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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 184 217 213
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 608 494 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.00% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.31% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 313 299
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% -9.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +15.38%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -7 268 £438 +2.94% 88
South East +21 131 £365 +12.30% 33
Yorkshire +12 52 £395 +29.50% 11
North West +12 46 £440 +35.38% 20
South West -8 31 £390 +6.84% 12
North East -9 24 £308 - 2
East of England +6 19 £210 -40.00% 16
West Midlands +12 17 £350 +21.73% 4
East Midlands +2 13 £350 +28.44% 11
South Coast - 2 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 631 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (40.71%) Selenium
3 381 (35.57%) Java
4 332 (31.00%) QA
5 326 (30.44%) TDD
6 311 (29.04%) SQL
7 285 (26.61%) BDD
8 271 (25.30%) Cucumber
9 267 (24.93%) C#
10 258 (24.09%) Scrum
11 231 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
12 219 (20.45%) Test Scripting
13 206 (19.23%) Finance
14 200 (18.67%) WebDriver
15 188 (17.55%) Software Testing
16 187 (17.46%) .NET
17 166 (15.50%) Test Strategy
18 165 (15.41%) Automated Testing
19 154 (14.38%) XML
20 143 (13.35%) Web Services
21 141 (13.17%) Ruby
22 134 (12.51%) JIRA
23 133 (12.42%) ISEB
24 128 (11.95%) Microsoft
25 125 (11.67%) Jenkins
26 120 (11.20%) Oracle
27 114 (10.64%) HP UFT
28 113 (10.55%) Linux
29 112 (10.46%) Python
30 111 (10.36%) ISTQB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 28 (2.61%) Tomcat
2 22 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.68%) Confluence
4 17 (1.59%) Node.js
4 17 (1.59%) Apache
5 14 (1.31%) CMS
6 12 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.75%) JBoss
9 7 (0.65%) nginx
10 6 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.37%) IIS
12 4 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.37%) Documentum
12 4 (0.37%) LiveLink
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.28%) ATG Dynamo
14 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 52 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.61%) MS Office
3 5 (0.47%) Maya
4 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.093%) HipChat
5 1 (0.093%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.093%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.56%) Magento
3 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.37%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.37%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.37%) Eagle PACE
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) MultiFonds
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.093%) Radian6
7 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.093%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.75%) GitHub
3 7 (0.65%) Route 53
3 7 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.65%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.56%) Heroku
5 5 (0.47%) SaaS
5 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.37%) Engine Yard
6 4 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.28%) Force.com
8 2 (0.19%) PaaS
8 2 (0.19%) IaaS
9 1 (0.093%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.093%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.093%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.61%) HTTP
2 26 (2.43%) Internet
3 15 (1.40%) GSM
4 13 (1.21%) UMTS
4 13 (1.21%) LTE
5 10 (0.93%) Wireshark
5 10 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.84%) GPRS
6 9 (0.84%) 4G
6 9 (0.84%) HSDPA
6 9 (0.84%) RNC
6 9 (0.84%) VoLTE
6 9 (0.84%) Diameter Protocol
7 8 (0.75%) 3G
8 7 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.56%) 2G
9 6 (0.56%) NAS
9 6 (0.56%) SAN
10 5 (0.47%) PSTN
11 4 (0.37%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 43 (4.01%) MySQL
4 36 (3.36%) NoSQL
5 35 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 22 (2.05%) DB2
8 18 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.31%) DbVisualizer
10 13 (1.21%) Big Data
10 13 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.84%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 436 (40.71%) Selenium
2 271 (25.30%) Cucumber
3 200 (18.67%) WebDriver
4 134 (12.51%) JIRA
5 125 (11.67%) Jenkins
6 114 (10.64%) HP UFT
7 96 (8.96%) Git (software)
8 91 (8.50%) SoapUI
9 77 (7.19%) SpecFlow
10 70 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 70 (6.54%) Subversion
11 69 (6.44%) JUnit
12 54 (5.04%) JMeter
13 45 (4.20%) RSpec
14 38 (3.55%) Visual Studio
15 37 (3.45%) Maven
16 36 (3.36%) WATIR
17 32 (2.99%) JBehave
18 31 (2.89%) LoadRunner
18 31 (2.89%) Calabash
General
1 206 (19.23%) Finance
2 101 (9.43%) Banking
3 54 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 46 (4.30%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.89%) Retail
6 30 (2.80%) Games
7 14 (1.31%) Marketing
8 13 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.21%) Back Office
9 12 (1.12%) Electronics
10 9 (0.84%) Front Office
11 8 (0.75%) Automotive
12 7 (0.65%) Advertising
13 6 (0.56%) Billing
14 5 (0.47%) Publishing
15 4 (0.37%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.28%) French Language
16 3 (0.28%) German Language
16 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (23.16%) Analyst
2 216 (20.17%) Test Analyst
3 206 (19.23%) Developer
4 197 (18.39%) Tester
5 109 (10.18%) Test Engineer
6 87 (8.12%) Automation Tester
7 81 (7.56%) Test Manager
8 77 (7.19%) Test Leader
9 51 (4.76%) QA Analyst
10 46 (4.30%) Automation Engineer
11 43 (4.01%) Senior Analyst
12 42 (3.92%) QA Engineer
12 42 (3.92%) Test Automation Engineer
13 37 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
14 36 (3.36%) AWS Developer
15 32 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
15 32 (2.99%) Software Engineer
16 31 (2.89%) Software Tester
16 31 (2.89%) Automation Test Analyst
17 29 (2.71%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (17.46%) .NET
2 154 (14.38%) XML
3 143 (13.35%) Web Services
4 103 (9.62%) HTML
5 98 (9.15%) SOAP
6 77 (7.19%) RESTful
7 45 (4.20%) Gherkin
8 43 (4.01%) REST
9 42 (3.92%) CSS
10 38 (3.55%) Middleware
11 33 (3.08%) JSON
12 31 (2.89%) HTML5
13 29 (2.71%) ASP.NET
14 28 (2.61%) Spring
15 23 (2.15%) .NET Framework
16 22 (2.05%) J2EE
17 18 (1.68%) Django
17 18 (1.68%) CSS3
18 17 (1.59%) AngularJS
19 16 (1.49%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.58%) Mobile App
3 19 (1.77%) Client/Server
4 18 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.31%) User Experience
7 13 (1.21%) STB
8 12 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 11 (1.03%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.93%) Online Games
10 10 (0.93%) IPTV
10 10 (0.93%) Derivative
10 10 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.84%) Replication
11 9 (0.84%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 8 (0.75%) Equities
12 8 (0.75%) MPEG
13 7 (0.65%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.55%) Linux
2 96 (8.96%) UNIX
3 93 (8.68%) Windows
4 48 (4.48%) Android
5 46 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.31%) Debian
6 14 (1.31%) Ubuntu
7 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.84%) AIX
9 7 (0.65%) Solaris
9 7 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.56%) VME
11 5 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.37%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (58.92%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (30.44%) TDD
3 285 (26.61%) BDD
4 258 (24.09%) Scrum
5 231 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
6 219 (20.45%) Test Scripting
7 188 (17.55%) Software Testing
8 166 (15.50%) Test Strategy
9 165 (15.41%) Automated Testing
10 110 (10.27%) SDLC
11 105 (9.80%) Test Management
12 96 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 91 (8.50%) Open Source
14 83 (7.75%) Software Engineering
14 83 (7.75%) Regression Testing
15 82 (7.66%) Performance Testing
16 78 (7.28%) Automation Testing
17 77 (7.19%) Waterfall
18 64 (5.98%) Mentoring
19 62 (5.79%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 381 (35.57%) Java
2 311 (29.04%) SQL
3 267 (24.93%) C#
4 141 (13.17%) Ruby
5 112 (10.46%) Python
6 108 (10.08%) JavaScript
7 35 (3.27%) C++
7 35 (3.27%) PHP
8 31 (2.89%) VBScript
9 30 (2.80%) C
10 28 (2.61%) Scala
11 27 (2.52%) PowerShell
12 26 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.43%) VB
13 22 (2.05%) Perl
14 19 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.77%) Groovy
15 15 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.31%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 133 (12.42%) ISEB
2 111 (10.36%) ISTQB
3 94 (8.78%) Security Cleared
4 70 (6.54%) Degree
5 54 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (4.58%) SC Cleared
7 36 (3.36%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.21%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.19%) MCTS
11 2 (0.19%) MCITP
11 2 (0.19%) MCSE
11 2 (0.19%) MCSA
11 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.093%) CSQA
12 1 (0.093%) IIBA
12 1 (0.093%) MCAD
12 1 (0.093%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (31.00%) QA
2 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.19%) Basel III
4 2 (0.19%) EMIR
5 1 (0.093%) HL7
5 1 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.093%) GCP
5 1 (0.093%) SLA
5 1 (0.093%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.65%) HDFS
4 5 (0.47%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.47%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.28%) Oracle Clusterware
6 2 (0.19%) Firmware
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.093%) Docker
7 1 (0.093%) NFS
Systems Management
1 83 (7.75%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (2.52%) Puppet
3 20 (1.87%) Vagrant
4 17 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.31%) Ansible
6 7 (0.65%) Salt
6 7 (0.65%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.47%) Oozie
8 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Flashback
8 4 (0.37%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.093%) Iperf
9 1 (0.093%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.093%) Netcool
9 1 (0.093%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.093%) StatsD
9 1 (0.093%) Mesos
9 1 (0.093%) logstash
Vendors
1 128 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 120 (11.20%) Oracle
3 81 (7.56%) HP
4 24 (2.24%) IBM
5 20 (1.87%) Sybase
6 17 (1.59%) VMware
7 16 (1.49%) SAP
7 16 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (0.93%) Perforce
9 9 (0.84%) hybris
10 8 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.75%) Google
10 8 (0.75%) Veritas
11 5 (0.47%) Informatica
11 5 (0.47%) OpenText
11 5 (0.47%) ICL
11 5 (0.47%) Green Hat
12 4 (0.37%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.37%) Cadence
12 4 (0.37%) CA
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Adroit People Limited
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago