The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 202 209 210
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 227 225 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.97% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.21% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 156 138
Average daily rate
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£415 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18040 18538 19441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.72% 76.41% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12586 12861 12944
Average daily rate £442 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 381
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Automated Testing
England

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 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 31 July 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
City of London -2 42 £500 +17.64% 25
Greenford - 4 - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £215 - 2
Sidcup - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Hammersmith - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 175 (40.14%) TDD
2 174 (39.91%) Java
3 170 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (29.13%) Continuous Integration
5 126 (28.90%) QA
5 126 (28.90%) SQL
6 106 (24.31%) JavaScript
6 106 (24.31%) BDD
7 104 (23.85%) Selenium
8 100 (22.94%) Scrum
9 94 (21.56%) Finance
10 90 (20.64%) HTML
11 76 (17.43%) XML
12 75 (17.20%) Test Automation
13 71 (16.28%) Web Services
14 70 (16.06%) Cucumber
15 67 (15.37%) CSS
16 66 (15.14%) .NET
17 63 (14.45%) C#
18 60 (13.76%) E-Commerce
19 57 (13.07%) Test Scripting
20 55 (12.61%) Linux
21 54 (12.39%) HTML5
22 53 (12.16%) UNIX
23 51 (11.70%) Open Source
24 49 (11.24%) Subversion
24 49 (11.24%) Ruby
25 48 (11.01%) Banking
25 48 (11.01%) AngularJS
26 47 (10.78%) Node.js

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 47 (10.78%) Node.js
2 23 (5.28%) WebSphere
3 18 (4.13%) Apache
4 15 (3.44%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.44%) nginx
5 14 (3.21%) CMS
6 12 (2.75%) IIS
6 12 (2.75%) Jetty
7 10 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.06%) Drupal
9 8 (1.83%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.92%) Confluence
11 4 (0.92%) EPiServer CMS
12 3 (0.69%) Mule
13 2 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 19 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.15%) MS Office
3 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (1.61%) RMDS
1 7 (1.61%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.15%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.23%) Summit
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.83%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.15%) Joyent
5 3 (0.69%) GitHub
5 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.69%) Heroku
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
6 2 (0.46%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.03%) HTTP
2 26 (5.96%) Internet
3 15 (3.44%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.21%) SSL
5 10 (2.29%) FTP
6 8 (1.83%) DNS
6 8 (1.83%) DHCP
6 8 (1.83%) IPsec
7 6 (1.38%) Broadband
8 2 (0.46%) MVNO
9 1 (0.23%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.80%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.96%) MySQL
4 25 (5.73%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.36%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.98%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.52%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.29%) DB2
10 10 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.29%) Big Data
11 8 (1.83%) Redis
12 7 (1.61%) DbVisualizer
12 7 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.92%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 104 (23.85%) Selenium
2 70 (16.06%) Cucumber
3 49 (11.24%) Subversion
4 47 (10.78%) WebDriver
5 45 (10.32%) Git (software)
6 37 (8.49%) JIRA
7 34 (7.80%) Jenkins
8 29 (6.65%) Maven
8 29 (6.65%) QuickTest Pro
9 22 (5.05%) SoapUI
10 21 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (4.59%) FitNesse
12 19 (4.36%) JUnit
12 19 (4.36%) Visual Studio
13 18 (4.13%) TeamCity
13 18 (4.13%) JBehave
14 15 (3.44%) Calabash
15 14 (3.21%) LoadRunner
16 12 (2.75%) Capybara
16 12 (2.75%) PHPUnit
General
1 94 (21.56%) Finance
2 48 (11.01%) Banking
3 31 (7.11%) Investment Banking
4 22 (5.05%) Retail
5 20 (4.59%) Games
6 17 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 16 (3.67%) Front Office
8 8 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.38%) Advertising
9 6 (1.38%) Publishing
9 6 (1.38%) Legal
10 5 (1.15%) Back Office
11 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.46%) Marketing
13 1 (0.23%) Billing
13 1 (0.23%) Local Government
13 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 175 (40.14%) Developer
2 95 (21.79%) Analyst
3 82 (18.81%) Test Analyst
4 75 (17.20%) Tester
5 39 (8.94%) Java Developer
6 28 (6.42%) Automation Tester
7 24 (5.50%) QA Tester
7 24 (5.50%) QA Analyst
8 23 (5.28%) QA Engineer
9 21 (4.82%) Front-End Developer
10 20 (4.59%) Senior Developer
11 19 (4.36%) Test Leader
12 18 (4.13%) Test Engineer
13 17 (3.90%) Web Developer
14 16 (3.67%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (3.44%) Agile Test Analyst
16 14 (3.21%) Consultant
17 13 (2.98%) Test Manager
18 12 (2.75%) Technical Analyst
18 12 (2.75%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (20.64%) HTML
2 76 (17.43%) XML
3 71 (16.28%) Web Services
4 67 (15.37%) CSS
5 66 (15.14%) .NET
6 54 (12.39%) HTML5
7 48 (11.01%) AngularJS
8 37 (8.49%) Backbone.js
9 36 (8.26%) JSON
9 36 (8.26%) jQuery
10 32 (7.34%) REST
11 27 (6.19%) CSS3
12 25 (5.73%) J2EE
13 21 (4.82%) RESTful
14 18 (4.13%) Servlets
14 18 (4.13%) Spring
15 17 (3.90%) JMS
16 16 (3.67%) SOAP
17 15 (3.44%) Sass
18 13 (2.98%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.70%) Open Source
2 27 (6.19%) Computer Science
3 25 (5.73%) Mobile App
4 19 (4.36%) Credit Risk
5 17 (3.90%) Wiki
5 17 (3.90%) Client/Server
6 16 (3.67%) Social Media
7 13 (2.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.98%) Derivative
8 11 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.29%) Smartcard
9 10 (2.29%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.83%) Equities
11 7 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
11 7 (1.61%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.61%) EMV
12 5 (1.15%) STB
13 4 (0.92%) Streaming Media
13 4 (0.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 55 (12.61%) Linux
2 53 (12.16%) UNIX
3 37 (8.49%) Windows
4 23 (5.28%) Android
5 20 (4.59%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) SmartOS
9 1 (0.23%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (40.14%) TDD
2 170 (38.99%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (29.13%) Continuous Integration
4 106 (24.31%) BDD
5 100 (22.94%) Scrum
6 75 (17.20%) Test Automation
7 60 (13.76%) E-Commerce
8 57 (13.07%) Test Scripting
9 47 (10.78%) OO
10 41 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (8.26%) Unit Testing
12 35 (8.03%) Software Testing
12 35 (8.03%) Configuration Management
13 34 (7.80%) Performance Testing
13 34 (7.80%) Test Strategy
14 31 (7.11%) User Stories
15 29 (6.65%) Software Engineering
16 27 (6.19%) MVC
16 27 (6.19%) Kanban
17 26 (5.96%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 174 (39.91%) Java
2 126 (28.90%) SQL
3 106 (24.31%) JavaScript
4 63 (14.45%) C#
5 49 (11.24%) Ruby
6 27 (6.19%) PHP
7 20 (4.59%) Python
8 14 (3.21%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.75%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.29%) C
11 9 (2.06%) Groovy
12 8 (1.83%) Scala
13 7 (1.61%) Perl
14 5 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.92%) XPath
15 4 (0.92%) C++
16 3 (0.69%) VBA
16 3 (0.69%) XQuery
17 2 (0.46%) XAML
17 2 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (8.26%) ISEB
2 35 (8.03%) Degree
3 21 (4.82%) ISTQB
4 12 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.52%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.23%) CEH
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (28.90%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) Basel III
3 3 (0.69%) EMIR
3 3 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.15%) Xen
4 4 (0.92%) Varnish
5 2 (0.46%) HDFS
6 1 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.23%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 25 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (5.05%) Puppet
3 15 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.61%) SCCM
5 4 (0.92%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.92%) Ansible
6 1 (0.23%) logstash
6 1 (0.23%) Kibana
6 1 (0.23%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.23%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.23%) Ambari
6 1 (0.23%) Nagios
6 1 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 43 (9.86%) Oracle
2 41 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.82%) HP
4 15 (3.44%) hybris
5 11 (2.52%) IBM
6 10 (2.29%) ATG
7 9 (2.06%) Google
8 8 (1.83%) VMware
8 8 (1.83%) JBoss
9 7 (1.61%) SAP
10 6 (1.38%) 29West
11 5 (1.15%) Rackspace
11 5 (1.15%) EPiServer
11 5 (1.15%) ION Trading
11 5 (1.15%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.69%) Green Hat
13 3 (0.69%) InterSystems
13 3 (0.69%) Adobe
13 3 (0.69%) Telerik
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago