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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / South East
Rank 140 174 159
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -15
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 92 76 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 0.93% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.16% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 63
Median daily rate £438 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £44.19 £46.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% +40.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £116.25 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%

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
5859 6552 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.36% 79.85% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3462 3947 3964
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 288 244
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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
West Sussex +17 23 £488 +42.03% 1
Berkshire +17 21 £450 +12.50% 7
Oxfordshire +10 18 £438 -12.50% 5
Hampshire +6 13 £350 -5.40% 9
Surrey +16 6 £405 -4.70% 6
Buckinghamshire - 4 £400 - 5
East Sussex +7 3 £310 -11.42% 2
Kent -6 2 £425 +2.40%
Middlesex 0 1 £410 -3.52%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 142 (70.30%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (48.51%) Selenium
3 93 (46.04%) Java
4 80 (39.60%) Scrum
5 66 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
6 63 (31.19%) JIRA
7 62 (30.69%) C#
8 55 (27.23%) TDD
9 53 (26.24%) Python
10 52 (25.74%) QA
11 51 (25.25%) Git (software)
11 51 (25.25%) BDD
12 49 (24.26%) JavaScript
13 48 (23.76%) Test Automation
14 46 (22.77%) SQL
15 44 (21.78%) Jenkins
16 41 (20.30%) Ruby
17 40 (19.80%) XML
17 40 (19.80%) REST
18 38 (18.81%) WebDriver
18 38 (18.81%) Web Services
18 38 (18.81%) JSON
19 37 (18.32%) Cucumber
19 37 (18.32%) Scala
20 35 (17.33%) HTML
21 34 (16.83%) RESTful
21 34 (16.83%) Test Scripting
22 32 (15.84%) Linux
23 31 (15.35%) HTTP
23 31 (15.35%) Groovy

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 25 (12.38%) Confluence
2 17 (8.42%) JBoss
3 13 (6.44%) CMS
4 10 (4.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (3.96%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.47%) nginx
7 6 (2.97%) Apache
8 3 (1.49%) IIS
8 3 (1.49%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.50%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.50%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.99%) Magento
4 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.95%) GitHub
3 6 (2.97%) Google Analytics
3 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.97%) SaaS
4 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.49%) Office 365
5 2 (0.99%) Heroku
6 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.35%) HTTP
2 12 (5.94%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.96%) LDAP
4 6 (2.97%) Firewall
4 6 (2.97%) SSL
5 4 (1.98%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.98%) Internet
5 4 (1.98%) IPv4
5 4 (1.98%) IPv6
5 4 (1.98%) Network Security
6 3 (1.49%) DVB
7 2 (0.99%) ATM
7 2 (0.99%) DHCP
7 2 (0.99%) DNS
8 1 (0.50%) AMQP
8 1 (0.50%) VoIP
8 1 (0.50%) VPN
8 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.92%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 11 (5.45%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.98%) MySQL
7 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.50%) JasperReports
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (48.51%) Selenium
2 63 (31.19%) JIRA
3 51 (25.25%) Git (software)
4 44 (21.78%) Jenkins
5 38 (18.81%) WebDriver
6 37 (18.32%) Cucumber
7 25 (12.38%) SoapUI
8 20 (9.90%) Ant
9 18 (8.91%) JUnit
9 18 (8.91%) Subversion
9 18 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (7.43%) JMeter
10 15 (7.43%) SpecFlow
11 14 (6.93%) Gradle
11 14 (6.93%) Maven
12 13 (6.44%) Bitbucket
13 12 (5.94%) eggPlant
14 11 (5.45%) Apache Ivy
15 8 (3.96%) Visual Studio
16 7 (3.47%) IntelliJ
General
1 15 (7.43%) Finance
2 11 (5.45%) Games
3 7 (3.47%) Publishing
4 6 (2.97%) Retail
5 2 (0.99%) Automotive
5 2 (0.99%) Banking
5 2 (0.99%) German Language
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 85 (42.08%) Developer
2 34 (16.83%) Tester
3 31 (15.35%) Analyst
4 28 (13.86%) Test Analyst
5 22 (10.89%) Test Engineer
6 20 (9.90%) Developer in Test
7 19 (9.41%) Automation Tester
7 19 (9.41%) Java Developer
8 13 (6.44%) QA Engineer
9 12 (5.94%) Scala Developer
10 9 (4.46%) QA Test Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Integration Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Software Tester
12 7 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.47%) PHP Developer
12 7 (3.47%) QA Tester
12 7 (3.47%) Quality Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) Test Automation Developer
12 7 (3.47%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (19.80%) REST
1 40 (19.80%) XML
2 38 (18.81%) JSON
2 38 (18.81%) Web Services
3 35 (17.33%) HTML
4 34 (16.83%) RESTful
5 28 (13.86%) .NET
5 28 (13.86%) CSS
5 28 (13.86%) Gherkin
6 27 (13.37%) Spring
7 25 (12.38%) SOAP
8 22 (10.89%) AngularJS
9 19 (9.41%) HTML5
10 18 (8.91%) Node.js
11 15 (7.43%) CSS3
11 15 (7.43%) jQuery
12 14 (6.93%) Hibernate
13 12 (5.94%) Django
14 11 (5.45%) Ajax
14 11 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.43%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.94%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.48%) Algorithms
3 5 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.98%) Replication
4 4 (1.98%) RIA
5 3 (1.49%) Digital TV
5 3 (1.49%) MPEG
5 3 (1.49%) STB
5 3 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (0.99%) Contract for Difference
6 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.99%) IVR
6 2 (0.99%) Mobile Games
6 2 (0.99%) Online Games
6 2 (0.99%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.50%) Blog
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.84%) Linux
2 22 (10.89%) Windows
3 13 (6.44%) Unix
4 10 (4.95%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.48%) CentOS
6 4 (1.98%) Android
6 4 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (70.30%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (39.60%) Scrum
3 66 (32.67%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (27.23%) TDD
5 51 (25.25%) BDD
6 48 (23.76%) Test Automation
7 34 (16.83%) Test Scripting
8 30 (14.85%) Manual Testing
9 29 (14.36%) Kanban
9 29 (14.36%) User Stories
10 28 (13.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (13.86%) Defect Management
11 27 (13.37%) Unit Testing
12 26 (12.87%) Regression Testing
13 25 (12.38%) Security Testing
14 23 (11.39%) OO
14 23 (11.39%) OOP
15 22 (10.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 22 (10.89%) Software Engineering
16 21 (10.40%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (46.04%) Java
2 62 (30.69%) C#
3 53 (26.24%) Python
4 49 (24.26%) JavaScript
5 46 (22.77%) SQL
6 41 (20.30%) Ruby
7 37 (18.32%) Scala
8 31 (15.35%) Groovy
9 25 (12.38%) C++
10 14 (6.93%) Perl
11 9 (4.46%) PHP
12 8 (3.96%) C
13 6 (2.97%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.97%) Haskell
13 6 (2.97%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.48%) F#
15 4 (1.98%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.99%) ES6
16 2 (0.99%) Go
16 2 (0.99%) Rust
Qualifications
1 19 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.47%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.97%) Degree
5 5 (2.48%) ISEB
6 4 (1.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (25.74%) QA
2 6 (2.97%) WCAG
3 5 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.49%) SDET
4 3 (1.49%) SLA
5 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 12 (5.94%) Docker
2 10 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.47%) Puppet
3 6 (2.97%) Grafana
3 6 (2.97%) Kibana
3 6 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (9.41%) Oracle
2 16 (7.92%) Google
3 13 (6.44%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.95%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.95%) Sitecore
4 10 (4.95%) Splunk
5 7 (3.47%) Talend
6 5 (2.48%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.98%) Avaya
7 4 (1.98%) Genesys
7 4 (1.98%) HP
7 4 (1.98%) KANA
7 4 (1.98%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.98%) Twitter
8 3 (1.49%) Citrix
8 3 (1.49%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.99%) SAP
9 2 (0.99%) Sun
9 2 (0.99%) VMware
9 2 (0.99%) webMethods
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