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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 187 150 255
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +105
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 239 343 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 1.51% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.93% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 256 91
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £314 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
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 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
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
17784 17779 17001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.63% 78.28% 78.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12516 12755 11670
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 226 269
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -35.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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 -41 62 £475 +11.76% 29
Canary Wharf - 6 £505 -
Hammersmith - 3 £470 -
Ealing - 2 - -
Paddington - 1 £550 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 327 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (40.04%) Selenium
3 189 (38.81%) Java
4 184 (37.78%) SQL
5 178 (36.55%) QA
6 163 (33.47%) TDD
7 162 (33.26%) Scrum
8 144 (29.57%) BDD
9 130 (26.69%) Cucumber
9 130 (26.69%) Finance
10 112 (23.00%) C#
11 99 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
12 90 (18.48%) .NET
13 84 (17.25%) Ruby
14 82 (16.84%) WebDriver
15 76 (15.61%) Banking
16 65 (13.35%) XML
17 62 (12.73%) Test Strategy
18 60 (12.32%) Test Scripting
19 58 (11.91%) Automated Testing
19 58 (11.91%) SDLC
20 57 (11.70%) Software Testing
21 56 (11.50%) HTML
21 56 (11.50%) Microsoft
21 56 (11.50%) ISEB
22 55 (11.29%) Investment Banking
23 54 (11.09%) JIRA
24 51 (10.47%) Oracle
25 50 (10.27%) Regression Testing
26 49 (10.06%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (2.26%) Tomcat
2 10 (2.05%) CMS
2 10 (2.05%) Node.js
3 9 (1.85%) Confluence
4 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.82%) Apache
5 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.82%) IIS
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.62%) LiveLink
7 2 (0.41%) JBoss
7 2 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.21%) Documentum
8 1 (0.21%) CICS
8 1 (0.21%) SAP EP
Applications
1 25 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.82%) Maya
4 1 (0.21%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.82%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (0.82%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.82%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) SAP AFS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.23%) GitHub
2 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.82%) Force.com
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.41%) Heroku
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.11%) HTTP
2 15 (3.08%) Internet
3 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.82%) HTTPS
3 4 (0.82%) PSTN
3 4 (0.82%) LDAP
4 3 (0.62%) GSM
5 2 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.21%) 2G
6 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) AMQP
6 1 (0.21%) 4G
6 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.21%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.21%) Broadband
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
6 1 (0.21%) 3G
6 1 (0.21%) DVB
6 1 (0.21%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.46%) Big Data
5 11 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.26%) MySQL
5 11 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.85%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.64%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.44%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.44%) Impala
9 7 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 4 (0.82%) TKPROF
12 4 (0.82%) HBase
12 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 195 (40.04%) Selenium
2 130 (26.69%) Cucumber
3 82 (16.84%) WebDriver
4 54 (11.09%) JIRA
5 41 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 41 (8.42%) SpecFlow
6 40 (8.21%) Git (software)
7 36 (7.39%) JMeter
8 34 (6.98%) Jenkins
9 27 (5.54%) JUnit
9 27 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (4.72%) RSpec
10 23 (4.72%) Visual Studio
11 22 (4.52%) Calabash
12 19 (3.90%) WATIR
13 16 (3.29%) SoapUI
14 14 (2.87%) Capybara
14 14 (2.87%) Subversion
15 13 (2.67%) FitNesse
15 13 (2.67%) JBehave
General
1 130 (26.69%) Finance
2 76 (15.61%) Banking
3 55 (11.29%) Investment Banking
4 21 (4.31%) Games
5 12 (2.46%) Retail
6 11 (2.26%) Back Office
7 10 (2.05%) Front Office
7 10 (2.05%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.64%) Advertising
9 6 (1.23%) Marketing
10 5 (1.03%) Publishing
11 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 119 (24.44%) Developer
2 87 (17.86%) Analyst
3 77 (15.81%) Tester
4 70 (14.37%) Test Analyst
5 45 (9.24%) Test Engineer
6 37 (7.60%) Test Leader
7 34 (6.98%) Automation Tester
8 27 (5.54%) Test Manager
9 26 (5.34%) QA Analyst
10 25 (5.13%) QA Engineer
11 22 (4.52%) AWS Developer
12 20 (4.11%) Senior Analyst
13 17 (3.49%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.49%) Automation Engineer
14 16 (3.29%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
15 15 (3.08%) Automation Analyst
16 14 (2.87%) Senior Developer
16 14 (2.87%) Consultant
17 13 (2.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (18.48%) .NET
2 65 (13.35%) XML
3 56 (11.50%) HTML
4 48 (9.86%) Web Services
5 35 (7.19%) JSON
6 32 (6.57%) CSS
7 30 (6.16%) Gherkin
8 29 (5.95%) SOAP
9 27 (5.54%) RESTful
10 24 (4.93%) HTML5
11 20 (4.11%) jQuery
11 20 (4.11%) REST
12 16 (3.29%) CSS3
12 16 (3.29%) Backbone.js
12 16 (3.29%) Middleware
13 14 (2.87%) ASP.NET
13 14 (2.87%) Spring
13 14 (2.87%) .NET Framework
14 13 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (2.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.49%) Credit Risk
3 16 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.67%) Derivative
5 11 (2.26%) Digital Media
5 11 (2.26%) Video on Demand
6 10 (2.05%) Online Games
6 10 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.05%) Equities
6 10 (2.05%) STB
7 9 (1.85%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.85%) User Experience
8 8 (1.64%) Replication
9 7 (1.44%) MPEG
10 6 (1.23%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.03%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.21%) UNIX
1 40 (8.21%) Windows
2 38 (7.80%) Linux
3 28 (5.75%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.72%) Android
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.41%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.21%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (33.47%) TDD
3 162 (33.26%) Scrum
4 144 (29.57%) BDD
5 99 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (12.73%) Test Strategy
7 60 (12.32%) Test Scripting
8 58 (11.91%) Automated Testing
8 58 (11.91%) SDLC
9 57 (11.70%) Software Testing
10 50 (10.27%) Regression Testing
11 49 (10.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 35 (7.19%) Software Engineering
13 34 (6.98%) E-Commerce
13 34 (6.98%) Open Source
14 32 (6.57%) OO
15 31 (6.37%) ETL
16 30 (6.16%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (5.95%) DevOps
18 28 (5.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 189 (38.81%) Java
2 184 (37.78%) SQL
3 112 (23.00%) C#
4 84 (17.25%) Ruby
5 48 (9.86%) JavaScript
6 45 (9.24%) Python
7 20 (4.11%) PHP
8 17 (3.49%) C++
9 14 (2.87%) C
10 13 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.46%) VBScript
11 12 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.26%) Groovy
13 10 (2.05%) VB
14 8 (1.64%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.44%) VBA
15 7 (1.44%) Scala
16 6 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 56 (11.50%) ISEB
2 45 (9.24%) ISTQB
3 31 (6.37%) Degree
4 20 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 17 (3.49%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) CSQA
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MCAD
9 1 (0.21%) MCSD
9 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.21%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (36.55%) QA
2 5 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.82%) Basel III
3 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.41%) EMIR
5 1 (0.21%) HL7
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.23%) Apache Flume
2 5 (1.03%) HDFS
3 4 (0.82%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (7.39%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.03%) Ansible
3 5 (1.03%) Puppet
3 5 (1.03%) Oozie
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.82%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.82%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 56 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.47%) Oracle
3 20 (4.11%) HP
4 15 (3.08%) Sybase
5 11 (2.26%) IBM
5 11 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.85%) SAP
7 6 (1.23%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.03%) Perforce
9 4 (0.82%) Charles River
9 4 (0.82%) Metastorm
9 4 (0.82%) SimCorp
9 4 (0.82%) OpenText
9 4 (0.82%) Green Hat
9 4 (0.82%) Informatica
10 3 (0.62%) CA
10 3 (0.62%) Maxymiser
11 2 (0.41%) Zend
11 2 (0.41%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.41%) TIBCO
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £570.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago