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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 219 225 282
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +57
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 484 416 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 0.86% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.17% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 296 181
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
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
37593 35462 37976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.67% 73.73% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23709 22246 22478
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 975 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +7 263 £425 - 59
South East +10 111 £344 -1.78% 46
South West -15 33 £400 +23.07% 18
Yorkshire +9 22 £428 +42.50% 4
East of England -13 21 £381 +8.92% 11
West Midlands +1 10 £288 -4.16% 3
North East - 9 £320 - 6
East Midlands -2 8 £288 +15.00% 5
North West -8 5 £363 +20.83% 5
Midlands - - - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 420 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (39.21%) Java
3 390 (37.75%) Selenium
4 371 (35.91%) TDD
5 339 (32.82%) BDD
6 333 (32.24%) QA
7 330 (31.95%) Cucumber
8 310 (30.01%) SQL
9 280 (27.11%) Scrum
10 277 (26.82%) C#
11 237 (22.94%) Ruby
12 232 (22.46%) .NET
13 229 (22.17%) Continuous Integration
14 198 (19.17%) Web Services
15 189 (18.30%) WebDriver
16 188 (18.20%) Oracle
17 174 (16.84%) Test Scripting
18 173 (16.75%) QuickTest Pro
19 164 (15.88%) HP
20 152 (14.71%) JavaScript
20 152 (14.71%) ISTQB
21 148 (14.33%) XML
22 147 (14.23%) HTML
23 142 (13.75%) Finance
24 132 (12.78%) Jenkins
25 130 (12.58%) Automated Testing
26 123 (11.91%) Software Testing
27 122 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
28 121 (11.71%) ISEB
29 112 (10.84%) Test Strategy

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (3.00%) Node.js
2 14 (1.36%) Confluence
2 14 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 12 (1.16%) Apache
4 11 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.19%) lighttpd
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.19%) Jetty
9 2 (0.19%) CMS
9 2 (0.19%) IIS
9 2 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.26%) MS Office
3 10 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
5 3 (0.29%) Mingle
5 3 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.097%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.19%) Magento
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.097%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.097%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.097%) RMDS
4 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.097%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.097%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.87%) SaaS
2 7 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.48%) GitHub
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.097%) Heroku
6 1 (0.097%) Office 365
6 1 (0.097%) Route 53
6 1 (0.097%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 63 (6.10%) HTTP
2 27 (2.61%) TCP/IP
3 21 (2.03%) DNS
4 18 (1.74%) Internet
5 16 (1.55%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.97%) Firewall
6 10 (0.97%) IP Telephony
6 10 (0.97%) LTE
7 9 (0.87%) 3G
8 8 (0.77%) SSL
9 7 (0.68%) 2G
9 7 (0.68%) WCDMA
10 6 (0.58%) LDAP
10 6 (0.58%) LAN
10 6 (0.58%) Wireless
10 6 (0.58%) Wireshark
10 6 (0.58%) 4G
11 5 (0.48%) Network Security
11 5 (0.48%) Broadband
11 5 (0.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 55 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
3 54 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 42 (4.07%) Oracle Database
5 37 (3.58%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.90%) MySQL
6 30 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 28 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (1.55%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.55%) Big Data
9 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.68%) DB2
11 7 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.58%) SQL Navigator
13 4 (0.39%) Star Schema
13 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 390 (37.75%) Selenium
2 330 (31.95%) Cucumber
3 189 (18.30%) WebDriver
4 173 (16.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 132 (12.78%) Jenkins
6 107 (10.36%) JUnit
7 80 (7.74%) JIRA
8 71 (6.87%) SoapUI
9 68 (6.58%) Git (software)
10 63 (6.10%) WATIR
11 59 (5.71%) RSpec
12 52 (5.03%) Visual Studio
13 50 (4.84%) JBehave
14 49 (4.74%) Calabash
14 49 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 48 (4.65%) FitNesse
16 46 (4.45%) LoadRunner
17 45 (4.36%) SpecFlow
18 42 (4.07%) JMeter
19 39 (3.78%) TeamCity
General
1 142 (13.75%) Finance
2 68 (6.58%) Banking
3 37 (3.58%) Investment Banking
4 24 (2.32%) Retail
4 24 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.03%) Games
6 16 (1.55%) Publishing
7 13 (1.26%) Marketing
8 11 (1.06%) Back Office
9 10 (0.97%) Legal
10 8 (0.77%) Electronics
11 7 (0.68%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.58%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.39%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Billing
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 222 (21.49%) Analyst
2 216 (20.91%) Tester
3 197 (19.07%) Test Analyst
4 191 (18.49%) Developer
5 116 (11.23%) Automation Tester
6 93 (9.00%) Test Engineer
7 80 (7.74%) Test Manager
8 68 (6.58%) Test Leader
9 44 (4.26%) Consultant
10 43 (4.16%) Automation Engineer
11 42 (4.07%) Software Engineer
12 41 (3.97%) Java Developer
13 39 (3.78%) QA Engineer
14 38 (3.68%) Test Consultant
15 36 (3.48%) QA Analyst
16 33 (3.19%) QA Tester
17 29 (2.81%) Agile Coach
18 27 (2.61%) Automation Analyst
19 23 (2.23%) Test Specialist
19 23 (2.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (22.46%) .NET
2 198 (19.17%) Web Services
3 148 (14.33%) XML
4 147 (14.23%) HTML
5 94 (9.10%) ASP.NET
6 90 (8.71%) JSON
7 85 (8.23%) SOAP
8 80 (7.74%) JSP
9 63 (6.10%) RESTful
10 55 (5.32%) Spring
11 46 (4.45%) CSS
12 43 (4.16%) REST
13 33 (3.19%) XSLT
14 24 (2.32%) HTML5
15 23 (2.23%) Sass
16 22 (2.13%) Gherkin
16 22 (2.13%) Spring MVC
17 21 (2.03%) CSS3
18 18 (1.74%) jQuery
19 17 (1.65%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 103 (9.97%) Open Source
2 77 (7.45%) Mobile App
3 34 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 16 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (1.36%) Digital Media
5 14 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.16%) Derivative
6 12 (1.16%) Credit Risk
6 12 (1.16%) Video on Demand
7 11 (1.06%) Mathematics
7 11 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
7 11 (1.06%) GIS
8 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.87%) Handset
9 9 (0.87%) STB
10 8 (0.77%) IVR
10 8 (0.77%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (0.68%) IPTV
12 6 (0.58%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 94 (9.10%) Linux
2 91 (8.81%) Windows
3 80 (7.74%) UNIX
4 64 (6.20%) Apple iOS
5 55 (5.32%) Android
6 17 (1.65%) Windows XP
6 17 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.06%) Windows 2000
9 10 (0.97%) Windows NT
9 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.58%) CentOS
10 6 (0.58%) AIX
10 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.39%) VMS
13 3 (0.29%) Debian
14 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (35.91%) TDD
3 339 (32.82%) BDD
4 280 (27.11%) Scrum
5 229 (22.17%) Continuous Integration
6 174 (16.84%) Test Scripting
7 130 (12.58%) Automated Testing
8 123 (11.91%) Software Testing
9 112 (10.84%) Test Strategy
10 109 (10.55%) User Stories
11 100 (9.68%) Automation Testing
12 96 (9.29%) Software Engineering
13 85 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
14 84 (8.13%) Regression Testing
15 80 (7.74%) CRM
16 77 (7.45%) Project Management
17 73 (7.07%) Integration Testing
18 65 (6.29%) E-Commerce
19 64 (6.20%) Pair Programming
20 61 (5.91%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 405 (39.21%) Java
2 310 (30.01%) SQL
3 277 (26.82%) C#
4 237 (22.94%) Ruby
5 152 (14.71%) JavaScript
6 89 (8.62%) Python
7 80 (7.74%) VB
8 48 (4.65%) Shell Script
9 46 (4.45%) PHP
10 29 (2.81%) Perl
10 29 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 27 (2.61%) C++
12 26 (2.52%) VBScript
13 25 (2.42%) Groovy
14 22 (2.13%) C
15 20 (1.94%) Scala
16 19 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.84%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.55%) Objective-C
18 11 (1.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 152 (14.71%) ISTQB
2 121 (11.71%) ISEB
3 109 (10.55%) Security Cleared
4 84 (8.13%) SC Cleared
5 60 (5.81%) Degree
6 58 (5.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 55 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (4.26%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.19%) HND
11 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.097%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.097%) CSSLP
11 1 (0.097%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.097%) CEH
11 1 (0.097%) CISSP
11 1 (0.097%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.097%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (32.24%) QA
2 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9002
4 1 (0.097%) GAAP
4 1 (0.097%) EMIR
4 1 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.097%) JTAG
4 1 (0.097%) DO-160
4 1 (0.097%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
1 7 (0.68%) NDS
2 6 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.39%) VirtualBox
3 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.39%) Xen
4 3 (0.29%) vCloud
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.097%) Docker
6 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 122 (11.81%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (2.42%) Puppet
3 19 (1.84%) Vagrant
4 16 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
7 6 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.58%) Netcool
7 6 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.48%) Nagios
9 4 (0.39%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle EDQ
11 1 (0.097%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.097%) Ansible
11 1 (0.097%) Salt
11 1 (0.097%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.097%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.097%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.097%) AppManager
Vendors
1 188 (18.20%) Oracle
2 164 (15.88%) HP
3 111 (10.75%) Microsoft
4 17 (1.65%) Informatica
5 12 (1.16%) SAP
6 10 (0.97%) Cisco
7 9 (0.87%) Sybase
7 9 (0.87%) Citrix
8 8 (0.77%) VMware
9 7 (0.68%) ESRI
9 7 (0.68%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.68%) Verint
9 7 (0.68%) Siebel
9 7 (0.68%) Siemens
9 7 (0.68%) Genesys
9 7 (0.68%) Empirix
10 6 (0.58%) Veritas
10 6 (0.58%) Apple
10 6 (0.58%) JD Edwards
10 6 (0.58%) Sun
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £37 to £39 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £390 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago