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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South East
Rank 166 150 160
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 72 103 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 1.24% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.55% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 59 57
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.68% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +75.43%

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
5834 6635 7239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.97% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3426 3972 3993
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 282 243
Median hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +21 22 £408 +12.41% 9
West Sussex +10 13 £406 +5.51% 2
Surrey +5 12 £408 +1.87% 7
Hampshire -25 9 £325 -6.81% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 6 - - 3
Oxfordshire -7 4 £338 -32.50% 3
Kent +1 2 £450 -
East Sussex +1 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 118 (64.48%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (53.55%) Selenium
3 80 (43.72%) Java
4 59 (32.24%) BDD
5 58 (31.69%) Scrum
6 53 (28.96%) QA
7 51 (27.87%) TDD
8 48 (26.23%) WebDriver
9 47 (25.68%) Automated Testing
10 46 (25.14%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (25.14%) Python
11 44 (24.04%) Performance Testing
12 41 (22.40%) C#
13 37 (20.22%) Jenkins
14 34 (18.58%) Git (software)
15 33 (18.03%) XML
16 32 (17.49%) Security Testing
16 32 (17.49%) JSON
16 32 (17.49%) Continuous Delivery
17 31 (16.94%) Cucumber
18 29 (15.85%) SpecFlow
19 28 (15.30%) Gradle
19 28 (15.30%) RESTful
20 27 (14.75%) Test Scripting
20 27 (14.75%) User Stories
21 26 (14.21%) Scala
22 25 (13.66%) Kanban
23 24 (13.11%) Test Strategy
24 23 (12.57%) Continuous Improvement
24 23 (12.57%) PaaS

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 11 (6.01%) CMS
1 11 (6.01%) Confluence
2 9 (4.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.28%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.09%) JBoss
6 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) Mule
7 1 (0.55%) nginx
7 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.57%) PaaS
2 18 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.19%) SaaS
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.56%) HTTP
2 2 (1.09%) ATM
3 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.55%) Internet
3 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.37%) Big Data
2 8 (4.37%) MySQL
3 6 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.09%) HeidiSQL
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.55%) DB2
7 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (53.55%) Selenium
2 48 (26.23%) WebDriver
3 37 (20.22%) Jenkins
4 34 (18.58%) Git (software)
5 31 (16.94%) Cucumber
6 29 (15.85%) SpecFlow
7 28 (15.30%) Gradle
8 21 (11.48%) TeamCity
9 19 (10.38%) JIRA
9 19 (10.38%) NUnit
10 17 (9.29%) SoapUI
11 16 (8.74%) JUnit
11 16 (8.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (7.65%) Maven
13 13 (7.10%) MSBuild
14 12 (6.56%) JMeter
15 11 (6.01%) Bitbucket
16 10 (5.46%) Ant
16 10 (5.46%) Apache Ivy
17 9 (4.92%) eggPlant
General
1 14 (7.65%) Finance
2 6 (3.28%) Games
3 4 (2.19%) Publishing
4 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (25.14%) Developer
2 40 (21.86%) Analyst
3 33 (18.03%) Test Analyst
4 32 (17.49%) Test Engineer
5 31 (16.94%) Tester
6 22 (12.02%) Automation Test Analyst
7 21 (11.48%) Automation Tester
7 21 (11.48%) Test Automation Engineer
8 17 (9.29%) Developer in Test
9 16 (8.74%) Test Automation Developer
10 13 (7.10%) Build Engineer
11 12 (6.56%) Consultant
11 12 (6.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 10 (5.46%) QA Analyst
12 10 (5.46%) Test Consultant
13 9 (4.92%) Java Developer
13 9 (4.92%) Test Automation Consultant
14 8 (4.37%) QA Engineer
14 8 (4.37%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (4.37%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.03%) XML
2 32 (17.49%) JSON
3 28 (15.30%) RESTful
4 21 (11.48%) Gherkin
5 20 (10.93%) Web Services
6 18 (9.84%) .NET
6 18 (9.84%) AngularJS
7 14 (7.65%) SOAP
8 13 (7.10%) REST
9 12 (6.56%) HTML
10 11 (6.01%) Node.js
11 7 (3.83%) Django
11 7 (3.83%) web2py
12 6 (3.28%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.28%) Angular 2
13 5 (2.73%) CSS
13 5 (2.73%) HTML5
13 5 (2.73%) XSLT
14 4 (2.19%) Spring
15 2 (1.09%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Mobile App
2 12 (6.56%) Visualisation
3 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.19%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (0.55%) AS400
6 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.55%) iPhone
6 1 (0.55%) IVR
6 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.55%) Physics
6 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.65%) Linux
2 8 (4.37%) Android
3 6 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.19%) Unix
5 2 (1.09%) Windows
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (64.48%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (32.24%) BDD
3 58 (31.69%) Scrum
4 51 (27.87%) TDD
5 47 (25.68%) Automated Testing
6 46 (25.14%) Continuous Integration
7 44 (24.04%) Performance Testing
8 32 (17.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 32 (17.49%) Security Testing
9 27 (14.75%) Test Scripting
9 27 (14.75%) User Stories
10 25 (13.66%) Kanban
11 24 (13.11%) Test Strategy
12 23 (12.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (12.02%) Microservices
14 21 (11.48%) Project Management
15 20 (10.93%) Manual Testing
16 18 (9.84%) Integration Testing
16 18 (9.84%) Software Engineering
17 17 (9.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (43.72%) Java
2 46 (25.14%) Python
3 41 (22.40%) C#
4 26 (14.21%) Scala
5 22 (12.02%) Groovy
6 19 (10.38%) C++
7 17 (9.29%) Ruby
8 16 (8.74%) SQL
9 12 (6.56%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.28%) C
10 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.73%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.64%) Perl
12 3 (1.64%) VB
13 2 (1.09%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.09%) Tcl
13 2 (1.09%) VBA
14 1 (0.55%) PHP
14 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.84%) ISTQB
2 15 (8.20%) ISEB
3 8 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) Degree
4 6 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (28.96%) QA
2 9 (4.92%) SDET
3 8 (4.37%) WCAG
4 2 (1.09%) WAI
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 20 (10.93%) Docker
2 2 (1.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.09%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (8.74%) Ansible
2 14 (7.65%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (7.10%) Puppet
4 6 (3.28%) Oozie
5 4 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) Kibana
6 1 (0.55%) logstash
6 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.10%) Perforce
3 12 (6.56%) Atlassian
4 11 (6.01%) HP
5 9 (4.92%) Sitecore
5 9 (4.92%) Splunk
6 8 (4.37%) Oracle
7 4 (2.19%) Talend
8 2 (1.09%) IBM
8 2 (1.09%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.55%) Alias
9 1 (0.55%) ATG
9 1 (0.55%) Avaya
9 1 (0.55%) Google
9 1 (0.55%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.55%) SAP
9 1 (0.55%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.55%) Sophos
9 1 (0.55%) VMware
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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