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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 150 160 170
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 105 84 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.14% 0.97% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.35% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 69 38
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 - £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.46% -13.33%
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
6780 6205 7123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.42% 71.36% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3796 3467 3403
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 244 320
Average hourly rate £21.50 £31.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.74% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Test Automation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 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
Hampshire +21 46 £315 -8.02% 5
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £410 +17.14% 4
Berkshire -9 14 £375 -4.76% 7
Oxfordshire - 13 £375 - 3
Surrey -14 6 £350 -6.66% 16
Kent - 4 £275 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 3
East Sussex - - - - 2
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 91 (45.73%) .NET
2 86 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (42.71%) C#
3 85 (42.71%) QuickTest Pro
4 80 (40.20%) Oracle
5 77 (38.69%) HP
6 66 (33.17%) ISTQB
7 65 (32.66%) JavaScript
8 64 (32.16%) SQL
9 63 (31.66%) Selenium
10 60 (30.15%) Java
10 60 (30.15%) VB
10 60 (30.15%) ASP.NET
11 59 (29.65%) HTML
12 55 (27.64%) Microsoft
13 53 (26.63%) JSP
13 53 (26.63%) Test Scripting
14 49 (24.62%) Security Cleared
15 48 (24.12%) Knowledge Management
16 47 (23.62%) CRM
17 41 (20.60%) Scrum
17 41 (20.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 40 (20.10%) SC Cleared
18 40 (20.10%) Functional Testing
19 39 (19.60%) Web Services
20 37 (18.59%) QA
21 36 (18.09%) Windows
22 34 (17.09%) Project Management
23 33 (16.58%) TDD
23 33 (16.58%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 7 (3.52%) Confluence
2 6 (3.02%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.01%) Apache
5 3 (1.51%) Node.js
6 2 (1.01%) IIS
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) Mingle
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.01%) Magento
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (3.02%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.50%) GitHub
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.04%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.02%) HTTP
2 8 (4.02%) DNS
2 8 (4.02%) HTTPS
3 7 (3.52%) Internet
4 3 (1.51%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.51%) GSM
4 3 (1.51%) LTE
5 2 (1.01%) UMTS
6 1 (0.50%) NFC
6 1 (0.50%) HSUPA
6 1 (0.50%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.50%) PPP
6 1 (0.50%) CDMA
6 1 (0.50%) GPRS
6 1 (0.50%) H.323
6 1 (0.50%) HSDPA
6 1 (0.50%) TDMA
6 1 (0.50%) Wireless
6 1 (0.50%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.58%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (6.53%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.51%) MySQL
6 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.01%) Hazelcast
7 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.01%) DB2
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 85 (42.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 63 (31.66%) Selenium
3 30 (15.08%) Cucumber
3 30 (15.08%) Jenkins
4 22 (11.06%) JMeter
4 22 (11.06%) JIRA
5 21 (10.55%) JUnit
5 21 (10.55%) WebDriver
6 19 (9.55%) LoadRunner
7 15 (7.54%) SoapUI
8 13 (6.53%) SpecFlow
9 12 (6.03%) Git (software)
10 10 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (5.03%) Maven
11 9 (4.52%) RSpec
12 7 (3.52%) WinRunner
13 6 (3.02%) Zephyr
13 6 (3.02%) Mockito
13 6 (3.02%) TestNG
13 6 (3.02%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (7.04%) Finance
2 10 (5.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.01%) Electronics
4 3 (1.51%) Automotive
4 3 (1.51%) Publishing
5 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.01%) Games
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (24.62%) Test Analyst
1 49 (24.62%) Analyst
2 29 (14.57%) Test Manager
3 26 (13.07%) Developer
3 26 (13.07%) Tester
4 23 (11.56%) Test Leader
5 20 (10.05%) Software Engineer
6 18 (9.05%) Automation Tester
7 16 (8.04%) Test Engineer
8 12 (6.03%) Automation Analyst
9 11 (5.53%) Automation Test Analyst
10 10 (5.03%) Test Specialist
10 10 (5.03%) Java Developer
11 7 (3.52%) QA Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Test Automation Specialist
12 6 (3.02%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Automation Specialist
12 6 (3.02%) Performance Test Analyst
12 6 (3.02%) Performance Analyst
13 5 (2.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (45.73%) .NET
2 60 (30.15%) ASP.NET
3 59 (29.65%) HTML
4 53 (26.63%) JSP
5 39 (19.60%) Web Services
6 16 (8.04%) SOAP
7 12 (6.03%) XML
7 12 (6.03%) Spring
7 12 (6.03%) JSON
8 11 (5.53%) Spring MVC
8 11 (5.53%) RESTful
9 10 (5.03%) OLE
10 8 (4.02%) CSS
11 7 (3.52%) Ajax
11 7 (3.52%) JPA
12 6 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (3.02%) WCF
12 6 (3.02%) Hibernate
13 5 (2.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.52%) Open Source
1 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.52%) User Experience
3 5 (2.51%) Clustering
4 4 (2.01%) GIS
4 4 (2.01%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.01%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.51%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.51%) Linked Data
5 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.01%) Physics
6 2 (1.01%) Handset
7 1 (0.50%) IPTV
7 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.50%) Statistics
7 1 (0.50%) DTV
7 1 (0.50%) Firmware
7 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.09%) Windows
2 23 (11.56%) UNIX
3 21 (10.55%) Linux
4 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (6.03%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.52%) Windows NT
7 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.02%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.51%) AIX
9 4 (2.01%) CentOS
9 4 (2.01%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.51%) Android
10 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (43.22%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (26.63%) Test Scripting
3 48 (24.12%) Knowledge Management
4 47 (23.62%) CRM
5 41 (20.60%) Scrum
6 40 (20.10%) Functional Testing
7 34 (17.09%) Project Management
8 33 (16.58%) TDD
8 33 (16.58%) BDD
9 32 (16.08%) Test Strategy
10 30 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (13.07%) Performance Testing
12 25 (12.56%) Software Engineering
13 22 (11.06%) Regression Testing
13 22 (11.06%) Automated Testing
14 21 (10.55%) Software Testing
14 21 (10.55%) Integration Testing
15 20 (10.05%) MVC
16 15 (7.54%) Automation Testing
17 13 (6.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 85 (42.71%) C#
2 65 (32.66%) JavaScript
3 64 (32.16%) SQL
4 60 (30.15%) Java
4 60 (30.15%) VB
5 20 (10.05%) Python
6 19 (9.55%) VBScript
7 18 (9.05%) Ruby
8 14 (7.04%) C
9 11 (5.53%) Perl
10 10 (5.03%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.52%) Bash Shell
12 8 (4.02%) C++
13 7 (3.52%) VB.NET
14 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.51%) PHP
15 5 (2.51%) Embedded C
16 2 (1.01%) Korn
17 1 (0.50%) XPath
17 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (33.17%) ISTQB
2 49 (24.62%) Security Cleared
3 41 (20.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 40 (20.10%) SC Cleared
5 32 (16.08%) ISEB
6 20 (10.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (8.54%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.52%) Degree
9 6 (3.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.59%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.02%) VirtualBox
2 4 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.51%) Docker
3 3 (1.51%) vCloud
4 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (15.08%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (7.54%) Puppet
2 15 (7.54%) Vagrant
3 8 (4.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (2.51%) WebInspect
4 5 (2.51%) Netcool
4 5 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 80 (40.20%) Oracle
2 77 (38.69%) HP
3 55 (27.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.52%) ESRI
5 6 (3.02%) VMware
6 5 (2.51%) McAfee
6 5 (2.51%) Veritas
6 5 (2.51%) Citrix
7 4 (2.01%) Intel
7 4 (2.01%) SAP
8 3 (1.51%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.51%) Cisco
8 3 (1.51%) EMC
9 2 (1.01%) hybris
9 2 (1.01%) Demandware
9 2 (1.01%) ATG
10 1 (0.50%) Perforce
10 1 (0.50%) Anite
10 1 (0.50%) Cadence
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