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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 192 229 209
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 283 210 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 0.88% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.11% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 131 172
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
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
19178 18942 19608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.67% 79.00% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13701 13153 13715
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 +23 58 £450 -6.73% 21
Canary Wharf - 6 £600 -
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 3 £335 +55.81%
Bromley -2 2 £388 -
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
Docklands, London - 1 £410 -
Ealing - 1 - - 1
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 306 (59.07%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (40.73%) Java
3 199 (38.42%) Continuous Integration
4 179 (34.56%) TDD
5 156 (30.12%) Scrum
6 149 (28.76%) JavaScript
7 137 (26.45%) QA
8 126 (24.32%) Selenium
9 125 (24.13%) HTML
10 121 (23.36%) SQL
11 109 (21.04%) C#
12 106 (20.46%) Finance
13 98 (18.92%) CSS
14 93 (17.95%) Web Services
15 89 (17.18%) Banking
16 84 (16.22%) Git (software)
16 84 (16.22%) BDD
17 83 (16.02%) .NET
18 82 (15.83%) JIRA
19 76 (14.67%) SQL Server
19 76 (14.67%) HTML5
20 73 (14.09%) Test Automation
20 73 (14.09%) Oracle
20 73 (14.09%) XML
21 72 (13.90%) OO
21 72 (13.90%) Kanban
22 71 (13.71%) Jenkins
23 70 (13.51%) Linux
24 69 (13.32%) Test Scripting
25 68 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 31 (5.98%) Confluence
2 27 (5.21%) WebSphere
3 21 (4.05%) Node.js
4 18 (3.47%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.70%) CMS
6 10 (1.93%) Apache
6 10 (1.93%) nginx
7 9 (1.74%) Jetty
7 9 (1.74%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.54%) IIS
8 8 (1.54%) JBoss
8 8 (1.54%) Drupal
9 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.97%) uiautomator
10 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (3.67%) MS Office
2 5 (0.97%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP HR
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.39%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.39%) Summit
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.74%) SaaS
3 9 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.54%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.58%) GitHub
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.19%) PaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Heroku
7 1 (0.19%) IaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.19%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.60%) HTTP
2 14 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.70%) DNS
3 12 (2.32%) Internet
4 10 (1.93%) IPsec
5 9 (1.74%) DHCP
5 9 (1.74%) FTP
6 6 (1.16%) LDAP
7 5 (0.97%) VPN
7 5 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.58%) Firewall
9 2 (0.39%) SSL
9 2 (0.39%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.19%) IMAP
10 1 (0.19%) AMQP
10 1 (0.19%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.19%) iBeacon
10 1 (0.19%) SNMP
10 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.98%) MySQL
3 27 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 17 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.28%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.09%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.32%) DB2
7 11 (2.12%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.93%) Big Data
8 10 (1.93%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.16%) QlikView
12 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.77%) Hazelcast
13 4 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.58%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 126 (24.32%) Selenium
2 84 (16.22%) Git (software)
3 82 (15.83%) JIRA
4 71 (13.71%) Jenkins
5 67 (12.93%) Cucumber
6 55 (10.62%) WebDriver
7 37 (7.14%) Maven
8 32 (6.18%) HP UFT
9 28 (5.41%) JUnit
9 28 (5.41%) SpecFlow
10 27 (5.21%) SoapUI
11 26 (5.02%) Subversion
11 26 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (3.47%) Visual Studio
12 18 (3.47%) Appium
13 17 (3.28%) JBehave
14 16 (3.09%) Jasmine
15 14 (2.70%) IntelliJ
15 14 (2.70%) TeamCity
16 13 (2.51%) NUnit
General
1 106 (20.46%) Finance
2 89 (17.18%) Banking
3 36 (6.95%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.25%) Retail
4 22 (4.25%) Front Office
5 18 (3.47%) Publishing
6 15 (2.90%) Games
7 13 (2.51%) Marketing
8 12 (2.32%) Back Office
9 9 (1.74%) Legal
10 8 (1.54%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.77%) Wholesale Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.39%) Law
13 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.19%) Advertising
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 226 (43.63%) Developer
2 68 (13.13%) Tester
3 66 (12.74%) Analyst
4 64 (12.36%) Test Analyst
5 53 (10.23%) Java Developer
6 33 (6.37%) Senior Developer
7 29 (5.60%) Front-End Developer
8 24 (4.63%) ScrumMaster
9 23 (4.44%) Android Developer
9 23 (4.44%) C# Developer
9 23 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (4.05%) Test Engineer
11 20 (3.86%) .NET Developer
11 20 (3.86%) Web Developer
12 19 (3.67%) Automation Tester
13 17 (3.28%) Test Manager
14 16 (3.09%) Architect
15 15 (2.90%) Test Leader
16 14 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
16 14 (2.70%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (24.13%) HTML
2 98 (18.92%) CSS
3 93 (17.95%) Web Services
4 83 (16.02%) .NET
5 76 (14.67%) HTML5
6 73 (14.09%) XML
7 48 (9.27%) jQuery
8 44 (8.49%) SOAP
9 43 (8.30%) REST
10 39 (7.53%) AngularJS
11 32 (6.18%) Scalatra
12 31 (5.98%) RESTful
13 30 (5.79%) JSON
13 30 (5.79%) Ajax
14 27 (5.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (5.02%) .NET Framework
16 22 (4.25%) J2EE
16 22 (4.25%) ASP.NET
17 21 (4.05%) WPF
18 20 (3.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 30 (5.79%) Mobile App
3 28 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.02%) User Experience
5 18 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (2.12%) Wiki
9 10 (1.93%) Market Risk
10 9 (1.74%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.74%) Social Media
10 9 (1.74%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.54%) Equities
12 7 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 7 (1.35%) RIA
12 7 (1.35%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.16%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.16%) Visualisation
14 5 (0.97%) Physics
14 5 (0.97%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.51%) Linux
2 54 (10.42%) Windows
3 41 (7.92%) UNIX
4 40 (7.72%) Android
5 33 (6.37%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.12%) AIX
7 10 (1.93%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.39%) CentOS
10 2 (0.39%) Debian
10 2 (0.39%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (59.07%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (38.42%) Continuous Integration
3 179 (34.56%) TDD
4 156 (30.12%) Scrum
5 84 (16.22%) BDD
6 73 (14.09%) Test Automation
7 72 (13.90%) Kanban
7 72 (13.90%) OO
8 69 (13.32%) Test Scripting
9 68 (13.13%) Continuous Delivery
10 63 (12.16%) Software Engineering
11 60 (11.58%) MVC
12 58 (11.20%) DevOps
13 55 (10.62%) SDLC
14 54 (10.42%) E-Commerce
15 51 (9.85%) Pair Programming
16 50 (9.65%) Web Development
17 49 (9.46%) Regression Testing
17 49 (9.46%) Unit Testing
18 46 (8.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 211 (40.73%) Java
2 149 (28.76%) JavaScript
3 121 (23.36%) SQL
4 109 (21.04%) C#
5 52 (10.04%) Python
6 36 (6.95%) PHP
7 29 (5.60%) Perl
8 22 (4.25%) C++
9 20 (3.86%) Ruby
10 18 (3.47%) C
11 17 (3.28%) PL/SQL
12 13 (2.51%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.51%) Scala
13 11 (2.12%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.35%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.16%) BeanShell
16 6 (1.16%) Groovy
17 4 (0.77%) Haskell
18 3 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (9.46%) Degree
2 24 (4.63%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.63%) ISEB
3 19 (3.67%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.39%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (26.45%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) COREP
2 5 (0.97%) FINREP
3 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (2.51%) Docker
2 10 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.54%) Varnish
4 2 (0.39%) QEMU
4 2 (0.39%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 36 (6.95%) Puppet
2 32 (6.18%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.35%) Control-M
5 5 (0.97%) Nagios
5 5 (0.97%) Cacti
5 5 (0.97%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.97%) Ansible
6 4 (0.77%) CA LISA
6 4 (0.77%) SmokePing
6 4 (0.77%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.58%) Salt
7 3 (0.58%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (14.09%) Oracle
2 43 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.34%) HP
4 22 (4.25%) Google
4 22 (4.25%) New Relic
5 21 (4.05%) IBM
6 16 (3.09%) Sybase
7 10 (1.93%) VMware
8 9 (1.74%) SAP
9 6 (1.16%) Sun
9 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.16%) Endeca
10 5 (0.97%) Pega
10 5 (0.97%) Zend
11 4 (0.77%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.77%) Cadence
11 4 (0.77%) InterSystems
11 4 (0.77%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.77%) CA
11 4 (0.77%) AppDynamics
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