The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 162 160 189
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 84 75 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.88% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.25% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 29
Average daily rate £360 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £228 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £343
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6998 6005 6976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.77% 70.69% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3883 3118 3325
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 258 355
Average hourly rate £26.50 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Automated Testing
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -2 26 £360 +2.85% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 20 £380 +32.17% 2
Berkshire -22 14 £425 -2.80% 7
Hampshire -2 12 £315 -11.26% 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £350 - 4
Kent +9 5 £375 +36.36% 3
Middlesex -3 1 £438 +20.68%
East Sussex - - - - 3
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 85 (58.62%) C#
2 75 (51.72%) .NET
3 61 (42.07%) Scrum
4 60 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (35.17%) SQL
6 51 (35.17%) Visual Studio
7 46 (31.72%) WCF
8 44 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (27.59%) TDD
10 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
11 38 (26.21%) SQL Server
12 37 (25.52%) Microsoft
13 36 (24.83%) ISEB
14 34 (23.45%) QA
14 34 (23.45%) BDD
15 33 (22.76%) Software Testing
16 31 (21.38%) NUnit
16 31 (21.38%) Web Services
17 29 (20.00%) XML
18 27 (18.62%) HTML
18 27 (18.62%) Oracle
19 25 (17.24%) REST
20 24 (16.55%) OO
21 23 (15.86%) HP
21 23 (15.86%) SOA
21 23 (15.86%) WPF
21 23 (15.86%) Selenium
22 22 (15.17%) SOAP
22 22 (15.17%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 16 (11.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (8.97%) CMS
2 13 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (6.21%) Kentico
4 6 (4.14%) IIS
5 5 (3.45%) Content Management Server
5 5 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.45%) Node.js
6 4 (2.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.07%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Office 365
2 6 (4.14%) IaaS
2 6 (4.14%) PaaS
2 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) HTTP
2 6 (4.14%) VPN
2 6 (4.14%) Firewall
3 5 (3.45%) SAN
4 3 (2.07%) Kerberos
4 3 (2.07%) DNS
5 2 (1.38%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 17 (11.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.45%) DB2
4 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.76%) DataStage
6 3 (2.07%) MySQL
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 60 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (35.17%) Visual Studio
3 31 (21.38%) NUnit
4 23 (15.86%) Selenium
5 16 (11.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (6.90%) SpecFlow
7 9 (6.21%) WebDriver
8 6 (4.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.14%) MSTest
8 6 (4.14%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.45%) MSI
9 5 (3.45%) WiX
10 4 (2.76%) MSBuild
10 4 (2.76%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.76%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.76%) CruiseControl
10 4 (2.76%) Toad
10 4 (2.76%) ERwin
11 3 (2.07%) JIRA
11 3 (2.07%) PHPUnit
General
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 5 (3.45%) Games
3 3 (2.07%) Publishing
4 2 (1.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (28.28%) Developer
2 38 (26.21%) Analyst
3 35 (24.14%) Test Analyst
4 26 (17.93%) Test Engineer
5 20 (13.79%) Tester
5 20 (13.79%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.97%) QA Analyst
7 12 (8.28%) Test Manager
8 11 (7.59%) Software Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) Senior Developer
9 9 (6.21%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.83%) ScrumMaster
10 7 (4.83%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.14%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) C# Developer
12 5 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
12 5 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (51.72%) .NET
2 46 (31.72%) WCF
3 31 (21.38%) Web Services
4 29 (20.00%) XML
5 27 (18.62%) HTML
6 25 (17.24%) REST
7 23 (15.86%) WPF
8 22 (15.17%) SOAP
9 17 (11.72%) ASP.NET
9 17 (11.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 17 (11.72%) .NET Framework
10 16 (11.03%) CSS
11 12 (8.28%) jQuery
12 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (4.83%) Velocity
14 6 (4.14%) Ajax
14 6 (4.14%) JSP
15 5 (3.45%) HTML5
15 5 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
16 4 (2.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.59%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.76%) iSeries
4 2 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.38%) Tandem
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) IPTV
5 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.69%) Xbox
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.41%) Windows
2 13 (8.97%) Apple iOS
2 13 (8.97%) Android
3 7 (4.83%) Linux
4 6 (4.14%) Windows Phone
5 4 (2.76%) UNIX
6 2 (1.38%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (42.07%) Scrum
2 56 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (27.59%) TDD
5 34 (23.45%) BDD
6 33 (22.76%) Software Testing
7 24 (16.55%) OO
8 23 (15.86%) SOA
9 20 (13.79%) Test Automation
10 14 (9.66%) Configuration Management
11 12 (8.28%) Test Scripting
12 11 (7.59%) MVC
12 11 (7.59%) E-Commerce
12 11 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (6.90%) Test Management
13 10 (6.90%) Web Development
13 10 (6.90%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.21%) Workflow
15 8 (5.52%) Software Architecture
15 8 (5.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (58.62%) C#
2 51 (35.17%) SQL
3 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.90%) C++
5 8 (5.52%) PHP
6 7 (4.83%) Java
6 7 (4.83%) VB
7 5 (3.45%) C
8 4 (2.76%) RPG IV
8 4 (2.76%) RPG
8 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.76%) Python
9 2 (1.38%) PHP5
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) Delphi
10 1 (0.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 36 (24.83%) ISEB
2 21 (14.48%) ISTQB
3 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.45%) Degree
6 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.45%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (11.72%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.21%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (25.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.62%) Oracle
3 23 (15.86%) HP
4 7 (4.83%) IBM
4 7 (4.83%) Ektron
5 6 (4.14%) VMware
6 5 (3.45%) Citrix
7 3 (2.07%) Serena
8 2 (1.38%) Twitter
8 2 (1.38%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.69%) Perforce
9 1 (0.69%) Mercator
9 1 (0.69%) Adobe
9 1 (0.69%) Capita
9 1 (0.69%) Green Hat
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