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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 161 223 237
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +14
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 300 207 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 0.87% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.12% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 156 109
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £28.24 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +16 63 £475 +18.75% 12
Docklands, London +15 1 £400 -39.62%
Croydon - 1 £285 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £225 -
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 345 (67.51%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (42.07%) Java
3 196 (38.36%) TDD
4 183 (35.81%) Continuous Integration
5 163 (31.90%) SQL
6 147 (28.77%) Scrum
7 130 (25.44%) Selenium
8 120 (23.48%) BDD
9 119 (23.29%) QA
10 100 (19.57%) HTML
11 96 (18.79%) JavaScript
12 92 (18.00%) Manual Testing
13 80 (15.66%) Finance
13 80 (15.66%) Linux
13 80 (15.66%) Ruby
14 78 (15.26%) Test Automation
15 77 (15.07%) C#
16 76 (14.87%) Git (software)
17 75 (14.68%) DevOps
18 74 (14.48%) Puppet
19 70 (13.70%) Cucumber
20 69 (13.50%) .NET
21 68 (13.31%) Web Services
22 66 (12.92%) Banking
23 64 (12.52%) CSS
24 63 (12.33%) XML
25 62 (12.13%) Opscode Chef
26 60 (11.74%) UNIX
27 58 (11.35%) Security Cleared
28 56 (10.96%) JIRA

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 22 (4.31%) Node.js
2 21 (4.11%) JBoss
3 16 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.13%) Apache Solr
4 15 (2.94%) CMS
4 15 (2.94%) Drupal
5 12 (2.35%) EPiServer CMS
6 10 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.76%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.57%) Apache
9 6 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.78%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.78%) nginx
10 4 (0.78%) Confluence
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.59%) IIS
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 36 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.96%) MS Office
3 5 (0.98%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) Mingle
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) RMDS
1 8 (1.57%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.41%) PaaS
2 14 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (2.35%) Joyent
4 7 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.78%) GitHub
6 3 (0.59%) Trello
6 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.20%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.13%) HTTP
2 9 (1.76%) MVNO
3 6 (1.17%) Internet
4 2 (0.39%) DVB
4 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.39%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) DHCP
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (9.00%) MySQL
2 32 (6.26%) SQL Server
3 30 (5.87%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 22 (4.31%) Oracle Database
6 18 (3.52%) DB2
7 17 (3.33%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.37%) DbVisualizer
11 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.17%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.78%) Big Data
15 3 (0.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 130 (25.44%) Selenium
2 76 (14.87%) Git (software)
3 70 (13.70%) Cucumber
4 56 (10.96%) JIRA
5 52 (10.18%) Jenkins
6 51 (9.98%) Maven
7 46 (9.00%) WebDriver
8 38 (7.44%) Subversion
9 30 (5.87%) QuickTest Pro
10 26 (5.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (4.70%) SoapUI
12 21 (4.11%) TeamCity
13 17 (3.33%) JUnit
13 17 (3.33%) JMeter
14 16 (3.13%) Visual Studio
14 16 (3.13%) SpecFlow
15 15 (2.94%) PHPUnit
15 15 (2.94%) Appium
16 13 (2.54%) WATIR
17 10 (1.96%) Capybara
General
1 80 (15.66%) Finance
2 66 (12.92%) Banking
3 46 (9.00%) Investment Banking
4 41 (8.02%) Games
5 25 (4.89%) Front Office
6 17 (3.33%) Retail
7 11 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.57%) Advertising
9 6 (1.17%) Legal
9 6 (1.17%) Marketing
10 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.98%) Publishing
11 4 (0.78%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 168 (32.88%) Developer
2 81 (15.85%) Analyst
3 69 (13.50%) Tester
4 61 (11.94%) Test Analyst
5 33 (6.46%) Senior Developer
6 32 (6.26%) ScrumMaster
7 29 (5.68%) Java Developer
8 26 (5.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (4.50%) Test Leader
10 22 (4.31%) Test Engineer
10 22 (4.31%) QA Engineer
11 21 (4.11%) Web Developer
12 19 (3.72%) Front-End Developer
13 18 (3.52%) .NET Developer
13 18 (3.52%) QA Tester
14 17 (3.33%) Test Manager
15 16 (3.13%) Automation Tester
15 16 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 14 (2.74%) Drupal Developer
17 12 (2.35%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (19.57%) HTML
2 69 (13.50%) .NET
3 68 (13.31%) Web Services
4 64 (12.52%) CSS
5 63 (12.33%) XML
6 45 (8.81%) HTML5
7 39 (7.63%) AngularJS
8 36 (7.05%) REST
9 30 (5.87%) RESTful
9 30 (5.87%) SOAP
10 25 (4.89%) jQuery
11 21 (4.11%) JSON
12 20 (3.91%) Spring
13 18 (3.52%) .NET Framework
14 17 (3.33%) LAMP
15 15 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
16 14 (2.74%) Gherkin
17 13 (2.54%) Memcached
18 12 (2.35%) NHibernate
19 10 (1.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (9.20%) Open Source
3 27 (5.28%) Derivative
4 26 (5.09%) Mobile App
5 24 (4.70%) Data Structures
6 21 (4.11%) Credit Risk
7 20 (3.91%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.52%) Equities
9 17 (3.33%) Credit Derivative
10 15 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (2.54%) Taxonomies
11 13 (2.54%) Market Risk
12 12 (2.35%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.76%) EMV
13 9 (1.76%) Smartcard
14 8 (1.57%) User Experience
15 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (1.37%) Video on Demand
15 7 (1.37%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (15.66%) Linux
2 60 (11.74%) UNIX
3 39 (7.63%) Windows
4 26 (5.09%) CentOS
5 24 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (4.70%) Ubuntu
6 22 (4.31%) Apple iOS
7 20 (3.91%) Android
8 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.98%) AIX
9 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (67.51%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (38.36%) TDD
3 183 (35.81%) Continuous Integration
4 147 (28.77%) Scrum
5 120 (23.48%) BDD
6 92 (18.00%) Manual Testing
7 78 (15.26%) Test Automation
8 75 (14.68%) DevOps
9 55 (10.76%) Kanban
10 48 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (9.20%) MVC
11 47 (9.20%) Test Strategy
12 46 (9.00%) Change Management
13 44 (8.61%) User Stories
14 43 (8.41%) E-Commerce
15 41 (8.02%) OO
16 40 (7.83%) Risk Management
17 36 (7.05%) Test Scripting
18 33 (6.46%) Continuous Improvement
18 33 (6.46%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 215 (42.07%) Java
2 163 (31.90%) SQL
3 96 (18.79%) JavaScript
4 80 (15.66%) Ruby
5 77 (15.07%) C#
6 44 (8.61%) Python
7 36 (7.05%) PHP
8 25 (4.89%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.33%) Perl
10 15 (2.94%) Scala
11 11 (2.15%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.76%) C++
13 6 (1.17%) C
13 6 (1.17%) Groovy
14 5 (0.98%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.98%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.39%) VB
16 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 31 (6.07%) ISEB
4 25 (4.89%) Degree
5 18 (3.52%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.20%) CEH
8 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (23.29%) QA
2 8 (1.57%) Basel III
3 2 (0.39%) UCITS
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (2.94%) Varnish
2 5 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.20%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 74 (14.48%) Puppet
2 62 (12.13%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (5.68%) Ansible
4 18 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.59%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) Nessus
6 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.20%) Cacti
6 1 (0.20%) Munin
6 1 (0.20%) Control-M
6 1 (0.20%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.20%) logstash
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 53 (10.37%) Oracle
2 44 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.11%) HP
4 16 (3.13%) Rackspace
5 12 (2.35%) EPiServer
6 10 (1.96%) IBM
7 8 (1.57%) TIBCO
7 8 (1.57%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.37%) Sybase
9 5 (0.98%) Twitter
10 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.59%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.59%) ATG
11 3 (0.59%) Google
11 3 (0.59%) hybris
12 2 (0.39%) thinkFolio
12 2 (0.39%) Reuters
12 2 (0.39%) Facebook
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