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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 209 218 219
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 30 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 21
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£285 £334 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +16.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £363 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
6655 6395 7074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.57% 71.98% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3716 3487 3377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
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 258 249 331
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Berkshire +11 9 £373 +8.75% 5
Kent - 8 £243 - 1
East Sussex -5 4 £358 -1.37% 1
Hampshire -16 4 £363 +18.85% 2
Surrey +3 2 £275 +22.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £288 +9.52% 2
West Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (39.71%) C#
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
2 24 (35.29%) Selenium
3 21 (30.88%) .NET
4 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (22.06%) ISEB
6 15 (22.06%) WebDriver
7 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
7 14 (20.59%) Scrum
8 13 (19.12%) Finance
8 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
8 13 (19.12%) Windows
9 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
9 12 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (16.18%) BDD
10 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
10 11 (16.18%) XML
10 11 (16.18%) C++
11 10 (14.71%) Java
11 10 (14.71%) QA
11 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
11 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
12 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 8 (11.76%) Oracle
12 8 (11.76%) VB.NET
12 8 (11.76%) HP
13 7 (10.29%) MVC
13 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.47%) Node.js
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (35.29%) Selenium
2 16 (23.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (22.06%) WebDriver
4 11 (16.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.82%) WinRunner
6 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.88%) PhantomJS
7 4 (5.88%) TestDirector
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (4.41%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.94%) Ranorex
9 2 (2.94%) JMeter
9 2 (2.94%) JIRA
10 1 (1.47%) JUnit
10 1 (1.47%) JBehave
10 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (1.47%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.41%) Military
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Analyst
1 24 (35.29%) Test Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) Tester
3 14 (20.59%) Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Automation Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Web Developer
6 6 (8.82%) C++ Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Applications Tester
8 4 (5.88%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Tester
9 3 (4.41%) Consultant
9 3 (4.41%) Web Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Web Test Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Test Consultant
10 2 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) .NET
2 12 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 11 (16.18%) XML
4 7 (10.29%) SOAP
4 7 (10.29%) JSON
4 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 6 (8.82%) REST
5 6 (8.82%) WCF
6 5 (7.35%) Web Services
7 3 (4.41%) HTML
8 2 (2.94%) CSS
9 1 (1.47%) J2EE
9 1 (1.47%) Ajax
9 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.47%) WPF
9 1 (1.47%) jQuery
9 1 (1.47%) Google Maps API
9 1 (1.47%) RESTful
9 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.94%) Open Source
2 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
2 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) Scrum
2 14 (20.59%) Test Automation
3 11 (16.18%) BDD
4 10 (14.71%) Manual Testing
5 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
5 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
5 7 (10.29%) MVC
6 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.35%) OOP
7 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Kanban
8 4 (5.88%) TDD
8 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.41%) Regression Testing
9 3 (4.41%) OO
9 3 (4.41%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.41%) Automated Testing
10 2 (2.94%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) C#
2 24 (35.29%) SQL
3 11 (16.18%) C++
4 10 (14.71%) Java
5 8 (11.76%) VB.NET
6 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
6 7 (10.29%) VBScript
7 6 (8.82%) Python
8 5 (7.35%) VB
9 4 (5.88%) Perl
10 3 (4.41%) C
10 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.94%) PHP
12 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) ISEB
2 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.94%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle
1 8 (11.76%) HP
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) VMware
3 2 (2.94%) Red Gate
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter
4 1 (1.47%) Google
4 1 (1.47%) Sun
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