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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 216 187 239
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +52
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 511 549 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.14% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.51% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 359 184
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 £288 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.40 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
38728 36307 31355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.63% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 23317 19199
Average daily rate £418 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1099 985
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -37 239 £450 +2.85% 85
South East -21 76 £355 +9.23% 29
North West -1 37 £496 +28.89% 16
North East +10 36 £375 +7.91% 4
Yorkshire -11 30 £415 +36.06% 4
South West +14 27 £350 - 14
West Midlands +9 25 £350 +47.36% 10
East of England +1 22 £313 -16.66% 11
East Midlands -15 10 £350 +9.37% 4
South Coast - 6 - -
Midlands - 1 £250 -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 565 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (39.60%) Selenium
3 347 (38.17%) Java
4 298 (32.78%) QA
5 293 (32.23%) TDD
6 290 (31.90%) SQL
7 264 (29.04%) Scrum
8 243 (26.73%) BDD
9 215 (23.65%) Continuous Integration
10 211 (23.21%) Cucumber
11 187 (20.57%) C#
12 171 (18.81%) Finance
13 159 (17.49%) Test Scripting
14 150 (16.50%) WebDriver
15 144 (15.84%) .NET
16 135 (14.85%) Software Testing
16 135 (14.85%) Test Strategy
17 133 (14.63%) XML
18 128 (14.08%) Ruby
19 124 (13.64%) Automated Testing
20 121 (13.31%) Web Services
21 118 (12.98%) ISEB
22 117 (12.87%) Linux
23 108 (11.88%) JIRA
24 104 (11.44%) Microsoft
25 99 (10.89%) Oracle
26 97 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
27 96 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
28 93 (10.23%) Windows
29 91 (10.01%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 24 (2.64%) Tomcat
2 19 (2.09%) Confluence
3 18 (1.98%) Apache
4 17 (1.87%) CMS
5 16 (1.76%) Node.js
5 16 (1.76%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.99%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.99%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.88%) nginx
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (0.55%) JBoss
9 4 (0.44%) IIS
9 4 (0.44%) Documentum
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.33%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.33%) ATG Dynamo
11 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.08%) MS Office
3 4 (0.44%) Maya
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.44%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.44%) Magento
3 4 (0.44%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (1.32%) Amazon S3
2 12 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (0.88%) Route 53
3 8 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.77%) GitHub
5 5 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (0.55%) SaaS
6 4 (0.44%) PaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Force.com
6 4 (0.44%) IaaS
7 2 (0.22%) Heroku
8 1 (0.11%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.52%) Internet
2 23 (2.53%) HTTP
3 13 (1.43%) SAN
4 11 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.10%) iSCSI
6 9 (0.99%) GSM
6 9 (0.99%) FCoE
6 9 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.77%) Wireless
9 5 (0.55%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.55%) FTP
9 5 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.55%) 4G
10 4 (0.44%) PSTN
10 4 (0.44%) UMTS
10 4 (0.44%) VoIP
10 4 (0.44%) LDAP
10 4 (0.44%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 36 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (3.52%) MySQL
5 30 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 29 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.20%) RDBMS
8 18 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.87%) DB2
10 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.54%) Big Data
10 14 (1.54%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.32%) DbVisualizer
11 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.10%) Redis
13 8 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.77%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 360 (39.60%) Selenium
2 211 (23.21%) Cucumber
3 150 (16.50%) WebDriver
4 108 (11.88%) JIRA
5 97 (10.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 82 (9.02%) Git (software)
7 81 (8.91%) Jenkins
8 62 (6.82%) Subversion
9 55 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 54 (5.94%) JMeter
11 53 (5.83%) JUnit
12 50 (5.50%) SoapUI
13 49 (5.39%) SpecFlow
14 38 (4.18%) RSpec
15 35 (3.85%) Calabash
16 33 (3.63%) WATIR
17 32 (3.52%) Maven
17 32 (3.52%) Visual Studio
18 24 (2.64%) JBehave
19 23 (2.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 171 (18.81%) Finance
2 88 (9.68%) Banking
3 56 (6.16%) Investment Banking
4 32 (3.52%) Retail
4 32 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.75%) Games
6 12 (1.32%) Back Office
7 11 (1.21%) Front Office
8 9 (0.99%) Advertising
8 9 (0.99%) Marketing
9 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.77%) Electronics
11 6 (0.66%) Publishing
12 4 (0.44%) Billing
12 4 (0.44%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.33%) Automotive
13 3 (0.33%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
15 1 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 206 (22.66%) Developer
2 190 (20.90%) Analyst
3 165 (18.15%) Test Analyst
4 154 (16.94%) Tester
5 79 (8.69%) Test Engineer
6 72 (7.92%) Automation Tester
7 69 (7.59%) Test Leader
8 58 (6.38%) Test Manager
9 46 (5.06%) QA Analyst
10 42 (4.62%) QA Engineer
11 32 (3.52%) Automation Engineer
12 30 (3.30%) Automation Analyst
12 30 (3.30%) AWS Developer
13 28 (3.08%) QA Test Analyst
14 27 (2.97%) Software Tester
15 26 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
16 25 (2.75%) Java Developer
17 23 (2.53%) Test Automation Engineer
18 22 (2.42%) Senior Developer
18 22 (2.42%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (15.84%) .NET
2 133 (14.63%) XML
3 121 (13.31%) Web Services
4 84 (9.24%) HTML
5 81 (8.91%) RESTful
6 60 (6.60%) SOAP
7 45 (4.95%) JSON
8 44 (4.84%) CSS
9 40 (4.40%) Gherkin
10 29 (3.19%) HTML5
11 28 (3.08%) REST
12 27 (2.97%) J2EE
13 25 (2.75%) Middleware
14 23 (2.53%) .NET Framework
15 22 (2.42%) jQuery
16 21 (2.31%) Django
16 21 (2.31%) Spring
17 19 (2.09%) ASP.NET
17 19 (2.09%) CSS3
18 16 (1.76%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 59 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.52%) Mobile App
3 17 (1.87%) Credit Risk
4 14 (1.54%) Client/Server
4 14 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (1.54%) Digital Media
5 13 (1.43%) Derivative
6 11 (1.21%) STB
6 11 (1.21%) Online Games
6 11 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.21%) User Experience
6 11 (1.21%) iPhone
6 11 (1.21%) Video on Demand
7 10 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.10%) Replication
7 10 (1.10%) Equities
8 9 (0.99%) Fixed Income
9 8 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.77%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 117 (12.87%) Linux
2 93 (10.23%) Windows
3 83 (9.13%) UNIX
4 48 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 47 (5.17%) Android
6 15 (1.65%) Debian
6 15 (1.65%) AIX
7 14 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 9 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.66%) VME
9 6 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.55%) Solaris
10 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.44%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.33%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (32.23%) TDD
3 264 (29.04%) Scrum
4 243 (26.73%) BDD
5 215 (23.65%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (17.49%) Test Scripting
7 135 (14.85%) Test Strategy
7 135 (14.85%) Software Testing
8 124 (13.64%) Automated Testing
9 96 (10.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 89 (9.79%) SDLC
11 82 (9.02%) Regression Testing
12 78 (8.58%) Software Engineering
13 74 (8.14%) Open Source
14 64 (7.04%) Test Management
15 62 (6.82%) Performance Testing
16 57 (6.27%) Waterfall
17 54 (5.94%) OO
17 54 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
18 53 (5.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 347 (38.17%) Java
2 290 (31.90%) SQL
3 187 (20.57%) C#
4 128 (14.08%) Ruby
5 91 (10.01%) Python
6 82 (9.02%) JavaScript
7 34 (3.74%) PHP
8 31 (3.41%) C
9 26 (2.86%) C++
10 25 (2.75%) Bash Shell
11 24 (2.64%) Perl
11 24 (2.64%) Shell Script
12 22 (2.42%) VBScript
13 21 (2.31%) VB
14 15 (1.65%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.54%) Scala
15 14 (1.54%) Groovy
15 14 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.10%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (12.98%) ISEB
2 85 (9.35%) ISTQB
3 71 (7.81%) Security Cleared
4 58 (6.38%) Degree
5 42 (4.62%) SC Cleared
6 28 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 26 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.22%) MCSE
11 2 (0.22%) MCSA
11 2 (0.22%) MCTS
11 2 (0.22%) MCITP
11 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) IIBA
12 1 (0.11%) CSQA
12 1 (0.11%) MCAD
12 1 (0.11%) MCSD
12 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (32.78%) QA
2 5 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.44%) Basel III
3 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.22%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) HL7
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.66%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.55%) Docker
5 5 (0.55%) HDFS
5 5 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
6 4 (0.44%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.33%) Varnish
8 2 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.22%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 65 (7.15%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (3.63%) Puppet
3 28 (3.08%) Vagrant
4 19 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.32%) Ansible
6 8 (0.88%) HAProxy
7 7 (0.77%) Salt
8 5 (0.55%) Oozie
8 5 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (0.44%) Oracle Flashback
9 4 (0.44%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.33%) Iperf
11 2 (0.22%) Netcool
12 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.11%) CA Endevor
12 1 (0.11%) Mesos
12 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 104 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.89%) Oracle
3 54 (5.94%) HP
4 21 (2.31%) IBM
5 20 (2.20%) VMware
6 17 (1.87%) Sybase
7 15 (1.65%) Veritas
8 14 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.54%) SAP
9 8 (0.88%) Google
9 8 (0.88%) hybris
10 7 (0.77%) Perforce
11 6 (0.66%) Business Objects
12 5 (0.55%) McAfee
12 5 (0.55%) ICL
13 4 (0.44%) SimCorp
13 4 (0.44%) Green Hat
13 4 (0.44%) Charles River
13 4 (0.44%) Metastorm
13 4 (0.44%) ATG
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Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £765 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
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London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
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London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
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Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
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City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
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Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Cambridge
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Rate: £Excellent
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Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
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City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Leeds
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