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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 168 156 199
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +43
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 95 73 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.86% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.20% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 25
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£355 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £197 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.26% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £33.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +167.85%
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
7191 6084 5762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.11% 71.29% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3269 2871
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 229 355
Average hourly rate £21.58 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +7 41 £345 -8.00% 9
Surrey +16 26 £330 +32.00% 8
Berkshire -26 11 £438 +18.64% 6
Buckinghamshire -15 9 £319 +27.50% 2
Kent - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire -20 2 £510 +56.92%
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (47.98%) Java
3 71 (35.86%) Selenium
4 68 (34.34%) SQL
5 61 (30.81%) Oracle
5 61 (30.81%) C#
6 59 (29.80%) Scrum
7 58 (29.29%) .NET
8 48 (24.24%) HP
8 48 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 48 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (23.74%) BDD
10 46 (23.23%) TDD
11 45 (22.73%) Web Services
12 42 (21.21%) JavaScript
13 41 (20.71%) Jenkins
14 39 (19.70%) HTML
15 37 (18.69%) ISTQB
15 37 (18.69%) Cucumber
16 36 (18.18%) QA
16 36 (18.18%) VB
17 34 (17.17%) Microsoft
17 34 (17.17%) Software Engineering
18 33 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 31 (15.66%) Linux
20 30 (15.15%) ISEB
20 30 (15.15%) SC Cleared
21 29 (14.65%) Performance Testing
21 29 (14.65%) ASP.NET
21 29 (14.65%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (7.58%) WebLogic
2 14 (7.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.04%) Confluence
5 3 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.01%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.51%) Node.js
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (4.04%) Amazon S3
1 8 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.52%) PaaS
3 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.52%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.55%) Internet
2 6 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.52%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.01%) GSM
5 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.51%) UMTS
5 1 (0.51%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) LTE
5 1 (0.51%) H.323
5 1 (0.51%) ASN.1
5 1 (0.51%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.59%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.02%) Hazelcast
5 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) DB2
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 71 (35.86%) Selenium
2 48 (24.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 41 (20.71%) Jenkins
4 37 (18.69%) Cucumber
5 28 (14.14%) JIRA
6 23 (11.62%) JUnit
7 22 (11.11%) JMeter
7 22 (11.11%) Subversion
7 22 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 16 (8.08%) Maven
9 15 (7.58%) SoapUI
10 12 (6.06%) RSpec
11 11 (5.56%) LoadRunner
11 11 (5.56%) SpecFlow
12 9 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (4.04%) Mockito
14 7 (3.54%) Git (software)
14 7 (3.54%) Eclipse
15 6 (3.03%) Zephyr
16 5 (2.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (8.59%) Finance
2 5 (2.53%) Publishing
2 5 (2.53%) Games
3 4 (2.02%) Legal
4 3 (1.52%) Electronics
4 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.01%) Automotive
5 2 (1.01%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (21.21%) Analyst
2 41 (20.71%) Developer
3 38 (19.19%) Test Analyst
4 29 (14.65%) Test Manager
4 29 (14.65%) Tester
5 22 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 20 (10.10%) Software Engineer
7 19 (9.60%) Test Leader
7 19 (9.60%) Automation Tester
8 13 (6.57%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.05%) QA Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
11 7 (3.54%) Software Test Analyst
12 6 (3.03%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (2.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 5 (2.53%) Automation Engineer
14 4 (2.02%) Agile Java Developer
14 4 (2.02%) QA Analyst
14 4 (2.02%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (29.29%) .NET
2 45 (22.73%) Web Services
3 39 (19.70%) HTML
4 29 (14.65%) ASP.NET
5 25 (12.63%) JSP
6 16 (8.08%) SOAP
6 16 (8.08%) Spring
7 15 (7.58%) RESTful
8 13 (6.57%) JSON
8 13 (6.57%) Spring MVC
8 13 (6.57%) CSS
8 13 (6.57%) XML
9 11 (5.56%) Ajax
10 9 (4.55%) JPA
11 8 (4.04%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.04%) Hibernate
12 6 (3.03%) XSLT
12 6 (3.03%) J2EE
12 6 (3.03%) REST
13 5 (2.53%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.06%) Open Source
1 12 (6.06%) Algorithms
2 7 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.54%) Smart Meter
3 6 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.02%) GIS
6 3 (1.52%) Robotics
6 3 (1.52%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.52%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.01%) User Experience
7 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.01%) Physics
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.51%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.66%) Linux
2 25 (12.63%) Windows
3 19 (9.60%) UNIX
4 13 (6.57%) Oracle Linux
5 12 (6.06%) Windows NT
6 5 (2.53%) Android
6 5 (2.53%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.51%) CentOS
9 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (29.80%) Scrum
3 48 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
4 47 (23.74%) BDD
5 46 (23.23%) TDD
6 34 (17.17%) Software Engineering
7 29 (14.65%) Performance Testing
7 29 (14.65%) Test Strategy
8 27 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 25 (12.63%) CRM
9 25 (12.63%) Functional Testing
10 24 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
11 23 (11.62%) Project Management
12 22 (11.11%) MVC
13 21 (10.61%) Automated Testing
14 17 (8.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (8.59%) Automation Testing
15 16 (8.08%) Integration Testing
15 16 (8.08%) SOA
16 15 (7.58%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (47.98%) Java
2 68 (34.34%) SQL
3 61 (30.81%) C#
4 42 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 36 (18.18%) VB
6 19 (9.60%) VBScript
7 16 (8.08%) Python
8 15 (7.58%) Ruby
9 11 (5.56%) C
10 10 (5.05%) Perl
11 8 (4.04%) C++
12 7 (3.54%) Shell Script
13 6 (3.03%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.53%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.52%) PHP
15 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.01%) R
16 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.51%) VBA
17 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 37 (18.69%) ISTQB
2 33 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 30 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 30 (15.15%) ISEB
4 19 (9.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (5.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.03%) Degree
7 4 (2.02%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) IIBA
8 1 (0.51%) CBAP
8 1 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.57%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.04%) VirtualBox
3 7 (3.54%) Docker
4 1 (0.51%) Firmware
4 1 (0.51%) vCloud
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (13.13%) Puppet
2 25 (12.63%) Vagrant
3 14 (7.07%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.53%) WebInspect
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 61 (30.81%) Oracle
2 48 (24.24%) HP
3 34 (17.17%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.54%) ESRI
5 3 (1.52%) SAP
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco
5 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.51%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.51%) EMC
6 1 (0.51%) Intel
6 1 (0.51%) Anite
6 1 (0.51%) VMware
6 1 (0.51%) Cadence
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