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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 186 210 233
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +23
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 279 241 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.08% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.34% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 167 160
Median daily rate £480 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
18159 18039 18505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.85% 80.92% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13319 12707 13280
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 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 255 234
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 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 31 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 56 £500 - 15
Croydon - 4 £380 - 2
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
Wimbledon 0 2 £425 -
Hayes - 2 £425 -
Westminster - 1 £575 -
Osterley - 1 £368 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 329 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (42.77%) Java
3 202 (38.92%) Continuous Integration
4 169 (32.56%) TDD
5 167 (32.18%) Scrum
6 137 (26.40%) JavaScript
7 127 (24.47%) SQL
7 127 (24.47%) Finance
8 119 (22.93%) HTML
9 115 (22.16%) QA
10 105 (20.23%) Kanban
11 104 (20.04%) CSS
12 98 (18.88%) Git (software)
13 92 (17.73%) DevOps
14 86 (16.57%) Selenium
15 84 (16.18%) Linux
16 83 (15.99%) Web Services
17 82 (15.80%) Oracle
18 80 (15.41%) JIRA
19 79 (15.22%) Pair Programming
19 79 (15.22%) Jenkins
20 75 (14.45%) HTML5
21 74 (14.26%) REST
22 73 (14.07%) BDD
23 72 (13.87%) Banking
24 70 (13.49%) Continuous Delivery
25 66 (12.72%) C#
26 62 (11.95%) Python
27 60 (11.56%) OO
27 60 (11.56%) .NET

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 36 (6.94%) Apache Spark
2 27 (5.20%) Node.js
3 24 (4.62%) Confluence
4 18 (3.47%) JBoss
5 14 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.50%) IIS
7 11 (2.12%) Apache
7 11 (2.12%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.93%) Jetty
9 9 (1.73%) CMS
10 6 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.77%) Drupal
11 4 (0.77%) nginx
12 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.39%) EPiServer CMS
12 2 (0.39%) GemFire
12 2 (0.39%) Mule
12 2 (0.39%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.50%) HipChat
3 7 (1.35%) MS Office
4 2 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Beauchamp
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Endur
3 2 (0.39%) Magento
3 2 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 38 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.82%) GitHub
3 20 (3.85%) IaaS
4 19 (3.66%) PaaS
5 14 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.96%) Google Play
8 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.58%) SaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) Heroku
10 1 (0.19%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.09%) HTTP
2 25 (4.82%) TCP/IP
3 19 (3.66%) Internet
4 10 (1.93%) DHCP
4 10 (1.93%) DNS
4 10 (1.93%) FTP
4 10 (1.93%) IPsec
5 9 (1.73%) SSL
6 6 (1.16%) DVB
7 5 (0.96%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.58%) Network Security
9 2 (0.39%) Firewall
9 2 (0.39%) LDAP
9 2 (0.39%) VoIP
10 1 (0.19%) LAN
10 1 (0.19%) RTP
10 1 (0.19%) WAN
10 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 56 (10.79%) MySQL
3 52 (10.02%) Big Data
4 42 (8.09%) Relational Database
5 41 (7.90%) Hadoop
6 34 (6.55%) MongoDB
7 32 (6.17%) NoSQL
8 26 (5.01%) RDBMS
9 21 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (3.28%) Oracle Database
12 14 (2.70%) HBase
13 13 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (1.16%) DB2
17 5 (0.96%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (18.88%) Git (software)
2 86 (16.57%) Selenium
3 80 (15.41%) JIRA
4 79 (15.22%) Jenkins
5 43 (8.29%) WebDriver
6 42 (8.09%) Maven
7 40 (7.71%) Cucumber
8 29 (5.59%) HP UFT
9 28 (5.39%) Subversion
10 25 (4.82%) SpecFlow
11 21 (4.05%) Grunt
11 21 (4.05%) JUnit
12 20 (3.85%) Gradle
12 20 (3.85%) gulp
13 16 (3.08%) TeamCity
14 15 (2.89%) PHPUnit
14 15 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (2.70%) IntelliJ
16 13 (2.50%) Appium
16 13 (2.50%) Hudson
General
1 127 (24.47%) Finance
2 72 (13.87%) Banking
3 38 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.20%) Front Office
5 18 (3.47%) Retail
6 17 (3.28%) Games
7 11 (2.12%) Publishing
8 9 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.35%) Back Office
10 4 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.77%) Marketing
11 3 (0.58%) Advertising
12 2 (0.39%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Legal
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.19%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 233 (44.89%) Developer
2 54 (10.40%) Java Developer
3 52 (10.02%) Senior Developer
4 51 (9.83%) Analyst
4 51 (9.83%) Tester
5 47 (9.06%) Test Analyst
6 37 (7.13%) Test Engineer
7 33 (6.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 28 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
9 27 (5.20%) QA Engineer
10 26 (5.01%) C# Developer
11 24 (4.62%) Big Data Developer
12 22 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (4.24%) Hadoop Developer
12 22 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (3.85%) Agile Developer
14 19 (3.66%) Scala Developer
15 18 (3.47%) HTML Developer
16 17 (3.28%) QA Tester
16 17 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (22.93%) HTML
2 104 (20.04%) CSS
3 83 (15.99%) Web Services
4 75 (14.45%) HTML5
5 74 (14.26%) REST
6 60 (11.56%) .NET
6 60 (11.56%) AngularJS
7 54 (10.40%) XML
8 47 (9.06%) RESTful
9 37 (7.13%) Spring
10 31 (5.97%) Dropwizard
11 26 (5.01%) CSS3
11 26 (5.01%) SOAP
12 24 (4.62%) jQuery
13 23 (4.43%) JSON
14 20 (3.85%) XSD
15 19 (3.66%) Ajax
16 16 (3.08%) spray
17 15 (2.89%) Hystrix
17 15 (2.89%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (4.62%) User Experience
3 22 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.70%) Market Risk
7 12 (2.31%) Derivative
7 12 (2.31%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.93%) Fintech
9 9 (1.73%) Equities
9 9 (1.73%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.54%) Grid Computing
10 8 (1.54%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.35%) STB
11 7 (1.35%) Wiki
12 6 (1.16%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.96%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.96%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (0.96%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 84 (16.18%) Linux
2 57 (10.98%) Unix
3 35 (6.74%) Windows
4 27 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 26 (5.01%) Android
6 5 (0.96%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.58%) AIX
7 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
8 1 (0.19%) VMS
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (63.39%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (38.92%) Continuous Integration
3 169 (32.56%) TDD
4 167 (32.18%) Scrum
5 105 (20.23%) Kanban
6 92 (17.73%) DevOps
7 79 (15.22%) Pair Programming
8 73 (14.07%) BDD
9 70 (13.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 60 (11.56%) OO
11 59 (11.37%) Manual Testing
12 50 (9.63%) High Availability
13 49 (9.44%) Configuration Management
13 49 (9.44%) Test Automation
14 46 (8.86%) E-Commerce
14 46 (8.86%) Front End Development
15 45 (8.67%) Software Engineering
15 45 (8.67%) Unit Testing
16 43 (8.29%) Open Source
17 42 (8.09%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 222 (42.77%) Java
2 137 (26.40%) JavaScript
3 127 (24.47%) SQL
4 66 (12.72%) C#
5 62 (11.95%) Python
6 51 (9.83%) Scala
7 39 (7.51%) Ruby
8 36 (6.94%) PHP
9 22 (4.24%) PL/SQL
10 16 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.89%) C++
11 15 (2.89%) Perl
11 15 (2.89%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.50%) Go
13 12 (2.31%) Apex Code
14 11 (2.12%) SOQL
15 10 (1.93%) C
15 10 (1.93%) Groovy
16 9 (1.73%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (7.51%) ISEB
2 35 (6.74%) ISTQB
3 24 (4.62%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.24%) Degree
5 17 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (1.93%) PhD
8 5 (0.96%) CISSP
9 4 (0.77%) CEH
9 4 (0.77%) CREST Certified
10 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.58%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.39%) MCSD
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.19%) SANS
12 1 (0.19%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (22.16%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 24 (4.62%) Docker
2 8 (1.54%) HDFS
3 7 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.96%) Xen
5 4 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) KVM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.19%) Varnish
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 55 (10.60%) Puppet
2 35 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (4.43%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (3.28%) Ansible
5 3 (0.58%) Mesos
6 2 (0.39%) Terraform
7 1 (0.19%) Control-M
7 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.19%) Nessus
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 82 (15.80%) Oracle
2 51 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.24%) HP
4 19 (3.66%) Atlassian
5 15 (2.89%) Sybase
6 14 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.31%) Adobe
8 11 (2.12%) New Relic
9 9 (1.73%) Google
10 8 (1.54%) VMware
11 7 (1.35%) Mercator
12 5 (0.96%) Cognos
12 5 (0.96%) IBM
12 5 (0.96%) Rackspace
13 4 (0.77%) Akamai
13 4 (0.77%) Green Hat
14 3 (0.58%) Facebook
14 3 (0.58%) Murex
14 3 (0.58%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.58%) SAP
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago