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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 211 233 216
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 47 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 30
Median daily rate £375 £351 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% +33.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £448 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.25 -
% change year-on-year
-0.82% -
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
7189 7638 7042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.48% 79.94% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4354 4594 3872
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 244 254
Median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire +21 16 £375 -18.47% 1
Surrey -6 11 £450 +12.50% 9
Berkshire +7 8 £364 -9.06% 4
West Sussex -3 5 £300 -6.25%
Hampshire -4 3 £325 -13.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £475 +46.15% 1
Kent - 1 £250 -
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 58 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.93%) Scrum
2 33 (37.93%) Selenium
3 28 (32.18%) Web Services
4 27 (31.03%) JSON
5 26 (29.89%) TDD
5 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (26.44%) Java
7 22 (25.29%) HTML
7 22 (25.29%) E-Commerce
7 22 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (25.29%) Node.js
7 22 (25.29%) AngularJS
8 21 (24.14%) Open Source
8 21 (24.14%) CSS
8 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
8 21 (24.14%) PHP
8 21 (24.14%) Web Development
9 20 (22.99%) Pair Programming
9 20 (22.99%) Publishing
9 20 (22.99%) NoSQL
9 20 (22.99%) Kanban
9 20 (22.99%) Magento
9 20 (22.99%) API Development
9 20 (22.99%) Sass
10 18 (20.69%) SQL
10 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
11 16 (18.39%) Finance
12 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
12 14 (16.09%) BDD

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.34%) JBoss
2 2 (2.30%) CMS
2 2 (2.30%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.15%) CICS
3 1 (1.15%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Magento
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.15%) Broadband
1 1 (1.15%) DHCP
1 1 (1.15%) DNS
1 1 (1.15%) Internet
1 1 (1.15%) IPv4
1 1 (1.15%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.99%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.75%) VoltDB
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) Big Data
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Selenium
2 14 (16.09%) Cucumber
3 13 (14.94%) Jenkins
4 11 (12.64%) WebDriver
5 9 (10.34%) HP UFT
6 8 (9.20%) JUnit
7 7 (8.05%) SoapUI
8 6 (6.90%) JMeter
8 6 (6.90%) Maven
8 6 (6.90%) Subversion
9 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
9 5 (5.75%) JBehave
9 5 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
10 4 (4.60%) JIRA
10 4 (4.60%) TestComplete
11 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.30%) Appium
12 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.15%) PigUnit
General
1 20 (22.99%) Publishing
2 16 (18.39%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (40.23%) Developer
2 22 (25.29%) Node.js Developer
3 21 (24.14%) Agile Developer
3 21 (24.14%) HTML Developer
4 20 (22.99%) AWS Developer
4 20 (22.99%) HTML CSS Developer
4 20 (22.99%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (22.99%) PHP Developer
5 19 (21.84%) E-Commerce Developer
5 19 (21.84%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
5 19 (21.84%) Magento Developer
5 19 (21.84%) PHP Magento Developer
5 19 (21.84%) Tester
5 19 (21.84%) Web Developer
6 18 (20.69%) PHP Web Developer
7 17 (19.54%) E-Commerce Web Developer
8 15 (17.24%) Automation Tester
9 12 (13.79%) Test Manager
10 11 (12.64%) Analyst
10 11 (12.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.18%) Web Services
2 27 (31.03%) JSON
3 22 (25.29%) AngularJS
3 22 (25.29%) HTML
3 22 (25.29%) Node.js
4 21 (24.14%) CSS
5 20 (22.99%) Sass
6 13 (14.94%) CSS3
7 8 (9.20%) XML
8 7 (8.05%) .NET
8 7 (8.05%) Java EE
9 5 (5.75%) SOAP
10 4 (4.60%) REST
10 4 (4.60%) RESTful
11 2 (2.30%) Ajax
11 2 (2.30%) Akka
11 2 (2.30%) Gherkin
11 2 (2.30%) OAuth
12 1 (1.15%) Play Framework
12 1 (1.15%) RoboGuice
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.15%) AS400
2 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.15%) EPoS
2 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.15%) NHS
2 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.49%) Linux
2 8 (9.20%) Unix
3 4 (4.60%) Android
4 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.45%) Windows
5 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (37.93%) Scrum
3 26 (29.89%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (29.89%) TDD
4 22 (25.29%) E-Commerce
5 21 (24.14%) Open Source
5 21 (24.14%) Web Development
6 20 (22.99%) API Development
6 20 (22.99%) Kanban
6 20 (22.99%) Pair Programming
7 18 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 14 (16.09%) BDD
8 14 (16.09%) Test Scripting
9 12 (13.79%) Regression Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Test Strategy
10 8 (9.20%) Functional Testing
11 7 (8.05%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.05%) Software Testing
12 6 (6.90%) Performance Testing
12 6 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.44%) Java
2 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
2 21 (24.14%) PHP
3 18 (20.69%) SQL
4 8 (9.20%) C#
5 7 (8.05%) Scala
6 5 (5.75%) Ruby
7 3 (3.45%) Python
7 3 (3.45%) VBScript
8 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.30%) VB
9 1 (1.15%) C
9 1 (1.15%) C++
9 1 (1.15%) Go
9 1 (1.15%) Groovy
9 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.15%) RPG
9 1 (1.15%) Rust
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) ISEB
2 13 (14.94%) ISTQB
3 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.79%) HP
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle
3 5 (5.75%) SAP
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.45%) Google
5 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 2 (2.30%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.15%) Telerik
7 1 (1.15%) VocaLink
7 1 (1.15%) WorldPay
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