The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 177 197 259
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +62
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 287 246 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.01% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.33% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 182 101
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£425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18062 18544 19522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.87% 76.39% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12621 12882 12946
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 256 380
Average hourly rate £20.18 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
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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 July 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 29 July 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 +15 60 £450 +5.88% 23
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Dagenham - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Test Automation
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Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 317 (48.92%) Java
2 312 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (47.84%) TDD
4 297 (45.83%) Selenium
5 287 (44.29%) BDD
6 276 (42.59%) Cucumber
7 234 (36.11%) QA
8 223 (34.41%) Scrum
9 203 (31.33%) Ruby
10 195 (30.09%) SQL
11 191 (29.48%) Continuous Integration
12 161 (24.85%) Web Services
13 145 (22.38%) WebDriver
14 136 (20.99%) XML
15 128 (19.75%) C#
16 99 (15.28%) Finance
17 97 (14.97%) .NET
18 91 (14.04%) Jenkins
19 89 (13.73%) Open Source
20 82 (12.65%) Test Scripting
21 80 (12.35%) Test Strategy
22 77 (11.88%) Automated Testing
22 77 (11.88%) JUnit
23 75 (11.57%) Software Testing
23 75 (11.57%) JSON
24 73 (11.27%) WATIR
24 73 (11.27%) Mobile App
25 67 (10.34%) Automation Testing
25 67 (10.34%) Banking
26 66 (10.19%) SOAP

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (4.17%) Node.js
2 9 (1.39%) Confluence
3 7 (1.08%) Apache
3 7 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.46%) Jetty
5 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.15%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.46%) MS Project
2 3 (0.46%) MS Office
2 3 (0.46%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) RMDS
4 1 (0.15%) Endur
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (1.23%) SaaS
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.62%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Heroku
4 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.87%) HTTP
2 13 (2.01%) SSL
3 12 (1.85%) Internet
3 12 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.39%) DNS
4 9 (1.39%) HTTPS
5 8 (1.23%) LDAP
6 7 (1.08%) LAN
6 7 (1.08%) WAN
6 7 (1.08%) 3G
6 7 (1.08%) Firewall
6 7 (1.08%) 2G
6 7 (1.08%) 4G
7 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.46%) Network Security
8 3 (0.46%) Multicast
8 3 (0.46%) DVB
9 2 (0.31%) SNMP
10 1 (0.15%) VPN
10 1 (0.15%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.64%) Relational Database
2 27 (4.17%) NoSQL
3 24 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.40%) MongoDB
4 22 (3.40%) SQL Server
5 17 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.31%) MySQL
7 11 (1.70%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.70%) Big Data
8 7 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.62%) DB2
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Navigator
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.31%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 297 (45.83%) Selenium
2 276 (42.59%) Cucumber
3 145 (22.38%) WebDriver
4 91 (14.04%) Jenkins
5 77 (11.88%) JUnit
6 73 (11.27%) WATIR
7 61 (9.41%) Git (software)
8 57 (8.80%) QuickTest Pro
8 57 (8.80%) Calabash
9 55 (8.49%) JIRA
10 52 (8.02%) JBehave
11 49 (7.56%) FitNesse
12 44 (6.79%) SoapUI
13 41 (6.33%) Hudson
13 41 (6.33%) Maven
14 40 (6.17%) TeamCity
15 37 (5.71%) Capybara
16 33 (5.09%) RSpec
17 31 (4.78%) Robotium
17 31 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 99 (15.28%) Finance
2 67 (10.34%) Banking
3 36 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.31%) Marketing
5 14 (2.16%) Games
6 13 (2.01%) Publishing
6 13 (2.01%) Back Office
7 12 (1.85%) General Ledger
7 12 (1.85%) Retail
8 11 (1.70%) Advertising
9 7 (1.08%) Legal
10 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) Local Government
12 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) Front Office
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
13 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 153 (23.61%) Developer
2 142 (21.91%) Tester
3 114 (17.59%) Analyst
4 90 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 80 (12.35%) Automation Tester
6 63 (9.72%) Test Engineer
7 42 (6.48%) Test Leader
8 40 (6.17%) Test Manager
9 39 (6.02%) QA Engineer
10 32 (4.94%) QA Analyst
10 32 (4.94%) Automation Engineer
11 31 (4.78%) Java Developer
12 23 (3.55%) Consultant
13 22 (3.40%) Agile Coach
14 20 (3.09%) Ruby Developer
15 19 (2.93%) Senior Developer
15 19 (2.93%) Test Consultant
15 19 (2.93%) QA Tester
16 17 (2.62%) Software Engineer
17 16 (2.47%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (24.85%) Web Services
2 136 (20.99%) XML
3 97 (14.97%) .NET
4 75 (11.57%) JSON
5 66 (10.19%) SOAP
6 65 (10.03%) HTML
7 54 (8.33%) RESTful
8 42 (6.48%) Spring
9 40 (6.17%) REST
10 28 (4.32%) CSS
10 28 (4.32%) XSLT
11 26 (4.01%) Sass
12 21 (3.24%) HTML5
13 20 (3.09%) Gherkin
13 20 (3.09%) Mustache
14 19 (2.93%) CSS3
15 15 (2.31%) Spring MVC
16 14 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
17 13 (2.01%) Grails
18 12 (1.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.73%) Open Source
2 73 (11.27%) Mobile App
3 31 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 16 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.31%) Video on Demand
5 15 (2.31%) Digital Media
5 15 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 12 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.85%) IPTV
7 10 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
8 9 (1.39%) Credit Risk
8 9 (1.39%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.23%) Handset
10 7 (1.08%) Derivative
11 6 (0.93%) STB
11 6 (0.93%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.77%) iPad
12 5 (0.77%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 64 (9.88%) Linux
2 55 (8.49%) Apple iOS
3 46 (7.10%) UNIX
4 45 (6.94%) Android
5 34 (5.25%) Windows
6 4 (0.62%) VMS
6 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.46%) Debian
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (47.84%) TDD
3 287 (44.29%) BDD
4 223 (34.41%) Scrum
5 191 (29.48%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (12.65%) Test Scripting
7 80 (12.35%) Test Strategy
8 77 (11.88%) Automated Testing
9 75 (11.57%) Software Testing
10 67 (10.34%) Automation Testing
11 59 (9.10%) Software Engineering
12 56 (8.64%) Pair Programming
12 56 (8.64%) User Stories
13 51 (7.87%) Kanban
14 49 (7.56%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (7.56%) E-Commerce
15 45 (6.94%) Integration Testing
16 43 (6.64%) Test Management
17 41 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 34 (5.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 317 (48.92%) Java
2 203 (31.33%) Ruby
3 195 (30.09%) SQL
4 128 (19.75%) C#
5 61 (9.41%) JavaScript
6 56 (8.64%) Python
7 41 (6.33%) Shell Script
8 26 (4.01%) Groovy
9 18 (2.78%) PHP
10 16 (2.47%) Scala
11 15 (2.31%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.31%) Objective-C
12 9 (1.39%) VB
13 8 (1.23%) Perl
13 8 (1.23%) Golang
14 6 (0.93%) C++
15 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.77%) VBScript
15 5 (0.77%) XPath
16 4 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 54 (8.33%) ISEB
2 50 (7.72%) ISTQB
2 50 (7.72%) Degree
3 24 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 17 (2.62%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (36.11%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) EMIR
3 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.15%) JTAG
3 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.08%) NDS
1 7 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 66 (10.19%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.39%) Puppet
3 5 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.46%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.46%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.46%) Nagios
5 1 (0.15%) AppManager
5 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 65 (10.03%) Oracle
2 55 (8.49%) HP
3 33 (5.09%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.40%) Informatica
5 10 (1.54%) Sybase
6 9 (1.39%) Apple
7 8 (1.23%) Sun
8 7 (1.08%) Siebel
8 7 (1.08%) Cisco
9 6 (0.93%) JD Edwards
10 5 (0.77%) SAP
10 5 (0.77%) Facebook
11 4 (0.62%) Netezza
11 4 (0.62%) Remedy
11 4 (0.62%) Adobe
11 4 (0.62%) Green Hat
12 3 (0.46%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.46%) Teradata
13 2 (0.31%) Google
13 2 (0.31%) BT
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