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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 112 183 190
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 170 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.83% 0.93% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.19% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 43 38
Median daily rate £408 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.42% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £292 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £495 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+353.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%
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
7460 7423 6763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.15% 78.61% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4229 3764
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 260 276
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 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 28 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 86 £425 +27.34%
Hampshire -3 34 £393 +12.39% 3
Oxfordshire +23 16 £450 +28.57% 3
Berkshire -19 13 £363 -17.14% 6
Kent - 7 £210 - 3
Surrey -17 6 £370 -2.63% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £375 +66.66% 2
East Sussex - 1 £350 - 6
Middlesex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 182 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (47.49%) Scrum
3 114 (44.02%) Java
4 111 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 110 (42.47%) Python
6 108 (41.70%) REST
7 105 (40.54%) Git (software)
8 101 (39.00%) HTML
8 101 (39.00%) CSS
9 98 (37.84%) HTML5
10 96 (37.07%) Jenkins
10 96 (37.07%) JSON
10 96 (37.07%) Ruby
11 94 (36.29%) CSS3
12 93 (35.91%) Open Source
12 93 (35.91%) Subversion
13 91 (35.14%) Ajax
14 88 (33.98%) Scala
15 86 (33.20%) Linux
16 85 (32.82%) HTTP
16 85 (32.82%) Google
17 82 (31.66%) JUnit
18 77 (29.73%) Spring
19 76 (29.34%) Play Framework
20 75 (28.96%) JIRA
21 74 (28.57%) Django
21 74 (28.57%) Guice
22 73 (28.19%) Ruby on Rails
22 73 (28.19%) C#
23 70 (27.03%) 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 56 (21.62%) Confluence
2 10 (3.86%) Node.js
3 5 (1.93%) JBoss
4 4 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.16%) CMS
5 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) EPiServer CMS
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.39%) IIS
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.54%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.25%) Google Play
2 6 (2.32%) GitHub
3 5 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.16%) IaaS
4 3 (1.16%) PaaS
4 3 (1.16%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 85 (32.82%) HTTP
2 17 (6.56%) H.323
3 13 (5.02%) Telepresence
4 9 (3.47%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.77%) Firewall
5 2 (0.77%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.39%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.39%) DVB
6 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
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 40 (15.44%) Relational Database
2 19 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.18%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.39%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.39%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 105 (40.54%) Git (software)
2 96 (37.07%) Jenkins
3 93 (35.91%) Subversion
4 82 (31.66%) JUnit
5 75 (28.96%) JIRA
6 52 (20.08%) Selenium
7 20 (7.72%) HP UFT
8 18 (6.95%) Gradle
8 18 (6.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (6.56%) Cucumber
10 13 (5.02%) TestComplete
11 10 (3.86%) Android Studio
11 10 (3.86%) Maven
11 10 (3.86%) SpecFlow
12 9 (3.47%) Artifactory
12 9 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
13 8 (3.09%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.70%) Ant
14 7 (2.70%) Robotium
14 7 (2.70%) Travis CI
General
1 26 (10.04%) Finance
2 7 (2.70%) Publishing
3 4 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (0.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 149 (57.53%) Developer
2 61 (23.55%) Scala Developer
3 45 (17.37%) Java Developer
4 33 (12.74%) Java Scala Developer
5 29 (11.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 29 (11.20%) Tester
6 25 (9.65%) Analyst
7 23 (8.88%) Test Analyst
8 20 (7.72%) QA Engineer
9 19 (7.34%) Automation Tester
9 19 (7.34%) Test Engineer
10 17 (6.56%) Android Developer
11 16 (6.18%) Software Developer
12 15 (5.79%) Automation Test Analyst
13 14 (5.41%) QA Tester
14 11 (4.25%) C# Developer
14 11 (4.25%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
14 11 (4.25%) Lead Developer
15 10 (3.86%) HTML CSS Developer
15 10 (3.86%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (41.70%) REST
2 101 (39.00%) CSS
2 101 (39.00%) HTML
3 98 (37.84%) HTML5
4 96 (37.07%) JSON
5 94 (36.29%) CSS3
6 91 (35.14%) Ajax
7 77 (29.73%) Spring
8 76 (29.34%) Play Framework
9 74 (28.57%) Django
9 74 (28.57%) Guice
10 73 (28.19%) Ruby on Rails
11 69 (26.64%) RESTful
12 40 (15.44%) Spring MVC
13 33 (12.74%) Web Services
14 15 (5.79%) .NET
15 9 (3.47%) Android SDK
15 9 (3.47%) MDX
16 8 (3.09%) XML
17 7 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.36%) User Experience
2 16 (6.18%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.18%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.77%) EPoS
5 2 (0.77%) IVR
5 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.39%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.39%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.39%) DTV
6 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.39%) Fintech
6 1 (0.39%) iPad
6 1 (0.39%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.39%) NHS
6 1 (0.39%) STB
6 1 (0.39%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 86 (33.20%) Linux
2 28 (10.81%) Android
3 11 (4.25%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.09%) Windows
5 2 (0.77%) CentOS
5 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.39%) Debian
6 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) SUSE
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (47.49%) Scrum
3 111 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (35.91%) Open Source
5 70 (27.03%) Responsive Web Design
6 69 (26.64%) Web Design
7 50 (19.31%) OWASP
8 45 (17.37%) MVC
9 40 (15.44%) Configuration Management
10 38 (14.67%) Web Development
11 37 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 32 (12.36%) Front End Development
13 27 (10.42%) Software Testing
14 25 (9.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 25 (9.65%) Service Design
15 24 (9.27%) Line Management
15 24 (9.27%) Test Scripting
16 20 (7.72%) BDD
16 20 (7.72%) Software Engineering
16 20 (7.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 114 (44.02%) Java
2 110 (42.47%) Python
3 96 (37.07%) Ruby
4 88 (33.98%) Scala
5 73 (28.19%) C#
6 42 (16.22%) SQL
7 19 (7.34%) JavaScript
8 13 (5.02%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.32%) C++
10 4 (1.54%) Erlang
10 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.77%) Groovy
11 2 (0.77%) Perl
11 2 (0.77%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.77%) VB
12 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.39%) VBA
12 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.34%) ISEB
2 19 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.95%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.47%) Degree
4 9 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (18.15%) QA
2 12 (4.63%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.77%) SDET
4 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.39%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (2.32%) Docker
2 2 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.09%) Netcool
2 5 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (32.82%) Google
2 22 (8.49%) Oracle
3 14 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.09%) HP
5 5 (1.93%) Remedy
6 4 (1.54%) Talend
7 3 (1.16%) SAP
8 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.77%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.77%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe
9 1 (0.39%) BMC
9 1 (0.39%) Capita
9 1 (0.39%) F5
9 1 (0.39%) New Relic
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) WSO2