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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 207 199 156
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -43
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 220 250 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 1.18% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.47% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 189 247
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £324 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -2.66%
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
17658 17038 17712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.38% 80.34% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12589 12189 12162
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 200 245
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.39 £47.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the London region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 33 £413 -2.94% 23
Croydon - 8 £298 - 1
Docklands, London +9 2 £383 -
Canary Wharf +1 2 £600 +6.66%
Hammersmith +2 1 £500 +6.10% 1
Westminster - 1 £416 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 357 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (39.82%) BDD
3 215 (39.09%) Selenium
4 209 (38.00%) Java
5 191 (34.73%) TDD
6 174 (31.64%) QA
7 172 (31.27%) Cucumber
8 156 (28.36%) Scrum
9 140 (25.45%) SQL
10 131 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
11 118 (21.45%) JIRA
12 108 (19.64%) Ruby
12 108 (19.64%) Finance
13 99 (18.00%) Jenkins
14 98 (17.82%) C#
15 97 (17.64%) Git (software)
16 93 (16.91%) WebDriver
17 81 (14.73%) Test Scripting
17 81 (14.73%) Web Services
18 78 (14.18%) .NET
19 72 (13.09%) Automated Testing
20 67 (12.18%) HP UFT
20 67 (12.18%) Banking
21 64 (11.64%) ISEB
22 63 (11.45%) JavaScript
23 62 (11.27%) ISTQB
23 62 (11.27%) Test Strategy
24 61 (11.09%) Manual Testing
25 60 (10.91%) Kanban
26 57 (10.36%) Mobile App

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (3.64%) Confluence
2 17 (3.09%) Node.js
3 11 (2.00%) JBoss
4 7 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.91%) Apache
6 5 (0.91%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.55%) CMS
8 3 (0.55%) IIS
8 3 (0.55%) Jetty
8 3 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.36%) WildFly
9 2 (0.36%) WordPress
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 12 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.64%) MS Office
3 3 (0.55%) MS Project
4 2 (0.36%) HipChat
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) Summit
3 2 (0.36%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.18%) Global One
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.18%) GitHub
2 33 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.09%) Heroku
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.36%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.18%) HTTP
2 4 (0.73%) HTTPS
2 4 (0.73%) Internet
3 3 (0.55%) Network Security
4 2 (0.36%) 2G
4 2 (0.36%) 3G
4 2 (0.36%) 4G
4 2 (0.36%) Broadband
4 2 (0.36%) Firewall
4 2 (0.36%) LAN
4 2 (0.36%) SMTP
4 2 (0.36%) SSH
4 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.36%) WAN
4 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.18%) DVB
5 1 (0.18%) FTP
5 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.36%) MySQL
3 15 (2.73%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.82%) Redis
6 10 (1.82%) SQLite
7 8 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.27%) Big Data
9 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.73%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.55%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.55%) OLAP
12 3 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 215 (39.09%) Selenium
2 172 (31.27%) Cucumber
3 118 (21.45%) JIRA
4 99 (18.00%) Jenkins
5 97 (17.64%) Git (software)
6 93 (16.91%) WebDriver
7 67 (12.18%) HP UFT
8 49 (8.91%) SoapUI
9 46 (8.36%) Appium
9 46 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (7.64%) Capybara
10 42 (7.64%) SpecFlow
11 30 (5.45%) RSpec
12 28 (5.09%) Calabash
13 25 (4.55%) JBehave
13 25 (4.55%) JUnit
13 25 (4.55%) Visual Studio
14 24 (4.36%) Eclipse
15 23 (4.18%) TeamCity
16 22 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 108 (19.64%) Finance
2 67 (12.18%) Banking
3 33 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.82%) Retail
5 14 (2.55%) Front Office
6 11 (2.00%) Publishing
7 9 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.73%) Games
10 3 (0.55%) Back Office
10 3 (0.55%) Billing
10 3 (0.55%) Marketing
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 154 (28.00%) Developer
2 108 (19.64%) Analyst
3 102 (18.55%) Tester
4 96 (17.45%) Test Analyst
5 56 (10.18%) Automation Analyst
6 55 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 49 (8.91%) Automation Tester
7 49 (8.91%) QA Engineer
8 47 (8.55%) Developer in Test
9 41 (7.45%) Automation Engineer
10 39 (7.09%) Test Manager
11 37 (6.73%) Test Engineer
12 34 (6.18%) Java Developer
13 31 (5.64%) Test Leader
14 25 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
15 21 (3.82%) Automation Test Lead
15 21 (3.82%) QA Analyst
15 21 (3.82%) Senior Developer
16 20 (3.64%) QA Automation Engineer
17 19 (3.45%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.73%) Web Services
2 78 (14.18%) .NET
3 55 (10.00%) SOAP
4 50 (9.09%) HTML
5 49 (8.91%) RESTful
6 44 (8.00%) Gherkin
7 41 (7.45%) XML
8 38 (6.91%) REST
9 36 (6.55%) CSS
10 28 (5.09%) Spring
11 26 (4.73%) Ruby on Rails
12 23 (4.18%) JSON
13 20 (3.64%) AngularJS
14 16 (2.91%) Middleware
15 15 (2.73%) HTML5
16 13 (2.36%) ASP.NET
16 13 (2.36%) Hibernate
16 13 (2.36%) MSMQ
17 11 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.36%) Mobile App
2 32 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.09%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.45%) Derivative
5 15 (2.73%) User Experience
6 14 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.18%) Equities
8 8 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.45%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.27%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (0.91%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.91%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.91%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.91%) Physics
10 5 (0.91%) STB
10 5 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.45%) Apple iOS
2 45 (8.18%) Android
3 38 (6.91%) Unix
4 35 (6.36%) Windows
5 30 (5.45%) Linux
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.36%) CentOS
8 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Solaris
8 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (39.82%) BDD
3 191 (34.73%) TDD
4 156 (28.36%) Scrum
5 131 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
6 81 (14.73%) Test Scripting
7 72 (13.09%) Automated Testing
8 62 (11.27%) Test Strategy
9 61 (11.09%) Manual Testing
10 60 (10.91%) Kanban
11 56 (10.18%) Regression Testing
12 54 (9.82%) Automation Testing
13 53 (9.64%) Functional Testing
14 49 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 42 (7.64%) Software Testing
16 40 (7.27%) Open Source
17 39 (7.09%) E-Commerce
17 39 (7.09%) SDLC
18 37 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
19 35 (6.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 209 (38.00%) Java
2 140 (25.45%) SQL
3 108 (19.64%) Ruby
4 98 (17.82%) C#
5 63 (11.45%) JavaScript
6 42 (7.64%) Python
7 17 (3.09%) C++
7 17 (3.09%) Scala
8 15 (2.73%) PHP
9 13 (2.36%) Groovy
9 13 (2.36%) VBScript
10 12 (2.18%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.00%) Apple Swift
12 10 (1.82%) C
12 10 (1.82%) Objective-C
13 9 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.45%) Perl
15 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.27%) VB
16 6 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (11.64%) ISEB
2 62 (11.27%) ISTQB
3 36 (6.55%) Degree
4 22 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.82%) PhD
6 10 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.55%) PMP
9 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (31.64%) QA
2 17 (3.09%) SDET
3 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.55%) MiFID
4 2 (0.36%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
System Software
1 5 (0.91%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (5.27%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.09%) Capistrano
3 13 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.27%) Puppet
5 3 (0.55%) Ansible
6 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 52 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 25 (4.55%) HP
2 25 (4.55%) Oracle
3 18 (3.27%) Sybase
4 14 (2.55%) Informatica
5 12 (2.18%) IBM
6 10 (1.82%) Twitter
7 6 (1.09%) Google
8 5 (0.91%) Facebook
8 5 (0.91%) ILOG
9 4 (0.73%) Citrix
9 4 (0.73%) Green Hat
9 4 (0.73%) Sun
9 4 (0.73%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.55%) Adobe
10 3 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.55%) Calypso
10 3 (0.55%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.55%) Perforce
11 2 (0.36%) Telerik
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