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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / England
Rank 187 212 251
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +39
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 556 553 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.16% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.40% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 347 291
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £29.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
34237 39508 37993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.95% 82.86% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22891 26199 24367
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1079 1033
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +37.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +50 252 £450 +5.88% 90
South East +12 78 £388 +3.33% 40
South West -8 55 £325 -15.58% 29
North East +6 43 £350 -13.58% 5
East of England +6 43 £450 +28.57% 20
Yorkshire -6 26 £365 -18.88% 18
West Midlands +4 20 £325 +4.00% 5
East Midlands +18 18 £365 -30.47% 8
North West +2 18 £405 -4.70% 7
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 846 (72.74%) Agile Software Development
2 611 (52.54%) Selenium
3 498 (42.82%) Java
4 439 (37.75%) BDD
5 427 (36.72%) QA
6 426 (36.63%) TDD
7 351 (30.18%) Cucumber
8 335 (28.80%) Scrum
9 320 (27.52%) Continuous Integration
10 288 (24.76%) WebDriver
11 261 (22.44%) Jenkins
12 227 (19.52%) SQL
13 214 (18.40%) C#
14 204 (17.54%) Automated Testing
15 195 (16.77%) JIRA
15 195 (16.77%) Test Scripting
16 192 (16.51%) Finance
17 188 (16.17%) Automation Testing
18 172 (14.79%) Git (software)
19 171 (14.70%) JavaScript
20 168 (14.45%) Gherkin
21 162 (13.93%) Python
22 140 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
22 140 (12.04%) SoapUI
23 139 (11.95%) Web Services
24 138 (11.87%) Ruby
25 136 (11.69%) Software Engineering
26 135 (11.61%) Kanban
27 133 (11.44%) SDLC
27 133 (11.44%) .NET

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 94 (8.08%) Confluence
2 39 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 38 (3.27%) CMS
4 14 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.12%) Apache
5 13 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
6 12 (1.03%) CICS
7 11 (0.95%) nginx
8 10 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.86%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.69%) Drupal
9 8 (0.69%) Jetty
10 7 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.43%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.26%) JBoss
13 3 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 37 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.69%) MS Office
3 5 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) MS Project
5 2 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 24 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.52%) Magento
3 6 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.17%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.086%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.086%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (3.35%) GitHub
4 14 (1.20%) PaaS
5 12 (1.03%) SaaS
6 11 (0.95%) TestFlight
7 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.52%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.34%) IaaS
11 3 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.17%) CloudBees
12 2 (0.17%) Google Play
13 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.086%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.086%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.086%) Heroku
13 1 (0.086%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.15%) HTTP
2 24 (2.06%) Internet
3 9 (0.77%) Firewall
4 8 (0.69%) PuTTY
4 8 (0.69%) WinSCP
5 4 (0.34%) DVB
5 4 (0.34%) SNMP
6 2 (0.17%) ATM
6 2 (0.17%) LDAP
6 2 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.17%) WLAN
7 1 (0.086%) DNS
7 1 (0.086%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.086%) FTP
7 1 (0.086%) RTSP
7 1 (0.086%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (4.39%) Big Data
4 43 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.01%) MySQL
6 26 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 20 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (1.63%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.46%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.38%) CouchDB
12 16 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.29%) DB2
14 14 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (1.03%) SQLite
16 10 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 611 (52.54%) Selenium
2 351 (30.18%) Cucumber
3 288 (24.76%) WebDriver
4 261 (22.44%) Jenkins
5 195 (16.77%) JIRA
6 172 (14.79%) Git (software)
7 140 (12.04%) SoapUI
8 125 (10.75%) JUnit
9 107 (9.20%) HP UFT
10 91 (7.82%) SpecFlow
11 84 (7.22%) Maven
12 75 (6.45%) TeamCity
13 60 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
14 57 (4.90%) JMeter
15 56 (4.82%) JBehave
16 50 (4.30%) Appium
16 50 (4.30%) RSpec
17 48 (4.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 47 (4.04%) NUnit
19 38 (3.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 192 (16.51%) Finance
2 86 (7.39%) Banking
3 50 (4.30%) Games
4 37 (3.18%) Retail
5 34 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.84%) Marketing
7 27 (2.32%) Investment Banking
8 26 (2.24%) Manufacturing
9 24 (2.06%) Electronics
10 19 (1.63%) Front Office
11 11 (0.95%) Back Office
12 9 (0.77%) Publishing
13 7 (0.60%) Legal
14 6 (0.52%) Advertising
15 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.26%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.17%) Billing
17 2 (0.17%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.17%) Law
17 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 292 (25.11%) Developer
2 261 (22.44%) Tester
3 178 (15.31%) Test Engineer
4 171 (14.70%) Automation Tester
5 168 (14.45%) Analyst
6 140 (12.04%) Test Analyst
7 108 (9.29%) QA Engineer
8 104 (8.94%) Developer in Test
9 95 (8.17%) Test Automation Engineer
10 81 (6.96%) Java Developer
11 70 (6.02%) Automation Test Analyst
12 69 (5.93%) Selenium Tester
12 69 (5.93%) Test Automation Developer
13 63 (5.42%) Selenium Automation Tester
14 56 (4.82%) Test Manager
15 53 (4.56%) QA Test Engineer
15 53 (4.56%) Senior Developer
16 52 (4.47%) Test Leader
17 47 (4.04%) QA Tester
18 46 (3.96%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (14.45%) Gherkin
2 139 (11.95%) Web Services
3 133 (11.44%) .NET
4 128 (11.01%) RESTful
5 120 (10.32%) HTML
6 115 (9.89%) XML
7 105 (9.03%) JSON
8 92 (7.91%) CSS
8 92 (7.91%) SOAP
9 85 (7.31%) REST
10 81 (6.96%) Spring
11 78 (6.71%) AngularJS
12 66 (5.67%) Node.js
13 37 (3.18%) CSS3
14 36 (3.10%) HTML5
14 36 (3.10%) jQuery
15 29 (2.49%) Hibernate
15 29 (2.49%) React
16 20 (1.72%) ASP.NET
16 20 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (6.71%) Mobile App
2 69 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (1.29%) Computer Science
4 15 (1.29%) Equities
4 15 (1.29%) Mainframe
4 15 (1.29%) User Experience
5 13 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (1.03%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.03%) iPad
7 11 (0.95%) Smartphone
8 9 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.69%) Derivative
10 7 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (0.52%) Fintech
11 6 (0.52%) NHS
11 6 (0.52%) W3C
12 5 (0.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 122 (10.49%) Linux
2 79 (6.79%) Unix
3 53 (4.56%) Windows
4 44 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 26 (2.24%) Android
6 13 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.77%) zOS
8 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.086%) CentOS
11 1 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 846 (72.74%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (37.75%) BDD
3 426 (36.63%) TDD
4 335 (28.80%) Scrum
5 320 (27.52%) Continuous Integration
6 204 (17.54%) Automated Testing
7 195 (16.77%) Test Scripting
8 188 (16.17%) Automation Testing
9 140 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 136 (11.69%) Software Engineering
11 135 (11.61%) Kanban
12 133 (11.44%) SDLC
13 125 (10.75%) Regression Testing
14 121 (10.40%) Functional Testing
15 117 (10.06%) Open Source
16 116 (9.97%) Performance Testing
17 113 (9.72%) Unit Testing
18 112 (9.63%) DevOps
19 111 (9.54%) Test Strategy
20 110 (9.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 498 (42.82%) Java
2 227 (19.52%) SQL
3 214 (18.40%) C#
4 171 (14.70%) JavaScript
5 162 (13.93%) Python
6 138 (11.87%) Ruby
7 119 (10.23%) Scala
8 64 (5.50%) Groovy
9 45 (3.87%) C++
10 44 (3.78%) Perl
11 38 (3.27%) C
12 35 (3.01%) Shell Script
13 26 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.98%) T-SQL
15 21 (1.81%) PHP
16 20 (1.72%) Bash Shell
17 19 (1.63%) Apple Swift
18 16 (1.38%) Objective-C
19 15 (1.29%) F#
20 14 (1.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 90 (7.74%) ISEB
3 81 (6.96%) ISTQB
4 48 (4.13%) SC Cleared
5 38 (3.27%) Degree
6 24 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.086%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.086%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (36.72%) QA
2 89 (7.65%) SDET
3 34 (2.92%) WCAG
4 14 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.43%) MiFID
6 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.17%) WAI
9 1 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.086%) EMIR
9 1 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (4.39%) Docker
2 7 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.43%) HDFS
5 3 (0.26%) Shibboleth
5 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.086%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.086%) iptables
6 1 (0.086%) LXC
6 1 (0.086%) vSphere
6 1 (0.086%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (3.27%) Puppet
2 30 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.72%) Ansible
5 13 (1.12%) CA Service Virtualization
5 13 (1.12%) OMEGAMON
6 12 (1.03%) HockeyApp
7 9 (0.77%) CA Endevor
8 8 (0.69%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.60%) Rancher
10 5 (0.43%) Kibana
10 5 (0.43%) logstash
10 5 (0.43%) Oozie
11 3 (0.26%) Mesos
12 2 (0.17%) Graphite
12 2 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.17%) Salt
13 1 (0.086%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.086%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 69 (5.93%) Atlassian
2 67 (5.76%) Oracle
3 65 (5.59%) Microsoft
4 64 (5.50%) HP
5 36 (3.10%) IBM
6 34 (2.92%) SAP
7 33 (2.84%) Splunk
8 24 (2.06%) hybris
9 19 (1.63%) Google
10 17 (1.46%) ATG
11 13 (1.12%) CA
11 13 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 13 (1.12%) Sybase
11 13 (1.12%) Syncsort
11 13 (1.12%) Xamarin
12 12 (1.03%) Apple
13 9 (0.77%) Informatica
14 8 (0.69%) Remedy
14 8 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CAG Recruitment
Rate: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Negotiable on salary, Multiple Bene
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £335 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
RP International
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Comptetive Day Rate - 3 month contract with likely extensions
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £650 per week
Posted: 5 days ago