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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 152 176 155
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -21
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 99 67 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.75% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.02% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 35
Average daily rate
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£362 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £301 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +2.11%
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
7060 6547 5727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.37% 72.91% 71.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4055 3616 3016
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 241
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 June 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 June 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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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
Hampshire +22 36 £349 +2.71% 8
Berkshire +22 29 £400 -5.32% 7
Surrey -8 13 £380 +5.55% 5
West Sussex - 13 £334 - 3
Oxfordshire -12 6 £365 +7.35% 13
Buckinghamshire -21 1 £225 -40.78% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 110 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (38.89%) Scrum
3 76 (38.38%) TDD
4 70 (35.35%) Selenium
5 64 (32.32%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (32.32%) Java
6 51 (25.76%) JavaScript
7 49 (24.75%) Git (software)
8 48 (24.24%) Jenkins
8 48 (24.24%) SQL
9 46 (23.23%) OO
10 45 (22.73%) C#
11 44 (22.22%) Subversion
12 43 (21.72%) Test Scripting
12 43 (21.72%) BDD
13 42 (21.21%) HTML
14 39 (19.70%) .NET
14 39 (19.70%) Web Services
15 34 (17.17%) CSS
15 34 (17.17%) SOA
16 30 (15.15%) JUnit
16 30 (15.15%) Cucumber
17 29 (14.65%) RESTful
17 29 (14.65%) jQuery
18 28 (14.14%) Linux
19 27 (13.64%) Apache
20 26 (13.13%) Change Control
21 25 (12.63%) XML
22 24 (12.12%) Windows
22 24 (12.12%) Unit Testing

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (13.64%) Apache
2 20 (10.10%) CMS
3 15 (7.58%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.57%) Kentico
5 10 (5.05%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.55%) Node.js
7 7 (3.54%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.54%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.53%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.51%) uiautomator
10 1 (0.51%) IIS
10 1 (0.51%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.51%) Zope
Applications
1 12 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.53%) SaaS
3 4 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.01%) PaaS
4 2 (1.01%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.10%) Internet
2 5 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.02%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.52%) DNS
4 3 (1.52%) Bluetooth
5 2 (1.01%) HTTP
5 2 (1.01%) Firewall
6 1 (0.51%) ATM
6 1 (0.51%) 3G
6 1 (0.51%) Wireless
6 1 (0.51%) 2G
6 1 (0.51%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.51%) LTE
6 1 (0.51%) 4G
6 1 (0.51%) GSM
6 1 (0.51%) LAN
6 1 (0.51%) VoIP
6 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (5.05%) DB2
4 9 (4.55%) MySQL
5 8 (4.04%) DbVisualizer
5 8 (4.04%) MongoDB
6 7 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.01%) Star Schema
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (35.35%) Selenium
2 49 (24.75%) Git (software)
3 48 (24.24%) Jenkins
4 44 (22.22%) Subversion
5 30 (15.15%) JUnit
5 30 (15.15%) Cucumber
6 24 (12.12%) Mockito
6 24 (12.12%) NUnit
7 22 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (9.60%) Maven
9 16 (8.08%) Visual Studio
10 15 (7.58%) LoadRunner
11 14 (7.07%) Ant
12 12 (6.06%) WebDriver
13 11 (5.56%) JMeter
14 10 (5.05%) MSTest
14 10 (5.05%) Robotium
15 9 (4.55%) Artifactory
15 9 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (4.55%) Appium
General
1 10 (5.05%) Telecoms
1 10 (5.05%) Publishing
2 9 (4.55%) Retail
3 8 (4.04%) Games
3 8 (4.04%) Finance
4 5 (2.53%) Automotive
5 4 (2.02%) Legal
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (43.94%) Developer
2 46 (23.23%) Analyst
3 39 (19.70%) Test Analyst
4 24 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 21 (10.61%) Tester
6 16 (8.08%) .NET Developer
7 11 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.05%) Web Developer
8 10 (5.05%) Android Developer
9 9 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
9 9 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.04%) Performance Tester
11 7 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
12 6 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (3.03%) Automation Tester
12 6 (3.03%) Consultant
13 5 (2.53%) Business Analyst
13 5 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
14 4 (2.02%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.21%) HTML
2 39 (19.70%) .NET
2 39 (19.70%) Web Services
3 34 (17.17%) CSS
4 29 (14.65%) jQuery
4 29 (14.65%) RESTful
5 25 (12.63%) XML
6 24 (12.12%) Spring
7 20 (10.10%) WCF
7 20 (10.10%) SOAP
8 18 (9.09%) JSON
8 18 (9.09%) Gherkin
9 17 (8.59%) Hibernate
9 17 (8.59%) REST
10 16 (8.08%) AngularJS
11 14 (7.07%) ASP.NET
12 12 (6.06%) SAML
12 12 (6.06%) OpenID
12 12 (6.06%) HTML5
12 12 (6.06%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.01%) Mobile Games
4 2 (1.01%) Physics
5 1 (0.51%) Handset
5 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.51%) Social Media
5 1 (0.51%) Blog
5 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.51%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.51%) User Experience
5 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.14%) Linux
2 24 (12.12%) Windows
3 15 (7.58%) UNIX
4 13 (6.57%) Android
5 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.01%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Solaris
8 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (38.89%) Scrum
3 76 (38.38%) TDD
4 64 (32.32%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (23.23%) OO
6 43 (21.72%) Test Scripting
6 43 (21.72%) BDD
7 34 (17.17%) SOA
8 26 (13.13%) Change Control
9 24 (12.12%) Unit Testing
10 23 (11.62%) Regression Testing
11 22 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 22 (11.11%) Web Development
11 22 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (10.61%) Open Source
13 19 (9.60%) MVC
14 17 (8.59%) Software Engineering
14 17 (8.59%) Manual Testing
15 16 (8.08%) Software Testing
16 15 (7.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (32.32%) Java
2 51 (25.76%) JavaScript
3 48 (24.24%) SQL
4 45 (22.73%) C#
5 15 (7.58%) PHP
6 12 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 11 (5.56%) Python
8 6 (3.03%) C++
9 5 (2.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.01%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.51%) C
11 1 (0.51%) Ruby
11 1 (0.51%) Erlang
11 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.11%) ISEB
2 21 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 17 (8.59%) Degree
3 17 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.02%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.52%) Docker
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.02%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.01%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Netcool
4 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.60%) Oracle
3 16 (8.08%) HP
4 9 (4.55%) WSO2
5 7 (3.54%) Apigee
5 7 (3.54%) IBM
6 6 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.53%) VMware
8 3 (1.52%) Cadence
9 2 (1.01%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.51%) Infovista
10 1 (0.51%) McAfee
10 1 (0.51%) ExactTarget
10 1 (0.51%) Northgate
10 1 (0.51%) Ektron
10 1 (0.51%) Talend
10 1 (0.51%) Informatica
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