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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 180 160 184
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 79 69 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.81% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.13% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 41 34
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +8 23 £330 -8.01% 7
Hampshire -15 18 £325 +23.80% 11
Buckinghamshire -16 13 £413 +6.45% 1
Oxfordshire -15 6 £500 +185.71% 2
Berkshire -21 6 £575 +66.66% 2
East Sussex +1 5 £300 +22.44% 5
Kent -5 1 £275 -21.42% 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (38.19%) Selenium
3 47 (32.64%) C#
4 44 (30.56%) .NET
5 43 (29.86%) Scrum
6 36 (25.00%) Java
7 31 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (20.83%) TDD
8 30 (20.83%) SQL
9 29 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (20.14%) WCF
10 28 (19.44%) Test Scripting
10 28 (19.44%) Oracle
11 26 (18.06%) Windows
11 26 (18.06%) Oracle Database
12 25 (17.36%) OO
12 25 (17.36%) SOA
13 24 (16.67%) BDD
14 23 (15.97%) Configuration Management
14 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
14 23 (15.97%) Visual Studio
14 23 (15.97%) QA
15 22 (15.28%) Software Testing
15 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
16 21 (14.58%) ISEB
16 21 (14.58%) Web Services
16 21 (14.58%) Test Automation
17 20 (13.89%) NUnit
17 20 (13.89%) MySQL
17 20 (13.89%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (10.42%) CMS
2 14 (9.72%) Apache
3 10 (6.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (4.86%) Kentico
5 5 (3.47%) Alfresco
5 5 (3.47%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.39%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.39%) Drupal
7 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.39%) WordPress
7 2 (1.39%) IIS
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.86%) SaaS
2 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.08%) Google App Engine
2 3 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.69%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) PBX
1 5 (3.47%) VoIP
1 5 (3.47%) Asterisk PBX
2 3 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.69%) HTTP
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.06%) Oracle Database
2 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
3 20 (13.89%) MySQL
4 15 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (38.19%) Selenium
2 31 (21.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (15.97%) Visual Studio
4 20 (13.89%) NUnit
4 20 (13.89%) Jenkins
5 18 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 14 (9.72%) JIRA
7 12 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (7.64%) Subversion
8 11 (7.64%) Maven
9 10 (6.94%) WebDriver
9 10 (6.94%) SpecFlow
10 9 (6.25%) Ant
11 7 (4.86%) LoadRunner
11 7 (4.86%) Cucumber
12 6 (4.17%) PHPUnit
12 6 (4.17%) Mockito
12 6 (4.17%) Mercurial
12 6 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 15 (10.42%) Finance
2 10 (6.94%) Publishing
3 3 (2.08%) Games
4 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (32.64%) Developer
2 25 (17.36%) Analyst
3 24 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 22 (15.28%) Tester
5 11 (7.64%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Development Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.86%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.86%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Configuration Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.56%) .NET
2 29 (20.14%) WCF
3 21 (14.58%) Web Services
4 19 (13.19%) XML
4 19 (13.19%) REST
5 18 (12.50%) HTML
5 18 (12.50%) CSS
6 17 (11.81%) .NET Framework
7 16 (11.11%) SOAP
8 15 (10.42%) jQuery
9 12 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 12 (8.33%) JSON
10 11 (7.64%) Middleware
11 10 (6.94%) RESTful
12 9 (6.25%) CSS3
12 9 (6.25%) HTML5
13 6 (4.17%) RoboGuice
13 6 (4.17%) Android SDK
13 6 (4.17%) Android NDK
13 6 (4.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
1 13 (9.03%) Open Source
2 9 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) CMDB
4 4 (2.78%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.69%) AS400
7 1 (0.69%) Statistics
7 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.69%) Physics
7 1 (0.69%) iSeries
7 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.06%) Windows
2 13 (9.03%) Linux
3 9 (6.25%) UNIX
4 7 (4.86%) Windows NT
4 7 (4.86%) Android
5 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.69%) CentOS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.86%) Scrum
3 30 (20.83%) TDD
4 29 (20.14%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 25 (17.36%) OO
6 25 (17.36%) SOA
7 24 (16.67%) BDD
8 23 (15.97%) Configuration Management
9 22 (15.28%) Software Testing
10 21 (14.58%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.42%) Unit Testing
11 15 (10.42%) Release Management
12 13 (9.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 12 (8.33%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.33%) OOD
13 12 (8.33%) DevOps
14 11 (7.64%) Workflow
15 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 47 (32.64%) C#
2 36 (25.00%) Java
3 30 (20.83%) SQL
4 19 (13.19%) PHP
5 17 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.81%) C++
6 13 (9.03%) Python
7 7 (4.86%) C
7 7 (4.86%) VBScript
7 7 (4.86%) VB
8 4 (2.78%) Ruby
9 3 (2.08%) PHP5
9 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.69%) RPG
11 1 (0.69%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.69%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (14.58%) ISEB
2 14 (9.72%) Degree
3 11 (7.64%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.08%) HND
8 2 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.78%) SCCM
4 2 (1.39%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (19.44%) Oracle
2 22 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.03%) HP
4 5 (3.47%) Zend
5 4 (2.78%) VMware
6 3 (2.08%) Telerik
6 3 (2.08%) Google
6 3 (2.08%) Appcelerator
6 3 (2.08%) Facebook
6 3 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.39%) ESRI
7 2 (1.39%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Siebel
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.69%) Apple
8 1 (0.69%) Ektron
8 1 (0.69%) Cadence
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £440 per day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Market rates depending
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 9 days ago