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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 125 183 183
Rank change year-on-year
+58 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 160 84 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 0.85% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.09% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 47 40
Median daily rate £408 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £257 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+353.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +3.44%
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
7655 7727 7084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.52% 77.86% 74.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4702 4357 3939
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 283 282
Median hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 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
West Sussex +34 78 £425 +24.08% 4
Hampshire +5 32 £425 +27.81% 14
Berkshire -1 15 £386 +10.14% 4
Oxfordshire +18 13 £450 +50.00% 4
Kent - 12 £210 - 3
Surrey -11 7 £460 +21.05% 3
Middlesex - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 176 (70.68%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (46.99%) Scrum
3 104 (41.77%) Java
3 104 (41.77%) Git (software)
4 101 (40.56%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (38.96%) REST
6 95 (38.15%) Python
7 91 (36.55%) Jenkins
8 85 (34.14%) Subversion
9 83 (33.33%) JSON
10 82 (32.93%) CSS
11 81 (32.53%) HTML
11 81 (32.53%) Open Source
12 80 (32.13%) Linux
13 79 (31.73%) Ruby
14 76 (30.52%) HTML5
15 74 (29.72%) CSS3
15 74 (29.72%) Ajax
16 71 (28.51%) Spring
17 70 (28.11%) Google
17 70 (28.11%) JIRA
17 70 (28.11%) JUnit
17 70 (28.11%) C#
17 70 (28.11%) Scala
18 69 (27.71%) HTTP
19 64 (25.70%) Play Framework
20 63 (25.30%) Guice
20 63 (25.30%) Django
21 62 (24.90%) Ruby on Rails
22 57 (22.89%) Responsive Web Design

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 47 (18.88%) Confluence
2 8 (3.21%) Node.js
3 6 (2.41%) JBoss
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.40%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.61%) GitHub
3 3 (1.20%) IaaS
3 3 (1.20%) PaaS
3 3 (1.20%) SaaS
4 2 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (27.71%) HTTP
2 17 (6.83%) H.323
3 13 (5.22%) Telepresence
4 5 (2.01%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.80%) Firewall
5 2 (0.80%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.40%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.40%) Internet
6 1 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) Network Security
6 1 (0.40%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.06%) Relational Database
2 19 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.43%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.01%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.20%) MySQL
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 104 (41.77%) Git (software)
2 91 (36.55%) Jenkins
3 85 (34.14%) Subversion
4 70 (28.11%) JIRA
4 70 (28.11%) JUnit
5 49 (19.68%) Selenium
6 23 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (7.63%) Cucumber
8 18 (7.23%) Gradle
8 18 (7.23%) HP UFT
8 18 (7.23%) Maven
9 17 (6.83%) SpecFlow
10 13 (5.22%) Artifactory
10 13 (5.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (5.22%) TestComplete
11 11 (4.42%) Ant
11 11 (4.42%) Travis CI
12 10 (4.02%) Appium
12 10 (4.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (4.02%) Robotium
General
1 24 (9.64%) Finance
2 10 (4.02%) Publishing
3 3 (1.20%) Banking
4 2 (0.80%) Retail
4 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (53.41%) Developer
2 50 (20.08%) Scala Developer
3 34 (13.65%) Java Developer
4 33 (13.25%) Tester
5 26 (10.44%) Analyst
6 25 (10.04%) QA Engineer
6 25 (10.04%) Test Analyst
7 24 (9.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 24 (9.64%) Java Scala Developer
8 22 (8.84%) Software Developer
8 22 (8.84%) Test Engineer
9 19 (7.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 19 (7.63%) Automation Tester
9 19 (7.63%) QA Tester
10 17 (6.83%) Android Developer
11 12 (4.82%) Software Engineer
12 11 (4.42%) Mobile Tester
13 10 (4.02%) Applications Engineer
13 10 (4.02%) Consultant
13 10 (4.02%) iOS Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (38.96%) REST
2 83 (33.33%) JSON
3 82 (32.93%) CSS
4 81 (32.53%) HTML
5 76 (30.52%) HTML5
6 74 (29.72%) Ajax
6 74 (29.72%) CSS3
7 71 (28.51%) Spring
8 64 (25.70%) Play Framework
9 63 (25.30%) Django
9 63 (25.30%) Guice
10 62 (24.90%) Ruby on Rails
11 55 (22.09%) RESTful
12 33 (13.25%) Spring MVC
13 31 (12.45%) Web Services
14 17 (6.83%) .NET
15 11 (4.42%) Android SDK
16 10 (4.02%) RoboGuice
16 10 (4.02%) XML
17 9 (3.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.45%) User Experience
2 20 (8.03%) Mobile App
3 15 (6.02%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.80%) EPoS
7 2 (0.80%) IVR
7 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.80%) W3C
8 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.40%) Fintech
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.40%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 80 (32.13%) Linux
2 33 (13.25%) Android
3 16 (6.43%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.02%) Windows
5 4 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) Debian
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) SUSE
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (70.68%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (46.99%) Scrum
3 101 (40.56%) Continuous Integration
4 81 (32.53%) Open Source
5 57 (22.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 56 (22.49%) Web Design
7 43 (17.27%) OWASP
8 37 (14.86%) MVC
9 34 (13.65%) Configuration Management
10 32 (12.85%) Web Development
11 31 (12.45%) Mentoring
12 27 (10.84%) Software Testing
13 25 (10.04%) BDD
13 25 (10.04%) Front End Development
13 25 (10.04%) Test Automation
14 24 (9.64%) Test Scripting
15 23 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 21 (8.43%) SDLC
17 20 (8.03%) Manual Testing
17 20 (8.03%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.77%) Java
2 95 (38.15%) Python
3 79 (31.73%) Ruby
4 70 (28.11%) C#
4 70 (28.11%) Scala
5 46 (18.47%) SQL
6 16 (6.43%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.42%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.21%) C++
9 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.61%) Erlang
10 4 (1.61%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.80%) PHP
12 2 (0.80%) VB
13 1 (0.40%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.40%) Groovy
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.43%) ISEB
4 15 (6.02%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.82%) Degree
6 9 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) OCA
8 1 (0.40%) OCP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (22.49%) QA
2 12 (4.82%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.40%) GMP
3 1 (0.40%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.81%) Netcool
2 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.40%) Nagios
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (28.11%) Google
2 23 (9.24%) Oracle
3 20 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.41%) HP
5 5 (2.01%) Remedy
6 4 (1.61%) Talend
7 3 (1.20%) SAP
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe
8 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.40%) BMC
8 1 (0.40%) Capita
8 1 (0.40%) F5
8 1 (0.40%) Informatica
8 1 (0.40%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) WSO2
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