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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 200 224 204
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 598 501 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.28% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 353 348
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
41115 39220 37496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.13% 79.37% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 27556 25280 24056
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1120 1132
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.69 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
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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 +21 290 £428 -5.00% 78
North West +39 88 £425 -13.70% 13
South East -12 76 £375 +5.63% 27
South West +3 38 £400 +14.28% 21
Yorkshire +12 33 £425 +2.40% 13
West Midlands -9 27 £330 -5.71% 8
North East -57 20 £325 -13.33% 2
East of England -1 13 £425 +36.00% 16
East Midlands +14 12 £425 +21.42% 2
Midlands 0 3 £375 +50.00%
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 677 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (36.46%) Selenium
3 367 (32.48%) Java
4 284 (25.13%) QA
5 273 (24.16%) BDD
6 264 (23.36%) SQL
7 262 (23.19%) TDD
8 243 (21.50%) Scrum
9 235 (20.80%) Finance
10 231 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
11 225 (19.91%) Cucumber
12 216 (19.12%) Security Cleared
13 185 (16.37%) Test Scripting
14 178 (15.75%) Microsoft
15 176 (15.58%) JIRA
15 176 (15.58%) WebDriver
16 168 (14.87%) Jenkins
17 167 (14.78%) SC Cleared
18 163 (14.42%) Web Services
19 159 (14.07%) JavaScript
19 159 (14.07%) C#
20 156 (13.81%) Software Engineering
21 146 (12.92%) Functional Testing
22 143 (12.65%) .NET
23 139 (12.30%) Windows
24 138 (12.21%) Banking
25 137 (12.12%) ISEB
26 135 (11.95%) Automated Testing
27 130 (11.50%) Ruby
28 120 (10.62%) DevOps

Test Automation
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 62 (5.49%) Node.js
2 46 (4.07%) Confluence
3 36 (3.19%) Jetty
4 35 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 35 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 30 (2.65%) nginx
6 22 (1.95%) Skype for Business
7 21 (1.86%) JBoss
7 21 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (1.77%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.88%) Apache
10 8 (0.71%) IIS
11 7 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.35%) CMS
13 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.27%) SAS
14 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 50 (4.42%) MS Office
3 9 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) MS Project
5 2 (0.18%) Mingle
6 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.68%) Magento
2 13 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.088%) Global One
7 1 (0.088%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.088%) Maximo
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.088%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.088%) Summit
7 1 (0.088%) SunGard Martini
7 1 (0.088%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.24%) GitHub
4 13 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.53%) IaaS
6 6 (0.53%) SaaS
7 4 (0.35%) Office 365
8 3 (0.27%) Engine Yard
8 3 (0.27%) Heroku
8 3 (0.27%) PaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.18%) Trello
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.088%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.088%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.95%) HTTP
1 22 (1.95%) Skype
2 13 (1.15%) Internet
3 9 (0.80%) SNMP
4 7 (0.62%) SAN
4 7 (0.62%) VLAN
5 5 (0.44%) DVB
5 5 (0.44%) Firewall
5 5 (0.44%) ZigBee
6 4 (0.35%) DNS
6 4 (0.35%) VPN
6 4 (0.35%) WAN
7 3 (0.27%) DHCP
7 3 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.18%) ATM
8 2 (0.18%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.18%) SSL
8 2 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.51%) MySQL
3 42 (3.72%) NoSQL
4 38 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.48%) Apache Hive
5 28 (2.48%) Impala
5 28 (2.48%) Neo4j
6 24 (2.12%) Big Data
7 21 (1.86%) DB2
8 20 (1.77%) Hadoop
9 18 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 13 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (0.88%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.88%) VoltDB
13 8 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.62%) Redis
15 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 412 (36.46%) Selenium
2 225 (19.91%) Cucumber
3 176 (15.58%) JIRA
3 176 (15.58%) WebDriver
4 168 (14.87%) Jenkins
5 117 (10.35%) Git (software)
6 112 (9.91%) HP UFT
7 98 (8.67%) JUnit
8 95 (8.41%) SpecFlow
9 89 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 76 (6.73%) Maven
11 67 (5.93%) SoapUI
12 66 (5.84%) Visual Studio
13 63 (5.58%) JMeter
14 62 (5.49%) Subversion
15 56 (4.96%) TeamCity
16 54 (4.78%) Appium
17 40 (3.54%) Capybara
17 40 (3.54%) LoadRunner
18 34 (3.01%) Ant
General
1 235 (20.80%) Finance
2 138 (12.21%) Banking
3 50 (4.42%) Retail
4 42 (3.72%) Investment Banking
5 27 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.88%) Electronics
6 10 (0.88%) Games
7 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.71%) Marketing
9 7 (0.62%) Front Office
9 7 (0.62%) Legal
10 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.44%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Back Office
12 4 (0.35%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 2 (0.18%) Military
15 1 (0.088%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (20.27%) Developer
2 194 (17.17%) Analyst
3 167 (14.78%) Test Analyst
4 166 (14.69%) Tester
5 153 (13.54%) Test Engineer
6 100 (8.85%) Java Developer
7 89 (7.88%) Automation Tester
7 89 (7.88%) Test Manager
8 85 (7.52%) Test Automation Engineer
9 79 (6.99%) Automation Test Analyst
10 72 (6.37%) Developer in Test
11 68 (6.02%) Test Leader
12 67 (5.93%) Architect
13 59 (5.22%) Consultant
14 52 (4.60%) Test Automation Developer
15 51 (4.51%) QA Engineer
16 35 (3.10%) QA Analyst
17 33 (2.92%) QA Tester
17 33 (2.92%) Senior Developer
18 30 (2.65%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (14.42%) Web Services
2 143 (12.65%) .NET
3 118 (10.44%) XML
4 108 (9.56%) HTML
5 96 (8.50%) SOAP
6 75 (6.64%) JSON
7 74 (6.55%) REST
8 69 (6.11%) Gherkin
9 63 (5.58%) CSS
10 61 (5.40%) Spring
11 59 (5.22%) AngularJS
12 55 (4.87%) RESTful
13 44 (3.89%) HTML5
14 37 (3.27%) CSS3
15 36 (3.19%) Java EE
16 34 (3.01%) GWT
17 30 (2.65%) JDBC
18 29 (2.57%) Struts
18 29 (2.57%) Struts2
19 26 (2.30%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.10%) Mobile App
3 26 (2.30%) User Experience
4 24 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (1.50%) Smart Meter
7 15 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.06%) Biometrics
10 9 (0.80%) Derivative
10 9 (0.80%) PKI
10 9 (0.80%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 7 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (0.62%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.62%) STB
11 7 (0.62%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.53%) CESG
12 6 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 139 (12.30%) Windows
2 102 (9.03%) Linux
3 78 (6.90%) Unix
4 47 (4.16%) Windows Server
5 43 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (3.10%) Android
7 34 (3.01%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.68%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.15%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.71%) CentOS
10 8 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.27%) VME
14 2 (0.18%) Solaris
15 1 (0.088%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (59.91%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (24.16%) BDD
3 262 (23.19%) TDD
4 243 (21.50%) Scrum
5 231 (20.44%) Continuous Integration
6 185 (16.37%) Test Scripting
7 156 (13.81%) Software Engineering
8 146 (12.92%) Functional Testing
9 135 (11.95%) Automated Testing
10 120 (10.62%) DevOps
11 108 (9.56%) Test Strategy
12 105 (9.29%) Software Testing
13 95 (8.41%) Regression Testing
14 94 (8.32%) Automation Testing
15 93 (8.23%) Integration Testing
16 91 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 89 (7.88%) SDLC
18 78 (6.90%) Defect Management
18 78 (6.90%) OO
18 78 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 367 (32.48%) Java
2 264 (23.36%) SQL
3 159 (14.07%) C#
3 159 (14.07%) JavaScript
4 130 (11.50%) Ruby
5 100 (8.85%) Python
6 49 (4.34%) PowerShell
7 35 (3.10%) Perl
8 33 (2.92%) C
9 28 (2.48%) Scala
10 27 (2.39%) PHP
11 22 (1.95%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.86%) VB
13 17 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.42%) C++
15 15 (1.33%) Groovy
16 13 (1.15%) VBA
16 13 (1.15%) VBScript
17 10 (0.88%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 216 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 167 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 137 (12.12%) ISEB
4 111 (9.82%) ISTQB
5 72 (6.37%) Degree
6 37 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (2.21%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (1.24%) PhD
10 8 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.71%) PMP
11 7 (0.62%) CCEA
11 7 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.44%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.27%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.088%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.088%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (25.13%) QA
2 31 (2.74%) SDET
3 9 (0.80%) WCAG
4 5 (0.44%) GPG13
4 5 (0.44%) WAI
5 4 (0.35%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.18%) EMIR
6 2 (0.18%) MiFID
6 2 (0.18%) SLA
7 1 (0.088%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.088%) FINREP
7 1 (0.088%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (3.72%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.48%) Docker
3 24 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.06%) vSphere
5 4 (0.35%) Firmware
6 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 72 (6.37%) Puppet
2 67 (5.93%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (3.54%) SCCM
3 40 (3.54%) SCOM
4 22 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.59%) logstash
5 18 (1.59%) Piwik
6 17 (1.50%) Ansible
7 12 (1.06%) yum
8 11 (0.97%) Nagios
9 10 (0.88%) Bareos
10 4 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.27%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.27%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.27%) vRealize
12 2 (0.18%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.088%) CA Service Virtualization
13 1 (0.088%) DBAmp
Vendors
1 178 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 110 (9.73%) Oracle
3 100 (8.85%) HP
4 28 (2.48%) Atlassian
5 27 (2.39%) VMware
6 22 (1.95%) Rally
7 21 (1.86%) IBM
8 15 (1.33%) Informatica
8 15 (1.33%) Red Hat
9 11 (0.97%) Hortonworks
9 11 (0.97%) Sybase
10 9 (0.80%) SAP
10 9 (0.80%) Twitter
11 8 (0.71%) Telerik
12 7 (0.62%) Citrix
12 7 (0.62%) Pega
12 7 (0.62%) Siebel
13 5 (0.44%) BMC
13 5 (0.44%) hybris
13 5 (0.44%) NetApp
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