The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation 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 Test Automation over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank 186 146 145
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 84 125 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 1.31% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.64% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 67 56
Median daily rate £390 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £34.47 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -8.08%
Test Automation
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
7237 7644 6847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.32% 79.97% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4372 4547 3766
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 246 249
Median hourly rate £38.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Automation
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Test Automation Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Automation
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire -4 21 £425 +19.71% 9
Surrey 0 19 £450 +12.50% 8
Oxfordshire - 17 £390 - 2
Hampshire -45 8 £290 -20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £463 +7.55% 5
East Sussex +13 5 £350 +7.69% 3
West Sussex -1 5 £300 +9.09%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 81 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (40.91%) Selenium
3 58 (37.66%) Java
4 38 (24.68%) SQL
5 35 (22.73%) BDD
6 32 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (20.78%) Cucumber
7 31 (20.13%) QA
8 30 (19.48%) Functional Testing
9 29 (18.83%) Jenkins
10 28 (18.18%) C#
11 27 (17.53%) JUnit
11 27 (17.53%) Security Cleared
12 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
12 26 (16.88%) SoapUI
13 25 (16.23%) WebDriver
13 25 (16.23%) Regression Testing
13 25 (16.23%) JMeter
13 25 (16.23%) Web Services
14 24 (15.58%) XML
14 24 (15.58%) Finance
14 24 (15.58%) JIRA
14 24 (15.58%) Waterfall
15 23 (14.94%) Performance Testing
15 23 (14.94%) Scrum
15 23 (14.94%) ISEB
16 22 (14.29%) Linux
16 22 (14.29%) Test Scripting
17 21 (13.64%) SC Cleared
17 21 (13.64%) JSON

Test Automation
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 13 (8.44%) JBoss
2 9 (5.84%) IIS
3 8 (5.19%) Confluence
4 4 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.30%) CMS
5 2 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) MS Office
2 3 (1.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.25%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (3.25%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.95%) Temenos T24
4 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.65%) Maximo
5 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.04%) PaaS
2 15 (9.74%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.60%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Engine Yard
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Heroku
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.25%) VLAN
1 5 (3.25%) ZigBee
2 2 (1.30%) ATM
2 2 (1.30%) HTTP
2 2 (1.30%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.65%) GPRS
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) RS-232
3 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.49%) VoltDB
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.95%) MySQL
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.30%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.30%) HBase
4 2 (1.30%) Redis
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 63 (40.91%) Selenium
2 32 (20.78%) Cucumber
3 29 (18.83%) Jenkins
4 27 (17.53%) JUnit
5 26 (16.88%) SoapUI
6 25 (16.23%) JMeter
6 25 (16.23%) WebDriver
7 24 (15.58%) JIRA
8 19 (12.34%) SpecFlow
9 18 (11.69%) Gradle
9 18 (11.69%) Maven
10 17 (11.04%) TeamCity
11 14 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (7.79%) HP UFT
13 11 (7.14%) Eclipse
13 11 (7.14%) JBehave
13 11 (7.14%) TestNG
14 8 (5.19%) Git (software)
15 7 (4.55%) Ant
15 7 (4.55%) jMock
General
1 24 (15.58%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Banking
3 7 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (2.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.30%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (22.73%) Developer
2 33 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 26 (16.88%) Tester
4 25 (16.23%) Java Developer
5 24 (15.58%) Analyst
6 23 (14.94%) Developer in Test
7 22 (14.29%) Test Analyst
8 18 (11.69%) Test Leader
9 16 (10.39%) Test Automation Developer
9 16 (10.39%) Test Automation Engineer
10 15 (9.74%) Automation Test Analyst
11 12 (7.79%) Architect
11 12 (7.79%) Test Architect
12 10 (6.49%) Automation Test Lead
12 10 (6.49%) Automation Tester
13 9 (5.84%) Test Automation Architect
13 9 (5.84%) Web Developer
14 7 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
14 7 (4.55%) Java Analyst Developer
14 7 (4.55%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.23%) Web Services
2 24 (15.58%) XML
3 21 (13.64%) JSON
4 20 (12.99%) Java EE
5 18 (11.69%) .NET
6 17 (11.04%) HTML
7 14 (9.09%) SOAP
8 11 (7.14%) AngularJS
8 11 (7.14%) Gherkin
9 10 (6.49%) REST
10 9 (5.84%) Ajax
10 9 (5.84%) HTML5
10 9 (5.84%) XSLT
11 7 (4.55%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.55%) JMS
11 7 (4.55%) Spring
11 7 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (3.90%) RESTful
13 5 (3.25%) .NET Framework
14 4 (2.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Smart Meter
3 9 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.19%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.95%) Smart Energy
6 3 (1.95%) Social Network
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.65%) iPhone
7 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.29%) Linux
2 17 (11.04%) Unix
2 17 (11.04%) Windows
3 8 (5.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.60%) Android
6 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.30%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (52.60%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.73%) BDD
3 32 (20.78%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (19.48%) Functional Testing
5 25 (16.23%) Regression Testing
6 24 (15.58%) Waterfall
7 23 (14.94%) Performance Testing
7 23 (14.94%) Scrum
8 22 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 21 (13.64%) TDD
10 20 (12.99%) Test Strategy
11 19 (12.34%) Automation Testing
11 19 (12.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (11.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (11.04%) Software Testing
14 16 (10.39%) Automated Testing
14 16 (10.39%) User Stories
15 14 (9.09%) Microservices
15 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
15 14 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 58 (37.66%) Java
2 38 (24.68%) SQL
3 28 (18.18%) C#
4 21 (13.64%) Python
5 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 12 (7.79%) Ruby
7 9 (5.84%) Scala
8 8 (5.19%) Groovy
9 5 (3.25%) VBScript
10 3 (1.95%) C
10 3 (1.95%) C++
10 3 (1.95%) VB
11 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.30%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
12 1 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (17.53%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.94%) ISEB
3 21 (13.64%) ISTQB
3 21 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.49%) Degree
5 6 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.13%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) SDET
3 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (11.69%) Docker
2 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (12.99%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.90%) Ansible
2 6 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (3.90%) Puppet
3 5 (3.25%) Nagios
3 5 (3.25%) SCCM
3 5 (3.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.65%) Cacti
4 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.99%) Oracle
3 18 (11.69%) HP
4 8 (5.19%) Rally
5 7 (4.55%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.25%) Perforce
7 3 (1.95%) IBM
7 3 (1.95%) Temenos
8 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.30%) SAP
8 2 (1.30%) VMware
9 1 (0.65%) BMC
9 1 (0.65%) Capita
9 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.65%) Pega
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.65%) Telerik
9 1 (0.65%) T-Plan
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