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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 183 180 168
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 66 62 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.00% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 44
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.55% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -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
6784 6217 7162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.36% 71.44% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3803 3457 3422
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 318
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £405 +1.25% 3
Surrey +3 14 £375 +5.63% 12
Berkshire -2 12 £325 -7.14% 10
East Sussex -3 8 £240 -40.00% 2
Oxfordshire -1 7 £315 +5.00%
Hampshire -21 5 £315 +12.50% 7
Kent - 3 £400 - 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 September 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 90 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (45.00%) C#
3 48 (34.29%) .NET
4 47 (33.57%) TDD
4 47 (33.57%) Scrum
5 45 (32.14%) QA
6 43 (30.71%) BDD
7 41 (29.29%) Selenium
8 37 (26.43%) SQL
8 37 (26.43%) Visual Studio
9 35 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (22.86%) WCF
11 31 (22.14%) ISEB
12 29 (20.71%) Oracle
13 27 (19.29%) Oracle Database
14 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
14 26 (18.57%) Windows
14 26 (18.57%) Software Testing
15 25 (17.86%) Web Services
15 25 (17.86%) XML
16 24 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (17.14%) REST
17 23 (16.43%) Test Scripting
18 22 (15.71%) Microsoft
18 22 (15.71%) SOAP
18 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
18 22 (15.71%) Test Automation
18 22 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (15.00%) Manual Testing
20 20 (14.29%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (7.86%) Node.js
1 11 (7.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 11 (7.86%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.29%) Apache
2 6 (4.29%) CMS
3 4 (2.86%) Content Management Server
3 4 (2.86%) Drupal
4 3 (2.14%) WordPress
4 3 (2.14%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.14%) Joomla!
4 3 (2.14%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.71%) Kentico
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) Mingle
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
3 1 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Misys Midas
3 2 (1.43%) Magento
3 2 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) Office 365
2 5 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.57%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.43%) PaaS
3 2 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) PBX
1 4 (2.86%) VoIP
1 4 (2.86%) Internet
1 4 (2.86%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (0.71%) Wireless
2 1 (0.71%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.71%) HSPA
2 1 (0.71%) WAN
2 1 (0.71%) FTP
2 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.71%) VPN
2 1 (0.71%) DNS
2 1 (0.71%) IPv6
2 1 (0.71%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.71%) UMTS
2 1 (0.71%) GPRS
2 1 (0.71%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.29%) Oracle Database
2 26 (18.57%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (7.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (7.86%) Redis
5 5 (3.57%) MySQL
6 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.14%) DB2
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (29.29%) Selenium
2 37 (26.43%) Visual Studio
3 35 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (14.29%) NUnit
5 16 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (10.71%) SpecFlow
7 13 (9.29%) WebDriver
7 13 (9.29%) JIRA
8 10 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 9 (6.43%) LoadRunner
10 7 (5.00%) JUnit
11 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
12 5 (3.57%) PHPUnit
12 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.57%) Ant
12 5 (3.57%) JMeter
12 5 (3.57%) Mercurial
12 5 (3.57%) TestNG
13 4 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Electronics
2 3 (2.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.43%) Publishing
3 2 (1.43%) Games
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 35 (25.00%) Developer
2 33 (23.57%) Analyst
3 32 (22.86%) Test Analyst
4 23 (16.43%) Tester
5 19 (13.57%) Test Engineer
6 13 (9.29%) Programmer
7 12 (8.57%) QA Analyst
8 11 (7.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (7.14%) Software Developer
10 9 (6.43%) Web Developer
10 9 (6.43%) ScrumMaster
11 7 (5.00%) Web Programmer
11 7 (5.00%) Software Engineer
11 7 (5.00%) Test Manager
12 6 (4.29%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.29%) Consultant
12 6 (4.29%) QA Tester
12 6 (4.29%) Test Leader
13 5 (3.57%) Development Engineer
13 5 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (34.29%) .NET
2 32 (22.86%) WCF
3 25 (17.86%) Web Services
3 25 (17.86%) XML
4 24 (17.14%) REST
5 22 (15.71%) SOAP
6 18 (12.86%) WPF
7 17 (12.14%) HTML
7 17 (12.14%) CSS
8 13 (9.29%) CSS3
8 13 (9.29%) HTML5
9 11 (7.86%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (7.86%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (7.86%) Ember.js
9 11 (7.86%) AngularJS
10 10 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET
11 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (4.29%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.71%) Open Source
3 11 (7.86%) Wiki
4 8 (5.71%) N-Tier
4 8 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.14%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.14%) iSeries
5 3 (2.14%) AS400
6 2 (1.43%) DTV
6 2 (1.43%) NHS
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.71%) EPoS
7 1 (0.71%) EMV
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.57%) Windows
2 15 (10.71%) Linux
3 11 (7.86%) UNIX
4 5 (3.57%) Windows NT
5 2 (1.43%) Android
5 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.57%) TDD
2 47 (33.57%) Scrum
3 43 (30.71%) BDD
4 26 (18.57%) Software Testing
5 24 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (16.43%) Test Scripting
7 22 (15.71%) Test Automation
8 21 (15.00%) Manual Testing
9 17 (12.14%) OO
10 15 (10.71%) Configuration Management
10 15 (10.71%) Web Development
11 14 (10.00%) Web Application Development
11 14 (10.00%) DevOps
12 13 (9.29%) SOA
13 11 (7.86%) Waterfall
13 11 (7.86%) Unit Testing
13 11 (7.86%) Test Management
13 11 (7.86%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 10 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (45.00%) C#
2 37 (26.43%) SQL
3 22 (15.71%) JavaScript
4 18 (12.86%) Java
5 12 (8.57%) C++
5 12 (8.57%) VB
6 9 (6.43%) C
7 8 (5.71%) VBScript
7 8 (5.71%) Python
8 6 (4.29%) PHP
9 5 (3.57%) Perl
9 5 (3.57%) Ruby
10 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.14%) RPG
11 3 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.14%) RPG/400
11 3 (2.14%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.71%) Korn
12 1 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (22.14%) ISEB
2 12 (8.57%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.14%) Degree
3 10 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.14%) HND
6 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.71%) PMP
6 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (32.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (5.71%) SCCM
3 2 (1.43%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (20.71%) Oracle
2 22 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.57%) HP
4 5 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (3.57%) VMware
4 5 (3.57%) Google
5 4 (2.86%) Telerik
5 4 (2.86%) Zend
5 4 (2.86%) IBM
6 2 (1.43%) Demandware
6 2 (1.43%) hybris
6 2 (1.43%) SAP
6 2 (1.43%) ATG
7 1 (0.71%) Perforce
7 1 (0.71%) Siebel
7 1 (0.71%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.71%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.71%) Agilent
7 1 (0.71%) Facebook
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