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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 192 172 181
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 268 311 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.25% 1.37% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.64% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 243 221
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +40.35%
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
18130 18917 19369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.86% 83.57% 80.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13033 13514 14273
Median daily rate £476 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 231 254
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +13 63 £500 +25.00% 11
Croydon -29 3 £500 +50.94%
Westminster -4 2 £315 -24.18%
Hammersmith +7 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 388 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (44.40%) Selenium
3 233 (42.75%) Java
4 204 (37.43%) BDD
5 191 (35.05%) QA
6 186 (34.13%) TDD
7 183 (33.58%) Scrum
8 170 (31.19%) Cucumber
9 143 (26.24%) Continuous Integration
10 129 (23.67%) SQL
11 123 (22.57%) Jenkins
12 116 (21.28%) WebDriver
13 109 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 107 (19.63%) Git (software)
15 105 (19.27%) JIRA
16 101 (18.53%) Finance
17 86 (15.78%) HTML
18 72 (13.21%) Web Services
19 71 (13.03%) C#
19 71 (13.03%) Banking
20 70 (12.84%) Continuous Delivery
20 70 (12.84%) SDET
21 69 (12.66%) DevOps
22 66 (12.11%) Open Source
23 65 (11.93%) Automated Testing
24 64 (11.74%) Test Scripting
24 64 (11.74%) .NET
24 64 (11.74%) REST
25 63 (11.56%) Exploratory Testing
25 63 (11.56%) Ruby

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 36 (6.61%) Confluence
2 19 (3.49%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
4 11 (2.02%) Apache Solr
5 10 (1.83%) CMS
6 9 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (1.47%) Jetty
8 7 (1.28%) Apache
9 5 (0.92%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.92%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.55%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.55%) Drupal
11 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.37%) nginx
12 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.18%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.92%) MS Office
4 2 (0.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Magento
2 2 (0.37%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.95%) GitHub
4 18 (3.30%) TestFlight
5 9 (1.65%) IaaS
5 9 (1.65%) PaaS
5 9 (1.65%) SaaS
6 8 (1.47%) CloudBees
6 8 (1.47%) OpenShift
7 6 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.73%) Slack
10 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.37%) Google Play
10 2 (0.37%) Heroku
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.18%) Bluemix
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.47%) HTTP
1 8 (1.47%) Internet
2 4 (0.73%) DVB
3 3 (0.55%) FTP
3 3 (0.55%) SNMP
4 2 (0.37%) RTSP
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) Skype
5 1 (0.18%) SSL
5 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (6.24%) MySQL
2 32 (5.87%) MongoDB
3 28 (5.14%) Big Data
4 25 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (3.85%) CouchDB
6 19 (3.49%) SQL Server
7 18 (3.30%) Azure SQL Database
7 18 (3.30%) SQLite
8 14 (2.57%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (1.47%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.92%) HBase
13 5 (0.92%) Spark SQL
13 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.73%) DB2
14 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 242 (44.40%) Selenium
2 170 (31.19%) Cucumber
3 123 (22.57%) Jenkins
4 116 (21.28%) WebDriver
5 107 (19.63%) Git (software)
6 105 (19.27%) JIRA
7 56 (10.28%) Maven
8 54 (9.91%) JUnit
9 48 (8.81%) SoapUI
10 41 (7.52%) HP UFT
11 40 (7.34%) Appium
12 33 (6.06%) JMeter
13 31 (5.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (4.95%) SpecFlow
15 26 (4.77%) NUnit
15 26 (4.77%) TeamCity
16 24 (4.40%) JBehave
17 22 (4.04%) Subversion
18 20 (3.67%) Robot Framework
19 19 (3.49%) Ant
General
1 101 (18.53%) Finance
2 71 (13.03%) Banking
3 41 (7.52%) Retail
4 24 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 17 (3.12%) Front Office
6 14 (2.57%) Games
7 8 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.28%) Marketing
8 7 (1.28%) Publishing
9 6 (1.10%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.73%) Law
10 4 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Advertising
12 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 176 (32.29%) Developer
2 93 (17.06%) Tester
3 84 (15.41%) Test Engineer
4 73 (13.39%) Analyst
5 70 (12.84%) Developer in Test
6 62 (11.38%) Test Analyst
7 53 (9.72%) Automation Tester
8 48 (8.81%) QA Engineer
9 47 (8.62%) Senior Developer
9 47 (8.62%) Test Automation Engineer
10 40 (7.34%) Test Automation Developer
11 35 (6.42%) Java Developer
12 33 (6.06%) Test Manager
13 29 (5.32%) Software Developer
14 23 (4.22%) Test Leader
15 21 (3.85%) iOS Developer
15 21 (3.85%) Java Engineer
15 21 (3.85%) Senior iOS Developer
16 19 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
17 18 (3.30%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.78%) HTML
2 72 (13.21%) Web Services
3 64 (11.74%) .NET
3 64 (11.74%) REST
4 60 (11.01%) Gherkin
5 54 (9.91%) CSS
6 52 (9.54%) Node.js
7 51 (9.36%) SOAP
8 45 (8.26%) AngularJS
8 45 (8.26%) HTML5
9 44 (8.07%) JSON
10 36 (6.61%) RESTful
11 35 (6.42%) React
12 34 (6.24%) XML
13 32 (5.87%) CSS3
14 29 (5.32%) Spring
15 21 (3.85%) Cocoa
15 21 (3.85%) Cocoa Touch
16 16 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (2.75%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.99%) Mobile App
2 43 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.30%) User Experience
4 15 (2.75%) Equities
4 15 (2.75%) Fixed Income
5 14 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.65%) Derivative
7 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 8 (1.47%) Fintech
9 7 (1.28%) Blog
9 7 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.28%) EPoS
9 7 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.92%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.46%) Linux
2 56 (10.28%) Unix
3 48 (8.81%) Apple iOS
4 35 (6.42%) Android
5 28 (5.14%) Windows
6 11 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (71.19%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (37.43%) BDD
3 186 (34.13%) TDD
4 183 (33.58%) Scrum
5 143 (26.24%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (12.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 69 (12.66%) DevOps
8 66 (12.11%) Open Source
9 65 (11.93%) Automated Testing
10 64 (11.74%) Test Scripting
11 63 (11.56%) Exploratory Testing
12 62 (11.38%) Functional Testing
12 62 (11.38%) Software Engineering
13 57 (10.46%) Regression Testing
13 57 (10.46%) Test Strategy
14 53 (9.72%) E-Commerce
14 53 (9.72%) SDLC
15 46 (8.44%) Non-Functional Testing
16 45 (8.26%) Performance Testing
17 43 (7.89%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 233 (42.75%) Java
2 129 (23.67%) SQL
3 109 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 71 (13.03%) C#
5 63 (11.56%) Ruby
6 54 (9.91%) Python
7 30 (5.50%) Scala
8 26 (4.77%) Apple Swift
9 24 (4.40%) Objective-C
10 22 (4.04%) C
11 17 (3.12%) C++
12 15 (2.75%) Bash Shell
13 14 (2.57%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.39%) Perl
14 13 (2.39%) Shell Script
15 12 (2.20%) PHP
16 9 (1.65%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.47%) Clojure
18 7 (1.28%) Groovy
19 5 (0.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 41 (7.52%) ISTQB
3 38 (6.97%) ISEB
4 26 (4.77%) DV Cleared
5 20 (3.67%) Degree
6 17 (3.12%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.73%) PhD
8 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.18%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (35.05%) QA
2 70 (12.84%) SDET
3 3 (0.55%) WCAG
4 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (2.94%) Docker
2 5 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 5 (0.92%) HDFS
3 4 (0.73%) Varnish
4 3 (0.55%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.18%) iptables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (7.16%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (3.85%) Puppet
3 6 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.92%) Graphite
4 5 (0.92%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.73%) Terraform
6 3 (0.55%) Ansible
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.37%) Nagios
8 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (5.69%) HP
2 30 (5.50%) Atlassian
3 28 (5.14%) Oracle
4 16 (2.94%) hybris
4 16 (2.94%) IBM
5 15 (2.75%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.02%) SAP
6 11 (2.02%) Sybase
7 10 (1.83%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.65%) AppDynamics
9 7 (1.28%) Adobe
9 7 (1.28%) Informatica
10 6 (1.10%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.92%) Charles River
11 5 (0.92%) Google
11 5 (0.92%) Splunk
11 5 (0.92%) Telerik
12 4 (0.73%) CA Agile Central
12 4 (0.73%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.55%) Twitter
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