The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 140 123 196
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +73
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 102 112 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.33% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.89% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.95% -23.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6670 5926 6810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.63% 70.29% 68.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3663 3146 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 265 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Automation
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +17 69 £325 -17.19% 4
Berkshire -33 14 £341 -9.00% 10
Kent +2 8 £250 -44.44%
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £410 +27.13% 8
Surrey -23 3 £335 -4.28% 19
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 92 (50.83%) .NET
2 85 (46.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 81 (44.75%) C#
4 74 (40.88%) Oracle
5 68 (37.57%) HP
6 63 (34.81%) SQL
7 62 (34.25%) ISTQB
8 61 (33.70%) JavaScript
9 56 (30.94%) ASP.NET
9 56 (30.94%) Test Scripting
10 55 (30.39%) VB
11 52 (28.73%) Microsoft
12 50 (27.62%) Security Cleared
13 48 (26.52%) HTML
13 48 (26.52%) JSP
14 45 (24.86%) CRM
15 44 (24.31%) Selenium
16 43 (23.76%) Scrum
17 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (22.65%) SC Cleared
19 40 (22.10%) Knowledge Management
20 38 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
21 37 (20.44%) Test Strategy
21 37 (20.44%) Java
22 36 (19.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
23 34 (18.78%) ISEB
24 33 (18.23%) Windows
25 31 (17.13%) Jenkins
26 30 (16.57%) QA
27 29 (16.02%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (3.87%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.21%) Apache
2 4 (2.21%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.66%) Node.js
3 3 (1.66%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Kentico
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 13 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (1.10%) Magento
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.21%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.29%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.52%) HTTP
3 9 (4.97%) DNS
4 8 (4.42%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.31%) Internet
6 3 (1.66%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.10%) GSM
7 2 (1.10%) LTE
8 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.55%) 4G
8 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.55%) HSPA
8 1 (0.55%) OFDM
8 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.55%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.55%) HSDPA
8 1 (0.55%) TDMA
8 1 (0.55%) NFC
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.55%) HSUPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.47%) Oracle Reports
2 20 (11.05%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.76%) MySQL
5 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.66%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) DB2
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.55%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 85 (46.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 44 (24.31%) Selenium
3 31 (17.13%) Jenkins
4 28 (15.47%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.94%) JIRA
5 18 (9.94%) SoapUI
6 17 (9.39%) WebDriver
7 16 (8.84%) JUnit
8 15 (8.29%) SpecFlow
9 13 (7.18%) LoadRunner
10 12 (6.63%) JMeter
11 11 (6.08%) Git (software)
11 11 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (5.52%) WinRunner
13 8 (4.42%) Maven
13 8 (4.42%) RSpec
14 7 (3.87%) Ranorex
14 7 (3.87%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.87%) TestDirector
14 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (6.08%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.97%) Finance
3 3 (1.66%) Electronics
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
4 2 (1.10%) Military
4 2 (1.10%) Billing
4 2 (1.10%) Automotive
4 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (28.18%) Analyst
1 51 (28.18%) Test Analyst
2 28 (15.47%) Tester
3 23 (12.71%) Test Manager
3 23 (12.71%) Test Engineer
4 17 (9.39%) Developer
5 16 (8.84%) Automation Tester
6 15 (8.29%) Test Leader
7 13 (7.18%) Software Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Automation Analyst
9 10 (5.52%) Test Specialist
9 10 (5.52%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.97%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (3.87%) Test Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.87%) Consultant
12 6 (3.31%) Performance Test Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) Performance Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) Test Automation Specialist
12 6 (3.31%) Automation Specialist
13 5 (2.76%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (50.83%) .NET
2 56 (30.94%) ASP.NET
3 48 (26.52%) HTML
3 48 (26.52%) JSP
4 29 (16.02%) Web Services
5 17 (9.39%) SOAP
6 11 (6.08%) JSON
7 9 (4.97%) OLE
8 7 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.87%) WCF
8 7 (3.87%) XML
9 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (2.76%) REST
10 5 (2.76%) Gherkin
10 5 (2.76%) RESTful
10 5 (2.76%) JPA
10 5 (2.76%) CSS
11 4 (2.21%) JTS
11 4 (2.21%) Spring MVC
11 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.87%) Open Source
1 7 (3.87%) Clustering
2 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.66%) Linked Data
3 3 (1.66%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.10%) Handset
5 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.55%) IVR
5 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.55%) GIS
5 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.55%) DTV
5 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (18.23%) Windows
2 19 (10.50%) UNIX
3 18 (9.94%) Linux
4 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (7.18%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.97%) Windows 2000
7 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.87%) AIX
9 4 (2.21%) Windows NT
9 4 (2.21%) CentOS
9 4 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.21%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (30.94%) Test Scripting
2 45 (24.86%) CRM
3 43 (23.76%) Scrum
4 42 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (22.10%) Knowledge Management
6 37 (20.44%) Test Strategy
7 27 (14.92%) Project Management
8 23 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (11.60%) Performance Testing
10 20 (11.05%) BDD
11 19 (10.50%) TDD
11 19 (10.50%) Automated Testing
11 19 (10.50%) Software Testing
12 18 (9.94%) Functional Testing
13 16 (8.84%) Software Engineering
13 16 (8.84%) Test Management
13 16 (8.84%) Automation Testing
14 14 (7.73%) Integration Testing
15 13 (7.18%) User Stories
16 11 (6.08%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 81 (44.75%) C#
2 63 (34.81%) SQL
3 61 (33.70%) JavaScript
4 55 (30.39%) VB
5 37 (20.44%) Java
6 20 (11.05%) Python
7 19 (10.50%) Ruby
8 15 (8.29%) VBScript
9 10 (5.52%) C
10 8 (4.42%) VB.NET
11 7 (3.87%) Perl
12 6 (3.31%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.76%) Bash Shell
13 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.21%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.21%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.66%) PHP
15 3 (1.66%) C++
16 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 2.0
16 1 (0.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 62 (34.25%) ISTQB
2 50 (27.62%) Security Cleared
3 41 (22.65%) SC Cleared
4 36 (19.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 34 (18.78%) ISEB
6 23 (12.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (8.29%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (4.97%) Degree
9 1 (0.55%) CCVP
9 1 (0.55%) MCDST
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.57%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.21%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.66%) vCloud
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) Docker
4 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (20.99%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.63%) Vagrant
2 12 (6.63%) Puppet
3 8 (4.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.87%) Netcool
4 7 (3.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 74 (40.88%) Oracle
2 68 (37.57%) HP
3 52 (28.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.42%) VMware
5 7 (3.87%) Citrix
5 7 (3.87%) Veritas
5 7 (3.87%) McAfee
5 7 (3.87%) ESRI
6 3 (1.66%) EMC
6 3 (1.66%) Intel
6 3 (1.66%) Cisco
6 3 (1.66%) SAP
7 2 (1.10%) ATG
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.10%) Verint
7 2 (1.10%) Demandware
8 1 (0.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.55%) Perforce
8 1 (0.55%) BT
8 1 (0.55%) Ab Initio
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