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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 197 198 180
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 266 271 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.20% 1.15% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.41% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 202 206
Median daily rate £450 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
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
18896 19265 18726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.27% 81.63% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13649 13768 13140
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 232 227
Median hourly rate £22.38 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £64.25 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +36 65 £475 - 14
Croydon - 5 £400 -
Docklands, London +12 3 £430 -42.66%
Canary Wharf +5 1 - -
Hammersmith 0 1 £475 +11.76%
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 329 (60.93%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (41.67%) Selenium
3 213 (39.44%) Java
4 177 (32.78%) QA
5 160 (29.63%) TDD
6 159 (29.44%) BDD
7 144 (26.67%) Finance
8 137 (25.37%) Scrum
8 137 (25.37%) Cucumber
9 130 (24.07%) SQL
10 125 (23.15%) Banking
11 123 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
12 116 (21.48%) Web Services
13 111 (20.56%) WebDriver
14 107 (19.81%) JavaScript
15 95 (17.59%) JIRA
16 94 (17.41%) Jenkins
17 90 (16.67%) Git (software)
18 89 (16.48%) Functional Testing
19 82 (15.19%) HTML
20 81 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
21 80 (14.81%) Ruby
22 74 (13.70%) SOAP
23 72 (13.33%) Oracle
24 69 (12.78%) JSON
25 68 (12.59%) XML
26 67 (12.41%) REST
27 66 (12.22%) OO
27 66 (12.22%) Test Scripting
28 63 (11.67%) Python

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 35 (6.48%) Jetty
2 33 (6.11%) Tomcat
3 29 (5.37%) nginx
4 15 (2.78%) Confluence
5 7 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.74%) CMS
7 4 (0.74%) JBoss
7 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.56%) Apache
8 3 (0.56%) Drupal
8 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.37%) SAS
9 2 (0.37%) WildFly
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.22%) MS Office
3 5 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) Mingle
5 2 (0.37%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Magento
2 2 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Global One
3 1 (0.19%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 27 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.04%) TestFlight
4 8 (1.48%) GitHub
5 6 (1.11%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.37%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.70%) HTTP
2 7 (1.30%) DVB
3 4 (0.74%) Internet
4 2 (0.37%) Firewall
4 2 (0.37%) NAS
4 2 (0.37%) SAN
4 2 (0.37%) SSL
4 2 (0.37%) VPN
5 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.19%) Skype
5 1 (0.19%) SNMP
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.19%) VoIP
5 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.52%) MySQL
2 38 (7.04%) NoSQL
3 28 (5.19%) Apache Hive
3 28 (5.19%) Impala
3 28 (5.19%) Neo4j
4 26 (4.81%) Relational Database
5 23 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.33%) SQL Server
7 17 (3.15%) Big Data
8 14 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (2.04%) CouchDB
9 11 (2.04%) SQLite
10 9 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.11%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.74%) Redis
Development Applications
1 225 (41.67%) Selenium
2 137 (25.37%) Cucumber
3 111 (20.56%) WebDriver
4 95 (17.59%) JIRA
5 94 (17.41%) Jenkins
6 90 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 58 (10.74%) JUnit
8 55 (10.19%) TeamCity
9 48 (8.89%) Maven
10 44 (8.15%) HP UFT
11 43 (7.96%) Appium
12 36 (6.67%) Subversion
13 35 (6.48%) SoapUI
14 32 (5.93%) Ant
15 28 (5.19%) SpecFlow
16 26 (4.81%) Capybara
17 25 (4.63%) JMeter
18 23 (4.26%) Protractor
19 21 (3.89%) JBehave
20 20 (3.70%) Jasmine
General
1 144 (26.67%) Finance
2 125 (23.15%) Banking
3 38 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 33 (6.11%) Retail
5 9 (1.67%) Front Office
5 9 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.30%) Legal
7 6 (1.11%) Games
7 6 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.93%) Back Office
9 4 (0.74%) Law
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.19%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 146 (27.04%) Developer
2 86 (15.93%) Analyst
3 78 (14.44%) Tester
4 70 (12.96%) Java Developer
4 70 (12.96%) Test Analyst
5 67 (12.41%) Test Engineer
6 52 (9.63%) Automation Tester
7 45 (8.33%) Test Manager
8 39 (7.22%) Test Automation Engineer
9 37 (6.85%) QA Engineer
10 34 (6.30%) Developer in Test
11 33 (6.11%) Senior Developer
12 31 (5.74%) Automation Test Analyst
13 27 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
14 24 (4.44%) QA Analyst
15 23 (4.26%) QA Tester
16 21 (3.89%) Ruby Developer
16 21 (3.89%) Test Automation Developer
17 18 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
17 18 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (21.48%) Web Services
2 82 (15.19%) HTML
3 74 (13.70%) SOAP
4 69 (12.78%) JSON
5 68 (12.59%) XML
6 67 (12.41%) REST
7 61 (11.30%) .NET
8 59 (10.93%) HTML5
9 58 (10.74%) CSS
10 57 (10.56%) Node.js
11 55 (10.19%) AngularJS
12 53 (9.81%) Gherkin
13 48 (8.89%) Spring
14 43 (7.96%) CSS3
15 32 (5.93%) JDBC
16 29 (5.37%) GWT
16 29 (5.37%) Struts
16 29 (5.37%) Struts2
17 23 (4.26%) RESTful
18 21 (3.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.19%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.19%) User Experience
3 15 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (2.04%) Biometrics
4 11 (2.04%) Fixed Income
5 10 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.85%) Derivative
6 9 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (1.48%) STB
8 7 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.30%) IPTV
8 7 (1.30%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.11%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.93%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.93%) Physics
10 5 (0.93%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.89%) Apple iOS
2 44 (8.15%) Unix
3 40 (7.41%) Android
4 39 (7.22%) Linux
5 30 (5.56%) Windows
6 6 (1.11%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.56%) CentOS
7 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (60.93%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.63%) TDD
3 159 (29.44%) BDD
4 137 (25.37%) Scrum
5 123 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
6 89 (16.48%) Functional Testing
7 81 (15.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 66 (12.22%) OO
8 66 (12.22%) Test Scripting
9 59 (10.93%) Test Strategy
10 58 (10.74%) Automated Testing
10 58 (10.74%) E-Commerce
11 55 (10.19%) DevOps
11 55 (10.19%) Integration Testing
12 54 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 53 (9.81%) OOP
14 52 (9.63%) Open Source
14 52 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
15 51 (9.44%) Regression Testing
16 50 (9.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 213 (39.44%) Java
2 130 (24.07%) SQL
3 107 (19.81%) JavaScript
4 80 (14.81%) Ruby
5 63 (11.67%) Python
6 58 (10.74%) C#
7 23 (4.26%) Scala
8 21 (3.89%) Perl
9 18 (3.33%) Apple Swift
10 16 (2.96%) C++
11 15 (2.78%) C
11 15 (2.78%) Objective-C
12 13 (2.41%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.85%) VBA
14 8 (1.48%) Groovy
14 8 (1.48%) PHP
15 7 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.30%) VB
16 6 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (9.07%) ISEB
3 39 (7.22%) ISTQB
4 34 (6.30%) SC Cleared
5 23 (4.26%) Degree
6 22 (4.07%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.67%) PMP
9 6 (1.11%) PhD
10 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (32.78%) QA
2 39 (7.22%) SDET
3 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.37%) EMIR
3 2 (0.37%) MiFID
4 1 (0.19%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) FINREP
System Software
1 16 (2.96%) Docker
2 4 (0.74%) Varnish
3 2 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 34 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (3.89%) Puppet
3 13 (2.41%) Ansible
4 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.74%) Terraform
5 4 (0.74%) yum
6 3 (0.56%) Nagios
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.37%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.37%) Linux-HA
8 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 72 (13.33%) Oracle
2 45 (8.33%) HP
3 27 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 22 (4.07%) IBM
5 15 (2.78%) Informatica
5 15 (2.78%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.04%) Hortonworks
7 8 (1.48%) Twitter
8 7 (1.30%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.93%) Adobe
9 5 (0.93%) Pega
9 5 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.93%) Sybase
10 4 (0.74%) AppDynamics
10 4 (0.74%) Caplin
10 4 (0.74%) SAP
10 4 (0.74%) Splunk
11 3 (0.56%) Green Hat
11 3 (0.56%) hybris
11 3 (0.56%) VMware
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