The table below looks at the statistics for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 232 217 218
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 42 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.59% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 30
Median daily rate £425 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+184.66% -
Automation 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
7459 7329 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 78.67% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4179 3772
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 258 277
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation 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 Automation Testing across the South East region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automation 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 Automation Testing across the South East region.

Automation Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Surrey +2 13 £375 - 7
Hampshire -4 8 £500 +34.22% 4
Oxfordshire +12 5 £425 -7.60% 1
Kent -9 4 £230 -23.33%
Berkshire -10 4 £575 +91.02% 7
West Sussex -23 4 £425 +50.44%
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - - 2
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 50 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.04%) Selenium
3 28 (30.43%) Finance
4 23 (25.00%) Scrum
5 22 (23.91%) Web Services
6 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
6 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
6 21 (22.83%) BDD
7 20 (21.74%) Java
7 20 (21.74%) E-Commerce
8 19 (20.65%) SQL
9 18 (19.57%) Node.js
9 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
9 18 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 18 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (18.48%) Magento
10 17 (18.48%) WebDriver
10 17 (18.48%) ISEB
11 16 (17.39%) HTML
11 16 (17.39%) TDD
12 15 (16.30%) ISTQB
12 15 (16.30%) JSON
13 14 (15.22%) Automated Testing
13 14 (15.22%) CSS
13 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (14.13%) Kanban
14 13 (14.13%) AngularJS
14 13 (14.13%) PHP
15 12 (13.04%) Web Development
15 12 (13.04%) Open Source

Automation 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 18 (19.57%) Node.js
2 10 (10.87%) JBoss
3 2 (2.17%) CMS
3 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 2 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.17%) WordPress
4 1 (1.09%) CICS
4 1 (1.09%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 17 (18.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.43%) GitHub
3 2 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.26%) VoltDB
3 2 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) Big Data
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) GIS
4 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.09%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 35 (38.04%) Selenium
2 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
3 17 (18.48%) WebDriver
4 11 (11.96%) Jenkins
4 11 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (10.87%) HP UFT
6 9 (9.78%) SoapUI
7 7 (7.61%) JIRA
7 7 (7.61%) JUnit
8 6 (6.52%) JMeter
9 4 (4.35%) Maven
9 4 (4.35%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.35%) TestComplete
10 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.26%) JBehave
10 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.26%) Subversion
10 3 (3.26%) Travis CI
11 2 (2.17%) NUnit
General
1 28 (30.43%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Publishing
3 8 (8.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Developer
2 23 (25.00%) Tester
3 21 (22.83%) Analyst
3 21 (22.83%) Test Analyst
4 19 (20.65%) Automation Tester
5 15 (16.30%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (14.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 13 (14.13%) Node.js Developer
6 13 (14.13%) PHP Developer
7 12 (13.04%) Agile Developer
7 12 (13.04%) HTML Developer
7 12 (13.04%) PHP Web Developer
7 12 (13.04%) Web Developer
8 11 (11.96%) AWS Developer
8 11 (11.96%) E-Commerce Developer
8 11 (11.96%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
8 11 (11.96%) E-Commerce Web Developer
8 11 (11.96%) HTML CSS Developer
8 11 (11.96%) Magento Developer
8 11 (11.96%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) Web Services
2 16 (17.39%) HTML
3 15 (16.30%) JSON
4 14 (15.22%) CSS
5 13 (14.13%) AngularJS
6 11 (11.96%) Sass
7 7 (7.61%) .NET
8 5 (5.43%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.43%) Java EE
8 5 (5.43%) SOAP
9 4 (4.35%) RESTful
9 4 (4.35%) XML
10 3 (3.26%) CSS3
10 3 (3.26%) HTML5
10 3 (3.26%) REST
11 2 (2.17%) Akka
11 2 (2.17%) Laravel
11 2 (2.17%) OAuth
12 1 (1.09%) Django
12 1 (1.09%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.09%) EPoS
2 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.09%) NHS
2 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.09%) Statistics
2 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) Unix
3 4 (4.35%) Android
3 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.00%) Scrum
3 21 (22.83%) BDD
4 20 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 18 (19.57%) Test Automation
5 18 (19.57%) Test Scripting
6 16 (17.39%) TDD
7 14 (15.22%) Automated Testing
7 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (14.13%) Kanban
9 12 (13.04%) Open Source
9 12 (13.04%) Web Development
10 11 (11.96%) API Development
10 11 (11.96%) Pair Programming
11 10 (10.87%) Performance Testing
11 10 (10.87%) Software Testing
12 9 (9.78%) Regression Testing
13 8 (8.70%) CRM
13 8 (8.70%) Test Strategy
14 7 (7.61%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
2 20 (21.74%) Java
3 19 (20.65%) SQL
4 13 (14.13%) PHP
5 11 (11.96%) C#
6 6 (6.52%) Ruby
7 5 (5.43%) Scala
8 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) Python
8 2 (2.17%) VB
9 1 (1.09%) C
9 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) ISEB
2 15 (16.30%) ISTQB
3 10 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) HP
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) Google
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
4 3 (3.26%) Telerik
5 2 (2.17%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.09%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.09%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.09%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.09%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.09%) WorldPay