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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 135 151 166
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 107 91 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 1.04% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.45% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 28
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£334 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.56% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+34.48% -22.66%
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
6747 6285 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.46% 71.94% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3779 3429 3314
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
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 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 245 328
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Hampshire +30 59 £325 -7.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £425 +31.78% 6
Berkshire -30 10 £375 - 9
Kent 0 8 £250 -44.44% 3
Oxfordshire - 7 £326 - 9
Surrey -13 4 £260 -30.66% 7
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 95 (51.08%) .NET
2 88 (47.31%) QuickTest Pro
3 84 (45.16%) C#
3 84 (45.16%) Oracle
4 75 (40.32%) HP
5 65 (34.95%) ISTQB
6 62 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 62 (33.33%) SQL
7 61 (32.80%) ASP.NET
8 59 (31.72%) VB
9 57 (30.65%) HTML
9 57 (30.65%) Selenium
10 53 (28.49%) JSP
10 53 (28.49%) Microsoft
10 53 (28.49%) Security Cleared
11 52 (27.96%) Test Scripting
12 49 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (25.81%) Java
14 46 (24.73%) CRM
15 45 (24.19%) Knowledge Management
16 42 (22.58%) SC Cleared
17 40 (21.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 39 (20.97%) Windows
19 36 (19.35%) Scrum
19 36 (19.35%) Test Strategy
20 35 (18.82%) ISEB
20 35 (18.82%) QA
21 34 (18.28%) Web Services
22 31 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
22 31 (16.67%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (2.69%) Confluence
3 4 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.15%) Apache
3 4 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.61%) Node.js
5 2 (1.08%) IIS
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (1.08%) Magento
3 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.15%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) GitHub
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.91%) HTTP
3 10 (5.38%) DNS
4 9 (4.84%) HTTPS
5 7 (3.76%) Internet
6 3 (1.61%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.08%) GSM
7 2 (1.08%) LTE
8 1 (0.54%) 4G
8 1 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.54%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.54%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.54%) PPP
8 1 (0.54%) UMTS
8 1 (0.54%) CDMA
8 1 (0.54%) GPRS
8 1 (0.54%) IPv6
8 1 (0.54%) SAN
8 1 (0.54%) HSUPA
8 1 (0.54%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 14 (7.53%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.99%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.69%) MySQL
5 4 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.54%) DB2
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.54%) Big Data
8 1 (0.54%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 88 (47.31%) QuickTest Pro
2 57 (30.65%) Selenium
3 25 (13.44%) Cucumber
3 25 (13.44%) Jenkins
4 22 (11.83%) WebDriver
5 20 (10.75%) JMeter
6 17 (9.14%) LoadRunner
7 16 (8.60%) JUnit
7 16 (8.60%) SoapUI
8 15 (8.06%) JIRA
9 13 (6.99%) SpecFlow
10 12 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (5.91%) Git (software)
12 8 (4.30%) WinRunner
13 7 (3.76%) Visual Studio
13 7 (3.76%) Maven
13 7 (3.76%) RSpec
14 6 (3.23%) TestNG
14 6 (3.23%) TestDirector
14 6 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (6.45%) Finance
2 11 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.15%) Electronics
3 4 (2.15%) Publishing
4 3 (1.61%) Automotive
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.08%) Military
5 2 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (25.81%) Analyst
1 48 (25.81%) Test Analyst
2 27 (14.52%) Test Manager
2 27 (14.52%) Tester
3 20 (10.75%) Test Leader
4 19 (10.22%) Developer
5 18 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 18 (9.68%) Automation Tester
6 16 (8.60%) Software Engineer
7 11 (5.91%) Automation Analyst
8 10 (5.38%) Test Specialist
9 9 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Performance Test Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.23%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.23%) Consultant
11 6 (3.23%) Test Automation Specialist
11 6 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
12 5 (2.69%) Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (51.08%) .NET
2 61 (32.80%) ASP.NET
3 57 (30.65%) HTML
4 53 (28.49%) JSP
5 34 (18.28%) Web Services
6 16 (8.60%) SOAP
7 11 (5.91%) JSON
8 10 (5.38%) XML
8 10 (5.38%) OLE
9 7 (3.76%) Spring
9 7 (3.76%) Spring MVC
9 7 (3.76%) RESTful
9 7 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (3.23%) CSS
11 5 (2.69%) JPA
11 5 (2.69%) REST
11 5 (2.69%) WCF
11 5 (2.69%) Ajax
11 5 (2.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.76%) Open Source
2 6 (3.23%) Clustering
3 4 (2.15%) Device Driver
3 4 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.61%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.08%) Handset
5 2 (1.08%) GIS
6 1 (0.54%) DTV
6 1 (0.54%) IPTV
6 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.54%) Statistics
6 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.97%) Windows
2 23 (12.37%) UNIX
3 18 (9.68%) Linux
4 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (7.53%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.84%) Windows 2000
6 9 (4.84%) Windows NT
6 9 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.23%) AIX
8 4 (2.15%) CentOS
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.54%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.96%) Test Scripting
2 49 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (24.73%) CRM
4 45 (24.19%) Knowledge Management
5 36 (19.35%) Scrum
5 36 (19.35%) Test Strategy
6 31 (16.67%) Project Management
7 28 (15.05%) BDD
8 24 (12.90%) TDD
9 23 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (11.83%) Regression Testing
10 22 (11.83%) Performance Testing
11 21 (11.29%) Automated Testing
12 19 (10.22%) Software Testing
12 19 (10.22%) Functional Testing
13 18 (9.68%) Software Engineering
14 16 (8.60%) Integration Testing
15 15 (8.06%) MVC
16 14 (7.53%) Automation Testing
17 12 (6.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 84 (45.16%) C#
2 62 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 62 (33.33%) SQL
3 59 (31.72%) VB
4 48 (25.81%) Java
5 20 (10.75%) VBScript
6 16 (8.60%) Ruby
6 16 (8.60%) Python
7 12 (6.45%) C
8 8 (4.30%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.30%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.76%) Perl
9 7 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.23%) PHP
11 4 (2.15%) C++
11 4 (2.15%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.08%) Korn
13 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 65 (34.95%) ISTQB
2 53 (28.49%) Security Cleared
3 42 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 40 (21.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 35 (18.82%) ISEB
6 24 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (8.60%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (3.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.69%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.15%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.61%) vCloud
4 1 (0.54%) Docker
4 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (16.13%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (6.99%) Puppet
2 13 (6.99%) Vagrant
3 9 (4.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.23%) Netcool
4 6 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 84 (45.16%) Oracle
2 75 (40.32%) HP
3 53 (28.49%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.76%) ESRI
5 6 (3.23%) Veritas
5 6 (3.23%) VMware
5 6 (3.23%) Citrix
5 6 (3.23%) McAfee
6 4 (2.15%) Intel
6 4 (2.15%) SAP
7 3 (1.61%) Cisco
7 3 (1.61%) EMC
8 2 (1.08%) ATG
8 2 (1.08%) hybris
8 2 (1.08%) Demandware
9 1 (0.54%) Perforce
9 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.54%) Agilent
9 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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