The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 170 156 170
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 74 80 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.94% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.33% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 43
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.75 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+79.69% -16.87%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6712 6005 6877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.90% 70.84% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3678 3231 3262
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 255 321
Average hourly rate £22.63 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Automated Testing
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +8 17 £400 +23.07% 3
Hampshire -11 16 £438 +25.00% 8
Berkshire -24 16 £375 +7.14% 7
Surrey -3 12 £375 -6.25% 3
East Sussex +4 8 £240 - 3
Kent - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire +2 1 £315 +5.00% 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (44.76%) C#
2 58 (40.56%) Scrum
3 54 (37.76%) .NET
4 51 (35.66%) BDD
5 48 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (33.57%) TDD
6 47 (32.87%) Visual Studio
6 47 (32.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (31.47%) SQL
8 43 (30.07%) QA
9 38 (26.57%) WCF
10 37 (25.87%) ISEB
11 33 (23.08%) Selenium
12 32 (22.38%) Software Testing
13 30 (20.98%) Microsoft
13 30 (20.98%) Web Services
13 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
13 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (20.28%) XML
14 29 (20.28%) REST
15 28 (19.58%) Oracle
15 28 (19.58%) SOAP
16 27 (18.88%) JavaScript
17 25 (17.48%) Oracle Database
18 24 (16.78%) WPF
19 23 (16.08%) HTML
20 22 (15.38%) CSS
20 22 (15.38%) Windows
20 22 (15.38%) NUnit
21 20 (13.99%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (7.69%) Node.js
2 11 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (6.99%) CMS
4 7 (4.90%) Drupal
5 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.80%) Content Management Server
7 4 (2.80%) Apache
8 3 (2.10%) Joomla!
8 3 (2.10%) WordPress
9 2 (1.40%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.70%) IIS
10 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.70%) Confluence
10 1 (0.70%) Kentico
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.40%) Mingle
2 2 (1.40%) MS Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) Misys Midas
2 2 (1.40%) Magento
2 2 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.69%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) IaaS
2 4 (2.80%) PaaS
3 3 (2.10%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) VoIP
2 3 (2.10%) PBX
2 3 (2.10%) VPN
2 3 (2.10%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (1.40%) Internet
3 2 (1.40%) Firewall
4 1 (0.70%) Wireless
4 1 (0.70%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.70%) HSPA
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) IPv6
4 1 (0.70%) SAN
4 1 (0.70%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.70%) UMTS
4 1 (0.70%) GPRS
4 1 (0.70%) LAN
4 1 (0.70%) WAN
4 1 (0.70%) FTP
4 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.98%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.48%) Oracle Database
3 14 (9.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (7.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (7.69%) Redis
5 6 (4.20%) MySQL
6 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.40%) DB2
8 1 (0.70%) Big Data
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (32.87%) Visual Studio
1 47 (32.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (23.08%) Selenium
3 22 (15.38%) NUnit
4 14 (9.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 14 (9.79%) WebDriver
5 12 (8.39%) SpecFlow
6 9 (6.29%) Jenkins
6 9 (6.29%) JIRA
7 7 (4.90%) PHPUnit
7 7 (4.90%) JUnit
8 6 (4.20%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.50%) TestNG
10 4 (2.80%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.80%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.80%) JMeter
10 4 (2.80%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (2.10%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.10%) Ant
General
1 20 (13.99%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Publishing
3 3 (2.10%) Electronics
3 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.70%) Automotive
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (32.17%) Analyst
2 43 (30.07%) Test Analyst
3 31 (21.68%) Developer
4 21 (14.69%) Test Engineer
5 18 (12.59%) Tester
6 15 (10.49%) QA Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (7.69%) Programmer
8 10 (6.99%) Test Manager
9 9 (6.29%) ScrumMaster
10 8 (5.59%) Web Developer
11 7 (4.90%) Consultant
11 7 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.90%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.90%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.90%) Web Programmer
12 6 (4.20%) QA Engineer
12 6 (4.20%) Agile Test Analyst
12 6 (4.20%) .NET Developer
12 6 (4.20%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (37.76%) .NET
2 38 (26.57%) WCF
3 30 (20.98%) Web Services
4 29 (20.28%) XML
4 29 (20.28%) REST
5 28 (19.58%) SOAP
6 24 (16.78%) WPF
7 23 (16.08%) HTML
8 22 (15.38%) CSS
9 12 (8.39%) .NET Framework
9 12 (8.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 11 (7.69%) HTML5
10 11 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (7.69%) CSS3
10 11 (7.69%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (7.69%) Ember.js
10 11 (7.69%) AngularJS
11 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET
12 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (4.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Open Source
2 11 (7.69%) Wiki
3 9 (6.29%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.50%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.40%) iSeries
6 2 (1.40%) NHS
6 2 (1.40%) DTV
6 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.40%) AS400
6 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Firmware
7 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.70%) EPoS
7 1 (0.70%) EMV
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.38%) Windows
2 12 (8.39%) Linux
3 10 (6.99%) UNIX
4 8 (5.59%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.59%) Android
5 3 (2.10%) Windows NT
5 3 (2.10%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.56%) Scrum
2 51 (35.66%) BDD
3 48 (33.57%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (33.57%) TDD
4 32 (22.38%) Software Testing
5 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (13.29%) Web Development
7 18 (12.59%) OO
8 15 (10.49%) Configuration Management
8 15 (10.49%) Test Automation
9 13 (9.09%) Web Application Development
9 13 (9.09%) SOA
9 13 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 12 (8.39%) Test Management
10 12 (8.39%) Test Scripting
10 12 (8.39%) DevOps
11 11 (7.69%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 11 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.99%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.99%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (44.76%) C#
2 45 (31.47%) SQL
3 27 (18.88%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.49%) Java
5 11 (7.69%) VB
6 7 (4.90%) C++
6 7 (4.90%) PHP
7 6 (4.20%) Python
7 6 (4.20%) VBScript
8 5 (3.50%) Perl
8 5 (3.50%) C
8 5 (3.50%) Ruby
9 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.40%) RPG
10 2 (1.40%) PHP5
10 2 (1.40%) RPG/400
10 2 (1.40%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.70%) Groovy
11 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 37 (25.87%) ISEB
2 19 (13.29%) ISTQB
3 13 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.90%) Degree
6 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (30.07%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (11.19%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (6.29%) SCCM
3 3 (2.10%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.40%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 30 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.58%) Oracle
3 20 (13.99%) HP
4 5 (3.50%) VMware
5 4 (2.80%) IBM
5 4 (2.80%) Ektron
6 3 (2.10%) Zend
6 3 (2.10%) Google
6 3 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.40%) ATG
7 2 (1.40%) SAP
7 2 (1.40%) hybris
7 2 (1.40%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.40%) Demandware
8 1 (0.70%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.70%) Agilent
8 1 (0.70%) Telerik
8 1 (0.70%) Siebel
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) Perforce
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