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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation
England / South East
Rank 165 177 175
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 78 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 0.99% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.21% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 48
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £284 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £57.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +48.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%

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
6141 7080 7693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.96% 81.27% 79.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4376 4221
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 274 253
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +18 23 £365 -2.66% 8
Hampshire -15 21 £375 +10.70% 9
Oxfordshire -1 8 £413 -17.50% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 7 - - 3
Surrey -3 7 £433 +8.12% 10
West Sussex -7 5 - - 3
East Sussex +5 2 - - 1
Kent +2 2 £450 - 2
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 25 February 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.

1 122 (72.19%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (56.80%) Selenium
3 72 (42.60%) Java
4 63 (37.28%) BDD
5 55 (32.54%) TDD
6 51 (30.18%) WebDriver
7 49 (28.99%) Scrum
8 45 (26.63%) Automated Testing
9 39 (23.08%) C#
9 39 (23.08%) QA
10 36 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (20.71%) Test Scripting
12 34 (20.12%) Python
13 31 (18.34%) Performance Testing
14 30 (17.75%) Cucumber
15 29 (17.16%) Jenkins
16 28 (16.57%) Git (software)
17 27 (15.98%) JSON
17 27 (15.98%) XML
18 26 (15.38%) Test Strategy
19 25 (14.79%) Project Management
19 25 (14.79%) SQL
20 24 (14.20%) RESTful
20 24 (14.20%) Security Testing
21 23 (13.61%) Test Management
21 23 (13.61%) JIRA
21 23 (13.61%) C++
22 21 (12.43%) Ruby
22 21 (12.43%) Manual Testing
22 21 (12.43%) Kanban

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 13 (7.69%) CMS
2 12 (7.10%) Sitecore CMS
3 11 (6.51%) Confluence
4 7 (4.14%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.37%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.78%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.59%) Mule
9 1 (0.59%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.14%) PaaS
3 6 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.96%) SaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.47%) HTTP
2 8 (4.73%) PuTTY
2 8 (4.73%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.18%) ATM
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (7.10%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.73%) Big Data
2 8 (4.73%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (4.73%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (4.73%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (4.73%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (4.14%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.55%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.37%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.37%) MySQL
6 3 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.18%) HeidiSQL
7 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (56.80%) Selenium
2 51 (30.18%) WebDriver
3 30 (17.75%) Cucumber
4 29 (17.16%) Jenkins
5 28 (16.57%) Git (software)
6 23 (13.61%) JIRA
7 19 (11.24%) Gradle
8 16 (9.47%) JMeter
8 16 (9.47%) Maven
8 16 (9.47%) SpecFlow
8 16 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (9.47%) TeamCity
9 14 (8.28%) Ant
9 14 (8.28%) Bitbucket
9 14 (8.28%) SoapUI
10 13 (7.69%) Apache Ivy
10 13 (7.69%) JUnit
11 12 (7.10%) eggPlant
12 11 (6.51%) HP UFT
12 11 (6.51%) NUnit
General
1 14 (8.28%) Finance
2 6 (3.55%) Publishing
3 5 (2.96%) Games
4 3 (1.78%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (24.26%) Analyst
2 40 (23.67%) Developer
3 35 (20.71%) Test Analyst
4 30 (17.75%) Tester
5 26 (15.38%) Test Engineer
6 20 (11.83%) Developer in Test
7 19 (11.24%) Automation Test Analyst
8 14 (8.28%) Test Automation Engineer
9 13 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
10 12 (7.10%) Automation Tester
10 12 (7.10%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 10 (5.92%) Test Manager
12 9 (5.33%) QA Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Java Developer
13 8 (4.73%) QA Engineer
13 8 (4.73%) QA Test Analyst
14 7 (4.14%) Consultant
14 7 (4.14%) QA Automation Analyst
14 7 (4.14%) Quality Engineer
14 7 (4.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.98%) JSON
1 27 (15.98%) XML
2 24 (14.20%) RESTful
3 20 (11.83%) REST
4 19 (11.24%) Web Services
5 16 (9.47%) SOAP
6 15 (8.88%) Gherkin
7 13 (7.69%) .NET
8 9 (5.33%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.73%) HTML
10 6 (3.55%) Node.js
11 5 (2.96%) Spring
12 4 (2.37%) Angular 2
12 4 (2.37%) CSS
13 3 (1.78%) Django
13 3 (1.78%) Middleware
13 3 (1.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 3 (1.78%) Unity DI Container
13 3 (1.78%) Unreal Engine
13 3 (1.78%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.28%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.78%) User Experience
4 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.18%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.06%) Linux
2 11 (6.51%) Windows
3 8 (4.73%) Android
4 7 (4.14%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.14%) Unix
5 3 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (72.19%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (37.28%) BDD
3 55 (32.54%) TDD
4 49 (28.99%) Scrum
5 45 (26.63%) Automated Testing
6 36 (21.30%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (20.71%) Test Scripting
8 31 (18.34%) Performance Testing
9 26 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 25 (14.79%) Project Management
11 24 (14.20%) Security Testing
12 23 (13.61%) Test Management
13 21 (12.43%) Kanban
13 21 (12.43%) Manual Testing
14 20 (11.83%) User Stories
15 19 (11.24%) Continuous Improvement
16 17 (10.06%) Automation Testing
16 17 (10.06%) Integration Testing
16 17 (10.06%) OO
17 16 (9.47%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.60%) Java
2 39 (23.08%) C#
3 34 (20.12%) Python
4 25 (14.79%) SQL
5 23 (13.61%) C++
6 21 (12.43%) Groovy
6 21 (12.43%) Ruby
7 16 (9.47%) Scala
8 11 (6.51%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.33%) F#
10 6 (3.55%) C
10 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.96%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.78%) Perl
12 3 (1.78%) PHP
12 3 (1.78%) VB
13 2 (1.18%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.18%) Tcl
14 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.83%) ISTQB
2 19 (11.24%) ISEB
2 19 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.88%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.55%) Degree
6 5 (2.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (23.08%) QA
2 7 (4.14%) WCAG
3 6 (3.55%) SDET
4 2 (1.18%) WAI
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (5.92%) Docker
2 6 (3.55%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.14%) Ansible
2 6 (3.55%) Puppet
3 5 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.37%) Oozie
5 1 (0.59%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.59%) Kibana
5 1 (0.59%) logstash
5 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (11.24%) HP
2 15 (8.88%) Oracle
3 13 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.10%) Sitecore
4 12 (7.10%) Splunk
5 8 (4.73%) Atlassian
6 7 (4.14%) VMware
7 6 (3.55%) Remedy
8 5 (2.96%) Perforce
9 4 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.37%) Talend
10 3 (1.78%) IBM
11 2 (1.18%) T-Plan
12 1 (0.59%) Alias
12 1 (0.59%) ATG
12 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft
12 1 (0.59%) SAP
12 1 (0.59%) Sonatype
12 1 (0.59%) Sophos
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