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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 210 213 250
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +37
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 234 254 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.96% 1.01% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.30% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 196 114
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£425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £332 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.09%
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 £30.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.20% -18.00%
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
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -5 41 £400 -5.88% 18
Westminster - 1 £530 - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 404 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (45.33%) TDD
3 251 (44.27%) Java
4 245 (43.21%) BDD
5 217 (38.27%) Selenium
6 207 (36.51%) Cucumber
7 189 (33.33%) QA
8 187 (32.98%) Scrum
9 177 (31.22%) SQL
10 153 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
11 144 (25.40%) Ruby
12 124 (21.87%) XML
13 120 (21.16%) Web Services
14 108 (19.05%) WebDriver
15 103 (18.17%) C#
16 102 (17.99%) Finance
17 99 (17.46%) .NET
18 81 (14.29%) Open Source
19 75 (13.23%) Oracle
20 72 (12.70%) Automated Testing
21 64 (11.29%) JSON
22 62 (10.93%) Software Testing
22 62 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
23 61 (10.76%) Test Scripting
24 59 (10.41%) Test Strategy
24 59 (10.41%) HP
25 58 (10.23%) Mobile App
26 56 (9.88%) HTML
26 56 (9.88%) JUnit
26 56 (9.88%) WATIR

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (3.53%) Node.js
2 8 (1.41%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.88%) Confluence
4 4 (0.71%) Apache
5 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.35%) Jetty
6 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (1.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.71%) Final Cut Pro
2 4 (0.71%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS Project
3 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
3 1 (0.18%) RMDS
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.23%) SaaS
2 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.53%) GitHub
4 2 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.82%) HTTP
2 10 (1.76%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.41%) Internet
4 5 (0.88%) LDAP
4 5 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.88%) DNS
4 5 (0.88%) SSL
4 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.71%) Firewall
5 4 (0.71%) WAN
5 4 (0.71%) LAN
6 3 (0.53%) 3G
6 3 (0.53%) DVB
6 3 (0.53%) 2G
6 3 (0.53%) 4G
6 3 (0.53%) Multicast
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 30 (5.29%) NoSQL
3 24 (4.23%) MongoDB
4 23 (4.06%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.06%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.53%) MySQL
6 14 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.29%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.76%) Big Data
9 8 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.23%) DB2
10 7 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Navigator
12 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.35%) HBase
12 2 (0.35%) QlikView
12 2 (0.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 217 (38.27%) Selenium
2 207 (36.51%) Cucumber
3 108 (19.05%) WebDriver
4 56 (9.88%) JUnit
4 56 (9.88%) WATIR
5 55 (9.70%) Jenkins
6 52 (9.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 42 (7.41%) Calabash
8 41 (7.23%) JIRA
9 40 (7.05%) Git (software)
10 35 (6.17%) FitNesse
11 33 (5.82%) JBehave
12 31 (5.47%) Capybara
13 30 (5.29%) TeamCity
14 29 (5.11%) Visual Studio
14 29 (5.11%) SoapUI
15 28 (4.94%) RSpec
16 26 (4.59%) Hudson
17 25 (4.41%) Maven
18 24 (4.23%) Subversion
General
1 102 (17.99%) Finance
2 54 (9.52%) Banking
3 38 (6.70%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.65%) Games
5 11 (1.94%) Back Office
6 10 (1.76%) Publishing
7 9 (1.59%) Retail
8 7 (1.23%) General Ledger
9 6 (1.06%) Advertising
10 5 (0.88%) Legal
11 4 (0.71%) Marketing
11 4 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.53%) Local Government
13 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) Front Office
14 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (24.87%) Developer
2 111 (19.58%) Tester
3 104 (18.34%) Analyst
4 90 (15.87%) Test Analyst
5 67 (11.82%) Test Engineer
6 65 (11.46%) Automation Tester
7 35 (6.17%) Test Leader
8 30 (5.29%) Java Developer
8 30 (5.29%) Test Manager
9 26 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
10 24 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 23 (4.06%) QA Engineer
12 22 (3.88%) QA Analyst
13 18 (3.17%) Ruby Developer
14 17 (3.00%) Software Engineer
14 17 (3.00%) QA Tester
15 16 (2.82%) Agile Coach
16 15 (2.65%) Consultant
17 14 (2.47%) Senior Analyst
17 14 (2.47%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (21.87%) XML
2 120 (21.16%) Web Services
3 99 (17.46%) .NET
4 64 (11.29%) JSON
5 56 (9.88%) HTML
6 43 (7.58%) SOAP
7 40 (7.05%) Spring
8 39 (6.88%) RESTful
9 31 (5.47%) REST
10 30 (5.29%) CSS
11 20 (3.53%) XSLT
11 20 (3.53%) HTML5
12 19 (3.35%) jQuery
12 19 (3.35%) Sass
13 16 (2.82%) CSS3
14 15 (2.65%) Gherkin
15 14 (2.47%) JSP
15 14 (2.47%) ASP.NET
16 12 (2.12%) Spring MVC
16 12 (2.12%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 81 (14.29%) Open Source
2 58 (10.23%) Mobile App
3 37 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.82%) Derivative
6 15 (2.65%) Credit Risk
7 14 (2.47%) Credit Derivative
7 14 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 13 (2.29%) Video on Demand
9 10 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.76%) Over-the-Top Content
10 9 (1.59%) User Experience
10 9 (1.59%) STB
10 9 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.41%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.88%) Handset
13 5 (0.88%) Data Conversion
13 5 (0.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.99%) Linux
2 44 (7.76%) Apple iOS
3 34 (6.00%) Android
4 32 (5.64%) UNIX
5 30 (5.29%) Windows
6 5 (0.88%) VMS
7 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.53%) Debian
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (71.25%) Agile Software Development
2 257 (45.33%) TDD
3 245 (43.21%) BDD
4 187 (32.98%) Scrum
5 153 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (12.70%) Automated Testing
7 62 (10.93%) Software Testing
8 61 (10.76%) Test Scripting
9 59 (10.41%) Test Strategy
10 55 (9.70%) Automation Testing
11 53 (9.35%) Software Engineering
12 51 (8.99%) Pair Programming
12 51 (8.99%) User Stories
13 49 (8.64%) Regression Testing
14 47 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
15 42 (7.41%) Kanban
15 42 (7.41%) ETL
16 40 (7.05%) Integration Testing
17 39 (6.88%) OO
18 36 (6.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 251 (44.27%) Java
2 177 (31.22%) SQL
3 144 (25.40%) Ruby
4 103 (18.17%) C#
5 53 (9.35%) Python
6 50 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 30 (5.29%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.06%) PHP
9 21 (3.70%) Scala
10 16 (2.82%) Groovy
11 15 (2.65%) Objective-C
12 12 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.12%) C++
13 10 (1.76%) VB
13 10 (1.76%) Golang
14 9 (1.59%) C
15 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.71%) Perl
17 2 (0.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (7.76%) ISEB
2 43 (7.58%) ISTQB
2 43 (7.58%) Degree
3 26 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) GAAP
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
3 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.23%) NDS
2 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 62 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.59%) Puppet
3 6 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.18%) AppManager
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 75 (13.23%) Oracle
2 59 (10.41%) HP
3 33 (5.82%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.47%) Informatica
5 9 (1.59%) Sybase
6 7 (1.23%) Siebel
6 7 (1.23%) Cisco
7 6 (1.06%) JD Edwards
8 5 (0.88%) SAP
8 5 (0.88%) Apple
8 5 (0.88%) Adobe
8 5 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.88%) Green Hat
9 4 (0.71%) Facebook
9 4 (0.71%) Sun
10 3 (0.53%) JBoss
10 3 (0.53%) Teradata
10 3 (0.53%) Netezza
10 3 (0.53%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.35%) Google
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