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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 201 217 227
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 229 200 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.84% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.10% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 137 143
Average daily rate
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£428 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17554 18215 19228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.04% 76.36% 73.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12350 12597 12707
Average daily rate £440 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
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 228 274 355
Average hourly rate £20.16 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.69% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
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 11 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 11 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 +9 44 £505 +18.82% 22
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £215 - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 2
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 181 (39.69%) TDD
2 177 (38.82%) Java
3 176 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (30.70%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (29.39%) QA
6 123 (26.97%) Selenium
6 123 (26.97%) SQL
7 120 (26.32%) BDD
8 108 (23.68%) Scrum
9 100 (21.93%) JavaScript
10 90 (19.74%) Finance
11 85 (18.64%) HTML
12 84 (18.42%) Test Automation
13 83 (18.20%) XML
14 76 (16.67%) Cucumber
15 67 (14.69%) Web Services
15 67 (14.69%) C#
15 67 (14.69%) .NET
16 62 (13.60%) CSS
17 60 (13.16%) E-Commerce
18 58 (12.72%) WebDriver
18 58 (12.72%) Test Scripting
19 56 (12.28%) HTML5
20 54 (11.84%) Open Source
20 54 (11.84%) Ruby
20 54 (11.84%) UNIX
21 53 (11.62%) Subversion
22 51 (11.18%) Linux
23 50 (10.96%) Banking
24 48 (10.53%) Git (software)

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 42 (9.21%) Node.js
2 23 (5.04%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.29%) Drupal
3 15 (3.29%) Apache
3 15 (3.29%) nginx
4 12 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.63%) IIS
4 12 (2.63%) Jetty
5 11 (2.41%) CMS
6 10 (2.19%) Apache Solr
6 10 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.75%) Confluence
8 7 (1.54%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.66%) Mule
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Project
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) RMDS
2 5 (1.10%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.10%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (2.19%) Joyent
4 8 (1.75%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.66%) GitHub
6 3 (0.66%) SaaS
6 3 (0.66%) Heroku
7 2 (0.44%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (7.89%) HTTP
2 25 (5.48%) Internet
3 15 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 14 (3.07%) SSL
5 10 (2.19%) FTP
6 8 (1.75%) IPsec
6 8 (1.75%) DNS
6 8 (1.75%) DHCP
7 6 (1.32%) Broadband
8 2 (0.44%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.68%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.70%) MySQL
4 25 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 18 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.85%) Oracle Database
7 12 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.41%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.19%) Big Data
10 8 (1.75%) Redis
10 8 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.75%) DB2
11 7 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.10%) DbVisualizer
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 123 (26.97%) Selenium
2 76 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 58 (12.72%) WebDriver
4 53 (11.62%) Subversion
5 48 (10.53%) Git (software)
6 41 (8.99%) Jenkins
7 39 (8.55%) JIRA
8 33 (7.24%) Maven
9 29 (6.36%) SoapUI
10 27 (5.92%) QuickTest Pro
11 24 (5.26%) FitNesse
11 24 (5.26%) JBehave
12 23 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (4.61%) Visual Studio
13 21 (4.61%) Calabash
14 20 (4.39%) JUnit
15 18 (3.95%) PHPUnit
16 17 (3.73%) Ant
16 17 (3.73%) TeamCity
17 13 (2.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 90 (19.74%) Finance
2 50 (10.96%) Banking
3 26 (5.70%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.39%) Retail
4 20 (4.39%) Games
5 17 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.85%) Front Office
7 10 (2.19%) Publishing
8 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.32%) Advertising
9 4 (0.88%) Back Office
9 4 (0.88%) Legal
10 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.44%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (39.69%) Developer
2 98 (21.49%) Analyst
3 86 (18.86%) Test Analyst
4 76 (16.67%) Tester
5 36 (7.89%) Java Developer
6 31 (6.80%) Automation Tester
7 30 (6.58%) QA Analyst
8 23 (5.04%) Test Leader
8 23 (5.04%) Test Engineer
8 23 (5.04%) QA Tester
9 21 (4.61%) Front-End Developer
10 20 (4.39%) QA Engineer
10 20 (4.39%) QA Test Analyst
10 20 (4.39%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.51%) Consultant
12 15 (3.29%) Test Manager
12 15 (3.29%) Agile Test Analyst
13 14 (3.07%) Drupal Developer
13 14 (3.07%) Web Developer
14 13 (2.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.64%) HTML
2 83 (18.20%) XML
3 67 (14.69%) .NET
3 67 (14.69%) Web Services
4 62 (13.60%) CSS
5 56 (12.28%) HTML5
6 38 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 36 (7.89%) Backbone.js
8 35 (7.68%) JSON
9 34 (7.46%) jQuery
10 31 (6.80%) CSS3
11 29 (6.36%) REST
12 24 (5.26%) J2EE
13 22 (4.82%) RESTful
14 19 (4.17%) SOAP
14 19 (4.17%) Spring
15 18 (3.95%) Servlets
15 18 (3.95%) JMS
16 15 (3.29%) Sass
17 14 (3.07%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.84%) Open Source
2 29 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 27 (5.92%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 16 (3.51%) Social Media
6 15 (3.29%) Wiki
6 15 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.63%) Credit Risk
7 12 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.19%) Taxonomies
9 9 (1.97%) Derivative
9 9 (1.97%) Market Risk
10 7 (1.54%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.32%) Smartcard
11 6 (1.32%) Equities
11 6 (1.32%) STB
11 6 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
13 4 (0.88%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.84%) UNIX
2 51 (11.18%) Linux
3 36 (7.89%) Windows
4 22 (4.82%) Android
5 20 (4.39%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.44%) CentOS
9 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.22%) AIX
10 1 (0.22%) SmartOS
10 1 (0.22%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (39.69%) TDD
2 176 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (30.70%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (26.32%) BDD
5 108 (23.68%) Scrum
6 84 (18.42%) Test Automation
7 60 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 58 (12.72%) Test Scripting
9 47 (10.31%) OO
10 45 (9.87%) Configuration Management
11 40 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (8.11%) Software Testing
13 36 (7.89%) Performance Testing
14 35 (7.68%) Unit Testing
15 32 (7.02%) DevOps
16 31 (6.80%) User Stories
17 30 (6.58%) Test Strategy
18 28 (6.14%) Kanban
19 27 (5.92%) Software Engineering
20 24 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (38.82%) Java
2 123 (26.97%) SQL
3 100 (21.93%) JavaScript
4 67 (14.69%) C#
5 54 (11.84%) Ruby
6 31 (6.80%) PHP
7 22 (4.82%) Python
8 14 (3.07%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.07%) C
8 14 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.97%) Perl
10 8 (1.75%) Groovy
10 8 (1.75%) Scala
11 6 (1.32%) XPath
11 6 (1.32%) XQuery
12 5 (1.10%) C++
13 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.88%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.66%) VBA
15 2 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (9.21%) Degree
2 38 (8.33%) ISEB
3 20 (4.39%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.85%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.44%) MCSD
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) CISA
8 1 (0.22%) GIAC
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (29.39%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) EMIR
2 3 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.44%) Basel III
3 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (2.19%) Varnish
2 8 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.10%) Xen
5 2 (0.44%) HDFS
6 1 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 27 (5.92%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (5.48%) Puppet
3 16 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.54%) SCCM
5 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.88%) Ansible
6 2 (0.44%) MOM
7 1 (0.22%) Nagios
7 1 (0.22%) Nessus
7 1 (0.22%) Ambari
7 1 (0.22%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.22%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
7 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 45 (9.87%) Oracle
1 45 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.17%) HP
3 13 (2.85%) hybris
4 10 (2.19%) Rackspace
5 9 (1.97%) ATG
5 9 (1.97%) Google
5 9 (1.97%) IBM
6 8 (1.75%) JBoss
6 8 (1.75%) VMware
7 6 (1.32%) SAP
7 6 (1.32%) TIBCO
7 6 (1.32%) 29West
8 5 (1.10%) ION Trading
9 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.66%) Adobe
10 3 (0.66%) Telerik
10 3 (0.66%) InterSystems
10 3 (0.66%) Syncfusion
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Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £480 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Computer People
Rate: DEP. ON EXPERIENCE
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per annum
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