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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 144 147 180
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +33
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 123 117 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 1.22% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.53% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 46
Median daily rate £400 £365 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £59.31 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
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
7206 7649 6953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.54% 79.89% 76.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4361 4568 3825
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 245 251
Median hourly rate £39.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +15 40 £410 +26.15%
Hampshire -12 30 £450 +38.46% 10
Berkshire +4 16 £350 -12.50% 6
Surrey -4 9 £364 +11.92% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £450 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire -4 7 £450 +12.50% 4
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
East Sussex +11 2 £375 +17.18% 4
Sussex - 2 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 189 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (44.49%) Java
2 121 (44.49%) Scrum
3 120 (44.12%) HTML
4 118 (43.38%) Continuous Integration
4 118 (43.38%) Git (software)
5 111 (40.81%) REST
6 109 (40.07%) CSS
7 105 (38.60%) HTML5
8 103 (37.87%) Python
9 100 (36.76%) CSS3
9 100 (36.76%) Jenkins
10 98 (36.03%) Open Source
11 97 (35.66%) JSON
12 96 (35.29%) Ruby
13 92 (33.82%) Ajax
14 91 (33.46%) Scala
15 90 (33.09%) HTTP
16 86 (31.62%) Google
16 86 (31.62%) Subversion
17 84 (30.88%) JUnit
18 82 (30.15%) C#
19 81 (29.78%) Linux
20 80 (29.41%) Spring
21 78 (28.68%) JIRA
22 77 (28.31%) Play Framework
23 76 (27.94%) Django
24 75 (27.57%) Ruby on Rails
24 75 (27.57%) Guice
25 71 (26.10%) RESTful

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 57 (20.96%) Confluence
2 12 (4.41%) CMS
3 5 (1.84%) EPiServer CMS
3 5 (1.84%) JBoss
3 5 (1.84%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Documentum
5 1 (0.37%) IIS
5 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.04%) Google Play
2 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.21%) SaaS
3 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.10%) GitHub
4 3 (1.10%) IaaS
4 3 (1.10%) PaaS
5 2 (0.74%) Force.com
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.37%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 90 (33.09%) HTTP
2 9 (3.31%) Bluetooth
3 8 (2.94%) LDAP
4 5 (1.84%) H.323
4 5 (1.84%) Telepresence
5 4 (1.47%) DVB
6 2 (0.74%) Firewall
6 2 (0.74%) Internet
6 2 (0.74%) Network Security
7 1 (0.37%) Broadband
7 1 (0.37%) DHCP
7 1 (0.37%) DNS
7 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.37%) IPv4
7 1 (0.37%) IPv6
7 1 (0.37%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.37%) LAN
7 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.37%) VPN
7 1 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.24%) Relational Database
2 26 (9.56%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.94%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.10%) MySQL
8 2 (0.74%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.37%) Big Data
9 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.37%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 118 (43.38%) Git (software)
2 100 (36.76%) Jenkins
3 86 (31.62%) Subversion
4 84 (30.88%) JUnit
5 78 (28.68%) JIRA
6 66 (24.26%) Selenium
7 22 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (7.35%) HP UFT
9 19 (6.99%) Cucumber
10 14 (5.15%) Gradle
11 11 (4.04%) TestComplete
12 10 (3.68%) Android Studio
12 10 (3.68%) SpecFlow
13 9 (3.31%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.57%) WebDriver
15 4 (1.47%) JMeter
15 4 (1.47%) Maven
15 4 (1.47%) MSTest
15 4 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
15 4 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (9.93%) Finance
2 5 (1.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.47%) Publishing
4 3 (1.10%) Banking
4 3 (1.10%) Games
4 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.74%) Electronics
5 2 (0.74%) French Language
5 2 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Military
6 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 159 (58.46%) Developer
2 58 (21.32%) Scala Developer
3 54 (19.85%) Java Developer
4 34 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
5 31 (11.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 31 (11.40%) Tester
6 19 (6.99%) Analyst
6 19 (6.99%) QA Engineer
7 17 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 17 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 15 (5.51%) Test Analyst
9 14 (5.15%) QA Tester
9 14 (5.15%) Test Engineer
10 13 (4.78%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.41%) Android Developer
12 11 (4.04%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
12 11 (4.04%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (4.04%) HTML Developer
12 11 (4.04%) Lead Developer
13 9 (3.31%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (44.12%) HTML
2 111 (40.81%) REST
3 109 (40.07%) CSS
4 105 (38.60%) HTML5
5 100 (36.76%) CSS3
6 97 (35.66%) JSON
7 92 (33.82%) Ajax
8 80 (29.41%) Spring
9 77 (28.31%) Play Framework
10 76 (27.94%) Django
11 75 (27.57%) Guice
11 75 (27.57%) Ruby on Rails
12 71 (26.10%) RESTful
13 43 (15.81%) Web Services
14 40 (14.71%) Spring MVC
15 22 (8.09%) .NET
16 21 (7.72%) XML
17 12 (4.41%) SOAP
18 10 (3.68%) ASP.NET
19 9 (3.31%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.03%) User Experience
2 16 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.15%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.47%) Blog
5 4 (1.47%) Digital TV
5 4 (1.47%) MPEG
5 4 (1.47%) STB
6 3 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.37%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) FMCG
8 1 (0.37%) IVR
8 1 (0.37%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.37%) NHS
8 1 (0.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 81 (29.78%) Linux
2 24 (8.82%) Android
3 12 (4.41%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.41%) Windows
4 6 (2.21%) CentOS
4 6 (2.21%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.74%) Unix
6 1 (0.37%) Debian
6 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) VMS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (69.49%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (44.49%) Scrum
3 118 (43.38%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (36.03%) Open Source
5 68 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 67 (24.63%) Web Design
7 53 (19.49%) OWASP
8 51 (18.75%) MVC
9 45 (16.54%) Configuration Management
10 40 (14.71%) Mentoring
11 38 (13.97%) Web Development
12 33 (12.13%) Front End Development
13 31 (11.40%) TDD
14 29 (10.66%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (9.93%) Software Testing
16 25 (9.19%) Software Engineering
17 23 (8.46%) Line Management
17 23 (8.46%) Service Design
18 21 (7.72%) BDD
19 20 (7.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (44.49%) Java
2 103 (37.87%) Python
3 96 (35.29%) Ruby
4 91 (33.46%) Scala
5 82 (30.15%) C#
6 43 (15.81%) SQL
7 31 (11.40%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.04%) C++
10 7 (2.57%) PHP
11 6 (2.21%) Perl
11 6 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.47%) C
12 4 (1.47%) Groovy
13 3 (1.10%) VB
14 2 (0.74%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.74%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.74%) VBA
14 2 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.25%) ISEB
4 15 (5.51%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.41%) Degree
6 8 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (17.28%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.74%) SDET
3 1 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (1.84%) Docker
1 5 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (1.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (2.94%) Netcool
2 5 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.84%) Puppet
3 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) SELinux
4 1 (0.37%) yum
Vendors
1 86 (31.62%) Google
2 18 (6.62%) Oracle
3 12 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.31%) ServiceNow
5 7 (2.57%) Twitter
6 6 (2.21%) HP
7 5 (1.84%) EPiServer
7 5 (1.84%) Remedy
7 5 (1.84%) SaltStack
7 5 (1.84%) SAP
8 4 (1.47%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.47%) Talend
9 3 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe
10 1 (0.37%) BMC
10 1 (0.37%) Capita
10 1 (0.37%) IBM
10 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.37%) New Relic
10 1 (0.37%) WSO2
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