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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 139 269 291
Rank change year-on-year
+130 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 369 122 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.53% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.74% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 83 80
Average daily rate £425 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £105.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+162.50% -5.88%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Automation
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +51 113 £425 +6.25% 44
Canary Wharf - 1 £475 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 339 (48.92%) Selenium
2 331 (47.76%) Java
3 284 (40.98%) TDD
4 275 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
5 251 (36.22%) Cucumber
6 237 (34.20%) BDD
7 220 (31.75%) QA
8 208 (30.01%) Scrum
9 198 (28.57%) Ruby
10 183 (26.41%) Continuous Integration
11 182 (26.26%) SQL
12 174 (25.11%) C#
13 170 (24.53%) WebDriver
14 155 (22.37%) Web Services
15 127 (18.33%) XML
16 116 (16.74%) Finance
17 106 (15.30%) Banking
18 102 (14.72%) Test Strategy
19 100 (14.43%) Jenkins
20 99 (14.29%) SOAP
21 92 (13.28%) .NET
22 87 (12.55%) JUnit
23 85 (12.27%) Automated Testing
24 84 (12.12%) Mobile App
25 81 (11.69%) Automation Testing
26 80 (11.54%) Software Testing
27 79 (11.40%) Git (software)
28 78 (11.26%) JBehave
28 78 (11.26%) Test Scripting
29 76 (10.97%) Linux

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (2.31%) Node.js
2 12 (1.73%) Confluence
3 8 (1.15%) Apache
4 7 (1.01%) CMS
5 6 (0.87%) Drupal
5 6 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.43%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.43%) IIS
6 3 (0.43%) Jetty
7 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) Mingle
4 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) RMDS
2 2 (0.29%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (1.44%) SaaS
3 3 (0.43%) GitHub
4 2 (0.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 65 (9.38%) HTTP
2 15 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.16%) SSL
3 13 (1.88%) Internet
4 11 (1.59%) HTTPS
5 10 (1.44%) DNS
6 7 (1.01%) Firewall
6 7 (1.01%) WAN
6 7 (1.01%) LAN
7 6 (0.87%) 4G
7 6 (0.87%) LDAP
7 6 (0.87%) 3G
8 5 (0.72%) 2G
9 3 (0.43%) Network Security
9 3 (0.43%) LTE
10 2 (0.29%) SNMP
10 2 (0.29%) DHCP
10 2 (0.29%) UMTS
10 2 (0.29%) ATM
10 2 (0.29%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 25 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.46%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.88%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.59%) Big Data
8 10 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.72%) MySQL
9 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.43%) RavenDB
11 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.29%) DB2
13 1 (0.14%) DbVisualizer
13 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 339 (48.92%) Selenium
2 251 (36.22%) Cucumber
3 170 (24.53%) WebDriver
4 100 (14.43%) Jenkins
5 87 (12.55%) JUnit
6 79 (11.40%) Git (software)
7 78 (11.26%) JBehave
8 70 (10.10%) Calabash
9 66 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
10 65 (9.38%) JIRA
11 64 (9.24%) FitNesse
11 64 (9.24%) WATIR
11 64 (9.24%) Maven
12 62 (8.95%) SoapUI
13 50 (7.22%) Visual Studio
14 45 (6.49%) CruiseControl
14 45 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 45 (6.49%) Hudson
15 41 (5.92%) Subversion
16 38 (5.48%) Ant
General
1 116 (16.74%) Finance
2 106 (15.30%) Banking
3 44 (6.35%) Investment Banking
4 18 (2.60%) Games
5 14 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.02%) Advertising
5 14 (2.02%) Publishing
6 13 (1.88%) Front Office
6 13 (1.88%) Marketing
7 9 (1.30%) Retail
8 7 (1.01%) Legal
8 7 (1.01%) General Ledger
9 5 (0.72%) Law
9 5 (0.72%) Back Office
10 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.43%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 154 (22.22%) Tester
2 137 (19.77%) Developer
3 131 (18.90%) Analyst
4 98 (14.14%) Test Analyst
5 66 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 62 (8.95%) Automation Tester
7 52 (7.50%) Test Manager
8 45 (6.49%) Test Leader
9 40 (5.77%) QA Engineer
10 35 (5.05%) QA Analyst
11 28 (4.04%) Software Engineer
11 28 (4.04%) Java Developer
12 27 (3.90%) Senior Tester
13 26 (3.75%) QA Tester
14 22 (3.17%) Agile Coach
15 20 (2.89%) Automation Engineer
16 17 (2.45%) Senior Developer
16 17 (2.45%) Automation Analyst
17 16 (2.31%) Consultant
18 15 (2.16%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (22.37%) Web Services
2 127 (18.33%) XML
3 99 (14.29%) SOAP
4 92 (13.28%) .NET
5 70 (10.10%) HTML
6 66 (9.52%) RESTful
7 58 (8.37%) JSON
8 42 (6.06%) REST
9 41 (5.92%) Spring
10 28 (4.04%) CSS
11 27 (3.90%) Grails
12 24 (3.46%) Spring MVC
13 21 (3.03%) XSLT
13 21 (3.03%) Gherkin
14 19 (2.74%) HTML5
14 19 (2.74%) WCF
15 17 (2.45%) CSS3
15 17 (2.45%) WPF
16 16 (2.31%) Sass
17 13 (1.88%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 65 (9.38%) Open Source
3 29 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
4 23 (3.32%) Mobile Banking
5 22 (3.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (2.60%) Computer Science
7 17 (2.45%) Digital Media
8 13 (1.88%) Credit Risk
8 13 (1.88%) Derivative
9 12 (1.73%) Equities
10 11 (1.59%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.59%) Video on Demand
10 11 (1.59%) IPTV
11 9 (1.30%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.30%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (1.01%) iPad
14 6 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
14 6 (0.87%) iPhone
15 5 (0.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.97%) Linux
2 59 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 56 (8.08%) Android
4 44 (6.35%) Windows
5 41 (5.92%) UNIX
6 5 (0.72%) VMS
7 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (40.98%) TDD
2 275 (39.68%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (34.20%) BDD
4 208 (30.01%) Scrum
5 183 (26.41%) Continuous Integration
6 102 (14.72%) Test Strategy
7 85 (12.27%) Automated Testing
8 81 (11.69%) Automation Testing
9 80 (11.54%) Software Testing
10 78 (11.26%) Test Scripting
11 63 (9.09%) Test Management
12 58 (8.37%) E-Commerce
13 55 (7.94%) Kanban
14 54 (7.79%) Software Engineering
15 50 (7.22%) Integration Testing
16 49 (7.07%) Pair Programming
17 45 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
18 43 (6.20%) Performance Testing
19 41 (5.92%) User Stories
20 39 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 331 (47.76%) Java
2 198 (28.57%) Ruby
3 182 (26.26%) SQL
4 174 (25.11%) C#
5 59 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 47 (6.78%) Python
7 38 (5.48%) Groovy
8 31 (4.47%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.03%) XQuery
9 21 (3.03%) XPath
10 20 (2.89%) VBScript
11 17 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.16%) Perl
12 15 (2.16%) C++
12 15 (2.16%) Scala
13 10 (1.44%) PHP
14 9 (1.30%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.15%) VB
16 7 (1.01%) C
17 4 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (9.09%) ISEB
2 48 (6.93%) Degree
3 40 (5.77%) ISTQB
4 12 (1.73%) ISEB Practitioner
5 10 (1.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (1.01%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.29%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (31.75%) QA
2 3 (0.43%) Basel III
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9002
3 2 (0.29%) EMIR
3 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.14%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.58%) NDS
3 2 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 72 (10.39%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.44%) Puppet
3 5 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.43%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.43%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 74 (10.68%) Oracle
2 52 (7.50%) HP
3 42 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.44%) Informatica
5 9 (1.30%) Sybase
6 8 (1.15%) SAP
6 8 (1.15%) IBM
7 7 (1.01%) Apple
8 6 (0.87%) Green Hat
9 5 (0.72%) Sun
9 5 (0.72%) Citrix
10 4 (0.58%) Nokia
10 4 (0.58%) Symbian
11 3 (0.43%) VMware
11 3 (0.43%) Cisco
12 2 (0.29%) Netezza
12 2 (0.29%) JBoss
12 2 (0.29%) Calypso
12 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.29%) Lotus
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