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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 184 218 251
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +33
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 681 564 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.37% 1.08% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.34% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 369 297
Median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 6
Median hourly rate £41.25 £31.44 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £30.14 £32.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.05 £115.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
41617 42188 40741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.44% 81.12% 77.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27749 28067 25866
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1168 1138
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +14 310 £450 +5.88% 81
South East +27 109 £390 +4.00% 21
East of England +40 52 £450 +21.62% 19
Yorkshire +16 45 £425 +25.92% 9
North East -5 42 £330 +8.64% 3
South West +12 41 £475 +35.71% 15
West Midlands +3 40 £369 +19.91% 3
North West +21 35 £425 +21.42% 13
East Midlands -4 10 £475 +46.15% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 783 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (43.23%) Selenium
3 517 (42.41%) Java
4 398 (32.65%) TDD
5 380 (31.17%) BDD
6 368 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
7 348 (28.55%) QA
8 343 (28.14%) Cucumber
9 335 (27.48%) Scrum
10 265 (21.74%) Jenkins
11 241 (19.77%) SQL
12 235 (19.28%) WebDriver
13 217 (17.80%) JavaScript
14 208 (17.06%) Finance
15 199 (16.32%) Git (software)
16 194 (15.91%) JIRA
17 189 (15.50%) HTML
18 181 (14.85%) Web Services
19 173 (14.19%) C#
20 172 (14.11%) Automated Testing
21 164 (13.45%) Test Scripting
22 161 (13.21%) Python
23 156 (12.80%) .NET
24 155 (12.72%) Software Engineering
25 150 (12.31%) Continuous Delivery
26 144 (11.81%) Ruby
27 143 (11.73%) JUnit
28 142 (11.65%) Test Strategy
28 142 (11.65%) Functional Testing
29 141 (11.57%) JSON

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 60 (4.92%) Confluence
2 50 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 31 (2.54%) nginx
4 25 (2.05%) Jetty
5 23 (1.89%) CMS
6 18 (1.48%) JBoss
7 17 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 15 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 11 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.82%) Apache
11 10 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (0.74%) IIS
13 8 (0.66%) Drupal
13 8 (0.66%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.49%) Documentum
16 5 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 58 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.21%) MS Office
3 22 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.25%) Mingle
6 1 (0.082%) MS Project
6 1 (0.082%) Simulink
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.90%) Magento
2 6 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.33%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.16%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.082%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.082%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.082%) Maximo
7 1 (0.082%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.082%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.69%) PaaS
4 37 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (3.04%) GitHub
5 20 (1.64%) TestFlight
6 16 (1.31%) SaaS
7 10 (0.82%) IaaS
8 8 (0.66%) CloudBees
8 8 (0.66%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.41%) Heroku
11 4 (0.33%) Slack
12 3 (0.25%) Engine Yard
12 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.16%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.54%) Internet
2 19 (1.56%) HTTP
3 7 (0.57%) VPN
4 6 (0.49%) Skype
5 4 (0.33%) DNS
5 4 (0.33%) Firewall
6 3 (0.25%) VLAN
6 3 (0.25%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.16%) ATM
7 2 (0.16%) DVB
7 2 (0.16%) FTP
7 2 (0.16%) NAS
7 2 (0.16%) Network Security
7 2 (0.16%) RTSP
7 2 (0.16%) SAN
7 2 (0.16%) SNMP
7 2 (0.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.082%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.082%) WebEx
8 1 (0.082%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.74%) MySQL
2 56 (4.59%) MongoDB
3 50 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 35 (2.87%) NoSQL
5 34 (2.79%) Big Data
6 30 (2.46%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 20 (1.64%) Apache Hive
8 20 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (1.64%) CouchDB
8 20 (1.64%) Impala
8 20 (1.64%) Neo4j
8 20 (1.64%) SQLite
9 19 (1.56%) Data Mining
10 13 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.07%) DB2
11 12 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.82%) VoltDB
13 9 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 527 (43.23%) Selenium
2 343 (28.14%) Cucumber
3 265 (21.74%) Jenkins
4 235 (19.28%) WebDriver
5 199 (16.32%) Git (software)
6 194 (15.91%) JIRA
7 143 (11.73%) JUnit
8 133 (10.91%) SpecFlow
9 121 (9.93%) SoapUI
10 110 (9.02%) Maven
11 106 (8.70%) TeamCity
12 84 (6.89%) HP UFT
13 82 (6.73%) JMeter
14 71 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
15 66 (5.41%) Appium
16 59 (4.84%) NUnit
17 53 (4.35%) Visual Studio
18 51 (4.18%) Subversion
19 49 (4.02%) JBehave
20 48 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 208 (17.06%) Finance
2 137 (11.24%) Banking
3 61 (5.00%) Retail
4 34 (2.79%) Games
5 32 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.39%) Front Office
8 10 (0.82%) Publishing
8 10 (0.82%) Retail Banking
9 7 (0.57%) Legal
10 6 (0.49%) Electronics
11 5 (0.41%) Marketing
12 4 (0.33%) Back Office
12 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.25%) Law
13 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 335 (27.48%) Developer
2 200 (16.41%) Tester
3 192 (15.75%) Test Engineer
4 175 (14.36%) Analyst
5 147 (12.06%) Test Analyst
6 135 (11.07%) Java Developer
7 126 (10.34%) Automation Tester
8 117 (9.60%) Test Automation Engineer
9 115 (9.43%) Developer in Test
10 78 (6.40%) Test Manager
11 70 (5.74%) Test Automation Developer
12 68 (5.58%) Senior Developer
13 66 (5.41%) QA Engineer
14 61 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
15 59 (4.84%) Test Leader
16 56 (4.59%) Consultant
17 42 (3.45%) Software Developer
18 39 (3.20%) QA Test Engineer
19 38 (3.12%) Automation Test Lead
20 36 (2.95%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (15.50%) HTML
2 181 (14.85%) Web Services
3 156 (12.80%) .NET
4 141 (11.57%) JSON
5 139 (11.40%) XML
6 126 (10.34%) CSS
7 113 (9.27%) SOAP
8 101 (8.29%) Gherkin
8 101 (8.29%) REST
9 99 (8.12%) AngularJS
10 96 (7.88%) HTML5
11 87 (7.14%) Node.js
12 86 (7.05%) RESTful
12 86 (7.05%) Spring
13 64 (5.25%) CSS3
14 39 (3.20%) jQuery
15 28 (2.30%) React
16 26 (2.13%) JDBC
17 25 (2.05%) .NET Framework
18 23 (1.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (5.74%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.95%) User Experience
4 26 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (1.80%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.48%) Fixed Income
8 11 (0.90%) Biometrics
9 9 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.57%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.57%) Equities
11 7 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
12 6 (0.49%) Blog
12 6 (0.49%) Derivative
12 6 (0.49%) Fintech
12 6 (0.49%) iPhone
12 6 (0.49%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.41%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.41%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 106 (8.70%) Linux
2 92 (7.55%) Unix
3 87 (7.14%) Windows
4 63 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 50 (4.10%) Android
6 11 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.49%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.41%) CentOS
10 5 (0.41%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.16%) VME
11 2 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.082%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 783 (64.23%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (32.65%) TDD
3 380 (31.17%) BDD
4 368 (30.19%) Continuous Integration
5 335 (27.48%) Scrum
6 172 (14.11%) Automated Testing
7 164 (13.45%) Test Scripting
8 155 (12.72%) Software Engineering
9 150 (12.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 142 (11.65%) Functional Testing
10 142 (11.65%) Test Strategy
11 140 (11.48%) DevOps
12 137 (11.24%) Exploratory Testing
13 136 (11.16%) Automation Testing
14 121 (9.93%) Regression Testing
15 119 (9.76%) Performance Testing
15 119 (9.76%) Unit Testing
16 116 (9.52%) E-Commerce
17 115 (9.43%) SDLC
18 100 (8.20%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 517 (42.41%) Java
2 241 (19.77%) SQL
3 217 (17.80%) JavaScript
4 173 (14.19%) C#
5 161 (13.21%) Python
6 144 (11.81%) Ruby
7 84 (6.89%) Scala
8 42 (3.45%) C
9 39 (3.20%) Perl
10 32 (2.63%) Objective-C
11 31 (2.54%) C++
11 31 (2.54%) Groovy
12 29 (2.38%) Apple Swift
13 24 (1.97%) PowerShell
14 19 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.39%) PHP
16 12 (0.98%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.90%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.90%) VBScript
18 10 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (11.16%) Security Cleared
2 133 (10.91%) ISEB
3 113 (9.27%) ISTQB
4 78 (6.40%) SC Cleared
5 73 (5.99%) Degree
6 35 (2.87%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 22 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.74%) PMP
10 7 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.33%) PhD
11 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.25%) CCEA
12 3 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.082%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.082%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (28.55%) QA
2 100 (8.20%) SDET
3 12 (0.98%) WCAG
4 11 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) Basel III
6 1 (0.082%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.082%) EMIR
6 1 (0.082%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.082%) TickIT
System Software
1 63 (5.17%) Docker
2 11 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.41%) HDFS
4 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.33%) Varnish
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.082%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.082%) Firmware
7 1 (0.082%) iptables
7 1 (0.082%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.082%) Xen
Systems Management
1 79 (6.48%) Puppet
2 70 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
3 46 (3.77%) Ansible
4 36 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.07%) logstash
6 10 (0.82%) Nagios
7 7 (0.57%) Piwik
8 6 (0.49%) yum
9 5 (0.41%) SCCM
9 5 (0.41%) SCOM
9 5 (0.41%) Terraform
10 4 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.33%) Kibana
10 4 (0.33%) Oozie
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.25%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.25%) Graphite
11 3 (0.25%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.16%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 95 (7.79%) Oracle
2 93 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 80 (6.56%) HP
4 57 (4.68%) Atlassian
5 36 (2.95%) IBM
6 32 (2.63%) hybris
7 18 (1.48%) Perforce
7 18 (1.48%) VMware
8 17 (1.39%) Rally
8 17 (1.39%) SAP
9 13 (1.07%) ATG
9 13 (1.07%) Pega
10 12 (0.98%) Informatica
11 11 (0.90%) Hortonworks
11 11 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.82%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.74%) Google
14 8 (0.66%) Splunk
15 7 (0.57%) AppDynamics
15 7 (0.57%) Telerik
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thornton Gregory Ltd.
Posted: 10 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Preston
Rate: From £25,600 to £44,600 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 13 days ago
East Midlands
People Source Consulting
Posted: 11 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago