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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 177 186 206
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 311 273 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.12% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.42% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 189 192
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £190.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +387.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £38.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +32.75%
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
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +32 76 £463 +15.62% 12
Canary Wharf - 7 £600 -
Hammersmith - 7 £450 -
Docklands, London -4 4 £650 +19.54% 1
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Ealing - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 324 (59.45%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (36.88%) Java
3 199 (36.51%) Selenium
4 172 (31.56%) QA
5 164 (30.09%) TDD
6 153 (28.07%) BDD
7 152 (27.89%) SQL
8 150 (27.52%) Scrum
9 147 (26.97%) Cucumber
10 142 (26.06%) C#
11 124 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
12 119 (21.83%) Finance
13 100 (18.35%) .NET
14 94 (17.25%) Jenkins
15 92 (16.88%) WebDriver
16 90 (16.51%) JIRA
16 90 (16.51%) Web Services
17 84 (15.41%) Test Scripting
18 81 (14.86%) Software Testing
19 80 (14.68%) Ruby
20 79 (14.50%) Banking
21 78 (14.31%) Git (software)
22 75 (13.76%) Microsoft
23 74 (13.58%) Automated Testing
24 72 (13.21%) SDLC
25 65 (11.93%) JavaScript
26 64 (11.74%) Test Strategy
27 60 (11.01%) SOAP
27 60 (11.01%) Python
27 60 (11.01%) Regression Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (3.67%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.20%) Node.js
3 11 (2.02%) Confluence
4 8 (1.47%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.28%) Apache
6 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.92%) JBoss
7 4 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.73%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.55%) CMS
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.18%) Documentum
10 1 (0.18%) CICS
Applications
1 31 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.20%) MS Office
3 5 (0.92%) Maya
4 1 (0.18%) HipChat
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.73%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.73%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.73%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.18%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.83%) Heroku
3 7 (1.28%) GitHub
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.73%) Engine Yard
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.37%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Force.com
8 1 (0.18%) Office 365
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.06%) HTTP
2 8 (1.47%) Internet
3 5 (0.92%) PSTN
4 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.55%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.55%) 2G
5 3 (0.55%) SSH
5 3 (0.55%) 4G
5 3 (0.55%) WAN
5 3 (0.55%) SMTP
5 3 (0.55%) GSM
5 3 (0.55%) LAN
5 3 (0.55%) 3G
5 3 (0.55%) DVB
6 2 (0.37%) SS7
6 2 (0.37%) TCAP
6 2 (0.37%) ISUP
6 2 (0.37%) SCCP
6 2 (0.37%) INAP
6 2 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.44%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.77%) MySQL
4 20 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.20%) SQLite
7 12 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.83%) Big Data
8 10 (1.83%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.47%) OLAP
10 8 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.47%) QlikView
11 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.10%) SSDT
13 5 (0.92%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 199 (36.51%) Selenium
2 147 (26.97%) Cucumber
3 94 (17.25%) Jenkins
4 92 (16.88%) WebDriver
5 90 (16.51%) JIRA
6 78 (14.31%) Git (software)
7 49 (8.99%) SpecFlow
8 45 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (8.07%) SoapUI
10 39 (7.16%) JUnit
11 31 (5.69%) Visual Studio
11 31 (5.69%) HP UFT
12 26 (4.77%) TeamCity
13 23 (4.22%) FitNesse
14 21 (3.85%) Calabash
14 21 (3.85%) Capybara
15 20 (3.67%) WATIR
15 20 (3.67%) JMeter
16 19 (3.49%) Maven
16 19 (3.49%) RSpec
General
1 119 (21.83%) Finance
2 79 (14.50%) Banking
3 47 (8.62%) Investment Banking
4 20 (3.67%) Games
5 15 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.39%) Back Office
7 10 (1.83%) Front Office
8 8 (1.47%) Retail
9 5 (0.92%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 4 (0.73%) Billing
10 4 (0.73%) Marketing
11 3 (0.55%) French Language
12 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 152 (27.89%) Developer
2 89 (16.33%) Analyst
3 86 (15.78%) Tester
4 68 (12.48%) Test Analyst
5 59 (10.83%) Test Engineer
6 45 (8.26%) Automation Tester
7 44 (8.07%) Test Manager
8 38 (6.97%) Test Leader
9 36 (6.61%) AWS Developer
10 33 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
11 28 (5.14%) Automation Engineer
12 25 (4.59%) Test Automation Engineer
13 24 (4.40%) QA Analyst
14 23 (4.22%) Senior Test Analyst
14 23 (4.22%) Java Developer
15 22 (4.04%) QA Engineer
16 14 (2.57%) Senior QA Analyst
17 12 (2.20%) Architect
18 11 (2.02%) Test Specialist
18 11 (2.02%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (18.35%) .NET
2 90 (16.51%) Web Services
3 60 (11.01%) SOAP
4 56 (10.28%) XML
5 51 (9.36%) HTML
6 45 (8.26%) REST
7 33 (6.06%) Middleware
8 32 (5.87%) JSON
9 27 (4.95%) Gherkin
10 25 (4.59%) CSS
11 24 (4.40%) Spring
12 22 (4.04%) ASP.NET
12 22 (4.04%) RESTful
13 21 (3.85%) HTML5
14 19 (3.49%) WPF
15 16 (2.94%) WCF
16 15 (2.75%) Java EE
16 15 (2.75%) Hibernate
17 14 (2.57%) Ruby on Rails
17 14 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.69%) Mobile App
1 31 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 15 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.57%) User Experience
5 12 (2.20%) Credit Risk
5 12 (2.20%) STB
6 11 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.83%) Equities
7 10 (1.83%) Derivative
8 9 (1.65%) IPTV
8 9 (1.65%) Online Games
8 9 (1.65%) MPEG
8 9 (1.65%) Video on Demand
9 8 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.28%) Replication
10 7 (1.28%) Wiki
10 7 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.28%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.54%) UNIX
2 45 (8.26%) Linux
3 42 (7.71%) Windows
4 31 (5.69%) Apple iOS
5 29 (5.32%) Android
6 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (59.45%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (30.09%) TDD
3 153 (28.07%) BDD
4 150 (27.52%) Scrum
5 124 (22.75%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (15.41%) Test Scripting
7 81 (14.86%) Software Testing
8 74 (13.58%) Automated Testing
9 72 (13.21%) SDLC
10 64 (11.74%) Test Strategy
11 60 (11.01%) Regression Testing
12 49 (8.99%) Open Source
13 43 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
14 42 (7.71%) Performance Testing
14 42 (7.71%) Automation Testing
15 39 (7.16%) Test Management
15 39 (7.16%) Manual Testing
16 36 (6.61%) Software Engineering
17 35 (6.42%) Pair Programming
17 35 (6.42%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 201 (36.88%) Java
2 152 (27.89%) SQL
3 142 (26.06%) C#
4 80 (14.68%) Ruby
5 65 (11.93%) JavaScript
6 60 (11.01%) Python
7 24 (4.40%) Shell Script
8 19 (3.49%) C++
8 19 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 17 (3.12%) Groovy
9 17 (3.12%) PowerShell
9 17 (3.12%) C
10 16 (2.94%) PHP
11 14 (2.57%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.57%) VBScript
11 14 (2.57%) VB.NET
12 13 (2.39%) Scala
13 11 (2.02%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.83%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.83%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 50 (9.17%) ISEB
2 46 (8.44%) ISTQB
3 33 (6.06%) Degree
4 25 (4.59%) Security Cleared
5 19 (3.49%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.10%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CSQA
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) MCAD
10 1 (0.18%) MCSD
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (31.56%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.37%) EMIR
3 2 (0.37%) MiFID
3 2 (0.37%) Basel III
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.28%) HDFS
2 4 (0.73%) Apache Flume
3 3 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.37%) Docker
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 42 (7.71%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.47%) Puppet
2 8 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.10%) Ansible
4 4 (0.73%) Oozie
4 4 (0.73%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.18%) logstash
6 1 (0.18%) Mesos
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) StatsD
6 1 (0.18%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.62%) Oracle
3 22 (4.04%) HP
4 19 (3.49%) Sybase
5 17 (3.12%) IBM
6 10 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.47%) Informatica
7 8 (1.47%) SAP
8 7 (1.28%) Atlassian
8 7 (1.28%) Perforce
9 6 (1.10%) Green Hat
9 6 (1.10%) Google
10 5 (0.92%) OpenText
11 4 (0.73%) Cadence
11 4 (0.73%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.73%) Metastorm
11 4 (0.73%) Charles River
11 4 (0.73%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.73%) CA
11 4 (0.73%) WorldPay
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Ltd./Umbrella Company Basis
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago