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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 154 181 154
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -27
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 109 71 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.14% 0.77% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.03% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 48 53
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£390 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £59.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +83.84%
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
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +19 42 £325 -25.71% 10
Oxfordshire - 19 £400 - 3
Berkshire +7 18 £400 +6.66% 5
Surrey -1 13 £325 -13.33% 4
West Sussex - 10 £325 - 2
East Sussex -11 3 £320 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 2 £400 - 4
Kent - 1 £250 - 4
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 131 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (40.72%) Scrum
3 74 (38.14%) Selenium
4 66 (34.02%) Java
5 60 (30.93%) TDD
6 56 (28.87%) JavaScript
7 55 (28.35%) SQL
8 53 (27.32%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (25.26%) Test Scripting
10 35 (18.04%) C#
10 35 (18.04%) JUnit
11 34 (17.53%) HTML
11 34 (17.53%) Cucumber
12 33 (17.01%) BDD
13 32 (16.49%) Git (software)
13 32 (16.49%) .NET
14 29 (14.95%) Jenkins
15 28 (14.43%) XML
16 27 (13.92%) Web Services
17 26 (13.40%) jQuery
18 25 (12.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 25 (12.89%) Subversion
18 25 (12.89%) CSS
18 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
19 24 (12.37%) Windows
19 24 (12.37%) Regression Testing
20 23 (11.86%) QA
21 21 (10.82%) Spring
21 21 (10.82%) ISEB
22 20 (10.31%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (8.76%) Node.js
2 15 (7.73%) Apache
3 10 (5.15%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.61%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.61%) CMS
6 5 (2.58%) MQSeries
7 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.55%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.52%) IIS
9 1 (0.52%) Drupal
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.52%) Confluence
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.52%) Kentico
9 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.52%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.52%) uiautomator
9 1 (0.52%) Zope
Applications
1 9 (4.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
3 1 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.67%) Internet
2 5 (2.58%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.03%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) ATM
4 1 (0.52%) GSM
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) VoIP
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.52%) 3G
4 1 (0.52%) DAB
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) 2G
4 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.52%) LTE
4 1 (0.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.22%) DB2
2 13 (6.70%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.12%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.12%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.09%) MySQL
8 5 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.58%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 74 (38.14%) Selenium
2 35 (18.04%) JUnit
3 34 (17.53%) Cucumber
4 32 (16.49%) Git (software)
5 29 (14.95%) Jenkins
6 25 (12.89%) Subversion
7 19 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (9.28%) JIRA
9 17 (8.76%) WebDriver
10 14 (7.22%) Visual Studio
10 14 (7.22%) LoadRunner
11 12 (6.19%) Maven
12 11 (5.67%) JMeter
12 11 (5.67%) Mockito
12 11 (5.67%) NUnit
13 10 (5.15%) MSTest
14 9 (4.64%) HP UFT
15 7 (3.61%) Gerrit
16 6 (3.09%) SoapUI
16 6 (3.09%) Ant
General
1 13 (6.70%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Retail
3 8 (4.12%) Automotive
4 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.09%) Games
5 4 (2.06%) Banking
5 4 (2.06%) Electronics
5 4 (2.06%) Legal
6 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (40.21%) Developer
2 60 (30.93%) Analyst
3 52 (26.80%) Test Analyst
4 27 (13.92%) Tester
5 21 (10.82%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.70%) Web Developer
7 10 (5.15%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.15%) Agile Test Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) Automation Analyst
8 8 (4.12%) ScrumMaster
8 8 (4.12%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (4.12%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.09%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.58%) Consultant
11 5 (2.58%) Performance Tester
11 5 (2.58%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.06%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 4 (2.06%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.53%) HTML
2 32 (16.49%) .NET
3 28 (14.43%) XML
4 27 (13.92%) Web Services
5 26 (13.40%) jQuery
6 25 (12.89%) CSS
7 21 (10.82%) Spring
8 20 (10.31%) ASP.NET
8 20 (10.31%) AngularJS
9 19 (9.79%) Gherkin
10 16 (8.25%) RESTful
11 13 (6.70%) J2EE
11 13 (6.70%) JSON
12 12 (6.19%) Hibernate
12 12 (6.19%) SOAP
12 12 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (4.64%) HTML5
14 8 (4.12%) OpenID
14 8 (4.12%) OAuth2
14 8 (4.12%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.09%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.09%) Blog
3 4 (2.06%) Physics
3 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.03%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.03%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.52%) Statistics
5 1 (0.52%) Handset
5 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.52%) Social Media
5 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.52%) User Experience
5 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.37%) Windows
2 16 (8.25%) Linux
2 16 (8.25%) UNIX
3 8 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.09%) AIX
5 5 (2.58%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (67.53%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (40.72%) Scrum
3 60 (30.93%) TDD
4 53 (27.32%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (25.26%) Test Scripting
6 33 (17.01%) BDD
7 25 (12.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
8 24 (12.37%) Regression Testing
9 20 (10.31%) Web Development
9 20 (10.31%) Manual Testing
9 20 (10.31%) Test Automation
10 19 (9.79%) Change Control
11 17 (8.76%) SOA
12 16 (8.25%) OO
13 15 (7.73%) Software Engineering
13 15 (7.73%) Open Source
14 14 (7.22%) Kanban
14 14 (7.22%) Test Strategy
15 13 (6.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 66 (34.02%) Java
2 56 (28.87%) JavaScript
3 55 (28.35%) SQL
4 35 (18.04%) C#
5 20 (10.31%) PHP
6 13 (6.70%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.12%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.12%) Python
8 5 (2.58%) C++
9 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.03%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) Ruby
10 1 (0.52%) Erlang
10 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (10.82%) ISEB
2 18 (9.28%) Degree
2 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (7.22%) ISTQB
5 13 (6.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.06%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Docker
4 1 (0.52%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (5.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.06%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.03%) Puppet
3 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Netcool
4 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (10.31%) Oracle
2 16 (8.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.70%) HP
3 13 (6.70%) IBM
4 9 (4.64%) WSO2
5 6 (3.09%) Ab Initio
6 5 (2.58%) VMware
7 4 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.06%) Apigee
8 2 (1.03%) ExactTarget
8 2 (1.03%) Cadence
8 2 (1.03%) Talend
9 1 (0.52%) Informatica
9 1 (0.52%) Infovista
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee
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