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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 211 208 228
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 600 607 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.21% 1.15% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.43% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 395 317
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £28.65 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.35 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
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 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 285 £450 +2.85% 81
South East -31 97 £400 +6.66% 17
South West +16 41 £431 +21.05% 12
West Midlands +5 39 £340 +15.25% 4
North East -2 39 £300 -1.23% 5
East of England +35 34 £444 +81.02% 15
Yorkshire -2 34 £425 +13.33% 12
North West +2 25 £425 +21.42% 11
East Midlands 0 9 £425 +14.86% 8
Midlands - 1 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 707 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 469 (39.18%) Java
3 464 (38.76%) Selenium
4 360 (30.08%) TDD
5 351 (29.32%) BDD
6 324 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
7 303 (25.31%) QA
8 299 (24.98%) Cucumber
9 285 (23.81%) Scrum
10 226 (18.88%) SQL
11 220 (18.38%) Jenkins
12 207 (17.29%) Finance
13 206 (17.21%) WebDriver
14 188 (15.71%) JavaScript
14 188 (15.71%) Web Services
15 176 (14.70%) JIRA
15 176 (14.70%) Software Engineering
16 173 (14.45%) Git (software)
17 168 (14.04%) Security Cleared
18 159 (13.28%) C#
18 159 (13.28%) Ruby
19 154 (12.87%) HTML
20 152 (12.70%) Python
21 149 (12.45%) Automated Testing
22 146 (12.20%) Test Scripting
22 146 (12.20%) Functional Testing
23 145 (12.11%) DevOps
24 144 (12.03%) Test Strategy
25 143 (11.95%) .NET
26 135 (11.28%) ISEB

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 42 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 41 (3.43%) Confluence
3 35 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 34 (2.84%) Jetty
5 30 (2.51%) nginx
6 22 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
6 22 (1.84%) Skype for Business
7 20 (1.67%) MS Exchange
8 18 (1.50%) JBoss
9 14 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
10 11 (0.92%) CMS
11 9 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.75%) IIS
12 8 (0.67%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.58%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.58%) Drupal
13 7 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 74 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 45 (3.76%) MS Office
3 20 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.25%) Mingle
6 1 (0.084%) MS Project
6 1 (0.084%) Simulink
6 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Magento
2 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.084%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.084%) Maximo
6 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.17%) PaaS
4 32 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (2.17%) GitHub
6 17 (1.42%) TestFlight
7 16 (1.34%) SaaS
8 8 (0.67%) IaaS
9 7 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.58%) CloudBees
9 7 (0.58%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.42%) Heroku
12 4 (0.33%) Slack
13 3 (0.25%) Engine Yard
13 3 (0.25%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.17%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.01%) HTTP
2 23 (1.92%) Skype
3 17 (1.42%) Internet
4 7 (0.58%) DNS
4 7 (0.58%) DVB
4 7 (0.58%) VPN
5 6 (0.50%) SAN
6 4 (0.33%) VLAN
6 4 (0.33%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.25%) DHCP
7 3 (0.25%) Firewall
8 2 (0.17%) FTP
8 2 (0.17%) NAS
8 2 (0.17%) Network Security
8 2 (0.17%) SSH
8 2 (0.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.084%) RS-232
9 1 (0.084%) RTSP
9 1 (0.084%) WebEx
9 1 (0.084%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.76%) MySQL
2 44 (3.68%) SQL Server
3 42 (3.51%) MongoDB
3 42 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 30 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.34%) Apache Hive
5 28 (2.34%) Impala
5 28 (2.34%) Neo4j
6 26 (2.17%) Big Data
7 22 (1.84%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.59%) Data Mining
9 17 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (1.42%) CouchDB
9 17 (1.42%) SQLite
10 10 (0.84%) VoltDB
11 9 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (0.75%) DB2
12 8 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 464 (38.76%) Selenium
2 299 (24.98%) Cucumber
3 220 (18.38%) Jenkins
4 206 (17.21%) WebDriver
5 176 (14.70%) JIRA
6 173 (14.45%) Git (software)
7 131 (10.94%) SpecFlow
8 124 (10.36%) JUnit
9 99 (8.27%) SoapUI
10 96 (8.02%) Maven
11 95 (7.94%) TeamCity
12 79 (6.60%) HP UFT
13 77 (6.43%) JMeter
14 75 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 59 (4.93%) Appium
16 55 (4.59%) Subversion
17 48 (4.01%) Ant
18 46 (3.84%) Visual Studio
19 43 (3.59%) Capybara
19 43 (3.59%) NUnit
General
1 207 (17.29%) Finance
2 134 (11.19%) Banking
3 56 (4.68%) Retail
4 26 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.84%) Games
5 22 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 11 (0.92%) Front Office
7 10 (0.84%) Legal
8 9 (0.75%) Publishing
9 8 (0.67%) Electronics
9 8 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.33%) Back Office
10 4 (0.33%) Law
10 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.25%) Marketing
11 3 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.084%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 286 (23.89%) Developer
2 187 (15.62%) Test Engineer
3 178 (14.87%) Tester
4 172 (14.37%) Analyst
5 145 (12.11%) Test Analyst
6 127 (10.61%) Java Developer
7 112 (9.36%) Test Automation Engineer
8 111 (9.27%) Automation Tester
9 101 (8.44%) Developer in Test
10 80 (6.68%) Test Manager
11 66 (5.51%) Consultant
12 64 (5.35%) Automation Test Analyst
13 61 (5.10%) Test Automation Developer
14 55 (4.59%) QA Engineer
14 55 (4.59%) Test Leader
15 51 (4.26%) Senior Developer
16 49 (4.09%) Architect
17 41 (3.43%) Java Engineer
18 33 (2.76%) Automation Test Lead
19 32 (2.67%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (15.71%) Web Services
2 154 (12.87%) HTML
3 143 (11.95%) .NET
4 126 (10.53%) JSON
5 122 (10.19%) XML
6 117 (9.77%) SOAP
7 100 (8.35%) REST
8 99 (8.27%) CSS
9 92 (7.69%) Gherkin
10 91 (7.60%) HTML5
11 87 (7.27%) AngularJS
12 84 (7.02%) Node.js
13 66 (5.51%) Spring
14 60 (5.01%) RESTful
15 57 (4.76%) CSS3
16 32 (2.67%) JDBC
17 29 (2.42%) GWT
17 29 (2.42%) Struts
17 29 (2.42%) Struts2
18 28 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 36 (3.01%) User Experience
4 27 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.26%) Virtual Team
5 20 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (1.17%) Fixed Income
7 12 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 11 (0.92%) Biometrics
8 11 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (0.67%) Smart Meter
10 7 (0.58%) Blackberry
10 7 (0.58%) Fintech
10 7 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (0.58%) IPTV
10 7 (0.58%) STB
10 7 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 122 (10.19%) Windows
2 98 (8.19%) Linux
3 87 (7.27%) Unix
4 61 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 50 (4.18%) Android
6 43 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 37 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (1.59%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.42%) CentOS
10 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.25%) VME
13 2 (0.17%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.084%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.084%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 707 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (30.08%) TDD
3 351 (29.32%) BDD
4 324 (27.07%) Continuous Integration
5 285 (23.81%) Scrum
6 176 (14.70%) Software Engineering
7 149 (12.45%) Automated Testing
8 146 (12.20%) Functional Testing
8 146 (12.20%) Test Scripting
9 145 (12.11%) DevOps
10 144 (12.03%) Test Strategy
11 121 (10.11%) Exploratory Testing
12 118 (9.86%) Regression Testing
13 115 (9.61%) Automation Testing
14 109 (9.11%) SDLC
15 108 (9.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 96 (8.02%) Performance Testing
17 92 (7.69%) E-Commerce
17 92 (7.69%) OO
18 90 (7.52%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 469 (39.18%) Java
2 226 (18.88%) SQL
3 188 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 159 (13.28%) C#
4 159 (13.28%) Ruby
5 152 (12.70%) Python
6 56 (4.68%) Scala
7 53 (4.43%) PowerShell
8 36 (3.01%) C
9 35 (2.92%) Perl
10 30 (2.51%) C++
11 28 (2.34%) Objective-C
12 26 (2.17%) Groovy
13 25 (2.09%) Apple Swift
14 17 (1.42%) PHP
15 15 (1.25%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.00%) VBA
17 11 (0.92%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.92%) VB
17 11 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 168 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 135 (11.28%) ISEB
3 117 (9.77%) SC Cleared
4 111 (9.27%) ISTQB
5 83 (6.93%) Degree
6 35 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (0.75%) PMP
10 5 (0.42%) CCEA
10 5 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.084%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.084%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.084%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (25.31%) QA
2 82 (6.85%) SDET
3 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.42%) WCAG
4 4 (0.33%) IEC 61508
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.084%) Basel III
5 1 (0.084%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.084%) EMIR
5 1 (0.084%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.084%) TickIT
System Software
1 51 (4.26%) Docker
2 39 (3.26%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.00%) vSphere
5 10 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.33%) Varnish
7 4 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.17%) HDFS
9 2 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.084%) Firmware
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.084%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 75 (6.27%) Puppet
2 70 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
3 39 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (3.17%) Ansible
5 35 (2.92%) SCCM
5 35 (2.92%) SCOM
6 12 (1.00%) logstash
7 10 (0.84%) Nagios
8 7 (0.58%) Piwik
9 6 (0.50%) yum
10 4 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.33%) Terraform
11 3 (0.25%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.25%) Cobbler
11 3 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Graphite
11 3 (0.25%) Kibana
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 131 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 102 (8.52%) Oracle
3 92 (7.69%) HP
4 39 (3.26%) Atlassian
5 36 (3.01%) IBM
6 33 (2.76%) VMware
7 19 (1.59%) Rally
8 16 (1.34%) hybris
9 13 (1.09%) Perforce
9 13 (1.09%) SAP
10 12 (1.00%) Informatica
10 12 (1.00%) Pega
10 12 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.92%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.67%) Google
12 8 (0.67%) Splunk
13 7 (0.58%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.58%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.50%) EMC
14 6 (0.50%) Xamarin
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