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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 181 145 251
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +106
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 250 313 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.18% 1.44% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 234 80
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 £300 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £534 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £70.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -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
16714 17075 15210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.57% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11868 11661 10681
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 236 247
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +10 81 £450 - 22
Hammersmith - 2 £471 -
Chessington - 1 £275 -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 358 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (48.35%) Java
3 226 (41.54%) Selenium
4 213 (39.15%) TDD
5 208 (38.24%) QA
6 207 (38.05%) SQL
7 179 (32.90%) Scrum
8 175 (32.17%) BDD
9 160 (29.41%) Cucumber
10 140 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
11 137 (25.18%) Ruby
12 115 (21.14%) XML
13 111 (20.40%) .NET
14 106 (19.49%) Finance
15 88 (16.18%) WebDriver
16 86 (15.81%) C#
17 78 (14.34%) Web Services
18 70 (12.87%) Automated Testing
18 70 (12.87%) Test Scripting
19 67 (12.32%) QuickTest Pro
20 65 (11.95%) HTML
21 64 (11.76%) Oracle
21 64 (11.76%) ISEB
22 62 (11.40%) Regression Testing
23 60 (11.03%) Linux
23 60 (11.03%) JIRA
24 57 (10.48%) Test Strategy
24 57 (10.48%) JavaScript
25 56 (10.29%) Banking
26 51 (9.38%) Open Source

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (2.57%) Node.js
2 13 (2.39%) Confluence
3 9 (1.65%) IIS
3 9 (1.65%) CMS
4 6 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.55%) JBoss
7 3 (0.55%) Apache
8 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.18%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.18%) SAP EP
Applications
1 12 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.02%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) Summit
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP AFS
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.10%) GitHub
3 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.74%) Force.com
5 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.94%) HTTP
2 13 (2.39%) Internet
3 6 (1.10%) ATM
4 5 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.92%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.74%) LDAP
5 4 (0.74%) Broadband
6 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) AMQP
8 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.18%) DVB
8 1 (0.18%) DNS
8 1 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.94%) MySQL
4 12 (2.21%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (1.84%) Big Data
7 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.65%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.65%) DB2
8 6 (1.10%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.92%) Jackrabbit
9 5 (0.92%) Apache Hive
9 5 (0.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.92%) Impala
10 4 (0.74%) TKPROF
10 4 (0.74%) SQLite
10 4 (0.74%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 226 (41.54%) Selenium
2 160 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 88 (16.18%) WebDriver
4 67 (12.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 60 (11.03%) JIRA
6 43 (7.90%) JMeter
7 42 (7.72%) WATIR
8 37 (6.80%) Git (software)
9 35 (6.43%) Jenkins
9 35 (6.43%) JUnit
10 34 (6.25%) Sahi
11 33 (6.07%) SpecFlow
12 31 (5.70%) Calabash
13 30 (5.51%) Visual Studio
13 30 (5.51%) Subversion
14 28 (5.15%) LoadRunner
14 28 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (4.23%) Maven
16 19 (3.49%) Hudson
17 18 (3.31%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (19.49%) Finance
2 56 (10.29%) Banking
3 42 (7.72%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.86%) Games
5 11 (2.02%) Retail
6 9 (1.65%) Front Office
7 8 (1.47%) Back Office
7 8 (1.47%) Marketing
8 7 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.92%) Advertising
9 5 (0.92%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 141 (25.92%) Developer
2 98 (18.01%) Tester
3 90 (16.54%) Analyst
4 82 (15.07%) Test Analyst
5 73 (13.42%) Test Engineer
6 39 (7.17%) Automation Tester
7 28 (5.15%) QA Engineer
8 27 (4.96%) Test Manager
8 27 (4.96%) Automation Engineer
8 27 (4.96%) Test Leader
9 26 (4.78%) QA Analyst
10 23 (4.23%) QA Test Analyst
10 23 (4.23%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.04%) Consultant
12 21 (3.86%) Test Consultant
13 20 (3.68%) QA Tester
14 19 (3.49%) Java Developer
14 19 (3.49%) Automation Analyst
14 19 (3.49%) Test Automation Engineer
15 15 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (21.14%) XML
2 111 (20.40%) .NET
3 78 (14.34%) Web Services
4 65 (11.95%) HTML
5 49 (9.01%) RESTful
6 42 (7.72%) JSON
7 38 (6.99%) CSS
8 31 (5.70%) jQuery
8 31 (5.70%) REST
9 26 (4.78%) Gherkin
10 25 (4.60%) HTML5
11 23 (4.23%) SOAP
12 18 (3.31%) Spring
12 18 (3.31%) CSS3
13 16 (2.94%) Backbone.js
14 15 (2.76%) J2EE
15 13 (2.39%) .NET Framework
16 12 (2.21%) Middleware
17 11 (2.02%) XSLT
18 10 (1.84%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.38%) Open Source
2 32 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 28 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.94%) Video on Demand
4 16 (2.94%) Derivative
5 14 (2.57%) Digital Media
6 12 (2.21%) Credit Risk
6 12 (2.21%) Equities
7 10 (1.84%) STB
7 10 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.65%) Online Games
9 8 (1.47%) User Experience
10 7 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.29%) Replication
11 6 (1.10%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.10%) W3C
11 6 (1.10%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.10%) iPad
12 5 (0.92%) IPTV
12 5 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 60 (11.03%) Linux
2 48 (8.82%) Windows
3 46 (8.46%) UNIX
4 41 (7.54%) Apple iOS
5 32 (5.88%) Android
6 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.37%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.18%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (39.15%) TDD
3 179 (32.90%) Scrum
4 175 (32.17%) BDD
5 140 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (12.87%) Test Scripting
6 70 (12.87%) Automated Testing
7 62 (11.40%) Regression Testing
8 57 (10.48%) Test Strategy
9 48 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 44 (8.09%) Manual Testing
11 43 (7.90%) Software Testing
12 39 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (6.99%) Kanban
13 38 (6.99%) Waterfall
14 37 (6.80%) User Stories
15 36 (6.62%) Refactoring
15 36 (6.62%) OO
16 33 (6.07%) Performance Testing
17 30 (5.51%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 263 (48.35%) Java
2 207 (38.05%) SQL
3 137 (25.18%) Ruby
4 86 (15.81%) C#
5 57 (10.48%) JavaScript
6 49 (9.01%) Python
7 25 (4.60%) PHP
8 21 (3.86%) C++
9 16 (2.94%) Scala
10 15 (2.76%) C
11 14 (2.57%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.21%) VB
13 11 (2.02%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.84%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.65%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.29%) VBScript
17 6 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 6 (1.10%) XPath
18 5 (0.92%) Perl
19 4 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (11.76%) ISEB
2 44 (8.09%) ISTQB
3 29 (5.33%) Degree
4 23 (4.23%) Security Cleared
5 15 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.92%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.18%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (38.24%) QA
2 5 (0.92%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) Basel III
5 2 (0.37%) EMIR
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (0.74%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.55%) HDFS
2 3 (0.55%) NDS
Systems Management
1 42 (7.72%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.92%) Puppet
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.74%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.74%) Ansible
5 3 (0.55%) Oozie
Vendors
1 64 (11.76%) Oracle
2 41 (7.54%) HP
3 33 (6.07%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.57%) Sybase
5 10 (1.84%) SAP
6 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.74%) Green Hat
7 3 (0.55%) Maxymiser
7 3 (0.55%) Google
7 3 (0.55%) Remedy
8 2 (0.37%) Adobe
8 2 (0.37%) VMware
8 2 (0.37%) IBM
8 2 (0.37%) Citrix
8 2 (0.37%) Netezza
8 2 (0.37%) Zend
8 2 (0.37%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.37%) Twitter
9 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.18%) SOASTA, Inc
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