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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 140 168 148
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 124 77 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.33% 0.86% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.16% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 51 49
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +18.46%
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
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
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 £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +34 50 £331 -24.28% 5
Berkshire +25 25 £400 +6.66% 8
Oxfordshire - 17 £400 - 10
West Sussex - 15 £325 - 5
Surrey -13 12 £325 -9.72% 8
East Sussex -12 2 £366 +33.18% 10
Kent -2 1 £250 -50.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £325 -15.58% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 129 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (39.52%) Scrum
3 76 (36.19%) Selenium
4 74 (35.24%) TDD
5 68 (32.38%) Java
6 65 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 54 (25.71%) SQL
9 48 (22.86%) Test Scripting
10 45 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 45 (21.43%) Jenkins
11 42 (20.00%) BDD
12 39 (18.57%) Subversion
13 38 (18.10%) HTML
13 38 (18.10%) JUnit
14 35 (16.67%) Web Services
14 35 (16.67%) Cucumber
15 33 (15.71%) C#
16 30 (14.29%) XML
16 30 (14.29%) OO
17 29 (13.81%) CSS
18 28 (13.33%) .NET
18 28 (13.33%) Change Control
19 27 (12.86%) Regression Testing
19 27 (12.86%) Spring
20 26 (12.38%) jQuery
20 26 (12.38%) Windows
20 26 (12.38%) Linux
20 26 (12.38%) Apache
21 25 (11.90%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 26 (12.38%) Apache
2 16 (7.62%) Node.js
3 11 (5.24%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.76%) CMS
4 10 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.38%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.90%) Kentico
8 3 (1.43%) JBoss
9 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.48%) uiautomator
10 1 (0.48%) Drupal
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.48%) Confluence
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.48%) IIS
10 1 (0.48%) Zope
10 1 (0.48%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 11 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (7.62%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) SaaS
3 2 (0.95%) PaaS
3 2 (0.95%) IaaS
4 1 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.05%) Internet
2 4 (1.90%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.43%) DNS
3 3 (1.43%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.95%) Firewall
5 1 (0.48%) ATM
5 1 (0.48%) 3G
5 1 (0.48%) DAB
5 1 (0.48%) Wireless
5 1 (0.48%) 2G
5 1 (0.48%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.48%) LTE
5 1 (0.48%) 4G
5 1 (0.48%) HTTP
5 1 (0.48%) GSM
5 1 (0.48%) LAN
5 1 (0.48%) VoIP
5 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.67%) DB2
1 14 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.29%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.81%) MongoDB
4 8 (3.81%) NoSQL
4 8 (3.81%) DbVisualizer
5 7 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.33%) MySQL
5 7 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.90%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 76 (36.19%) Selenium
2 45 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 45 (21.43%) Jenkins
3 39 (18.57%) Subversion
4 38 (18.10%) JUnit
5 35 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 19 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (9.05%) Mockito
7 17 (8.10%) LoadRunner
7 17 (8.10%) JIRA
8 15 (7.14%) WebDriver
9 14 (6.67%) NUnit
9 14 (6.67%) Maven
10 13 (6.19%) JMeter
11 12 (5.71%) Visual Studio
12 10 (4.76%) MSTest
13 9 (4.29%) HP UFT
14 8 (3.81%) Ant
15 7 (3.33%) Gerrit
16 5 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (5.71%) Finance
2 10 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.76%) Retail
3 7 (3.33%) Games
4 6 (2.86%) Automotive
5 4 (1.90%) Legal
5 4 (1.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.43%) Electronics
7 2 (0.95%) Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (41.43%) Developer
2 58 (27.62%) Analyst
3 50 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 26 (12.38%) Tester
4 26 (12.38%) Java Developer
5 12 (5.71%) Software Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Web Developer
6 9 (4.29%) .NET Developer
6 9 (4.29%) ScrumMaster
6 9 (4.29%) Agile Test Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Front-End Developer
7 8 (3.81%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Automation Analyst
7 8 (3.81%) Performance Tester
7 8 (3.81%) Test Engineer
8 6 (2.86%) Consultant
8 6 (2.86%) Automation Tester
9 5 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (2.38%) Test Leader
9 5 (2.38%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (18.10%) HTML
2 35 (16.67%) Web Services
3 30 (14.29%) XML
4 29 (13.81%) CSS
5 28 (13.33%) .NET
6 27 (12.86%) Spring
7 26 (12.38%) jQuery
8 25 (11.90%) RESTful
9 19 (9.05%) AngularJS
9 19 (9.05%) JSON
10 18 (8.57%) SOAP
10 18 (8.57%) Gherkin
11 17 (8.10%) ASP.NET
12 16 (7.62%) Hibernate
13 13 (6.19%) SAML
13 13 (6.19%) J2EE
13 13 (6.19%) OpenID
13 13 (6.19%) OAuth2
14 11 (5.24%) HTML5
14 11 (5.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.86%) Blog
3 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.43%) Physics
5 2 (0.95%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.95%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.95%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.48%) Handset
6 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.48%) Social Media
6 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.38%) Windows
1 26 (12.38%) Linux
2 18 (8.57%) UNIX
3 8 (3.81%) Android
3 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.86%) AIX
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (61.43%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (39.52%) Scrum
3 74 (35.24%) TDD
4 65 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (22.86%) Test Scripting
6 42 (20.00%) BDD
7 30 (14.29%) OO
8 28 (13.33%) Change Control
9 27 (12.86%) Regression Testing
10 25 (11.90%) SOA
10 25 (11.90%) Web Development
11 23 (10.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (10.95%) E-Commerce
12 22 (10.48%) Open Source
13 17 (8.10%) Manual Testing
13 17 (8.10%) Unit Testing
13 17 (8.10%) Software Engineering
14 16 (7.62%) Software Testing
14 16 (7.62%) Test Automation
15 15 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (32.38%) Java
2 56 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 54 (25.71%) SQL
4 33 (15.71%) C#
5 21 (10.00%) PHP
6 13 (6.19%) PL/SQL
7 12 (5.71%) Python
8 5 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.38%) C++
9 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.95%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.48%) C
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) Erlang
11 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.48%) Perl
11 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (10.48%) ISEB
1 22 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 17 (8.10%) Degree
4 16 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.19%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.90%) VMware ESX
2 4 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.43%) Docker
4 1 (0.48%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 11 (5.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.90%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.95%) Puppet
5 1 (0.48%) Netcool
5 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (10.00%) Oracle
2 19 (9.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.62%) HP
4 12 (5.71%) IBM
5 11 (5.24%) WSO2
6 7 (3.33%) Apigee
7 6 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.86%) Ab Initio
8 5 (2.38%) VMware
9 2 (0.95%) Cadence
9 2 (0.95%) ExactTarget
9 2 (0.95%) Talend
10 1 (0.48%) Infovista
10 1 (0.48%) McAfee
10 1 (0.48%) Northgate
10 1 (0.48%) Informatica
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