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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 211 236 222
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 56 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.50% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 27
Median daily rate £400 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £415 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
7164 7766 7125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.33% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4368 4779 3989
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 266
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire - 23 £400 - 2
Berkshire +10 9 £388 +40.90% 6
Surrey -2 7 £413 +3.12% 2
Hampshire +2 6 £315 -16.00% 6
West Sussex -1 5 £450 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £475 +43.39%
Middlesex +2 1 £450 +71.42%
Kent - 1 £250 - 1
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 65 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) Scrum
3 35 (36.84%) Selenium
4 32 (33.68%) TDD
5 30 (31.58%) JSON
5 30 (31.58%) Web Services
6 29 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (27.37%) Java
8 25 (26.32%) HTML
8 25 (26.32%) CSS
8 25 (26.32%) AngularJS
9 24 (25.26%) Node.js
9 24 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (25.26%) E-Commerce
9 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
10 23 (24.21%) Open Source
10 23 (24.21%) NoSQL
11 22 (23.16%) Magento
11 22 (23.16%) PHP
11 22 (23.16%) Pair Programming
12 21 (22.11%) Web Development
12 21 (22.11%) Kanban
12 21 (22.11%) API Development
12 21 (22.11%) Sass
13 20 (21.05%) Publishing
14 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
14 18 (18.95%) SQL
15 17 (17.89%) Cucumber
15 17 (17.89%) CSS3
16 16 (16.84%) BDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.53%) JBoss
2 2 (2.11%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Apache
3 1 (1.05%) CICS
3 1 (1.05%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.05%) Jetty
3 1 (1.05%) nginx
3 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Magento
2 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) Broadband
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) DNS
2 1 (1.05%) IPv4
2 1 (1.05%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.21%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.26%) VoltDB
3 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) Big Data
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Selenium
2 17 (17.89%) Cucumber
3 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.63%) WebDriver
5 9 (9.47%) JUnit
6 8 (8.42%) HP UFT
6 8 (8.42%) Subversion
7 7 (7.37%) JMeter
7 7 (7.37%) Maven
7 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.26%) JBehave
10 4 (4.21%) JIRA
10 4 (4.21%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (3.16%) TestComplete
12 2 (2.11%) Appium
12 2 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (2.11%) RSpec
General
1 20 (21.05%) Publishing
2 12 (12.63%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Games
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (43.16%) Developer
2 24 (25.26%) Node.js Developer
3 22 (23.16%) Agile Developer
3 22 (23.16%) AWS Developer
3 22 (23.16%) HTML Developer
3 22 (23.16%) JavaScript Developer
4 21 (22.11%) HTML CSS Developer
5 20 (21.05%) Tester
6 19 (20.00%) E-Commerce Developer
6 19 (20.00%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
6 19 (20.00%) Magento Developer
6 19 (20.00%) PHP Developer
6 19 (20.00%) PHP Magento Developer
7 15 (15.79%) Automation Tester
7 15 (15.79%) Web Developer
8 13 (13.68%) E-Commerce Web Developer
8 13 (13.68%) PHP Web Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Analyst
9 12 (12.63%) Java Developer
9 12 (12.63%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) JSON
1 30 (31.58%) Web Services
2 25 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 25 (26.32%) CSS
2 25 (26.32%) HTML
3 24 (25.26%) Node.js
4 21 (22.11%) Sass
5 17 (17.89%) CSS3
6 9 (9.47%) XML
7 7 (7.37%) Java EE
8 6 (6.32%) .NET
8 6 (6.32%) RESTful
9 5 (5.26%) SOAP
10 4 (4.21%) REST
11 3 (3.16%) Gherkin
11 3 (3.16%) HTML5
11 3 (3.16%) Spring
12 2 (2.11%) Ajax
12 2 (2.11%) Akka
12 2 (2.11%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.05%) AS400
2 1 (1.05%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.05%) EPoS
2 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.05%) NHS
2 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.74%) Linux
2 8 (8.42%) Unix
3 4 (4.21%) Android
4 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.16%) Windows
5 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (37.89%) Scrum
3 32 (33.68%) TDD
4 29 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (25.26%) E-Commerce
6 23 (24.21%) Open Source
7 22 (23.16%) Pair Programming
8 21 (22.11%) API Development
8 21 (22.11%) Kanban
8 21 (22.11%) Web Development
9 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
10 16 (16.84%) BDD
10 16 (16.84%) Test Scripting
11 12 (12.63%) Regression Testing
12 11 (11.58%) Test Strategy
13 8 (8.42%) Automated Testing
13 8 (8.42%) Functional Testing
14 7 (7.37%) Performance Testing
14 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
14 7 (7.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.37%) Java
2 24 (25.26%) JavaScript
3 22 (23.16%) PHP
4 18 (18.95%) SQL
5 10 (10.53%) Scala
6 8 (8.42%) C#
7 6 (6.32%) Ruby
8 5 (5.26%) Python
9 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.16%) C++
11 2 (2.11%) VB
11 2 (2.11%) VBScript
12 1 (1.05%) C
12 1 (1.05%) Go
12 1 (1.05%) Groovy
12 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.05%) RPG
12 1 (1.05%) Rust
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.63%) ISEB
3 11 (11.58%) ISTQB
4 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SDET
2 1 (1.05%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (11.58%) HP
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (3.16%) Google
4 3 (3.16%) IBM
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.05%) Telerik
6 1 (1.05%) VocaLink
6 1 (1.05%) WorldPay
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