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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 188 201 203
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 260 248 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.17% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.46% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 194 172
Average daily rate £475 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £329 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +18 38 £450 -7.69% 21
Croydon - 3 £400 -
Hammersmith +3 1 £410 +36.66% 1
Isleworth - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £840 -
Clapham - 1 £350 -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 358 (64.97%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (43.01%) Continuous Integration
3 221 (40.11%) Java
4 210 (38.11%) TDD
5 174 (31.58%) Scrum
6 139 (25.23%) JavaScript
7 130 (23.59%) JIRA
8 126 (22.87%) Finance
9 121 (21.96%) SQL
10 120 (21.78%) HTML
11 110 (19.96%) Selenium
12 108 (19.60%) BDD
13 104 (18.87%) CSS
14 103 (18.69%) Git (software)
15 99 (17.97%) Jenkins
16 98 (17.79%) QA
17 96 (17.42%) DevOps
18 93 (16.88%) Web Services
19 90 (16.33%) Kanban
20 87 (15.79%) Banking
21 82 (14.88%) C#
22 79 (14.34%) AngularJS
23 77 (13.97%) .NET
24 76 (13.79%) Microsoft
25 72 (13.07%) Test Automation
26 70 (12.70%) Manual Testing
26 70 (12.70%) XML
27 68 (12.34%) OO
28 66 (11.98%) Linux
29 64 (11.62%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (5.63%) Node.js
2 29 (5.26%) Confluence
2 29 (5.26%) JBoss
3 26 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 25 (4.54%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.63%) WebSphere
6 19 (3.45%) IIS
7 18 (3.27%) nginx
8 15 (2.72%) Apache
9 14 (2.54%) Jetty
10 13 (2.36%) CMS
11 8 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.91%) Drupal
13 4 (0.73%) GemFire
14 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.54%) WordPress
15 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (3.45%) HipChat
2 17 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.36%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.73%) TradeThru
4 3 (0.54%) Summit
5 2 (0.36%) OpenText Process Suite
5 2 (0.36%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.44%) IaaS
3 29 (5.26%) PaaS
4 23 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (2.00%) GitHub
6 10 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.45%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.73%) SaaS
9 3 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.54%) Office 365
10 2 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.26%) HTTP
2 23 (4.17%) Internet
3 21 (3.81%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.36%) DNS
5 12 (2.18%) IPsec
6 11 (2.00%) DHCP
6 11 (2.00%) FTP
7 8 (1.45%) Firewall
8 7 (1.27%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.73%) SSL
9 4 (0.73%) VPN
10 3 (0.54%) BIG-IP
10 3 (0.54%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.54%) LAN
10 3 (0.54%) WAN
10 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.36%) DVB
11 2 (0.36%) IMAP
11 2 (0.36%) LDAP
11 2 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.35%) MySQL
3 33 (5.99%) Big Data
4 31 (5.63%) Hadoop
5 28 (5.08%) MongoDB
5 28 (5.08%) Relational Database
6 27 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (3.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (3.09%) NoSQL
10 14 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.54%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (2.18%) Oracle Database
12 12 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (1.09%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 130 (23.59%) JIRA
2 110 (19.96%) Selenium
3 103 (18.69%) Git (software)
4 99 (17.97%) Jenkins
5 53 (9.62%) Cucumber
6 49 (8.89%) WebDriver
7 45 (8.17%) HP UFT
8 43 (7.80%) Subversion
9 37 (6.72%) Maven
10 35 (6.35%) SpecFlow
11 34 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (5.44%) SoapUI
13 27 (4.90%) TeamCity
14 23 (4.17%) JUnit
15 22 (3.99%) Grunt
16 17 (3.09%) Hudson
17 16 (2.90%) Eclipse
17 16 (2.90%) FitNesse
17 16 (2.90%) JMeter
18 15 (2.72%) gulp
General
1 126 (22.87%) Finance
2 87 (15.79%) Banking
3 31 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 25 (4.54%) Retail
5 24 (4.36%) Front Office
6 17 (3.09%) Publishing
7 16 (2.90%) Games
8 8 (1.45%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.09%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Legal
10 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.36%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.36%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 235 (42.65%) Developer
2 93 (16.88%) Analyst
3 83 (15.06%) Test Analyst
4 62 (11.25%) Java Developer
5 54 (9.80%) Tester
6 51 (9.26%) Senior Developer
7 37 (6.72%) HTML Developer
8 35 (6.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 34 (6.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 31 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
11 29 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
12 27 (4.90%) C# Developer
13 26 (4.72%) Automation Analyst
13 26 (4.72%) Automation Test Analyst
14 25 (4.54%) Consultant
15 24 (4.36%) Software Engineer
16 19 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
16 19 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
16 19 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
16 19 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (21.78%) HTML
2 104 (18.87%) CSS
3 93 (16.88%) Web Services
4 79 (14.34%) AngularJS
5 77 (13.97%) .NET
6 70 (12.70%) XML
7 64 (11.62%) HTML5
8 39 (7.08%) jQuery
8 39 (7.08%) RESTful
9 37 (6.72%) SOAP
10 34 (6.17%) REST
11 33 (5.99%) Backbone.js
12 32 (5.81%) CSS3
13 31 (5.63%) Spring
14 30 (5.44%) J2EE
14 30 (5.44%) Sass
15 24 (4.36%) Ajax
15 24 (4.36%) Scalatra
16 21 (3.81%) .NET Framework
16 21 (3.81%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.81%) User Experience
2 30 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 18 (3.27%) Derivative
6 16 (2.90%) Market Risk
7 13 (2.36%) Equities
8 9 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.63%) Equity Derivative
9 8 (1.45%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.45%) Grid Computing
9 8 (1.45%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.45%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.27%) Animation
10 7 (1.27%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.09%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.09%) Fintech
11 6 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 66 (11.98%) Linux
2 50 (9.07%) Unix
3 46 (8.35%) Windows
4 23 (4.17%) Android
5 22 (3.99%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.63%) CentOS
7 5 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.73%) Debian
8 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.73%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.54%) Solaris
9 3 (0.54%) VMS
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (64.97%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (43.01%) Continuous Integration
3 210 (38.11%) TDD
4 174 (31.58%) Scrum
5 108 (19.60%) BDD
6 96 (17.42%) DevOps
7 90 (16.33%) Kanban
8 72 (13.07%) Test Automation
9 70 (12.70%) Manual Testing
10 68 (12.34%) OO
11 61 (11.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 61 (11.07%) E-Commerce
11 61 (11.07%) Pair Programming
12 60 (10.89%) Software Engineering
13 58 (10.53%) SOA
14 55 (9.98%) Test Scripting
15 54 (9.80%) Unit Testing
16 46 (8.35%) Functional Testing
17 43 (7.80%) Front End Development
18 42 (7.62%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 221 (40.11%) Java
2 139 (25.23%) JavaScript
3 121 (21.96%) SQL
4 82 (14.88%) C#
5 63 (11.43%) Python
6 49 (8.89%) Ruby
7 32 (5.81%) Scala
8 28 (5.08%) PHP
9 26 (4.72%) C++
10 15 (2.72%) Perl
11 13 (2.36%) PowerShell
12 12 (2.18%) C
13 11 (2.00%) Apex Code
13 11 (2.00%) Groovy
13 11 (2.00%) SOQL
13 11 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.81%) Go
14 10 (1.81%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.81%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (9.80%) ISEB
1 54 (9.80%) ISTQB
2 33 (5.99%) Degree
2 33 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.45%) PhD
6 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.36%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) CEH
8 1 (0.18%) CISSP
8 1 (0.18%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.18%) SANS
8 1 (0.18%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (17.79%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) SDET
3 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.54%) EMIR
3 3 (0.54%) GxP
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) SEPA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (5.63%) Docker
2 14 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.45%) Varnish
4 7 (1.27%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.91%) Xen
6 2 (0.36%) NFS
7 1 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.18%) KVM
7 1 (0.18%) RACF
7 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (10.89%) Puppet
2 40 (7.26%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (2.72%) Ansible
4 15 (2.72%) Mesos
5 4 (0.73%) yum
6 3 (0.54%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.36%) Salt
8 1 (0.18%) Cacti
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) Nessus
Vendors
1 76 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.25%) Oracle
3 21 (3.81%) Atlassian
4 18 (3.27%) HP
5 17 (3.09%) Sybase
6 15 (2.72%) VMware
7 12 (2.18%) Google
7 12 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.81%) hybris
9 9 (1.63%) ATG
9 9 (1.63%) New Relic
10 8 (1.45%) Cognos
11 7 (1.27%) Adobe
11 7 (1.27%) Apple
11 7 (1.27%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.27%) Rally
12 6 (1.09%) Perforce
12 6 (1.09%) SAP
13 5 (0.91%) Murex
13 5 (0.91%) Red Hat
London
Sandhata Technologies Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £375.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £630 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago