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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / South East
Rank 143 185 161
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 97 78 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.27% 0.89% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.10% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 73
Median daily rate £425 £386 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.24% -0.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £376 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.48% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Median hourly rate £67.89 £108.75 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.57% +229.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £45.75 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.05 £180.50 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
6185 7114 7546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.81% 81.31% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4401 4125
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 276 249
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
West Sussex 0 23 £488 +50.23% 3
Berkshire +16 20 £450 +12.50% 4
Hampshire +15 19 £400 +8.10% 10
Oxfordshire +10 17 £438 -12.50% 3
Surrey +14 6 £383 -10.00% 8
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 - 5
Kent -1 2 £425 +41.66%
East Sussex - 2 £320 - 1
Middlesex +3 1 £410 -3.52%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 136 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (47.87%) Selenium
3 86 (45.74%) Java
4 72 (38.30%) Scrum
5 69 (36.70%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (35.11%) C#
7 56 (29.79%) Python
8 54 (28.72%) TDD
8 54 (28.72%) BDD
9 52 (27.66%) JIRA
10 50 (26.60%) Git (software)
11 49 (26.06%) JavaScript
12 46 (24.47%) SQL
12 46 (24.47%) Test Automation
13 45 (23.94%) Ruby
14 42 (22.34%) QA
14 42 (22.34%) Jenkins
15 41 (21.81%) REST
15 41 (21.81%) JSON
16 39 (20.74%) XML
17 38 (20.21%) HTTP
18 37 (19.68%) RESTful
19 36 (19.15%) WebDriver
19 36 (19.15%) HTML
20 35 (18.62%) Cucumber
21 34 (18.09%) Scala
22 33 (17.55%) Web Services
23 30 (15.96%) Groovy
24 29 (15.43%) Manual Testing
24 29 (15.43%) Linux

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 26 (13.83%) Confluence
2 15 (7.98%) JBoss
3 14 (7.45%) CMS
4 11 (5.85%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (4.26%) nginx
5 8 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.19%) Apache
6 6 (3.19%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.13%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
Business Applications
1 8 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.06%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.45%) GitHub
2 9 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.26%) Google Analytics
4 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.66%) Office 365
6 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.60%) Google Play
7 2 (1.06%) Heroku
7 2 (1.06%) SaaS
8 1 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.21%) HTTP
2 14 (7.45%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.26%) SSL
4 7 (3.72%) LDAP
5 4 (2.13%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.13%) IPv4
5 4 (2.13%) IPv6
5 4 (2.13%) Network Security
6 3 (1.60%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.60%) DVB
7 2 (1.06%) ATM
7 2 (1.06%) Firewall
7 2 (1.06%) Internet
7 2 (1.06%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.06%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.53%) AMQP
8 1 (0.53%) Intranet
8 1 (0.53%) VoIP
8 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.91%) MongoDB
2 13 (6.91%) NoSQL
2 13 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.13%) MySQL
5 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 90 (47.87%) Selenium
2 52 (27.66%) JIRA
3 50 (26.60%) Git (software)
4 42 (22.34%) Jenkins
5 36 (19.15%) WebDriver
6 35 (18.62%) Cucumber
7 23 (12.23%) Ant
8 21 (11.17%) JUnit
9 19 (10.11%) Gradle
9 19 (10.11%) Subversion
10 17 (9.04%) SoapUI
11 16 (8.51%) JMeter
12 15 (7.98%) Bitbucket
12 15 (7.98%) Maven
13 14 (7.45%) SpecFlow
14 13 (6.91%) eggPlant
15 12 (6.38%) Apache Ivy
15 12 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (4.79%) IntelliJ
16 9 (4.79%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 13 (6.91%) Finance
2 9 (4.79%) Games
3 6 (3.19%) Publishing
4 5 (2.66%) Retail
5 4 (2.13%) Automotive
5 4 (2.13%) German Language
6 2 (1.06%) Banking
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (48.94%) Developer
2 31 (16.49%) Analyst
3 29 (15.43%) Test Analyst
4 26 (13.83%) Tester
5 20 (10.64%) Developer in Test
5 20 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 19 (10.11%) Java Developer
6 19 (10.11%) Scala Developer
7 15 (7.98%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.85%) QA Engineer
9 8 (4.26%) Integration Developer
9 8 (4.26%) QA Tester
9 8 (4.26%) Test Leader
10 7 (3.72%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (3.72%) Support Analyst
10 7 (3.72%) Test Automation Developer
11 6 (3.19%) Administrator
11 6 (3.19%) Automation Test Analyst
11 6 (3.19%) Java Scala Developer
11 6 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (21.81%) JSON
1 41 (21.81%) REST
2 39 (20.74%) XML
3 37 (19.68%) RESTful
4 36 (19.15%) HTML
5 33 (17.55%) Web Services
6 27 (14.36%) CSS
6 27 (14.36%) Gherkin
7 26 (13.83%) .NET
7 26 (13.83%) Spring
8 23 (12.23%) HTML5
9 22 (11.70%) AngularJS
10 21 (11.17%) SOAP
11 18 (9.57%) CSS3
12 17 (9.04%) Node.js
13 16 (8.51%) Django
13 16 (8.51%) Play Framework
14 15 (7.98%) jQuery
15 14 (7.45%) Ajax
16 13 (6.91%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.85%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.66%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.13%) Replication
4 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.60%) Digital TV
4 3 (1.60%) MPEG
4 3 (1.60%) STB
5 2 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.06%) Contract for Difference
5 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.06%) Mobile Games
5 2 (1.06%) Online Games
5 2 (1.06%) User Experience
5 2 (1.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.53%) Blog
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.53%) iPhone
6 1 (0.53%) RIA
6 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.43%) Linux
2 21 (11.17%) Windows
3 11 (5.85%) Ubuntu
4 9 (4.79%) Unix
5 6 (3.19%) Android
6 4 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.13%) CentOS
7 2 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (72.34%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (38.30%) Scrum
3 69 (36.70%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (28.72%) BDD
4 54 (28.72%) TDD
5 46 (24.47%) Test Automation
6 29 (15.43%) Manual Testing
7 28 (14.89%) Test Scripting
8 26 (13.83%) OO
8 26 (13.83%) Open Source
8 26 (13.83%) Regression Testing
9 24 (12.77%) DevOps
10 23 (12.23%) Kanban
10 23 (12.23%) OOP
10 23 (12.23%) User Stories
11 21 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 21 (11.17%) Defect Management
11 21 (11.17%) Integration Testing
11 21 (11.17%) Unit Testing
12 20 (10.64%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.74%) Java
2 66 (35.11%) C#
3 56 (29.79%) Python
4 49 (26.06%) JavaScript
5 46 (24.47%) SQL
6 45 (23.94%) Ruby
7 34 (18.09%) Scala
8 30 (15.96%) Groovy
9 25 (13.30%) C++
10 15 (7.98%) Perl
11 8 (4.26%) F#
11 8 (4.26%) Haskell
11 8 (4.26%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.19%) C
12 6 (3.19%) TypeScript
13 5 (2.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.60%) PHP
15 2 (1.06%) Tcl
15 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.72%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.19%) Degree
5 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (22.34%) QA
2 5 (2.66%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.66%) WCAG
3 3 (1.60%) SDET
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (8.51%) Docker
2 6 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.26%) Grafana
1 8 (4.26%) Kibana
2 7 (3.72%) Puppet
3 5 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (13.30%) Google
2 23 (12.23%) Oracle
3 11 (5.85%) Sitecore
3 11 (5.85%) Splunk
4 9 (4.79%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.72%) Talend
6 6 (3.19%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.19%) ServiceNow
6 6 (3.19%) Twitter
7 5 (2.66%) HP
8 3 (1.60%) Citrix
8 3 (1.60%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.60%) webMethods
9 2 (1.06%) Adobe
9 2 (1.06%) SAP
9 2 (1.06%) Sun
10 1 (0.53%) Avaya
10 1 (0.53%) Genesys
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
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