7 258 (28.26%) Scrum
8 235 (25.74%) BDD
9 221 (24.21%) Cucumber
10 213 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
11 172 (18.84%) C#
12 164 (17.96%) Ruby
13 151 (16.54%) Finance
14 149 (16.32%) Test Scripting
15 146 (15.99%) .NET
16 143 (15.66%) WebDriver
17 139 (15.22%) Linux
18 136 (14.90%) XML
19 126 (13.80%) Web Services
20 120 (13.14%) Test Strategy
21 119 (13.03%) ISEB
21 119 (13.03%) QuickTest Pro
22 118 (12.92%) Software Testing
23 115 (12.60%) Automated Testing
24 102 (11.17%) Python
25 101 (11.06%) Windows
25 101 (11.06%) Oracle
26 100 (10.95%) JIRA
27 93 (10.19%) ISTQB
28 89 (9.75%) Software Engineering

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (2.41%) Confluence
2 21 (2.30%) Tomcat
3 19 (2.08%) Node.js
4 18 (1.97%) Apache
5 13 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.42%) CMS
6 11 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.88%) IIS
7 8 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.55%) JBoss
9 5 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.44%) nginx
11 3 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.22%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 37 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.18%) MS Office
3 3 (0.33%) MS Project
3 3 (0.33%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.44%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
3 4 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.44%) Magento
3 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Summit
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.11%) Findur
6 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (1.20%) Amazon S3
2 11 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (0.88%) GitHub
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.66%) SaaS
6 5 (0.55%) PaaS
6 5 (0.55%) IaaS
7 4 (0.44%) Route 53
7 4 (0.44%) Force.com
8 2 (0.22%) Heroku
9 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.29%) Internet
2 18 (1.97%) HTTP
3 12 (1.31%) SAN
4 11 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.10%) iSCSI
6 9 (0.99%) Wireless
6 9 (0.99%) FCoE
6 9 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (0.66%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.66%) FTP
7 6 (0.66%) ATM
7 6 (0.66%) GSM
8 5 (0.55%) LDAP
8 5 (0.55%) Broadband
8 5 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.44%) VoIP
9 4 (0.44%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.44%) VLAN
9 4 (0.44%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (3.07%) MongoDB
4 22 (2.41%) MySQL
5 20 (2.19%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.86%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.53%) Big Data
7 14 (1.53%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.31%) DB2
9 10 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.99%) DbVisualizer
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.77%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.77%) Impala
12 6 (0.66%) Redis
13 5 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 351 (38.44%) Selenium
2 221 (24.21%) Cucumber
3 143 (15.66%) WebDriver
4 119 (13.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 100 (10.95%) JIRA
6 87 (9.53%) Jenkins
7 63 (6.90%) JUnit
8 60 (6.57%) Git (software)
9 56 (6.13%) Subversion
10 51 (5.59%) JMeter
10 51 (5.59%) SpecFlow
11 44 (4.82%) WATIR
12 43 (4.71%) Maven
13 41 (4.49%) SoapUI
14 39 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (4.16%) Calabash
16 36 (3.94%) RSpec
17 35 (3.83%) Visual Studio
18 34 (3.72%) Sahi
19 29 (3.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 151 (16.54%) Finance
2 81 (8.87%) Banking
3 55 (6.02%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.29%) Retail
5 29 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 28 (3.07%) Games
7 18 (1.97%) Electronics
8 13 (1.42%) Marketing
9 12 (1.31%) Back Office
10 11 (1.20%) Front Office
11 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.88%) Publishing
12 8 (0.88%) Automotive
13 6 (0.66%) Advertising
14 4 (0.44%) Legal
14 4 (0.44%) Billing
14 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.22%) German Language
17 1 (0.11%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 209 (22.89%) Developer
2 182 (19.93%) Analyst
3 164 (17.96%) Tester
4 162 (17.74%) Test Analyst
5 99 (10.84%) Test Engineer
6 67 (7.34%) Automation Tester
7 55 (6.02%) Test Leader
8 51 (5.59%) Test Manager
9 43 (4.71%) QA Engineer
10 42 (4.60%) QA Analyst
11 36 (3.94%) Software Tester
12 35 (3.83%) Automation Engineer
13 34 (3.72%) Java Developer
14 30 (3.29%) AWS Developer
15 29 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
16 28 (3.07%) Automation Analyst
17 26 (2.85%) Senior Test Analyst
17 26 (2.85%) QA Test Analyst
18 25 (2.74%) Consultant
19 24 (2.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (15.99%) .NET
2 136 (14.90%) XML
3 126 (13.80%) Web Services
4 89 (9.75%) HTML
5 65 (7.12%) RESTful
6 52 (5.70%) CSS
7 49 (5.37%) JSON
8 48 (5.26%) SOAP
9 36 (3.94%) Gherkin
10 33 (3.61%) HTML5
11 30 (3.29%) REST
12 27 (2.96%) Spring
12 27 (2.96%) jQuery
13 25 (2.74%) .NET Framework
14 24 (2.63%) J2EE
14 24 (2.63%) CSS3
15 18 (1.97%) Backbone.js
15 18 (1.97%) ASP.NET
15 18 (1.97%) Middleware
16 14 (1.53%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.65%) Open Source
2 54 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 14 (1.53%) Online Games
4 14 (1.53%) Equities
4 14 (1.53%) Derivative
4 14 (1.53%) Credit Risk
5 13 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 13 (1.42%) Replication
5 13 (1.42%) Digital Media
6 12 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.31%) iPhone
6 12 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.20%) STB
8 9 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.99%) iPad
8 9 (0.99%) User Experience
9 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.88%) Video on Demand
9 8 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 139 (15.22%) Linux
2 101 (11.06%) Windows
3 87 (9.53%) UNIX
4 50 (5.48%) Android
5 48 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.64%) AIX
7 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (0.44%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.33%) VME
11 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (61.99%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (31.22%) TDD
3 258 (28.26%) Scrum
4 235 (25.74%) BDD
5 213 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
6 149 (16.32%) Test Scripting
7 120 (13.14%) Test Strategy
8 118 (12.92%) Software Testing
9 115 (12.60%) Automated Testing
10 89 (9.75%) Software Engineering
11 88 (9.64%) Regression Testing
12 73 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 67 (7.34%) Performance Testing
14 64 (7.01%) OO
14 64 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
15 61 (6.68%) User Stories
16 60 (6.57%) Test Management
17 56 (6.13%) Manual Testing
18 52 (5.70%) Kanban
19 49 (5.37%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 389 (42.61%) Java
2 301 (32.97%) SQL
3 172 (18.84%) C#
4 164 (17.96%) Ruby
5 102 (11.17%) Python
6 88 (9.64%) JavaScript
7 35 (3.83%) PHP
8 33 (3.61%) C++
8 33 (3.61%) C
9 32 (3.50%) Perl
10 27 (2.96%) Shell Script
11 25 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 24 (2.63%) VB
13 22 (2.41%) VBScript
14 15 (1.64%) Scala
15 13 (1.42%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.31%) PowerShell
17 11 (1.20%) Groovy
18 9 (0.99%) XPath
19 8 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (13.03%) ISEB
2 93 (10.19%) ISTQB
3 68 (7.45%) Security Cleared
4 62 (6.79%) Degree
5 37 (4.05%) SC Cleared
6 27 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (2.85%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.33%) MCTS
9 3 (0.33%) MCITP
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.33%) MCSE
9 3 (0.33%) MCSA
10 2 (0.22%) IIBA
10 2 (0.22%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.11%) CBAP
11 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 290 (31.76%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.33%) Basel III
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.22%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.77%) Varnish
3 7 (0.77%) VirtualBox
3 7 (0.77%) Docker
4 6 (0.66%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.66%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.55%) HDFS
5 5 (0.55%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.44%) Firmware
7 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.22%) NDS
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 58 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (3.72%) Puppet
3 20 (2.19%) Vagrant
4 15 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.88%) Ansible
6 6 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.55%) Data Guard
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle Flashback
7 5 (0.55%) Oozie
8 4 (0.44%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.33%) Iperf
9 3 (0.33%) Salt
9 3 (0.33%) Netcool
10 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 101 (11.06%) Oracle
2 81 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 58 (6.35%) HP
4 21 (2.30%) IBM
4 21 (2.30%) VMware
5 18 (1.97%) SAP
6 16 (1.75%) Sybase
7 15 (1.64%) Veritas
7 15 (1.64%) Google
8 10 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.66%) Perforce
9 6 (0.66%) McAfee
9 6 (0.66%) Citrix
10 5 (0.55%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.44%) Charles River
11 4 (0.44%) Metastorm
11 4 (0.44%) ATG
11 4 (0.44%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.44%) hybris
11 4 (0.44%) Green Hat
Bristol, Somerset
Recruitment Partnership
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: From £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Flexible
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