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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 223 231 270
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +39
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 498 409 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.95% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.15% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 300 188
Average daily rate
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£389 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £39.00 £32.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +4.00%
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
38739 35662 36929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 74.61% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25226 22568 21925
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1102 1033 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 +8 256 £400 -5.88% 82
South East 0 93 £350 - 47
South West -13 38 £400 +19.85% 14
Yorkshire +15 33 £538 +79.16% 10
East of England +4 31 £344 -28.57% 9
North West -2 17 £344 +5.76% 9
East Midlands -1 15 £319 +18.05% 4
West Midlands -13 10 £400 +90.47% 2
North East - 7 £338 - 3
Test Automation
UK

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 585 (57.98%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (39.74%) Java
3 358 (35.48%) Selenium
4 343 (33.99%) TDD
5 315 (31.22%) SQL
6 296 (29.34%) BDD
7 291 (28.84%) QA
8 271 (26.86%) Cucumber
9 254 (25.17%) Scrum
10 249 (24.68%) C#
11 243 (24.08%) .NET
12 221 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
13 198 (19.62%) Ruby
14 188 (18.63%) Web Services
15 183 (18.14%) Oracle
16 170 (16.85%) Test Scripting
17 168 (16.65%) QuickTest Pro
18 161 (15.96%) HP
19 152 (15.06%) JavaScript
20 150 (14.87%) WebDriver
21 147 (14.57%) ISTQB
22 145 (14.37%) Automated Testing
23 144 (14.27%) HTML
24 143 (14.17%) XML
25 136 (13.48%) Finance
26 124 (12.29%) ISEB
27 119 (11.79%) Jenkins
28 115 (11.40%) Linux
29 114 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
30 109 (10.80%) Microsoft

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 22 (2.18%) Node.js
2 19 (1.88%) Tomcat
3 16 (1.59%) WebLogic
4 15 (1.49%) Confluence
5 13 (1.29%) Apache
6 9 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.69%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.50%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.40%) nginx
9 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.40%) JBoss
10 3 (0.30%) IIS
11 2 (0.20%) lighttpd
11 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.20%) uiautomator
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
11 2 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.099%) MQSeries
Applications
1 30 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.29%) MS Office
3 11 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.50%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
7 2 (0.20%) Mingle
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.88%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.30%) Summit
4 2 (0.20%) Magento
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.099%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.099%) Endur
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.099%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.099%) RMDS
5 1 (0.099%) Oracle TCA
5 1 (0.099%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (0.99%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.40%) SaaS
5 4 (0.40%) Route 53
5 4 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.099%) IaaS
6 1 (0.099%) PaaS
6 1 (0.099%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.26%) HTTP
2 24 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.78%) DNS
4 14 (1.39%) Internet
5 13 (1.29%) HTTPS
6 12 (1.19%) LTE
6 12 (1.19%) Firewall
7 10 (0.99%) Wireshark
8 9 (0.89%) Wireless
8 9 (0.89%) DHCP
8 9 (0.89%) WCDMA
9 8 (0.79%) Broadband
10 7 (0.69%) SSL
10 7 (0.69%) IP Telephony
11 6 (0.59%) LDAP
11 6 (0.59%) LAN
11 6 (0.59%) 3G
12 5 (0.50%) 3GPP
13 4 (0.40%) NAS
13 4 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.14%) SQL Server
2 56 (5.55%) Oracle Reports
3 40 (3.96%) Relational Database
4 38 (3.77%) MySQL
5 35 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 33 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 32 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 30 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.88%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.19%) Big Data
10 12 (1.19%) DB2
11 10 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.69%) SQLite
15 6 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.50%) SQL Navigator
17 4 (0.40%) Redis
Development Applications
1 358 (35.48%) Selenium
2 271 (26.86%) Cucumber
3 168 (16.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 150 (14.87%) WebDriver
5 119 (11.79%) Jenkins
6 95 (9.42%) JUnit
7 93 (9.22%) JIRA
8 68 (6.74%) SoapUI
9 60 (5.95%) Git (software)
10 53 (5.25%) WATIR
11 51 (5.05%) JMeter
12 50 (4.96%) Subversion
13 49 (4.86%) FitNesse
14 47 (4.66%) SpecFlow
14 47 (4.66%) LoadRunner
15 45 (4.46%) RSpec
16 44 (4.36%) Visual Studio
17 39 (3.87%) Maven
18 38 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
19 37 (3.67%) Calabash
General
1 136 (13.48%) Finance
2 64 (6.34%) Banking
3 42 (4.16%) Investment Banking
4 30 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.38%) Retail
5 24 (2.38%) Games
6 14 (1.39%) Back Office
7 11 (1.09%) Electronics
7 11 (1.09%) Publishing
8 10 (0.99%) Legal
9 6 (0.59%) Automotive
10 5 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.40%) Marketing
11 4 (0.40%) Advertising
11 4 (0.40%) Front Office
12 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.099%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 216 (21.41%) Developer
2 212 (21.01%) Analyst
3 202 (20.02%) Tester
4 198 (19.62%) Test Analyst
5 110 (10.90%) Test Engineer
6 105 (10.41%) Automation Tester
7 77 (7.63%) Test Manager
8 57 (5.65%) Software Engineer
9 52 (5.15%) Test Leader
10 51 (5.05%) Java Developer
11 47 (4.66%) Automation Engineer
12 36 (3.57%) QA Engineer
13 33 (3.27%) QA Tester
14 32 (3.17%) Senior Developer
15 31 (3.07%) Consultant
16 30 (2.97%) Automation Analyst
17 29 (2.87%) QA Analyst
18 28 (2.78%) Test Consultant
19 24 (2.38%) Senior Tester
20 23 (2.28%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (24.08%) .NET
2 188 (18.63%) Web Services
3 144 (14.27%) HTML
4 143 (14.17%) XML
5 88 (8.72%) ASP.NET
6 76 (7.53%) JSP
6 76 (7.53%) JSON
7 66 (6.54%) SOAP
8 63 (6.24%) RESTful
9 58 (5.75%) CSS
10 54 (5.35%) Spring
11 43 (4.26%) REST
12 27 (2.68%) jQuery
13 24 (2.38%) Gherkin
13 24 (2.38%) HTML5
14 23 (2.28%) XSLT
15 21 (2.08%) Spring MVC
16 20 (1.98%) CSS3
17 19 (1.88%) .NET Framework
18 16 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.81%) Open Source
2 73 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 51 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 25 (2.48%) User Experience
6 18 (1.78%) Derivative
7 17 (1.68%) Data Structures
8 16 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.59%) Video on Demand
9 15 (1.49%) Algorithms
10 13 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
10 13 (1.29%) STB
11 11 (1.09%) GIS
11 11 (1.09%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.99%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.99%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.79%) Data Integration
14 8 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 115 (11.40%) Linux
2 96 (9.51%) UNIX
3 77 (7.63%) Windows
4 57 (5.65%) Apple iOS
5 48 (4.76%) Android
6 12 (1.19%) Windows NT
7 11 (1.09%) Windows XP
8 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.89%) Windows 2000
9 9 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.59%) CentOS
12 5 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.20%) Debian
13 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (57.98%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (33.99%) TDD
3 296 (29.34%) BDD
4 254 (25.17%) Scrum
5 221 (21.90%) Continuous Integration
6 170 (16.85%) Test Scripting
7 145 (14.37%) Automated Testing
8 109 (10.80%) Test Strategy
9 106 (10.51%) Software Testing
10 95 (9.42%) Software Engineering
10 95 (9.42%) User Stories
11 87 (8.62%) Automation Testing
12 78 (7.73%) Project Management
13 77 (7.63%) Regression Testing
13 77 (7.63%) CRM
13 77 (7.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 77 (7.63%) Functional Testing
14 65 (6.44%) Performance Testing
15 63 (6.24%) Integration Testing
16 58 (5.75%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (39.74%) Java
2 315 (31.22%) SQL
3 249 (24.68%) C#
4 198 (19.62%) Ruby
5 152 (15.06%) JavaScript
6 99 (9.81%) Python
7 79 (7.83%) VB
8 54 (5.35%) PHP
9 42 (4.16%) C++
10 38 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 35 (3.47%) Perl
12 31 (3.07%) C
13 29 (2.87%) Bash Shell
14 26 (2.58%) VBScript
15 21 (2.08%) Scala
16 20 (1.98%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.78%) T-SQL
18 17 (1.68%) Objective-C
19 13 (1.29%) Groovy
20 11 (1.09%) Golang
Qualifications
1 147 (14.57%) ISTQB
2 124 (12.29%) ISEB
3 101 (10.01%) Security Cleared
4 79 (7.83%) SC Cleared
5 58 (5.75%) Degree
6 57 (5.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 46 (4.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (4.36%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.20%) HND
11 1 (0.099%) CISSP
11 1 (0.099%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.099%) CISM
11 1 (0.099%) CEH
11 1 (0.099%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.099%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.099%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (28.84%) QA
2 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.20%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.099%) GAAP
4 1 (0.099%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.099%) DO-160
4 1 (0.099%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (0.59%) VirtualBox
2 6 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.50%) Firmware
3 5 (0.50%) NDS
4 4 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.40%) Xen
5 3 (0.30%) Docker
5 3 (0.30%) vCloud
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.099%) Varnish
7 1 (0.099%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 114 (11.30%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (3.17%) Puppet
3 23 (2.28%) Vagrant
4 11 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 11 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.59%) WebInspect
6 4 (0.40%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.40%) Nagios
7 3 (0.30%) Salt
8 2 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.20%) Ansible
9 1 (0.099%) Netcool
9 1 (0.099%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.099%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.099%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.099%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 183 (18.14%) Oracle
2 161 (15.96%) HP
3 109 (10.80%) Microsoft
4 14 (1.39%) Informatica
5 11 (1.09%) SAP
6 8 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 8 (0.79%) Sybase
7 7 (0.69%) Siebel
7 7 (0.69%) Cisco
7 7 (0.69%) Google
7 7 (0.69%) VMware
8 6 (0.59%) Adobe
9 5 (0.50%) JD Edwards
9 5 (0.50%) ESRI
9 5 (0.50%) Progress
9 5 (0.50%) Teradata
10 4 (0.40%) Verint
10 4 (0.40%) Netezza
10 4 (0.40%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.40%) Siemens
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £275 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago