The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 199 212 295
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +83
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 508 442 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 0.95% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.30% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 297 154
Average daily rate
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£389 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £27.23 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.05 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35674 33981 37500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.32% 70.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22568 21050 21971
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 994 1335
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Test Automation
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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 22 July 2014.

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
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 22 July 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 +33 291 £434 +2.05% 70
South East -15 100 £325 -10.95% 46
South West -14 31 £365 +8.14% 17
Yorkshire -6 18 £305 +10.90% 5
East of England -28 16 £375 - 6
East Midlands +4 11 £273 +9.00% 2
North West -20 9 £325 +0.77% 7
North East - 9 £274 - 2
West Midlands -7 6 £288 -4.16% 7
Midlands - - - -
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

1 441 (40.99%) Selenium
2 423 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
3 412 (38.29%) Java
4 377 (35.04%) TDD
5 363 (33.74%) Cucumber
6 350 (32.53%) BDD
7 349 (32.43%) QA
8 323 (30.02%) SQL
9 322 (29.93%) Scrum
10 279 (25.93%) C#
11 251 (23.33%) Ruby
12 236 (21.93%) .NET
13 235 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
14 207 (19.24%) Web Services
15 205 (19.05%) WebDriver
16 192 (17.84%) Test Scripting
17 185 (17.19%) QuickTest Pro
18 177 (16.45%) Oracle
19 164 (15.24%) HP
20 159 (14.78%) ISTQB
21 154 (14.31%) Automated Testing
22 151 (14.03%) XML
23 147 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
24 146 (13.57%) JavaScript
25 144 (13.38%) Jenkins
26 143 (13.29%) Test Strategy
26 143 (13.29%) Finance
27 140 (13.01%) Software Testing
28 139 (12.92%) HTML
29 138 (12.83%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 30 (2.79%) Node.js
2 13 (1.21%) Apache
3 12 (1.12%) Confluence
4 10 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.65%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.37%) CMS
7 4 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.28%) Jetty
8 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.19%) IIS
9 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.093%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 29 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.93%) MS Office
4 5 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) MS Project
5 3 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.28%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.19%) Magento
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.19%) RMDS
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.093%) Endur
4 1 (0.093%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.093%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.93%) SaaS
1 10 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.37%) GitHub
4 3 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.093%) Force.com
6 1 (0.093%) Office 365
6 1 (0.093%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 66 (6.13%) HTTP
2 31 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.23%) DNS
4 20 (1.86%) HTTPS
5 19 (1.77%) Internet
6 13 (1.21%) SSL
7 12 (1.12%) IP Telephony
7 12 (1.12%) 3G
8 10 (0.93%) 2G
8 10 (0.93%) LAN
9 9 (0.84%) LDAP
9 9 (0.84%) Firewall
9 9 (0.84%) 4G
10 8 (0.74%) WAN
11 6 (0.56%) LTE
12 4 (0.37%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.37%) DVB
12 4 (0.37%) Wireless
12 4 (0.37%) WCDMA
13 3 (0.28%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 42 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 41 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 30 (2.79%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.32%) MySQL
8 24 (2.23%) MongoDB
9 16 (1.49%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.39%) Big Data
11 8 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.56%) DB2
14 5 (0.46%) SQL Navigator
15 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
16 3 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
17 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 441 (40.99%) Selenium
2 363 (33.74%) Cucumber
3 205 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 185 (17.19%) QuickTest Pro
5 144 (13.38%) Jenkins
6 124 (11.52%) JUnit
7 94 (8.74%) JIRA
8 87 (8.09%) SoapUI
9 76 (7.06%) JBehave
10 73 (6.78%) WATIR
10 73 (6.78%) Git (software)
11 62 (5.76%) FitNesse
11 62 (5.76%) Calabash
12 61 (5.67%) RSpec
13 58 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
14 56 (5.20%) Visual Studio
15 53 (4.93%) SpecFlow
16 52 (4.83%) Maven
17 49 (4.55%) LoadRunner
18 48 (4.46%) TeamCity
General
1 143 (13.29%) Finance
2 75 (6.97%) Banking
3 35 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.60%) Retail
5 22 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.95%) Games
7 19 (1.77%) Marketing
8 16 (1.49%) Publishing
9 13 (1.21%) Back Office
10 12 (1.12%) General Ledger
11 11 (1.02%) Advertising
12 10 (0.93%) Legal
13 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.56%) Electronics
14 4 (0.37%) Billing
15 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.28%) Local Government
15 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.19%) Military
16 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 230 (21.38%) Analyst
2 229 (21.28%) Tester
3 200 (18.59%) Test Analyst
4 196 (18.22%) Developer
5 120 (11.15%) Automation Tester
6 104 (9.67%) Test Engineer
7 88 (8.18%) Test Manager
8 64 (5.95%) Test Leader
9 51 (4.74%) Consultant
10 50 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
11 46 (4.28%) QA Engineer
12 44 (4.09%) Test Consultant
13 43 (4.00%) QA Analyst
13 43 (4.00%) Java Developer
14 37 (3.44%) QA Tester
15 36 (3.35%) Software Engineer
16 33 (3.07%) Automation Analyst
17 26 (2.42%) Automation Test Analyst
18 24 (2.23%) Test Specialist
19 23 (2.14%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (21.93%) .NET
2 207 (19.24%) Web Services
3 151 (14.03%) XML
4 139 (12.92%) HTML
5 99 (9.20%) SOAP
6 90 (8.36%) JSON
7 84 (7.81%) ASP.NET
8 71 (6.60%) JSP
9 59 (5.48%) RESTful
10 50 (4.65%) REST
11 49 (4.55%) Spring
12 43 (4.00%) CSS
13 32 (2.97%) XSLT
14 28 (2.60%) Gherkin
15 26 (2.42%) Sass
16 24 (2.23%) HTML5
17 22 (2.04%) CSS3
18 20 (1.86%) Mustache
19 17 (1.58%) .NET Framework
20 16 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 112 (10.41%) Open Source
2 87 (8.09%) Mobile App
3 39 (3.62%) Computer Science
4 17 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (1.39%) Video on Demand
5 15 (1.39%) Digital Media
6 14 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.21%) IVR
8 12 (1.12%) IPTV
8 12 (1.12%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
10 10 (0.93%) Handset
11 8 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.65%) Derivative
12 7 (0.65%) Clustering
13 6 (0.56%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.56%) STB
13 6 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 102 (9.48%) Windows
2 92 (8.55%) Linux
3 78 (7.25%) UNIX
4 69 (6.41%) Apple iOS
5 61 (5.67%) Android
6 18 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.58%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.21%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.65%) AIX
11 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.56%) CentOS
12 5 (0.46%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.37%) VMS
14 3 (0.28%) Debian
15 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.19%) Solaris
16 1 (0.093%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 377 (35.04%) TDD
3 350 (32.53%) BDD
4 322 (29.93%) Scrum
5 235 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
6 192 (17.84%) Test Scripting
7 154 (14.31%) Automated Testing
8 143 (13.29%) Test Strategy
9 140 (13.01%) Software Testing
10 118 (10.97%) Automation Testing
11 107 (9.94%) User Stories
12 92 (8.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 83 (7.71%) Test Management
14 81 (7.53%) Software Engineering
15 75 (6.97%) E-Commerce
16 73 (6.78%) CRM
16 73 (6.78%) Kanban
17 72 (6.69%) Project Management
18 68 (6.32%) Integration Testing
18 68 (6.32%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 412 (38.29%) Java
2 323 (30.02%) SQL
3 279 (25.93%) C#
4 251 (23.33%) Ruby
5 146 (13.57%) JavaScript
6 88 (8.18%) Python
7 79 (7.34%) VB
8 47 (4.37%) Shell Script
9 35 (3.25%) PHP
10 31 (2.88%) VBScript
11 26 (2.42%) Groovy
12 23 (2.14%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.95%) Perl
13 21 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.86%) C
15 19 (1.77%) C++
16 18 (1.67%) Scala
17 16 (1.49%) VB.NET
18 14 (1.30%) Objective-C
19 9 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 159 (14.78%) ISTQB
2 138 (12.83%) ISEB
3 114 (10.59%) Security Cleared
4 91 (8.46%) SC Cleared
5 72 (6.69%) Degree
6 63 (5.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 51 (4.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 41 (3.81%) DV Cleared
9 21 (1.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.093%) HND
11 1 (0.093%) CISM
11 1 (0.093%) CCIE
11 1 (0.093%) CISSP
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.093%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.093%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.093%) MCDST
11 1 (0.093%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (32.43%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.19%) JTAG
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.093%) SLA
4 1 (0.093%) EMIR
4 1 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.093%) Basel III
4 1 (0.093%) DO-160
4 1 (0.093%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.65%) NDS
4 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.28%) vCloud
5 3 (0.28%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.093%) Xen
7 1 (0.093%) vSphere
7 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 147 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.86%) Puppet
3 16 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (1.30%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.93%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.65%) Netcool
6 7 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.37%) Nagios
9 3 (0.28%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.093%) AppManager
11 1 (0.093%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.093%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.093%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.093%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 177 (16.45%) Oracle
2 164 (15.24%) HP
3 110 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.04%) Informatica
5 11 (1.02%) SAP
5 11 (1.02%) Sybase
5 11 (1.02%) Empirix
5 11 (1.02%) VMware
5 11 (1.02%) Verint
6 10 (0.93%) Genesys
6 10 (0.93%) Siemens
6 10 (0.93%) Citrix
6 10 (0.93%) Cisco
7 9 (0.84%) Apple
8 8 (0.74%) Sun
9 7 (0.65%) Siebel
9 7 (0.65%) JBoss
9 7 (0.65%) ESRI
9 7 (0.65%) Veritas
9 7 (0.65%) McAfee
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