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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 183 161 172
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 82 74 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.82% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.12% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 21
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£355 £295 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% -20.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £170.00 £44.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.47% +285.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £170.00 £40.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £170.00 £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
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
7415 6578 5721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.33% 72.71% 71.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4123 3588 2901
Average daily rate £395 £383 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 272 287
Average hourly rate £33.00 £26.50 £26.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 37 £365 +25.86% 4
Berkshire -4 28 £355 +49.47% 9
Surrey -2 9 £378 +27.96% 12
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £350 +6.87% 2
East Sussex -4 2 - - 1
Kent -6 1 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 103 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (48.04%) Java
3 61 (34.08%) Selenium
4 58 (32.40%) Scrum
5 49 (27.37%) Jenkins
6 47 (26.26%) SQL
7 43 (24.02%) Cucumber
8 42 (23.46%) Linux
9 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (20.11%) C#
11 35 (19.55%) Oracle
11 35 (19.55%) Security Cleared
11 35 (19.55%) BDD
12 34 (18.99%) SC Cleared
13 32 (17.88%) QuickTest Pro
13 32 (17.88%) Web Services
13 32 (17.88%) Test Scripting
14 31 (17.32%) Puppet
14 31 (17.32%) Test Strategy
14 31 (17.32%) TDD
15 30 (16.76%) QA
15 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
16 28 (15.64%) ISEB
16 28 (15.64%) JIRA
16 28 (15.64%) Software Testing
16 28 (15.64%) ISTQB
16 28 (15.64%) Vagrant
17 27 (15.08%) WebDriver
17 27 (15.08%) Software Engineering
17 27 (15.08%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (8.94%) WebLogic
2 15 (8.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (6.15%) Confluence
4 8 (4.47%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.23%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.56%) Zope
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.56%) JBoss
7 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (7.82%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.56%) Summit
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon S3
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.91%) AWS CloudFormation
1 7 (3.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.23%) PaaS
3 4 (2.23%) IaaS
3 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.47%) Internet
2 7 (3.91%) SAN
2 7 (3.91%) iSCSI
3 6 (3.35%) FCoE
3 6 (3.35%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (2.79%) GSM
5 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.68%) CDMA
7 2 (1.12%) UMTS
7 2 (1.12%) 4G
7 2 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.12%) 3G
7 2 (1.12%) LTE
8 1 (0.56%) ASN.1
8 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.56%) VoIP
8 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.56%) FTP
8 1 (0.56%) HTTP
8 1 (0.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.79%) Hazelcast
3 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 2 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 61 (34.08%) Selenium
2 49 (27.37%) Jenkins
3 43 (24.02%) Cucumber
4 32 (17.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 28 (15.64%) JIRA
6 27 (15.08%) WebDriver
7 23 (12.85%) JUnit
8 22 (12.29%) Maven
9 20 (11.17%) Subversion
10 17 (9.50%) SoapUI
11 16 (8.94%) RSpec
11 16 (8.94%) JMeter
12 12 (6.70%) Git (software)
13 7 (3.91%) Mockito
13 7 (3.91%) IntelliJ
13 7 (3.91%) Appium
14 6 (3.35%) Zephyr
14 6 (3.35%) SpecFlow
15 5 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (2.79%) Xcode
General
1 12 (6.70%) Finance
2 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.79%) Games
4 3 (1.68%) Banking
4 3 (1.68%) Publishing
4 3 (1.68%) Legal
4 3 (1.68%) Electronics
5 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.12%) Automotive
5 2 (1.12%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (25.70%) Developer
2 44 (24.58%) Analyst
3 40 (22.35%) Test Analyst
4 35 (19.55%) Tester
5 18 (10.06%) Java Developer
5 18 (10.06%) Test Leader
6 16 (8.94%) Automation Tester
7 15 (8.38%) Software Tester
8 14 (7.82%) Test Manager
8 14 (7.82%) Test Engineer
9 12 (6.70%) Software Engineer
10 8 (4.47%) Automation Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (4.47%) QA Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (3.35%) Test Automation Engineer
13 5 (2.79%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) Software Test Analyst
13 5 (2.79%) AWS Developer
14 4 (2.23%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.88%) Web Services
2 25 (13.97%) .NET
3 22 (12.29%) HTML
4 14 (7.82%) SOAP
5 13 (7.26%) CSS
5 13 (7.26%) XML
6 12 (6.70%) JSON
7 11 (6.15%) RESTful
8 10 (5.59%) Spring
8 10 (5.59%) Ajax
8 10 (5.59%) ASP.NET
9 8 (4.47%) JSP
9 8 (4.47%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.91%) Spring MVC
10 7 (3.91%) JPA
11 6 (3.35%) HTML5
12 5 (2.79%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.79%) JTS
12 5 (2.79%) PostGIS
12 5 (2.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.70%) Open Source
2 8 (4.47%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.91%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.79%) Robotics
4 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.79%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.68%) Clustering
5 3 (1.68%) iPad
5 3 (1.68%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.68%) iPhone
6 2 (1.12%) GIS
6 2 (1.12%) Handset
6 2 (1.12%) PDA
7 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.56%) Online Games
7 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 42 (23.46%) Linux
2 23 (12.85%) Windows
3 14 (7.82%) Oracle Linux
4 12 (6.70%) Android
5 10 (5.59%) AIX
5 10 (5.59%) Apple iOS
6 9 (5.03%) UNIX
7 6 (3.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.68%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.40%) Scrum
3 38 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (19.55%) BDD
5 32 (17.88%) Test Scripting
6 31 (17.32%) Test Strategy
6 31 (17.32%) TDD
7 28 (15.64%) Software Testing
8 27 (15.08%) Software Engineering
9 24 (13.41%) Configuration Management
9 24 (13.41%) Performance Testing
10 17 (9.50%) SOA
11 16 (8.94%) Test Management
12 14 (7.82%) User Stories
12 14 (7.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (7.82%) BPEL
13 13 (7.26%) OO
14 12 (6.70%) Automation Testing
15 11 (6.15%) MVC
15 11 (6.15%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (48.04%) Java
2 47 (26.26%) SQL
3 36 (20.11%) C#
4 27 (15.08%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.06%) Ruby
6 15 (8.38%) VB
7 12 (6.70%) Python
7 12 (6.70%) Perl
8 11 (6.15%) C
9 10 (5.59%) VBScript
10 7 (3.91%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.79%) C++
12 4 (2.23%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.68%) PHP
14 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 1 (0.56%) R
15 1 (0.56%) sed
15 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 34 (18.99%) SC Cleared
3 28 (15.64%) ISEB
3 28 (15.64%) ISTQB
4 11 (6.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.59%) Degree
6 8 (4.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.12%) MCTS
8 2 (1.12%) MCITP
8 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.12%) MCSE
8 2 (1.12%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) IIBA
9 1 (0.56%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (16.76%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.56%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (7.82%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.91%) VirtualBox
3 7 (3.91%) Docker
4 5 (2.79%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.68%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.56%) Firmware
7 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (17.32%) Puppet
2 28 (15.64%) Vagrant
3 13 (7.26%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 35 (19.55%) Oracle
2 30 (16.76%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.29%) HP
4 13 (7.26%) VMware
5 10 (5.59%) Veritas
6 5 (2.79%) McAfee
7 4 (2.23%) IBM
8 3 (1.68%) Citrix
9 2 (1.12%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.12%) Nokia
9 2 (1.12%) SAP
9 2 (1.12%) ESRI
9 2 (1.12%) Telerik
10 1 (0.56%) Coverity
10 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day 6 month renewable contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago