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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 197 249 229
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -20
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 45 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.30% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 13
Median daily rate £419 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £271 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%
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
6177 7599 7495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.00% 79.70% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 4488 4209
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 313 284
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
West Sussex +19 12 £450 +38.46% 4
Hampshire +22 8 £444 +36.53% 5
Berkshire - 6 £463 - 1
Surrey +22 5 £325 -18.75% 4
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £275 -35.29% 1
East Sussex +7 4 £360 +12.50%
Oxfordshire 0 3 £449 +57.45% 3
Kent -4 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 63 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (51.96%) Selenium
3 38 (37.25%) TDD
4 35 (34.31%) Scrum
5 34 (33.33%) Java
6 25 (24.51%) JavaScript
7 24 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (23.53%) JSON
7 24 (23.53%) QA
7 24 (23.53%) BDD
8 23 (22.55%) Web Services
9 22 (21.57%) Test Scripting
10 20 (19.61%) CSS
10 20 (19.61%) HTML
11 19 (18.63%) NoSQL
11 19 (18.63%) AngularJS
11 19 (18.63%) Kanban
12 18 (17.65%) Open Source
12 18 (17.65%) C#
12 18 (17.65%) PHP
12 18 (17.65%) Pair Programming
13 17 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (15.69%) Test Automation
14 16 (15.69%) Magento
14 16 (15.69%) WebDriver
14 16 (15.69%) Node.js
14 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
14 16 (15.69%) Publishing
14 16 (15.69%) E-Commerce
15 15 (14.71%) API Development

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 4 (3.92%) Apache Solr
1 4 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.94%) Apache
2 3 (2.94%) JBoss
2 3 (2.94%) Jetty
2 3 (2.94%) nginx
2 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.96%) Drupal
4 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) Broadband
2 1 (0.98%) DHCP
2 1 (0.98%) DNS
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) IPv4
2 1 (0.98%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.63%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.98%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 53 (51.96%) Selenium
2 16 (15.69%) WebDriver
3 15 (14.71%) Cucumber
4 12 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 9 (8.82%) SpecFlow
6 7 (6.86%) JUnit
7 6 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.88%) Maven
7 6 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.88%) Subversion
8 5 (4.90%) Gradle
8 5 (4.90%) JIRA
8 5 (4.90%) RSpec
9 4 (3.92%) JMeter
9 4 (3.92%) Protractor
9 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.94%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.96%) Appium
11 2 (1.96%) NUnit
12 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (15.69%) Publishing
2 11 (10.78%) Finance
3 7 (6.86%) Games
4 4 (3.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Electronics
7 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Developer
2 31 (30.39%) Tester
3 21 (20.59%) Automation Tester
4 17 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 16 (15.69%) Agile Developer
5 16 (15.69%) AWS Developer
5 16 (15.69%) Node.js Developer
6 15 (14.71%) Analyst
6 15 (14.71%) HTML CSS Developer
6 15 (14.71%) HTML Developer
7 14 (13.73%) Test Analyst
7 14 (13.73%) Test Engineer
8 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce Developer
8 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
8 13 (12.75%) Magento Developer
8 13 (12.75%) PHP Developer
8 13 (12.75%) PHP Magento Developer
9 11 (10.78%) Java Developer
10 10 (9.80%) Selenium Tester
11 9 (8.82%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) JSON
2 23 (22.55%) Web Services
3 20 (19.61%) CSS
3 20 (19.61%) HTML
4 19 (18.63%) AngularJS
5 16 (15.69%) Node.js
6 15 (14.71%) Sass
7 13 (12.75%) CSS3
8 10 (9.80%) XML
9 9 (8.82%) .NET
10 6 (5.88%) Gherkin
11 5 (4.90%) RESTful
12 4 (3.92%) HTML5
12 4 (3.92%) Lucene
12 4 (3.92%) Spring
13 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.94%) REST
13 3 (2.94%) SOAP
14 2 (1.96%) Behat
14 2 (1.96%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.96%) IVR
2 1 (0.98%) AS400
2 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
2 1 (0.98%) Semantic Web
2 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.75%) Linux
2 5 (4.90%) Windows
3 2 (1.96%) Unix
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (37.25%) TDD
3 35 (34.31%) Scrum
4 24 (23.53%) BDD
4 24 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (21.57%) Test Scripting
6 19 (18.63%) Kanban
7 18 (17.65%) Open Source
7 18 (17.65%) Pair Programming
8 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
8 16 (15.69%) E-Commerce
8 16 (15.69%) Test Automation
9 15 (14.71%) API Development
9 15 (14.71%) Web Development
10 12 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Defect Tracking
12 9 (8.82%) User Stories
13 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
14 7 (6.86%) Functional Testing
14 7 (6.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.33%) Java
2 25 (24.51%) JavaScript
3 18 (17.65%) C#
3 18 (17.65%) PHP
4 13 (12.75%) Scala
5 12 (11.76%) Python
6 10 (9.80%) SQL
7 7 (6.86%) C++
8 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.88%) Ruby
9 3 (2.94%) Groovy
9 3 (2.94%) VBScript
10 1 (0.98%) C
10 1 (0.98%) F#
10 1 (0.98%) Go
10 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) RPG
10 1 (0.98%) Rust
10 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.90%) ISEB
3 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.98%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.53%) QA
2 5 (4.90%) SDET
2 5 (4.90%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (5.88%) HP
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.94%) IBM
5 2 (1.96%) Avaya
5 2 (1.96%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.98%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.98%) Splunk
6 1 (0.98%) Talend