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 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 194 178 210
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 591 693 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.29% 1.38% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.69% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 482 378
Median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 24
Median hourly rate £48.25 £45.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +57.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
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
37964 41054 39822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.51% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27018 26370
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 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1215 1133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 263 £450 +5.88% 76
South East -3 88 £400 +10.34% 22
East of England +16 46 £450 +28.57% 25
Yorkshire -1 44 £381 -19.73% 15
North East -4 43 £340 -32.67% 5
West Midlands +7 37 £368 +12.21% 4
North West -7 33 £360 +2.85% 11
South West -56 25 £325 -6.47% 15
East Midlands +9 11 £300 -9.09% 9
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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.

1 815 (66.48%) Agile Software Development
2 603 (49.18%) Selenium
3 528 (43.07%) Java
4 425 (34.67%) TDD
5 422 (34.42%) BDD
6 395 (32.22%) QA
7 381 (31.08%) Cucumber
8 375 (30.59%) Continuous Integration
9 355 (28.96%) Scrum
10 275 (22.43%) Jenkins
11 259 (21.13%) WebDriver
12 241 (19.66%) SQL
13 211 (17.21%) Automated Testing
14 198 (16.15%) C#
15 193 (15.74%) JavaScript
16 191 (15.58%) JIRA
17 183 (14.93%) Git (software)
18 181 (14.76%) Test Scripting
19 176 (14.36%) Python
20 175 (14.27%) Continuous Delivery
21 168 (13.70%) Automation Testing
21 168 (13.70%) Finance
22 158 (12.89%) HTML
23 157 (12.81%) Web Services
24 156 (12.72%) Ruby
25 154 (12.56%) .NET
26 144 (11.75%) Software Engineering
27 143 (11.66%) Performance Testing
28 142 (11.58%) Gherkin
29 139 (11.34%) Test Strategy

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 75 (6.12%) Confluence
2 37 (3.02%) CMS
2 37 (3.02%) Tomcat
3 14 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 12 (0.98%) Apache Solr
5 12 (0.98%) CICS
5 12 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.98%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.90%) Apache
7 10 (0.82%) nginx
8 9 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.65%) Drupal
9 8 (0.65%) Jetty
9 8 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.49%) Documentum
11 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
11 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (1.31%) MS Office
4 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Mingle
6 1 (0.082%) Simulink
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.65%) Magento
3 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.16%) Loan IQ
4 2 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.92%) PaaS
4 42 (3.43%) GitHub
5 35 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.71%) TestFlight
7 18 (1.47%) SaaS
8 12 (0.98%) IaaS
9 9 (0.73%) CloudBees
9 9 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.33%) Slack
13 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.24%) Google Play
13 3 (0.24%) Heroku
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.082%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.082%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.63%) Internet
2 18 (1.47%) HTTP
3 4 (0.33%) DNS
3 4 (0.33%) DVB
3 4 (0.33%) SNMP
3 4 (0.33%) VPN
4 3 (0.24%) FTP
4 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.16%) ATM
5 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.16%) LDAP
5 2 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.16%) RTSP
5 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.082%) Skype
6 1 (0.082%) VLAN
6 1 (0.082%) Wireless
6 1 (0.082%) xDSL
6 1 (0.082%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.57%) MongoDB
3 47 (3.83%) MySQL
4 43 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (3.26%) Big Data
6 25 (2.04%) CouchDB
7 23 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (1.71%) SQLite
9 19 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (1.47%) DB2
10 18 (1.47%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.39%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 14 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.65%) Spark SQL
15 7 (0.57%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 603 (49.18%) Selenium
2 381 (31.08%) Cucumber
3 275 (22.43%) Jenkins
4 259 (21.13%) WebDriver
5 191 (15.58%) JIRA
6 183 (14.93%) Git (software)
7 135 (11.01%) SoapUI
8 132 (10.77%) JUnit
9 108 (8.81%) SpecFlow
10 101 (8.24%) HP UFT
11 94 (7.67%) Maven
12 78 (6.36%) TeamCity
13 77 (6.28%) JMeter
14 67 (5.46%) Appium
15 60 (4.89%) NUnit
16 59 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
17 58 (4.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 58 (4.73%) JBehave
18 44 (3.59%) Visual Studio
19 42 (3.43%) RSpec
General
1 168 (13.70%) Finance
2 83 (6.77%) Banking
3 53 (4.32%) Retail
4 50 (4.08%) Games
5 32 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 26 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.55%) Marketing
8 18 (1.47%) Front Office
9 16 (1.31%) Publishing
10 15 (1.22%) Electronics
11 13 (1.06%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.73%) Back Office
13 6 (0.49%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.41%) Legal
15 4 (0.33%) Advertising
15 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Law
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.16%) Billing
16 2 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 329 (26.84%) Developer
2 235 (19.17%) Tester
3 217 (17.70%) Test Engineer
4 176 (14.36%) Analyst
5 149 (12.15%) Automation Tester
6 146 (11.91%) Test Analyst
7 124 (10.11%) Test Automation Engineer
8 121 (9.87%) Developer in Test
9 96 (7.83%) QA Engineer
10 90 (7.34%) Java Developer
11 82 (6.69%) Test Automation Developer
12 64 (5.22%) Automation Test Analyst
12 64 (5.22%) Test Leader
13 62 (5.06%) Senior Developer
14 52 (4.24%) QA Test Engineer
15 50 (4.08%) Consultant
15 50 (4.08%) Software Developer
16 49 (4.00%) Test Manager
17 47 (3.83%) Selenium Tester
18 41 (3.34%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (12.89%) HTML
2 157 (12.81%) Web Services
3 154 (12.56%) .NET
4 142 (11.58%) Gherkin
5 123 (10.03%) XML
6 122 (9.95%) JSON
7 109 (8.89%) RESTful
8 97 (7.91%) AngularJS
9 94 (7.67%) CSS
10 90 (7.34%) SOAP
11 84 (6.85%) REST
12 79 (6.44%) Node.js
13 78 (6.36%) HTML5
14 66 (5.38%) Spring
15 49 (4.00%) CSS3
16 45 (3.67%) jQuery
17 39 (3.18%) React
18 24 (1.96%) Cocoa
18 24 (1.96%) Cocoa Touch
19 21 (1.71%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 81 (6.61%) Mobile App
2 74 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (1.79%) User Experience
4 17 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 17 (1.39%) Virtual Team
5 16 (1.31%) Equities
6 15 (1.22%) Fixed Income
6 15 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 12 (0.98%) Data Integration
7 12 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (0.98%) iPad
8 10 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.73%) Derivative
10 8 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.65%) Fintech
10 8 (0.65%) NHS
11 7 (0.57%) Blog
11 7 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.57%) EPoS
11 7 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.75%) Linux
2 82 (6.69%) Unix
3 64 (5.22%) Apple iOS
4 52 (4.24%) Windows
5 49 (4.00%) Android
6 13 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.73%) zOS
8 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.082%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (66.48%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (34.67%) TDD
3 422 (34.42%) BDD
4 375 (30.59%) Continuous Integration
5 355 (28.96%) Scrum
6 211 (17.21%) Automated Testing
7 181 (14.76%) Test Scripting
8 175 (14.27%) Continuous Delivery
9 168 (13.70%) Automation Testing
10 144 (11.75%) Software Engineering
11 143 (11.66%) Performance Testing
12 139 (11.34%) Test Strategy
13 134 (10.93%) SDLC
14 128 (10.44%) Unit Testing
15 122 (9.95%) E-Commerce
15 122 (9.95%) Exploratory Testing
16 121 (9.87%) DevOps
17 115 (9.38%) Regression Testing
18 114 (9.30%) Functional Testing
19 111 (9.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 528 (43.07%) Java
2 241 (19.66%) SQL
3 198 (16.15%) C#
4 193 (15.74%) JavaScript
5 176 (14.36%) Python
6 156 (12.72%) Ruby
7 114 (9.30%) Scala
8 49 (4.00%) C
9 47 (3.83%) Perl
10 44 (3.59%) Groovy
11 40 (3.26%) C++
12 35 (2.85%) Objective-C
13 31 (2.53%) Apple Swift
14 23 (1.88%) PowerShell
14 23 (1.88%) T-SQL
15 22 (1.79%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.55%) Bash Shell
17 15 (1.22%) PHP
18 12 (0.98%) VBScript
19 11 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 98 (7.99%) ISTQB
3 96 (7.83%) ISEB
4 47 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 45 (3.67%) Degree
6 33 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 28 (2.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.33%) PhD
10 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.082%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.082%) CCEA
12 1 (0.082%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.082%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.082%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 395 (32.22%) QA
2 107 (8.73%) SDET
3 33 (2.69%) WCAG
4 18 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.16%) TickIT
6 2 (0.16%) WAI
7 1 (0.082%) Basel III
7 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (4.65%) Docker
2 7 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.41%) HDFS
5 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.33%) Varnish
6 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.082%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.082%) iptables
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.082%) vSphere
8 1 (0.082%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (4.81%) Puppet
2 53 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
3 39 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (2.77%) Ansible
5 13 (1.06%) CA Service Virtualization
5 13 (1.06%) OMEGAMON
6 9 (0.73%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.57%) logstash
8 6 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (0.49%) Oozie
9 5 (0.41%) Graphite
9 5 (0.41%) Kibana
9 5 (0.41%) Terraform
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.16%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.16%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.16%) Nagios
12 1 (0.082%) Rancher
12 1 (0.082%) yum
12 1 (0.082%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 70 (5.71%) HP
2 58 (4.73%) Atlassian
3 57 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 53 (4.32%) Oracle
5 42 (3.43%) IBM
6 36 (2.94%) hybris
7 29 (2.37%) SAP
8 28 (2.28%) Splunk
9 18 (1.47%) Perforce
10 17 (1.39%) ATG
11 15 (1.22%) Google
12 13 (1.06%) CA
12 13 (1.06%) Syncsort
12 13 (1.06%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.90%) Pega
14 11 (0.90%) Sybase
14 11 (0.90%) VMware
15 9 (0.73%) AppDynamics
16 8 (0.65%) Informatica
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