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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 148 142 132
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 110 104 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 1.16% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.56% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 52 59
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +21.95%
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
7062 6652 5964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.13% 74.24% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3667 3111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -11 53 £350 +6.87% 9
Berkshire +7 21 £350 +16.66% 6
Buckinghamshire +14 15 £350 -16.16% 1
Surrey +12 13 £400 +19.40% 13
East Sussex - 3 £325 - 2
West Sussex - 2 £275 - 1
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 110 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (48.50%) Selenium
3 63 (31.50%) WebDriver
4 59 (29.50%) C#
5 57 (28.50%) Java
6 55 (27.50%) Test Scripting
7 54 (27.00%) Software Testing
8 49 (24.50%) BDD
9 46 (23.00%) TDD
10 43 (21.50%) Scrum
10 43 (21.50%) Test Strategy
11 41 (20.50%) SQL
12 36 (18.00%) HP UFT
12 36 (18.00%) QA
13 35 (17.50%) Cucumber
14 34 (17.00%) ISEB
15 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
15 33 (16.50%) .NET
15 33 (16.50%) Linux
15 33 (16.50%) Test Management
16 32 (16.00%) ISTQB
17 31 (15.50%) Windows
18 29 (14.50%) HP
19 28 (14.00%) JIRA
19 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
19 28 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
19 28 (14.00%) Jenkins
20 25 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
20 25 (12.50%) JMeter
21 24 (12.00%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (5.50%) Confluence
2 4 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (0.50%) Zope
5 1 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.50%) SAS
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.50%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.50%) SaaS
2 2 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.00%) SAN
2 10 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 9 (4.50%) FCoE
3 9 (4.50%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (4.50%) GSM
4 8 (4.00%) UMTS
4 8 (4.00%) LTE
5 6 (3.00%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.50%) VoLTE
6 5 (2.50%) 4G
6 5 (2.50%) HSDPA
6 5 (2.50%) RNC
6 5 (2.50%) GPRS
6 5 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.50%) 3G
7 4 (2.00%) Internet
7 4 (2.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (1.50%) NAS
8 3 (1.50%) 2G
9 2 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.00%) DB2
4 3 (1.50%) MySQL
4 3 (1.50%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 97 (48.50%) Selenium
2 63 (31.50%) WebDriver
3 36 (18.00%) HP UFT
4 35 (17.50%) Cucumber
5 28 (14.00%) JIRA
5 28 (14.00%) Jenkins
6 25 (12.50%) JMeter
7 21 (10.50%) SoapUI
8 16 (8.00%) Subversion
9 15 (7.50%) Maven
9 15 (7.50%) RSpec
10 11 (5.50%) JUnit
11 9 (4.50%) Eclipse
11 9 (4.50%) NUnit
12 8 (4.00%) TestNG
13 7 (3.50%) Git (software)
13 7 (3.50%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.50%) Appium
14 6 (3.00%) RubyGems
14 6 (3.00%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (11.00%) Finance
2 17 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.50%) Retail
4 5 (2.50%) Electronics
4 5 (2.50%) Automotive
5 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (1.00%) German Language
6 2 (1.00%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 57 (28.50%) Analyst
2 56 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 49 (24.50%) Tester
4 28 (14.00%) Developer
5 25 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 19 (9.50%) Automation Tester
7 17 (8.50%) Team Leader
8 16 (8.00%) Test Manager
8 16 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
9 15 (7.50%) Test Leader
10 14 (7.00%) Automation Engineer
11 13 (6.50%) Software Tester
12 12 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
13 8 (4.00%) Automation Analyst
14 7 (3.50%) Automation Team Leader
14 7 (3.50%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (3.50%) QA Engineer
15 5 (2.50%) Perl Developer
15 5 (2.50%) Technical Tester
15 5 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.50%) .NET
2 20 (10.00%) XML
3 15 (7.50%) SOAP
4 12 (6.00%) Web Services
5 10 (5.00%) HTML
6 7 (3.50%) RESTful
7 6 (3.00%) Gherkin
7 6 (3.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.00%) J2EE
8 4 (2.00%) Flash
9 3 (1.50%) XML Messaging
9 3 (1.50%) CSS
9 3 (1.50%) JSON
9 3 (1.50%) WPF
9 3 (1.50%) HTML5
10 2 (1.00%) Middleware
10 2 (1.00%) WCF
10 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.00%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.50%) GIS
4 3 (1.50%) DTV
4 3 (1.50%) Handset
4 3 (1.50%) Clustering
5 2 (1.00%) STB
5 2 (1.00%) NHS
5 2 (1.00%) PDA
5 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
6 1 (0.50%) Wiki
6 1 (0.50%) Online Games
6 1 (0.50%) iPhone
6 1 (0.50%) iSeries
6 1 (0.50%) iPad
6 1 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.50%) Linux
2 31 (15.50%) Windows
3 20 (10.00%) UNIX
4 16 (8.00%) AIX
5 11 (5.50%) Android
6 8 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.00%) Windows NT
10 3 (1.50%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.00%) Solaris
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.50%) Debian
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 54 (27.00%) Software Testing
4 49 (24.50%) BDD
5 46 (23.00%) TDD
6 43 (21.50%) Scrum
6 43 (21.50%) Test Strategy
7 33 (16.50%) Test Management
8 25 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (9.50%) Performance Testing
10 18 (9.00%) Waterfall
11 17 (8.50%) Load Testing
11 17 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (8.50%) Automated Testing
12 16 (8.00%) OO
12 16 (8.00%) Automation Testing
12 16 (8.00%) Mentoring
13 14 (7.00%) Regression Testing
13 14 (7.00%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (29.50%) C#
2 57 (28.50%) Java
3 41 (20.50%) SQL
4 22 (11.00%) Ruby
5 17 (8.50%) Perl
6 11 (5.50%) VBScript
6 11 (5.50%) VB
7 10 (5.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.00%) Python
9 7 (3.50%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.00%) C
10 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.50%) PHP
12 4 (2.00%) C++
13 3 (1.50%) VBA
14 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.50%) sed
15 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.50%) AWK
Qualifications
1 34 (17.00%) ISEB
2 32 (16.00%) ISTQB
3 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
4 24 (12.00%) SC Cleared
5 22 (11.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (7.00%) Degree
7 4 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.00%) MCTS
8 2 (1.00%) MCITP
8 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.00%) MCSE
8 2 (1.00%) MCSA
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.50%) GCP
2 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.00%) Firmware
4 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.50%) Docker
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.00%) Puppet
3 8 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 6 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.00%) Netcool
6 1 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.50%) HP
3 21 (10.50%) VMware
4 20 (10.00%) Oracle
5 15 (7.50%) Veritas
6 7 (3.50%) IBM
7 6 (3.00%) McAfee
8 4 (2.00%) SAP
8 4 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.50%) Citrix
10 2 (1.00%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.00%) Nokia
10 2 (1.00%) Telerik
11 1 (0.50%) Google
11 1 (0.50%) Coremetrics
11 1 (0.50%) Wall Street Systems
11 1 (0.50%) Coverity
11 1 (0.50%) Cerner
11 1 (0.50%) Business Objects
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