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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 218 215 223
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 214 234 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.88% 0.94% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.23% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 169 136
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £48.84 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
18643 18955 19471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.96% 76.52% 74.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12990 13265 13081
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 229 362
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.44 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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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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 -3 33 £483 +13.52% 29
Greenford - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £215 - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 179 (42.12%) TDD
2 170 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (38.59%) Java
4 129 (30.35%) QA
5 125 (29.41%) SQL
5 125 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (24.94%) BDD
7 101 (23.76%) Selenium
8 96 (22.59%) JavaScript
9 91 (21.41%) Scrum
10 90 (21.18%) HTML
11 88 (20.71%) Finance
12 70 (16.47%) .NET
12 70 (16.47%) Test Automation
12 70 (16.47%) Cucumber
13 69 (16.24%) CSS
14 68 (16.00%) Web Services
14 68 (16.00%) XML
15 58 (13.65%) C#
16 57 (13.41%) E-Commerce
17 55 (12.94%) AngularJS
18 54 (12.71%) Linux
18 54 (12.71%) Test Scripting
19 53 (12.47%) Node.js
20 51 (12.00%) Ruby
20 51 (12.00%) HTML5
21 50 (11.76%) Banking
22 48 (11.29%) Open Source
23 46 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
24 44 (10.35%) OO

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 53 (12.47%) Node.js
2 21 (4.94%) WebSphere
3 20 (4.71%) CMS
4 18 (4.24%) Apache
5 15 (3.53%) Tomcat
5 15 (3.53%) nginx
6 12 (2.82%) Jetty
6 12 (2.82%) IIS
7 10 (2.35%) EPiServer CMS
7 10 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.41%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.94%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.94%) Drupal
10 4 (0.94%) Confluence
11 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.12%) RMDS
2 7 (1.65%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.65%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.88%) Google App Engine
4 6 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.71%) GitHub
6 2 (0.47%) Joyent
6 2 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Heroku
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.76%) HTTP
2 24 (5.65%) Internet
3 13 (3.06%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.82%) SSL
5 10 (2.35%) FTP
6 8 (1.88%) DNS
6 8 (1.88%) DHCP
6 8 (1.88%) IPsec
7 6 (1.41%) Broadband
8 3 (0.71%) MVNO
9 2 (0.47%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.59%) MongoDB
3 26 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.18%) MySQL
5 18 (4.24%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (2.35%) Big Data
9 9 (2.12%) DB2
9 9 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.88%) Redis
11 7 (1.65%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.65%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
14 4 (0.94%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 101 (23.76%) Selenium
2 70 (16.47%) Cucumber
3 44 (10.35%) WebDriver
4 43 (10.12%) Git (software)
5 42 (9.88%) Subversion
6 36 (8.47%) JIRA
7 33 (7.76%) Jenkins
8 30 (7.06%) Maven
9 26 (6.12%) QuickTest Pro
10 23 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (4.47%) SoapUI
12 17 (4.00%) TeamCity
12 17 (4.00%) JUnit
12 17 (4.00%) Visual Studio
13 16 (3.76%) FitNesse
13 16 (3.76%) Capybara
14 15 (3.53%) JBehave
15 13 (3.06%) Calabash
16 12 (2.82%) LoadRunner
17 9 (2.12%) Ant
General
1 88 (20.71%) Finance
2 50 (11.76%) Banking
3 33 (7.76%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.18%) Retail
4 22 (5.18%) Games
5 18 (4.24%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.53%) Front Office
7 9 (2.12%) Advertising
8 6 (1.41%) Back Office
8 6 (1.41%) Legal
8 6 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.18%) Publishing
10 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.47%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 159 (37.41%) Developer
2 91 (21.41%) Analyst
3 74 (17.41%) Tester
4 73 (17.18%) Test Analyst
5 40 (9.41%) Java Developer
6 25 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 25 (5.88%) QA Engineer
7 23 (5.41%) QA Tester
7 23 (5.41%) Automation Tester
8 22 (5.18%) QA Analyst
9 21 (4.94%) Front-End Developer
10 18 (4.24%) Test Leader
11 17 (4.00%) Test Engineer
11 17 (4.00%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.29%) Consultant
13 13 (3.06%) .NET Developer
13 13 (3.06%) UI Developer
13 13 (3.06%) Agile Test Analyst
13 13 (3.06%) UI Programmer
14 12 (2.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (21.18%) HTML
2 70 (16.47%) .NET
3 69 (16.24%) CSS
4 68 (16.00%) Web Services
4 68 (16.00%) XML
5 55 (12.94%) AngularJS
6 51 (12.00%) HTML5
7 35 (8.24%) Backbone.js
8 33 (7.76%) jQuery
9 31 (7.29%) REST
10 30 (7.06%) JSON
11 23 (5.41%) CSS3
12 22 (5.18%) J2EE
13 20 (4.71%) RESTful
14 18 (4.24%) Servlets
14 18 (4.24%) Spring
15 16 (3.76%) JMS
16 14 (3.29%) SOAP
17 13 (3.06%) .NET Framework
17 13 (3.06%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.29%) Open Source
2 22 (5.18%) Computer Science
2 22 (5.18%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.94%) Credit Risk
4 18 (4.24%) Derivative
5 17 (4.00%) Wiki
6 15 (3.53%) Social Media
7 13 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.82%) Smartcard
9 11 (2.59%) Equities
9 11 (2.59%) Credit Derivative
9 11 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.35%) Market Risk
11 9 (2.12%) Fixed Income
11 9 (2.12%) EMV
12 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.18%) STB
14 4 (0.94%) Streaming Media
15 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.71%) Linux
2 43 (10.12%) UNIX
3 34 (8.00%) Windows
4 20 (4.71%) Android
5 18 (4.24%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.24%) AIX
10 1 (0.24%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (42.12%) TDD
2 170 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
4 106 (24.94%) BDD
5 91 (21.41%) Scrum
6 70 (16.47%) Test Automation
7 57 (13.41%) E-Commerce
8 54 (12.71%) Test Scripting
9 46 (10.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 44 (10.35%) OO
11 36 (8.47%) Test Strategy
12 35 (8.24%) Configuration Management
12 35 (8.24%) Unit Testing
13 34 (8.00%) Regression Testing
14 33 (7.76%) MVC
14 33 (7.76%) Manual Testing
14 33 (7.76%) User Stories
15 32 (7.53%) Performance Testing
16 31 (7.29%) Software Testing
17 29 (6.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 164 (38.59%) Java
2 125 (29.41%) SQL
3 96 (22.59%) JavaScript
4 58 (13.65%) C#
5 51 (12.00%) Ruby
6 22 (5.18%) PHP
7 19 (4.47%) Python
8 16 (3.76%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.12%) Perl
9 9 (2.12%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.12%) Scala
10 8 (1.88%) Groovy
10 8 (1.88%) C
11 5 (1.18%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.94%) C++
13 2 (0.47%) VBA
13 2 (0.47%) XAML
13 2 (0.47%) XPath
14 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.24%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (7.53%) ISEB
2 28 (6.59%) Degree
3 20 (4.71%) ISTQB
4 9 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.47%) CEH
7 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (30.35%) QA
2 6 (1.41%) Basel III
3 3 (0.71%) EMIR
3 3 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.18%) Xen
4 1 (0.24%) Varnish
4 1 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 22 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.71%) Puppet
3 13 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.65%) SCCM
5 4 (0.94%) Ansible
6 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.47%) Nessus
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Ambari
8 1 (0.24%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.24%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.24%) logstash
8 1 (0.24%) Kibana
Vendors
1 44 (10.35%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.18%) Oracle
3 17 (4.00%) HP
4 15 (3.53%) hybris
5 11 (2.59%) EPiServer
6 9 (2.12%) Google
6 9 (2.12%) IBM
7 8 (1.88%) JBoss
7 8 (1.88%) ATG
7 8 (1.88%) VMware
8 7 (1.65%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.65%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.65%) SAP
9 6 (1.41%) 29West
10 3 (0.71%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.71%) Adobe
10 3 (0.71%) InterSystems
10 3 (0.71%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.71%) Telerik
11 2 (0.47%) Facebook
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £230 to £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago