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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation
Rank 176 163 172
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 85 79 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.85% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.18% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 24
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£355 £313 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £44.09
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 - £40.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 - £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £41.75 £44.09
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -5.30%
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
7474 6710 6001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.93% 71.94% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3749 3133
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 258 261
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.51 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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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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 -5 37 £362 +11.24% 4
Berkshire +17 32 £355 +47.91% 6
Surrey -1 9 £375 +27.11% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £338 +3.05% 4
East Sussex -7 2 - - 1
Kent -4 1 £350 -
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 102 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (43.18%) Java
3 66 (37.50%) Selenium
4 54 (30.68%) Scrum
5 43 (24.43%) Linux
6 42 (23.86%) Jenkins
7 41 (23.30%) Cucumber
8 37 (21.02%) SQL
8 37 (21.02%) TDD
8 37 (21.02%) Software Testing
8 37 (21.02%) BDD
9 36 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (19.89%) Test Scripting
10 35 (19.89%) QA
11 34 (19.32%) ISEB
12 32 (18.18%) C#
12 32 (18.18%) Test Strategy
13 30 (17.05%) WebDriver
13 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
14 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
14 27 (15.34%) Web Services
15 26 (14.77%) QuickTest Pro
15 26 (14.77%) JIRA
16 25 (14.20%) ISTQB
16 25 (14.20%) Windows
17 24 (13.64%) Microsoft
18 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
18 23 (13.07%) Ruby
18 23 (13.07%) Puppet
19 22 (12.50%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (5.68%) Confluence
2 8 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.98%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.70%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) SAS
6 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.57%) Zope
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (6.82%) MS Office
1 12 (6.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (3.98%) Amazon S3
2 7 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
2 7 (3.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 7 (3.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.70%) SaaS
3 3 (1.70%) PaaS
3 3 (1.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.82%) SAN
2 10 (5.68%) iSCSI
3 9 (5.11%) FCoE
3 9 (5.11%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (4.55%) Internet
5 5 (2.84%) GSM
6 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.70%) CDMA
8 2 (1.14%) LTE
8 2 (1.14%) 4G
8 2 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.14%) UMTS
8 2 (1.14%) 3G
9 1 (0.57%) 802.11
9 1 (0.57%) Wireless
9 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.57%) VoIP
9 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.57%) FTP
9 1 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Hazelcast
3 4 (2.27%) DB2
4 3 (1.70%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) MySQL
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 66 (37.50%) Selenium
2 42 (23.86%) Jenkins
3 41 (23.30%) Cucumber
4 30 (17.05%) WebDriver
5 26 (14.77%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (14.77%) JIRA
6 22 (12.50%) JUnit
7 20 (11.36%) Maven
8 18 (10.23%) RSpec
9 17 (9.66%) SoapUI
10 16 (9.09%) Subversion
11 14 (7.95%) JMeter
12 11 (6.25%) Git (software)
13 8 (4.55%) Appium
14 7 (3.98%) eggPlant
14 7 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (3.98%) Mockito
14 7 (3.98%) IntelliJ
15 6 (3.41%) SpecFlow
15 6 (3.41%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (6.25%) Finance
2 9 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.98%) Retail
4 3 (1.70%) Games
4 3 (1.70%) Banking
4 3 (1.70%) Electronics
4 3 (1.70%) Automotive
4 3 (1.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Publishing
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 46 (26.14%) Developer
2 41 (23.30%) Analyst
3 39 (22.16%) Tester
4 37 (21.02%) Test Analyst
5 21 (11.93%) Automation Tester
6 20 (11.36%) Test Engineer
7 15 (8.52%) Test Leader
8 13 (7.39%) Software Tester
8 13 (7.39%) Java Developer
9 12 (6.82%) Test Manager
9 12 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
10 8 (4.55%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (3.98%) QA Engineer
11 7 (3.98%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) AWS Developer
12 5 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.84%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.84%) Senior Test Analyst
13 4 (2.27%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.34%) Web Services
2 21 (11.93%) .NET
3 20 (11.36%) HTML
4 15 (8.52%) XML
5 14 (7.95%) SOAP
5 14 (7.95%) RESTful
6 13 (7.39%) CSS
7 12 (6.82%) JSON
8 10 (5.68%) Ajax
9 9 (5.11%) Spring
10 8 (4.55%) Hibernate
11 7 (3.98%) Spring MVC
11 7 (3.98%) JPA
12 6 (3.41%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.41%) HTML5
13 5 (2.84%) Gherkin
13 5 (2.84%) PostGIS
13 5 (2.84%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.84%) J2EE
13 5 (2.84%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) Open Source
2 10 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.84%) Robotics
4 4 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.70%) iPhone
5 3 (1.70%) GIS
5 3 (1.70%) Clustering
5 3 (1.70%) iPad
5 3 (1.70%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.70%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.14%) Handset
6 2 (1.14%) PDA
7 1 (0.57%) iSeries
7 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.57%) Online Games
7 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.57%) STB
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.43%) Linux
2 25 (14.20%) Windows
3 14 (7.95%) AIX
3 14 (7.95%) UNIX
3 14 (7.95%) Android
4 11 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.14%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (30.68%) Scrum
3 37 (21.02%) TDD
3 37 (21.02%) Software Testing
3 37 (21.02%) BDD
4 36 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (19.89%) Test Scripting
6 32 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 22 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 21 (11.93%) Software Engineering
9 19 (10.80%) OO
10 16 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 16 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (8.52%) Test Management
11 15 (8.52%) Automated Testing
12 14 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (6.25%) Web Development
13 11 (6.25%) Regression Testing
13 11 (6.25%) MVC
14 10 (5.68%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (43.18%) Java
2 37 (21.02%) SQL
3 32 (18.18%) C#
4 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.07%) Ruby
5 17 (9.66%) Perl
6 11 (6.25%) Python
7 10 (5.68%) VBScript
7 10 (5.68%) VB
8 8 (4.55%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.55%) C
9 4 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.27%) PHP
9 4 (2.27%) C++
10 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.57%) R
11 1 (0.57%) sed
11 1 (0.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (19.32%) ISEB
2 30 (17.05%) Security Cleared
3 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
4 25 (14.20%) ISTQB
5 15 (8.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (7.39%) Degree
7 4 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.14%) MCTS
8 2 (1.14%) MCITP
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.14%) MCSE
8 2 (1.14%) MCSA
8 2 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) IIBA
9 1 (0.57%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (19.89%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.57%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.98%) VirtualBox
2 7 (3.98%) Docker
2 7 (3.98%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.84%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.14%) Firmware
5 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (13.07%) Puppet
2 20 (11.36%) Vagrant
3 14 (7.95%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.14%) Netcool
6 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 24 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.93%) Oracle
3 18 (10.23%) HP
3 18 (10.23%) VMware
4 14 (7.95%) Veritas
5 7 (3.98%) IBM
6 5 (2.84%) McAfee
7 3 (1.70%) Citrix
8 2 (1.14%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.14%) Nokia
8 2 (1.14%) SAP
8 2 (1.14%) ESRI
8 2 (1.14%) Telerik
9 1 (0.57%) Google
9 1 (0.57%) Coremetrics
9 1 (0.57%) Coverity
9 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago