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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 182 196 260
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +64
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 282 270 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.15% 1.07% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.37% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 206 99
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 £39.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+387.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
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
19024 19638 18030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.75% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13887 13776 12360
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 240 294
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -29.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 -5 63 £400 -5.88% 45
Westminster - 1 £530 -
Southwark - 1 £313 -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

1 375 (66.37%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (43.89%) Java
3 241 (42.65%) TDD
4 226 (40.00%) BDD
5 215 (38.05%) Selenium
6 201 (35.58%) QA
7 191 (33.81%) Cucumber
8 176 (31.15%) SQL
9 174 (30.80%) Scrum
10 146 (25.84%) Ruby
10 146 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (22.30%) XML
12 111 (19.65%) Web Services
13 109 (19.29%) .NET
14 102 (18.05%) WebDriver
15 91 (16.11%) Finance
16 90 (15.93%) Automated Testing
17 84 (14.87%) C#
18 80 (14.16%) Open Source
19 70 (12.39%) Test Scripting
20 68 (12.04%) Oracle
21 64 (11.33%) HP
22 63 (11.15%) HTML
22 63 (11.15%) Test Strategy
23 60 (10.62%) HP Quality Center
23 60 (10.62%) JSON
24 58 (10.27%) Software Testing
25 57 (10.09%) JavaScript
26 56 (9.91%) Jenkins
27 55 (9.73%) Mobile App

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 13 (2.30%) Node.js
2 6 (1.06%) Confluence
2 6 (1.06%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.53%) Apache
5 2 (0.35%) JBoss
5 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.35%) uiautomator
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.18%) Drupal
6 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (0.53%) MS Project
2 3 (0.53%) MS Office
2 3 (0.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
3 1 (0.18%) RMDS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.53%) GitHub
3 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.96%) HTTP
2 10 (1.77%) Wireshark
3 5 (0.88%) Internet
3 5 (0.88%) LDAP
4 4 (0.71%) LAN
4 4 (0.71%) WAN
4 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.71%) DNS
4 4 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.71%) SSL
4 4 (0.71%) Firewall
5 3 (0.53%) Broadband
5 3 (0.53%) DVB
6 2 (0.35%) 3G
6 2 (0.35%) 2G
6 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 2 (0.35%) 4G
6 2 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.13%) NoSQL
2 25 (4.42%) MongoDB
2 25 (4.42%) MySQL
3 23 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.77%) DB2
6 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.59%) Big Data
8 8 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.88%) SQL Navigator
10 5 (0.88%) SQLite
11 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.53%) HBase
12 2 (0.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 215 (38.05%) Selenium
2 191 (33.81%) Cucumber
3 102 (18.05%) WebDriver
4 56 (9.91%) Jenkins
5 53 (9.38%) JIRA
5 53 (9.38%) JUnit
6 52 (9.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 52 (9.20%) WATIR
7 45 (7.96%) Git (software)
8 35 (6.19%) Calabash
9 32 (5.66%) FitNesse
10 31 (5.49%) Subversion
11 30 (5.31%) SoapUI
12 29 (5.13%) Capybara
13 28 (4.96%) SpecFlow
14 26 (4.60%) Hudson
14 26 (4.60%) RSpec
14 26 (4.60%) TeamCity
15 25 (4.42%) Visual Studio
16 24 (4.25%) JMeter
General
1 91 (16.11%) Finance
2 54 (9.56%) Banking
3 40 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.19%) Games
5 14 (2.48%) Back Office
6 10 (1.77%) Retail
7 8 (1.42%) Publishing
8 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.88%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.71%) Front Office
10 4 (0.71%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) International Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
12 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 148 (26.19%) Developer
2 109 (19.29%) Tester
3 93 (16.46%) Analyst
4 85 (15.04%) Test Analyst
5 81 (14.34%) Test Engineer
6 61 (10.80%) Automation Tester
7 38 (6.73%) Test Manager
8 33 (5.84%) Automation Engineer
9 27 (4.78%) Test Leader
9 27 (4.78%) Senior Developer
9 27 (4.78%) QA Engineer
10 26 (4.60%) Java Developer
11 22 (3.89%) QA Analyst
11 22 (3.89%) Ruby Developer
12 20 (3.54%) Software Engineer
13 19 (3.36%) QA Tester
14 17 (3.01%) Consultant
15 16 (2.83%) Senior Tester
15 16 (2.83%) Test Consultant
16 15 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (22.30%) XML
2 111 (19.65%) Web Services
3 109 (19.29%) .NET
4 63 (11.15%) HTML
5 60 (10.62%) JSON
6 45 (7.96%) RESTful
7 35 (6.19%) REST
7 35 (6.19%) CSS
8 34 (6.02%) SOAP
9 33 (5.84%) Spring
10 22 (3.89%) HTML5
11 21 (3.72%) jQuery
12 19 (3.36%) Gherkin
13 17 (3.01%) CSS3
14 15 (2.65%) JSP
15 14 (2.48%) Ruby on Rails
16 13 (2.30%) ASP.NET
17 11 (1.95%) XSLT
17 11 (1.95%) Sinatra
17 11 (1.95%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 80 (14.16%) Open Source
2 55 (9.73%) Mobile App
3 31 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.36%) Derivative
6 16 (2.83%) Data Structures
6 16 (2.83%) Video on Demand
7 13 (2.30%) Credit Derivative
8 12 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.95%) User Experience
10 10 (1.77%) Credit Risk
11 9 (1.59%) Data Integration
11 9 (1.59%) STB
12 8 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.42%) Over-the-Top Content
12 8 (1.42%) Digital Media
13 7 (1.24%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.06%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.06%) IPTV
15 5 (0.88%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.56%) Linux
2 43 (7.61%) Apple iOS
3 42 (7.43%) UNIX
4 34 (6.02%) Android
5 28 (4.96%) Windows
6 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) CentOS
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (66.37%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (42.65%) TDD
3 226 (40.00%) BDD
4 174 (30.80%) Scrum
5 146 (25.84%) Continuous Integration
6 90 (15.93%) Automated Testing
7 70 (12.39%) Test Scripting
8 63 (11.15%) Test Strategy
9 58 (10.27%) Software Testing
10 52 (9.20%) Regression Testing
11 49 (8.67%) Automation Testing
12 46 (8.14%) User Stories
12 46 (8.14%) Software Engineering
13 44 (7.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 43 (7.61%) OO
15 42 (7.43%) ETL
16 41 (7.26%) Pair Programming
17 40 (7.08%) Manual Testing
18 37 (6.55%) Kanban
19 30 (5.31%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 248 (43.89%) Java
2 176 (31.15%) SQL
3 146 (25.84%) Ruby
4 84 (14.87%) C#
5 57 (10.09%) JavaScript
6 48 (8.50%) Python
7 26 (4.60%) PHP
8 21 (3.72%) Shell Script
9 18 (3.19%) Scala
10 15 (2.65%) Objective-C
10 15 (2.65%) C++
11 11 (1.95%) Golang
12 10 (1.77%) Groovy
12 10 (1.77%) VB
13 9 (1.59%) C
13 9 (1.59%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.88%) Perl
16 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (9.20%) ISEB
2 44 (7.79%) Degree
3 43 (7.61%) ISTQB
4 26 (4.60%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (35.58%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) GAAP
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) NDS
2 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 60 (10.62%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.88%) Puppet
3 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.35%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 68 (12.04%) Oracle
2 64 (11.33%) HP
3 30 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.12%) Informatica
5 7 (1.24%) Sybase
6 6 (1.06%) Adobe
7 5 (0.88%) SAP
7 5 (0.88%) Siebel
7 5 (0.88%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.71%) Google
8 4 (0.71%) Cisco
8 4 (0.71%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.53%) Sun
9 3 (0.53%) Netezza
9 3 (0.53%) Teradata
9 3 (0.53%) Apple
10 2 (0.35%) Rackspace
10 2 (0.35%) Green Hat
10 2 (0.35%) Telerik
10 2 (0.35%) CheckPoint
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