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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 189 197 193
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 295 295 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.24% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.51% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 208 194
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £369 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.47% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £30.72 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+19.62% -22.22%
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
19792 19510 19407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.69% 82.15% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14234 13880 13516
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 £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 223 232
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +20 64 £475 - 23
Croydon - 7 £435 -
Docklands, London +9 2 £430 -42.66%
Canary Wharf 0 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 362 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (41.90%) Selenium
3 242 (41.72%) Java
4 205 (35.34%) BDD
5 191 (32.93%) TDD
6 184 (31.72%) QA
7 166 (28.62%) Cucumber
8 164 (28.28%) Scrum
9 144 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
10 129 (22.24%) Finance
11 122 (21.03%) Web Services
12 119 (20.52%) WebDriver
13 117 (20.17%) SQL
14 116 (20.00%) JavaScript
15 115 (19.83%) Banking
16 114 (19.66%) Git (software)
17 109 (18.79%) Jenkins
18 107 (18.45%) JIRA
19 95 (16.38%) HTML
20 94 (16.21%) Ruby
21 88 (15.17%) SOAP
22 85 (14.66%) Exploratory Testing
23 84 (14.48%) JSON
24 82 (14.14%) REST
25 81 (13.97%) Functional Testing
26 77 (13.28%) DevOps
27 75 (12.93%) JUnit
28 72 (12.41%) HTML5
28 72 (12.41%) Node.js
29 67 (11.55%) Oracle

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 39 (6.72%) Tomcat
2 34 (5.86%) Jetty
3 30 (5.17%) nginx
4 19 (3.28%) Confluence
5 11 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.69%) Apache
9 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.52%) CMS
10 3 (0.52%) Drupal
10 3 (0.52%) JBoss
10 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.34%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.34%) WildFly
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 14 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.38%) MS Office
3 7 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.52%) Mingle
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.28%) GitHub
4 12 (2.07%) TestFlight
5 7 (1.21%) CloudBees
5 7 (1.21%) IaaS
5 7 (1.21%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.21%) PaaS
6 6 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (1.03%) SaaS
7 5 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.69%) Slack
9 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
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%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.45%) HTTP
2 7 (1.21%) DVB
3 5 (0.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.52%) SSL
5 2 (0.34%) Firewall
5 2 (0.34%) FTP
5 2 (0.34%) NAS
5 2 (0.34%) SAN
5 2 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) RTSP
6 1 (0.17%) Skype
6 1 (0.17%) SNMP
6 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.17%) VoIP
6 1 (0.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.14%) MySQL
2 41 (7.07%) NoSQL
3 29 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 28 (4.83%) Apache Hive
4 28 (4.83%) Impala
4 28 (4.83%) Neo4j
5 22 (3.79%) Big Data
6 20 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 18 (3.10%) SQL Server
8 15 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (2.07%) CouchDB
9 12 (2.07%) SQLite
10 9 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 7 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (1.03%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 243 (41.90%) Selenium
2 166 (28.62%) Cucumber
3 119 (20.52%) WebDriver
4 114 (19.66%) Git (software)
5 109 (18.79%) Jenkins
6 107 (18.45%) JIRA
7 75 (12.93%) JUnit
8 60 (10.34%) Maven
9 50 (8.62%) SoapUI
9 50 (8.62%) TeamCity
10 46 (7.93%) Appium
11 39 (6.72%) JMeter
12 38 (6.55%) Subversion
13 35 (6.03%) HP UFT
14 34 (5.86%) Capybara
15 32 (5.52%) Ant
16 30 (5.17%) SpecFlow
17 24 (4.14%) Calabash
17 24 (4.14%) Jasmine
17 24 (4.14%) NUnit
General
1 129 (22.24%) Finance
2 115 (19.83%) Banking
3 36 (6.21%) Retail
4 27 (4.66%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.90%) Games
6 10 (1.72%) Front Office
6 10 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.21%) Legal
7 7 (1.21%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Publishing
9 4 (0.69%) Law
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.52%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 173 (29.83%) Developer
2 82 (14.14%) Analyst
3 81 (13.97%) Tester
4 79 (13.62%) Test Engineer
5 71 (12.24%) Java Developer
6 70 (12.07%) Test Analyst
7 54 (9.31%) Developer in Test
8 52 (8.97%) Automation Tester
9 48 (8.28%) Test Manager
10 46 (7.93%) Test Automation Engineer
11 37 (6.38%) QA Engineer
12 36 (6.21%) Senior Developer
13 31 (5.34%) Automation Test Analyst
14 30 (5.17%) Test Automation Developer
15 27 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
16 25 (4.31%) Ruby Developer
17 21 (3.62%) QA Analyst
18 19 (3.28%) QA Tester
18 19 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
19 18 (3.10%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (21.03%) Web Services
2 95 (16.38%) HTML
3 88 (15.17%) SOAP
4 84 (14.48%) JSON
5 82 (14.14%) REST
6 72 (12.41%) HTML5
6 72 (12.41%) Node.js
7 67 (11.55%) XML
8 66 (11.38%) CSS
9 61 (10.52%) Gherkin
10 57 (9.83%) AngularJS
11 55 (9.48%) .NET
12 54 (9.31%) Spring
13 51 (8.79%) CSS3
14 32 (5.52%) JDBC
15 29 (5.00%) GWT
15 29 (5.00%) Struts
15 29 (5.00%) Struts2
16 26 (4.48%) RESTful
17 25 (4.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (6.21%) User Experience
3 32 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 13 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.90%) Biometrics
7 9 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.21%) Fintech
8 7 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (1.21%) IPTV
8 7 (1.21%) STB
9 6 (1.03%) Equities
9 6 (1.03%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.86%) Market Risk
10 5 (0.86%) Swaptions
10 5 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.62%) Linux
2 49 (8.45%) Unix
3 48 (8.28%) Apple iOS
4 40 (6.90%) Android
5 38 (6.55%) Windows
6 5 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.34%) CentOS
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (35.34%) BDD
3 191 (32.93%) TDD
4 164 (28.28%) Scrum
5 144 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
6 85 (14.66%) Exploratory Testing
7 81 (13.97%) Functional Testing
8 77 (13.28%) DevOps
9 67 (11.55%) Test Scripting
10 65 (11.21%) Test Strategy
11 63 (10.86%) Open Source
12 62 (10.69%) Automated Testing
12 62 (10.69%) OO
13 58 (10.00%) E-Commerce
14 57 (9.83%) SDLC
15 56 (9.66%) OOP
15 56 (9.66%) Regression Testing
15 56 (9.66%) Software Engineering
16 55 (9.48%) Automation Testing
17 53 (9.14%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 242 (41.72%) Java
2 117 (20.17%) SQL
3 116 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 94 (16.21%) Ruby
5 63 (10.86%) C#
6 61 (10.52%) Python
7 33 (5.69%) Scala
8 21 (3.62%) Apple Swift
9 20 (3.45%) C
10 18 (3.10%) C++
10 18 (3.10%) Objective-C
11 16 (2.76%) Perl
12 10 (1.72%) Clojure
12 10 (1.72%) PowerShell
12 10 (1.72%) VBA
13 9 (1.55%) Groovy
14 8 (1.38%) PHP
14 8 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 5 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 50 (8.62%) ISEB
3 41 (7.07%) ISTQB
4 36 (6.21%) SC Cleared
5 29 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 25 (4.31%) Degree
7 12 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.55%) PMP
9 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.34%) PhD
11 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (31.72%) QA
2 63 (10.86%) 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%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (2.93%) Docker
2 4 (0.69%) Varnish
3 2 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.17%) HDFS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 38 (6.55%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (4.83%) Puppet
3 12 (2.07%) Ansible
4 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.69%) Terraform
4 4 (0.69%) yum
5 3 (0.52%) Graphite
5 3 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.52%) Nagios
5 3 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.34%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 67 (11.55%) Oracle
2 37 (6.38%) HP
3 26 (4.48%) Atlassian
4 20 (3.45%) IBM
5 12 (2.07%) Informatica
5 12 (2.07%) Microsoft
6 11 (1.90%) Hortonworks
7 9 (1.55%) hybris
8 7 (1.21%) AppDynamics
8 7 (1.21%) TIBCO
8 7 (1.21%) Twitter
9 6 (1.03%) Adobe
9 6 (1.03%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.86%) Pega
10 5 (0.86%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.69%) Caplin
11 4 (0.69%) Google
11 4 (0.69%) Green Hat
11 4 (0.69%) Splunk
11 4 (0.69%) Telerik
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
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