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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / London
Rank 186 208 180
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 247 239 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.14% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.36% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 174 218
Median daily rate £450 £425 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.84%

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
16163 17637 17170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.52% 84.21% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11680 12514 12406
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 214 192
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +8 45 £475 +13.02% 13
Croydon -12 7 £500 +68.06% 1
Osterley - 2 - -
Westminster -5 1 - -
Canary Wharf -7 1 £450 -14.28%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 385 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (43.04%) Selenium
3 228 (42.30%) Java
4 210 (38.96%) BDD
5 198 (36.73%) QA
6 190 (35.25%) TDD
7 176 (32.65%) Scrum
8 155 (28.76%) Cucumber
9 137 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
10 134 (24.86%) SQL
11 116 (21.52%) Jenkins
12 114 (21.15%) JIRA
13 113 (20.96%) JavaScript
14 107 (19.85%) Git (software)
15 104 (19.29%) WebDriver
16 100 (18.55%) Finance
17 79 (14.66%) C#
18 78 (14.47%) Linux
19 77 (14.29%) HTML
20 70 (12.99%) Banking
21 68 (12.62%) DevOps
22 66 (12.24%) Open Source
22 66 (12.24%) Test Scripting
23 65 (12.06%) .NET
24 64 (11.87%) Unix
25 61 (11.32%) Software Engineering
25 61 (11.32%) SDET
26 60 (11.13%) Functional Testing
27 59 (10.95%) JUnit
28 58 (10.76%) CSS

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 47 (8.72%) Confluence
2 22 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.04%) Apache Solr
4 9 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (1.48%) CMS
5 8 (1.48%) Jetty
6 7 (1.30%) Apache
7 6 (1.11%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.56%) Apache Qpid
9 3 (0.56%) Drupal
9 3 (0.56%) MS Project Server
9 3 (0.56%) nginx
9 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 20 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.11%) MS Office
3 6 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.56%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.37%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.01%) GitHub
3 24 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.04%) PaaS
5 10 (1.86%) IaaS
5 10 (1.86%) SaaS
5 10 (1.86%) TestFlight
6 9 (1.67%) CloudBees
6 9 (1.67%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.56%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.56%) Google Play
7 3 (0.56%) Heroku
8 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.48%) Internet
2 7 (1.30%) HTTP
3 4 (0.74%) DVB
4 3 (0.56%) FTP
4 3 (0.56%) SNMP
5 2 (0.37%) Firewall
5 2 (0.37%) RTSP
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.05%) Big Data
2 27 (5.01%) MySQL
3 26 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (4.82%) MongoDB
4 25 (4.64%) SQL Server
5 18 (3.34%) NoSQL
6 16 (2.97%) CouchDB
7 12 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.04%) SQLite
9 10 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.11%) HBase
13 5 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.93%) Spark SQL
14 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 232 (43.04%) Selenium
2 155 (28.76%) Cucumber
3 116 (21.52%) Jenkins
4 114 (21.15%) JIRA
5 107 (19.85%) Git (software)
6 104 (19.29%) WebDriver
7 59 (10.95%) JUnit
8 58 (10.76%) SoapUI
9 55 (10.20%) Maven
10 41 (7.61%) HP UFT
11 34 (6.31%) NUnit
12 29 (5.38%) Appium
12 29 (5.38%) JMeter
13 28 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (5.01%) SpecFlow
15 24 (4.45%) TeamCity
16 23 (4.27%) Robot Framework
17 19 (3.53%) Subversion
18 17 (3.15%) JBehave
19 15 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 100 (18.55%) Finance
2 70 (12.99%) Banking
3 33 (6.12%) Retail
4 24 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.97%) Front Office
6 14 (2.60%) Games
7 11 (2.04%) Marketing
7 11 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.93%) Back Office
9 5 (0.93%) Publishing
10 4 (0.74%) Advertising
10 4 (0.74%) Electronics
10 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
12 2 (0.37%) Law
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (33.40%) Developer
2 106 (19.67%) Tester
3 73 (13.54%) Test Engineer
4 68 (12.62%) Developer in Test
5 66 (12.24%) Analyst
5 66 (12.24%) Automation Tester
6 55 (10.20%) QA Engineer
6 55 (10.20%) Test Analyst
7 47 (8.72%) Test Automation Developer
8 46 (8.53%) Java Developer
9 45 (8.35%) Senior Developer
10 39 (7.24%) Test Automation Engineer
11 26 (4.82%) Test Manager
12 25 (4.64%) Software Developer
13 23 (4.27%) Test Leader
14 19 (3.53%) Java Engineer
14 19 (3.53%) QA Test Engineer
15 18 (3.34%) Senior Java Developer
16 17 (3.15%) C# Developer
16 17 (3.15%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (14.29%) HTML
2 65 (12.06%) .NET
3 58 (10.76%) CSS
3 58 (10.76%) SOAP
4 57 (10.58%) REST
5 54 (10.02%) Node.js
5 54 (10.02%) Web Services
6 53 (9.83%) Gherkin
7 47 (8.72%) RESTful
8 43 (7.98%) AngularJS
9 42 (7.79%) JSON
10 41 (7.61%) XML
11 39 (7.24%) Spring
12 37 (6.86%) React
13 33 (6.12%) HTML5
14 30 (5.57%) CSS3
15 20 (3.71%) jQuery
16 16 (2.97%) React Native
17 15 (2.78%) JMS
17 15 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 37 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.34%) Equities
4 16 (2.97%) User Experience
5 15 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (2.41%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.67%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.48%) Fintech
10 7 (1.30%) Blog
10 7 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.30%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.11%) Derivative
11 6 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.11%) EPoS
11 6 (1.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 6 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
12 5 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (14.47%) Linux
2 64 (11.87%) Unix
3 33 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 31 (5.75%) Windows
5 21 (3.90%) Android
6 13 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (38.96%) BDD
3 190 (35.25%) TDD
4 176 (32.65%) Scrum
5 137 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (12.62%) DevOps
7 66 (12.24%) Open Source
7 66 (12.24%) Test Scripting
8 61 (11.32%) Software Engineering
9 60 (11.13%) Functional Testing
10 58 (10.76%) Automated Testing
11 57 (10.58%) Regression Testing
12 56 (10.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (10.20%) Test Strategy
14 52 (9.65%) SDLC
15 49 (9.09%) E-Commerce
16 46 (8.53%) Exploratory Testing
16 46 (8.53%) Kanban
17 43 (7.98%) Automation Testing
17 43 (7.98%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 228 (42.30%) Java
2 134 (24.86%) SQL
3 113 (20.96%) JavaScript
4 79 (14.66%) C#
5 58 (10.76%) Python
6 53 (9.83%) Ruby
7 28 (5.19%) Scala
8 27 (5.01%) Shell Script
9 22 (4.08%) C
9 22 (4.08%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.71%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.78%) Apple Swift
11 15 (2.78%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.41%) Perl
13 11 (2.04%) C++
13 11 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.86%) PHP
15 6 (1.11%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.93%) Clojure
17 4 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 37 (6.86%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.49%) ISTQB
3 33 (6.12%) ISEB
4 25 (4.64%) Degree
5 19 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.74%) PhD
8 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (36.73%) QA
2 61 (11.32%) SDET
3 3 (0.56%) MiFID
3 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.56%) WCAG
4 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 24 (4.45%) Docker
2 5 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (0.93%) HDFS
3 3 (0.56%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.19%) iptables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (5.57%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (4.45%) Puppet
3 7 (1.30%) Rancher
4 6 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.93%) Ansible
5 5 (0.93%) Graphite
5 5 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.19%) Nagios
6 1 (0.19%) Oozie
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (5.75%) Atlassian
2 29 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.01%) HP
4 23 (4.27%) Oracle
5 14 (2.60%) hybris
6 13 (2.41%) Red Hat
6 13 (2.41%) Sybase
7 10 (1.86%) SAP
8 9 (1.67%) IBM
9 8 (1.48%) Xamarin
10 7 (1.30%) Apple
10 7 (1.30%) Google
11 6 (1.11%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.11%) Telerik
12 5 (0.93%) Charles River
13 4 (0.74%) CA Agile Central
13 4 (0.74%) Informatica
13 4 (0.74%) SaltStack
13 4 (0.74%) WorldPay
14 3 (0.56%) Tradeweb
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