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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 186 207 154
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -53
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 290 233 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.31% 1.05% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.29% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 179 252
Median daily rate £428 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
18518 18052 18296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.94% 80.98% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13545 12688 13115
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 253 225
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +51 76 £425 -10.52% 23
Croydon - 3 £475 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £430 -
Westminster - 2 £425 -
Hammersmith +1 1 £475 +1.06%
Ealing -2 1 £330 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 282 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (37.75%) Selenium
3 170 (34.14%) Java
4 168 (33.73%) QA
5 152 (30.52%) Finance
6 136 (27.31%) SQL
7 132 (26.51%) BDD
8 128 (25.70%) TDD
9 117 (23.49%) Banking
10 108 (21.69%) Scrum
11 99 (19.88%) Cucumber
12 93 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (18.27%) Web Services
14 85 (17.07%) WebDriver
15 84 (16.87%) JavaScript
16 83 (16.67%) JIRA
17 76 (15.26%) Test Scripting
18 72 (14.46%) SOAP
19 71 (14.26%) Functional Testing
20 70 (14.06%) Oracle
21 66 (13.25%) Ruby
22 64 (12.85%) HTML
23 63 (12.65%) Jenkins
24 62 (12.45%) XML
25 61 (12.25%) .NET
25 61 (12.25%) Git (software)
25 61 (12.25%) Test Strategy
26 59 (11.85%) C#
27 58 (11.65%) HP UFT
28 57 (11.45%) OO

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 52 (10.44%) Node.js
2 36 (7.23%) Jetty
3 32 (6.43%) Tomcat
4 30 (6.02%) nginx
5 15 (3.01%) Confluence
6 8 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.00%) Apache
7 5 (1.00%) JBoss
8 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.60%) SAS
10 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.40%) WildFly
11 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.20%) IIS
11 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.61%) MS Office
3 4 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) Mingle
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.20%) Global One
2 1 (0.20%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.20%) Summit
2 1 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.80%) Amazon S3
2 4 (0.80%) GitHub
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Office 365
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.61%) HTTP
2 5 (1.00%) DVB
3 3 (0.60%) Firewall
4 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.40%) NAS
4 2 (0.40%) SAN
4 2 (0.40%) SSL
4 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) Internet
5 1 (0.20%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.63%) MySQL
2 41 (8.23%) NoSQL
3 28 (5.62%) Apache Hive
3 28 (5.62%) Impala
3 28 (5.62%) Neo4j
4 27 (5.42%) SQL Server
5 23 (4.62%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.82%) Big Data
7 15 (3.01%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.81%) Hadoop
9 10 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 7 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.00%) Redis
13 4 (0.80%) MS Access
14 3 (0.60%) OLTP
14 3 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 188 (37.75%) Selenium
2 99 (19.88%) Cucumber
3 85 (17.07%) WebDriver
4 83 (16.67%) JIRA
5 63 (12.65%) Jenkins
6 61 (12.25%) Git (software)
7 58 (11.65%) HP UFT
8 47 (9.44%) JUnit
9 45 (9.04%) TeamCity
10 38 (7.63%) Maven
11 37 (7.43%) SoapUI
12 33 (6.63%) Appium
13 31 (6.22%) Subversion
14 26 (5.22%) Capybara
15 25 (5.02%) SpecFlow
16 23 (4.62%) Ant
17 22 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (4.42%) Visual Studio
18 21 (4.22%) JMeter
19 19 (3.82%) Protractor
General
1 152 (30.52%) Finance
2 117 (23.49%) Banking
3 42 (8.43%) Investment Banking
4 25 (5.02%) Retail
5 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.41%) Front Office
7 6 (1.20%) Legal
8 5 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.20%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (25.30%) Developer
2 95 (19.08%) Analyst
3 78 (15.66%) Test Analyst
4 72 (14.46%) Tester
5 64 (12.85%) Java Developer
6 45 (9.04%) Test Engineer
7 43 (8.63%) Automation Tester
7 43 (8.63%) Test Manager
8 40 (8.03%) Automation Test Analyst
9 37 (7.43%) QA Engineer
10 29 (5.82%) Full Stack Developer
11 27 (5.42%) Developer in Test
12 25 (5.02%) QA Analyst
12 25 (5.02%) Senior Developer
12 25 (5.02%) Test Automation Engineer
13 22 (4.42%) QA Tester
13 22 (4.42%) Test Leader
14 21 (4.22%) Test Automation Developer
15 18 (3.61%) Architect
15 18 (3.61%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (18.27%) Web Services
2 72 (14.46%) SOAP
3 64 (12.85%) HTML
4 62 (12.45%) XML
5 61 (12.25%) .NET
6 54 (10.84%) JSON
7 52 (10.44%) REST
8 50 (10.04%) AngularJS
9 49 (9.84%) CSS
10 48 (9.64%) Spring
11 41 (8.23%) Gherkin
11 41 (8.23%) HTML5
12 36 (7.23%) CSS3
13 31 (6.22%) GWT
14 30 (6.02%) JDBC
15 29 (5.82%) Struts
15 29 (5.82%) Struts2
16 19 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
17 18 (3.61%) RESTful
18 17 (3.41%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.02%) User Experience
3 16 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.41%) Biometrics
5 12 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.81%) Derivative
7 7 (1.41%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.41%) Mathematics
7 7 (1.41%) STB
7 7 (1.41%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.00%) Fintech
9 5 (1.00%) IPTV
9 5 (1.00%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.00%) Physics
10 4 (0.80%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.03%) Windows
2 33 (6.63%) Unix
3 31 (6.22%) Linux
4 26 (5.22%) Apple iOS
5 25 (5.02%) Android
6 4 (0.80%) CentOS
6 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.40%) Solaris
8 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (56.63%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (26.51%) BDD
3 128 (25.70%) TDD
4 108 (21.69%) Scrum
5 93 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (15.26%) Test Scripting
7 71 (14.26%) Functional Testing
8 61 (12.25%) Test Strategy
9 57 (11.45%) Integration Testing
9 57 (11.45%) OO
10 54 (10.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 51 (10.24%) Automated Testing
12 46 (9.24%) Defect Management
12 46 (9.24%) E-Commerce
13 42 (8.43%) Automation Testing
14 41 (8.23%) DevOps
14 41 (8.23%) Regression Testing
14 41 (8.23%) SDLC
15 39 (7.83%) Software Testing
16 38 (7.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 170 (34.14%) Java
2 136 (27.31%) SQL
3 84 (16.87%) JavaScript
4 66 (13.25%) Ruby
5 59 (11.85%) C#
6 54 (10.84%) Python
7 21 (4.22%) Scala
8 19 (3.82%) Perl
9 13 (2.61%) VB
10 12 (2.41%) VBA
11 11 (2.21%) C
12 9 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.81%) VBScript
13 7 (1.41%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.41%) PHP
13 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.20%) C++
15 5 (1.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 55 (11.04%) ISEB
2 47 (9.44%) Security Cleared
3 39 (7.83%) ISTQB
4 32 (6.43%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.82%) Degree
6 14 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.81%) PhD
7 8 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.61%) PMP
8 3 (0.60%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (33.73%) QA
2 25 (5.02%) SDET
3 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.40%) EMIR
3 2 (0.40%) MiFID
4 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) FINREP
System Software
1 18 (3.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (6.83%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (4.22%) Puppet
3 13 (2.61%) Ansible
4 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.40%) Nagios
6 2 (0.40%) yum
7 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.20%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 70 (14.06%) Oracle
2 40 (8.03%) HP
3 23 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 20 (4.02%) Atlassian
5 13 (2.61%) Informatica
6 11 (2.21%) Hortonworks
6 11 (2.21%) IBM
6 11 (2.21%) Sybase
7 9 (1.81%) Twitter
8 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.80%) Pega
9 4 (0.80%) Sun
9 4 (0.80%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.60%) Google
10 3 (0.60%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.60%) Siebel
10 3 (0.60%) VMware
11 2 (0.40%) Currenex
11 2 (0.40%) Facebook
11 2 (0.40%) Rally
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