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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 202 138 259
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +121
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 235 352 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.53% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.96% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 256 87
Average daily rate
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£440 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.50% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
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
17596 17989 16489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.25% 78.24% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12335 12851 11441
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 234 227
Average hourly rate £20.31 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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 -27 58 £475 +11.76% 26
Canary Wharf +2 6 £505 +6.31%
Hammersmith - 4 £471 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 340 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (42.51%) Java
3 205 (41.50%) Selenium
4 193 (39.07%) SQL
5 188 (38.06%) QA
6 178 (36.03%) TDD
7 173 (35.02%) Scrum
8 153 (30.97%) BDD
9 142 (28.74%) Cucumber
10 119 (24.09%) Finance
11 108 (21.86%) C#
11 108 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
12 101 (20.45%) Ruby
13 94 (19.03%) .NET
14 83 (16.80%) WebDriver
15 75 (15.18%) XML
16 70 (14.17%) Banking
17 65 (13.16%) Test Scripting
18 60 (12.15%) ISEB
19 58 (11.74%) Oracle
20 57 (11.54%) HTML
21 56 (11.34%) JIRA
21 56 (11.34%) Test Strategy
22 54 (10.93%) Automated Testing
23 52 (10.53%) Investment Banking
23 52 (10.53%) Web Services
23 52 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
23 52 (10.53%) Regression Testing
24 50 (10.12%) Microsoft
25 49 (9.92%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 13 (2.63%) Confluence
1 13 (2.63%) Node.js
2 10 (2.02%) CMS
2 10 (2.02%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.21%) IIS
3 6 (1.21%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (0.81%) Apache
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.20%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.20%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.20%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 24 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.63%) MS Office
3 4 (0.81%) Maya
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.81%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.81%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.81%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.81%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.21%) GitHub
2 4 (0.81%) Force.com
2 4 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.40%) Heroku
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.24%) HTTP
1 16 (3.24%) Internet
2 5 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.01%) LDAP
3 4 (0.81%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.61%) ATM
5 2 (0.40%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.40%) Broadband
5 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.20%) AMQP
6 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.20%) GSM
6 1 (0.20%) PSTN
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.43%) Big Data
5 11 (2.23%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.82%) MySQL
7 9 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.62%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.42%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.42%) Impala
10 5 (1.01%) TKPROF
10 5 (1.01%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 5 (1.01%) OLTP
10 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 205 (41.50%) Selenium
2 142 (28.74%) Cucumber
3 83 (16.80%) WebDriver
4 56 (11.34%) JIRA
5 52 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 37 (7.49%) SpecFlow
7 35 (7.09%) Git (software)
7 35 (7.09%) JMeter
8 28 (5.67%) JUnit
8 28 (5.67%) Jenkins
9 27 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (4.86%) WATIR
11 23 (4.66%) Calabash
12 22 (4.45%) Visual Studio
13 20 (4.05%) Subversion
14 19 (3.85%) RSpec
15 17 (3.44%) Sahi
16 16 (3.24%) Grunt
16 16 (3.24%) LoadRunner
17 12 (2.43%) FitNesse
General
1 119 (24.09%) Finance
2 70 (14.17%) Banking
3 52 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 25 (5.06%) Games
5 12 (2.43%) Retail
6 11 (2.23%) Front Office
6 11 (2.23%) Back Office
7 8 (1.62%) Marketing
8 6 (1.21%) Publishing
8 6 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.01%) Advertising
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (24.90%) Developer
2 84 (17.00%) Analyst
3 82 (16.60%) Tester
4 69 (13.97%) Test Analyst
5 50 (10.12%) Test Engineer
6 33 (6.68%) Test Leader
7 32 (6.48%) Automation Tester
8 27 (5.47%) QA Analyst
8 27 (5.47%) Test Manager
9 24 (4.86%) QA Engineer
10 22 (4.45%) AWS Developer
11 18 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
11 18 (3.64%) Java Developer
11 18 (3.64%) Automation Engineer
12 17 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (2.83%) Senior Developer
13 14 (2.83%) Consultant
13 14 (2.83%) Test Automation Engineer
13 14 (2.83%) Automation Analyst
14 13 (2.63%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (19.03%) .NET
2 75 (15.18%) XML
3 57 (11.54%) HTML
4 52 (10.53%) Web Services
5 35 (7.09%) JSON
6 34 (6.88%) CSS
7 33 (6.68%) RESTful
8 29 (5.87%) Gherkin
9 26 (5.26%) HTML5
10 25 (5.06%) SOAP
11 23 (4.66%) jQuery
12 21 (4.25%) REST
13 19 (3.85%) CSS3
14 18 (3.64%) Backbone.js
15 15 (3.04%) .NET Framework
16 14 (2.83%) Spring
16 14 (2.83%) ASP.NET
16 14 (2.83%) Middleware
17 12 (2.43%) MSMQ
18 11 (2.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.89%) Open Source
2 29 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.04%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.04%) Credit Risk
4 13 (2.63%) Online Games
5 12 (2.43%) Video on Demand
5 12 (2.43%) Derivative
6 11 (2.23%) Equities
6 11 (2.23%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.82%) STB
7 9 (1.82%) Replication
8 8 (1.62%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.42%) User Experience
9 7 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.21%) W3C
10 6 (1.21%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.01%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.31%) Windows
1 46 (9.31%) Linux
2 43 (8.70%) UNIX
3 26 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.66%) Android
5 4 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (68.83%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (36.03%) TDD
3 173 (35.02%) Scrum
4 153 (30.97%) BDD
5 108 (21.86%) Continuous Integration
6 65 (13.16%) Test Scripting
7 56 (11.34%) Test Strategy
8 54 (10.93%) Automated Testing
9 52 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 48 (9.72%) Software Testing
11 40 (8.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (7.89%) Software Engineering
13 35 (7.09%) OO
14 32 (6.48%) E-Commerce
14 32 (6.48%) ETL
14 32 (6.48%) Waterfall
14 32 (6.48%) Manual Testing
15 31 (6.28%) Kanban
16 30 (6.07%) Performance Testing
16 30 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 210 (42.51%) Java
2 193 (39.07%) SQL
3 108 (21.86%) C#
4 101 (20.45%) Ruby
5 49 (9.92%) JavaScript
6 48 (9.72%) Python
7 21 (4.25%) PHP
8 18 (3.64%) C++
9 14 (2.83%) C
10 13 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.43%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.43%) VBScript
12 11 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.02%) Groovy
13 10 (2.02%) VB
14 7 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.42%) Scala
15 6 (1.21%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.01%) VBA
16 5 (1.01%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (12.15%) ISEB
2 47 (9.51%) ISTQB
3 34 (6.88%) Degree
4 21 (4.25%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.44%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.81%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) IIBA
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CSQA
8 1 (0.20%) MCAD
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (38.06%) QA
2 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.81%) Basel III
4 2 (0.40%) EMIR
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.21%) Apache Flume
2 5 (1.01%) HDFS
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle Clusterware
2 5 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) NDS
Systems Management
1 37 (7.49%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.01%) Oozie
3 5 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (1.01%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.01%) Oracle Flashback
4 4 (0.81%) Puppet
4 4 (0.81%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 58 (11.74%) Oracle
2 50 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 25 (5.06%) HP
4 13 (2.63%) Sybase
5 11 (2.23%) IBM
5 11 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.82%) SAP
7 5 (1.01%) Business Objects
7 5 (1.01%) Perforce
8 4 (0.81%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.81%) Green Hat
8 4 (0.81%) Charles River
8 4 (0.81%) Metastorm
9 3 (0.61%) Informatica
9 3 (0.61%) Maxymiser
10 2 (0.40%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) Twitter
10 2 (0.40%) Zend
10 2 (0.40%) Citrix
10 2 (0.40%) CA
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