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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
UK / England
Rank 187 185 218
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +33
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 564 612 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.38% 1.31% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.60% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 408 338
Median daily rate £413 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £523 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £378
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +20.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
33605 38158 36500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.39% 81.97% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 22408 25058 23946
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1094 976
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +16 247 £450 +5.88% 70
South East -15 70 £403 +5.92% 29
South West -22 50 £325 -12.16% 15
North East +4 44 £340 -15.52% 6
East of England +5 43 £450 +28.57% 15
Yorkshire -2 35 £365 -20.21% 16
West Midlands +16 33 £370 +18.40% 12
North West +18 24 £355 +1.42% 6
East Midlands +16 16 £300 -12.40% 7
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 868 (70.57%) Agile Software Development
2 637 (51.79%) Selenium
3 530 (43.09%) Java
4 465 (37.80%) TDD
5 462 (37.56%) BDD
6 429 (34.88%) QA
7 391 (31.79%) Cucumber
8 375 (30.49%) Scrum
9 366 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
10 281 (22.85%) Jenkins
11 279 (22.68%) WebDriver
12 233 (18.94%) SQL
13 210 (17.07%) C#
14 209 (16.99%) Automated Testing
15 198 (16.10%) Test Scripting
16 193 (15.69%) JIRA
17 188 (15.28%) Git (software)
17 188 (15.28%) Automation Testing
18 187 (15.20%) JavaScript
19 178 (14.47%) Finance
20 174 (14.15%) Python
21 155 (12.60%) Gherkin
22 151 (12.28%) SoapUI
22 151 (12.28%) .NET
23 150 (12.20%) JUnit
23 150 (12.20%) Web Services
24 146 (11.87%) Ruby
25 145 (11.79%) Continuous Delivery
26 142 (11.54%) SDLC
26 142 (11.54%) Software Engineering

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 86 (6.99%) Confluence
2 42 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 39 (3.17%) CMS
4 16 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.06%) Apache
6 12 (0.98%) CICS
6 12 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.89%) Apache Solr
7 11 (0.89%) nginx
8 10 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
9 9 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.65%) Drupal
10 8 (0.65%) Jetty
11 7 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.41%) JBoss
12 5 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
13 3 (0.24%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.89%) MS Office
3 10 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.49%) Magento
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.24%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.16%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.081%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.66%) GitHub
4 33 (2.68%) PaaS
5 19 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.38%) SaaS
7 14 (1.14%) TestFlight
8 11 (0.89%) IaaS
9 9 (0.73%) CloudBees
9 9 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.24%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.24%) Google Play
12 3 (0.24%) Heroku
13 2 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.081%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.71%) Internet
2 20 (1.63%) HTTP
3 4 (0.33%) DVB
3 4 (0.33%) SNMP
4 3 (0.24%) FTP
4 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.16%) ATM
5 2 (0.16%) DNS
5 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.16%) Firewall
5 2 (0.16%) LDAP
5 2 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (0.16%) RTSP
5 2 (0.16%) VPN
5 2 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.16%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.081%) Broadband
6 1 (0.081%) SSH
6 1 (0.081%) Telnet
6 1 (0.081%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 51 (4.15%) Big Data
3 50 (4.07%) MongoDB
4 43 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (3.41%) MySQL
6 23 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.79%) Hadoop
8 21 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 21 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.63%) CouchDB
10 16 (1.30%) DB2
10 16 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 16 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.22%) SQLite
12 14 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.06%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.65%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.65%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 637 (51.79%) Selenium
2 391 (31.79%) Cucumber
3 281 (22.85%) Jenkins
4 279 (22.68%) WebDriver
5 193 (15.69%) JIRA
6 188 (15.28%) Git (software)
7 151 (12.28%) SoapUI
8 150 (12.20%) JUnit
9 110 (8.94%) HP UFT
10 105 (8.54%) SpecFlow
11 97 (7.89%) Maven
12 78 (6.34%) JMeter
13 70 (5.69%) NUnit
14 65 (5.28%) TeamCity
15 57 (4.63%) Appium
15 57 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
16 54 (4.39%) JBehave
17 51 (4.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 51 (4.15%) RSpec
18 42 (3.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 178 (14.47%) Finance
2 85 (6.91%) Banking
3 56 (4.55%) Games
4 46 (3.74%) Retail
5 35 (2.85%) Telecoms
6 27 (2.20%) Marketing
7 25 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.71%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.63%) Electronics
10 16 (1.30%) Front Office
11 12 (0.98%) Publishing
12 10 (0.81%) Back Office
13 7 (0.57%) Advertising
14 6 (0.49%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.49%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.41%) Legal
16 3 (0.24%) Billing
16 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.16%) Law
18 1 (0.081%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 336 (27.32%) Developer
2 264 (21.46%) Tester
3 195 (15.85%) Test Engineer
4 178 (14.47%) Analyst
5 177 (14.39%) Automation Tester
6 151 (12.28%) Test Analyst
7 126 (10.24%) Developer in Test
8 106 (8.62%) QA Engineer
9 103 (8.37%) Test Automation Engineer
10 95 (7.72%) Java Developer
11 87 (7.07%) Test Automation Developer
12 71 (5.77%) Automation Test Analyst
13 66 (5.37%) Selenium Tester
14 61 (4.96%) Senior Developer
15 60 (4.88%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 58 (4.72%) Test Leader
17 57 (4.63%) QA Test Engineer
18 49 (3.98%) Test Manager
19 47 (3.82%) Java Automation Tester
19 47 (3.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (12.60%) Gherkin
2 151 (12.28%) .NET
3 150 (12.20%) Web Services
4 141 (11.46%) HTML
5 132 (10.73%) XML
6 131 (10.65%) JSON
7 128 (10.41%) RESTful
8 110 (8.94%) SOAP
9 102 (8.29%) CSS
10 97 (7.89%) REST
11 90 (7.32%) AngularJS
12 82 (6.67%) Spring
13 81 (6.59%) Node.js
14 59 (4.80%) HTML5
15 51 (4.15%) CSS3
16 50 (4.07%) jQuery
17 40 (3.25%) React
18 22 (1.79%) Dropwizard
19 21 (1.71%) .NET Framework
20 20 (1.63%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 83 (6.75%) Mobile App
2 72 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (1.79%) User Experience
4 18 (1.46%) Equities
5 15 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 15 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.06%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.98%) iPad
9 11 (0.89%) Visualisation
10 10 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.65%) Fintech
12 7 (0.57%) Blog
12 7 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.57%) NHS
12 7 (0.57%) N-Tier
13 6 (0.49%) Derivative
13 6 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 120 (9.76%) Linux
2 83 (6.75%) Unix
3 52 (4.23%) Windows
4 48 (3.90%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.68%) Android
6 15 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.73%) zOS
8 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.081%) CentOS
10 1 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (70.57%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (37.80%) TDD
3 462 (37.56%) BDD
4 375 (30.49%) Scrum
5 366 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
6 209 (16.99%) Automated Testing
7 198 (16.10%) Test Scripting
8 188 (15.28%) Automation Testing
9 145 (11.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 142 (11.54%) SDLC
10 142 (11.54%) Software Engineering
11 138 (11.22%) Performance Testing
12 133 (10.81%) Kanban
13 125 (10.16%) DevOps
13 125 (10.16%) Test Strategy
14 122 (9.92%) Open Source
15 120 (9.76%) Unit Testing
16 117 (9.51%) Regression Testing
17 112 (9.11%) E-Commerce
18 110 (8.94%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 530 (43.09%) Java
2 233 (18.94%) SQL
3 210 (17.07%) C#
4 187 (15.20%) JavaScript
5 174 (14.15%) Python
6 146 (11.87%) Ruby
7 119 (9.67%) Scala
8 52 (4.23%) Groovy
9 47 (3.82%) C
10 43 (3.50%) C++
10 43 (3.50%) Perl
11 35 (2.85%) Shell Script
12 30 (2.44%) PowerShell
13 28 (2.28%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.95%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.87%) Apple Swift
15 23 (1.87%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.46%) PHP
17 13 (1.06%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (7.97%) ISEB
2 93 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 90 (7.32%) ISTQB
4 45 (3.66%) Degree
5 38 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 29 (2.36%) DV Cleared
7 27 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 25 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.33%) PhD
9 4 (0.33%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.081%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.081%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 429 (34.88%) QA
2 104 (8.46%) SDET
3 39 (3.17%) WCAG
4 19 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.24%) MiFID
7 2 (0.16%) TickIT
7 2 (0.16%) WAI
8 1 (0.081%) Basel III
8 1 (0.081%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (4.39%) Docker
2 7 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (0.41%) HDFS
3 5 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
4 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.081%) iptables
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.081%) vSphere
6 1 (0.081%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (4.39%) Puppet
2 41 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (2.36%) Ansible
5 13 (1.06%) CA Service Virtualization
5 13 (1.06%) OMEGAMON
6 9 (0.73%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.57%) Oozie
7 7 (0.57%) Rancher
8 6 (0.49%) logstash
9 5 (0.41%) Graphite
9 5 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.41%) Kibana
10 1 (0.081%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.081%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.081%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.081%) Nagios
10 1 (0.081%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.081%) Terraform
10 1 (0.081%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 67 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 64 (5.20%) HP
3 62 (5.04%) Atlassian
4 54 (4.39%) Oracle
5 35 (2.85%) hybris
6 34 (2.76%) IBM
7 30 (2.44%) SAP
8 29 (2.36%) Splunk
9 22 (1.79%) ATG
10 19 (1.54%) Google
11 17 (1.38%) Xamarin
12 15 (1.22%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.06%) CA
13 13 (1.06%) Perforce
13 13 (1.06%) Sybase
13 13 (1.06%) Syncsort
14 9 (0.73%) Apple
14 9 (0.73%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.57%) Telerik
16 6 (0.49%) AppDynamics
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