The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 10 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 2.04% 10.00% 3.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 11.36% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hounslow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
29 44 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 59.18% 88.00% 80.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 43
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the Hounslow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Hounslow region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) GDB
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Spring

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Multicast
1 1 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) GDB
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Grails
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy