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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 182 208 219
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 276 218 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 0.94% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.19% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 161 143
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
18117 18347 18439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.94% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12887 12957 12735
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 284
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.92 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +15 60 £500 +0.85% 34
Ealing - 3 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £275 -
Greenford +3 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £335 +45.65% 2
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 253 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (39.26%) Java
3 182 (37.60%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (27.89%) SQL
5 123 (25.41%) JavaScript
6 120 (24.79%) Scrum
7 116 (23.97%) Selenium
8 111 (22.93%) TDD
9 108 (22.31%) QA
10 105 (21.69%) Linux
11 100 (20.66%) HTML
12 99 (20.45%) C#
12 99 (20.45%) Finance
13 87 (17.98%) DevOps
14 85 (17.56%) SQL Server
15 82 (16.94%) Jenkins
16 79 (16.32%) OO
16 79 (16.32%) Banking
16 79 (16.32%) BDD
17 77 (15.91%) Git (software)
18 75 (15.50%) .NET
19 71 (14.67%) CSS
19 71 (14.67%) Puppet
19 71 (14.67%) JIRA
20 69 (14.26%) Oracle
21 68 (14.05%) Web Services
22 63 (13.02%) Test Automation
23 61 (12.60%) Test Scripting
24 60 (12.40%) Windows
25 59 (12.19%) E-Commerce

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (6.20%) Confluence
2 22 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.51%) Node.js
4 15 (3.10%) CMS
4 15 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.89%) JBoss
6 9 (1.86%) IIS
7 8 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (1.65%) uiautomator
8 7 (1.45%) nginx
8 7 (1.45%) Jetty
9 5 (1.03%) Drupal
10 4 (0.83%) Apache
10 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.21%) uWSGI
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 18 (3.72%) MS Office
2 9 (1.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.21%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.21%) Summit
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.72%) PaaS
3 9 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.65%) SaaS
5 7 (1.45%) Google App Engine
5 7 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.24%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.21%) Heroku
7 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Force.com
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.47%) HTTP
2 24 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 23 (4.75%) DNS
4 19 (3.93%) DHCP
4 19 (3.93%) FTP
4 19 (3.93%) IPsec
5 12 (2.48%) SSL
5 12 (2.48%) Internet
6 4 (0.83%) LDAP
6 4 (0.83%) VPN
7 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.21%) DVB
8 1 (0.21%) Firewall
8 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) AMQP
8 1 (0.21%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.64%) MongoDB
3 33 (6.82%) MySQL
4 30 (6.20%) Relational Database
5 25 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.34%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.69%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.27%) DB2
8 11 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.65%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.03%) QlikView
11 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.83%) OLTP
12 4 (0.83%) Big Data
12 4 (0.83%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 116 (23.97%) Selenium
2 82 (16.94%) Jenkins
3 77 (15.91%) Git (software)
4 71 (14.67%) JIRA
5 59 (12.19%) Cucumber
6 46 (9.50%) WebDriver
7 33 (6.82%) HP UFT
8 32 (6.61%) Maven
9 27 (5.58%) Subversion
10 23 (4.75%) JUnit
10 23 (4.75%) SpecFlow
11 19 (3.93%) Appium
11 19 (3.93%) TeamCity
12 18 (3.72%) SoapUI
13 17 (3.51%) Visual Studio
14 16 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 15 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (3.10%) JBehave
16 14 (2.89%) Eclipse
17 12 (2.48%) Jasmine
General
1 99 (20.45%) Finance
2 79 (16.32%) Banking
3 40 (8.26%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.55%) Front Office
5 20 (4.13%) Retail
6 15 (3.10%) Marketing
7 10 (2.07%) Legal
8 9 (1.86%) Back Office
9 7 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.24%) Publishing
11 4 (0.83%) Games
11 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.62%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Law
14 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.21%) Electronics
14 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 168 (34.71%) Developer
2 72 (14.88%) Tester
3 67 (13.84%) Analyst
4 64 (13.22%) Test Analyst
5 44 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 37 (7.64%) Senior Developer
7 33 (6.82%) Front-End Developer
8 26 (5.37%) Java Developer
9 24 (4.96%) Test Engineer
10 23 (4.75%) Android Developer
11 20 (4.13%) Automation Tester
12 19 (3.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.72%) .NET Developer
14 16 (3.31%) QA Tester
15 15 (3.10%) C# Developer
15 15 (3.10%) Test Manager
16 14 (2.89%) Consultant
16 14 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
17 12 (2.48%) Test Leader
17 12 (2.48%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (20.66%) HTML
2 75 (15.50%) .NET
3 71 (14.67%) CSS
4 68 (14.05%) Web Services
5 55 (11.36%) HTML5
6 52 (10.74%) XML
7 35 (7.23%) JSON
8 33 (6.82%) REST
9 31 (6.40%) SOAP
10 29 (5.99%) RESTful
11 28 (5.79%) jQuery
12 26 (5.37%) ASP.NET
12 26 (5.37%) AngularJS
13 21 (4.34%) .NET Framework
14 18 (3.72%) CSS3
15 17 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (3.10%) Django
16 15 (3.10%) Ajax
17 14 (2.89%) Spring
18 13 (2.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.92%) Mobile App
2 30 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.10%) User Experience
5 13 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.86%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.65%) Equities
8 8 (1.65%) Wiki
8 8 (1.65%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.45%) RIA
9 7 (1.45%) Social Media
10 6 (1.24%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.03%) Tandem
12 4 (0.83%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.83%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.83%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 105 (21.69%) Linux
2 60 (12.40%) Windows
3 50 (10.33%) Android
4 46 (9.50%) Apple iOS
5 45 (9.30%) UNIX
6 16 (3.31%) Mac OS X
7 15 (3.10%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.86%) AIX
10 7 (1.45%) CentOS
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.62%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (37.60%) Continuous Integration
3 120 (24.79%) Scrum
4 111 (22.93%) TDD
5 87 (17.98%) DevOps
6 79 (16.32%) BDD
6 79 (16.32%) OO
7 63 (13.02%) Test Automation
8 61 (12.60%) Test Scripting
9 59 (12.19%) E-Commerce
10 53 (10.95%) Software Engineering
10 53 (10.95%) SDLC
11 52 (10.74%) Regression Testing
12 45 (9.30%) Unit Testing
13 43 (8.88%) Configuration Management
13 43 (8.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (8.26%) MVC
15 40 (8.26%) Manual Testing
16 38 (7.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 190 (39.26%) Java
2 135 (27.89%) SQL
3 123 (25.41%) JavaScript
4 99 (20.45%) C#
5 58 (11.98%) Python
6 41 (8.47%) Ruby
7 39 (8.06%) Perl
8 27 (5.58%) PHP
9 23 (4.75%) C++
10 22 (4.55%) C
11 17 (3.51%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.69%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.48%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 11 (2.27%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.65%) Groovy
16 7 (1.45%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.24%) VBA
18 5 (1.03%) VB
18 5 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (8.26%) Degree
2 39 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 34 (7.02%) ISEB
4 28 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 25 (5.17%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.86%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (22.31%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) COREP
2 5 (1.03%) FINREP
3 4 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) Basel II
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.65%) Docker
3 5 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.03%) Varnish
4 3 (0.62%) QEMU
4 3 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 71 (14.67%) Puppet
2 44 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (5.99%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (2.07%) Ansible
5 7 (1.45%) Control-M
6 6 (1.24%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.83%) CA LISA
7 4 (0.83%) SmokePing
7 4 (0.83%) Nagios
7 4 (0.83%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.83%) Cacti
8 2 (0.41%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (14.26%) Oracle
2 41 (8.47%) HP
3 38 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 21 (4.34%) IBM
5 18 (3.72%) Sybase
5 18 (3.72%) Google
6 10 (2.07%) VMware
7 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.24%) New Relic
8 5 (1.03%) SAP
9 4 (0.83%) Sun
9 4 (0.83%) JD Edwards
9 4 (0.83%) CA
9 4 (0.83%) Endeca
9 4 (0.83%) Zend
9 4 (0.83%) Pega
9 4 (0.83%) AppDynamics
10 3 (0.62%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.41%) Remedy
11 2 (0.41%) Cadence
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + 9-12 month plus extension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago