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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 166 149 253
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +104
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 269 318 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.30% 1.45% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.86% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 254 74
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£413 £425 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +97.18%
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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 29 January 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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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 +8 87 £425 -10.52% 48
Docklands, London - 2 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £470 -
Wimbledon - 1 £400 -
Chessington - 1 £275 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 355 (65.14%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (48.44%) Java
3 231 (42.39%) TDD
4 223 (40.92%) Selenium
5 202 (37.06%) SQL
6 198 (36.33%) QA
7 178 (32.66%) BDD
8 168 (30.83%) Scrum
9 157 (28.81%) Cucumber
10 154 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
11 137 (25.14%) Ruby
12 126 (23.12%) XML
13 107 (19.63%) .NET
14 98 (17.98%) Finance
15 89 (16.33%) WebDriver
16 84 (15.41%) C#
17 83 (15.23%) Web Services
18 70 (12.84%) Automated Testing
19 67 (12.29%) Test Scripting
20 66 (12.11%) QuickTest Pro
21 65 (11.93%) HTML
21 65 (11.93%) Oracle
22 63 (11.56%) Regression Testing
23 61 (11.19%) ISEB
23 61 (11.19%) JIRA
24 57 (10.46%) Open Source
24 57 (10.46%) Test Strategy
25 56 (10.28%) Linux
26 55 (10.09%) Software Engineering
27 54 (9.91%) RESTful

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (2.57%) Node.js
2 12 (2.20%) Confluence
3 9 (1.65%) IIS
4 7 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.10%) CMS
5 6 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (0.73%) JBoss
6 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.37%) Apache
8 2 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.18%) SAP EP
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP AFS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.37%) Force.com
3 2 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.85%) HTTP
2 11 (2.02%) Internet
3 7 (1.28%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.10%) ATM
5 5 (0.92%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.73%) Broadband
7 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.55%) LDAP
8 2 (0.37%) Network Security
8 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.18%) DNS
9 1 (0.18%) Intranet
9 1 (0.18%) DVB
9 1 (0.18%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.67%) MySQL
4 14 (2.57%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (2.20%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.02%) Big Data
7 10 (1.83%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.83%) DB2
8 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.10%) SQLite
11 5 (0.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.92%) Jackrabbit
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.55%) Impala
Development Applications
1 223 (40.92%) Selenium
2 157 (28.81%) Cucumber
3 89 (16.33%) WebDriver
4 66 (12.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 61 (11.19%) JIRA
6 47 (8.62%) WATIR
7 42 (7.71%) Jenkins
8 40 (7.34%) Git (software)
9 39 (7.16%) JMeter
10 36 (6.61%) Sahi
11 34 (6.24%) JUnit
12 32 (5.87%) Subversion
13 30 (5.50%) Calabash
13 30 (5.50%) SpecFlow
14 29 (5.32%) LoadRunner
14 29 (5.32%) Visual Studio
15 27 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (4.22%) SoapUI
16 23 (4.22%) Maven
17 20 (3.67%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (17.98%) Finance
2 52 (9.54%) Banking
3 41 (7.52%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.30%) Games
5 11 (2.02%) Retail
6 9 (1.65%) Back Office
7 8 (1.47%) Front Office
8 7 (1.28%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.10%) Marketing
10 3 (0.55%) Advertising
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 132 (24.22%) Developer
2 97 (17.80%) Tester
3 96 (17.61%) Analyst
4 89 (16.33%) Test Analyst
5 75 (13.76%) Test Engineer
6 39 (7.16%) Automation Tester
7 30 (5.50%) Test Leader
8 29 (5.32%) Test Manager
9 28 (5.14%) Automation Engineer
10 22 (4.04%) QA Engineer
11 21 (3.85%) QA Analyst
12 20 (3.67%) Consultant
12 20 (3.67%) Senior Developer
13 19 (3.49%) Test Consultant
13 19 (3.49%) Automation Analyst
14 18 (3.30%) Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (3.30%) QA Tester
14 18 (3.30%) Agile Coach
15 17 (3.12%) Java Developer
16 16 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (23.12%) XML
2 107 (19.63%) .NET
3 83 (15.23%) Web Services
4 65 (11.93%) HTML
5 54 (9.91%) RESTful
6 47 (8.62%) JSON
7 37 (6.79%) CSS
8 35 (6.42%) REST
9 30 (5.50%) jQuery
10 23 (4.22%) SOAP
10 23 (4.22%) HTML5
10 23 (4.22%) Gherkin
11 20 (3.67%) Spring
12 17 (3.12%) CSS3
13 15 (2.75%) J2EE
14 14 (2.57%) Backbone.js
15 13 (2.39%) JSP
16 11 (2.02%) XSLT
17 10 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails
17 10 (1.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.46%) Open Source
2 35 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 26 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.04%) Derivative
5 19 (3.49%) Video on Demand
6 17 (3.12%) Credit Risk
7 12 (2.20%) Equities
8 11 (2.02%) Credit Derivative
9 10 (1.83%) STB
9 10 (1.83%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.65%) User Experience
10 9 (1.65%) Digital Media
10 9 (1.65%) Online Games
11 8 (1.47%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.10%) iPad
12 6 (1.10%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 5 (0.92%) W3C
13 5 (0.92%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (10.28%) Linux
2 46 (8.44%) UNIX
3 44 (8.07%) Windows
4 41 (7.52%) Apple iOS
5 32 (5.87%) Android
6 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.37%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.18%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 355 (65.14%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (42.39%) TDD
3 178 (32.66%) BDD
4 168 (30.83%) Scrum
5 154 (28.26%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (12.84%) Automated Testing
7 67 (12.29%) Test Scripting
8 63 (11.56%) Regression Testing
9 57 (10.46%) Test Strategy
10 55 (10.09%) Software Engineering
11 46 (8.44%) Software Testing
12 44 (8.07%) Manual Testing
13 42 (7.71%) Refactoring
14 39 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 39 (7.16%) User Stories
15 38 (6.97%) Kanban
16 37 (6.79%) ETL
17 35 (6.42%) OO
18 34 (6.24%) Waterfall
18 34 (6.24%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 264 (48.44%) Java
2 202 (37.06%) SQL
3 137 (25.14%) Ruby
4 84 (15.41%) C#
5 54 (9.91%) JavaScript
6 50 (9.17%) Python
7 23 (4.22%) PHP
7 23 (4.22%) C++
8 17 (3.12%) Shell Script
9 16 (2.94%) C
10 15 (2.75%) Scala
11 13 (2.39%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.02%) VB
13 9 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.47%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.28%) VBScript
16 5 (0.92%) Golang
16 5 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.92%) Perl
16 5 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (11.19%) ISEB
2 39 (7.16%) ISTQB
3 29 (5.32%) Degree
4 21 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.28%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (36.33%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.55%) Basel III
3 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.18%) GAAP
5 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.55%) Apache Flume
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (0.55%) NDS
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 47 (8.62%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.10%) Puppet
4 4 (0.73%) Ansible
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 65 (11.93%) Oracle
2 50 (9.17%) HP
3 32 (5.87%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.02%) SAP
5 8 (1.47%) Sybase
6 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.73%) Green Hat
7 3 (0.55%) Adobe
7 3 (0.55%) Google
8 2 (0.37%) Netezza
8 2 (0.37%) Maxymiser
8 2 (0.37%) Remedy
8 2 (0.37%) Citrix
8 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.37%) IBM
8 2 (0.37%) VMware
9 1 (0.18%) DataCash
9 1 (0.18%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.18%) Rackspace
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