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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 155 179 198
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 92 95 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 1.00% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.25% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 43
Median daily rate £403 £360 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -23.04%
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
6122 7605 7612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 79.78% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3642 4484 4265
Median daily rate £420 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 312 282
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 December 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 December 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 +29 25 £500 +37.93% 3
Hampshire +12 17 £263 -28.57% 7
Oxfordshire +9 16 £420 -6.66%
Berkshire +1 11 £404 +11.53% 4
East Sussex +13 10 £350 +6.06% 2
Surrey +13 7 £360 -7.09% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £463 +28.47% 4
Middlesex -3 1 £410 -3.52%
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 139 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (47.06%) Selenium
3 85 (41.67%) Scrum
4 84 (41.18%) Java
5 64 (31.37%) C#
6 58 (28.43%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (27.94%) Git (software)
8 56 (27.45%) JIRA
9 54 (26.47%) JavaScript
10 53 (25.98%) QA
11 51 (25.00%) TDD
12 50 (24.51%) HTML
13 46 (22.55%) SQL
13 46 (22.55%) BDD
13 46 (22.55%) Jenkins
14 42 (20.59%) REST
15 40 (19.61%) Python
16 39 (19.12%) Web Services
17 38 (18.63%) XML
17 38 (18.63%) Test Automation
18 35 (17.16%) CSS
18 35 (17.16%) JSON
19 34 (16.67%) Linux
19 34 (16.67%) Test Scripting
20 33 (16.18%) WebDriver
20 33 (16.18%) Cucumber
20 33 (16.18%) User Stories
21 32 (15.69%) .NET
21 32 (15.69%) Ruby
22 31 (15.20%) Scala

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 24 (11.76%) Confluence
2 16 (7.84%) CMS
3 8 (3.92%) JBoss
4 5 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.96%) Apache
5 4 (1.96%) EPiServer CMS
5 4 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.47%) IIS
6 3 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.98%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.49%) Documentum
8 1 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.45%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.41%) SaaS
3 6 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.96%) GitHub
6 2 (0.98%) Force.com
6 2 (0.98%) Heroku
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.49%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.27%) HTTP
2 15 (7.35%) LDAP
3 7 (3.43%) Firewall
4 6 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.45%) Internet
6 4 (1.96%) DVB
6 4 (1.96%) Network Security
7 3 (1.47%) DHCP
7 3 (1.47%) DNS
7 3 (1.47%) IPv4
7 3 (1.47%) IPv6
8 2 (0.98%) ATM
8 2 (0.98%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.49%) AMQP
9 1 (0.49%) Broadband
9 1 (0.49%) SSL
9 1 (0.49%) VoIP
9 1 (0.49%) VPN
9 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.43%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.47%) MySQL
5 3 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.49%) JasperReports
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 96 (47.06%) Selenium
2 57 (27.94%) Git (software)
3 56 (27.45%) JIRA
4 46 (22.55%) Jenkins
5 33 (16.18%) Cucumber
5 33 (16.18%) WebDriver
6 24 (11.76%) SoapUI
6 24 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (8.82%) Subversion
8 17 (8.33%) JUnit
9 14 (6.86%) SpecFlow
10 11 (5.39%) Ant
11 10 (4.90%) Gradle
11 10 (4.90%) JMeter
11 10 (4.90%) Maven
11 10 (4.90%) Visual Studio
12 9 (4.41%) Appium
13 7 (3.43%) Bitbucket
14 6 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (2.94%) HP UFT
General
1 19 (9.31%) Finance
2 11 (5.39%) Games
3 8 (3.92%) Publishing
4 6 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.96%) Retail
7 3 (1.47%) Electronics
7 3 (1.47%) Marketing
8 2 (0.98%) Banking
8 2 (0.98%) French Language
8 2 (0.98%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Military
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (38.24%) Developer
2 39 (19.12%) Tester
3 32 (15.69%) Analyst
4 28 (13.73%) Test Analyst
5 21 (10.29%) Test Engineer
6 19 (9.31%) Java Developer
7 18 (8.82%) Automation Tester
8 17 (8.33%) Developer in Test
9 13 (6.37%) Test Leader
10 12 (5.88%) QA Engineer
10 12 (5.88%) Software Tester
11 10 (4.90%) C# Developer
12 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
12 9 (4.41%) PHP Developer
12 9 (4.41%) QA Test Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) Test Automation Developer
13 8 (3.92%) Agile Developer
13 8 (3.92%) Automation Test Lead
13 8 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (3.43%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (24.51%) HTML
2 42 (20.59%) REST
3 39 (19.12%) Web Services
4 38 (18.63%) XML
5 35 (17.16%) CSS
5 35 (17.16%) JSON
6 32 (15.69%) .NET
7 26 (12.75%) RESTful
8 25 (12.25%) HTML5
9 22 (10.78%) Spring
10 20 (9.80%) CSS3
10 20 (9.80%) Gherkin
10 20 (9.80%) SOAP
11 16 (7.84%) AngularJS
12 15 (7.35%) Node.js
12 15 (7.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (6.37%) Ajax
14 11 (5.39%) Django
14 11 (5.39%) Play Framework
14 11 (5.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.37%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.45%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.45%) Blog
4 5 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.45%) RIA
5 4 (1.96%) Digital TV
5 4 (1.96%) MPEG
5 4 (1.96%) STB
5 4 (1.96%) User Experience
5 4 (1.96%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.98%) IVR
6 2 (0.98%) Replication
6 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.49%) iPad
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.67%) Linux
2 23 (11.27%) Windows
3 14 (6.86%) Unix
4 7 (3.43%) CentOS
4 7 (3.43%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.45%) Android
6 4 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.49%) Debian
7 1 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) VMS
7 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (68.14%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (41.67%) Scrum
3 58 (28.43%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (25.00%) TDD
5 46 (22.55%) BDD
6 38 (18.63%) Test Automation
7 34 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 33 (16.18%) User Stories
9 29 (14.22%) Kanban
10 28 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (13.24%) Defect Management
11 27 (13.24%) Unit Testing
12 26 (12.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 26 (12.75%) Manual Testing
12 26 (12.75%) Software Engineering
13 24 (11.76%) Regression Testing
14 23 (11.27%) Exploratory Testing
15 19 (9.31%) Open Source
16 18 (8.82%) Performance Testing
17 17 (8.33%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (41.18%) Java
2 64 (31.37%) C#
3 54 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 46 (22.55%) SQL
5 40 (19.61%) Python
6 32 (15.69%) Ruby
7 31 (15.20%) Scala
8 23 (11.27%) C++
9 18 (8.82%) Groovy
10 14 (6.86%) PHP
11 11 (5.39%) Perl
12 9 (4.41%) C
13 7 (3.43%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.45%) F#
14 5 (2.45%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.96%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.98%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.98%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.98%) Tcl
16 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.90%) Degree
2 10 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (3.92%) ISEB
4 6 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (25.98%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.96%) WCAG
4 3 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.47%) SDET
4 3 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.39%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (3.92%) Docker
3 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.43%) Puppet
3 6 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.98%) Ansible
5 1 (0.49%) Grafana
5 1 (0.49%) Kibana
5 1 (0.49%) SELinux
5 1 (0.49%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (5.88%) Atlassian
1 12 (5.88%) Google
1 12 (5.88%) ServiceNow
2 10 (4.90%) Oracle
2 10 (4.90%) Twitter
3 9 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.96%) Avaya
4 4 (1.96%) EPiServer
4 4 (1.96%) Genesys
4 4 (1.96%) KANA
4 4 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.96%) SaltStack
4 4 (1.96%) SAP
4 4 (1.96%) Sitecore
4 4 (1.96%) Splunk
5 3 (1.47%) HP
6 2 (0.98%) IBM
6 2 (0.98%) VMware
7 1 (0.49%) webMethods
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