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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 198 136 255
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +119
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 233 369 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.05% 1.58% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.01% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 280 84
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £313 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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
17498 18318 16377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.67% 78.56% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12311 12810 11542
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 246 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -17.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.65 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 61 £475 +11.76% 30
Hammersmith - 5 £470 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 356 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (47.96%) Java
3 217 (40.33%) Selenium
4 215 (39.96%) QA
5 204 (37.92%) SQL
6 200 (37.17%) TDD
7 175 (32.53%) Scrum
8 171 (31.78%) BDD
9 157 (29.18%) Cucumber
10 132 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
11 131 (24.35%) Ruby
12 110 (20.45%) Finance
13 106 (19.70%) .NET
14 103 (19.14%) XML
15 101 (18.77%) C#
16 86 (15.99%) WebDriver
17 69 (12.83%) Test Scripting
18 68 (12.64%) Web Services
18 68 (12.64%) ISEB
19 67 (12.45%) Automated Testing
20 65 (12.08%) Banking
21 63 (11.71%) Oracle
22 60 (11.15%) QuickTest Pro
23 58 (10.78%) HTML
24 57 (10.59%) JIRA
25 55 (10.22%) Linux
25 55 (10.22%) Regression Testing
26 53 (9.85%) Investment Banking
26 53 (9.85%) Test Strategy
27 52 (9.67%) JavaScript

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 14 (2.60%) Node.js
2 13 (2.42%) Confluence
3 10 (1.86%) CMS
4 9 (1.67%) IIS
5 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.12%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.56%) JBoss
9 2 (0.37%) Apache
9 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.19%) SAP EP
Applications
1 13 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 9 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.74%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.74%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.12%) GitHub
3 4 (0.74%) Force.com
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.60%) Internet
2 11 (2.04%) HTTP
3 5 (0.93%) LDAP
3 5 (0.93%) ATM
3 5 (0.93%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.74%) Broadband
5 3 (0.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.19%) AMQP
7 1 (0.19%) GSM
7 1 (0.19%) PSTN
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.23%) Big Data
3 12 (2.23%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.23%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.49%) MySQL
7 7 (1.30%) Impala
7 7 (1.30%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.93%) TKPROF
9 5 (0.93%) HBase
9 5 (0.93%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.93%) Jackrabbit
9 5 (0.93%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 217 (40.33%) Selenium
2 157 (29.18%) Cucumber
3 86 (15.99%) WebDriver
4 60 (11.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 57 (10.59%) JIRA
6 41 (7.62%) JMeter
7 36 (6.69%) Git (software)
7 36 (6.69%) Calabash
8 34 (6.32%) WATIR
8 34 (6.32%) SpecFlow
9 31 (5.76%) JUnit
10 30 (5.58%) Subversion
11 29 (5.39%) Jenkins
12 27 (5.02%) Sahi
13 25 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (4.09%) LoadRunner
14 22 (4.09%) Visual Studio
15 18 (3.35%) Maven
15 18 (3.35%) Hudson
16 17 (3.16%) Grunt
General
1 110 (20.45%) Finance
2 65 (12.08%) Banking
3 53 (9.85%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.09%) Games
5 14 (2.60%) Retail
6 12 (2.23%) Back Office
7 11 (2.04%) Front Office
8 9 (1.67%) Marketing
8 9 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.12%) Advertising
9 6 (1.12%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Norwegian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 144 (26.77%) Developer
2 94 (17.47%) Tester
3 86 (15.99%) Analyst
4 75 (13.94%) Test Analyst
5 61 (11.34%) Test Engineer
6 34 (6.32%) Automation Tester
7 30 (5.58%) QA Engineer
7 30 (5.58%) Test Leader
7 30 (5.58%) AWS Developer
8 28 (5.20%) Test Manager
9 25 (4.65%) QA Analyst
10 23 (4.28%) Automation Engineer
11 22 (4.09%) Consultant
12 21 (3.90%) Test Consultant
13 20 (3.72%) Java Developer
14 19 (3.53%) Senior Developer
15 18 (3.35%) QA Test Analyst
16 17 (3.16%) Test Automation Engineer
16 17 (3.16%) Automation Analyst
17 16 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (19.70%) .NET
2 103 (19.14%) XML
3 68 (12.64%) Web Services
4 58 (10.78%) HTML
5 41 (7.62%) RESTful
6 35 (6.51%) JSON
7 31 (5.76%) CSS
8 30 (5.58%) Gherkin
8 30 (5.58%) REST
9 25 (4.65%) jQuery
10 24 (4.46%) HTML5
11 22 (4.09%) SOAP
12 17 (3.16%) CSS3
13 16 (2.97%) J2EE
14 15 (2.79%) Backbone.js
15 14 (2.60%) Middleware
15 14 (2.60%) .NET Framework
15 14 (2.60%) Spring
16 13 (2.42%) XSLT
17 12 (2.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.62%) Open Source
2 27 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.46%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.79%) Derivative
5 13 (2.42%) Credit Risk
5 13 (2.42%) Equities
6 12 (2.23%) Online Games
6 12 (2.23%) Digital Media
6 12 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.67%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.67%) STB
8 8 (1.49%) Replication
9 7 (1.30%) User Experience
9 7 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.30%) W3C
10 6 (1.12%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.12%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.93%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.22%) Linux
2 49 (9.11%) UNIX
3 47 (8.74%) Windows
4 43 (7.99%) Apple iOS
5 34 (6.32%) Android
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.37%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (37.17%) TDD
3 175 (32.53%) Scrum
4 171 (31.78%) BDD
5 132 (24.54%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (12.83%) Test Scripting
7 67 (12.45%) Automated Testing
8 55 (10.22%) Regression Testing
9 53 (9.85%) Test Strategy
10 48 (8.92%) Software Engineering
10 48 (8.92%) Software Testing
11 41 (7.62%) Manual Testing
12 39 (7.25%) Waterfall
13 35 (6.51%) User Stories
13 35 (6.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (6.32%) OO
15 33 (6.13%) Kanban
15 33 (6.13%) Refactoring
16 31 (5.76%) E-Commerce
17 30 (5.58%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (47.96%) Java
2 204 (37.92%) SQL
3 131 (24.35%) Ruby
4 101 (18.77%) C#
5 52 (9.67%) JavaScript
6 51 (9.48%) Python
7 17 (3.16%) PHP
7 17 (3.16%) C++
8 15 (2.79%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.60%) C
10 11 (2.04%) VB
11 10 (1.86%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.86%) Scala
12 8 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.30%) XPath
13 7 (1.30%) VBScript
14 5 (0.93%) Perl
15 4 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 68 (12.64%) ISEB
2 48 (8.92%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.95%) Degree
4 24 (4.46%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.16%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.12%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) IIBA
9 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (39.96%) QA
2 5 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.56%) Basel III
4 2 (0.37%) EMIR
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (1.12%) Apache Flume
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
2 5 (0.93%) HDFS
2 5 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.56%) NDS
Systems Management
1 34 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.93%) Oracle Flashback
3 5 (0.93%) Oozie
3 5 (0.93%) Data Guard
3 5 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.74%) Puppet
4 4 (0.74%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 63 (11.71%) Oracle
2 34 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.39%) HP
4 15 (2.79%) Sybase
5 10 (1.86%) SAP
6 8 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.30%) IBM
8 4 (0.74%) Metastorm
8 4 (0.74%) Charles River
8 4 (0.74%) Business Objects
8 4 (0.74%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.74%) Green Hat
9 3 (0.56%) Maxymiser
9 3 (0.56%) Remedy
10 2 (0.37%) Informatica
10 2 (0.37%) Citrix
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe
10 2 (0.37%) Google
10 2 (0.37%) Zend
10 2 (0.37%) Twitter
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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