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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 227 209 212
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 37 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £186 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £363 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £343 £310
% change year-on-year
-5.10% +10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £22.50
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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
7286 5994 6023
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.01% 70.69% 70.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4103 3270 2926
Average daily rate £386 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 232 350
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Surrey +5 17 £295 -17.48% 7
Hampshire -14 8 £323 +69.73%
Berkshire +7 5 £275 -34.52% 2
East Sussex +7 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -24 3 £400 +14.28% 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 33 (49.25%) Selenium
2 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.81%) Java
4 22 (32.84%) SQL
5 21 (31.34%) C#
5 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
6 17 (25.37%) Scrum
7 14 (20.90%) .NET
8 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
9 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.93%) ISEB
9 10 (14.93%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
9 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
9 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
10 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.43%) XML
10 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
10 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
11 8 (11.94%) Finance
11 8 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.94%) Python
11 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
12 7 (10.45%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1 (1.49%) Node.js
1 1 (1.49%) Confluence
1 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) SaaS
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) Firewall
1 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) DB2
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 33 (49.25%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
2 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (13.43%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.96%) JUnit
4 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.97%) CppUnit
6 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.48%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.48%) JIRA
7 2 (2.99%) Maven
7 2 (2.99%) JMeter
7 2 (2.99%) JBehave
8 1 (1.49%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.49%) RSpec
8 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Test Analyst
1 25 (37.31%) Analyst
2 23 (34.33%) Tester
3 15 (22.39%) Automation Tester
4 12 (17.91%) Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Automation Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Web Developer
8 5 (7.46%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) C++ Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Technical Test Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Web Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Web Test Analyst
11 2 (2.99%) Test Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) QA Engineer
11 2 (2.99%) Software Tester
11 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) .NET
2 9 (13.43%) XML
3 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
3 7 (10.45%) JSON
4 5 (7.46%) REST
5 4 (5.97%) WCF
5 4 (5.97%) Web Services
6 3 (4.48%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) SOAP
7 1 (1.49%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.49%) WinForms
7 1 (1.49%) Ajax
7 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.49%) DTV
3 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
3 17 (25.37%) Scrum
4 10 (14.93%) E-Commerce
5 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
6 8 (11.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.45%) MVC
8 6 (8.96%) TDD
8 6 (8.96%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.96%) BDD
9 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.46%) Manual Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Kanban
10 4 (5.97%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (5.97%) OOP
11 3 (4.48%) Functional Testing
11 3 (4.48%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) Java
2 22 (32.84%) SQL
3 21 (31.34%) C#
4 8 (11.94%) Python
5 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
5 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.46%) VB
6 5 (7.46%) C++
7 4 (5.97%) VBScript
8 2 (2.99%) PHP
9 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.49%) Scala
9 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.49%) C
9 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.49%) Perl
9 1 (1.49%) Korn
9 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) ISEB
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) HP
3 3 (4.48%) SAP
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 2 (2.99%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) Cadence
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