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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 202 202 300
Rank change year-on-year
0 +98
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 563 483 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.02% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.38% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 339 133
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 3
Average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 0 319 £400 -5.88% 56
South East -2 93 £353 +0.71% 28
East of England +24 56 £450 +22.03% 10
South West +8 46 £350 +1.08% 12
Yorkshire -9 17 £544 +81.25% 8
North West -7 15 £289 -17.50% 4
East Midlands 0 10 £348 +32.38% 2
West Midlands -15 4 £450 +63.63% 2
North East - 4 £381 - 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 617 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (45.41%) Java
3 371 (36.23%) Selenium
4 366 (35.74%) TDD
5 338 (33.01%) SQL
6 287 (28.03%) Scrum
7 280 (27.34%) BDD
8 279 (27.25%) QA
9 258 (25.20%) Cucumber
10 253 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
11 216 (21.09%) C#
12 215 (21.00%) Ruby
13 213 (20.80%) .NET
14 194 (18.95%) Web Services
15 161 (15.72%) XML
16 155 (15.14%) Linux
16 155 (15.14%) Oracle
17 148 (14.45%) QuickTest Pro
17 148 (14.45%) Test Scripting
18 147 (14.36%) WebDriver
19 132 (12.89%) Automated Testing
20 131 (12.79%) Finance
21 128 (12.50%) HTML
21 128 (12.50%) JavaScript
22 126 (12.30%) ISEB
23 125 (12.21%) Python
24 119 (11.62%) Jenkins
25 117 (11.43%) Software Engineering
26 114 (11.13%) HP
27 113 (11.04%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (2.44%) Node.js
2 24 (2.34%) WebLogic
3 21 (2.05%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.86%) Confluence
5 18 (1.76%) Apache
6 14 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (0.78%) IIS
7 8 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.59%) CMS
9 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.49%) nginx
10 5 (0.49%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.49%) JBoss
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.20%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.20%) lighttpd
Applications
1 34 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.56%) MS Office
3 7 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.49%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.098%) Mingle
7 1 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.49%) Summit
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.098%) Magento
6 1 (0.098%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle TCA
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.098%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.098%) Findur
6 1 (0.098%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.098%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.098%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.098%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.49%) Route 53
6 4 (0.39%) GitHub
7 3 (0.29%) PaaS
7 3 (0.29%) IaaS
8 2 (0.20%) SaaS
9 1 (0.098%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.73%) HTTP
2 19 (1.86%) Internet
3 11 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.98%) Broadband
5 9 (0.88%) LTE
5 9 (0.88%) Wireless
5 9 (0.88%) Wireshark
6 8 (0.78%) WCDMA
6 8 (0.78%) DHCP
7 7 (0.68%) DNS
7 7 (0.68%) Firewall
8 6 (0.59%) IP Telephony
8 6 (0.59%) ATM
8 6 (0.59%) NAS
9 5 (0.49%) LDAP
9 5 (0.49%) Telnet
10 4 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (0.39%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.39%) FTP
10 4 (0.39%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
3 34 (3.32%) Oracle Database
4 31 (3.03%) MySQL
5 29 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.07%) Big Data
10 10 (0.98%) DB2
11 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.78%) SQLite
12 8 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.49%) Redis
14 5 (0.49%) TKPROF
14 5 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 371 (36.23%) Selenium
2 258 (25.20%) Cucumber
3 148 (14.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 147 (14.36%) WebDriver
5 119 (11.62%) Jenkins
6 104 (10.16%) JIRA
7 91 (8.89%) JUnit
8 71 (6.93%) Subversion
9 61 (5.96%) SpecFlow
10 60 (5.86%) Git (software)
11 57 (5.57%) WATIR
12 56 (5.47%) SoapUI
13 55 (5.37%) JMeter
14 50 (4.88%) Maven
15 49 (4.79%) Visual Studio
16 46 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
17 42 (4.10%) LoadRunner
18 37 (3.61%) Sahi
19 35 (3.42%) RSpec
20 34 (3.32%) Hudson
General
1 131 (12.79%) Finance
2 57 (5.57%) Banking
3 36 (3.52%) Investment Banking
4 31 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.44%) Games
6 20 (1.95%) Retail
6 20 (1.95%) Electronics
7 10 (0.98%) Back Office
7 10 (0.98%) Automotive
8 8 (0.78%) Publishing
9 7 (0.68%) Legal
9 7 (0.68%) Front Office
10 5 (0.49%) Marketing
11 3 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 1 (0.098%) Avionics
12 1 (0.098%) Law
12 1 (0.098%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.098%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.098%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 236 (23.05%) Developer
2 189 (18.46%) Analyst
3 184 (17.97%) Tester
4 174 (16.99%) Test Analyst
5 138 (13.48%) Test Engineer
6 86 (8.40%) Automation Tester
7 70 (6.84%) Test Manager
8 55 (5.37%) Java Developer
9 54 (5.27%) Software Engineer
10 49 (4.79%) Automation Engineer
11 47 (4.59%) Test Leader
12 38 (3.71%) Agile Coach
13 33 (3.22%) QA Engineer
14 31 (3.03%) Consultant
15 30 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
15 30 (2.93%) Automation Analyst
16 29 (2.83%) Senior Test Analyst
17 28 (2.73%) Test Automation Engineer
18 27 (2.64%) Software Test Engineer
18 27 (2.64%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (20.80%) .NET
2 194 (18.95%) Web Services
3 161 (15.72%) XML
4 128 (12.50%) HTML
5 80 (7.81%) RESTful
6 74 (7.23%) CSS
7 73 (7.13%) JSON
8 58 (5.66%) SOAP
9 56 (5.47%) Spring
10 50 (4.88%) REST
11 49 (4.79%) ASP.NET
12 45 (4.39%) JSP
13 38 (3.71%) jQuery
13 38 (3.71%) HTML5
14 35 (3.42%) Gherkin
15 33 (3.22%) CSS3
16 28 (2.73%) J2EE
17 25 (2.44%) .NET Framework
18 24 (2.34%) Spring MVC
18 24 (2.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.50%) Open Source
2 51 (4.98%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.34%) Derivative
5 20 (1.95%) User Experience
5 20 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.76%) Video on Demand
7 16 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.46%) STB
9 14 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
9 14 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.27%) Digital Media
11 12 (1.17%) Credit Risk
11 12 (1.17%) Equities
11 12 (1.17%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.98%) Replication
13 8 (0.78%) GIS
13 8 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 155 (15.14%) Linux
2 102 (9.96%) UNIX
3 80 (7.81%) Windows
4 46 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 42 (4.10%) Android
6 14 (1.37%) Windows NT
7 13 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.68%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.39%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.098%) CentOS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.098%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.098%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (35.74%) TDD
3 287 (28.03%) Scrum
4 280 (27.34%) BDD
5 253 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
6 148 (14.45%) Test Scripting
7 132 (12.89%) Automated Testing
8 117 (11.43%) Software Engineering
9 108 (10.55%) User Stories
10 103 (10.06%) Test Strategy
11 99 (9.67%) Software Testing
12 80 (7.81%) Regression Testing
12 80 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 78 (7.62%) Automation Testing
14 74 (7.23%) Performance Testing
15 73 (7.13%) Manual Testing
16 70 (6.84%) Refactoring
17 67 (6.54%) OO
18 66 (6.45%) Kanban
19 58 (5.66%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 465 (45.41%) Java
2 338 (33.01%) SQL
3 216 (21.09%) C#
4 215 (21.00%) Ruby
5 128 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 125 (12.21%) Python
7 47 (4.59%) VB
8 42 (4.10%) PHP
9 40 (3.91%) C++
10 39 (3.81%) Perl
11 33 (3.22%) Bash Shell
12 31 (3.03%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.54%) C
14 24 (2.34%) VBScript
15 22 (2.15%) Scala
16 18 (1.76%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.56%) VB.NET
18 11 (1.07%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.07%) XPath
19 10 (0.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 126 (12.30%) ISEB
2 113 (11.04%) ISTQB
3 81 (7.91%) Security Cleared
4 56 (5.47%) SC Cleared
5 45 (4.39%) Degree
6 28 (2.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (2.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 25 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.20%) HND
11 1 (0.098%) IIBA
11 1 (0.098%) CBAP
11 1 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.098%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.098%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.098%) MCSE
11 1 (0.098%) MCSA
11 1 (0.098%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (27.25%) QA
2 7 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.098%) Basel III
6 1 (0.098%) DO-160
6 1 (0.098%) EMIR
6 1 (0.098%) GAAP
System Software
1 18 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (0.88%) Varnish
3 8 (0.78%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.68%) Docker
4 7 (0.68%) Firmware
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.29%) NDS
6 3 (0.29%) Xen
7 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.098%) vCloud
7 1 (0.098%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.098%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 80 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (3.91%) Puppet
3 28 (2.73%) Vagrant
4 15 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.49%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.49%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.39%) Nagios
7 4 (0.39%) Ansible
8 3 (0.29%) Salt
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.098%) Netcool
Vendors
1 155 (15.14%) Oracle
2 114 (11.13%) HP
3 91 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 17 (1.66%) SAP
5 15 (1.46%) Google
6 8 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.68%) Adobe
7 7 (0.68%) Sybase
7 7 (0.68%) ESRI
8 5 (0.49%) Progress
8 5 (0.49%) VMware
8 5 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.39%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.29%) Verint
10 3 (0.29%) Citrix
10 3 (0.29%) Cisco
10 3 (0.29%) IBM
10 3 (0.29%) ATG
10 3 (0.29%) Siemens
10 3 (0.29%) Genesys
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