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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 238 240 262
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 461 393 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.83% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.11% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 293 206
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £29.70 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.25 £37.70 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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
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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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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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 -12 234 £425 - 47
South East +14 104 £350 - 44
South West -9 41 £400 +23.07% 18
Yorkshire +10 23 £428 +42.50% 5
East of England -8 22 £350 -26.31% 6
West Midlands -10 11 £344 +34.80% 3
East Midlands +3 10 £319 +27.50% 2
North West -7 7 £406 +56.25% 6
North East - 7 £320 - 5
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 616 (61.17%) Agile Software Development
2 388 (38.53%) Java
3 365 (36.25%) Selenium
4 348 (34.56%) TDD
5 321 (31.88%) BDD
6 315 (31.28%) SQL
7 301 (29.89%) Cucumber
8 299 (29.69%) QA
9 270 (26.81%) Scrum
10 261 (25.92%) C#
11 231 (22.94%) .NET
12 216 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
13 205 (20.36%) Ruby
14 188 (18.67%) Oracle
14 188 (18.67%) Web Services
15 172 (17.08%) Test Scripting
16 170 (16.88%) WebDriver
16 170 (16.88%) QuickTest Pro
17 159 (15.79%) HP
18 149 (14.80%) ISTQB
19 145 (14.40%) Finance
20 143 (14.20%) XML
20 143 (14.20%) JavaScript
21 140 (13.90%) HTML
22 136 (13.51%) Automated Testing
23 122 (12.12%) Jenkins
24 119 (11.82%) HP Quality Center
24 119 (11.82%) Software Testing
24 119 (11.82%) ISEB
25 110 (10.92%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (2.58%) Node.js
2 16 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.29%) Confluence
4 11 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.09%) Apache
5 7 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.20%) lighttpd
8 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.20%) Jetty
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.20%) CMS
8 2 (0.20%) IIS
9 1 (0.099%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.099%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 30 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.39%) MS Office
3 9 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.30%) Mingle
5 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.099%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.099%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.099%) Endur
4 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.099%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.099%) RMDS
4 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.89%) SaaS
2 7 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.60%) Amazon S3
3 6 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.40%) GitHub
6 2 (0.20%) PaaS
7 1 (0.099%) Heroku
7 1 (0.099%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.87%) HTTP
2 26 (2.58%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.99%) DNS
4 16 (1.59%) HTTPS
4 16 (1.59%) Internet
5 12 (1.19%) LTE
6 11 (1.09%) Firewall
7 9 (0.89%) WCDMA
7 9 (0.89%) Wireshark
8 8 (0.79%) IP Telephony
8 8 (0.79%) Wireless
9 7 (0.70%) 3G
10 6 (0.60%) SSL
10 6 (0.60%) DHCP
10 6 (0.60%) LDAP
10 6 (0.60%) LAN
11 5 (0.50%) Broadband
11 5 (0.50%) 3GPP
11 5 (0.50%) 2G
12 4 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 56 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
2 53 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 40 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 34 (3.38%) NoSQL
5 30 (2.98%) MySQL
6 29 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 20 (1.99%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.39%) Big Data
10 10 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.89%) DB2
12 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.50%) SQL Navigator
15 4 (0.40%) Star Schema
15 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 365 (36.25%) Selenium
2 301 (29.89%) Cucumber
3 170 (16.88%) WebDriver
3 170 (16.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 122 (12.12%) Jenkins
5 107 (10.63%) JUnit
6 76 (7.55%) JIRA
7 67 (6.65%) SoapUI
8 57 (5.66%) Git (software)
9 56 (5.56%) WATIR
10 55 (5.46%) RSpec
11 49 (4.87%) JBehave
11 49 (4.87%) SpecFlow
11 49 (4.87%) FitNesse
11 49 (4.87%) Visual Studio
12 45 (4.47%) LoadRunner
13 44 (4.37%) Calabash
13 44 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
14 39 (3.87%) JMeter
15 37 (3.67%) Maven
General
1 145 (14.40%) Finance
2 62 (6.16%) Banking
3 38 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.38%) Games
6 22 (2.18%) Retail
7 13 (1.29%) Publishing
8 11 (1.09%) Legal
8 11 (1.09%) Back Office
9 8 (0.79%) Electronics
10 7 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.60%) Advertising
12 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.50%) Marketing
13 4 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.40%) Automotive
14 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.30%) Local Government
15 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.099%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 219 (21.75%) Analyst
2 200 (19.86%) Developer
3 199 (19.76%) Test Analyst
3 199 (19.76%) Tester
4 112 (11.12%) Automation Tester
5 100 (9.93%) Test Engineer
6 74 (7.35%) Test Manager
7 61 (6.06%) Test Leader
8 48 (4.77%) Java Developer
9 45 (4.47%) Software Engineer
10 43 (4.27%) Automation Engineer
11 39 (3.87%) Consultant
12 36 (3.57%) Test Consultant
13 34 (3.38%) QA Tester
14 32 (3.18%) QA Engineer
15 31 (3.08%) QA Analyst
16 30 (2.98%) Automation Analyst
17 27 (2.68%) Senior Developer
18 24 (2.38%) Agile Coach
19 23 (2.28%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (22.94%) .NET
2 188 (18.67%) Web Services
3 143 (14.20%) XML
4 140 (13.90%) HTML
5 91 (9.04%) ASP.NET
6 79 (7.85%) JSP
7 77 (7.65%) JSON
8 75 (7.45%) SOAP
9 58 (5.76%) Spring
10 57 (5.66%) RESTful
11 49 (4.87%) CSS
12 38 (3.77%) REST
13 28 (2.78%) XSLT
14 23 (2.28%) jQuery
15 22 (2.18%) Spring MVC
15 22 (2.18%) HTML5
15 22 (2.18%) Gherkin
16 19 (1.89%) Sass
17 18 (1.79%) CSS3
18 15 (1.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.83%) Open Source
2 70 (6.95%) Mobile App
3 60 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.28%) User Experience
6 16 (1.59%) Derivative
7 15 (1.49%) Credit Risk
8 14 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
8 14 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.29%) STB
9 13 (1.29%) Video on Demand
9 13 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.09%) Digital Media
10 11 (1.09%) GIS
11 10 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.99%) Mathematics
11 10 (0.99%) Over-the-Top Content
12 9 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.79%) Data Integration
14 7 (0.70%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.73%) Linux
2 85 (8.44%) Windows
3 82 (8.14%) UNIX
4 56 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 49 (4.87%) Android
6 16 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 16 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.09%) Windows 2000
9 10 (0.99%) Windows NT
10 8 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.60%) CentOS
12 5 (0.50%) VMS
12 5 (0.50%) AIX
12 5 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.30%) Debian
14 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.099%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (61.17%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (34.56%) TDD
3 321 (31.88%) BDD
4 270 (26.81%) Scrum
5 216 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
6 172 (17.08%) Test Scripting
7 136 (13.51%) Automated Testing
8 119 (11.82%) Software Testing
9 108 (10.72%) Test Strategy
10 102 (10.13%) User Stories
11 97 (9.63%) Automation Testing
12 93 (9.24%) Software Engineering
13 78 (7.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 77 (7.65%) Functional Testing
15 76 (7.55%) CRM
16 75 (7.45%) Regression Testing
17 72 (7.15%) Project Management
18 71 (7.05%) Integration Testing
19 59 (5.86%) Pair Programming
20 58 (5.76%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 388 (38.53%) Java
2 315 (31.28%) SQL
3 261 (25.92%) C#
4 205 (20.36%) Ruby
5 143 (14.20%) JavaScript
6 92 (9.14%) Python
7 81 (8.04%) VB
8 50 (4.97%) PHP
9 42 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 32 (3.18%) Perl
10 32 (3.18%) C++
11 28 (2.78%) C
11 28 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.58%) Scala
13 23 (2.28%) VBScript
14 19 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 18 (1.79%) Groovy
16 16 (1.59%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.99%) Golang
Qualifications
1 149 (14.80%) ISTQB
2 119 (11.82%) ISEB
3 106 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 81 (8.04%) SC Cleared
5 57 (5.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 56 (5.56%) Degree
7 49 (4.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (4.37%) DV Cleared
9 15 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.20%) HND
11 1 (0.099%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.099%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.099%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.099%) CEH
11 1 (0.099%) CISSP
11 1 (0.099%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.099%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (29.69%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.099%) EMIR
4 1 (0.099%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.099%) JTAG
4 1 (0.099%) DO-160
4 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.099%) GAAP
System Software
1 7 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (0.70%) NDS
2 6 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.50%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.40%) Xen
5 3 (0.30%) vCloud
6 2 (0.20%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.099%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 119 (11.82%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (2.68%) Puppet
3 19 (1.89%) Vagrant
4 16 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.60%) WebInspect
7 5 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.50%) Netcool
7 5 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.50%) Nagios
7 5 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.20%) Ansible
9 1 (0.099%) Salt
9 1 (0.099%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.099%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.099%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.099%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.099%) AppManager
Vendors
1 188 (18.67%) Oracle
2 159 (15.79%) HP
3 110 (10.92%) Microsoft
4 15 (1.49%) Informatica
5 10 (0.99%) SAP
5 10 (0.99%) Cisco
6 9 (0.89%) Sybase
7 8 (0.79%) Siebel
7 8 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.70%) ESRI
8 7 (0.70%) VMware
9 6 (0.60%) JBoss
9 6 (0.60%) Citrix
9 6 (0.60%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.50%) Apple
10 5 (0.50%) Siemens
10 5 (0.50%) Veritas
10 5 (0.50%) Genesys
10 5 (0.50%) Empirix
10 5 (0.50%) Adobe
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £37 to £39 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago