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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 199 197 229
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +32
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 207 223 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.99% 1.03% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.31% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 162 113
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £386 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
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
16501 16971 15029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.77% 78.66% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11633 10573
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 232 228
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +8 49 £488 +23.80% 17
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 301 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (43.85%) Java
3 203 (40.28%) Continuous Integration
4 152 (30.16%) SQL
5 138 (27.38%) Scrum
6 136 (26.98%) TDD
7 122 (24.21%) Selenium
8 118 (23.41%) DevOps
9 108 (21.43%) Linux
10 106 (21.03%) BDD
10 106 (21.03%) Puppet
11 105 (20.83%) QA
12 91 (18.06%) JavaScript
13 85 (16.87%) C#
13 85 (16.87%) Ruby
14 84 (16.67%) HTML
15 77 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
16 76 (15.08%) Git (software)
17 74 (14.68%) Security Cleared
18 71 (14.09%) Finance
18 71 (14.09%) Jenkins
19 68 (13.49%) Test Automation
20 65 (12.90%) UNIX
21 63 (12.50%) Web Services
21 63 (12.50%) .NET
21 63 (12.50%) SC Cleared
22 62 (12.30%) Cucumber
22 62 (12.30%) JIRA
23 61 (12.10%) PaaS
23 61 (12.10%) Change Management

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 30 (5.95%) JBoss
2 16 (3.17%) Apache Solr
3 15 (2.98%) Drupal
3 15 (2.98%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.58%) Confluence
5 10 (1.98%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.39%) CMS
7 6 (1.19%) Node.js
7 6 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.99%) Apache
9 4 (0.79%) uiautomator
9 4 (0.79%) IIS
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.40%) EPiServer CMS
10 2 (0.40%) nginx
11 1 (0.20%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 37 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.98%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) MS Project
4 3 (0.60%) Mingle
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) ION MarketView
1 4 (0.79%) RMDS
2 2 (0.40%) Summit
2 2 (0.40%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 61 (12.10%) PaaS
2 13 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.38%) Joyent
4 7 (1.39%) GitHub
5 6 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.60%) Trello
7 2 (0.40%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Force.com
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.57%) HTTP
2 12 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.18%) IPsec
3 11 (2.18%) DHCP
3 11 (2.18%) FTP
3 11 (2.18%) SSL
3 11 (2.18%) DNS
4 7 (1.39%) MVNO
5 3 (0.60%) Internet
6 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.40%) Intranet
7 1 (0.20%) DVB
7 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.73%) MySQL
3 35 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 32 (6.35%) Relational Database
5 26 (5.16%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.58%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.38%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.18%) DB2
9 10 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.99%) OLTP
14 4 (0.79%) Big Data
14 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 122 (24.21%) Selenium
2 76 (15.08%) Git (software)
3 71 (14.09%) Jenkins
4 62 (12.30%) Cucumber
4 62 (12.30%) JIRA
5 46 (9.13%) Maven
6 37 (7.34%) QuickTest Pro
7 32 (6.35%) Subversion
8 29 (5.75%) WebDriver
9 25 (4.96%) SoapUI
10 23 (4.56%) TeamCity
11 21 (4.17%) Appium
12 19 (3.77%) SpecFlow
12 19 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (3.17%) Visual Studio
14 15 (2.98%) PHPUnit
14 15 (2.98%) JMeter
15 14 (2.78%) JUnit
16 13 (2.58%) Eclipse
17 11 (2.18%) WATIR
General
1 71 (14.09%) Finance
2 54 (10.71%) Banking
3 36 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 31 (6.15%) Games
5 24 (4.76%) Front Office
6 10 (1.98%) Retail
7 8 (1.59%) Publishing
7 8 (1.59%) Marketing
8 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.79%) Legal
9 4 (0.79%) Advertising
10 3 (0.60%) Electronics
11 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 151 (29.96%) Developer
2 72 (14.29%) Analyst
3 69 (13.69%) Tester
4 59 (11.71%) Test Analyst
5 50 (9.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (8.53%) Senior Developer
7 27 (5.36%) ScrumMaster
8 25 (4.96%) Front-End Developer
9 24 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.37%) Test Leader
10 22 (4.37%) Test Engineer
11 19 (3.77%) Java Developer
12 18 (3.57%) QA Tester
12 18 (3.57%) Automation Tester
13 17 (3.37%) QA Analyst
13 17 (3.37%) Test Manager
14 16 (3.17%) Consultant
15 15 (2.98%) Drupal Developer
15 15 (2.98%) QA Test Analyst
16 12 (2.38%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.67%) HTML
2 63 (12.50%) Web Services
2 63 (12.50%) .NET
3 52 (10.32%) CSS
4 46 (9.13%) XML
5 45 (8.93%) HTML5
6 30 (5.95%) SOAP
7 24 (4.76%) RESTful
8 22 (4.37%) REST
9 20 (3.97%) Spring
10 17 (3.37%) AngularJS
10 17 (3.37%) LAMP
11 16 (3.17%) Gherkin
12 15 (2.98%) ActiveMQ
13 14 (2.78%) jQuery
13 14 (2.78%) Memcached
14 13 (2.58%) .NET Framework
15 12 (2.38%) CSS3
15 12 (2.38%) JSON
16 10 (1.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.13%) Open Source
2 41 (8.13%) Mobile App
3 33 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.17%) Equities
5 14 (2.78%) Taxonomies
6 12 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.98%) Market Risk
7 10 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.79%) Derivative
9 8 (1.59%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.39%) User Experience
11 6 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.19%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.99%) STB
12 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.79%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.79%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.79%) W3C
13 4 (0.79%) Social Media
13 4 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 108 (21.43%) Linux
2 65 (12.90%) UNIX
3 45 (8.93%) Windows
4 37 (7.34%) Apple iOS
5 32 (6.35%) CentOS
5 32 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (6.15%) Ubuntu
7 29 (5.75%) Android
8 18 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.79%) AIX
11 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.20%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (40.28%) Continuous Integration
3 138 (27.38%) Scrum
4 136 (26.98%) TDD
5 118 (23.41%) DevOps
6 106 (21.03%) BDD
7 68 (13.49%) Test Automation
8 61 (12.10%) Change Management
9 58 (11.51%) Manual Testing
10 51 (10.12%) Kanban
11 49 (9.72%) OO
12 40 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 39 (7.74%) Configuration Management
14 38 (7.54%) E-Commerce
15 37 (7.34%) Test Strategy
16 36 (7.14%) Mentoring
16 36 (7.14%) MVC
17 35 (6.94%) OOP
18 34 (6.75%) Build Automation
19 30 (5.95%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 221 (43.85%) Java
2 152 (30.16%) SQL
3 91 (18.06%) JavaScript
4 85 (16.87%) C#
4 85 (16.87%) Ruby
5 51 (10.12%) Python
6 35 (6.94%) Bash Shell
7 28 (5.56%) Perl
8 26 (5.16%) PHP
9 16 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.17%) Scala
10 12 (2.38%) C
10 12 (2.38%) C++
11 11 (2.18%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.19%) VB
12 6 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.99%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.99%) VBA
14 4 (0.79%) VBScript
14 4 (0.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 74 (14.68%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.54%) ISEB
4 23 (4.56%) Degree
5 22 (4.37%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.19%) VCP4
8 5 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (20.83%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) UCITS
2 2 (0.40%) Basel III
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (3.17%) Varnish
2 10 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.40%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) QEMU
4 1 (0.20%) KVM
Systems Management
1 106 (21.03%) Puppet
2 77 (15.28%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (6.75%) Ansible
4 15 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.60%) Nagios
6 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.20%) Cacti
7 1 (0.20%) Munin
7 1 (0.20%) Control-M
7 1 (0.20%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 44 (8.73%) Oracle
2 42 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.37%) HP
4 16 (3.17%) Sybase
4 16 (3.17%) Rackspace
5 9 (1.79%) IBM
6 5 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 5 (0.99%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.79%) Red Hat
7 4 (0.79%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.60%) Google
8 3 (0.60%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.60%) Twitter
9 2 (0.40%) Apple
9 2 (0.40%) Reuters
9 2 (0.40%) Open Text
9 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.20%) Zend
10 1 (0.20%) Syncfusion
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Group
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Blue Bridge Solutions Limited
Rate: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago