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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 229 213 201
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 34 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.39% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £34.00
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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
7265 6732 5991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.22% 73.79% 71.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4223 3726 3144
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 274
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
East Sussex -5 8 £300 -2.43%
Surrey +3 7 £388 +32.47% 9
Hampshire -4 7 £376 +25.41% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £245 +2.08% 1
Sussex - 4 - -
Berkshire -4 2 £400 +60.00% 5
Oxfordshire - 1 £460 -
West Sussex - 1 £340 -
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England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (53.16%) Selenium
3 36 (45.57%) Scrum
4 22 (27.85%) Test Scripting
4 22 (27.85%) TDD
5 18 (22.78%) Java
6 17 (21.52%) BDD
7 16 (20.25%) Cucumber
7 16 (20.25%) Python
8 15 (18.99%) C#
8 15 (18.99%) C++
8 15 (18.99%) .NET
8 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
8 15 (18.99%) Software Engineering
8 15 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
9 13 (16.46%) Linux
10 12 (15.19%) JIRA
10 12 (15.19%) QA
11 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
11 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
11 11 (13.92%) Windows
12 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.66%) VC++
13 9 (11.39%) Gherkin
13 9 (11.39%) HP UFT
14 8 (10.13%) Web Services
14 8 (10.13%) SQL
14 8 (10.13%) Ruby
14 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.27%) DVB
1 1 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 42 (53.16%) Selenium
2 16 (20.25%) Cucumber
3 12 (15.19%) JIRA
4 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
4 11 (13.92%) Jenkins
5 9 (11.39%) HP UFT
6 6 (7.59%) RSpec
6 6 (7.59%) RubyGems
7 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
8 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.06%) Maven
8 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.80%) WATIR
9 3 (3.80%) Subversion
9 3 (3.80%) JUnit
9 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.53%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.53%) Ant
10 2 (2.53%) Firebug
10 2 (2.53%) TestNG
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Electronics
3 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Analyst
1 25 (31.65%) Test Analyst
2 23 (29.11%) Tester
3 13 (16.46%) Software Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) C++ Software Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Automation Tester
5 10 (12.66%) Automation Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Automation Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Automation Test Analyst
6 9 (11.39%) Test Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (8.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Tester
10 4 (5.06%) Software Tester
10 4 (5.06%) Agile Tester
11 3 (3.80%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.80%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.80%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 9 (11.39%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.13%) Web Services
4 6 (7.59%) WPF
5 3 (3.80%) XML
6 2 (2.53%) JAXB
6 2 (2.53%) Spring
6 2 (2.53%) Ajax
6 2 (2.53%) JSON
6 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.53%) HTML5
6 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.53%) HTML
7 1 (1.27%) REST
7 1 (1.27%) CSS
7 1 (1.27%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.27%) RESTful
7 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.27%) WCF
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.53%) DTV
3 1 (1.27%) GIS
3 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.27%) STB
3 1 (1.27%) IPTV
3 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.27%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Linux
2 11 (13.92%) Windows
3 6 (7.59%) UNIX
4 5 (6.33%) Android
5 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.57%) Scrum
3 22 (27.85%) TDD
3 22 (27.85%) Test Scripting
4 17 (21.52%) BDD
5 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
5 15 (18.99%) Software Engineering
5 15 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (12.66%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.33%) System Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Software Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Test Management
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Testing
10 3 (3.80%) Manual Testing
10 3 (3.80%) Regression Testing
11 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.53%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) Java
2 16 (20.25%) Python
3 15 (18.99%) C#
3 15 (18.99%) C++
4 10 (12.66%) VC++
5 8 (10.13%) SQL
5 8 (10.13%) Ruby
6 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.53%) Bourne shell
8 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.27%) VBScript
9 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) ISEB
2 5 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) SAP
3 2 (2.53%) HP
3 2 (2.53%) VMware
3 2 (2.53%) Telerik
4 1 (1.27%) IBM
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