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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 187 169 158
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 63 70 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.81% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.14% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 51 48
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £103.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -10.25%
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
6947 6138 6769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.83% 71.46% 71.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3423 3263
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 241 335
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
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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
Surrey +2 19 £355 -1.38% 9
Oxfordshire -1 11 £323 - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 11 £400 - 2
Berkshire -9 7 £288 -17.85% 6
East Sussex -9 6 £300 -6.97% 1
Hampshire -29 4 £350 +25.00% 8
Kent 0 3 £400 +25.00% 1
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 79 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.08%) C#
3 43 (32.33%) TDD
3 43 (32.33%) Selenium
4 39 (29.32%) Scrum
5 35 (26.32%) BDD
6 33 (24.81%) QA
6 33 (24.81%) .NET
7 30 (22.56%) Windows
8 29 (21.80%) SQL
9 28 (21.05%) Test Scripting
10 27 (20.30%) Oracle
11 26 (19.55%) JavaScript
12 25 (18.80%) Oracle Database
13 24 (18.05%) Visual Studio
13 24 (18.05%) ISEB
14 23 (17.29%) CSS
14 23 (17.29%) HTML
15 22 (16.54%) Java
15 22 (16.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 22 (16.54%) Test Automation
16 21 (15.79%) XML
17 19 (14.29%) Finance
17 19 (14.29%) HP
17 19 (14.29%) Software Testing
18 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (13.53%) Manual Testing
19 17 (12.78%) WCF
19 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
19 17 (12.78%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (8.27%) Node.js
1 11 (8.27%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (7.52%) Apache
3 9 (6.77%) CMS
4 6 (4.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.01%) Drupal
5 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.26%) Content Management Server
6 3 (2.26%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.26%) Joomla!
6 3 (2.26%) WordPress
6 3 (2.26%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.50%) IIS
7 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.75%) Kentico
8 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.50%) Mingle
3 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.26%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.50%) Magento
3 2 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Office 365
2 5 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.76%) Google App Engine
2 5 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.50%) IaaS
3 2 (1.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) PBX
1 5 (3.76%) VoIP
1 5 (3.76%) Asterisk PBX
2 4 (3.01%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) IPv6
3 1 (0.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.75%) GPRS
3 1 (0.75%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.75%) UMTS
3 1 (0.75%) DNS
3 1 (0.75%) WAN
3 1 (0.75%) FTP
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) VPN
3 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.75%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) Oracle Database
2 13 (9.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.02%) MySQL
4 11 (8.27%) Redis
4 11 (8.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.26%) DB2
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (32.33%) Selenium
2 24 (18.05%) Visual Studio
3 22 (16.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (12.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 14 (10.53%) JIRA
6 13 (9.77%) NUnit
7 12 (9.02%) Jenkins
8 10 (7.52%) SpecFlow
9 9 (6.77%) LoadRunner
9 9 (6.77%) Git (software)
10 7 (5.26%) JUnit
11 6 (4.51%) Mercurial
11 6 (4.51%) PHPUnit
11 6 (4.51%) JMeter
12 5 (3.76%) Ant
12 5 (3.76%) TestNG
12 5 (3.76%) TestLink
13 4 (3.01%) Gradle
13 4 (3.01%) Hudson
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (2.26%) Electronics
2 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.26%) Publishing
3 2 (1.50%) Games
3 2 (1.50%) Marketing
3 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Automotive
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (24.81%) Developer
2 24 (18.05%) Tester
3 23 (17.29%) Analyst
3 23 (17.29%) Test Analyst
4 13 (9.77%) Programmer
5 11 (8.27%) Software Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 10 (7.52%) Test Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) ScrumMaster
7 9 (6.77%) Web Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.02%) Development Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Software Development Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Test Manager
9 7 (5.26%) Web Programmer
10 6 (4.51%) QA Tester
10 6 (4.51%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) PHP Developer
11 5 (3.76%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.81%) .NET
2 23 (17.29%) CSS
2 23 (17.29%) HTML
3 21 (15.79%) XML
4 17 (12.78%) WCF
4 17 (12.78%) Web Services
4 17 (12.78%) REST
5 15 (11.28%) CSS3
5 15 (11.28%) HTML5
6 14 (10.53%) SOAP
7 11 (8.27%) Ember.js
7 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.27%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (8.27%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (6.77%) jQuery
9 8 (6.02%) WPF
10 7 (5.26%) Velocity
11 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
12 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
12 5 (3.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Open Source
2 15 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.27%) Wiki
3 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.76%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.76%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.26%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.26%) AS400
5 3 (2.26%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.26%) iSeries
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.50%) DTV
6 2 (1.50%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) EPoS
7 1 (0.75%) EMV
7 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Windows
2 15 (11.28%) Linux
3 12 (9.02%) UNIX
4 6 (4.51%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.75%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) CentOS
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (59.40%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (32.33%) TDD
3 39 (29.32%) Scrum
4 35 (26.32%) BDD
5 28 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 22 (16.54%) Test Automation
7 19 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (13.53%) Manual Testing
9 15 (11.28%) Web Development
10 14 (10.53%) Web Application Development
11 12 (9.02%) Waterfall
11 12 (9.02%) Test Management
11 12 (9.02%) OO
12 11 (8.27%) Workflow
12 11 (8.27%) MVC
12 11 (8.27%) Configuration Management
12 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
12 11 (8.27%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.08%) C#
2 29 (21.80%) SQL
3 26 (19.55%) JavaScript
4 22 (16.54%) Java
5 16 (12.03%) C++
6 12 (9.02%) VB
7 11 (8.27%) PHP
8 9 (6.77%) C
8 9 (6.77%) VBScript
9 8 (6.02%) Python
10 5 (3.76%) Perl
10 5 (3.76%) Ruby
11 4 (3.01%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.26%) RPG
12 3 (2.26%) RPG/400
12 3 (2.26%) RPG IV
13 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.75%) XPath
14 1 (0.75%) PHP5
14 1 (0.75%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) ISEB
2 13 (9.77%) ISTQB
2 13 (9.77%) Degree
3 10 (7.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.26%) HND
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) PMP
7 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.81%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (9.77%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.76%) SCCM
3 2 (1.50%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (20.30%) Oracle
2 19 (14.29%) HP
3 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.51%) VMware
5 5 (3.76%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (3.76%) Zend
5 5 (3.76%) Google
6 3 (2.26%) IBM
6 3 (2.26%) Telerik
7 2 (1.50%) Demandware
7 2 (1.50%) hybris
7 2 (1.50%) ATG
7 2 (1.50%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.75%) Siebel
8 1 (0.75%) Agilent
8 1 (0.75%) Facebook
8 1 (0.75%) Appcelerator
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