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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 256 186 310
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +124
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 398 543 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 1.14% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.51% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 377 125
Average daily rate
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£395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £328 £341
% change year-on-year
+8.39% -4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £38.75 £55.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +35.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £38.25 £24.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £140.00 £46.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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
37507 36060 30720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.49% 75.50% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23739 22508 18841
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1067 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 -59 225 £425 - 92
South East -9 83 £355 +20.33% 28
Yorkshire -6 23 £350 +13.82% 7
North West -18 16 £375 -3.22% 3
North East - 16 £375 - 3
East of England -6 13 £313 -3.84% 6
South West -35 9 £350 - 7
East Midlands -10 8 £350 +7.69% 4
West Midlands -4 5 £281 +60.71% 4
Midlands - - - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 571 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (44.99%) Java
3 353 (37.20%) Selenium
4 316 (33.30%) SQL
5 306 (32.24%) TDD
6 297 (31.30%) QA
7 262 (27.61%) Scrum
8 237 (24.97%) BDD
9 231 (24.34%) Cucumber
10 227 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
11 192 (20.23%) Ruby
12 178 (18.76%) C#
13 160 (16.86%) .NET
14 153 (16.12%) Linux
15 148 (15.60%) Web Services
16 146 (15.38%) XML
17 144 (15.17%) Finance
18 142 (14.96%) Test Scripting
19 140 (14.75%) WebDriver
20 127 (13.38%) ISEB
21 125 (13.17%) QuickTest Pro
22 116 (12.22%) Python
22 116 (12.22%) Oracle
23 112 (11.80%) Automated Testing
24 108 (11.38%) Software Testing
25 106 (11.17%) Test Strategy
26 102 (10.75%) Software Engineering
27 100 (10.54%) ISTQB
27 100 (10.54%) JavaScript
28 97 (10.22%) JIRA

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 24 (2.53%) Confluence
2 23 (2.42%) Node.js
3 21 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.79%) Apache
5 15 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.26%) CMS
7 10 (1.05%) IIS
8 8 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.63%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.53%) nginx
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.42%) JBoss
11 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.21%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.21%) GlassFish
Applications
1 34 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.95%) MS Office
3 3 (0.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) Summit
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.32%) Magento
4 3 (0.32%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.32%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.11%) Findur
6 1 (0.11%) SAP AFS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (1.26%) Amazon S3
2 12 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 9 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 9 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
3 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.84%) GitHub
5 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.53%) Route 53
7 4 (0.42%) Force.com
7 4 (0.42%) IaaS
7 4 (0.42%) SaaS
7 4 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.74%) Internet
2 14 (1.48%) HTTP
3 11 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.84%) Wireless
5 7 (0.74%) SAN
5 7 (0.74%) iSCSI
5 7 (0.74%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.74%) Broadband
6 6 (0.63%) ATM
6 6 (0.63%) GSM
6 6 (0.63%) FCoE
6 6 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (0.53%) LDAP
7 5 (0.53%) FTP
7 5 (0.53%) DNS
7 5 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.42%) DHCP
8 4 (0.42%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.42%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.42%) MySQL
4 22 (2.32%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (1.37%) Big Data
9 12 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.74%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.74%) DB2
12 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (0.74%) SQLite
12 7 (0.74%) Impala
13 6 (0.63%) DbVisualizer
14 5 (0.53%) HBase
14 5 (0.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 353 (37.20%) Selenium
2 231 (24.34%) Cucumber
3 140 (14.75%) WebDriver
4 125 (13.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 97 (10.22%) JIRA
6 94 (9.91%) Jenkins
7 61 (6.43%) Subversion
7 61 (6.43%) JUnit
8 59 (6.22%) JMeter
9 58 (6.11%) Git (software)
10 52 (5.48%) SpecFlow
11 46 (4.85%) Maven
12 45 (4.74%) Calabash
13 43 (4.53%) WATIR
14 41 (4.32%) SoapUI
15 40 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
16 38 (4.00%) Visual Studio
17 36 (3.79%) Sahi
18 32 (3.37%) RSpec
18 32 (3.37%) LoadRunner
General
1 144 (15.17%) Finance
2 77 (8.11%) Banking
3 53 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 30 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.74%) Retail
5 26 (2.74%) Games
6 21 (2.21%) Electronics
7 13 (1.37%) Back Office
8 12 (1.26%) Front Office
8 12 (1.26%) Marketing
9 9 (0.95%) Publishing
9 9 (0.95%) Automotive
10 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.74%) Advertising
12 4 (0.42%) Legal
12 4 (0.42%) Billing
13 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 223 (23.50%) Developer
2 187 (19.70%) Analyst
3 179 (18.86%) Tester
4 169 (17.81%) Test Analyst
5 113 (11.91%) Test Engineer
6 70 (7.38%) Automation Tester
7 50 (5.27%) Test Leader
8 49 (5.16%) Test Manager
9 42 (4.43%) QA Engineer
10 41 (4.32%) Java Developer
11 38 (4.00%) Software Tester
11 38 (4.00%) QA Analyst
12 37 (3.90%) AWS Developer
13 35 (3.69%) Automation Engineer
14 34 (3.58%) Software Engineer
15 32 (3.37%) Agile Coach
16 30 (3.16%) Automation Analyst
16 30 (3.16%) Consultant
16 30 (3.16%) Senior Analyst
17 29 (3.06%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (16.86%) .NET
2 148 (15.60%) Web Services
3 146 (15.38%) XML
4 92 (9.69%) HTML
5 64 (6.74%) RESTful
6 54 (5.69%) CSS
7 53 (5.58%) JSON
8 51 (5.37%) SOAP
9 41 (4.32%) REST
10 39 (4.11%) Gherkin
11 31 (3.27%) HTML5
12 30 (3.16%) jQuery
13 27 (2.85%) .NET Framework
14 26 (2.74%) J2EE
15 25 (2.63%) Spring
16 23 (2.42%) CSS3
17 22 (2.32%) ASP.NET
18 18 (1.90%) JSP
18 18 (1.90%) Middleware
19 17 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (7.90%) Open Source
2 49 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 17 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (1.69%) Derivative
6 15 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.58%) Digital Media
7 14 (1.48%) Equities
7 14 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.37%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.26%) Online Games
9 12 (1.26%) Replication
9 12 (1.26%) iPhone
9 12 (1.26%) User Experience
10 11 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.16%) STB
11 10 (1.05%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.05%) iPad
12 9 (0.95%) Blackberry
13 7 (0.74%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 153 (16.12%) Linux
2 95 (10.01%) Windows
3 84 (8.85%) UNIX
4 58 (6.11%) Apple iOS
5 53 (5.58%) Android
6 14 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (1.16%) AIX
8 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.53%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.21%) VME
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (60.17%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (32.24%) TDD
3 262 (27.61%) Scrum
4 237 (24.97%) BDD
5 227 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
6 142 (14.96%) Test Scripting
7 112 (11.80%) Automated Testing
8 108 (11.38%) Software Testing
9 106 (11.17%) Test Strategy
10 102 (10.75%) Software Engineering
11 86 (9.06%) Regression Testing
12 81 (8.54%) User Stories
13 72 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 69 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
15 68 (7.17%) Manual Testing
16 65 (6.85%) Performance Testing
17 59 (6.22%) Refactoring
18 58 (6.11%) OO
18 58 (6.11%) Test Management
19 54 (5.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 427 (44.99%) Java
2 316 (33.30%) SQL
3 192 (20.23%) Ruby
4 178 (18.76%) C#
5 116 (12.22%) Python
6 100 (10.54%) JavaScript
7 33 (3.48%) PHP
7 33 (3.48%) C++
8 32 (3.37%) Shell Script
9 31 (3.27%) C
10 28 (2.95%) VB
11 26 (2.74%) Perl
12 24 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 17 (1.79%) VBScript
14 14 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 13 (1.37%) Scala
16 11 (1.16%) Objective-C
16 11 (1.16%) XPath
17 8 (0.84%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 127 (13.38%) ISEB
2 100 (10.54%) ISTQB
3 80 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 54 (5.69%) Degree
5 47 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 33 (3.48%) DV Cleared
7 25 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.32%) MCTS
10 3 (0.32%) MCITP
10 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.32%) MCSE
10 3 (0.32%) MCSA
11 2 (0.21%) IIBA
11 2 (0.21%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.11%) CBAP
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (31.30%) QA
2 5 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.32%) Basel III
3 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.32%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.21%) EMIR
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
System Software
1 19 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.95%) Varnish
4 7 (0.74%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.74%) Docker
5 6 (0.63%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.63%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.53%) HDFS
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (0.42%) Firmware
8 3 (0.32%) NDS
8 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 60 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (4.21%) Puppet
3 28 (2.95%) Vagrant
4 13 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.53%) HAProxy
6 5 (0.53%) Oozie
6 5 (0.53%) Ansible
6 5 (0.53%) Oracle Flashback
7 3 (0.32%) Salt
7 3 (0.32%) Netcool
8 2 (0.21%) Iperf
9 1 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 116 (12.22%) Oracle
2 80 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 64 (6.74%) HP
4 20 (2.11%) Google
5 17 (1.79%) SAP
6 15 (1.58%) Sybase
6 15 (1.58%) VMware
7 11 (1.16%) IBM
7 11 (1.16%) Veritas
8 10 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.63%) McAfee
9 6 (0.63%) Citrix
10 4 (0.42%) Progress
10 4 (0.42%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.32%) Maxymiser
11 3 (0.32%) Zend
11 3 (0.32%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.32%) Adobe
11 3 (0.32%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.32%) Charles River
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day 6 month renewable contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 - £540 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago