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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 219 197 220
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 31 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £361 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -
Automation Testing
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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
7089 6153 6619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.94% 71.57% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4032 3421 3194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 241 331
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.31% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 13 £285 -20.27% 2
East Sussex -4 6 £350 -
Berkshire +14 5 £525 +69.35% 4
Hampshire -12 3 £320 +4.91% 5
Buckinghamshire -22 3 £423 +20.71%
Kent - 1 £215 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
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England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (42.86%) Selenium
2 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.92%) SQL
4 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
5 19 (30.16%) Java
6 18 (28.57%) C#
7 14 (22.22%) Scrum
8 12 (19.05%) .NET
9 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
9 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
9 11 (17.46%) QuickTest Pro
10 10 (15.87%) ISEB
10 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
11 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 9 (14.29%) XML
12 8 (12.70%) Python
12 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
12 8 (12.70%) Finance
12 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
13 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 7 (11.11%) HP
13 7 (11.11%) JSON
13 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 7 (11.11%) Windows
13 7 (11.11%) VB.NET
13 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
13 7 (11.11%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (3.17%) Node.js
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
1 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) Selenium
2 11 (17.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 6 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.52%) JUnit
6 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
6 4 (6.35%) JIRA
6 4 (6.35%) CppUnit
6 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.17%) JMeter
8 2 (3.17%) Maven
8 2 (3.17%) JBehave
9 1 (1.59%) RSpec
9 1 (1.59%) Grunt
9 1 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.59%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.59%) Bower
9 1 (1.59%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Tester
2 19 (30.16%) Analyst
2 19 (30.16%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Developer
4 12 (19.05%) Automation Tester
5 7 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Software Test Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Consultant
8 3 (4.76%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Web Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Automated Tester
9 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 9 (14.29%) XML
3 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
4 7 (11.11%) JSON
4 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (7.94%) REST
6 4 (6.35%) WCF
7 3 (4.76%) Web Services
8 2 (3.17%) HTML
9 1 (1.59%) jQuery
9 1 (1.59%) Google Maps API
9 1 (1.59%) RESTful
9 1 (1.59%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.59%) CSS
9 1 (1.59%) SOAP
9 1 (1.59%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.59%) WinForms
9 1 (1.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Smart Meter
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Open Source
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
2 3 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Test Automation
3 14 (22.22%) Scrum
4 8 (12.70%) Manual Testing
5 7 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 7 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 7 (11.11%) MVC
6 6 (9.52%) BDD
7 5 (7.94%) TDD
8 4 (6.35%) Software Testing
8 4 (6.35%) OOP
8 4 (6.35%) Waterfall
8 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.35%) Unit Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Kanban
9 3 (4.76%) User Stories
9 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.76%) System Testing
10 2 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) SQL
2 19 (30.16%) Java
3 18 (28.57%) C#
4 8 (12.70%) Python
5 7 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 6 (9.52%) C++
7 5 (7.94%) VB
8 4 (6.35%) VBScript
9 2 (3.17%) PHP
9 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.59%) Perl
10 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.59%) C
10 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.59%) Ruby
10 1 (1.59%) Korn
10 1 (1.59%) Scala
10 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.87%) ISEB
2 10 (15.87%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.59%) Puppet
2 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.11%) HP
2 5 (7.94%) Oracle
3 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Red Gate
4 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Cadence
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter
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