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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
England / South East
Rank 205 212 234
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 34 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.58% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.72% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 22
Median daily rate £325 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £496 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £106.75 £32.25
% change year-on-year
- +231.00%

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
6185 7114 7546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.81% 81.31% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3650 4401 4125
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 276 249
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.03 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Kent +11 10 £203 -55.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 8 - - 2
Surrey +14 4 £525 +40.00%
Oxfordshire -11 3 £425 -
West Sussex -11 3 - - 2
Berkshire +15 2 £354 -15.43% 3
East Sussex +5 2 £525 +64.06%
Hampshire +1 1 £325 -12.16% 9
Middlesex - 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 48 (57.83%) Selenium
2 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.53%) Java
4 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
5 24 (28.92%) BDD
5 24 (28.92%) C#
6 21 (25.30%) QA
7 19 (22.89%) TDD
8 18 (21.69%) .NET
9 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
10 15 (18.07%) Automated Testing
11 14 (16.87%) Finance
12 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
12 13 (15.66%) Test Strategy
12 13 (15.66%) SDLC
13 12 (14.46%) API Testing
13 12 (14.46%) Functional Testing
13 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
13 12 (14.46%) Cucumber
13 12 (14.46%) Web Services
14 11 (13.25%) Scrum
14 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
14 11 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
16 9 (10.84%) SQL
16 9 (10.84%) Python
16 9 (10.84%) Migration
16 9 (10.84%) Scala
16 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (10.84%) Manual Testing

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 2 (2.41%) Apache
1 2 (2.41%) Apache Solr
1 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.41%) Drupal
1 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (2.41%) Jetty
1 2 (2.41%) nginx
1 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.20%) CMS
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) JBoss
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) HTTP
1 1 (1.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 48 (57.83%) Selenium
2 12 (14.46%) Cucumber
2 12 (14.46%) WebDriver
3 11 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (10.84%) SpecFlow
5 8 (9.64%) Jenkins
6 7 (8.43%) JIRA
7 6 (7.23%) SoapUI
8 5 (6.02%) JUnit
8 5 (6.02%) Protractor
8 5 (6.02%) RSpec
9 4 (4.82%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
10 3 (3.61%) Gradle
10 3 (3.61%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.61%) Maven
11 2 (2.41%) NUnit
11 2 (2.41%) Subversion
12 1 (1.20%) JMeter
12 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Games
3 4 (4.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Publishing
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Local Government
5 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (39.76%) Tester
2 17 (20.48%) Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Automation Tester
3 15 (18.07%) Test Analyst
4 14 (16.87%) Developer
5 12 (14.46%) Test Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) QA Engineer
6 9 (10.84%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (9.64%) Java Developer
7 8 (9.64%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 7 (8.43%) Developer in Test
8 7 (8.43%) Java Automation Tester
8 7 (8.43%) Quality Engineer
8 7 (8.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 6 (7.23%) Test Manager
10 5 (6.02%) Integration Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) Integration Test Analyst
10 5 (6.02%) QA Test Engineer
11 4 (4.82%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.69%) .NET
2 12 (14.46%) Web Services
3 7 (8.43%) XML
4 6 (7.23%) JSON
5 5 (6.02%) SOAP
6 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.61%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.61%) REST
6 3 (3.61%) RESTful
6 3 (3.61%) Spring
7 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.41%) Behat
7 2 (2.41%) CSS
7 2 (2.41%) HTML
7 2 (2.41%) HTML5
7 2 (2.41%) Lucene
8 1 (1.20%) PrimeFaces
8 1 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.20%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.20%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Algorithms
1 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.41%) IVR
3 1 (1.20%) iPad
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.20%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Test Scripting
3 24 (28.92%) BDD
4 19 (22.89%) TDD
5 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
6 15 (18.07%) Automated Testing
7 13 (15.66%) SDLC
7 13 (15.66%) Test Strategy
8 12 (14.46%) API Testing
8 12 (14.46%) Functional Testing
9 11 (13.25%) Regression Testing
9 11 (13.25%) Scrum
10 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (10.84%) Manual Testing
10 9 (10.84%) Migration
11 8 (9.64%) Data Migration
11 8 (9.64%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (9.64%) User Stories
12 7 (8.43%) Data Management
12 7 (8.43%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) Java
2 24 (28.92%) C#
3 10 (12.05%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.84%) Python
4 9 (10.84%) Scala
4 9 (10.84%) SQL
5 5 (6.02%) C++
6 4 (4.82%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.82%) Ruby
7 2 (2.41%) Groovy
7 2 (2.41%) PHP
7 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.20%) F#
8 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.61%) ISEB
4 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (25.30%) QA
2 7 (8.43%) Data Quality
3 5 (6.02%) WCAG
4 4 (4.82%) SDET
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) HP
3 4 (4.82%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) Avaya
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.20%) Splunk
5 1 (1.20%) Talend
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