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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 160 174 176
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 112 101 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 1.03% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.30% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 78 54
Median daily rate £400 £348 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.88% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%
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
7164 7766 7125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.33% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4368 4779 3989
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 266
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 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
Hampshire -2 33 £355 +12.69% 6
West Sussex +10 19 £425 +26.39% 1
Berkshire +10 17 £365 -8.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 14 £450 +38.46% 4
Surrey -2 10 £358 +30.00% 3
Oxfordshire -14 7 £450 +12.50% 7
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Sussex +1 3 - -
East Sussex +5 1 £400 +25.00% 3
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 182 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (45.00%) Scrum
3 121 (43.21%) Java
4 120 (42.86%) HTML
5 118 (42.14%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (41.79%) Git (software)
7 106 (37.86%) CSS
8 102 (36.43%) REST
9 97 (34.64%) HTML5
10 95 (33.93%) Jenkins
11 92 (32.86%) CSS3
12 91 (32.50%) Python
13 89 (31.79%) JSON
14 88 (31.43%) Ruby
14 88 (31.43%) Scala
15 84 (30.00%) Open Source
16 82 (29.29%) Ajax
17 80 (28.57%) JIRA
17 80 (28.57%) HTTP
17 80 (28.57%) C#
18 79 (28.21%) Subversion
19 78 (27.86%) Linux
20 77 (27.50%) Selenium
21 76 (27.14%) Google
22 75 (26.79%) Spring
23 74 (26.43%) JUnit
24 67 (23.93%) RESTful
24 67 (23.93%) Play Framework
25 66 (23.57%) Django
26 65 (23.21%) Guice

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 51 (18.21%) Confluence
2 14 (5.00%) CMS
3 8 (2.86%) JBoss
4 6 (2.14%) EPiServer CMS
4 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.07%) IIS
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Documentum
8 1 (0.36%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.93%) Google Play
2 10 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.21%) SaaS
4 4 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.07%) GitHub
6 2 (0.71%) Force.com
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 80 (28.57%) HTTP
2 14 (5.00%) LDAP
3 9 (3.21%) Bluetooth
4 6 (2.14%) Firewall
5 4 (1.43%) DVB
5 4 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (1.43%) Network Security
6 3 (1.07%) DHCP
6 3 (1.07%) DNS
6 3 (1.07%) IPv4
6 3 (1.07%) IPv6
7 2 (0.71%) VPN
8 1 (0.36%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.36%) Broadband
8 1 (0.36%) H.323
8 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.36%) LAN
8 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.36%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 30 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (3.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.86%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.43%) MySQL
7 4 (1.43%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.71%) Hazelcast
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 117 (41.79%) Git (software)
2 95 (33.93%) Jenkins
3 80 (28.57%) JIRA
4 79 (28.21%) Subversion
5 77 (27.50%) Selenium
6 74 (26.43%) JUnit
7 25 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.79%) Cucumber
9 16 (5.71%) HP UFT
10 13 (4.64%) Gradle
10 13 (4.64%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.64%) WebDriver
11 10 (3.57%) Android Studio
11 10 (3.57%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.50%) TestComplete
13 5 (1.79%) MSTest
13 5 (1.79%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.43%) Artifactory
14 4 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (1.79%) Games
2 5 (1.79%) Publishing
2 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.07%) Retail
5 2 (0.71%) Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Electronics
5 2 (0.71%) French Language
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Military
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 163 (58.21%) Developer
2 55 (19.64%) Java Developer
3 49 (17.50%) Scala Developer
4 33 (11.79%) Java Scala Developer
5 32 (11.43%) Tester
6 28 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (6.43%) Analyst
8 17 (6.07%) Automation Tester
8 17 (6.07%) C# Developer
9 15 (5.36%) Test Analyst
10 14 (5.00%) Test Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Android Developer
12 11 (3.93%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
12 11 (3.93%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (3.93%) HTML Developer
12 11 (3.93%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.93%) SSIS Developer
13 10 (3.57%) Lead Developer
13 10 (3.57%) QA Engineer
14 9 (3.21%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (42.86%) HTML
2 106 (37.86%) CSS
3 102 (36.43%) REST
4 97 (34.64%) HTML5
5 92 (32.86%) CSS3
6 89 (31.79%) JSON
7 82 (29.29%) Ajax
8 75 (26.79%) Spring
9 67 (23.93%) Play Framework
9 67 (23.93%) RESTful
10 66 (23.57%) Django
11 65 (23.21%) Guice
11 65 (23.21%) Ruby on Rails
12 50 (17.86%) Web Services
13 35 (12.50%) Spring MVC
14 28 (10.00%) XML
15 25 (8.93%) .NET
16 16 (5.71%) SOAP
17 15 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 13 (4.64%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.57%) User Experience
2 16 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.64%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.79%) Blog
7 5 (1.79%) RIA
8 4 (1.43%) Digital TV
8 4 (1.43%) MPEG
8 4 (1.43%) STB
9 3 (1.07%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.07%) IVR
9 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.71%) Replication
10 2 (0.71%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.36%) iPad
11 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 78 (27.86%) Linux
2 21 (7.50%) Android
3 15 (5.36%) Windows
4 9 (3.21%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.50%) CentOS
5 7 (2.50%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.50%) Unix
6 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.36%) Debian
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (45.00%) Scrum
3 118 (42.14%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (30.00%) Open Source
5 61 (21.79%) Responsive Web Design
6 60 (21.43%) Web Design
7 48 (17.14%) MVC
8 47 (16.79%) OWASP
9 42 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 35 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 32 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (11.43%) Web Development
12 31 (11.07%) Front End Development
12 31 (11.07%) TDD
13 27 (9.64%) Software Engineering
14 23 (8.21%) Test Scripting
15 22 (7.86%) Line Management
15 22 (7.86%) Service Design
16 21 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (7.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 121 (43.21%) Java
2 91 (32.50%) Python
3 88 (31.43%) Ruby
3 88 (31.43%) Scala
4 80 (28.57%) C#
5 44 (15.71%) SQL
6 43 (15.36%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.00%) PHP
8 13 (4.64%) C++
9 10 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 7 (2.50%) Perl
11 6 (2.14%) C
11 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.79%) Groovy
13 3 (1.07%) VB
14 2 (0.71%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.71%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.71%) Go
14 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.36%) ISEB
4 13 (4.64%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.29%) Degree
6 11 (3.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CHECK Team Member
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.57%) QA
2 3 (1.07%) SLA
3 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.71%) SDET
4 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.36%) GMP
4 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (1.79%) Docker
2 5 (1.79%) vSphere
3 3 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.86%) Netcool
2 8 (2.86%) Puppet
3 5 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.36%) SELinux
5 1 (0.36%) yum
Vendors
1 76 (27.14%) Google
2 15 (5.36%) Oracle
3 14 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (4.29%) ServiceNow
5 10 (3.57%) Twitter
6 6 (2.14%) EPiServer
6 6 (2.14%) HP
7 5 (1.79%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.79%) Remedy
7 5 (1.79%) SaltStack
7 5 (1.79%) SAP
8 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.43%) Talend
9 3 (1.07%) Avaya
9 3 (1.07%) Genesys
9 3 (1.07%) KANA
9 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.71%) IBM
11 1 (0.36%) BMC
11 1 (0.36%) Capita
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