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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 196 209 149
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -60
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 287 233 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.26% 1.04% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.28% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 176 265
Median daily rate £438 £445 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £357 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +8.86%
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 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
19059 18167 18834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.62% 80.76% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13906 12687 13429
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 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 257 229
Median hourly rate £21.78 £21.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% -6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £90.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 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 6 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 +57 72 £438 -7.89% 21
Croydon - 4 £400 -
Westminster - 2 £425 -
Hammersmith 0 1 £475 +0.79% 1
Ealing -1 1 £330 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 292 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (39.96%) Selenium
3 184 (35.87%) Java
4 171 (33.33%) QA
5 165 (32.16%) BDD
6 150 (29.24%) SQL
7 149 (29.04%) Finance
8 148 (28.85%) TDD
9 138 (26.90%) Cucumber
10 118 (23.00%) Scrum
10 118 (23.00%) Banking
11 99 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (18.91%) JIRA
13 93 (18.13%) Web Services
14 92 (17.93%) Ruby
15 85 (16.57%) JavaScript
16 82 (15.98%) Git (software)
16 82 (15.98%) WebDriver
17 81 (15.79%) Test Scripting
18 74 (14.42%) Functional Testing
19 70 (13.65%) HTML
20 69 (13.45%) SOAP
21 67 (13.06%) C#
21 67 (13.06%) .NET
22 66 (12.87%) Oracle
23 64 (12.48%) XML
23 64 (12.48%) HP UFT
24 63 (12.28%) Jenkins
25 61 (11.89%) Test Strategy
25 61 (11.89%) 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 (10.14%) Node.js
2 36 (7.02%) Jetty
3 32 (6.24%) Tomcat
4 30 (5.85%) nginx
5 18 (3.51%) Confluence
6 9 (1.75%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.97%) Apache
7 5 (0.97%) JBoss
8 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.58%) SAS
10 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.39%) WildFly
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.19%) CMS
11 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.19%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.34%) MS Office
3 4 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Mingle
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Global One
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
2 1 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.53%) GitHub
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.39%) Heroku
5 1 (0.19%) Office 365
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.68%) HTTP
2 5 (0.97%) DVB
3 3 (0.58%) Firewall
4 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.39%) NAS
4 2 (0.39%) SAN
4 2 (0.39%) SSL
4 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.39%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) WAN
5 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.77%) MySQL
2 40 (7.80%) NoSQL
3 33 (6.43%) SQL Server
4 30 (5.85%) Apache Hive
5 28 (5.46%) Impala
5 28 (5.46%) Neo4j
6 21 (4.09%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.92%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.14%) Big Data
9 10 (1.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 8 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.17%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.97%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.78%) MS Access
13 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.78%) Redis
14 3 (0.58%) OLTP
14 3 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 205 (39.96%) Selenium
2 138 (26.90%) Cucumber
3 97 (18.91%) JIRA
4 82 (15.98%) Git (software)
4 82 (15.98%) WebDriver
5 64 (12.48%) HP UFT
6 63 (12.28%) Jenkins
7 44 (8.58%) TeamCity
8 43 (8.38%) JUnit
9 42 (8.19%) Appium
10 37 (7.21%) Maven
11 35 (6.82%) SoapUI
11 35 (6.82%) Subversion
12 34 (6.63%) Capybara
13 29 (5.65%) SpecFlow
14 28 (5.46%) Calabash
15 26 (5.07%) FitNesse
16 24 (4.68%) JBehave
17 22 (4.29%) Ant
17 22 (4.29%) JMeter
General
1 149 (29.04%) Finance
2 118 (23.00%) Banking
3 44 (8.58%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.48%) Retail
5 9 (1.75%) Front Office
5 9 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.97%) Legal
6 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.78%) Games
7 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.78%) Publishing
8 3 (0.58%) Back Office
9 2 (0.39%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (26.51%) Developer
2 95 (18.52%) Analyst
3 81 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 79 (15.40%) Tester
5 64 (12.48%) Java Developer
6 45 (8.77%) Automation Tester
7 44 (8.58%) Automation Test Analyst
7 44 (8.58%) Test Engineer
8 39 (7.60%) QA Engineer
9 34 (6.63%) Developer in Test
9 34 (6.63%) Test Manager
10 29 (5.65%) Full Stack Developer
11 27 (5.26%) Senior Developer
12 25 (4.87%) Test Automation Engineer
13 23 (4.48%) QA Analyst
13 23 (4.48%) Test Leader
14 21 (4.09%) QA Tester
14 21 (4.09%) Test Automation Developer
15 20 (3.90%) Architect
15 20 (3.90%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (18.13%) Web Services
2 70 (13.65%) HTML
3 69 (13.45%) SOAP
4 67 (13.06%) .NET
5 64 (12.48%) XML
6 54 (10.53%) REST
7 53 (10.33%) CSS
8 52 (10.14%) JSON
9 51 (9.94%) Gherkin
10 49 (9.55%) AngularJS
11 46 (8.97%) Spring
12 42 (8.19%) HTML5
13 36 (7.02%) CSS3
14 31 (6.04%) GWT
15 30 (5.85%) JDBC
16 29 (5.65%) Struts
16 29 (5.65%) Struts2
17 22 (4.29%) Ruby on Rails
18 21 (4.09%) RESTful
19 17 (3.31%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.68%) Mobile App
3 14 (2.73%) User Experience
4 13 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.34%) Derivative
5 12 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.36%) Equities
8 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 7 (1.36%) STB
8 7 (1.36%) Visualisation
9 6 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.17%) Fintech
9 6 (1.17%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (1.17%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (0.97%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.97%) IPTV
10 5 (0.97%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.99%) Windows
2 35 (6.82%) Apple iOS
3 33 (6.43%) Unix
4 32 (6.24%) Android
5 24 (4.68%) Linux
6 4 (0.78%) CentOS
6 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (32.16%) BDD
3 148 (28.85%) TDD
4 118 (23.00%) Scrum
5 99 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 74 (14.42%) Functional Testing
8 61 (11.89%) OO
8 61 (11.89%) Test Strategy
9 60 (11.70%) Automated Testing
10 58 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
11 43 (8.38%) SDLC
12 42 (8.19%) Open Source
12 42 (8.19%) Regression Testing
13 41 (7.99%) Defect Management
14 40 (7.80%) Software Testing
15 39 (7.60%) E-Commerce
15 39 (7.60%) Integration Testing
15 39 (7.60%) OOP
16 36 (7.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 184 (35.87%) Java
2 150 (29.24%) SQL
3 92 (17.93%) Ruby
4 85 (16.57%) JavaScript
5 67 (13.06%) C#
6 56 (10.92%) Python
7 21 (4.09%) Perl
7 21 (4.09%) Scala
8 13 (2.53%) VB
9 11 (2.14%) VBA
10 9 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.75%) VBScript
11 8 (1.56%) Groovy
11 8 (1.56%) PHP
11 8 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.36%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.36%) C
12 7 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 53 (10.33%) ISEB
2 46 (8.97%) ISTQB
3 41 (7.99%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.07%) Degree
4 26 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.73%) PhD
7 4 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.78%) PMP
8 3 (0.58%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (33.33%) QA
2 26 (5.07%) SDET
3 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.39%) EMIR
3 2 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.19%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) FINREP
System Software
1 7 (1.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (6.63%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.95%) Puppet
3 6 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.58%) Ansible
4 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.39%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.39%) Nagios
5 2 (0.39%) yum
6 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 66 (12.87%) Oracle
2 40 (7.80%) HP
3 27 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.14%) Informatica
4 11 (2.14%) Sybase
4 11 (2.14%) Twitter
5 10 (1.95%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.36%) IBM
7 5 (0.97%) Google
7 5 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.78%) Facebook
8 4 (0.78%) Pega
8 4 (0.78%) Sun
8 4 (0.78%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.58%) Siebel
9 3 (0.58%) VMware
10 2 (0.39%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.39%) NetApp
10 2 (0.39%) Telerik
10 2 (0.39%) Veritas
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