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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 217 210 196
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 43 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £413 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.96% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.50
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
7191 6515 5708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.18% 72.88% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4106 3623 3017
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 262 241
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
East Sussex -10 12 £300 +20.00%
Hampshire +5 9 £373 -0.66% 3
Berkshire -2 7 £301 +13.58% 4
Surrey +5 4 £375 +36.36% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £225 -37.06%
Sussex - 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 £283 -
Oxfordshire -20 1 £460 +84.00%
Kent - 1 £300 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 50 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.05%) Selenium
3 36 (46.75%) Scrum
4 18 (23.38%) Python
4 18 (23.38%) TDD
4 18 (23.38%) Test Scripting
5 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
5 17 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
5 17 (22.08%) C#
5 17 (22.08%) C++
6 16 (20.78%) Java
6 16 (20.78%) BDD
7 15 (19.48%) .NET
8 12 (15.58%) JIRA
8 12 (15.58%) VC++
8 12 (15.58%) Windows
8 12 (15.58%) Cucumber
9 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 11 (14.29%) QA
10 10 (12.99%) Linux
11 9 (11.69%) Gherkin
11 9 (11.69%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
12 8 (10.39%) Web Services
13 7 (9.09%) SQL
13 7 (9.09%) ISEB
13 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (7.79%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.30%) DVB
1 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (48.05%) Selenium
2 12 (15.58%) JIRA
2 12 (15.58%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.90%) RSpec
8 3 (3.90%) RubyGems
8 3 (3.90%) WATIR
8 3 (3.90%) Subversion
8 3 (3.90%) JUnit
8 3 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.60%) Maven
9 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.60%) Gerrit
9 2 (2.60%) Ant
10 1 (1.30%) Ranorex
General
1 5 (6.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Analyst
1 25 (32.47%) Test Analyst
2 22 (28.57%) Tester
3 15 (19.48%) Software Engineer
3 15 (19.48%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (16.88%) Automation Tester
5 10 (12.99%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (11.69%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Test Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
8 6 (7.79%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Software Tester
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Automation Tester
11 3 (3.90%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) Agile Tester
11 3 (3.90%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) QA Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) .NET
2 9 (11.69%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.39%) Web Services
4 6 (7.79%) WPF
5 3 (3.90%) XML
6 2 (2.60%) JAXB
6 2 (2.60%) Middleware
6 2 (2.60%) Spring
6 2 (2.60%) Ajax
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) HTML
6 2 (2.60%) HTML5
6 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.30%) RESTful
7 1 (1.30%) WCF
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.30%) MPEG
2 1 (1.30%) DTV
2 1 (1.30%) GIS
2 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.30%) STB
2 1 (1.30%) IPTV
2 1 (1.30%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Android
4 3 (3.90%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (64.94%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (46.75%) Scrum
3 18 (23.38%) TDD
3 18 (23.38%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
5 16 (20.78%) BDD
6 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
8 6 (7.79%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.49%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.49%) System Testing
10 4 (5.19%) Test Management
10 4 (5.19%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.90%) Manual Testing
11 3 (3.90%) Regression Testing
12 2 (2.60%) Web Testing
12 2 (2.60%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Python
2 17 (22.08%) C#
2 17 (22.08%) C++
3 16 (20.78%) Java
4 12 (15.58%) VC++
5 7 (9.09%) SQL
6 5 (6.49%) Ruby
7 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.60%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.30%) VBScript
9 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) ISEB
1 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 2 (2.60%) HP
3 2 (2.60%) VMware
3 2 (2.60%) Telerik
4 1 (1.30%) SAP
4 1 (1.30%) IBM
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 20 days ago