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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 199 204 223
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 228 211 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 0.93% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.20% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 165 130
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -14.70%
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
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 £494 +2.59% 24
Uxbridge +4 2 - -
Greenford - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £275 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 228 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (41.39%) Java
3 189 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 126 (27.45%) SQL
5 113 (24.62%) Linux
6 109 (23.75%) JavaScript
7 107 (23.31%) DevOps
8 102 (22.22%) Scrum
9 98 (21.35%) Selenium
10 94 (20.48%) HTML
11 91 (19.83%) TDD
12 87 (18.95%) C#
13 85 (18.52%) QA
13 85 (18.52%) Puppet
14 83 (18.08%) Git (software)
14 83 (18.08%) Jenkins
15 82 (17.86%) Finance
16 75 (16.34%) SQL Server
17 66 (14.38%) CSS
17 66 (14.38%) OO
18 64 (13.94%) .NET
19 63 (13.73%) Banking
19 63 (13.73%) BDD
20 58 (12.64%) Python
21 56 (12.20%) UNIX
21 56 (12.20%) Oracle
21 56 (12.20%) Test Automation
21 56 (12.20%) JIRA
22 54 (11.76%) Windows
23 53 (11.55%) Security Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (5.23%) JBoss
2 20 (4.36%) Confluence
3 17 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.49%) Node.js
5 12 (2.61%) CMS
6 8 (1.74%) uiautomator
6 8 (1.74%) IIS
7 7 (1.53%) nginx
7 7 (1.53%) Drupal
8 6 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.31%) Jetty
9 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.44%) Apache
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) Mingle
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.22%) Summit
2 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (8.06%) PaaS
2 20 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.53%) SaaS
4 7 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.31%) GitHub
5 6 (1.31%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.22%) Heroku
7 1 (0.22%) Force.com
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Joyent
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.22%) Trello
7 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.75%) HTTP
2 23 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 22 (4.79%) DNS
4 18 (3.92%) DHCP
4 18 (3.92%) FTP
4 18 (3.92%) IPsec
5 12 (2.61%) SSL
6 8 (1.74%) Internet
7 4 (0.87%) VPN
8 2 (0.44%) LDAP
8 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.22%) DVB
9 1 (0.22%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.97%) MongoDB
3 31 (6.75%) MySQL
4 26 (5.66%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.01%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.14%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.40%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.96%) DB2
9 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.53%) OLTP
11 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.87%) Hazelcast
12 4 (0.87%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 98 (21.35%) Selenium
2 83 (18.08%) Git (software)
2 83 (18.08%) Jenkins
3 56 (12.20%) JIRA
4 47 (10.24%) Cucumber
5 34 (7.41%) Maven
5 34 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 29 (6.32%) QuickTest Pro
7 27 (5.88%) Subversion
8 21 (4.58%) TeamCity
9 20 (4.36%) SpecFlow
10 18 (3.92%) JUnit
11 15 (3.27%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.05%) Visual Studio
12 14 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (3.05%) Appium
13 13 (2.83%) SoapUI
14 12 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (2.40%) Calabash
15 11 (2.40%) Grunt
General
1 82 (17.86%) Finance
2 63 (13.73%) Banking
3 36 (7.84%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.36%) Front Office
5 17 (3.70%) Retail
6 15 (3.27%) Marketing
7 9 (1.96%) Publishing
8 6 (1.31%) Legal
8 6 (1.31%) Back Office
9 5 (1.09%) Games
10 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.65%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Law
12 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 152 (33.12%) Developer
2 56 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 54 (11.76%) Analyst
3 54 (11.76%) Tester
4 49 (10.68%) Test Analyst
5 36 (7.84%) Senior Developer
6 32 (6.97%) Front-End Developer
7 24 (5.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 22 (4.79%) Test Engineer
8 22 (4.79%) Android Developer
9 21 (4.58%) Java Developer
10 18 (3.92%) Consultant
10 18 (3.92%) Test Leader
11 16 (3.49%) QA Tester
12 15 (3.27%) .NET Developer
13 12 (2.61%) Test Manager
14 11 (2.40%) QA Analyst
14 11 (2.40%) Senior Android Developer
15 10 (2.18%) Deployment Engineer
15 10 (2.18%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (20.48%) HTML
2 66 (14.38%) CSS
3 64 (13.94%) .NET
4 49 (10.68%) Web Services
4 49 (10.68%) HTML5
5 46 (10.02%) XML
6 35 (7.63%) JSON
7 26 (5.66%) REST
7 26 (5.66%) RESTful
8 25 (5.45%) AngularJS
8 25 (5.45%) jQuery
8 25 (5.45%) SOAP
9 22 (4.79%) ASP.NET
10 19 (4.14%) Django
11 18 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (3.49%) CSS3
13 15 (3.27%) .NET Framework
13 15 (3.27%) Spring
14 14 (3.05%) Ajax
15 13 (2.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.28%) Mobile App
2 34 (7.41%) Open Source
3 25 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 19 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.27%) User Experience
6 9 (1.96%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.53%) Social Media
7 7 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.53%) Equities
7 7 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.31%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.09%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.09%) Tandem
10 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.87%) RIA
10 4 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.65%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.65%) Replication
12 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 113 (24.62%) Linux
2 56 (12.20%) UNIX
3 54 (11.76%) Windows
4 48 (10.46%) Android
5 38 (8.28%) Apple iOS
6 24 (5.23%) Ubuntu
7 19 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (3.49%) Mac OS X
9 15 (3.27%) CentOS
10 14 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.09%) AIX
12 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.65%) Scientific Linux
13 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
13 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.44%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 107 (23.31%) DevOps
4 102 (22.22%) Scrum
5 91 (19.83%) TDD
6 66 (14.38%) OO
7 63 (13.73%) BDD
8 56 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 51 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 43 (9.37%) Manual Testing
11 42 (9.15%) Regression Testing
12 41 (8.93%) Configuration Management
12 41 (8.93%) Test Scripting
13 40 (8.71%) Change Management
14 38 (8.28%) Software Engineering
15 37 (8.06%) Unit Testing
16 35 (7.63%) MVC
17 34 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
17 34 (7.41%) Test Strategy
17 34 (7.41%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 190 (41.39%) Java
2 126 (27.45%) SQL
3 109 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 87 (18.95%) C#
5 58 (12.64%) Python
6 51 (11.11%) Ruby
7 41 (8.93%) Perl
8 23 (5.01%) Bash Shell
9 19 (4.14%) C++
10 18 (3.92%) PHP
11 17 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.70%) C
12 11 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.18%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.18%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.09%) Scala
15 5 (1.09%) VB
16 4 (0.87%) VBScript
16 4 (0.87%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 36 (7.84%) Degree
4 31 (6.75%) ISEB
5 24 (5.23%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (18.52%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) COREP
2 5 (1.09%) FINREP
3 4 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.74%) Docker
3 6 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.31%) Varnish
4 3 (0.65%) QEMU
4 3 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 85 (18.52%) Puppet
2 52 (11.33%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (4.36%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (4.14%) Ansible
5 5 (1.09%) ZABBIX
5 5 (1.09%) Cacti
5 5 (1.09%) Nagios
5 5 (1.09%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.87%) SmokePing
6 4 (0.87%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.87%) Control-M
7 1 (0.22%) Munin
7 1 (0.22%) SCCM
7 1 (0.22%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
7 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 56 (12.20%) Oracle
2 38 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.54%) HP
4 18 (3.92%) Google
5 17 (3.70%) IBM
6 15 (3.27%) Sybase
7 7 (1.53%) VMware
8 5 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.09%) SAP
9 4 (0.87%) AppDynamics
9 4 (0.87%) CA
9 4 (0.87%) Pega
10 3 (0.65%) Twitter
11 2 (0.44%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.44%) OpenText
11 2 (0.44%) ION Trading
11 2 (0.44%) Bloomberg
11 2 (0.44%) Apple
11 2 (0.44%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.44%) Sun
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, fantastic clients and company
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £410 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Michael Page
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago