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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 129 152 176
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 141 118 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.60% 1.25% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.57% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 72 49
Median daily rate £403 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.22% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £276 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £59.31 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%
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
7099 7500 6931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.51% 79.47% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4345 4345 3834
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £514 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 261
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.82 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +22 55 £425 +30.76% 1
Hampshire -6 36 £385 +10.24% 6
Oxfordshire +13 17 £450 +12.50%
Berkshire -22 12 £355 -11.25% 5
Buckinghamshire +20 5 £450 +63.63% 2
Surrey -10 5 £370 +13.84% 5
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Kent +6 3 £230 -8.00% 1
East Sussex +10 1 £350 -4.43% 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 182 (70.82%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (47.86%) Scrum
3 114 (44.36%) Java
3 114 (44.36%) Continuous Integration
4 113 (43.97%) Python
5 111 (43.19%) HTML
6 110 (42.80%) REST
7 107 (41.63%) Git (software)
8 105 (40.86%) HTML5
9 104 (40.47%) CSS
10 100 (38.91%) CSS3
11 98 (38.13%) Ruby
12 97 (37.74%) Open Source
13 96 (37.35%) Jenkins
14 93 (36.19%) Ajax
14 93 (36.19%) JSON
15 92 (35.80%) HTTP
15 92 (35.80%) Scala
16 89 (34.63%) Subversion
17 88 (34.24%) Google
18 86 (33.46%) Linux
19 85 (33.07%) JUnit
20 80 (31.13%) Spring
21 79 (30.74%) Play Framework
22 78 (30.35%) C#
23 77 (29.96%) Django
23 77 (29.96%) Guice
24 76 (29.57%) Ruby on Rails
25 71 (27.63%) JIRA
26 70 (27.24%) 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 54 (21.01%) Confluence
2 8 (3.11%) CMS
3 5 (1.95%) EPiServer CMS
3 5 (1.95%) JBoss
4 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.28%) Google Play
2 3 (1.17%) IaaS
2 3 (1.17%) PaaS
2 3 (1.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 92 (35.80%) HTTP
2 13 (5.06%) H.323
2 13 (5.06%) Telepresence
3 9 (3.50%) Bluetooth
4 4 (1.56%) DVB
4 4 (1.56%) LDAP
5 2 (0.78%) Firewall
6 1 (0.39%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.39%) LAN
6 1 (0.39%) VPN
6 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.18%) Relational Database
2 21 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.23%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.11%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
7 2 (0.78%) MySQL
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.39%) Big Data
8 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 107 (41.63%) Git (software)
2 96 (37.35%) Jenkins
3 89 (34.63%) Subversion
4 85 (33.07%) JUnit
5 71 (27.63%) JIRA
6 58 (22.57%) Selenium
7 19 (7.39%) HP UFT
8 17 (6.61%) Cucumber
8 17 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (5.06%) SpecFlow
10 12 (4.67%) Gradle
10 12 (4.67%) TestComplete
11 10 (3.89%) Android Studio
12 9 (3.50%) SoapUI
13 4 (1.56%) Hudson
13 4 (1.56%) Maven
13 4 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (1.56%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.17%) Checkstyle
14 3 (1.17%) JMeter
General
1 30 (11.67%) Finance
2 4 (1.56%) Banking
3 2 (0.78%) Games
3 2 (0.78%) Publishing
4 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.39%) Retail
4 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (57.20%) Developer
2 62 (24.12%) Scala Developer
3 49 (19.07%) Java Developer
4 34 (13.23%) Java Scala Developer
5 29 (11.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 28 (10.89%) Tester
7 21 (8.17%) QA Engineer
8 19 (7.39%) Analyst
8 19 (7.39%) Automation Tester
9 16 (6.23%) Test Analyst
10 15 (5.84%) Software Developer
11 14 (5.45%) QA Tester
12 13 (5.06%) Test Engineer
13 11 (4.28%) Android Developer
13 11 (4.28%) C# Developer
13 11 (4.28%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
13 11 (4.28%) Lead Developer
14 10 (3.89%) Automation Test Analyst
14 10 (3.89%) HTML CSS Developer
14 10 (3.89%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (43.19%) HTML
2 110 (42.80%) REST
3 105 (40.86%) HTML5
4 104 (40.47%) CSS
5 100 (38.91%) CSS3
6 93 (36.19%) Ajax
6 93 (36.19%) JSON
7 80 (31.13%) Spring
8 79 (30.74%) Play Framework
9 77 (29.96%) Django
9 77 (29.96%) Guice
10 76 (29.57%) Ruby on Rails
11 69 (26.85%) RESTful
12 40 (15.56%) Spring MVC
13 34 (13.23%) Web Services
14 17 (6.61%) .NET
15 12 (4.67%) XML
16 9 (3.50%) MDX
17 8 (3.11%) ASP.NET
17 8 (3.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.06%) User Experience
2 16 (6.23%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.45%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.56%) DTV
4 4 (1.56%) MPEG
4 4 (1.56%) STB
5 3 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.39%) Blog
7 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.39%) EPoS
7 1 (0.39%) FMCG
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) IVR
7 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.39%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 86 (33.46%) Linux
2 23 (8.95%) Android
3 12 (4.67%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.50%) Windows
5 5 (1.95%) CentOS
5 5 (1.95%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (70.82%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (47.86%) Scrum
3 114 (44.36%) Continuous Integration
4 97 (37.74%) Open Source
5 70 (27.24%) Responsive Web Design
6 69 (26.85%) Web Design
7 53 (20.62%) OWASP
8 48 (18.68%) MVC
9 42 (16.34%) Configuration Management
10 38 (14.79%) Mentoring
10 38 (14.79%) Web Development
11 31 (12.06%) Front End Development
12 27 (10.51%) Software Testing
13 26 (10.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (9.73%) Service Design
14 25 (9.73%) TDD
15 24 (9.34%) Line Management
16 23 (8.95%) Software Engineering
17 17 (6.61%) Test Automation
17 17 (6.61%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 114 (44.36%) Java
2 113 (43.97%) Python
3 98 (38.13%) Ruby
4 92 (35.80%) Scala
5 78 (30.35%) C#
6 42 (16.34%) SQL
7 19 (7.39%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.45%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.72%) C++
10 5 (1.95%) Perl
11 4 (1.56%) C
11 4 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.78%) Groovy
13 2 (0.78%) PHP
13 2 (0.78%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.78%) VB
14 1 (0.39%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.61%) ISEB
2 17 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.23%) ISTQB
4 10 (3.89%) Degree
5 9 (3.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (18.29%) QA
2 9 (3.50%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.78%) SDET
4 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.39%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (1.95%) Docker
1 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (1.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.11%) Netcool
2 4 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.17%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 88 (34.24%) Google
2 20 (7.78%) Oracle
3 14 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.33%) HP
5 5 (1.95%) EPiServer
5 5 (1.95%) Remedy
5 5 (1.95%) SaltStack
5 5 (1.95%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.56%) Talend
7 3 (1.17%) SAP
7 3 (1.17%) Twitter
8 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe
9 1 (0.39%) BMC
9 1 (0.39%) Capita
9 1 (0.39%) F5
9 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.39%) New Relic
9 1 (0.39%) WSO2
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