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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 174 171 262
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +91
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 295 301 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.24% 1.21% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.56% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 232 96
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£400 £425 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.92% +30.00%
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
18425 19298 17265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.40% 77.61% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13562 13504 11825
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 242 306
Average hourly rate £22.13 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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 -2 71 £392 -12.80% 30
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
Westminster - 1 £350 -
Southwark - 1 £313 -
Wimbledon - 1 £400 - 3
Mayfair - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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.

1 374 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (45.34%) Java
3 249 (43.76%) TDD
4 224 (39.37%) Selenium
5 218 (38.31%) BDD
6 200 (35.15%) QA
7 195 (34.27%) Cucumber
8 183 (32.16%) SQL
9 181 (31.81%) Scrum
10 158 (27.77%) Ruby
11 145 (25.48%) Continuous Integration
12 131 (23.02%) XML
13 118 (20.74%) .NET
14 113 (19.86%) Web Services
15 103 (18.10%) WebDriver
16 85 (14.94%) Finance
17 82 (14.41%) Automated Testing
18 80 (14.06%) Open Source
18 80 (14.06%) C#
19 73 (12.83%) Oracle
20 68 (11.95%) HTML
20 68 (11.95%) Test Scripting
21 66 (11.60%) QuickTest Pro
22 63 (11.07%) Test Strategy
23 61 (10.72%) JIRA
23 61 (10.72%) HP
23 61 (10.72%) JavaScript
24 59 (10.37%) WATIR
25 58 (10.19%) Linux
26 57 (10.02%) JSON

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 (1.93%) Node.js
1 11 (1.93%) Confluence
2 6 (1.05%) Tomcat
3 5 (0.88%) IIS
4 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.53%) JBoss
5 3 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.35%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.35%) Apache
6 2 (0.35%) CMS
6 2 (0.35%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (1.05%) MS Project
2 5 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.88%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (0.70%) MS Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.35%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (0.18%) Endur
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.53%) GitHub
4 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.22%) HTTP
2 10 (1.76%) Wireshark
3 6 (1.05%) ATM
4 5 (0.88%) Internet
5 4 (0.70%) Broadband
6 3 (0.53%) LDAP
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
7 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.35%) DNS
7 2 (0.35%) DVB
8 1 (0.18%) 2G
8 1 (0.18%) Firewall
8 1 (0.18%) 3G
8 1 (0.18%) Intranet
8 1 (0.18%) SSL
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) LAN
8 1 (0.18%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.87%) MySQL
3 20 (3.51%) NoSQL
4 19 (3.34%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (2.64%) Oracle Database
8 13 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.76%) DB2
10 8 (1.41%) Big Data
10 8 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.88%) SQL Navigator
12 5 (0.88%) SQLite
12 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.53%) HBase
14 2 (0.35%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 224 (39.37%) Selenium
2 195 (34.27%) Cucumber
3 103 (18.10%) WebDriver
4 66 (11.60%) QuickTest Pro
5 61 (10.72%) JIRA
6 59 (10.37%) WATIR
7 53 (9.31%) JUnit
8 52 (9.14%) Jenkins
9 44 (7.73%) Git (software)
10 37 (6.50%) Subversion
11 34 (5.98%) Sahi
12 33 (5.80%) Calabash
13 30 (5.27%) LoadRunner
14 28 (4.92%) Visual Studio
14 28 (4.92%) SoapUI
14 28 (4.92%) SpecFlow
14 28 (4.92%) Hudson
15 25 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
15 25 (4.39%) TeamCity
15 25 (4.39%) Capybara
General
1 85 (14.94%) Finance
2 50 (8.79%) Banking
3 37 (6.50%) Investment Banking
4 22 (3.87%) Games
5 16 (2.81%) Back Office
6 9 (1.58%) Retail
7 7 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.05%) Front Office
9 5 (0.88%) Publishing
10 4 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.53%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
13 1 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (25.83%) Developer
2 104 (18.28%) Tester
3 89 (15.64%) Analyst
4 88 (15.47%) Test Engineer
5 80 (14.06%) Test Analyst
6 50 (8.79%) Automation Tester
7 38 (6.68%) Test Manager
8 36 (6.33%) Automation Engineer
9 23 (4.04%) Test Leader
10 22 (3.87%) Senior Developer
10 22 (3.87%) QA Engineer
10 22 (3.87%) Java Developer
11 19 (3.34%) QA Tester
11 19 (3.34%) QA Analyst
12 18 (3.16%) Ruby Developer
12 18 (3.16%) Senior Tester
13 17 (2.99%) Software Engineer
13 17 (2.99%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (2.81%) Consultant
15 15 (2.64%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (23.02%) XML
2 118 (20.74%) .NET
3 113 (19.86%) Web Services
4 68 (11.95%) HTML
5 57 (10.02%) JSON
6 54 (9.49%) RESTful
7 41 (7.21%) CSS
8 36 (6.33%) REST
9 32 (5.62%) SOAP
10 31 (5.45%) Spring
11 27 (4.75%) HTML5
12 26 (4.57%) jQuery
13 22 (3.87%) CSS3
14 19 (3.34%) Gherkin
15 17 (2.99%) JSP
16 13 (2.28%) ASP.NET
16 13 (2.28%) Ruby on Rails
17 12 (2.11%) AngularJS
18 10 (1.76%) Sinatra
18 10 (1.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 80 (14.06%) Open Source
2 44 (7.73%) Mobile App
3 29 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.69%) Derivative
5 17 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.99%) Video on Demand
6 16 (2.81%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.28%) Credit Derivative
8 12 (2.11%) User Experience
8 12 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.93%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.76%) Credit Risk
10 10 (1.76%) STB
11 8 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.41%) Online Games
11 8 (1.41%) Equities
12 7 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (1.05%) iPad
13 6 (1.05%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.88%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.19%) Linux
2 42 (7.38%) UNIX
3 37 (6.50%) Apple iOS
4 32 (5.62%) Windows
4 32 (5.62%) Android
5 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) CentOS
7 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.18%) VMS
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (65.73%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (43.76%) TDD
3 218 (38.31%) BDD
4 181 (31.81%) Scrum
5 145 (25.48%) Continuous Integration
6 82 (14.41%) Automated Testing
7 68 (11.95%) Test Scripting
8 63 (11.07%) Test Strategy
9 54 (9.49%) Regression Testing
9 54 (9.49%) Software Testing
10 46 (8.08%) Manual Testing
10 46 (8.08%) Automation Testing
11 44 (7.73%) User Stories
11 44 (7.73%) Kanban
11 44 (7.73%) Software Engineering
11 44 (7.73%) ETL
12 43 (7.56%) OO
13 40 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 38 (6.68%) Pair Programming
15 32 (5.62%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 258 (45.34%) Java
2 183 (32.16%) SQL
3 158 (27.77%) Ruby
4 80 (14.06%) C#
5 61 (10.72%) JavaScript
6 49 (8.61%) Python
7 25 (4.39%) PHP
8 20 (3.51%) Shell Script
9 19 (3.34%) Scala
10 17 (2.99%) C++
11 12 (2.11%) Objective-C
12 10 (1.76%) VB
12 10 (1.76%) Golang
13 9 (1.58%) C
13 9 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.41%) Groovy
15 6 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.70%) XPath
16 4 (0.70%) Perl
16 4 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (9.67%) ISEB
2 42 (7.38%) ISTQB
3 39 (6.85%) Degree
4 31 (5.45%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.64%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (35.15%) QA
2 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.35%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.18%) GAAP
3 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.88%) NDS
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 54 (9.49%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.05%) Puppet
3 5 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) Ansible
5 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 73 (12.83%) Oracle
2 61 (10.72%) HP
3 33 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.76%) Informatica
5 7 (1.23%) Sybase
6 6 (1.05%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.05%) Adobe
7 4 (0.70%) Google
7 4 (0.70%) SAP
8 3 (0.53%) Teradata
8 3 (0.53%) Netezza
9 2 (0.35%) Sun
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco
9 2 (0.35%) IBM
9 2 (0.35%) Apple
9 2 (0.35%) Mercator
9 2 (0.35%) Remedy
9 2 (0.35%) Telerik
9 2 (0.35%) Green Hat
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