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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 222 209 221
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 36 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £396 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £31.25
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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 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Surrey +8 19 £318 -11.80% 2
Hampshire -12 8 £323 +69.73% 1
Berkshire -7 4 £275 -29.26% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 3 £350 +48.93%
East Sussex - 2 £300 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (52.31%) Selenium
2 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (41.54%) Java
4 20 (30.77%) C#
4 20 (30.77%) Scrum
5 17 (26.15%) SQL
5 17 (26.15%) Test Automation
6 13 (20.00%) .NET
7 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
7 12 (18.46%) ISEB
8 10 (15.38%) Python
8 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
8 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
8 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
9 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
9 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
10 8 (12.31%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (10.77%) Finance
11 7 (10.77%) Windows
11 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
11 7 (10.77%) C++
11 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
11 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
11 7 (10.77%) BDD
11 7 (10.77%) SaaS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.54%) IIS
1 1 (1.54%) Confluence
1 1 (1.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) SaaS
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.54%) Firewall
1 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (52.31%) Selenium
2 10 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (12.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.77%) WebDriver
6 6 (9.23%) JUnit
7 4 (6.15%) CppUnit
8 3 (4.62%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (4.62%) JIRA
8 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.08%) Maven
9 2 (3.08%) JMeter
9 2 (3.08%) JBehave
10 1 (1.54%) RSpec
10 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.54%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.54%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.54%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Test Analyst
1 25 (38.46%) Analyst
2 22 (33.85%) Tester
3 16 (24.62%) Automation Tester
4 8 (12.31%) Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Automation Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Agile Test Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) C++ Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.08%) Software Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.08%) C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) Middleware
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) Web Services
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.62%) JSON
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (4.62%) REST
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (3.08%) WCF
6 1 (1.54%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (1.54%) HTML
6 1 (1.54%) WinForms
6 1 (1.54%) Spring
6 1 (1.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.54%) DTV
3 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 3 (4.62%) UNIX
3 2 (3.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (30.77%) Scrum
3 17 (26.15%) Test Automation
4 10 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
5 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.77%) BDD
6 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
7 6 (9.23%) TDD
7 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
7 6 (9.23%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.15%) Manual Testing
9 4 (6.15%) System Testing
9 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.62%) Functional Testing
10 3 (4.62%) User Stories
10 3 (4.62%) MVC
11 2 (3.08%) OOP
11 2 (3.08%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) C#
3 17 (26.15%) SQL
4 10 (15.38%) Python
5 7 (10.77%) C++
6 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.08%) VC++
7 2 (3.08%) VB
7 2 (3.08%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) C
8 1 (1.54%) VBScript
8 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.54%) Perl
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
8 1 (1.54%) Korn
8 1 (1.54%) Scala
8 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) ISEB
2 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
3 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.54%) Puppet
2 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (4.62%) SAP
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.08%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Cadence
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
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