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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 175 189 228
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +39
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 310 296 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.35% 1.28% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.54% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 215 160
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+27.22% -18.33%
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
19732 19199 19904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.03% 83.22% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14121 13782 14102
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 218 250
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.05 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +10 64 £525 +16.66% 19
Croydon - 4 £470 -
Docklands, London +10 3 £430 -6.52%
Westminster - 2 £315 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 389 (65.82%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (43.15%) Java
3 250 (42.30%) Selenium
4 207 (35.03%) BDD
5 200 (33.84%) TDD
6 196 (33.16%) QA
7 185 (31.30%) Scrum
8 177 (29.95%) Cucumber
9 147 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
10 133 (22.50%) Finance
11 129 (21.83%) SQL
12 125 (21.15%) WebDriver
13 122 (20.64%) JavaScript
14 120 (20.30%) Git (software)
15 119 (20.14%) Banking
15 119 (20.14%) Jenkins
16 107 (18.10%) JIRA
17 106 (17.94%) HTML
18 101 (17.09%) Web Services
19 87 (14.72%) Exploratory Testing
20 80 (13.54%) REST
21 79 (13.37%) DevOps
21 79 (13.37%) SOAP
21 79 (13.37%) Ruby
22 78 (13.20%) JSON
23 77 (13.03%) CSS
24 73 (12.35%) JUnit
25 72 (12.18%) Functional Testing
26 71 (12.01%) C#
27 70 (11.84%) .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 37 (6.26%) Tomcat
2 26 (4.40%) Confluence
3 25 (4.23%) Jetty
4 23 (3.89%) nginx
5 12 (2.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (1.86%) Apache Solr
7 9 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (1.52%) Apache
8 6 (1.02%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.02%) CMS
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.68%) Drupal
10 4 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.51%) JBoss
11 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.34%) WildFly
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (1.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.02%) MS Office
4 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.51%) Mingle
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.34%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.06%) GitHub
4 14 (2.37%) TestFlight
5 8 (1.35%) CloudBees
5 8 (1.35%) IaaS
5 8 (1.35%) OpenShift
5 8 (1.35%) PaaS
6 7 (1.18%) SaaS
7 6 (1.02%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.68%) Slack
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.34%) Google Play
10 2 (0.34%) Heroku
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.54%) HTTP
2 7 (1.18%) Internet
3 3 (0.51%) Firewall
4 2 (0.34%) DVB
4 2 (0.34%) FTP
4 2 (0.34%) NAS
4 2 (0.34%) RTSP
4 2 (0.34%) SAN
4 2 (0.34%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.17%) Skype
5 1 (0.17%) SNMP
5 1 (0.17%) SSL
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.63%) MySQL
2 35 (5.92%) NoSQL
3 34 (5.75%) MongoDB
4 28 (4.74%) Big Data
5 21 (3.55%) Relational Database
6 20 (3.38%) Apache Hive
6 20 (3.38%) Impala
6 20 (3.38%) Neo4j
6 20 (3.38%) SQL Server
7 19 (3.21%) Hadoop
8 14 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (2.37%) CouchDB
8 14 (2.37%) SQLite
9 11 (1.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.02%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.85%) HBase
13 5 (0.85%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 250 (42.30%) Selenium
2 177 (29.95%) Cucumber
3 125 (21.15%) WebDriver
4 120 (20.30%) Git (software)
5 119 (20.14%) Jenkins
6 107 (18.10%) JIRA
7 73 (12.35%) JUnit
8 63 (10.66%) Maven
9 52 (8.80%) SoapUI
10 48 (8.12%) TeamCity
11 47 (7.95%) Appium
12 41 (6.94%) HP UFT
13 37 (6.26%) SpecFlow
14 35 (5.92%) JMeter
15 34 (5.75%) Subversion
16 31 (5.25%) NUnit
17 27 (4.57%) Ant
18 26 (4.40%) Capybara
19 23 (3.89%) Calabash
20 22 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 133 (22.50%) Finance
2 119 (20.14%) Banking
3 41 (6.94%) Retail
4 32 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.88%) Front Office
6 12 (2.03%) Games
7 9 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.02%) Publishing
9 5 (0.85%) Legal
9 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Law
11 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 189 (31.98%) Developer
2 86 (14.55%) Tester
3 81 (13.71%) Test Engineer
4 79 (13.37%) Analyst
5 69 (11.68%) Java Developer
6 66 (11.17%) Test Analyst
7 59 (9.98%) Developer in Test
8 54 (9.14%) Automation Tester
9 51 (8.63%) Senior Developer
9 51 (8.63%) Test Manager
10 46 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
11 41 (6.94%) QA Engineer
12 32 (5.41%) Test Automation Developer
13 26 (4.40%) Automation Test Analyst
13 26 (4.40%) Software Developer
14 23 (3.89%) QA Analyst
15 22 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
16 21 (3.55%) Test Leader
17 18 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
17 18 (3.05%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (17.94%) HTML
2 101 (17.09%) Web Services
3 80 (13.54%) REST
4 79 (13.37%) SOAP
5 78 (13.20%) JSON
6 77 (13.03%) CSS
7 70 (11.84%) .NET
8 68 (11.51%) HTML5
9 64 (10.83%) Node.js
10 60 (10.15%) XML
11 52 (8.80%) Gherkin
12 51 (8.63%) AngularJS
12 51 (8.63%) Spring
13 50 (8.46%) CSS3
14 33 (5.58%) RESTful
15 25 (4.23%) React
16 24 (4.06%) JDBC
17 21 (3.55%) GWT
17 21 (3.55%) Struts
17 21 (3.55%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.43%) Mobile App
3 35 (5.92%) User Experience
4 18 (3.05%) Fixed Income
5 16 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (2.37%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.86%) Biometrics
8 9 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.18%) Equities
9 7 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.02%) Derivative
10 6 (1.02%) Fintech
10 6 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.85%) Blog
11 5 (0.85%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.85%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 58 (9.81%) Linux
2 51 (8.63%) Unix
3 49 (8.29%) Apple iOS
4 41 (6.94%) Android
4 41 (6.94%) Windows
5 8 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (65.82%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (35.03%) BDD
3 200 (33.84%) TDD
4 185 (31.30%) Scrum
5 147 (24.87%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (14.72%) Exploratory Testing
7 79 (13.37%) DevOps
8 72 (12.18%) Functional Testing
9 67 (11.34%) Open Source
9 67 (11.34%) Test Scripting
10 65 (11.00%) E-Commerce
11 64 (10.83%) Automated Testing
12 63 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
13 61 (10.32%) Test Strategy
14 58 (9.81%) Software Engineering
15 54 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
16 53 (8.97%) OO
17 52 (8.80%) Regression Testing
18 51 (8.63%) Automation Testing
19 49 (8.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 255 (43.15%) Java
2 129 (21.83%) SQL
3 122 (20.64%) JavaScript
4 79 (13.37%) Ruby
5 71 (12.01%) C#
6 58 (9.81%) Python
7 36 (6.09%) Scala
8 22 (3.72%) Apple Swift
8 22 (3.72%) C
9 19 (3.21%) Objective-C
10 18 (3.05%) C++
11 14 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 13 (2.20%) Perl
13 11 (1.86%) PHP
13 11 (1.86%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.69%) Clojure
15 8 (1.35%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.18%) Groovy
17 5 (0.85%) VBA
17 5 (0.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 58 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 51 (8.63%) ISEB
3 44 (7.45%) ISTQB
4 32 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.08%) DV Cleared
6 22 (3.72%) Degree
7 12 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.52%) PMP
9 4 (0.68%) PhD
9 4 (0.68%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (33.16%) QA
2 69 (11.68%) SDET
3 1 (0.17%) Basel III
3 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.17%) EMIR
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (3.89%) Docker
2 5 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (0.85%) HDFS
3 4 (0.68%) Varnish
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.17%) iptables
5 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (5.08%) Puppet
3 13 (2.20%) Ansible
4 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.68%) Terraform
4 4 (0.68%) yum
5 3 (0.51%) Graphite
5 3 (0.51%) HAProxy
5 3 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.51%) Nagios
6 2 (0.34%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 61 (10.32%) Oracle
2 34 (5.75%) Atlassian
3 33 (5.58%) HP
4 20 (3.38%) IBM
5 14 (2.37%) hybris
6 13 (2.20%) Microsoft
7 12 (2.03%) Informatica
8 11 (1.86%) Hortonworks
9 8 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.35%) SAP
10 7 (1.18%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.18%) Pega
10 7 (1.18%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.02%) Adobe
11 6 (1.02%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.85%) Sybase
12 5 (0.85%) Telerik
13 4 (0.68%) Caplin
13 4 (0.68%) Google
13 4 (0.68%) Green Hat
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Thornton Gregory Ltd.
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago