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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 196 189 201
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 268 284 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.14% 1.21% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.53% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 204 181
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% +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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 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 31 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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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 73 £450 - 20
Paddington - 5 £400 -
Ealing - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 4 £425 -
Docklands, London -4 3 £750 +37.93%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 307 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (37.90%) Selenium
3 181 (35.91%) QA
4 179 (35.52%) Java
5 163 (32.34%) SQL
6 146 (28.97%) Cucumber
7 143 (28.37%) TDD
8 142 (28.17%) BDD
9 138 (27.38%) Scrum
10 127 (25.20%) Finance
10 127 (25.20%) C#
11 101 (20.04%) .NET
12 88 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
13 86 (17.06%) WebDriver
14 84 (16.67%) Banking
15 82 (16.27%) Ruby
16 77 (15.28%) Test Scripting
17 71 (14.09%) Software Testing
18 69 (13.69%) JIRA
19 68 (13.49%) Web Services
20 67 (13.29%) Test Strategy
21 65 (12.90%) Jenkins
21 65 (12.90%) Automated Testing
22 64 (12.70%) Microsoft
23 63 (12.50%) JavaScript
24 62 (12.30%) SDLC
25 56 (11.11%) Git (software)
26 53 (10.52%) Oracle
27 52 (10.32%) XML
27 52 (10.32%) Python

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 18 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.38%) Node.js
3 9 (1.79%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.59%) Confluence
4 8 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.59%) Apache
5 6 (1.19%) CMS
6 5 (0.99%) JBoss
7 4 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.79%) LiveLink
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.20%) Mule
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 27 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.98%) MS Office
3 5 (0.99%) Maya
4 1 (0.20%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.59%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.79%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.79%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.79%) Eagle PACE
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.40%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
5 1 (0.20%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.39%) GitHub
3 6 (1.19%) Heroku
4 5 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.79%) Engine Yard
5 4 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.60%) Force.com
6 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.40%) SaaS
8 1 (0.20%) Office 365
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.76%) HTTP
2 10 (1.98%) Internet
3 5 (0.99%) PSTN
4 4 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.60%) LDAP
5 3 (0.60%) GSM
5 3 (0.60%) DVB
6 2 (0.40%) SS7
6 2 (0.40%) TCAP
6 2 (0.40%) ISUP
6 2 (0.40%) SCCP
6 2 (0.40%) INAP
6 2 (0.40%) WAN
6 2 (0.40%) SMTP
6 2 (0.40%) 3G
6 2 (0.40%) LAN
6 2 (0.40%) 2G
6 2 (0.40%) SSH
6 2 (0.40%) 4G
6 2 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.56%) MySQL
4 20 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 11 (2.18%) Big Data
7 10 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.19%) QlikView
10 6 (1.19%) OLAP
10 6 (1.19%) Apache Hive
10 6 (1.19%) Impala
10 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.99%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 191 (37.90%) Selenium
2 146 (28.97%) Cucumber
3 86 (17.06%) WebDriver
4 69 (13.69%) JIRA
5 65 (12.90%) Jenkins
6 56 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 48 (9.52%) SpecFlow
8 43 (8.53%) HP UFT
9 35 (6.94%) JUnit
10 31 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (5.75%) SoapUI
12 26 (5.16%) Visual Studio
13 24 (4.76%) FitNesse
14 22 (4.37%) RSpec
15 21 (4.17%) WATIR
15 21 (4.17%) JMeter
16 19 (3.77%) Calabash
17 18 (3.57%) Capybara
17 18 (3.57%) TeamCity
18 17 (3.37%) Jasmine
General
1 127 (25.20%) Finance
2 84 (16.67%) Banking
3 52 (10.32%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.37%) Games
5 14 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.38%) Back Office
7 8 (1.59%) Front Office
8 7 (1.39%) Advertising
9 6 (1.19%) Retail
9 6 (1.19%) Marketing
10 3 (0.60%) French Language
10 3 (0.60%) Billing
10 3 (0.60%) Publishing
11 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 118 (23.41%) Developer
2 95 (18.85%) Analyst
3 73 (14.48%) Tester
4 72 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 57 (11.31%) Test Engineer
6 37 (7.34%) Test Leader
6 37 (7.34%) Automation Tester
7 35 (6.94%) Test Manager
8 33 (6.55%) Senior Analyst
9 32 (6.35%) QA Analyst
10 26 (5.16%) AWS Developer
11 24 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
11 24 (4.76%) QA Engineer
12 23 (4.56%) Senior Test Analyst
13 22 (4.37%) Test Automation Engineer
14 20 (3.97%) Java Developer
15 16 (3.17%) QA Test Analyst
15 16 (3.17%) Senior QA Analyst
16 12 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
16 12 (2.38%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (20.04%) .NET
2 68 (13.49%) Web Services
3 52 (10.32%) XML
4 51 (10.12%) HTML
5 41 (8.13%) SOAP
6 30 (5.95%) Gherkin
7 29 (5.75%) REST
8 27 (5.36%) CSS
9 26 (5.16%) JSON
10 25 (4.96%) Middleware
11 22 (4.37%) HTML5
12 21 (4.17%) Spring
13 19 (3.77%) ASP.NET
14 16 (3.17%) RESTful
15 15 (2.98%) AngularJS
16 14 (2.78%) Hibernate
17 13 (2.58%) CSS3
18 12 (2.38%) jQuery
18 12 (2.38%) Java EE
19 11 (2.18%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.97%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.37%) Client/Server
4 12 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.38%) User Experience
5 11 (2.18%) STB
5 11 (2.18%) Credit Risk
6 10 (1.98%) Derivative
6 10 (1.98%) Digital Media
7 9 (1.79%) IPTV
7 9 (1.79%) Replication
7 9 (1.79%) Online Games
7 9 (1.79%) Video on Demand
8 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.59%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.59%) Equities
8 8 (1.59%) MPEG
8 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.19%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.13%) Linux
2 45 (8.93%) UNIX
3 44 (8.73%) Windows
4 21 (4.17%) Android
5 20 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (60.91%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (28.37%) TDD
3 142 (28.17%) BDD
4 138 (27.38%) Scrum
5 88 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (15.28%) Test Scripting
7 71 (14.09%) Software Testing
8 67 (13.29%) Test Strategy
9 65 (12.90%) Automated Testing
10 62 (12.30%) SDLC
11 48 (9.52%) Regression Testing
12 45 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (8.53%) Open Source
14 40 (7.94%) Test Management
15 34 (6.75%) Automation Testing
16 32 (6.35%) OO
17 31 (6.15%) E-Commerce
17 31 (6.15%) Performance Testing
17 31 (6.15%) Load Testing
18 30 (5.95%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (35.52%) Java
2 163 (32.34%) SQL
3 127 (25.20%) C#
4 82 (16.27%) Ruby
5 63 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 52 (10.32%) Python
7 17 (3.37%) PHP
7 17 (3.37%) Groovy
8 16 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 15 (2.98%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.98%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.98%) C
10 14 (2.78%) C++
11 13 (2.58%) VBScript
11 13 (2.58%) Scala
12 12 (2.38%) VB.NET
13 11 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.79%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.79%) Perl
14 9 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (9.72%) ISEB
2 45 (8.93%) ISTQB
3 28 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 26 (5.16%) Degree
5 23 (4.56%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) CSQA
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.20%) MCAD
8 1 (0.20%) MCSD
8 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.20%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (35.91%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.40%) EMIR
4 2 (0.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.39%) HDFS
2 5 (0.99%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (7.34%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.79%) Puppet
3 8 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.39%) Ansible
5 5 (0.99%) Oozie
6 4 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.79%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.79%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.20%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.20%) logstash
7 1 (0.20%) Mesos
7 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.20%) StatsD
Vendors
1 64 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.52%) Oracle
3 20 (3.97%) HP
4 18 (3.57%) Sybase
5 15 (2.98%) IBM
6 12 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.39%) SAP
7 7 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.19%) Perforce
9 5 (0.99%) OpenText
9 5 (0.99%) Informatica
9 5 (0.99%) Green Hat
10 4 (0.79%) Metastorm
10 4 (0.79%) CA
10 4 (0.79%) Cadence
10 4 (0.79%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.79%) Charles River
10 4 (0.79%) Google
11 3 (0.60%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.40%) TIBCO
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago