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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 222 229 222
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 39 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.47% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 25
Median daily rate £400 £340 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
7247 7388 6923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.58% 79.54% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4434 4290 3836
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 241 259
Median hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 June 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 June 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 +3 14 £450 +16.12% 10
Oxfordshire +19 8 £375 -18.47% 1
Hampshire +10 5 £500 +32.89% 4
West Sussex -8 4 £425 +25.00% 2
Berkshire -5 3 £575 +43.75% 7
Kent - 2 £230 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 - - 3
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 53 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (40.45%) Selenium
3 27 (30.34%) Scrum
3 27 (30.34%) Finance
4 23 (25.84%) Web Services
5 22 (24.72%) Java
5 22 (24.72%) SQL
6 21 (23.60%) JSON
7 20 (22.47%) TDD
8 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (20.22%) Cucumber
9 18 (20.22%) E-Commerce
10 17 (19.10%) HTML
10 17 (19.10%) JavaScript
10 17 (19.10%) PHP
10 17 (19.10%) BDD
10 17 (19.10%) Test Automation
10 17 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (19.10%) Node.js
10 17 (19.10%) AngularJS
11 16 (17.98%) Open Source
11 16 (17.98%) Web Development
11 16 (17.98%) CSS
11 16 (17.98%) ISEB
12 15 (16.85%) Publishing
12 15 (16.85%) Pair Programming
12 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
12 15 (16.85%) NoSQL
12 15 (16.85%) Magento
12 15 (16.85%) Kanban

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 12 (13.48%) JBoss
2 2 (2.25%) CMS
2 2 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.25%) WordPress
3 1 (1.12%) CICS
3 1 (1.12%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 15 (16.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.85%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.62%) VoltDB
3 2 (2.25%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.12%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (40.45%) Selenium
2 18 (20.22%) Cucumber
3 15 (16.85%) WebDriver
4 12 (13.48%) Jenkins
5 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (11.24%) HP UFT
6 10 (11.24%) JUnit
6 10 (11.24%) SoapUI
7 7 (7.87%) JMeter
8 6 (6.74%) Maven
9 5 (5.62%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.62%) JBehave
9 5 (5.62%) JIRA
9 5 (5.62%) Subversion
10 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.49%) TestComplete
11 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
12 2 (2.25%) NUnit
13 1 (1.12%) Introscope
13 1 (1.12%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (30.34%) Finance
2 15 (16.85%) Publishing
3 8 (8.99%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (32.58%) Developer
2 21 (23.60%) Tester
3 17 (19.10%) Automation Tester
3 17 (19.10%) Node.js Developer
3 17 (19.10%) PHP Developer
4 16 (17.98%) Agile Developer
4 16 (17.98%) HTML Developer
4 16 (17.98%) PHP Web Developer
4 16 (17.98%) Web Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Analyst
5 15 (16.85%) AWS Developer
5 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce Developer
5 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
5 15 (16.85%) E-Commerce Web Developer
5 15 (16.85%) HTML CSS Developer
5 15 (16.85%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Magento Developer
5 15 (16.85%) PHP Magento Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Test Analyst
6 10 (11.24%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.84%) Web Services
2 21 (23.60%) JSON
3 17 (19.10%) AngularJS
3 17 (19.10%) HTML
3 17 (19.10%) Node.js
4 16 (17.98%) CSS
5 15 (16.85%) Sass
6 8 (8.99%) XML
7 7 (7.87%) .NET
7 7 (7.87%) CSS3
7 7 (7.87%) Java EE
7 7 (7.87%) SOAP
8 4 (4.49%) RESTful
9 3 (3.37%) Gherkin
9 3 (3.37%) REST
10 2 (2.25%) Akka
10 2 (2.25%) Laravel
10 2 (2.25%) OAuth
11 1 (1.12%) Guice
11 1 (1.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.12%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.12%) EPoS
3 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.12%) NHS
3 1 (1.12%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Linux
2 7 (7.87%) Unix
3 4 (4.49%) Android
3 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.34%) Scrum
3 20 (22.47%) TDD
4 19 (21.35%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (20.22%) E-Commerce
6 17 (19.10%) BDD
6 17 (19.10%) Test Automation
7 16 (17.98%) Open Source
7 16 (17.98%) Web Development
8 15 (16.85%) API Development
8 15 (16.85%) Kanban
8 15 (16.85%) Pair Programming
8 15 (16.85%) Test Scripting
9 11 (12.36%) Regression Testing
10 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Automated Testing
12 8 (8.99%) CRM
12 8 (8.99%) Test Strategy
13 7 (7.87%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.72%) Java
1 22 (24.72%) SQL
2 17 (19.10%) JavaScript
2 17 (19.10%) PHP
3 11 (12.36%) C#
4 5 (5.62%) Scala
5 4 (4.49%) Ruby
6 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.25%) Python
6 2 (2.25%) VB
7 1 (1.12%) C
7 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) ISEB
2 13 (14.61%) ISTQB
3 10 (11.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.12%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) HP
2 7 (7.87%) Oracle
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.37%) Google
4 3 (3.37%) SAP
4 3 (3.37%) Telerik
5 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.12%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.12%) CA
6 1 (1.12%) Dynatrace
6 1 (1.12%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.12%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.12%) WorldPay
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