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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 166 159 187
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 89 74 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.88% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.22% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 31 20
Average daily rate
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£339 £306 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £351 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £101.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +104.22%
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
6951 6060 5428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.96% 72.15% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3847 3182 2680
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 257 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
Hampshire +9 40 £335 -4.28% 6
Surrey 0 20 £335 +13.55% 11
Berkshire -12 15 £406 +56.25% 13
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £313 +4.16%
Kent -8 3 £363 +3.57% 1
Oxfordshire -21 1 - - 3
East Sussex - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 107 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (46.84%) Java
3 70 (36.84%) Selenium
4 58 (30.53%) SQL
5 57 (30.00%) Scrum
6 52 (27.37%) Oracle
7 50 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (23.68%) C#
9 44 (23.16%) BDD
10 43 (22.63%) Jenkins
10 43 (22.63%) Linux
10 43 (22.63%) TDD
11 40 (21.05%) Web Services
12 38 (20.00%) .NET
12 38 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
13 37 (19.47%) HP
14 35 (18.42%) JavaScript
15 34 (17.89%) Security Cleared
16 33 (17.37%) Cucumber
17 31 (16.32%) HTML
17 31 (16.32%) Software Engineering
17 31 (16.32%) SC Cleared
18 29 (15.26%) QA
18 29 (15.26%) Performance Testing
18 29 (15.26%) ISTQB
19 27 (14.21%) JIRA
19 27 (14.21%) Windows
19 27 (14.21%) ISEB
20 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
20 26 (13.68%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 15 (7.89%) WebLogic
2 14 (7.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.16%) Confluence
5 4 (2.11%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) IIS
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Summit
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (4.74%) Amazon S3
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.11%) IaaS
3 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.11%) PaaS
4 3 (1.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.26%) Internet
2 7 (3.68%) SAN
3 6 (3.16%) FCoE
3 6 (3.16%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (3.16%) iSCSI
4 4 (2.11%) GSM
5 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.58%) CDMA
6 1 (0.53%) H.323
6 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.53%) DNS
6 1 (0.53%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.53%) UMTS
6 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.53%) ASN.1
6 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (4.74%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.16%) Hazelcast
4 4 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.58%) MySQL
6 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.53%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 70 (36.84%) Selenium
2 43 (22.63%) Jenkins
3 38 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 33 (17.37%) Cucumber
5 27 (14.21%) JIRA
6 21 (11.05%) Subversion
7 20 (10.53%) JUnit
8 19 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 18 (9.47%) JMeter
10 15 (7.89%) Maven
11 11 (5.79%) RSpec
12 10 (5.26%) LoadRunner
13 9 (4.74%) Mockito
14 8 (4.21%) SoapUI
14 8 (4.21%) Git (software)
15 6 (3.16%) SpecFlow
15 6 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (3.16%) Eclipse
16 5 (2.63%) IntelliJ
16 5 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 20 (10.53%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.16%) Games
4 5 (2.63%) Publishing
5 4 (2.11%) Legal
6 3 (1.58%) Electronics
6 3 (1.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (25.26%) Developer
2 37 (19.47%) Analyst
3 33 (17.37%) Test Analyst
4 26 (13.68%) Test Manager
4 26 (13.68%) Tester
5 23 (12.11%) Java Developer
6 17 (8.95%) Software Engineer
6 17 (8.95%) Automation Tester
7 15 (7.89%) Test Leader
8 10 (5.26%) QA Engineer
9 8 (4.21%) Automation Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (3.16%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (3.16%) Software Tester
12 5 (2.63%) QA Analyst
12 5 (2.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 5 (2.63%) Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.11%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.05%) Web Services
2 38 (20.00%) .NET
3 31 (16.32%) HTML
4 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 17 (8.95%) Spring
6 16 (8.42%) JSP
7 15 (7.89%) XML
7 15 (7.89%) RESTful
8 14 (7.37%) CSS
8 14 (7.37%) Spring MVC
9 12 (6.32%) JSON
9 12 (6.32%) Ajax
10 11 (5.79%) SOAP
11 9 (4.74%) Hibernate
11 9 (4.74%) JPA
12 7 (3.68%) .NET Framework
13 6 (3.16%) PostGIS
13 6 (3.16%) XSLT
13 6 (3.16%) J2EE
13 6 (3.16%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Open Source
2 8 (4.21%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.68%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.68%) Smart Meter
3 7 (3.68%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.63%) Robotics
5 5 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.58%) GIS
6 3 (1.58%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.58%) iPad
6 3 (1.58%) iPhone
6 3 (1.58%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.58%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
7 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.05%) Physics
8 1 (0.53%) DTV
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.63%) Linux
2 27 (14.21%) Windows
3 18 (9.47%) UNIX
4 13 (6.84%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (4.74%) Windows NT
5 9 (4.74%) Android
5 9 (4.74%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.68%) AIX
7 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.53%) Debian
9 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (56.32%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (30.00%) Scrum
3 50 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (23.16%) BDD
5 43 (22.63%) TDD
6 31 (16.32%) Software Engineering
7 29 (15.26%) Performance Testing
8 26 (13.68%) Test Strategy
9 23 (12.11%) Test Scripting
10 21 (11.05%) Software Testing
10 21 (11.05%) MVC
11 18 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (8.95%) Knowledge Management
12 17 (8.95%) Project Management
12 17 (8.95%) Test Management
12 17 (8.95%) Functional Testing
13 16 (8.42%) SOA
13 16 (8.42%) Configuration Management
13 16 (8.42%) Automated Testing
14 15 (7.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 89 (46.84%) Java
2 58 (30.53%) SQL
3 45 (23.68%) C#
4 35 (18.42%) JavaScript
5 24 (12.63%) VB
6 17 (8.95%) Python
6 17 (8.95%) VBScript
7 16 (8.42%) Perl
8 14 (7.37%) C
9 11 (5.79%) Shell Script
10 10 (5.26%) C++
11 9 (4.74%) Ruby
12 6 (3.16%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.11%) PHP
14 2 (1.05%) R
14 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.32%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.26%) ISTQB
4 27 (14.21%) ISEB
5 15 (7.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 10 (5.26%) Degree
7 9 (4.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.53%) HND
10 1 (0.53%) IIBA
10 1 (0.53%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.26%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.84%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (4.74%) VirtualBox
2 9 (4.74%) Docker
3 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (13.16%) Puppet
2 24 (12.63%) Vagrant
3 13 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.11%) WebInspect
5 2 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.53%) Netcool
6 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 52 (27.37%) Oracle
2 37 (19.47%) HP
3 26 (13.68%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.68%) Veritas
4 7 (3.68%) VMware
5 4 (2.11%) IBM
6 3 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.58%) SAP
6 3 (1.58%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.05%) McAfee
7 2 (1.05%) ESRI
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco
8 1 (0.53%) Intel
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) Anite
8 1 (0.53%) Cadence
8 1 (0.53%) Appcelerator
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