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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 166 158 149
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 76 84 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.96% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.34% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 60 46
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £80.00 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+131.88% -13.75%
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
6747 6285 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.46% 71.94% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3779 3429 3314
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 245 328
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Buckinghamshire +7 20 £400 +14.28% 3
Berkshire -24 15 £375 - 7
Hampshire -13 13 £438 +50.86% 10
East Sussex -1 9 £240 - 3
Surrey -2 8 £425 -8.10% 4
Oxfordshire 0 6 £315 +5.00% 1
Kent - 3 £400 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 59 (43.70%) C#
2 48 (35.56%) .NET
2 48 (35.56%) Scrum
3 47 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (34.81%) TDD
4 43 (31.85%) BDD
5 41 (30.37%) Selenium
6 40 (29.63%) Visual Studio
7 38 (28.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (27.41%) QA
9 36 (26.67%) SQL
10 31 (22.96%) ISEB
11 29 (21.48%) Oracle
11 29 (21.48%) WCF
12 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
13 27 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (20.00%) Oracle Database
14 26 (19.26%) Windows
15 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
15 25 (18.52%) Software Testing
16 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
16 23 (17.04%) Web Services
16 23 (17.04%) HP
17 22 (16.30%) NUnit
18 21 (15.56%) Test Automation
18 21 (15.56%) REST
19 20 (14.81%) SOAP
19 20 (14.81%) Finance
20 18 (13.33%) HTML
20 18 (13.33%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 13 (9.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (8.15%) Node.js
2 11 (8.15%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (6.67%) CMS
4 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.70%) Apache
5 4 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (2.96%) Content Management Server
5 4 (2.96%) Drupal
6 3 (2.22%) WordPress
6 3 (2.22%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.48%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.74%) IIS
8 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.74%) Confluence
8 1 (0.74%) Kentico
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) MS Project
2 2 (1.48%) Mingle
3 1 (0.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.48%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.48%) Magento
2 2 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.15%) Office 365
2 4 (2.96%) IaaS
2 4 (2.96%) PaaS
3 3 (2.22%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.96%) PBX
1 4 (2.96%) VoIP
1 4 (2.96%) Asterisk PBX
2 3 (2.22%) VPN
2 3 (2.22%) HTTP
3 2 (1.48%) Internet
3 2 (1.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.74%) Wireless
4 1 (0.74%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.74%) HSPA
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) IPv6
4 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.74%) FTP
4 1 (0.74%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.74%) UMTS
4 1 (0.74%) GPRS
4 1 (0.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 14 (10.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (8.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (8.15%) Redis
5 5 (3.70%) MySQL
6 3 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.48%) DB2
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (30.37%) Selenium
2 40 (29.63%) Visual Studio
3 38 (28.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (16.30%) NUnit
5 16 (11.85%) WebDriver
6 15 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (8.89%) SpecFlow
8 11 (8.15%) JIRA
9 8 (5.93%) LoadRunner
9 8 (5.93%) Jenkins
10 7 (5.19%) JUnit
11 6 (4.44%) Cucumber
12 5 (3.70%) Mercurial
12 5 (3.70%) TestNG
12 5 (3.70%) JMeter
12 5 (3.70%) PHPUnit
13 4 (2.96%) Dreamweaver
13 4 (2.96%) Hudson
13 4 (2.96%) SoapUI
14 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Electronics
2 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.48%) Publishing
3 2 (1.48%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Automotive
4 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (27.41%) Analyst
2 35 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 30 (22.22%) Developer
4 17 (12.59%) Tester
4 17 (12.59%) Test Engineer
5 11 (8.15%) Programmer
5 11 (8.15%) QA Analyst
5 11 (8.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 9 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 9 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 8 (5.93%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.93%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.19%) Web Programmer
9 6 (4.44%) Consultant
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.70%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (3.70%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (35.56%) .NET
2 29 (21.48%) WCF
3 23 (17.04%) Web Services
4 21 (15.56%) REST
5 20 (14.81%) SOAP
6 18 (13.33%) XML
6 18 (13.33%) HTML
6 18 (13.33%) CSS
7 17 (12.59%) WPF
8 12 (8.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 11 (8.15%) Ember.js
9 11 (8.15%) AngularJS
9 11 (8.15%) CSS3
9 11 (8.15%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (8.15%) HTML5
9 11 (8.15%) RabbitMQ
9 11 (8.15%) .NET Framework
10 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET
10 7 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Open Source
2 11 (8.15%) Wiki
3 9 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.48%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.48%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.48%) iSeries
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.48%) DTV
6 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.48%) AS400
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Statistics
7 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Firmware
7 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.74%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.26%) Windows
2 13 (9.63%) Linux
3 11 (8.15%) UNIX
4 6 (4.44%) Android
4 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.70%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.22%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.56%) Scrum
2 47 (34.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.81%) TDD
3 43 (31.85%) BDD
4 27 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (18.52%) Software Testing
6 21 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 18 (13.33%) Web Development
7 18 (13.33%) OO
8 15 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 14 (10.37%) Test Scripting
10 13 (9.63%) Web Application Development
10 13 (9.63%) SOA
11 12 (8.89%) DevOps
12 11 (8.15%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.15%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 10 (7.41%) Waterfall
13 10 (7.41%) Test Management
13 10 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (43.70%) C#
2 36 (26.67%) SQL
3 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.33%) Java
5 12 (8.89%) VB
6 10 (7.41%) C++
7 8 (5.93%) VBScript
8 7 (5.19%) C
9 6 (4.44%) Python
10 5 (3.70%) Perl
10 5 (3.70%) PHP
10 5 (3.70%) Ruby
11 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.48%) RPG/400
12 2 (1.48%) RPG IV
12 2 (1.48%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.48%) RPG
13 1 (0.74%) Korn
13 1 (0.74%) XPath
13 1 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (22.96%) ISEB
2 15 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 11 (8.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.67%) Degree
5 6 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.74%) HND
8 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.74%) PMP
8 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (27.41%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.67%) SCCM
3 2 (1.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) Oracle
2 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.04%) HP
4 5 (3.70%) VMware
5 4 (2.96%) Zend
5 4 (2.96%) IBM
6 3 (2.22%) Ektron
6 3 (2.22%) Google
6 3 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.48%) SAP
7 2 (1.48%) ATG
7 2 (1.48%) Telerik
7 2 (1.48%) hybris
7 2 (1.48%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.48%) Demandware
8 1 (0.74%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.74%) Agilent
8 1 (0.74%) Perforce
8 1 (0.74%) Siebel
8 1 (0.74%) Mercator
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