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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 218 217 218
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 31 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £257 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £363 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
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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
6735 6364 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.09% 72.11% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3506 3325
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 250 323
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Kent - 8 £243 -
East Sussex -8 7 £350 -3.44% 1
Berkshire +1 6 £475 +45.59% 3
Surrey +1 3 £285 +26.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £300 -14.28% 2
Hampshire -12 3 £350 +14.75% 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 20 (32.26%) Selenium
3 19 (30.65%) C#
4 16 (25.81%) .NET
5 15 (24.19%) Windows
5 15 (24.19%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (20.97%) ISEB
6 13 (20.97%) Test Automation
6 13 (20.97%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
7 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
7 12 (19.35%) C++
7 12 (19.35%) Scrum
8 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.13%) Finance
9 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Java
9 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
9 10 (16.13%) XML
10 8 (12.90%) Python
10 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
10 8 (12.90%) QA
10 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (11.29%) BDD
11 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (11.29%) JSON
11 7 (11.29%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Selenium
2 15 (24.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
4 8 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (11.29%) Visual Studio
6 6 (9.68%) WinRunner
7 4 (6.45%) TestDirector
8 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
8 3 (4.84%) JUnit
8 3 (4.84%) CppUnit
8 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
9 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.23%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.23%) PhantomJS
9 2 (3.23%) JIRA
10 1 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (1.61%) JMeter
10 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.61%) JSUnit
General
1 10 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Test Analyst
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) Tester
3 8 (12.90%) C++ Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Web Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Web Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 10 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 10 (16.13%) XML
3 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 7 (11.29%) JSON
4 5 (8.06%) WCF
4 5 (8.06%) REST
5 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) HTML
7 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.61%) jQuery
7 1 (1.61%) Google Maps API
7 1 (1.61%) WPF
7 1 (1.61%) Ajax
7 1 (1.61%) CSS
7 1 (1.61%) J2EE
7 1 (1.61%) RESTful
7 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Open Source
1 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.61%) DTV
2 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.84%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Test Automation
2 12 (19.35%) Scrum
3 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (16.13%) Manual Testing
5 7 (11.29%) BDD
5 7 (11.29%) MVC
6 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.06%) OOP
8 4 (6.45%) Kanban
8 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.45%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.84%) System Testing
9 3 (4.84%) TDD
10 2 (3.23%) Black-Box Testing
10 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
10 2 (3.23%) User Stories
10 2 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) SQL
2 19 (30.65%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) C++
4 10 (16.13%) Java
5 8 (12.90%) Python
5 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
6 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
7 5 (8.06%) VBScript
8 4 (6.45%) VB
9 3 (4.84%) Perl
10 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.23%) PHP
10 2 (3.23%) C
10 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.61%) Korn
11 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (20.97%) ISEB
2 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Oracle
2 6 (9.68%) HP
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) Red Gate
5 2 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (1.61%) Google
6 1 (1.61%) Sun
6 1 (1.61%) Twitter