The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 193 222 214
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 271 225 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.15% 0.96% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.21% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 147 157
Average daily rate
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£438 £420 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in London

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the London region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the London region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 31 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
City of London +9 60 £488 -2.50% 23
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames -4 3 £335 +55.81%
Ealing - 3 - -
Bromley - 1 £400 - 1
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Docklands, London - 1 £410 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 272 (56.20%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (38.64%) Java
3 166 (34.30%) Continuous Integration
4 136 (28.10%) TDD
5 134 (27.69%) JavaScript
6 129 (26.65%) Scrum
7 125 (25.83%) QA
8 120 (24.79%) SQL
9 119 (24.59%) Selenium
10 102 (21.07%) HTML
11 98 (20.25%) C#
11 98 (20.25%) Finance
12 85 (17.56%) BDD
13 82 (16.94%) Banking
14 80 (16.53%) CSS
14 80 (16.53%) Linux
15 77 (15.91%) SQL Server
16 75 (15.50%) .NET
17 74 (15.29%) Oracle
17 74 (15.29%) Web Services
17 74 (15.29%) Git (software)
18 72 (14.88%) JIRA
19 71 (14.67%) OO
20 68 (14.05%) Jenkins
21 65 (13.43%) Test Automation
22 63 (13.02%) XML
23 62 (12.81%) Software Engineering
24 60 (12.40%) HTML5
24 60 (12.40%) Test Scripting
25 59 (12.19%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (6.61%) Confluence
2 24 (4.96%) WebSphere
3 18 (3.72%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.72%) Node.js
4 16 (3.31%) CMS
5 10 (2.07%) JBoss
6 8 (1.65%) Apache
6 8 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.65%) uiautomator
7 7 (1.45%) Jetty
7 7 (1.45%) IIS
7 7 (1.45%) nginx
8 5 (1.03%) Drupal
9 4 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (3.72%) MS Office
2 5 (1.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.62%) Summit
3 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.45%) SaaS
4 7 (1.45%) PaaS
4 7 (1.45%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.83%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.21%) Heroku
6 1 (0.21%) Force.com
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.99%) HTTP
2 13 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.69%) DNS
3 12 (2.48%) Internet
4 9 (1.86%) IPsec
4 9 (1.86%) DHCP
4 9 (1.86%) FTP
5 5 (1.03%) LDAP
6 4 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.83%) VPN
7 2 (0.41%) SSL
8 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.21%) AMQP
8 1 (0.21%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.21%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.79%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.37%) MySQL
4 17 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.48%) DB2
6 12 (2.48%) Hadoop
7 11 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.45%) Big Data
11 5 (1.03%) QlikView
11 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.83%) OLTP
12 4 (0.83%) Hazelcast
12 4 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.62%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 119 (24.59%) Selenium
2 74 (15.29%) Git (software)
3 72 (14.88%) JIRA
4 68 (14.05%) Jenkins
5 59 (12.19%) Cucumber
6 50 (10.33%) WebDriver
7 35 (7.23%) Maven
8 30 (6.20%) HP UFT
9 29 (5.99%) JUnit
10 26 (5.37%) SoapUI
11 25 (5.17%) SpecFlow
11 25 (5.17%) Subversion
12 18 (3.72%) JBehave
12 18 (3.72%) Appium
13 17 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (3.10%) Jasmine
16 14 (2.89%) Eclipse
16 14 (2.89%) Visual Studio
17 13 (2.69%) Capybara
General
1 98 (20.25%) Finance
2 82 (16.94%) Banking
3 35 (7.23%) Investment Banking
4 21 (4.34%) Retail
5 20 (4.13%) Front Office
6 14 (2.89%) Publishing
6 14 (2.89%) Marketing
7 11 (2.27%) Back Office
8 9 (1.86%) Legal
9 8 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.65%) Games
10 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.83%) Wholesale Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 190 (39.26%) Developer
2 69 (14.26%) Analyst
3 67 (13.84%) Tester
4 66 (13.64%) Test Analyst
5 35 (7.23%) Java Developer
6 33 (6.82%) Senior Developer
6 33 (6.82%) Front-End Developer
7 26 (5.37%) Android Developer
8 25 (5.17%) Test Engineer
9 23 (4.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.55%) .NET Developer
11 20 (4.13%) Automation Tester
12 19 (3.93%) C# Developer
13 18 (3.72%) Test Manager
14 16 (3.31%) Web Developer
14 16 (3.31%) Automation Engineer
14 16 (3.31%) ScrumMaster
15 15 (3.10%) Test Leader
15 15 (3.10%) Architect
16 14 (2.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (21.07%) HTML
2 80 (16.53%) CSS
3 75 (15.50%) .NET
4 74 (15.29%) Web Services
5 63 (13.02%) XML
6 60 (12.40%) HTML5
7 37 (7.64%) SOAP
8 35 (7.23%) REST
8 35 (7.23%) jQuery
8 35 (7.23%) JSON
9 34 (7.02%) RESTful
10 29 (5.99%) AngularJS
11 24 (4.96%) .NET Framework
11 24 (4.96%) ASP.NET
12 22 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (4.13%) Ajax
14 18 (3.72%) CSS3
15 15 (3.10%) Spring
15 15 (3.10%) JMS
15 15 (3.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.68%) Mobile App
2 32 (6.61%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.51%) User Experience
6 13 (2.69%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.48%) Market Risk
8 11 (2.27%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.86%) Wiki
9 9 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.45%) RIA
10 7 (1.45%) Social Media
11 6 (1.24%) Equities
12 5 (1.03%) Fixed Income
12 5 (1.03%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.03%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.83%) iPad
13 4 (0.83%) DataPower
13 4 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.53%) Linux
2 53 (10.95%) Windows
3 50 (10.33%) Android
4 42 (8.68%) Apple iOS
4 42 (8.68%) UNIX
5 10 (2.07%) AIX
5 10 (2.07%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.07%) Ubuntu
6 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.62%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (56.20%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (34.30%) Continuous Integration
3 136 (28.10%) TDD
4 129 (26.65%) Scrum
5 85 (17.56%) BDD
6 71 (14.67%) OO
7 65 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 62 (12.81%) Software Engineering
9 60 (12.40%) Test Scripting
10 58 (11.98%) DevOps
11 57 (11.78%) E-Commerce
12 52 (10.74%) Regression Testing
12 52 (10.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 51 (10.54%) SDLC
14 46 (9.50%) MVC
14 46 (9.50%) Unit Testing
14 46 (9.50%) Kanban
15 43 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
15 43 (8.88%) Manual Testing
16 39 (8.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 187 (38.64%) Java
2 134 (27.69%) JavaScript
3 120 (24.79%) SQL
4 98 (20.25%) C#
5 53 (10.95%) Python
6 32 (6.61%) Perl
6 32 (6.61%) PHP
7 26 (5.37%) Ruby
8 23 (4.75%) C++
9 19 (3.93%) C
10 18 (3.72%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.89%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.27%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.86%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.65%) Groovy
14 8 (1.65%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.24%) Scala
16 5 (1.03%) BeanShell
17 4 (0.83%) Haskell
18 3 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (8.06%) Degree
2 30 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.58%) ISEB
4 20 (4.13%) ISTQB
5 19 (3.93%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (25.83%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) COREP
2 5 (1.03%) FINREP
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) Basel II
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (1.86%) Docker
2 5 (1.03%) Varnish
3 3 (0.62%) QEMU
3 3 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 46 (9.50%) Puppet
2 27 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.45%) Control-M
5 6 (1.24%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.03%) Ansible
7 4 (0.83%) CA LISA
7 4 (0.83%) SmokePing
7 4 (0.83%) Nagios
7 4 (0.83%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.83%) Cacti
8 3 (0.62%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (15.29%) Oracle
2 41 (8.47%) HP
3 34 (7.02%) Microsoft
4 22 (4.55%) IBM
5 20 (4.13%) Google
6 17 (3.51%) Sybase
7 12 (2.48%) New Relic
8 9 (1.86%) VMware
9 8 (1.65%) SAP
10 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.03%) Sun
11 5 (1.03%) Zend
11 5 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.03%) Endeca
12 4 (0.83%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.83%) Cadence
12 4 (0.83%) EPiServer
12 4 (0.83%) Pega
12 4 (0.83%) CA
13 3 (0.62%) JD Edwards
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago