The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 180 204 259
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +55
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 273 257 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.12% 1.03% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.34% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 192 103
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£438 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+387.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+32.75% -22.66%
Test Automation
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
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the London region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the London region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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 -8 47 £400 -5.88% 17
Docklands, London - 2 £544 -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 293 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (46.82%) TDD
3 284 (46.33%) Java
4 271 (44.21%) BDD
5 247 (40.29%) Selenium
6 245 (39.97%) Cucumber
7 221 (36.05%) QA
8 201 (32.79%) Scrum
9 181 (29.53%) SQL
10 177 (28.87%) Ruby
11 175 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
12 135 (22.02%) Web Services
13 133 (21.70%) XML
14 127 (20.72%) WebDriver
15 118 (19.25%) C#
16 103 (16.80%) Finance
17 91 (14.85%) .NET
18 83 (13.54%) Open Source
19 76 (12.40%) JSON
19 76 (12.40%) Jenkins
20 72 (11.75%) Oracle
21 68 (11.09%) Test Scripting
22 67 (10.93%) Automated Testing
22 67 (10.93%) HTML
22 67 (10.93%) Mobile App
23 64 (10.44%) Software Engineering
23 64 (10.44%) Software Testing
24 63 (10.28%) WATIR
25 62 (10.11%) Automation Testing
26 61 (9.95%) Banking

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (4.08%) Node.js
2 8 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.14%) Confluence
4 5 (0.82%) Apache
5 3 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.33%) Jetty
6 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) CMS
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (0.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (0.49%) MS Project
3 3 (0.49%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) Endur
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.14%) SaaS
2 5 (0.82%) GitHub
3 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.34%) HTTP
2 9 (1.47%) Internet
3 7 (1.14%) SSL
4 6 (0.98%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.82%) LDAP
5 5 (0.82%) 3G
5 5 (0.82%) DNS
5 5 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.82%) 2G
5 5 (0.82%) Network Security
5 5 (0.82%) 4G
6 4 (0.65%) Firewall
6 4 (0.65%) WAN
6 4 (0.65%) LAN
7 3 (0.49%) Multicast
7 3 (0.49%) DVB
8 1 (0.16%) SNMP
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.01%) Relational Database
2 32 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 26 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 24 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 21 (3.43%) SQL Server
6 20 (3.26%) MySQL
7 17 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.12%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.12%) Big Data
9 11 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.98%) DB2
12 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.65%) SQL Navigator
12 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.33%) HBase
14 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 247 (40.29%) Selenium
2 245 (39.97%) Cucumber
3 127 (20.72%) WebDriver
4 76 (12.40%) Jenkins
5 63 (10.28%) WATIR
6 58 (9.46%) JUnit
7 52 (8.48%) Git (software)
8 50 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
9 48 (7.83%) JIRA
10 47 (7.67%) Calabash
11 38 (6.20%) TeamCity
12 37 (6.04%) Hudson
12 37 (6.04%) FitNesse
13 35 (5.71%) Capybara
14 34 (5.55%) JBehave
15 32 (5.22%) RSpec
16 31 (5.06%) SoapUI
17 30 (4.89%) Visual Studio
18 29 (4.73%) Subversion
19 27 (4.40%) Maven
General
1 103 (16.80%) Finance
2 61 (9.95%) Banking
3 38 (6.20%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.12%) Games
5 12 (1.96%) Publishing
6 11 (1.79%) Back Office
7 10 (1.63%) Marketing
7 10 (1.63%) Retail
8 7 (1.14%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.98%) Advertising
9 6 (0.98%) Legal
10 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.49%) Local Government
12 2 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (23.82%) Developer
2 131 (21.37%) Tester
3 115 (18.76%) Analyst
4 97 (15.82%) Test Analyst
5 71 (11.58%) Automation Tester
6 63 (10.28%) Test Engineer
7 42 (6.85%) Test Leader
8 32 (5.22%) Test Manager
9 31 (5.06%) QA Engineer
10 30 (4.89%) Java Developer
11 28 (4.57%) Automation Engineer
12 26 (4.24%) QA Analyst
13 22 (3.59%) Senior Developer
14 21 (3.43%) Software Engineer
14 21 (3.43%) Agile Coach
15 20 (3.26%) Ruby Developer
16 18 (2.94%) Consultant
17 16 (2.61%) Test Consultant
17 16 (2.61%) QA Tester
17 16 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (22.02%) Web Services
2 133 (21.70%) XML
3 91 (14.85%) .NET
4 76 (12.40%) JSON
5 67 (10.93%) HTML
6 54 (8.81%) SOAP
7 53 (8.65%) RESTful
8 41 (6.69%) Spring
9 36 (5.87%) REST
10 31 (5.06%) CSS
11 27 (4.40%) XSLT
12 23 (3.75%) Sass
13 20 (3.26%) HTML5
14 17 (2.77%) CSS3
14 17 (2.77%) Mustache
15 15 (2.45%) Spring MVC
15 15 (2.45%) Gherkin
16 14 (2.28%) Ruby on Rails
16 14 (2.28%) JSP
16 14 (2.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (13.54%) Open Source
2 67 (10.93%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.12%) Derivative
5 13 (2.12%) Credit Risk
5 13 (2.12%) Video on Demand
6 12 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.96%) Credit Derivative
7 11 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 9 (1.47%) STB
8 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.31%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.31%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.14%) Handset
11 6 (0.98%) IPTV
11 6 (0.98%) GIS
11 6 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.82%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.30%) Linux
2 53 (8.65%) Apple iOS
3 41 (6.69%) Android
4 35 (5.71%) UNIX
5 29 (4.73%) Windows
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.65%) VMS
8 3 (0.49%) Debian
9 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.33%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (46.82%) TDD
3 271 (44.21%) BDD
4 201 (32.79%) Scrum
5 175 (28.55%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (11.09%) Test Scripting
7 67 (10.93%) Automated Testing
8 64 (10.44%) Software Engineering
8 64 (10.44%) Software Testing
9 62 (10.11%) Automation Testing
10 59 (9.62%) Test Strategy
11 58 (9.46%) Pair Programming
11 58 (9.46%) User Stories
12 56 (9.14%) Regression Testing
13 49 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 45 (7.34%) Integration Testing
15 42 (6.85%) Kanban
16 41 (6.69%) E-Commerce
17 39 (6.36%) OO
18 35 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 284 (46.33%) Java
2 181 (29.53%) SQL
3 177 (28.87%) Ruby
4 118 (19.25%) C#
5 61 (9.95%) Python
6 60 (9.79%) JavaScript
7 39 (6.36%) Shell Script
8 23 (3.75%) Groovy
9 21 (3.43%) PHP
10 16 (2.61%) Scala
10 16 (2.61%) Objective-C
11 15 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.96%) C++
13 10 (1.63%) Golang
14 9 (1.47%) VB
15 8 (1.31%) C
16 6 (0.98%) Perl
16 6 (0.98%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (7.83%) Degree
2 45 (7.34%) ISEB
3 43 (7.01%) ISTQB
4 25 (4.08%) Security Cleared
5 17 (2.77%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (36.05%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.16%) EMIR
3 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.16%) GAAP
3 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.14%) NDS
2 4 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 58 (9.46%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.31%) Puppet
3 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.16%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.16%) Ansible
5 1 (0.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.16%) AppManager
5 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 72 (11.75%) Oracle
2 55 (8.97%) HP
3 34 (5.55%) Microsoft
4 16 (2.61%) Informatica
5 10 (1.63%) Sybase
6 7 (1.14%) Siebel
6 7 (1.14%) Cisco
7 6 (0.98%) Apple
7 6 (0.98%) JD Edwards
7 6 (0.98%) Sun
7 6 (0.98%) SAP
8 5 (0.82%) Green Hat
8 5 (0.82%) Facebook
8 5 (0.82%) Adobe
8 5 (0.82%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.65%) Netezza
10 3 (0.49%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.49%) JBoss
10 3 (0.49%) Remedy
10 3 (0.49%) Teradata
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