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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / London
Rank 183 214 186
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 248 211 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.00% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.18% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 138 189
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
16402 17918 17552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.65% 84.94% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11857 12783 12516
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 219 200
Median hourly rate £31.47 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +2 32 £425 -2.85% 14
Croydon -5 6 £500 +68.06% 4
Canary Wharf - 3 £425 -
Osterley - 2 - -
Westminster 0 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 361 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (40.94%) Java
3 209 (40.74%) Selenium
4 205 (39.96%) QA
5 187 (36.45%) BDD
6 173 (33.72%) TDD
7 153 (29.82%) Scrum
8 131 (25.54%) Continuous Integration
9 128 (24.95%) SQL
10 123 (23.98%) Cucumber
11 114 (22.22%) Finance
12 108 (21.05%) JavaScript
13 106 (20.66%) Jenkins
14 99 (19.30%) JIRA
15 98 (19.10%) WebDriver
16 94 (18.32%) Git (software)
17 82 (15.98%) C#
18 74 (14.42%) Linux
19 70 (13.65%) Banking
20 69 (13.45%) HTML
21 68 (13.26%) Functional Testing
22 64 (12.48%) Regression Testing
23 63 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
24 61 (11.89%) Open Source
25 60 (11.70%) Test Scripting
26 59 (11.50%) Python
27 58 (11.31%) .NET
28 57 (11.11%) DevOps
29 56 (10.92%) CSS
30 55 (10.72%) Automated Testing

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 43 (8.38%) Confluence
2 19 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.14%) CMS
4 7 (1.36%) Apache
4 7 (1.36%) Jetty
5 6 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.97%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.78%) Drupal
7 4 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.58%) Apache Qpid
8 3 (0.58%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.58%) nginx
8 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (3.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.97%) MS Office
3 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.58%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.39%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.19%) Magento
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.70%) GitHub
4 10 (1.95%) SaaS
5 9 (1.75%) TestFlight
6 6 (1.17%) PaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.58%) IaaS
7 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.39%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.39%) Google Play
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.19%) Heroku
9 1 (0.19%) Loggly
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.36%) HTTP
1 7 (1.36%) Internet
2 4 (0.78%) DVB
2 4 (0.78%) Firewall
3 3 (0.58%) SNMP
4 2 (0.39%) RTSP
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) SSL
5 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.41%) Big Data
2 30 (5.85%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (5.07%) MongoDB
5 23 (4.48%) MySQL
6 15 (2.92%) NoSQL
7 14 (2.73%) CouchDB
7 14 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.95%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.95%) SQLite
10 9 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.97%) HBase
14 5 (0.97%) Power BI
14 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 209 (40.74%) Selenium
2 123 (23.98%) Cucumber
3 106 (20.66%) Jenkins
4 99 (19.30%) JIRA
5 98 (19.10%) WebDriver
6 94 (18.32%) Git (software)
7 48 (9.36%) SoapUI
8 46 (8.97%) Maven
9 42 (8.19%) JUnit
10 40 (7.80%) HP UFT
11 35 (6.82%) TeamCity
12 31 (6.04%) SpecFlow
13 28 (5.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (4.87%) NUnit
15 24 (4.68%) Robot Framework
16 21 (4.09%) Appium
17 20 (3.90%) JBehave
18 19 (3.70%) Subversion
18 19 (3.70%) Visual Studio
19 17 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 114 (22.22%) Finance
2 70 (13.65%) Banking
3 26 (5.07%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.68%) Retail
5 19 (3.70%) Front Office
6 16 (3.12%) Games
7 13 (2.53%) Marketing
8 11 (2.14%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.97%) Electronics
9 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.78%) Advertising
10 4 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Legal
11 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.39%) Law
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (30.80%) Developer
2 99 (19.30%) Tester
3 65 (12.67%) Test Engineer
4 64 (12.48%) Automation Tester
5 62 (12.09%) QA Engineer
6 58 (11.31%) Analyst
7 50 (9.75%) Developer in Test
8 48 (9.36%) Test Analyst
9 46 (8.97%) Java Developer
10 43 (8.38%) Senior Developer
11 39 (7.60%) Test Automation Engineer
12 37 (7.21%) Test Automation Developer
13 28 (5.46%) Test Manager
14 23 (4.48%) Java Engineer
14 23 (4.48%) Software Developer
15 22 (4.29%) Test Leader
16 20 (3.90%) QA Automation Engineer
16 20 (3.90%) Selenium Tester
17 19 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
17 19 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (13.45%) HTML
2 58 (11.31%) .NET
3 56 (10.92%) CSS
4 50 (9.75%) Gherkin
5 48 (9.36%) Node.js
5 48 (9.36%) Web Services
6 45 (8.77%) RESTful
7 44 (8.58%) SOAP
8 43 (8.38%) REST
9 41 (7.99%) AngularJS
10 39 (7.60%) Spring
11 37 (7.21%) XML
12 29 (5.65%) JSON
12 29 (5.65%) React
13 26 (5.07%) CSS3
14 22 (4.29%) HTML5
15 17 (3.31%) jQuery
16 16 (3.12%) Hibernate
17 13 (2.53%) JMS
17 13 (2.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.80%) Mobile App
2 30 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (2.92%) Equities
5 12 (2.34%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.56%) Derivative
9 7 (1.36%) Blog
9 7 (1.36%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.36%) User Experience
10 6 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.17%) Fintech
11 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.97%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.97%) W3C
12 4 (0.78%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.42%) Linux
2 54 (10.53%) Unix
3 29 (5.65%) Apple iOS
4 24 (4.68%) Windows
5 13 (2.53%) Android
6 10 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (36.45%) BDD
3 173 (33.72%) TDD
4 153 (29.82%) Scrum
5 131 (25.54%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (13.26%) Functional Testing
7 64 (12.48%) Regression Testing
8 63 (12.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 61 (11.89%) Open Source
10 60 (11.70%) Test Scripting
11 57 (11.11%) DevOps
12 55 (10.72%) Automated Testing
13 54 (10.53%) Software Engineering
14 53 (10.33%) E-Commerce
14 53 (10.33%) Test Strategy
15 51 (9.94%) SDLC
16 46 (8.97%) Kanban
16 46 (8.97%) Non-Functional Testing
17 45 (8.77%) Exploratory Testing
18 40 (7.80%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 210 (40.94%) Java
2 128 (24.95%) SQL
3 108 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 82 (15.98%) C#
5 59 (11.50%) Python
6 39 (7.60%) Ruby
7 30 (5.85%) Shell Script
8 23 (4.48%) Scala
9 20 (3.90%) PowerShell
10 17 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 16 (3.12%) C
11 16 (3.12%) C++
12 14 (2.73%) Perl
13 13 (2.53%) Apple Swift
14 11 (2.14%) Objective-C
14 11 (2.14%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.75%) PHP
16 7 (1.36%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.97%) Groovy
18 3 (0.58%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 29 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.26%) ISTQB
3 25 (4.87%) ISEB
4 24 (4.68%) Degree
5 13 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.78%) PhD
8 3 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (39.96%) QA
2 48 (9.36%) SDET
3 4 (0.78%) MiFID
4 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
System Software
1 28 (5.46%) Docker
2 5 (0.97%) HDFS
3 4 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.58%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.19%) iptables
5 1 (0.19%) LXC
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (3.70%) Puppet
2 18 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (2.14%) HockeyApp
4 9 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.56%) Ansible
6 7 (1.36%) Rancher
7 5 (0.97%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.58%) Mesos
9 2 (0.39%) Graphite
9 2 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.39%) Salt
10 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Oozie
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.24%) Atlassian
3 26 (5.07%) Oracle
4 24 (4.68%) HP
5 13 (2.53%) Sybase
6 12 (2.34%) SAP
7 11 (2.14%) IBM
8 10 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.75%) Apple
10 8 (1.56%) Google
10 8 (1.56%) hybris
11 6 (1.17%) Informatica
12 5 (0.97%) Charles River
13 4 (0.78%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.78%) SaltStack
13 4 (0.78%) Splunk
13 4 (0.78%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.78%) Xamarin
14 3 (0.58%) CA Agile Central
14 3 (0.58%) Cloudera
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £425.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £335 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salmon Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent rates
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £650 per week
Posted: 16 hours ago