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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 208 243 202
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -41
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 595 452 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 0.89% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.13% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 305 367
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.18%
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
41811 39981 38714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.63% 78.99% 77.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27954 25305 24543
Average daily rate £445 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1164 1124
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +19 284 £425 -5.55% 99
North West +66 100 £425 -5.55% 9
South East -30 69 £373 +4.92% 34
South West +23 40 £400 +14.28% 10
Yorkshire +4 28 £445 +18.66% 19
West Midlands +4 25 £330 +10.00% 9
East of England +10 18 £369 +18.00% 9
North East -39 16 £305 -18.66% 2
East Midlands +14 15 £700 +100.00% 2
Midlands -5 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 684 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (36.91%) Selenium
3 379 (32.31%) Java
4 320 (27.28%) BDD
5 304 (25.92%) QA
6 283 (24.13%) SQL
7 278 (23.70%) TDD
8 271 (23.10%) Cucumber
9 267 (22.76%) Scrum
10 232 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
11 221 (18.84%) Finance
12 215 (18.33%) Security Cleared
13 211 (17.99%) Test Scripting
14 188 (16.03%) JIRA
15 177 (15.09%) C#
16 175 (14.92%) Microsoft
17 165 (14.07%) Web Services
17 165 (14.07%) WebDriver
18 164 (13.98%) SC Cleared
19 158 (13.47%) Jenkins
19 158 (13.47%) Automated Testing
20 156 (13.30%) Windows
21 155 (13.21%) JavaScript
22 154 (13.13%) Functional Testing
23 153 (13.04%) .NET
24 152 (12.96%) Ruby
25 149 (12.70%) Software Engineering
26 139 (11.85%) Git (software)
27 132 (11.25%) HP UFT
28 129 (11.00%) Banking

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 57 (4.86%) Node.js
2 46 (3.92%) Confluence
3 37 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 33 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 32 (2.73%) Jetty
6 27 (2.30%) nginx
7 22 (1.88%) Skype for Business
8 21 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
9 20 (1.71%) MS Exchange
10 19 (1.62%) JBoss
11 12 (1.02%) Apache
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.51%) IIS
14 5 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.34%) CMS
15 4 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.26%) SAS
17 2 (0.17%) NServiceBus
17 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 68 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 52 (4.43%) MS Office
3 6 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) Mingle
4 3 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (1.53%) Magento
2 15 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.085%) Global One
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.085%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.085%) Summit
7 1 (0.085%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.71%) GitHub
3 19 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.02%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.68%) IaaS
5 8 (0.68%) SaaS
6 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.51%) Office 365
8 5 (0.43%) PaaS
9 3 (0.26%) Heroku
10 1 (0.085%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.085%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.085%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.085%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.085%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.56%) HTTP
2 22 (1.88%) Skype
3 9 (0.77%) SNMP
4 7 (0.60%) Internet
4 7 (0.60%) SAN
4 7 (0.60%) VLAN
5 6 (0.51%) Firewall
6 5 (0.43%) DVB
6 5 (0.43%) PuTTY
6 5 (0.43%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.34%) DHCP
7 4 (0.34%) DNS
7 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.34%) VPN
7 4 (0.34%) WAN
8 3 (0.26%) NAS
8 3 (0.26%) Network Security
8 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.26%) Wireless
9 2 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.60%) MySQL
3 41 (3.50%) NoSQL
4 38 (3.24%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.39%) Apache Hive
6 26 (2.22%) Impala
6 26 (2.22%) Neo4j
7 21 (1.79%) DB2
8 18 (1.53%) MongoDB
9 15 (1.28%) Big Data
9 15 (1.28%) Data Mining
10 14 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.02%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.94%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 433 (36.91%) Selenium
2 271 (23.10%) Cucumber
3 188 (16.03%) JIRA
4 165 (14.07%) WebDriver
5 158 (13.47%) Jenkins
6 139 (11.85%) Git (software)
7 132 (11.25%) HP UFT
8 96 (8.18%) SpecFlow
9 88 (7.50%) JUnit
9 88 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 71 (6.05%) Subversion
11 70 (5.97%) Maven
12 68 (5.80%) Visual Studio
13 67 (5.71%) Appium
13 67 (5.71%) SoapUI
14 54 (4.60%) JMeter
15 48 (4.09%) Capybara
15 48 (4.09%) TeamCity
16 39 (3.32%) LoadRunner
17 33 (2.81%) JBehave
General
1 221 (18.84%) Finance
2 129 (11.00%) Banking
3 48 (4.09%) Retail
4 42 (3.58%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 11 (0.94%) Electronics
6 11 (0.94%) Games
7 10 (0.85%) Front Office
7 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.77%) Marketing
8 9 (0.77%) Publishing
9 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.51%) Legal
9 6 (0.51%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.34%) Back Office
10 4 (0.34%) Law
10 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.17%) Advertising
11 2 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.085%) Billing
Job Titles
1 237 (20.20%) Developer
2 207 (17.65%) Analyst
3 187 (15.94%) Test Analyst
4 185 (15.77%) Tester
5 153 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 90 (7.67%) Automation Tester
7 88 (7.50%) Automation Test Analyst
8 86 (7.33%) Java Developer
9 85 (7.25%) Test Automation Engineer
10 82 (6.99%) Test Manager
11 76 (6.48%) Test Leader
12 74 (6.31%) Developer in Test
13 70 (5.97%) Architect
14 61 (5.20%) Consultant
15 58 (4.94%) QA Engineer
16 52 (4.43%) Test Automation Developer
17 40 (3.41%) Test Consultant
18 36 (3.07%) Automation Test Lead
19 35 (2.98%) Senior Developer
20 32 (2.73%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (14.07%) Web Services
2 153 (13.04%) .NET
3 116 (9.89%) XML
4 105 (8.95%) HTML
5 89 (7.59%) SOAP
6 83 (7.08%) REST
7 82 (6.99%) Gherkin
8 67 (5.71%) JSON
9 58 (4.94%) RESTful
10 56 (4.77%) CSS
11 52 (4.43%) Spring
12 51 (4.35%) AngularJS
13 42 (3.58%) HTML5
14 32 (2.73%) CSS3
15 31 (2.64%) GWT
16 28 (2.39%) Java EE
16 28 (2.39%) JDBC
17 26 (2.22%) Behat
17 26 (2.22%) Struts
17 26 (2.22%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 16 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.19%) User Experience
9 12 (1.02%) Derivative
10 9 (0.77%) PKI
10 9 (0.77%) Public Cloud
10 9 (0.77%) STB
10 9 (0.77%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.68%) Equities
11 8 (0.68%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.68%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.60%) Data Centre
12 7 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (0.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 156 (13.30%) Windows
2 98 (8.35%) Linux
3 75 (6.39%) Unix
4 51 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 46 (3.92%) Android
6 44 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 44 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.43%) CentOS
12 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.26%) VME
14 1 (0.085%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.085%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (58.31%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (27.28%) BDD
3 278 (23.70%) TDD
4 267 (22.76%) Scrum
5 232 (19.78%) Continuous Integration
6 211 (17.99%) Test Scripting
7 158 (13.47%) Automated Testing
8 154 (13.13%) Functional Testing
9 149 (12.70%) Software Engineering
10 124 (10.57%) Software Testing
11 113 (9.63%) Test Strategy
12 96 (8.18%) DevOps
13 93 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 91 (7.76%) Regression Testing
15 90 (7.67%) Automation Testing
16 89 (7.59%) Test Management
17 85 (7.25%) SDLC
18 80 (6.82%) OO
19 75 (6.39%) Defect Management
20 70 (5.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 379 (32.31%) Java
2 283 (24.13%) SQL
3 177 (15.09%) C#
4 155 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 152 (12.96%) Ruby
6 102 (8.70%) Python
7 57 (4.86%) PowerShell
8 37 (3.15%) Perl
9 34 (2.90%) PHP
10 30 (2.56%) C
11 27 (2.30%) Scala
12 25 (2.13%) Shell Script
13 24 (2.05%) VB
14 20 (1.71%) C++
15 19 (1.62%) Groovy
16 18 (1.53%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.11%) VBA
18 12 (1.02%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.02%) VBScript
19 10 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 215 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 164 (13.98%) SC Cleared
3 128 (10.91%) ISEB
4 121 (10.32%) ISTQB
5 73 (6.22%) Degree
6 48 (4.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 30 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (1.19%) PhD
10 6 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.51%) CCEA
10 6 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.43%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.17%) HND
13 1 (0.085%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.085%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.085%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (25.92%) QA
2 33 (2.81%) SDET
3 9 (0.77%) WCAG
4 7 (0.60%) ISO 14001
4 7 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.43%) GPG13
5 5 (0.43%) WAI
6 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) EMIR
7 2 (0.17%) MiFID
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.085%) FINREP
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.085%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.02%) Docker
3 12 (1.02%) vSphere
4 5 (0.43%) Firmware
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (5.46%) HP Quality Center
2 56 (4.77%) Puppet
3 40 (3.41%) SCCM
3 40 (3.41%) SCOM
4 22 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.36%) logstash
5 16 (1.36%) Piwik
6 12 (1.02%) yum
7 10 (0.85%) Bareos
8 3 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.26%) Ansible
8 3 (0.26%) Capistrano
8 3 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.26%) Nagios
8 3 (0.26%) vRealize
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.085%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.085%) DBAmp
10 1 (0.085%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 175 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 108 (9.21%) Oracle
3 102 (8.70%) HP
4 24 (2.05%) VMware
5 18 (1.53%) IBM
6 16 (1.36%) Informatica
6 16 (1.36%) Rally
7 14 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.19%) SAP
8 12 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 11 (0.94%) Citrix
9 11 (0.94%) Sybase
9 11 (0.94%) Twitter
10 9 (0.77%) Siebel
10 9 (0.77%) Telerik
11 7 (0.60%) Pega
12 6 (0.51%) Google
13 5 (0.43%) Cisco
13 5 (0.43%) NetApp
14 4 (0.34%) TIBCO
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
North London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £265 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £230 to £240 per annum 6 mth contract.
Posted: 6 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £340 - 360 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £350 - £368 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago