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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 177 165 161
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 92 83 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.85% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.19% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £318 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
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
7564 6998 6086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.17% 71.87% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3878 3156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 276 269
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.52 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Hampshire +10 30 £350 +11.11% 4
Berkshire +19 26 £330 -22.35% 16
Surrey -8 15 £380 +5.55% 8
Buckinghamshire -9 8 £350 -7.89% 3
West Sussex - 8 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -18 3 - - 3
Kent -9 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 103 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (39.44%) Scrum
3 68 (37.78%) Selenium
4 64 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
5 61 (33.89%) TDD
6 57 (31.67%) Java
7 46 (25.56%) .NET
8 45 (25.00%) OO
8 45 (25.00%) Git (software)
8 45 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 44 (24.44%) C#
10 42 (23.33%) Subversion
11 38 (21.11%) HTML
12 36 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 36 (20.00%) Web Services
12 36 (20.00%) SOA
12 36 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 35 (19.44%) BDD
14 32 (17.78%) SQL
15 31 (17.22%) CSS
15 31 (17.22%) NUnit
16 30 (16.67%) RESTful
16 30 (16.67%) Apache
17 28 (15.56%) Linux
18 27 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 26 (14.44%) WCF
20 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
21 24 (13.33%) SQL Server
21 24 (13.33%) Cucumber
22 23 (12.78%) CMS

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 30 (16.67%) Apache
2 23 (12.78%) CMS
3 14 (7.78%) SharePoint
4 13 (7.22%) Kentico
5 10 (5.56%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.89%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.33%) Node.js
7 6 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.67%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.67%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.56%) uiautomator
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.56%) Drupal
10 1 (0.56%) Zope
Applications
1 13 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.11%) SaaS
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.11%) PaaS
4 2 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) Internet
2 5 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 4 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.67%) DNS
5 2 (1.11%) HTTP
5 2 (1.11%) Firewall
6 1 (0.56%) Wireless
6 1 (0.56%) 2G
6 1 (0.56%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.56%) LTE
6 1 (0.56%) 4G
6 1 (0.56%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.56%) GSM
6 1 (0.56%) VoIP
6 1 (0.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 14 (7.78%) MySQL
4 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (4.44%) MongoDB
7 7 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.33%) DB2
8 6 (3.33%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.11%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.11%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (37.78%) Selenium
2 45 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 45 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 42 (23.33%) Subversion
4 31 (17.22%) NUnit
5 27 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 24 (13.33%) Cucumber
7 21 (11.67%) Mockito
8 17 (9.44%) JUnit
9 16 (8.89%) Visual Studio
9 16 (8.89%) Maven
10 12 (6.67%) Ant
11 11 (6.11%) LoadRunner
12 10 (5.56%) Robotium
13 9 (5.00%) Artifactory
13 9 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (5.00%) Appium
14 8 (4.44%) JMeter
14 8 (4.44%) WebDriver
14 8 (4.44%) MSTest
General
1 12 (6.67%) Publishing
2 9 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.89%) Games
3 7 (3.89%) Retail
4 6 (3.33%) Finance
5 4 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (44.44%) Developer
2 36 (20.00%) Analyst
3 32 (17.78%) Test Analyst
4 19 (10.56%) Java Developer
5 18 (10.00%) Tester
6 13 (7.22%) .NET Developer
7 12 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Android Developer
8 10 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 10 (5.56%) Web Developer
9 8 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Performance Tester
10 7 (3.89%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (3.89%) ScrumMaster
10 7 (3.89%) Automation Analyst
11 6 (3.33%) Configuration Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Consultant
12 5 (2.78%) Software Developer
12 5 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (25.56%) .NET
2 38 (21.11%) HTML
3 36 (20.00%) Web Services
4 31 (17.22%) CSS
5 30 (16.67%) RESTful
6 26 (14.44%) WCF
7 22 (12.22%) jQuery
8 21 (11.67%) SOAP
9 20 (11.11%) XML
10 19 (10.56%) Spring
11 18 (10.00%) JSON
12 16 (8.89%) Hibernate
12 16 (8.89%) REST
13 15 (8.33%) .NET Framework
14 14 (7.78%) CSS3
14 14 (7.78%) HTML5
15 11 (6.11%) ASP.NET
16 10 (5.56%) SAML
16 10 (5.56%) OpenID
16 10 (5.56%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Open Source
2 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.78%) CMDB
5 3 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.11%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.11%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
7 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.56%) Linux
2 17 (9.44%) Windows
3 11 (6.11%) Android
4 10 (5.56%) UNIX
5 6 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (39.44%) Scrum
3 64 (35.56%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (33.89%) TDD
5 45 (25.00%) OO
6 36 (20.00%) SOA
6 36 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 35 (19.44%) BDD
8 22 (12.22%) Change Control
9 19 (10.56%) Software Engineering
9 19 (10.56%) Web Development
10 18 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 18 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 18 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 18 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (8.89%) Software Testing
11 16 (8.89%) Release Management
11 16 (8.89%) MVC
11 16 (8.89%) OOD
12 15 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 57 (31.67%) Java
2 44 (24.44%) C#
3 36 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 32 (17.78%) SQL
5 18 (10.00%) PHP
6 15 (8.33%) Python
7 7 (3.89%) C++
8 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.67%) Ruby
10 2 (1.11%) PHP5
10 2 (1.11%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) Erlang
11 1 (0.56%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.89%) ISEB
3 14 (7.78%) Degree
4 12 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.11%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.67%) Oracle
3 11 (6.11%) HP
4 7 (3.89%) Apigee
5 6 (3.33%) WSO2
6 5 (2.78%) IBM
6 5 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.67%) Cadence
8 2 (1.11%) Appcelerator
8 2 (1.11%) Facebook
8 2 (1.11%) ESRI
8 2 (1.11%) VMware
9 1 (0.56%) Informatica
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
9 1 (0.56%) Northgate
9 1 (0.56%) Ektron
9 1 (0.56%) ExactTarget
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