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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 202 218 233
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 618 498 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.15% 0.97% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.27% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 321 296
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 4
Average hourly rate £31.44 £39.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.38% +26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £33.50 £28.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £100.00 £37.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
42104 39098 36285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.15% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27971 24690 22740
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1134 1102 1016
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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
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 1 September 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 +9 311 £438 - 70
South East -3 137 £375 +11.11% 35
Yorkshire -8 45 £369 +13.46% 8
South West -6 34 £363 -9.37% 8
North West +6 31 £350 -3.44% 14
North East -14 20 £308 -3.90% 4
East of England +2 17 £265 -30.49% 12
West Midlands +6 10 £295 +2.60% 3
East Midlands -8 10 £370 +28.69% 4
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 649 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (39.32%) Selenium
3 388 (34.67%) Java
4 335 (29.94%) TDD
5 317 (28.33%) QA
6 296 (26.45%) SQL
7 288 (25.74%) C#
8 282 (25.20%) BDD
9 271 (24.22%) Scrum
10 257 (22.97%) Cucumber
11 256 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
12 221 (19.75%) Test Scripting
13 211 (18.86%) Software Testing
14 208 (18.59%) WebDriver
15 202 (18.05%) Finance
16 184 (16.44%) .NET
17 175 (15.64%) Automated Testing
18 161 (14.39%) Test Strategy
19 152 (13.58%) XML
20 150 (13.40%) Web Services
21 147 (13.14%) ISEB
22 146 (13.05%) JIRA
23 143 (12.78%) Jenkins
24 142 (12.69%) Microsoft
25 125 (11.17%) Ruby
25 125 (11.17%) SDLC
26 124 (11.08%) ISTQB
26 124 (11.08%) Python
26 124 (11.08%) SOAP
27 123 (10.99%) Oracle

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (2.59%) Tomcat
2 21 (1.88%) WebSphere
3 17 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (1.34%) Apache
5 13 (1.16%) Node.js
6 12 (1.07%) Confluence
7 11 (0.98%) CMS
8 10 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 8 (0.71%) JBoss
9 8 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.54%) nginx
11 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.36%) IIS
12 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.36%) Documentum
12 4 (0.36%) LiveLink
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 56 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.41%) MS Office
3 6 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.45%) Maya
5 1 (0.089%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.089%) MS Project
5 1 (0.089%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.089%) Simulink
5 1 (0.089%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.089%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.089%) HipChat
5 1 (0.089%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Magento
2 7 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.36%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.36%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.36%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.18%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.089%) SunGard GMI
6 1 (0.089%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.89%) Heroku
3 7 (0.63%) GitHub
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.54%) Route 53
4 6 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (0.45%) SaaS
6 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.36%) Engine Yard
7 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 2 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.089%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.089%) Force.com
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.089%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.31%) HTTP
2 25 (2.23%) Internet
3 15 (1.34%) GSM
4 13 (1.16%) UMTS
4 13 (1.16%) LTE
5 10 (0.89%) Wireshark
6 9 (0.80%) RNC
6 9 (0.80%) HSDPA
6 9 (0.80%) 4G
6 9 (0.80%) VoLTE
6 9 (0.80%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (0.80%) GPRS
6 9 (0.80%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.71%) 3G
8 7 (0.63%) 2G
9 6 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.54%) NAS
9 6 (0.54%) SAN
10 5 (0.45%) PSTN
10 5 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.75%) MySQL
2 42 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 38 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (2.77%) Relational Database
5 26 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 24 (2.14%) DB2
7 20 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 19 (1.70%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.43%) DbVisualizer
11 14 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.16%) SQLite
13 11 (0.98%) Big Data
13 11 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.89%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 440 (39.32%) Selenium
2 257 (22.97%) Cucumber
3 208 (18.59%) WebDriver
4 146 (13.05%) JIRA
5 143 (12.78%) Jenkins
6 114 (10.19%) Git (software)
7 108 (9.65%) SoapUI
8 93 (8.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 90 (8.04%) HP UFT
10 81 (7.24%) SpecFlow
11 73 (6.52%) Subversion
12 65 (5.81%) JUnit
13 48 (4.29%) JMeter
14 46 (4.11%) Visual Studio
15 38 (3.40%) TeamCity
16 35 (3.13%) RSpec
16 35 (3.13%) JBehave
16 35 (3.13%) LoadRunner
16 35 (3.13%) Appium
17 32 (2.86%) Calabash
General
1 202 (18.05%) Finance
2 96 (8.58%) Banking
3 49 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 48 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.95%) Retail
6 30 (2.68%) Games
7 13 (1.16%) Back Office
8 12 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.98%) Automotive
9 11 (0.98%) Electronics
9 11 (0.98%) Marketing
10 10 (0.89%) Front Office
11 6 (0.54%) Billing
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
12 5 (0.45%) Publishing
13 4 (0.36%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) Legal
14 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 239 (21.36%) Developer
2 232 (20.73%) Analyst
3 214 (19.12%) Tester
4 203 (18.14%) Test Analyst
5 113 (10.10%) Test Engineer
6 100 (8.94%) Automation Tester
7 99 (8.85%) Test Manager
8 70 (6.26%) Test Leader
9 50 (4.47%) Automation Engineer
10 48 (4.29%) AWS Developer
11 45 (4.02%) Test Automation Engineer
11 45 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 40 (3.57%) QA Engineer
13 38 (3.40%) QA Analyst
14 36 (3.22%) Software Engineer
15 34 (3.04%) Senior Test Analyst
15 34 (3.04%) Automation Analyst
16 31 (2.77%) Consultant
17 28 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
18 27 (2.41%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (16.44%) .NET
2 152 (13.58%) XML
3 150 (13.40%) Web Services
4 124 (11.08%) SOAP
5 114 (10.19%) HTML
6 75 (6.70%) RESTful
7 57 (5.09%) REST
8 46 (4.11%) Middleware
9 43 (3.84%) Gherkin
10 39 (3.49%) CSS
10 39 (3.49%) JSON
11 33 (2.95%) ASP.NET
12 31 (2.77%) HTML5
13 29 (2.59%) Spring
14 24 (2.14%) J2EE
15 22 (1.97%) WPF
16 19 (1.70%) WCF
16 19 (1.70%) Django
16 19 (1.70%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 73 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 24 (2.14%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 17 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 16 (1.43%) User Experience
7 14 (1.25%) STB
8 12 (1.07%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.07%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.89%) Equities
9 10 (0.89%) IPTV
9 10 (0.89%) Derivative
9 10 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.89%) Online Games
10 9 (0.80%) Video on Demand
10 9 (0.80%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.80%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.80%) MPEG
11 8 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 104 (9.29%) Linux
2 103 (9.20%) UNIX
3 84 (7.51%) Windows
4 56 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 55 (4.92%) Android
6 14 (1.25%) Debian
6 14 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.63%) Solaris
9 6 (0.54%) AIX
9 6 (0.54%) VME
10 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.36%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.089%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (29.94%) TDD
3 282 (25.20%) BDD
4 271 (24.22%) Scrum
5 256 (22.88%) Continuous Integration
6 221 (19.75%) Test Scripting
7 211 (18.86%) Software Testing
8 175 (15.64%) Automated Testing
9 161 (14.39%) Test Strategy
10 125 (11.17%) SDLC
11 110 (9.83%) Test Management
12 109 (9.74%) Regression Testing
13 96 (8.58%) Software Engineering
14 94 (8.40%) User Acceptance Testing
15 93 (8.31%) Performance Testing
16 89 (7.95%) Automation Testing
17 81 (7.24%) Open Source
18 80 (7.15%) Manual Testing
19 78 (6.97%) Waterfall
20 72 (6.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 388 (34.67%) Java
2 296 (26.45%) SQL
3 288 (25.74%) C#
4 125 (11.17%) Ruby
5 124 (11.08%) Python
6 115 (10.28%) JavaScript
7 48 (4.29%) C++
8 34 (3.04%) PHP
8 34 (3.04%) VBScript
9 31 (2.77%) PowerShell
10 29 (2.59%) Scala
10 29 (2.59%) Bash Shell
10 29 (2.59%) C
11 28 (2.50%) Shell Script
12 27 (2.41%) VB
13 24 (2.14%) Perl
14 19 (1.70%) VB.NET
14 19 (1.70%) Groovy
15 17 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 17 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (13.14%) ISEB
2 124 (11.08%) ISTQB
3 107 (9.56%) Security Cleared
4 81 (7.24%) Degree
5 70 (6.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 64 (5.72%) SC Cleared
7 34 (3.04%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.27%) HP AIS
10 3 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.089%) CSQA
12 1 (0.089%) PMP
12 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.089%) MCAD
12 1 (0.089%) MCSD
12 1 (0.089%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (28.33%) QA
2 4 (0.36%) IEC 61508
3 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.18%) EMIR
4 2 (0.18%) Basel III
4 2 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.089%) SLA
5 1 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.63%) HDFS
4 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 2 (0.18%) Docker
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 86 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (1.43%) Puppet
2 16 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (1.16%) Vagrant
4 12 (1.07%) Ansible
5 6 (0.54%) HAProxy
5 6 (0.54%) Salt
6 4 (0.36%) Oozie
6 4 (0.36%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.18%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.089%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.089%) StatsD
9 1 (0.089%) logstash
9 1 (0.089%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.089%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 142 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 123 (10.99%) Oracle
3 93 (8.31%) HP
4 28 (2.50%) IBM
5 21 (1.88%) Sybase
6 16 (1.43%) SAP
7 14 (1.25%) VMware
8 13 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (0.98%) Perforce
10 8 (0.71%) Informatica
10 8 (0.71%) Google
10 8 (0.71%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.63%) hybris
12 6 (0.54%) Green Hat
13 5 (0.45%) OpenText
13 5 (0.45%) ICL
13 5 (0.45%) Veritas
13 5 (0.45%) Cadence
14 4 (0.36%) Metastorm
14 4 (0.36%) TIBCO
London
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Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £465 per day for 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 Per Day (depending on experience)
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago