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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 188 200 162
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -38
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 279 269 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.15% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.42% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 203 223
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
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
18252 18961 18637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.46% 81.15% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13341 13468 13184
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 244 230
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.18 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +51 76 £450 -4.25% 18
Croydon - 6 £438 -
Docklands, London +10 2 £430 -42.85%
Westminster - 2 £425 -
Canary Wharf +8 1 - -
Hammersmith +2 1 £475 +18.75%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 298 (59.48%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (40.72%) Selenium
3 186 (37.13%) Java
4 173 (34.53%) QA
5 143 (28.54%) Finance
6 142 (28.34%) TDD
7 135 (26.95%) BDD
8 130 (25.95%) SQL
9 120 (23.95%) Scrum
10 112 (22.36%) Banking
11 111 (22.16%) Cucumber
12 106 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
13 102 (20.36%) Web Services
14 99 (19.76%) WebDriver
15 92 (18.36%) JavaScript
16 91 (18.16%) JIRA
17 81 (16.17%) Functional Testing
18 79 (15.77%) Git (software)
19 76 (15.17%) SOAP
20 73 (14.57%) Jenkins
21 71 (14.17%) Oracle
22 69 (13.77%) Test Scripting
23 68 (13.57%) HTML
24 67 (13.37%) Ruby
25 65 (12.97%) JSON
26 64 (12.77%) XML
27 63 (12.57%) Python
28 60 (11.98%) REST
29 57 (11.38%) OO
30 56 (11.18%) .NET

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (7.19%) Jetty
2 33 (6.59%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.79%) nginx
4 18 (3.59%) Confluence
5 6 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.80%) Apache
6 4 (0.80%) JBoss
6 4 (0.80%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.60%) Drupal
7 3 (0.60%) SAS
8 2 (0.40%) CMS
8 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.40%) WildFly
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.20%) MS Office
3 4 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Global One
2 1 (0.20%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.80%) TestFlight
4 3 (0.60%) GitHub
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.20%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.20%) SaaS
6 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.99%) HTTP
2 7 (1.40%) DVB
3 2 (0.40%) Firewall
3 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.40%) Internet
3 2 (0.40%) NAS
3 2 (0.40%) SAN
3 2 (0.40%) SSL
3 2 (0.40%) VPN
4 1 (0.20%) SNMP
4 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.20%) VoIP
4 1 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.78%) MySQL
2 41 (8.18%) NoSQL
3 28 (5.59%) Apache Hive
3 28 (5.59%) Impala
3 28 (5.59%) Neo4j
4 23 (4.59%) Relational Database
5 20 (3.99%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.99%) SQL Server
6 17 (3.39%) Big Data
7 14 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (1.80%) CouchDB
9 9 (1.80%) SQLite
10 7 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.80%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 204 (40.72%) Selenium
2 111 (22.16%) Cucumber
3 99 (19.76%) WebDriver
4 91 (18.16%) JIRA
5 79 (15.77%) Git (software)
6 73 (14.57%) Jenkins
7 52 (10.38%) JUnit
8 49 (9.78%) HP UFT
9 48 (9.58%) TeamCity
10 41 (8.18%) Maven
11 36 (7.19%) SoapUI
12 34 (6.79%) Appium
13 31 (6.19%) Subversion
14 28 (5.59%) SpecFlow
15 26 (5.19%) Ant
16 24 (4.79%) JMeter
17 21 (4.19%) Capybara
17 21 (4.19%) Protractor
18 19 (3.79%) Jasmine
19 18 (3.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 143 (28.54%) Finance
2 112 (22.36%) Banking
3 38 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 30 (5.99%) Retail
5 8 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.40%) Front Office
6 7 (1.40%) Legal
7 6 (1.20%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.80%) Law
8 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 135 (26.95%) Developer
2 83 (16.57%) Analyst
3 74 (14.77%) Tester
4 70 (13.97%) Java Developer
5 65 (12.97%) Test Analyst
6 50 (9.98%) Test Engineer
7 45 (8.98%) Automation Tester
8 42 (8.38%) Test Manager
9 39 (7.78%) QA Engineer
10 31 (6.19%) Automation Test Analyst
11 28 (5.59%) Developer in Test
11 28 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
12 27 (5.39%) Senior Developer
12 27 (5.39%) Test Automation Engineer
13 25 (4.99%) QA Analyst
13 25 (4.99%) QA Tester
14 20 (3.99%) Test Leader
15 19 (3.79%) Test Automation Developer
16 17 (3.39%) Architect
16 17 (3.39%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (20.36%) Web Services
2 76 (15.17%) SOAP
3 68 (13.57%) HTML
4 65 (12.97%) JSON
5 64 (12.77%) XML
6 60 (11.98%) REST
7 56 (11.18%) .NET
8 53 (10.58%) CSS
9 52 (10.38%) AngularJS
10 50 (9.98%) Node.js
11 48 (9.58%) HTML5
12 47 (9.38%) Spring
13 39 (7.78%) CSS3
14 37 (7.39%) Gherkin
15 31 (6.19%) JDBC
16 29 (5.79%) GWT
16 29 (5.79%) Struts
16 29 (5.79%) Struts2
17 17 (3.39%) RESTful
17 17 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.39%) User Experience
3 22 (4.39%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.20%) Biometrics
6 10 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.80%) Derivative
8 8 (1.60%) STB
9 7 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.40%) IPTV
9 7 (1.40%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.20%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.20%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.00%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.00%) Fintech
11 5 (1.00%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.00%) Physics
11 5 (1.00%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.58%) Unix
2 36 (7.19%) Apple iOS
2 36 (7.19%) Linux
3 30 (5.99%) Android
4 26 (5.19%) Windows
5 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.60%) CentOS
6 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (59.48%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (28.34%) TDD
3 135 (26.95%) BDD
4 120 (23.95%) Scrum
5 106 (21.16%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (16.17%) Functional Testing
7 69 (13.77%) Test Scripting
8 57 (11.38%) OO
9 55 (10.98%) Test Strategy
10 54 (10.78%) E-Commerce
10 54 (10.78%) Integration Testing
11 53 (10.58%) Automated Testing
12 49 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 46 (9.18%) OOP
13 46 (9.18%) SDLC
14 44 (8.78%) Software Engineering
15 43 (8.58%) Defect Management
16 42 (8.38%) DevOps
17 41 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
17 41 (8.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 186 (37.13%) Java
2 130 (25.95%) SQL
3 92 (18.36%) JavaScript
4 67 (13.37%) Ruby
5 63 (12.57%) Python
6 53 (10.58%) C#
7 24 (4.79%) Scala
8 21 (4.19%) Perl
9 13 (2.59%) C
9 13 (2.59%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.40%) Apple Swift
11 11 (2.20%) Objective-C
11 11 (2.20%) PHP
11 11 (2.20%) VBA
12 9 (1.80%) C++
12 9 (1.80%) VB
13 7 (1.40%) PowerShell
13 7 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.20%) Clojure
15 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.78%) ISEB
3 37 (7.39%) ISTQB
4 32 (6.39%) SC Cleared
5 22 (4.39%) Degree
6 19 (3.79%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.80%) PhD
8 9 (1.80%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.80%) PMP
9 3 (0.60%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (34.53%) QA
2 29 (5.79%) SDET
3 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.40%) EMIR
3 2 (0.40%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) FINREP
System Software
1 15 (2.99%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 31 (6.19%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (3.99%) Puppet
3 13 (2.59%) Ansible
4 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.60%) yum
5 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.40%) Linux-HA
5 2 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 71 (14.17%) Oracle
2 44 (8.78%) HP
3 26 (5.19%) Atlassian
4 18 (3.59%) IBM
5 15 (2.99%) Microsoft
6 14 (2.79%) Informatica
7 11 (2.20%) Hortonworks
8 8 (1.60%) Sybase
9 7 (1.40%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.40%) Twitter
10 5 (1.00%) Pega
10 5 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.80%) Green Hat
12 3 (0.60%) Caplin
12 3 (0.60%) Siebel
12 3 (0.60%) Sun
12 3 (0.60%) VMware
13 2 (0.40%) NetApp
13 2 (0.40%) Nokia
13 2 (0.40%) Veritas
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