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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 217 206 196
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 50 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 24
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£300 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £421 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
7564 6998 6086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.17% 71.87% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3878 3156
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 276 269
Average hourly rate £32.75 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.52 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Berkshire +14 15 £300 +13.20% 3
Hampshire -7 10 £290 -22.66% 1
East Sussex +1 9 £300 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £225 -35.71% 1
Surrey +3 4 £375 +8.69% 6
Kent -6 2 £300 -14.28%
West Sussex -14 2 £313 -7.40% 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Automation Testing
England

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 51 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (55.00%) Selenium
3 36 (45.00%) Scrum
4 26 (32.50%) Java
5 22 (27.50%) C#
6 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
8 18 (22.50%) .NET
9 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
9 17 (21.25%) TDD
10 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
10 15 (18.75%) BDD
11 14 (17.50%) Python
12 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
12 13 (16.25%) C++
12 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
12 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
13 11 (13.75%) QA
13 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
14 10 (12.50%) ISEB
14 10 (12.50%) JIRA
14 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (11.25%) SaaS
15 9 (11.25%) Software Testing
15 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
15 9 (11.25%) QuickTest Pro
15 9 (11.25%) SQL
16 8 (10.00%) Web Services
16 8 (10.00%) Windows
16 8 (10.00%) VC++

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) SaaS
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.25%) DVB
1 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (55.00%) Selenium
2 15 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 10 (12.50%) JIRA
4 9 (11.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (11.25%) WebDriver
5 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
6 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.25%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.75%) RubyGems
8 3 (3.75%) RSpec
8 3 (3.75%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (3.75%) WATIR
8 3 (3.75%) Subversion
8 3 (3.75%) JUnit
9 2 (2.50%) Ant
9 2 (2.50%) Maven
9 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.50%) Gerrit
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Analyst
1 35 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 23 (28.75%) Tester
3 17 (21.25%) Automation Tester
4 12 (15.00%) Automation Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (13.75%) Automation Test Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Software Engineer
6 10 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (10.00%) Test Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Test Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Software Tester
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Automation Tester
10 4 (5.00%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (3.75%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Test Automation Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) .NET
2 8 (10.00%) Web Services
3 6 (7.50%) WPF
3 6 (7.50%) Gherkin
4 5 (6.25%) Middleware
5 3 (3.75%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) JAXB
6 2 (2.50%) Spring
6 2 (2.50%) Ajax
6 2 (2.50%) JSON
6 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) HTML5
7 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.25%) RESTful
7 1 (1.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.25%) MPEG
2 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.25%) DTV
2 1 (1.25%) GIS
2 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) STB
2 1 (1.25%) IPTV
2 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.25%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 3 (3.75%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (63.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.00%) Scrum
3 20 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
5 17 (21.25%) TDD
6 15 (18.75%) BDD
7 13 (16.25%) Automated Testing
7 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
7 13 (16.25%) E-Commerce
8 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
9 9 (11.25%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 5 (6.25%) System Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.00%) Manual Testing
12 4 (5.00%) Test Management
12 4 (5.00%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.00%) Functional Testing
13 3 (3.75%) Performance Testing
13 3 (3.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.50%) Java
2 22 (27.50%) C#
3 14 (17.50%) Python
4 13 (16.25%) C++
5 9 (11.25%) SQL
6 8 (10.00%) VC++
7 5 (6.25%) Ruby
8 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.50%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.25%) VBScript
10 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) ISEB
1 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (3.75%) HP
4 2 (2.50%) VMware
4 2 (2.50%) Telerik
4 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago