The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 217 192 216
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 32 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.38% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.54% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 12
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£275 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £363 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £284
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +20.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6685 5980 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.66% 70.40% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3664 3192 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 260 315
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Automation Testing
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +5 10 £273 -20.43% 7
Hampshire -11 7 £350 - 2
Kent - 7 £250 - 2
East Sussex -4 3 £365 +0.68% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 3 £275 +4.76% 1
Surrey -4 1 £225 - 3
West Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 30 (42.25%) C#
2 25 (35.21%) SQL
2 25 (35.21%) Selenium
3 24 (33.80%) .NET
4 19 (26.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 16 (22.54%) ISEB
6 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (21.13%) Test Automation
7 14 (19.72%) Finance
7 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
8 13 (18.31%) Windows
8 13 (18.31%) Scrum
8 13 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (18.31%) WebDriver
9 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (16.90%) QA
9 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
10 11 (15.49%) Visual Studio
10 11 (15.49%) Java
10 11 (15.49%) BDD
11 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
11 10 (14.08%) C++
11 10 (14.08%) Oracle
11 10 (14.08%) XML
11 10 (14.08%) Test Scripting
11 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Python
12 9 (12.68%) VB.NET
13 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
13 8 (11.27%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.41%) Node.js
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) MySQL
3 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (35.21%) Selenium
2 19 (26.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (18.31%) WebDriver
4 12 (16.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (15.49%) Visual Studio
6 7 (9.86%) WinRunner
7 6 (8.45%) Jenkins
8 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
8 5 (7.04%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.63%) PhantomJS
9 4 (5.63%) Ranorex
9 4 (5.63%) TestDirector
10 3 (4.23%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.23%) JIRA
10 3 (4.23%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (2.82%) TestComplete
11 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
11 2 (2.82%) JMeter
11 2 (2.82%) CruiseControl
11 2 (2.82%) MSBuild
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Military
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (33.80%) Analyst
1 24 (33.80%) Test Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Tester
3 14 (19.72%) Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Test Engineer
4 9 (12.68%) Automation Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Agile Test Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Automation Tester
6 7 (9.86%) Web Developer
7 5 (7.04%) C++ Developer
7 5 (7.04%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Tester
8 4 (5.63%) Applications Tester
8 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Web Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Test Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (2.82%) Automated Tester
10 2 (2.82%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 12 (16.90%) ASP.NET
3 10 (14.08%) XML
4 7 (9.86%) JSON
4 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (9.86%) SOAP
4 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (8.45%) REST
5 6 (8.45%) WCF
6 3 (4.23%) HTML
6 3 (4.23%) Web Services
7 2 (2.82%) CSS
8 1 (1.41%) J2EE
8 1 (1.41%) Ajax
8 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.41%) WPF
8 1 (1.41%) jQuery
8 1 (1.41%) Google Maps API
8 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Open Source
2 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.23%) UNIX
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (21.13%) Test Automation
2 13 (18.31%) Scrum
3 11 (15.49%) BDD
4 10 (14.08%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.08%) Manual Testing
5 7 (9.86%) MVC
6 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
6 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.04%) OOP
7 5 (7.04%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.04%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.63%) TDD
8 4 (5.63%) Performance Testing
8 4 (5.63%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Test Management
9 3 (4.23%) Kanban
9 3 (4.23%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.23%) User Stories
9 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) C#
2 25 (35.21%) SQL
3 11 (15.49%) Java
4 10 (14.08%) C++
5 9 (12.68%) VB.NET
5 9 (12.68%) Python
6 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.86%) VBScript
7 6 (8.45%) VB
8 5 (7.04%) Perl
9 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
10 3 (4.23%) C
10 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.41%) PHP
11 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.41%) Ruby
11 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) ISEB
2 10 (14.08%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) ISTQB
3 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) HP
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) Sun
6 1 (1.41%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.41%) Twitter
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago