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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 197 250 210
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -40
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 570 424 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 0.90% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.16% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 289 336
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £578 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £53.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £28.50 £34.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 220 £425 - 93
South East +17 91 £375 +10.29% 30
South West +57 75 £385 -7.78% 18
Yorkshire +30 58 £458 +45.81% 18
East of England +9 37 £350 -39.13% 12
North West +9 34 £425 +46.55% 15
North East +8 29 £405 +18.94% 5
West Midlands +5 21 £313 -10.71% 9
East Midlands -16 7 £343 -4.19% 1
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 757 (61.80%) Agile Software Development
2 483 (39.43%) Selenium
3 375 (30.61%) Java
4 355 (28.98%) BDD
5 343 (28.00%) QA
6 320 (26.12%) Cucumber
7 303 (24.73%) Scrum
8 299 (24.41%) TDD
9 267 (21.80%) SQL
10 231 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
11 225 (18.37%) C#
12 222 (18.12%) Test Scripting
13 213 (17.39%) JIRA
14 206 (16.82%) Security Cleared
15 202 (16.49%) Jenkins
16 199 (16.24%) Automated Testing
17 197 (16.08%) Functional Testing
18 182 (14.86%) Finance
19 179 (14.61%) ISTQB
20 178 (14.53%) .NET
20 178 (14.53%) WebDriver
21 176 (14.37%) HP UFT
22 175 (14.29%) Microsoft
23 171 (13.96%) Software Testing
24 170 (13.88%) ISEB
25 158 (12.90%) JavaScript
26 156 (12.73%) Ruby
27 155 (12.65%) SC Cleared
28 149 (12.16%) Git (software)
29 142 (11.59%) Web Services

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 62 (5.06%) Confluence
2 23 (1.88%) JBoss
3 21 (1.71%) Node.js
4 18 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.98%) Apache
7 10 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.65%) IIS
9 5 (0.41%) CMS
9 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.24%) Jetty
11 3 (0.24%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.16%) Moodle
12 2 (0.16%) SAS
12 2 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.00%) MS Office
3 6 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) MS Project
5 3 (0.24%) HipChat
5 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) Mingle
7 1 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.082%) Simulink
7 1 (0.082%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.082%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Magento
2 16 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.16%) Summit
5 2 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
6 1 (0.082%) Global One
6 1 (0.082%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.082%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.082%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.43%) GitHub
3 17 (1.39%) Heroku
4 13 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (0.98%) Office 365
6 9 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.65%) IaaS
8 7 (0.57%) SaaS
9 5 (0.41%) PaaS
10 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.16%) Trello
12 1 (0.082%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.082%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.082%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.10%) HTTP
2 28 (2.29%) SNMP
3 10 (0.82%) Internet
4 5 (0.41%) VLAN
4 5 (0.41%) WAN
5 4 (0.33%) Firewall
5 4 (0.33%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.33%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.33%) Wireless
6 3 (0.24%) Broadband
6 3 (0.24%) FlexRay
6 3 (0.24%) LAN
6 3 (0.24%) Network Security
6 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.24%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.16%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.16%) GSM
7 2 (0.16%) SMTP
7 2 (0.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.10%) MySQL
3 34 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 21 (1.71%) DB2
5 20 (1.63%) MongoDB
5 20 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 20 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 12 (0.98%) Big Data
9 10 (0.82%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.82%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.82%) Redis
9 10 (0.82%) SQLite
10 9 (0.73%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 483 (39.43%) Selenium
2 320 (26.12%) Cucumber
3 213 (17.39%) JIRA
4 202 (16.49%) Jenkins
5 178 (14.53%) WebDriver
6 176 (14.37%) HP UFT
7 149 (12.16%) Git (software)
8 117 (9.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 99 (8.08%) SpecFlow
10 85 (6.94%) SoapUI
11 82 (6.69%) Visual Studio
12 75 (6.12%) Appium
13 70 (5.71%) JMeter
14 66 (5.39%) Subversion
15 61 (4.98%) JUnit
16 54 (4.41%) Capybara
17 49 (4.00%) LoadRunner
18 47 (3.84%) Maven
19 41 (3.35%) RSpec
20 38 (3.10%) JBehave
General
1 182 (14.86%) Finance
2 78 (6.37%) Banking
3 48 (3.92%) Retail
4 39 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.63%) Publishing
7 19 (1.55%) Games
8 15 (1.22%) Electronics
8 15 (1.22%) Front Office
9 11 (0.90%) Legal
10 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.82%) Marketing
11 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.41%) Automotive
12 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.33%) Advertising
13 4 (0.33%) Back Office
14 3 (0.24%) Billing
14 3 (0.24%) Law
15 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 256 (20.90%) Analyst
2 245 (20.00%) Developer
3 239 (19.51%) Test Analyst
4 230 (18.78%) Tester
5 130 (10.61%) Test Engineer
6 110 (8.98%) Test Manager
7 106 (8.65%) Automation Tester
8 105 (8.57%) Automation Analyst
9 104 (8.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 103 (8.41%) Test Leader
11 100 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
12 80 (6.53%) Test Automation Engineer
13 73 (5.96%) Developer in Test
14 70 (5.71%) QA Engineer
15 56 (4.57%) Consultant
16 50 (4.08%) Test Consultant
17 48 (3.92%) Java Developer
18 41 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
18 41 (3.35%) Test Automation Developer
19 39 (3.18%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (14.53%) .NET
2 142 (11.59%) Web Services
3 111 (9.06%) HTML
4 108 (8.82%) XML
5 90 (7.35%) SOAP
6 79 (6.45%) RESTful
7 78 (6.37%) Gherkin
8 64 (5.22%) REST
9 45 (3.67%) ASP.NET
10 43 (3.51%) CSS
11 38 (3.10%) JSON
12 35 (2.86%) Spring
13 27 (2.20%) Middleware
14 26 (2.12%) AngularJS
14 26 (2.12%) Ruby on Rails
15 22 (1.80%) HTML5
16 19 (1.55%) J2EE
16 19 (1.55%) XSD
17 18 (1.47%) WSDL
18 16 (1.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
1 75 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 37 (3.02%) Computer Science
3 26 (2.12%) PKI
4 19 (1.55%) Derivative
5 16 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.22%) User Experience
7 13 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.98%) Equities
9 11 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 11 (0.90%) Smart Meter
10 10 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (0.65%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.65%) Device Driver
12 8 (0.65%) STB
13 7 (0.57%) CESG
13 7 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 122 (9.96%) Windows
2 115 (9.39%) Linux
3 76 (6.20%) Unix
4 71 (5.80%) Android
5 63 (5.14%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.29%) Mac OS X
7 16 (1.31%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.33%) CentOS
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.082%) AIX
11 1 (0.082%) Solaris
11 1 (0.082%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.082%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.082%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.082%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.082%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.082%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (61.80%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (28.98%) BDD
3 303 (24.73%) Scrum
4 299 (24.41%) TDD
5 231 (18.86%) Continuous Integration
6 222 (18.12%) Test Scripting
7 199 (16.24%) Automated Testing
8 197 (16.08%) Functional Testing
9 171 (13.96%) Software Testing
10 134 (10.94%) Test Strategy
11 120 (9.80%) Regression Testing
12 118 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing
12 118 (9.63%) Test Management
13 108 (8.82%) Automation Testing
14 102 (8.33%) Manual Testing
15 87 (7.10%) SDLC
16 86 (7.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 85 (6.94%) Kanban
18 84 (6.86%) Defect Management
18 84 (6.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 375 (30.61%) Java
2 267 (21.80%) SQL
3 225 (18.37%) C#
4 158 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 156 (12.73%) Ruby
6 101 (8.24%) Python
7 63 (5.14%) C++
8 54 (4.41%) PHP
9 40 (3.27%) VB
10 39 (3.18%) C
11 34 (2.78%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.96%) Perl
12 24 (1.96%) Scala
12 24 (1.96%) VBScript
13 19 (1.55%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.31%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.22%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.06%) Groovy
16 13 (1.06%) VBA
17 12 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 206 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 179 (14.61%) ISTQB
3 170 (13.88%) ISEB
4 155 (12.65%) SC Cleared
5 93 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 78 (6.37%) Degree
7 32 (2.61%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.82%) PhD
11 7 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.41%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.33%) HND
14 3 (0.24%) CCEA
14 3 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.24%) PMP
15 2 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 1 (0.082%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (28.00%) QA
2 20 (1.63%) SDET
3 10 (0.82%) WCAG
4 9 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.57%) ISO 14001
5 7 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.49%) GPG13
6 6 (0.49%) WAI
7 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.24%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.24%) ISO26262
7 3 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.16%) EMIR
8 2 (0.16%) SLA
9 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.082%) FATCA
9 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.082%) MISRA
System Software
1 11 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.82%) Docker
3 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.41%) Firmware
5 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.082%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 65 (5.31%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (3.76%) Puppet
3 19 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.39%) Capistrano
5 14 (1.14%) logstash
5 14 (1.14%) Piwik
6 10 (0.82%) Bareos
6 10 (0.82%) yum
7 4 (0.33%) Ansible
8 3 (0.24%) Nagios
9 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.082%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.082%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.082%) DBAmp
10 1 (0.082%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.082%) Netcool
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 175 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 137 (11.18%) HP
3 101 (8.24%) Oracle
4 26 (2.12%) IBM
5 19 (1.55%) SAP
6 18 (1.47%) Informatica
6 18 (1.47%) Sybase
7 12 (0.98%) Citrix
8 10 (0.82%) Twitter
9 9 (0.73%) Telerik
9 9 (0.73%) VMware
10 8 (0.65%) Siebel
11 7 (0.57%) Google
11 7 (0.57%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.41%) Facebook
12 5 (0.41%) ILOG
13 4 (0.33%) Green Hat
13 4 (0.33%) Pega
13 4 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.33%) TIBCO
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £430 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Highly Attractive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 15 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 30000-45000 Per Annum + share options
Posted: 16 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Newcastle
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Rate: Excellent
Posted: 28 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International
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