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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 210 220 221
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 33 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 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 £222 £305 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
East Sussex -5 9 £350 -3.44% 2
Berkshire +12 7 £475 +45.59% 4
Kent - 6 £243 - 1
Surrey -4 4 £285 -15.55% 5
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire -10 3 £350 +14.75% 4
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
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England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.33%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) Selenium
4 15 (26.32%) C#
4 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 13 (22.81%) .NET
6 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
6 12 (21.05%) Java
6 12 (21.05%) Windows
7 11 (19.30%) QuickTest Pro
8 10 (17.54%) ISEB
8 10 (17.54%) XML
8 10 (17.54%) C++
8 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Scrum
8 10 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
9 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
9 8 (14.04%) Python
9 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
9 8 (14.04%) Finance
10 7 (12.28%) MVC
10 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
10 7 (12.28%) QA
10 7 (12.28%) JSON
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (10.53%) BDD
11 6 (10.53%) REST
11 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.75%) Node.js
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle TCA
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.75%) DB2
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Selenium
2 11 (19.30%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (14.04%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (8.77%) JUnit
5 5 (8.77%) Visual Studio
6 4 (7.02%) CppUnit
6 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
6 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
7 3 (5.26%) WinRunner
7 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.51%) JBehave
8 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
8 2 (3.51%) JIRA
9 1 (1.75%) JMeter
9 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.75%) Maven
9 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.75%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Developer
2 16 (28.07%) Analyst
2 16 (28.07%) Test Analyst
3 14 (24.56%) Tester
4 8 (14.04%) C++ Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Web Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Web Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Automated Tester
9 2 (3.51%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) .NET
2 10 (17.54%) XML
3 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.28%) JSON
4 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (10.53%) REST
6 5 (8.77%) WCF
7 3 (5.26%) Web Services
8 2 (3.51%) SOAP
8 2 (3.51%) HTML
9 1 (1.75%) CSS
9 1 (1.75%) Spring
9 1 (1.75%) Ajax
9 1 (1.75%) jQuery
9 1 (1.75%) Google Maps API
9 1 (1.75%) WPF
9 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Open Source
2 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) DTV
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) UNIX
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 10 (17.54%) Manual Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Scrum
4 7 (12.28%) MVC
5 6 (10.53%) BDD
5 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.02%) Kanban
6 4 (7.02%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.02%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.02%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.02%) OOP
7 3 (5.26%) TDD
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.26%) System Testing
7 3 (5.26%) User Stories
7 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (26.32%) C#
3 12 (21.05%) Java
4 10 (17.54%) C++
5 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
5 8 (14.04%) Python
6 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.02%) VBScript
7 4 (7.02%) VB
8 2 (3.51%) PHP
8 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.75%) Perl
9 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) Korn
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Red Gate
4 2 (3.51%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Cadence
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) Twitter
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