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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 187 170 229
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +59
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 270 302 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 1.32% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.67% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 207 135
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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
18011 18102 18653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.78% 79.00% 78.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12843 12763 12895
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 229 282
Average hourly rate £22.18 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.30 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.30 £50.00 £56.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -6 76 £475 +5.55% 30
Canary Wharf - 4 £513 -
Paddington - 3 £400 -
Ealing - 3 - -
Docklands, London -1 2 £753 +38.39% 1
Hammersmith - 2 £378 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 318 (61.87%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (40.86%) Selenium
3 189 (36.77%) QA
4 186 (36.19%) Java
5 180 (35.02%) SQL
6 150 (29.18%) Cucumber
6 150 (29.18%) BDD
7 149 (28.99%) TDD
8 137 (26.65%) Finance
9 136 (26.46%) Scrum
10 129 (25.10%) C#
11 101 (19.65%) .NET
12 95 (18.48%) Ruby
13 91 (17.70%) WebDriver
13 91 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (16.93%) Banking
15 70 (13.62%) Test Scripting
15 70 (13.62%) Test Strategy
16 68 (13.23%) JIRA
17 65 (12.65%) Software Testing
18 64 (12.45%) Automated Testing
18 64 (12.45%) Microsoft
19 63 (12.26%) SDLC
20 61 (11.87%) JavaScript
20 61 (11.87%) Web Services
21 57 (11.09%) Investment Banking
22 55 (10.70%) ISEB
22 55 (10.70%) Regression Testing
23 53 (10.31%) XML
23 53 (10.31%) Oracle

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 15 (2.92%) Tomcat
2 11 (2.14%) Node.js
3 9 (1.75%) Confluence
3 9 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.36%) CMS
5 6 (1.17%) Apache
5 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.97%) JBoss
7 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.78%) LiveLink
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.58%) IIS
9 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.19%) Documentum
10 1 (0.19%) CICS
10 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.19%) Mule
Applications
1 25 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.14%) MS Office
3 5 (0.97%) Maya
4 1 (0.19%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.78%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.78%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.17%) Heroku
1 6 (1.17%) GitHub
2 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.78%) Force.com
3 4 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.78%) Engine Yard
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.25%) HTTP
2 12 (2.33%) Internet
3 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.97%) PSTN
5 3 (0.58%) GSM
5 3 (0.58%) LDAP
5 3 (0.58%) DVB
6 2 (0.39%) SS7
6 2 (0.39%) TCAP
6 2 (0.39%) ISUP
6 2 (0.39%) SCCP
6 2 (0.39%) INAP
6 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.39%) 2G
6 2 (0.39%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.39%) 3G
6 2 (0.39%) 4G
6 2 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (4.09%) MySQL
3 21 (4.09%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.72%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.95%) Big Data
7 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.17%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.17%) Impala
10 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.78%) QlikView
12 4 (0.78%) DB2
12 4 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 210 (40.86%) Selenium
2 150 (29.18%) Cucumber
3 91 (17.70%) WebDriver
4 68 (13.23%) JIRA
5 53 (10.31%) Jenkins
6 49 (9.53%) SpecFlow
7 46 (8.95%) Git (software)
8 45 (8.75%) HP UFT
9 32 (6.23%) JUnit
10 31 (6.03%) JMeter
10 31 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (5.45%) Visual Studio
12 22 (4.28%) FitNesse
12 22 (4.28%) RSpec
13 20 (3.89%) WATIR
14 19 (3.70%) SoapUI
14 19 (3.70%) Capybara
15 18 (3.50%) Calabash
16 17 (3.31%) Jasmine
17 15 (2.92%) JBehave
General
1 137 (26.65%) Finance
2 87 (16.93%) Banking
3 57 (11.09%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.28%) Games
5 12 (2.33%) Back Office
5 12 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.95%) Front Office
7 7 (1.36%) Advertising
7 7 (1.36%) Retail
8 6 (1.17%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) French Language
9 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 117 (22.76%) Developer
2 102 (19.84%) Analyst
3 80 (15.56%) Test Analyst
4 73 (14.20%) Tester
5 54 (10.51%) Test Engineer
6 36 (7.00%) Test Leader
6 36 (7.00%) Automation Tester
7 35 (6.81%) QA Analyst
8 32 (6.23%) Test Manager
8 32 (6.23%) Senior Analyst
9 29 (5.64%) QA Engineer
10 26 (5.06%) AWS Developer
11 23 (4.47%) Automation Engineer
12 22 (4.28%) Senior Test Analyst
13 21 (4.09%) Test Automation Engineer
14 19 (3.70%) QA Test Analyst
15 17 (3.31%) Automation Analyst
16 16 (3.11%) Senior QA Analyst
16 16 (3.11%) Java Developer
17 12 (2.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (19.65%) .NET
2 61 (11.87%) Web Services
3 53 (10.31%) XML
4 50 (9.73%) HTML
5 37 (7.20%) SOAP
6 30 (5.84%) Gherkin
7 27 (5.25%) CSS
8 26 (5.06%) JSON
9 24 (4.67%) REST
10 22 (4.28%) RESTful
11 19 (3.70%) HTML5
11 19 (3.70%) ASP.NET
11 19 (3.70%) Middleware
12 16 (3.11%) Spring
13 14 (2.72%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.53%) jQuery
15 12 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (2.33%) MSMQ
15 12 (2.33%) CSS3
16 11 (2.14%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.31%) Client/Server
3 16 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.72%) Credit Risk
5 13 (2.53%) STB
6 11 (2.14%) Video on Demand
6 11 (2.14%) Digital Media
7 10 (1.95%) User Experience
7 10 (1.95%) Online Games
7 10 (1.95%) Derivative
8 9 (1.75%) IPTV
8 9 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.56%) MPEG
9 8 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.36%) Replication
10 7 (1.36%) Equities
11 6 (1.17%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.17%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.97%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.14%) Windows
2 45 (8.75%) Linux
3 43 (8.37%) UNIX
4 20 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.70%) Android
6 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (61.87%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (29.18%) BDD
3 149 (28.99%) TDD
4 136 (26.46%) Scrum
5 91 (17.70%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (13.62%) Test Scripting
6 70 (13.62%) Test Strategy
7 65 (12.65%) Software Testing
8 64 (12.45%) Automated Testing
9 63 (12.26%) SDLC
10 55 (10.70%) Regression Testing
11 50 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
12 43 (8.37%) Open Source
13 36 (7.00%) Test Management
14 34 (6.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 33 (6.42%) OO
16 32 (6.23%) Software Engineering
17 31 (6.03%) Performance Testing
18 30 (5.84%) Load Testing
19 29 (5.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 186 (36.19%) Java
2 180 (35.02%) SQL
3 129 (25.10%) C#
4 95 (18.48%) Ruby
5 61 (11.87%) JavaScript
6 52 (10.12%) Python
7 21 (4.09%) PHP
8 18 (3.50%) C++
9 17 (3.31%) C
10 16 (3.11%) Groovy
11 14 (2.72%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.33%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.33%) VBScript
12 12 (2.33%) VB
13 11 (2.14%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.14%) T-SQL
14 10 (1.95%) Scala
15 9 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (10.70%) ISEB
2 45 (8.75%) ISTQB
3 30 (5.84%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.06%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.67%) Degree
6 13 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.97%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) CSQA
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.19%) MCAD
9 1 (0.19%) MCSD
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.19%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (36.77%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.58%) Basel III
3 3 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.19%) EMIR
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Apache Flume
1 5 (0.97%) HDFS
2 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.36%) Puppet
4 5 (0.97%) Oozie
4 5 (0.97%) Ansible
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.19%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.19%) Mesos
6 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 64 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.31%) Oracle
3 19 (3.70%) Sybase
3 19 (3.70%) HP
4 13 (2.53%) IBM
4 13 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.56%) Business Objects
5 8 (1.56%) Green Hat
6 6 (1.17%) SAP
6 6 (1.17%) Perforce
7 5 (0.97%) OpenText
7 5 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.78%) Google
8 4 (0.78%) SimCorp
8 4 (0.78%) Charles River
8 4 (0.78%) Metastorm
8 4 (0.78%) Informatica
9 3 (0.58%) CA
9 3 (0.58%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.58%) Maxymiser
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Freshtechit
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £750 - £760 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago