The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 204 212 298
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +86
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 506 442 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 0.95% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.30% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 300 163
Average daily rate
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£389 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £28.85 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.10 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
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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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 +33 291 £430 +1.17% 66
South East -13 102 £325 -10.95% 53
South West -12 31 £365 +12.30% 17
Yorkshire +5 17 £305 +10.90% 6
East of England -31 16 £375 - 8
East Midlands +5 11 £273 -0.99% 3
North West -14 8 £325 +0.77% 9
North East - 7 £305 - 4
West Midlands -10 6 £288 -4.16% 6
Midlands - - - -
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 436 (40.90%) Selenium
2 427 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
3 410 (38.46%) Java
4 378 (35.46%) TDD
5 361 (33.86%) Cucumber
6 354 (33.21%) BDD
7 347 (32.55%) QA
8 323 (30.30%) SQL
9 318 (29.83%) Scrum
10 276 (25.89%) C#
11 249 (23.36%) Ruby
12 236 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
13 235 (22.05%) .NET
14 209 (19.61%) Web Services
15 204 (19.14%) WebDriver
16 192 (18.01%) Test Scripting
17 181 (16.98%) QuickTest Pro
18 173 (16.23%) Oracle
19 161 (15.10%) HP
20 158 (14.82%) ISTQB
21 151 (14.17%) Automated Testing
21 151 (14.17%) XML
22 146 (13.70%) JavaScript
23 145 (13.60%) Jenkins
24 144 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
25 141 (13.23%) Test Strategy
26 139 (13.04%) HTML
27 138 (12.95%) Software Testing
28 137 (12.85%) Finance
29 133 (12.48%) ISEB

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (2.81%) Node.js
2 13 (1.22%) Apache
2 13 (1.22%) Confluence
3 11 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.38%) CMS
8 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.28%) Jetty
8 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.19%) IIS
9 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.094%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.094%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.94%) MS Office
4 5 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.28%) Mingle
5 3 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.19%) Magento
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.19%) RMDS
4 1 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.094%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.094%) Endur
4 1 (0.094%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.094%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.94%) SaaS
2 8 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.38%) GitHub
3 4 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.38%) Amazon S3
3 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.094%) Heroku
5 1 (0.094%) Office 365
5 1 (0.094%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.29%) HTTP
2 31 (2.91%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.25%) DNS
4 20 (1.88%) HTTPS
4 20 (1.88%) Internet
5 13 (1.22%) SSL
6 12 (1.13%) IP Telephony
7 11 (1.03%) 3G
8 10 (0.94%) LAN
9 9 (0.84%) LDAP
9 9 (0.84%) 2G
9 9 (0.84%) Firewall
10 8 (0.75%) 4G
10 8 (0.75%) WAN
11 6 (0.56%) LTE
12 4 (0.38%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.38%) Wireless
12 4 (0.38%) WCDMA
12 4 (0.38%) DVB
13 3 (0.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 42 (3.94%) Oracle Reports
4 38 (3.56%) Oracle Database
5 31 (2.91%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (2.35%) MySQL
7 25 (2.35%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.50%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.41%) Big Data
10 8 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.56%) DB2
13 5 (0.47%) SQL Navigator
14 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 436 (40.90%) Selenium
2 361 (33.86%) Cucumber
3 204 (19.14%) WebDriver
4 181 (16.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 145 (13.60%) Jenkins
6 124 (11.63%) JUnit
7 96 (9.01%) JIRA
8 87 (8.16%) SoapUI
9 74 (6.94%) Git (software)
10 73 (6.85%) WATIR
11 71 (6.66%) JBehave
12 63 (5.91%) RSpec
13 62 (5.82%) FitNesse
14 60 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
14 60 (5.63%) Calabash
15 56 (5.25%) Visual Studio
16 52 (4.88%) Maven
17 51 (4.78%) SpecFlow
18 50 (4.69%) LoadRunner
19 49 (4.60%) TeamCity
General
1 137 (12.85%) Finance
2 73 (6.85%) Banking
3 36 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.63%) Retail
5 21 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.78%) Games
6 19 (1.78%) Marketing
7 16 (1.50%) Publishing
8 13 (1.22%) Back Office
9 12 (1.13%) General Ledger
10 11 (1.03%) Advertising
11 10 (0.94%) Legal
12 6 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.56%) Electronics
13 4 (0.38%) Billing
14 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Front Office
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 229 (21.48%) Analyst
2 226 (21.20%) Tester
3 199 (18.67%) Test Analyst
4 198 (18.57%) Developer
5 120 (11.26%) Automation Tester
6 101 (9.47%) Test Engineer
7 85 (7.97%) Test Manager
8 65 (6.10%) Test Leader
9 51 (4.78%) Consultant
9 51 (4.78%) Automation Engineer
10 46 (4.32%) QA Engineer
11 44 (4.13%) Test Consultant
12 43 (4.03%) Java Developer
12 43 (4.03%) QA Analyst
13 36 (3.38%) QA Tester
14 34 (3.19%) Software Engineer
15 32 (3.00%) Automation Analyst
16 25 (2.35%) Automation Test Analyst
17 24 (2.25%) Test Specialist
18 23 (2.16%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (22.05%) .NET
2 209 (19.61%) Web Services
3 151 (14.17%) XML
4 139 (13.04%) HTML
5 99 (9.29%) SOAP
6 92 (8.63%) JSON
7 84 (7.88%) ASP.NET
8 71 (6.66%) JSP
9 61 (5.72%) RESTful
10 50 (4.69%) Spring
10 50 (4.69%) REST
11 45 (4.22%) CSS
12 32 (3.00%) XSLT
13 29 (2.72%) Gherkin
14 26 (2.44%) Sass
15 25 (2.35%) HTML5
16 23 (2.16%) CSS3
17 20 (1.88%) Mustache
18 17 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
18 17 (1.59%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.41%) Open Source
2 86 (8.07%) Mobile App
3 38 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 17 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.41%) Video on Demand
5 15 (1.41%) Digital Media
5 15 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.22%) IVR
7 12 (1.13%) IPTV
7 12 (1.13%) Mathematics
8 10 (0.94%) Handset
8 10 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
9 9 (0.84%) Credit Risk
10 8 (0.75%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.66%) GIS
11 7 (0.66%) Derivative
12 6 (0.56%) STB
12 6 (0.56%) Clustering
12 6 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 99 (9.29%) Windows
2 94 (8.82%) Linux
3 77 (7.22%) UNIX
4 68 (6.38%) Apple iOS
5 61 (5.72%) Android
6 17 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (1.50%) Windows XP
8 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.03%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.56%) AIX
11 6 (0.56%) CentOS
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.47%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.38%) VMS
14 3 (0.28%) Debian
15 2 (0.19%) Solaris
15 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.094%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (40.06%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (35.46%) TDD
3 354 (33.21%) BDD
4 318 (29.83%) Scrum
5 236 (22.14%) Continuous Integration
6 192 (18.01%) Test Scripting
7 151 (14.17%) Automated Testing
8 141 (13.23%) Test Strategy
9 138 (12.95%) Software Testing
10 115 (10.79%) Automation Testing
11 107 (10.04%) User Stories
12 91 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 83 (7.79%) Test Management
14 80 (7.50%) Software Engineering
15 75 (7.04%) E-Commerce
16 73 (6.85%) CRM
17 72 (6.75%) Kanban
18 70 (6.57%) Project Management
19 69 (6.47%) Integration Testing
20 68 (6.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 410 (38.46%) Java
2 323 (30.30%) SQL
3 276 (25.89%) C#
4 249 (23.36%) Ruby
5 146 (13.70%) JavaScript
6 87 (8.16%) Python
7 76 (7.13%) VB
8 48 (4.50%) Shell Script
9 35 (3.28%) PHP
10 29 (2.72%) VBScript
11 28 (2.63%) Groovy
12 23 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 23 (2.16%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.97%) Perl
14 19 (1.78%) Scala
15 18 (1.69%) C++
15 18 (1.69%) C
16 16 (1.50%) VB.NET
17 15 (1.41%) Objective-C
18 9 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 158 (14.82%) ISTQB
2 133 (12.48%) ISEB
3 113 (10.60%) Security Cleared
4 90 (8.44%) SC Cleared
5 70 (6.57%) Degree
6 61 (5.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 51 (4.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 41 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.094%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.094%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.094%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.094%) CEH
11 1 (0.094%) MCDST
11 1 (0.094%) HND
11 1 (0.094%) CCIE
11 1 (0.094%) CISSP
11 1 (0.094%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (32.55%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.094%) DO-160
4 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.094%) SLA
4 1 (0.094%) EMIR
4 1 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 9 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (0.66%) NDS
4 4 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.28%) vCloud
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.094%) Xen
7 1 (0.094%) Docker
7 1 (0.094%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 144 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.97%) Puppet
3 16 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 15 (1.41%) Vagrant
5 10 (0.94%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.56%) Netcool
6 6 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.38%) Nagios
9 3 (0.28%) Capistrano
10 2 (0.19%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.094%) AppManager
11 1 (0.094%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.094%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.094%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 173 (16.23%) Oracle
2 161 (15.10%) HP
3 109 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.06%) Informatica
5 11 (1.03%) Empirix
5 11 (1.03%) Sybase
5 11 (1.03%) SAP
5 11 (1.03%) Verint
6 10 (0.94%) VMware
6 10 (0.94%) Cisco
6 10 (0.94%) Genesys
6 10 (0.94%) Siemens
7 9 (0.84%) Apple
7 9 (0.84%) Citrix
8 8 (0.75%) Sun
9 7 (0.66%) Siebel
9 7 (0.66%) JBoss
9 7 (0.66%) ESRI
10 6 (0.56%) JD Edwards
10 6 (0.56%) Veritas
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
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