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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 182 229 234
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +5
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 297 214 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.18% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 140 158
Median daily rate £475 £444 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
19066 18075 18797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.63% 80.81% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13912 12626 13373
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 259 231
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £82.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +46 55 £494 +1.28% 16
Croydon - 3 £403 - 1
Hayes - 3 £425 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
Clapham - 2 £350 -
Wimbledon - 2 £425 -
Uxbridge +3 1 £375 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
Osterley - 1 £368 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 345 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (42.31%) Java
3 221 (39.96%) Continuous Integration
4 194 (35.08%) TDD
5 177 (32.01%) Scrum
6 147 (26.58%) Finance
7 144 (26.04%) JavaScript
8 127 (22.97%) SQL
9 120 (21.70%) QA
10 117 (21.16%) HTML
11 110 (19.89%) Kanban
12 109 (19.71%) Git (software)
13 106 (19.17%) DevOps
14 105 (18.99%) CSS
15 94 (17.00%) Web Services
16 91 (16.46%) Linux
16 91 (16.46%) Selenium
16 91 (16.46%) Jenkins
17 89 (16.09%) BDD
17 89 (16.09%) JIRA
18 85 (15.37%) Pair Programming
18 85 (15.37%) Banking
19 81 (14.65%) Oracle
20 72 (13.02%) Continuous Delivery
21 68 (12.30%) AngularJS
21 68 (12.30%) C#
21 68 (12.30%) .NET
22 67 (12.12%) Microsoft
22 67 (12.12%) REST
23 66 (11.93%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (7.23%) Apache Spark
2 28 (5.06%) Confluence
2 28 (5.06%) Node.js
3 25 (4.52%) JBoss
4 17 (3.07%) IIS
4 17 (3.07%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.17%) Jetty
5 12 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.81%) Apache
7 8 (1.45%) CMS
8 7 (1.27%) nginx
8 7 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.54%) GemFire
10 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.36%) Drupal
11 2 (0.36%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.44%) HipChat
3 5 (0.90%) MS Office
4 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.54%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.72%) TradeThru
2 2 (0.36%) Beauchamp
2 2 (0.36%) Endur
2 2 (0.36%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.36%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.24%) GitHub
3 28 (5.06%) IaaS
4 27 (4.88%) PaaS
5 19 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (2.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.54%) Office 365
9 3 (0.54%) SaaS
10 2 (0.36%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.18%) Heroku
11 1 (0.18%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.23%) HTTP
2 26 (4.70%) TCP/IP
3 22 (3.98%) Internet
4 13 (2.35%) DHCP
4 13 (2.35%) DNS
4 13 (2.35%) FTP
4 13 (2.35%) IPsec
5 11 (1.99%) SSL
6 6 (1.08%) HTTPS
6 6 (1.08%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.90%) DVB
8 4 (0.72%) Firewall
9 3 (0.54%) BIG-IP
9 3 (0.54%) LAN
9 3 (0.54%) Network Security
9 3 (0.54%) VPN
9 3 (0.54%) WAN
9 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.36%) LDAP
10 2 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.85%) MySQL
1 60 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 56 (10.13%) Big Data
3 45 (8.14%) Hadoop
4 44 (7.96%) Relational Database
5 36 (6.51%) MongoDB
6 35 (6.33%) NoSQL
7 24 (4.34%) RDBMS
8 22 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (3.44%) Oracle Database
10 19 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (2.53%) HBase
12 14 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.90%) DB2
16 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 109 (19.71%) Git (software)
2 91 (16.46%) Jenkins
2 91 (16.46%) Selenium
3 89 (16.09%) JIRA
4 45 (8.14%) Cucumber
5 44 (7.96%) WebDriver
6 42 (7.59%) Maven
7 36 (6.51%) HP UFT
8 33 (5.97%) Subversion
9 31 (5.61%) SpecFlow
10 26 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (4.34%) JUnit
12 18 (3.25%) Grunt
12 18 (3.25%) gulp
13 17 (3.07%) Gradle
14 15 (2.71%) Eclipse
14 15 (2.71%) Hudson
14 15 (2.71%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.71%) Travis CI
15 14 (2.53%) FitNesse
General
1 147 (26.58%) Finance
2 85 (15.37%) Banking
3 43 (7.78%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.34%) Front Office
5 17 (3.07%) Retail
6 16 (2.89%) Publishing
7 14 (2.53%) Games
8 7 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.72%) Back Office
10 4 (0.72%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 235 (42.50%) Developer
2 67 (12.12%) Analyst
3 64 (11.57%) Test Analyst
4 57 (10.31%) Java Developer
5 54 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 47 (8.50%) Tester
7 38 (6.87%) Test Engineer
8 37 (6.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 28 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
9 28 (5.06%) QA Engineer
10 27 (4.88%) Big Data Developer
11 26 (4.70%) Consultant
12 25 (4.52%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (4.34%) Hadoop Developer
13 24 (4.34%) JavaScript Developer
14 22 (3.98%) C# Developer
15 21 (3.80%) Agile Developer
15 21 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.80%) Software Engineer
16 20 (3.62%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (21.16%) HTML
2 105 (18.99%) CSS
3 94 (17.00%) Web Services
4 68 (12.30%) .NET
4 68 (12.30%) AngularJS
5 67 (12.12%) REST
6 66 (11.93%) HTML5
7 63 (11.39%) XML
8 47 (8.50%) RESTful
9 45 (8.14%) Spring
10 28 (5.06%) jQuery
11 27 (4.88%) JSON
11 27 (4.88%) SOAP
12 26 (4.70%) CSS3
13 25 (4.52%) XSD
14 23 (4.16%) J2EE
15 21 (3.80%) Ajax
15 21 (3.80%) Hibernate
16 17 (3.07%) .NET Framework
16 17 (3.07%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.34%) User Experience
3 22 (3.98%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.44%) Derivative
5 16 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.71%) Market Risk
7 11 (1.99%) Fintech
8 10 (1.81%) Equities
8 10 (1.81%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.45%) Grid Computing
10 8 (1.45%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.27%) Wiki
12 6 (1.08%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.08%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.90%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.90%) MPEG
13 5 (0.90%) STB
Operating Systems
1 91 (16.46%) Linux
2 62 (11.21%) Unix
3 43 (7.78%) Windows
4 28 (5.06%) Android
4 28 (5.06%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.54%) VMS
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.36%) AIX
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (0.18%) CentOS
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Solaris
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (39.96%) Continuous Integration
3 194 (35.08%) TDD
4 177 (32.01%) Scrum
5 110 (19.89%) Kanban
6 106 (19.17%) DevOps
7 89 (16.09%) BDD
8 85 (15.37%) Pair Programming
9 72 (13.02%) Continuous Delivery
10 66 (11.93%) OO
11 62 (11.21%) Manual Testing
12 60 (10.85%) Test Automation
13 54 (9.76%) Configuration Management
14 52 (9.40%) Software Engineering
15 49 (8.86%) Functional Testing
15 49 (8.86%) High Availability
16 47 (8.50%) E-Commerce
16 47 (8.50%) Open Source
16 47 (8.50%) Unit Testing
17 44 (7.96%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 234 (42.31%) Java
2 144 (26.04%) JavaScript
3 127 (22.97%) SQL
4 68 (12.30%) C#
5 66 (11.93%) Python
6 53 (9.58%) Scala
7 48 (8.68%) Ruby
8 37 (6.69%) PHP
9 19 (3.44%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.25%) C++
10 18 (3.25%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.07%) Groovy
12 16 (2.89%) Perl
12 16 (2.89%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.35%) Go
13 13 (2.35%) Shell Script
14 12 (2.17%) Apex Code
14 12 (2.17%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.99%) SOQL
16 10 (1.81%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (9.40%) ISEB
2 50 (9.04%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.70%) Degree
5 24 (4.34%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.81%) PhD
8 4 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.72%) CISSP
9 3 (0.54%) CEH
9 3 (0.54%) CREST Certified
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) MCSD
10 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (21.70%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.54%) SDET
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (5.06%) Docker
2 9 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.45%) HDFS
4 6 (1.08%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.90%) Xen
6 3 (0.54%) Varnish
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.18%) KVM
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (11.39%) Puppet
2 36 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (4.16%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (3.25%) Ansible
5 7 (1.27%) Mesos
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.36%) Terraform
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
8 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.18%) Nessus
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 81 (14.65%) Oracle
2 67 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 25 (4.52%) Atlassian
3 25 (4.52%) HP
4 15 (2.71%) Sybase
5 13 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.17%) Adobe
7 10 (1.81%) New Relic
7 10 (1.81%) VMware
8 8 (1.45%) Cognos
8 8 (1.45%) Google
9 7 (1.27%) Mercator
9 7 (1.27%) Murex
10 5 (0.90%) Apple
10 5 (0.90%) Rackspace
11 4 (0.72%) Akamai
11 4 (0.72%) ATG
11 4 (0.72%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.72%) Green Hat
11 4 (0.72%) Reuters
City, London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary
Posted: 22 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago