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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 196 194 221
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +27
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 591 535 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.16% 1.10% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.44% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 328 244
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £287 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £32.10 £27.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £40.00 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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
39455 37165 33497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.65% 76.32% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25919 23647 20610
Average daily rate £415 £408 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1058 1127 1015
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £31.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -15.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 July 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 July 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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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 -26 266 £450 - 86
South East -7 112 £350 +7.69% 39
Yorkshire +12 46 £400 +31.14% 8
North West +11 42 £483 +35.91% 19
South West +4 28 £350 +7.69% 19
North East -8 28 £374 +7.55% 2
West Midlands +14 25 £350 +21.73% 3
East of England +5 22 £210 -44.00% 18
East Midlands -7 13 £350 +28.44% 2
South Coast - 4 - -
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 593 (59.36%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (40.64%) Selenium
3 350 (35.04%) Java
4 324 (32.43%) QA
5 302 (30.23%) SQL
6 299 (29.93%) TDD
7 270 (27.03%) BDD
8 238 (23.82%) Scrum
9 235 (23.52%) Cucumber
10 224 (22.42%) C#
11 218 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
12 200 (20.02%) Finance
13 187 (18.72%) Test Scripting
14 184 (18.42%) WebDriver
15 170 (17.02%) .NET
16 161 (16.12%) Software Testing
17 155 (15.52%) Test Strategy
18 146 (14.61%) Automated Testing
19 143 (14.31%) Ruby
20 132 (13.21%) XML
21 127 (12.71%) ISEB
22 126 (12.61%) JIRA
23 123 (12.31%) Web Services
23 123 (12.31%) Microsoft
24 112 (11.21%) HP UFT
25 111 (11.11%) Linux
26 110 (11.01%) Oracle
27 102 (10.21%) Windows
28 101 (10.11%) Banking
29 100 (10.01%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 25 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 20 (2.00%) Confluence
3 19 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.50%) Apache
4 15 (1.50%) CMS
5 14 (1.40%) Node.js
6 12 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.70%) nginx
8 5 (0.50%) LiveLink
8 5 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.40%) Documentum
9 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.40%) JBoss
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.30%) IIS
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.30%) ATG Dynamo
11 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 47 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.70%) MS Office
3 5 (0.50%) Maya
4 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.10%) HipChat
4 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 7 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.40%) Magento
3 4 (0.40%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (0.80%) Amazon S3
2 8 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 7 (0.70%) Route 53
3 7 (0.70%) GitHub
4 6 (0.60%) SaaS
5 5 (0.50%) Heroku
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.40%) Force.com
7 3 (0.30%) Engine Yard
7 3 (0.30%) PaaS
7 3 (0.30%) IaaS
7 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.90%) HTTP
2 26 (2.60%) Internet
3 13 (1.30%) SAN
3 13 (1.30%) GSM
4 12 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.00%) iSCSI
6 9 (0.90%) LTE
6 9 (0.90%) FCoE
6 9 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (0.90%) UMTS
7 8 (0.80%) 4G
8 7 (0.70%) Wireless
8 7 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (0.70%) 3G
9 6 (0.60%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.60%) Wireshark
9 6 (0.60%) Diameter Protocol
10 5 (0.50%) VoLTE
10 5 (0.50%) RNC
10 5 (0.50%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.11%) MongoDB
3 39 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 37 (3.70%) MySQL
4 37 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 33 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.00%) DB2
7 18 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (1.70%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.30%) DbVisualizer
11 12 (1.20%) Big Data
11 12 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.90%) Redis
13 8 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.70%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.70%) SimpleDB
14 7 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 406 (40.64%) Selenium
2 235 (23.52%) Cucumber
3 184 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 126 (12.61%) JIRA
5 112 (11.21%) HP UFT
6 94 (9.41%) Jenkins
7 84 (8.41%) Git (software)
8 64 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 64 (6.41%) SoapUI
9 63 (6.31%) SpecFlow
10 61 (6.11%) Subversion
11 58 (5.81%) JMeter
12 54 (5.41%) JUnit
13 40 (4.00%) RSpec
14 37 (3.70%) Visual Studio
15 34 (3.40%) WATIR
16 30 (3.00%) Maven
17 27 (2.70%) Calabash
18 25 (2.50%) LoadRunner
18 25 (2.50%) JBehave
General
1 200 (20.02%) Finance
2 101 (10.11%) Banking
3 59 (5.91%) Investment Banking
4 40 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.10%) Retail
6 26 (2.60%) Games
7 13 (1.30%) Back Office
7 13 (1.30%) Marketing
8 11 (1.10%) Front Office
9 10 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.90%) Electronics
11 7 (0.70%) Advertising
12 6 (0.60%) Automotive
13 5 (0.50%) Billing
14 4 (0.40%) Publishing
14 4 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.30%) French Language
15 3 (0.30%) German Language
15 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 218 (21.82%) Analyst
2 200 (20.02%) Developer
3 189 (18.92%) Test Analyst
4 168 (16.82%) Tester
5 96 (9.61%) Test Engineer
6 75 (7.51%) Automation Tester
7 74 (7.41%) Test Leader
8 70 (7.01%) Test Manager
9 52 (5.21%) QA Analyst
10 49 (4.90%) QA Engineer
11 38 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
12 35 (3.50%) Test Automation Engineer
13 33 (3.30%) Automation Analyst
13 33 (3.30%) AWS Developer
13 33 (3.30%) Senior Analyst
14 31 (3.10%) QA Test Analyst
15 29 (2.90%) Software Tester
16 27 (2.70%) Automation Test Analyst
17 24 (2.40%) Senior Test Analyst
18 22 (2.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (17.02%) .NET
2 132 (13.21%) XML
3 123 (12.31%) Web Services
4 81 (8.11%) RESTful
5 80 (8.01%) HTML
6 72 (7.21%) SOAP
7 43 (4.30%) Gherkin
8 36 (3.60%) CSS
9 32 (3.20%) REST
10 31 (3.10%) JSON
11 27 (2.70%) HTML5
12 26 (2.60%) Middleware
13 25 (2.50%) ASP.NET
13 25 (2.50%) .NET Framework
14 23 (2.30%) J2EE
15 20 (2.00%) Spring
16 18 (1.80%) Django
17 17 (1.70%) CSS3
18 16 (1.60%) AngularJS
18 16 (1.60%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 17 (1.70%) Client/Server
4 15 (1.50%) STB
5 14 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (1.40%) Credit Risk
6 12 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 12 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.10%) Video on Demand
7 11 (1.10%) Online Games
8 10 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.00%) User Experience
8 10 (1.00%) IPTV
8 10 (1.00%) Derivative
8 10 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.90%) Fixed Income
10 8 (0.80%) MPEG
10 8 (0.80%) iPhone
11 7 (0.70%) DTV
11 7 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 111 (11.11%) Linux
2 102 (10.21%) Windows
3 91 (9.11%) UNIX
4 41 (4.10%) Android
5 38 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.60%) AIX
7 15 (1.50%) Debian
8 14 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 11 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.70%) Solaris
11 6 (0.60%) VME
12 4 (0.40%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.40%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (59.36%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (29.93%) TDD
3 270 (27.03%) BDD
4 238 (23.82%) Scrum
5 218 (21.82%) Continuous Integration
6 187 (18.72%) Test Scripting
7 161 (16.12%) Software Testing
8 155 (15.52%) Test Strategy
9 146 (14.61%) Automated Testing
10 100 (10.01%) User Acceptance Testing
11 99 (9.91%) SDLC
12 92 (9.21%) Regression Testing
13 90 (9.01%) Test Management
14 83 (8.31%) Open Source
15 77 (7.71%) Software Engineering
16 70 (7.01%) Performance Testing
17 66 (6.61%) Waterfall
18 63 (6.31%) Mentoring
19 58 (5.81%) Automation Testing
20 57 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 350 (35.04%) Java
2 302 (30.23%) SQL
3 224 (22.42%) C#
4 143 (14.31%) Ruby
5 97 (9.71%) Python
6 85 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 38 (3.80%) PHP
8 36 (3.60%) C
9 28 (2.80%) Perl
10 27 (2.70%) C++
11 26 (2.60%) VB
12 25 (2.50%) Bash Shell
13 24 (2.40%) VBScript
14 20 (2.00%) Shell Script
15 18 (1.80%) Scala
16 17 (1.70%) Groovy
16 17 (1.70%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.60%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.20%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (12.71%) ISEB
2 96 (9.61%) ISTQB
3 86 (8.61%) Security Cleared
4 59 (5.91%) Degree
5 47 (4.70%) SC Cleared
6 40 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.20%) MCTS
11 2 (0.20%) MCITP
11 2 (0.20%) MCSE
11 2 (0.20%) MCSA
11 2 (0.20%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.10%) CSQA
12 1 (0.10%) IIBA
12 1 (0.10%) MCAD
12 1 (0.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 324 (32.43%) QA
2 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.30%) Basel III
2 3 (0.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.10%) EMIR
3 1 (0.10%) HL7
3 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.10%) GCP
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.50%) Apache Flume
4 5 (0.50%) HDFS
5 4 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.20%) Docker
7 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 79 (7.91%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (2.60%) Puppet
3 21 (2.10%) Vagrant
4 18 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.20%) Ansible
6 7 (0.70%) Salt
6 7 (0.70%) HAProxy
7 6 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.50%) Oozie
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
9 3 (0.30%) Iperf
9 3 (0.30%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.20%) Netcool
11 1 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.10%) CA Endevor
11 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.10%) StatsD
11 1 (0.10%) Mesos
Vendors
1 123 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 110 (11.01%) Oracle
3 72 (7.21%) HP
4 24 (2.40%) IBM
5 23 (2.30%) VMware
6 21 (2.10%) Sybase
7 17 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.50%) Veritas
9 14 (1.40%) SAP
10 9 (0.90%) Business Objects
10 9 (0.90%) Google
11 8 (0.80%) hybris
11 8 (0.80%) Perforce
12 7 (0.70%) Green Hat
13 6 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.60%) OpenText
13 6 (0.60%) McAfee
14 5 (0.50%) ICL
15 4 (0.40%) SimCorp
15 4 (0.40%) Charles River
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