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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 166 152 167
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 87 104 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 1.12% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.44% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 35
Average daily rate £370 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
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
6791 7200 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.38% 77.44% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3942 3316
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 232 260
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire +15 26 £400 +24.03% 10
West Sussex +18 16 £325 -5.45% 2
Hampshire -14 14 £370 +8.82% 9
Surrey -14 10 £425 -5.55% 6
Oxfordshire +5 8 £500 - 2
Kent 0 7 £380 +38.18% 2
Middlesex - 3 £425 -
East Sussex +5 1 £350 +20.68% 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (38.15%) Scrum
3 48 (27.75%) SQL
4 46 (26.59%) C#
5 45 (26.01%) QA
6 44 (25.43%) Java
7 43 (24.86%) Manual Testing
8 42 (24.28%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (21.97%) Selenium
10 35 (20.23%) Test Automation
10 35 (20.23%) Jenkins
11 34 (19.65%) Git (software)
11 34 (19.65%) Linux
12 33 (19.08%) Test Scripting
13 31 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (17.92%) BDD
14 30 (17.34%) REST
15 29 (16.76%) Python
15 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
16 28 (16.18%) .NET
17 26 (15.03%) Android
17 26 (15.03%) JIRA
18 25 (14.45%) Subversion
19 24 (13.87%) SpecFlow
20 23 (13.29%) Software Engineering
21 21 (12.14%) C++
21 21 (12.14%) Cucumber
22 20 (11.56%) Functional Testing
22 20 (11.56%) Regression Testing
22 20 (11.56%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (4.05%) Confluence
2 6 (3.47%) Node.js
3 4 (2.31%) IIS
4 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (2.89%) MS Office
2 3 (1.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Magento
1 4 (2.31%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (2.31%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.16%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) GitHub
2 5 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.16%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.40%) H.323
2 8 (4.62%) Telepresence
3 4 (2.31%) HTTP
4 3 (1.73%) Network Security
5 2 (1.16%) Internet
5 2 (1.16%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
6 1 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.58%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 38 (21.97%) Selenium
2 35 (20.23%) Jenkins
3 34 (19.65%) Git (software)
4 31 (17.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (15.03%) JIRA
6 25 (14.45%) Subversion
7 24 (13.87%) SpecFlow
8 21 (12.14%) Cucumber
9 18 (10.40%) Maven
10 13 (7.51%) Artifactory
10 13 (7.51%) HP UFT
10 13 (7.51%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (7.51%) Visual Studio
10 13 (7.51%) WebDriver
11 12 (6.94%) Gradle
11 12 (6.94%) SoapUI
12 11 (6.36%) Ant
13 10 (5.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (5.78%) Mockito
13 10 (5.78%) Robotium
General
1 19 (10.98%) Finance
2 11 (6.36%) Publishing
3 6 (3.47%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Games
4 3 (1.73%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.16%) Automotive
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Electronics
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (27.75%) Analyst
2 47 (27.17%) Developer
3 44 (25.43%) Test Analyst
4 31 (17.92%) Tester
5 27 (15.61%) Automation Analyst
5 27 (15.61%) Automation Test Analyst
6 26 (15.03%) Test Engineer
7 20 (11.56%) QA Engineer
8 18 (10.40%) Software Engineer
9 16 (9.25%) Software Developer
10 14 (8.09%) QA Tester
11 13 (7.51%) Agile Test Analyst
12 12 (6.94%) Applications Engineer
13 11 (6.36%) Applications Tester
13 11 (6.36%) Mobile Tester
14 10 (5.78%) Android Developer
14 10 (5.78%) Consultant
15 9 (5.20%) Automation Engineer
15 9 (5.20%) iOS Tester
15 9 (5.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.34%) REST
2 28 (16.18%) .NET
3 19 (10.98%) HTML
4 16 (9.25%) CSS
5 14 (8.09%) JSON
5 14 (8.09%) Web Services
6 12 (6.94%) Spring
6 12 (6.94%) Twisted
7 10 (5.78%) Android SDK
7 10 (5.78%) Gherkin
7 10 (5.78%) RoboGuice
7 10 (5.78%) SOAP
8 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET
8 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (5.20%) RESTful
9 8 (4.62%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.62%) HTML5
10 7 (4.05%) Ajax
11 6 (3.47%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.40%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.94%) User Experience
3 5 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.16%) EPoS
6 2 (1.16%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.16%) W3C
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.58%) EMV
7 1 (0.58%) Fintech
7 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.58%) IVR
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.58%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.65%) Linux
2 26 (15.03%) Android
3 16 (9.25%) Apple iOS
4 13 (7.51%) Windows
5 4 (2.31%) Unix
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) Debian
8 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.58%) SUSE
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (38.15%) Scrum
3 43 (24.86%) Manual Testing
4 42 (24.28%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (20.23%) Test Automation
6 33 (19.08%) Test Scripting
7 31 (17.92%) BDD
8 23 (13.29%) Software Engineering
9 20 (11.56%) Functional Testing
9 20 (11.56%) Regression Testing
9 20 (11.56%) Software Testing
10 17 (9.83%) Open Source
10 17 (9.83%) TDD
11 15 (8.67%) Black-Box Testing
12 14 (8.09%) MVC
12 14 (8.09%) SDLC
13 13 (7.51%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.94%) SOA
14 12 (6.94%) User Stories
15 11 (6.36%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.75%) SQL
2 46 (26.59%) C#
3 44 (25.43%) Java
4 29 (16.76%) Python
5 21 (12.14%) C++
6 19 (10.98%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.36%) Ruby
8 10 (5.78%) Erlang
9 5 (2.89%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.89%) Scala
10 3 (1.73%) PHP
10 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.73%) VB
11 2 (1.16%) C
11 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.16%) VBA
11 2 (1.16%) VBScript
12 1 (0.58%) F#
12 1 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (8.67%) ISEB
2 14 (8.09%) Degree
3 9 (5.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (4.05%) ISTQB
4 7 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.58%) OCA
5 1 (0.58%) OCP
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (26.01%) QA
2 16 (9.25%) FedRAMP
3 4 (2.31%) GxP
4 1 (0.58%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (2.31%) Docker
1 4 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.58%) CA LISA
2 1 (0.58%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.58%) Nagios
2 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) Oracle
3 10 (5.78%) SAP
4 8 (4.62%) HP
5 6 (3.47%) Informatica
6 4 (2.31%) Google
6 4 (2.31%) hybris
6 4 (2.31%) VMware
6 4 (2.31%) webMethods
7 2 (1.16%) Cadence
8 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.58%) CA
8 1 (0.58%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.58%) McAfee
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) Telerik
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