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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 190 233 228
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -5
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 62 36 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 23
Median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £420 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £342
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
6857 7778 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.53% 79.74% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 4780 3892
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 264 269
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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
Oxfordshire - 18 £400 - 1
Berkshire +16 14 £388 +40.90% 1
Hampshire +14 10 £328 -12.08% 5
Surrey +11 7 £375 +20.00% 1
West Sussex +1 6 £450 +30.43%
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £475 +40.74% 1
Kent - 2 £250 -
Middlesex +2 1 £450 +71.42%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 62 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.62%) Selenium
3 35 (34.65%) Scrum
4 32 (31.68%) Java
5 31 (30.69%) Web Services
6 30 (29.70%) TDD
7 27 (26.73%) JSON
8 26 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (23.76%) AngularJS
9 24 (23.76%) CSS
9 24 (23.76%) HTML
10 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
11 22 (21.78%) Amazon AWS
11 22 (21.78%) NoSQL
12 21 (20.79%) Node.js
12 21 (20.79%) Open Source
13 20 (19.80%) Kanban
13 20 (19.80%) Pair Programming
13 20 (19.80%) PHP
14 19 (18.81%) E-Commerce
14 19 (18.81%) Magento
15 18 (17.82%) API Development
15 18 (17.82%) Test Automation
15 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
15 18 (17.82%) Web Development
15 18 (17.82%) Sass
15 18 (17.82%) Publishing
16 17 (16.83%) Linux
16 17 (16.83%) CSS3
16 17 (16.83%) Cucumber

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 9 (8.91%) JBoss
2 4 (3.96%) Apache Solr
2 4 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.97%) Apache
3 3 (2.97%) Jetty
3 3 (2.97%) nginx
3 3 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.99%) CICS
4 1 (0.99%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.99%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (18.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.78%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.98%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) Broadband
2 1 (0.99%) DHCP
2 1 (0.99%) DNS
2 1 (0.99%) IPv4
2 1 (0.99%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.78%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.95%) VoltDB
3 4 (3.96%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.99%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 38 (37.62%) Selenium
2 17 (16.83%) Cucumber
3 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.90%) SoapUI
4 10 (9.90%) Subversion
4 10 (9.90%) WebDriver
5 9 (8.91%) Maven
6 8 (7.92%) JUnit
7 7 (6.93%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.93%) HP UFT
7 7 (6.93%) JMeter
8 5 (4.95%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.95%) JBehave
9 4 (3.96%) Gradle
9 4 (3.96%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.97%) JIRA
11 2 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.98%) RSpec
11 2 (1.98%) TestComplete
General
1 18 (17.82%) Publishing
2 13 (12.87%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Games
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (40.59%) Developer
2 22 (21.78%) Tester
3 21 (20.79%) Node.js Developer
4 20 (19.80%) JavaScript Developer
5 19 (18.81%) Agile Developer
5 19 (18.81%) AWS Developer
5 19 (18.81%) HTML Developer
6 18 (17.82%) HTML CSS Developer
7 16 (15.84%) Analyst
7 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce Developer
7 16 (15.84%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
7 16 (15.84%) Magento Developer
7 16 (15.84%) PHP Developer
7 16 (15.84%) PHP Magento Developer
8 15 (14.85%) Automation Tester
8 15 (14.85%) Test Analyst
9 14 (13.86%) Java Developer
10 12 (11.88%) Web Developer
11 10 (9.90%) PHP Web Developer
11 10 (9.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (30.69%) Web Services
2 27 (26.73%) JSON
3 24 (23.76%) AngularJS
3 24 (23.76%) CSS
3 24 (23.76%) HTML
4 21 (20.79%) Node.js
5 18 (17.82%) Sass
6 17 (16.83%) CSS3
7 11 (10.89%) XML
8 8 (7.92%) .NET
9 7 (6.93%) Java EE
9 7 (6.93%) RESTful
10 6 (5.94%) SOAP
11 5 (4.95%) Gherkin
11 5 (4.95%) HTML5
11 5 (4.95%) REST
11 5 (4.95%) Spring
12 4 (3.96%) Lucene
13 2 (1.98%) Ajax
13 2 (1.98%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
2 1 (0.99%) AS400
2 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
2 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
2 1 (0.99%) IVR
2 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
2 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
2 1 (0.99%) Semantic Web
2 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Linux
2 8 (7.92%) Unix
3 4 (3.96%) Android
3 4 (3.96%) Windows
4 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (34.65%) Scrum
3 30 (29.70%) TDD
4 26 (25.74%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (20.79%) Open Source
6 20 (19.80%) Kanban
6 20 (19.80%) Pair Programming
7 19 (18.81%) E-Commerce
8 18 (17.82%) API Development
8 18 (17.82%) Test Automation
8 18 (17.82%) Test Scripting
8 18 (17.82%) Web Development
9 17 (16.83%) BDD
10 13 (12.87%) Regression Testing
11 11 (10.89%) Test Strategy
12 10 (9.90%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (6.93%) Automated Testing
14 6 (5.94%) Performance Testing
14 6 (5.94%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (31.68%) Java
2 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
3 20 (19.80%) PHP
4 16 (15.84%) SQL
5 13 (12.87%) Scala
6 12 (11.88%) C#
7 9 (8.91%) Python
8 7 (6.93%) Ruby
9 6 (5.94%) Bash Shell
9 6 (5.94%) C++
10 3 (2.97%) VBScript
11 2 (1.98%) Groovy
11 2 (1.98%) VB
12 1 (0.99%) C
12 1 (0.99%) F#
12 1 (0.99%) Go
12 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.99%) RPG
12 1 (0.99%) Rust
12 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.90%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.91%) ISEB
4 8 (7.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.99%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.86%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) SDET
3 1 (0.99%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) HP
2 9 (8.91%) Oracle
3 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.95%) SAP
4 3 (2.97%) Google
4 3 (2.97%) IBM
5 1 (0.99%) Avaya
5 1 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.99%) Telerik