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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 154 164 181
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 101 69 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.09% 0.82% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.14% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 33 23
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£388 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £199 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £416 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 - £35.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
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
6951 6060 5428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 72.15% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3847 3182 2680
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 257 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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 -2 31 £335 +26.41% 6
Surrey +8 21 £413 +38.65% 6
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £414 +5.07% 2
Berkshire -5 12 £325 +9.24% 5
East Sussex - 5 £290 - 4
West Sussex - 4 £400 - 3
Kent -14 2 £275 -26.66% 3
Oxfordshire -20 1 £500 +185.71% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 89 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (35.98%) Selenium
3 58 (35.37%) Scrum
4 48 (29.27%) C#
4 48 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (28.66%) .NET
6 44 (26.83%) TDD
7 41 (25.00%) Java
7 41 (25.00%) OO
8 36 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (20.73%) WCF
9 34 (20.73%) Jenkins
10 33 (20.12%) SOA
11 32 (19.51%) Web Services
11 32 (19.51%) Git (software)
12 31 (18.90%) Test Scripting
12 31 (18.90%) SQL
13 29 (17.68%) BDD
14 28 (17.07%) Subversion
15 26 (15.85%) Oracle
15 26 (15.85%) SQL Server
16 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
17 24 (14.63%) HTML
17 24 (14.63%) XML
17 24 (14.63%) Visual Studio
17 24 (14.63%) CSS
17 24 (14.63%) NUnit
17 24 (14.63%) REST
17 24 (14.63%) Oracle Database
18 23 (14.02%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 23 (14.02%) Apache
2 18 (10.98%) CMS
3 12 (7.32%) Kentico
4 9 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.27%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.05%) Alfresco
7 4 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.22%) IIS
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) SaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.22%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
2 2 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.32%) Internet
2 4 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (2.44%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.22%) PBX
3 2 (1.22%) VoIP
3 2 (1.22%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (0.61%) HTTP
4 1 (0.61%) DNS
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.63%) Oracle Database
3 18 (10.98%) MySQL
4 16 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.22%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 59 (35.98%) Selenium
2 36 (21.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (20.73%) Jenkins
4 32 (19.51%) Git (software)
5 28 (17.07%) Subversion
6 24 (14.63%) Visual Studio
6 24 (14.63%) NUnit
7 13 (7.93%) Mockito
7 13 (7.93%) Maven
8 12 (7.32%) Cucumber
9 11 (6.71%) Ant
10 10 (6.10%) JIRA
10 10 (6.10%) SpecFlow
11 9 (5.49%) Appium
11 9 (5.49%) Artifactory
11 9 (5.49%) Robotium
11 9 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (5.49%) LoadRunner
12 7 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (3.66%) JMeter
General
1 13 (7.93%) Publishing
2 11 (6.71%) Finance
3 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.44%) Games
5 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 63 (38.41%) Developer
2 27 (16.46%) Analyst
3 26 (15.85%) Test Analyst
4 23 (14.02%) Tester
5 13 (7.93%) .NET Developer
5 13 (7.93%) Test Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Agile Test Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.49%) Android Developer
7 9 (5.49%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.27%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.66%) Test Manager
9 6 (3.66%) Configuration Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (3.05%) Senior Programmer
10 5 (3.05%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.66%) .NET
2 34 (20.73%) WCF
3 32 (19.51%) Web Services
4 24 (14.63%) HTML
4 24 (14.63%) XML
4 24 (14.63%) CSS
4 24 (14.63%) REST
5 22 (13.41%) SOAP
6 21 (12.80%) RESTful
7 20 (12.20%) JSON
8 19 (11.59%) jQuery
9 16 (9.76%) .NET Framework
10 14 (8.54%) HTML5
10 14 (8.54%) CSS3
11 11 (6.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (6.71%) Spring
11 11 (6.71%) Middleware
12 9 (5.49%) RoboGuice
12 9 (5.49%) Android NDK
12 9 (5.49%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Computer Science
1 16 (9.76%) Open Source
2 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.05%) CMDB
4 3 (1.83%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.61%) Statistics
6 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.61%) Physics
6 1 (0.61%) iSeries
6 1 (0.61%) AS400
6 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.41%) Linux
2 21 (12.80%) Windows
3 9 (5.49%) Android
3 9 (5.49%) UNIX
4 5 (3.05%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 4 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.61%) CentOS
6 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (35.37%) Scrum
3 48 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (26.83%) TDD
5 41 (25.00%) OO
6 33 (20.12%) SOA
7 31 (18.90%) Test Scripting
8 29 (17.68%) BDD
9 23 (14.02%) Software Testing
10 21 (12.80%) Configuration Management
11 19 (11.59%) Unit Testing
12 17 (10.37%) OOD
13 16 (9.76%) Release Management
13 16 (9.76%) Test Automation
14 15 (9.15%) MVC
15 14 (8.54%) User Acceptance Testing
16 13 (7.93%) Test Strategy
16 13 (7.93%) DevOps
17 12 (7.32%) Software Engineering
17 12 (7.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 48 (29.27%) C#
2 41 (25.00%) Java
3 31 (18.90%) SQL
4 20 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.98%) PHP
6 15 (9.15%) Python
7 11 (6.71%) C++
8 4 (2.44%) VBScript
8 4 (2.44%) C
9 3 (1.83%) PHP5
9 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.22%) VB
10 2 (1.22%) Ruby
11 1 (0.61%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.61%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.61%) RPG
11 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (12.80%) ISEB
2 17 (10.37%) Degree
3 9 (5.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (5.49%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.83%) HND
6 2 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Docker
2 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (15.85%) Oracle
2 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.71%) HP
4 4 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.83%) WSO2
5 3 (1.83%) Appcelerator
5 3 (1.83%) Facebook
5 3 (1.83%) Telerik
5 3 (1.83%) VMware
6 2 (1.22%) ESRI
6 2 (1.22%) IBM
6 2 (1.22%) Zend
6 2 (1.22%) Google
7 1 (0.61%) Northgate
7 1 (0.61%) Ektron
7 1 (0.61%) Cadence
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) Apple
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