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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 220 195 189
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 45 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.61% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 26
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£300 £340 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +29.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £328 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.39% +19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year
+183.33% -
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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Berkshire -3 16 £300 +13.20% 5
East Sussex +4 10 £300 +20.00%
Hampshire -11 8 £290 -25.16% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £225 -35.71%
Kent -5 2 £300 -14.28%
West Sussex -19 2 £313 -7.40% 1
Surrey +4 1 £340 -12.82% 8
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 51 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (53.75%) Selenium
3 31 (38.75%) Scrum
4 28 (35.00%) Java
5 27 (33.75%) C#
6 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
6 19 (23.75%) .NET
7 17 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
8 14 (17.50%) TDD
8 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
9 13 (16.25%) BDD
9 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
10 12 (15.00%) Python
10 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 11 (13.75%) C++
11 11 (13.75%) SQL
11 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
11 11 (13.75%) JIRA
12 10 (12.50%) QA
12 10 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (11.25%) ISEB
13 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
13 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
13 9 (11.25%) SaaS
13 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 8 (10.00%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) Node.js
2 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Project
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) SaaS
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.25%) DVB
2 1 (1.25%) Firewall
2 1 (1.25%) VLAN
2 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 43 (53.75%) Selenium
2 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
3 11 (13.75%) JIRA
4 10 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
6 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
8 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.75%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (3.75%) JUnit
10 2 (2.50%) Subversion
10 2 (2.50%) Maven
10 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.50%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.25%) Ranorex
11 1 (1.25%) eggPlant
11 1 (1.25%) Capybara
11 1 (1.25%) Gerrit
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Analyst
1 35 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 26 (32.50%) Tester
3 19 (23.75%) Automation Tester
4 11 (13.75%) Automation Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (11.25%) Software Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) Test Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (8.75%) Agile Test Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (7.50%) Software Tester
10 5 (6.25%) Senior Tester
11 4 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
11 4 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
12 3 (3.75%) AWS Developer
12 3 (3.75%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) .NET
2 7 (8.75%) Web Services
3 6 (7.50%) WPF
4 5 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 5 (6.25%) Middleware
5 2 (2.50%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) HTML
5 2 (2.50%) HTML5
5 2 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (1.25%) WCF
6 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.25%) RESTful
6 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.25%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.25%) JAXB
6 1 (1.25%) WinForms
6 1 (1.25%) Spring
6 1 (1.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Smart Meter
1 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.25%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.25%) MPEG
2 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.25%) DTV
2 1 (1.25%) GIS
2 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) STB
2 1 (1.25%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (38.75%) Scrum
3 17 (21.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (21.25%) Test Scripting
4 14 (17.50%) TDD
5 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
5 13 (16.25%) BDD
6 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 12 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 11 (13.75%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
9 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Test Management
10 4 (5.00%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.00%) System Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Functional Testing
11 3 (3.75%) ERP
12 2 (2.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.00%) Java
2 27 (33.75%) C#
3 12 (15.00%) Python
4 11 (13.75%) C++
4 11 (13.75%) SQL
5 7 (8.75%) VC++
6 3 (3.75%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.50%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.25%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) ISEB
1 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle
4 2 (2.50%) IBM
4 2 (2.50%) Telerik
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago