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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 162 191 243
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +52
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 362 286 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.58% 1.24% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.49% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 212 122
Median daily rate £450 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £85.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
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
19685 19203 19669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.98% 83.25% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14097 13781 13947
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 218 246
Median hourly rate £24.72 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.36% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.93 £52.05 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +29 68 £450 - 16
Croydon - 7 £380 -
Osterley - 2 £155 -
Hammersmith 0 1 £388 -8.82%
Kingston Upon Thames 0 1 £380 +13.43%
Ealing - 1 £363 -
Westminster - 1 £398 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 483 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (41.80%) Java
3 229 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
4 219 (32.93%) Scrum
5 208 (31.28%) JavaScript
6 193 (29.02%) TDD
7 160 (24.06%) Git (software)
8 157 (23.61%) HTML
9 150 (22.56%) Jenkins
10 148 (22.26%) QA
11 132 (19.85%) HTML5
12 131 (19.70%) DevOps
13 126 (18.95%) CSS
14 125 (18.80%) SQL
15 122 (18.35%) Selenium
16 118 (17.74%) Linux
17 115 (17.29%) JIRA
18 109 (16.39%) BDD
19 106 (15.94%) Ruby
20 101 (15.19%) Kanban
20 101 (15.19%) REST
21 100 (15.04%) Web Services
22 97 (14.59%) Pair Programming
23 96 (14.44%) Finance
23 96 (14.44%) Cucumber
23 96 (14.44%) Open Source
24 94 (14.14%) AngularJS
25 89 (13.38%) Software Engineering
26 86 (12.93%) Python
27 80 (12.03%) Banking

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 30 (4.51%) Apache Spark
2 28 (4.21%) Confluence
3 22 (3.31%) nginx
4 14 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.80%) Apache
5 12 (1.80%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.35%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (1.05%) CMS
8 7 (1.05%) JBoss
8 7 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.75%) IIS
9 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.60%) Jetty
10 4 (0.60%) Mule
10 4 (0.60%) Mule ESB
11 2 (0.30%) EPiServer CMS
11 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 30 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.20%) PaintShop Pro
2 8 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.90%) MS Office
4 2 (0.30%) Mingle
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.26%) Eloqua
3 7 (1.05%) Beauchamp
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.86%) GitHub
3 18 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (2.26%) Google Play
5 13 (1.95%) SaaS
6 7 (1.05%) IaaS
6 7 (1.05%) PaaS
7 6 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.75%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
9 4 (0.60%) CloudBees
9 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.30%) Office 365
11 2 (0.30%) Slack
12 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 60 (9.02%) HTTP
2 28 (4.21%) Internet
3 19 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 13 (1.95%) DVB
5 11 (1.65%) Kerberos
6 8 (1.20%) DHCP
6 8 (1.20%) DNS
6 8 (1.20%) FTP
6 8 (1.20%) IPsec
7 7 (1.05%) SSL
8 6 (0.90%) Skype
9 3 (0.45%) Network Security
10 2 (0.30%) MQTT
10 2 (0.30%) RTSP
10 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.15%) 4G
11 1 (0.15%) SIGTRAN
11 1 (0.15%) snoop
11 1 (0.15%) SSH
11 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (9.32%) MongoDB
2 60 (9.02%) NoSQL
3 54 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (7.52%) Big Data
5 38 (5.71%) Hadoop
6 35 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 32 (4.81%) MySQL
8 30 (4.51%) Relational Database
9 27 (4.06%) RDBMS
10 25 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (2.26%) Apache Hive
11 15 (2.26%) Redis
12 12 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.50%) CouchDB
14 8 (1.20%) HBase
15 7 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.05%) DB2
16 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
17 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 160 (24.06%) Git (software)
2 150 (22.56%) Jenkins
3 122 (18.35%) Selenium
4 115 (17.29%) JIRA
5 96 (14.44%) Cucumber
6 62 (9.32%) WebDriver
7 57 (8.57%) Maven
8 52 (7.82%) JUnit
9 43 (6.47%) Gradle
10 32 (4.81%) Travis CI
11 31 (4.66%) Appium
12 29 (4.36%) Subversion
13 26 (3.91%) IntelliJ
14 22 (3.31%) SoapUI
15 20 (3.01%) Grunt
15 20 (3.01%) Jasmine
16 19 (2.86%) CircleCI
16 19 (2.86%) Mockito
16 19 (2.86%) SonarQube
17 18 (2.71%) RSpec
General
1 96 (14.44%) Finance
2 80 (12.03%) Banking
3 36 (5.41%) Marketing
4 30 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 30 (4.51%) Retail
5 18 (2.71%) Games
6 17 (2.56%) Front Office
7 15 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.80%) Back Office
9 6 (0.90%) Publishing
10 3 (0.45%) Danish Language
11 2 (0.30%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Electronics
11 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 262 (39.40%) Developer
2 80 (12.03%) Java Developer
3 78 (11.73%) Tester
4 51 (7.67%) Analyst
4 51 (7.67%) Senior Developer
5 45 (6.77%) Test Analyst
6 41 (6.17%) Test Engineer
7 37 (5.56%) Automation Tester
8 35 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 33 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 33 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 33 (4.96%) QA Engineer
10 32 (4.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 29 (4.36%) Security Engineer
12 27 (4.06%) Architect
13 26 (3.91%) HTML Developer
14 25 (3.76%) Agile Developer
15 24 (3.61%) QA Tester
16 23 (3.46%) Android Developer
17 22 (3.31%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (23.61%) HTML
2 132 (19.85%) HTML5
3 126 (18.95%) CSS
4 101 (15.19%) REST
5 100 (15.04%) Web Services
6 94 (14.14%) AngularJS
7 65 (9.77%) Node.js
8 63 (9.47%) RESTful
9 62 (9.32%) JSON
10 54 (8.12%) XML
11 48 (7.22%) CSS3
12 46 (6.92%) .NET
13 43 (6.47%) Spring
14 37 (5.56%) jQuery
15 31 (4.66%) React
16 30 (4.51%) Dropwizard
17 29 (4.36%) Sass
18 27 (4.06%) Play Framework
19 24 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails
20 21 (3.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.32%) Mobile App
2 39 (5.86%) Computer Science
3 34 (5.11%) User Experience
4 32 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.16%) Virtual Team
7 20 (3.01%) Algorithms
7 20 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (2.86%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.11%) MPEG
10 12 (1.80%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.65%) Digital Media
11 11 (1.65%) Fintech
11 11 (1.65%) STB
12 9 (1.35%) iPad
12 9 (1.35%) iPhone
13 8 (1.20%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.20%) Interactive TV
13 8 (1.20%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.05%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.74%) Linux
2 63 (9.47%) Android
3 56 (8.42%) Apple iOS
4 33 (4.96%) Unix
5 32 (4.81%) Windows
6 21 (3.16%) CentOS
7 12 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.65%) CoreOS
9 10 (1.50%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.60%) Solaris
11 2 (0.30%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (34.44%) Continuous Integration
3 219 (32.93%) Scrum
4 193 (29.02%) TDD
5 131 (19.70%) DevOps
6 109 (16.39%) BDD
7 101 (15.19%) Kanban
8 97 (14.59%) Pair Programming
9 96 (14.44%) Open Source
10 89 (13.38%) Software Engineering
11 71 (10.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 67 (10.08%) Web Development
13 64 (9.62%) Test Automation
14 60 (9.02%) Front End Development
15 54 (8.12%) MVC
16 53 (7.97%) Manual Testing
16 53 (7.97%) OO
17 52 (7.82%) Mentoring
18 51 (7.67%) Configuration Management
19 50 (7.52%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 278 (41.80%) Java
2 208 (31.28%) JavaScript
3 125 (18.80%) SQL
4 106 (15.94%) Ruby
5 86 (12.93%) Python
6 76 (11.43%) C#
7 59 (8.87%) PHP
8 58 (8.72%) Scala
9 28 (4.21%) TypeScript
10 26 (3.91%) C++
11 24 (3.61%) C
12 20 (3.01%) Apple Swift
13 17 (2.56%) Objective-C
14 14 (2.11%) PL/SQL
15 13 (1.95%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.80%) Perl
16 12 (1.80%) Shell Script
17 11 (1.65%) Go
18 10 (1.50%) T-SQL
19 9 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (8.72%) Degree
2 39 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.21%) ISEB
4 17 (2.56%) CHECK Team Member
5 16 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.26%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.95%) CISSP
7 13 (1.95%) ISTQB
8 11 (1.65%) CEH
8 11 (1.65%) CREST Certified
9 9 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.60%) PhD
11 4 (0.60%) PMP
12 2 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (22.26%) QA
2 9 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.35%) SDET
3 8 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.45%) GCP
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (5.11%) Docker
2 11 (1.65%) Apache Flume
3 8 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.90%) HDFS
5 4 (0.60%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.30%) Varnish
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 58 (8.72%) Puppet
2 40 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (4.81%) Ansible
4 23 (3.46%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.20%) Terraform
7 6 (0.90%) Graphite
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.30%) Grafana
9 2 (0.30%) Kibana
9 2 (0.30%) logstash
9 2 (0.30%) Salt
10 1 (0.15%) Control-M
10 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.15%) Marathon
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.15%) StatsD
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (8.42%) Oracle
2 42 (6.32%) Google
3 26 (3.91%) Microsoft
4 23 (3.46%) Atlassian
5 20 (3.01%) New Relic
5 20 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (2.26%) HP
6 15 (2.26%) Hyperion
7 13 (1.95%) Mercator
8 11 (1.65%) Facebook
8 11 (1.65%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.50%) Rally
10 9 (1.35%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.35%) Splunk
11 8 (1.20%) OpenTV
11 8 (1.20%) Optimizely
11 8 (1.20%) SAP
12 7 (1.05%) Adobe
13 6 (0.90%) IBM
14 4 (0.60%) Sybase
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