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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 206 238 220
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -18
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 50 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 20
Average daily rate £415 £300 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £341
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £106.75 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+274.56% +90.00%
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
6834 7291 6310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.61% 77.42% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 4016 3367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Oxfordshire - 13 £425 - 2
Hampshire +22 12 £370 -8.07% 2
Berkshire +5 7 £419 +45.60% 5
Surrey -8 7 £375 +12.35% 3
Kent - 4 £450 - 2
West Sussex - 4 £306 -
Buckinghamshire +8 2 - - 1
East Sussex +3 1 £320 +6.66%
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.77%) Selenium
3 24 (30.38%) Finance
3 24 (30.38%) BDD
4 23 (29.11%) Test Scripting
5 20 (25.32%) WebDriver
6 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
6 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
7 17 (21.52%) SQL
7 17 (21.52%) C#
8 15 (18.99%) Scrum
9 14 (17.72%) Java
10 13 (16.46%) .NET
10 13 (16.46%) Web Services
10 13 (16.46%) E-Commerce
11 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
11 12 (15.19%) HTML
11 12 (15.19%) ISEB
11 12 (15.19%) Magento
12 11 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
12 11 (13.92%) Node.js
13 10 (12.66%) QA
13 10 (12.66%) HP UFT
13 10 (12.66%) Oracle
13 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
13 10 (12.66%) HP
14 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
14 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
14 9 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (13.92%) Node.js
2 4 (5.06%) JBoss
3 2 (2.53%) Confluence
4 1 (1.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Magento
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.59%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.27%) GIS
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 20 (25.32%) WebDriver
3 19 (24.05%) Cucumber
4 10 (12.66%) HP UFT
5 9 (11.39%) SoapUI
5 9 (11.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (10.13%) JIRA
7 6 (7.59%) SpecFlow
8 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
9 4 (5.06%) Appium
9 4 (5.06%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.80%) JMeter
10 3 (3.80%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.80%) Subversion
11 2 (2.53%) JUnit
11 2 (2.53%) NUnit
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (2.53%) WATIR
11 2 (2.53%) Zephyr
12 1 (1.27%) QUnit
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Publishing
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Automotive
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) Analyst
2 30 (37.97%) Test Analyst
3 19 (24.05%) Tester
4 16 (20.25%) Automation Tester
5 14 (17.72%) Automation Analyst
5 14 (17.72%) Automation Test Analyst
6 13 (16.46%) Test Engineer
7 10 (12.66%) Automation Engineer
7 10 (12.66%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (11.39%) Developer
9 7 (8.86%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (7.59%) PHP Developer
11 5 (6.33%) Applications Engineer
11 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce Web Developer
11 5 (6.33%) HTML Developer
11 5 (6.33%) Node.js Developer
11 5 (6.33%) PHP Magento Developer
11 5 (6.33%) PHP Web Developer
11 5 (6.33%) Test Leader
11 5 (6.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
1 13 (16.46%) Web Services
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
3 8 (10.13%) CSS
3 8 (10.13%) Gherkin
4 7 (8.86%) AngularJS
5 6 (7.59%) Sass
6 5 (6.33%) JSON
6 5 (6.33%) XML
7 3 (3.80%) HTML5
7 3 (3.80%) SOAP
8 2 (2.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.27%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.27%) JSP
9 1 (1.27%) JSTL
9 1 (1.27%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.27%) Laravel
9 1 (1.27%) LESS
9 1 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.27%) NHS
2 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Android
1 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.38%) BDD
3 23 (29.11%) Test Scripting
4 15 (18.99%) Scrum
5 13 (16.46%) E-Commerce
6 11 (13.92%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.66%) Automated Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Functional Testing
8 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Manual Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Test Management
10 7 (8.86%) Kanban
10 7 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Software Testing
11 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.59%) ITSM
11 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.59%) SDLC
11 6 (7.59%) TDD
11 6 (7.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
2 17 (21.52%) C#
2 17 (21.52%) SQL
3 14 (17.72%) Java
4 6 (7.59%) PHP
5 4 (5.06%) Ruby
6 3 (3.80%) VB
6 3 (3.80%) VBScript
7 2 (2.53%) F#
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) ISEB
1 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) HP
1 10 (12.66%) Oracle
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Telerik
4 1 (1.27%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.27%) CA
4 1 (1.27%) Dynatrace
4 1 (1.27%) SAP
4 1 (1.27%) TIBCO
Maidenhead, Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
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