The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 139 182 193
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 115 90 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 0.91% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.14% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 62 50
Median daily rate £400 £345 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £39.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.08% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%
Automated Testing
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6804 7879 7079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.65% 79.76% 76.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4173 4831 3969
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 267 274
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.70 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Hampshire +6 31 £254 -21.92% 7
West Sussex +17 27 £450 +26.31% 1
Berkshire +13 14 £375 +7.14% 2
Surrey +20 13 £360 +30.90% 5
Buckinghamshire +29 11 £475 +26.66% 1
Oxfordshire -14 7 £400 - 10
East Sussex +5 6 £375 +56.25% 3
Sussex +7 3 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing 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 South East region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 160 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (42.19%) Scrum
3 104 (40.63%) Java
4 95 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
5 92 (35.94%) Git (software)
5 92 (35.94%) HTML
6 79 (30.86%) Selenium
7 78 (30.47%) REST
8 77 (30.08%) CSS
9 73 (28.52%) C#
10 71 (27.73%) Jenkins
11 70 (27.34%) HTML5
12 65 (25.39%) Scala
13 64 (25.00%) CSS3
13 64 (25.00%) Linux
13 64 (25.00%) Python
13 64 (25.00%) JIRA
14 62 (24.22%) JSON
15 57 (22.27%) Ruby
16 56 (21.88%) Ajax
16 56 (21.88%) Open Source
17 55 (21.48%) RESTful
18 54 (21.09%) HTTP
18 54 (21.09%) Web Services
19 52 (20.31%) Subversion
19 52 (20.31%) Spring
20 51 (19.92%) Google
21 50 (19.53%) SQL
22 48 (18.75%) JUnit
23 45 (17.58%) JavaScript

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 36 (14.06%) Confluence
2 13 (5.08%) CMS
3 8 (3.13%) JBoss
4 6 (2.34%) EPiServer CMS
4 6 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.17%) IIS
7 2 (0.78%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) Documentum
8 1 (0.39%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.30%) Google Play
2 9 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.52%) SaaS
3 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.17%) GitHub
6 2 (0.78%) Force.com
7 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.39%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 54 (21.09%) HTTP
2 15 (5.86%) LDAP
3 9 (3.52%) Bluetooth
4 6 (2.34%) Firewall
5 4 (1.56%) DVB
5 4 (1.56%) Internet
5 4 (1.56%) Network Security
6 3 (1.17%) DHCP
6 3 (1.17%) DNS
6 3 (1.17%) IPv4
6 3 (1.17%) IPv6
7 2 (0.78%) ATM
8 1 (0.39%) Broadband
8 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.47%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.13%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.56%) MySQL
6 4 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.39%) Big Data
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (35.94%) Git (software)
2 79 (30.86%) Selenium
3 71 (27.73%) Jenkins
4 64 (25.00%) JIRA
5 52 (20.31%) Subversion
6 48 (18.75%) JUnit
7 27 (10.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (7.81%) Cucumber
9 19 (7.42%) SoapUI
10 17 (6.64%) WebDriver
11 13 (5.08%) Gradle
12 11 (4.30%) HP UFT
13 10 (3.91%) Android Studio
14 9 (3.52%) Visual Studio
15 8 (3.13%) SpecFlow
16 6 (2.34%) Appium
16 6 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 5 (1.95%) Capybara
17 5 (1.95%) MSTest
18 4 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (8.59%) Finance
2 5 (1.95%) Games
2 5 (1.95%) Publishing
2 5 (1.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.56%) Retail
4 2 (0.78%) Banking
4 2 (0.78%) Electronics
4 2 (0.78%) French Language
4 2 (0.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.39%) Back Office
5 1 (0.39%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 140 (54.69%) Developer
2 44 (17.19%) Java Developer
3 34 (13.28%) Tester
4 32 (12.50%) Scala Developer
5 25 (9.77%) Analyst
6 23 (8.98%) Java Scala Developer
7 21 (8.20%) Test Analyst
8 20 (7.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 19 (7.42%) Test Engineer
10 17 (6.64%) Automation Tester
11 15 (5.86%) C# Developer
12 12 (4.69%) Android Developer
13 11 (4.30%) SSIS Developer
14 10 (3.91%) HTML CSS Developer
14 10 (3.91%) HTML Developer
14 10 (3.91%) Software Tester
14 10 (3.91%) Test Automation Developer
15 9 (3.52%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
15 9 (3.52%) QA Engineer
15 9 (3.52%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (35.94%) HTML
2 78 (30.47%) REST
3 77 (30.08%) CSS
4 70 (27.34%) HTML5
5 64 (25.00%) CSS3
6 62 (24.22%) JSON
7 56 (21.88%) Ajax
8 55 (21.48%) RESTful
9 54 (21.09%) Web Services
10 52 (20.31%) Spring
11 42 (16.41%) Play Framework
12 41 (16.02%) Django
13 40 (15.63%) Guice
13 40 (15.63%) Ruby on Rails
14 31 (12.11%) XML
15 29 (11.33%) .NET
16 22 (8.59%) Spring MVC
17 18 (7.03%) SOAP
18 16 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 13 (5.08%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.86%) User Experience
3 14 (5.47%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.08%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.95%) Blog
7 5 (1.95%) RIA
8 4 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.56%) Digital TV
8 4 (1.56%) MPEG
8 4 (1.56%) STB
9 2 (0.78%) IVR
9 2 (0.78%) Replication
9 2 (0.78%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.39%) iPad
10 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 64 (25.00%) Linux
2 21 (8.20%) Windows
3 19 (7.42%) Android
4 10 (3.91%) Unix
5 7 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.73%) CentOS
5 7 (2.73%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.39%) Debian
7 1 (0.39%) VMS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (42.19%) Scrum
3 95 (37.11%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (21.88%) Open Source
5 37 (14.45%) Responsive Web Design
5 37 (14.45%) Web Design
6 35 (13.67%) MVC
7 33 (12.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (12.11%) Software Engineering
8 31 (12.11%) TDD
9 30 (11.72%) OWASP
10 28 (10.94%) Configuration Management
11 26 (10.16%) User Stories
12 25 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (9.77%) Mentoring
12 25 (9.77%) Test Automation
12 25 (9.77%) Test Scripting
13 23 (8.98%) Front End Development
14 22 (8.59%) Kanban
14 22 (8.59%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (40.63%) Java
2 73 (28.52%) C#
3 65 (25.39%) Scala
4 64 (25.00%) Python
5 57 (22.27%) Ruby
6 50 (19.53%) SQL
7 45 (17.58%) JavaScript
8 15 (5.86%) C++
9 13 (5.08%) PHP
10 9 (3.52%) Perl
11 8 (3.13%) C
11 8 (3.13%) Groovy
12 7 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.78%) Tcl
14 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.78%) VBA
14 2 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (10.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.69%) ISEB
4 11 (4.30%) Degree
5 9 (3.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.39%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (14.45%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.17%) SDET
2 3 (1.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.95%) Docker
2 5 (1.95%) vSphere
3 4 (1.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.13%) Netcool
1 8 (3.13%) Puppet
2 7 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.78%) Ansible
5 1 (0.39%) SELinux
5 1 (0.39%) yum
Vendors
1 51 (19.92%) Google
2 15 (5.86%) Oracle
3 13 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.69%) ServiceNow
5 10 (3.91%) Twitter
6 7 (2.73%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.34%) EPiServer
8 5 (1.95%) Remedy
8 5 (1.95%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.95%) SAP
9 4 (1.56%) Avaya
9 4 (1.56%) Genesys
9 4 (1.56%) KANA
9 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.56%) Talend
10 3 (1.17%) HP
11 2 (0.78%) IBM
12 1 (0.39%) BMC
12 1 (0.39%) VMware
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