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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 239 210 203
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -7
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 31 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £495 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 - £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
7343 6851 6117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.28% 74.64% 72.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4443 3749 3299
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 257 264
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Surrey +2 7 £400 +45.45% 5
Hampshire -8 7 £375 +7.14% 3
Berkshire -6 5 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £300 -17.80%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £325 +18.18% 2
Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £300 -
Automation Testing
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Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 50 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (58.02%) Selenium
3 32 (39.51%) Scrum
4 21 (25.93%) Java
4 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 21 (25.93%) Cucumber
5 20 (24.69%) Test Scripting
5 20 (24.69%) TDD
6 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
6 17 (20.99%) C#
7 15 (18.52%) .NET
7 15 (18.52%) Python
7 15 (18.52%) BDD
8 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
9 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (16.05%) WebDriver
9 13 (16.05%) Linux
9 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
10 12 (14.81%) C++
10 12 (14.81%) SQL
10 12 (14.81%) QA
11 11 (13.58%) JIRA
11 11 (13.58%) Windows
12 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
13 9 (11.11%) UNIX
13 9 (11.11%) VC++
14 8 (9.88%) HP UFT
14 8 (9.88%) ISEB
14 8 (9.88%) Finance
14 8 (9.88%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (58.02%) Selenium
2 21 (25.93%) Cucumber
3 13 (16.05%) WebDriver
3 13 (16.05%) Jenkins
4 11 (13.58%) JIRA
5 8 (9.88%) HP UFT
6 6 (7.41%) RSpec
7 5 (6.17%) Git (software)
7 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.17%) RubyGems
7 5 (6.17%) Maven
8 4 (4.94%) JUnit
8 4 (4.94%) SpecFlow
8 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.70%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.70%) TestNG
9 3 (3.70%) WATIR
9 3 (3.70%) Subversion
10 2 (2.47%) Ant
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Tester
2 22 (27.16%) Analyst
2 22 (27.16%) Test Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) C++ Software Engineer
3 12 (14.81%) Automation Tester
4 10 (12.35%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (9.88%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (8.64%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.94%) Agile Tester
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
10 3 (3.70%) AWS Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.52%) .NET
2 8 (9.88%) Web Services
3 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
4 6 (7.41%) WPF
5 5 (6.17%) HTML
6 4 (4.94%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.70%) XML
8 2 (2.47%) JAXB
8 2 (2.47%) Spring
8 2 (2.47%) Ajax
8 2 (2.47%) JSON
8 2 (2.47%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.47%) HTML5
9 1 (1.23%) REST
9 1 (1.23%) WCF
9 1 (1.23%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.23%) RESTful
9 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.23%) NHS
2 1 (1.23%) DTV
2 1 (1.23%) GIS
2 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Linux
2 11 (13.58%) Windows
3 9 (11.11%) UNIX
4 7 (8.64%) Android
5 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (61.73%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.51%) Scrum
3 21 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 20 (24.69%) TDD
4 20 (24.69%) Test Scripting
5 15 (18.52%) BDD
6 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
7 13 (16.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
9 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.17%) Test Management
11 5 (6.17%) System Testing
11 5 (6.17%) Automated Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Manual Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Performance Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Software Testing
12 4 (4.94%) Regression Testing
13 3 (3.70%) Project Management
14 2 (2.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) Java
2 17 (20.99%) C#
3 15 (18.52%) Python
4 12 (14.81%) C++
4 12 (14.81%) SQL
5 9 (11.11%) VC++
6 8 (9.88%) Ruby
7 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.70%) VBScript
8 3 (3.70%) VB
8 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.47%) Bourne shell
9 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) ISEB
2 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) HP
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) VMware
3 2 (2.47%) Telerik
4 1 (1.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) BMC
4 1 (1.23%) Cerner
4 1 (1.23%) webMethods
4 1 (1.23%) Remedy
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