The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation
Rank 147 127 199
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +72
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 98 109 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.06% 1.29% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.82% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 23
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£325 £365 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6706 6003 6893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.85% 70.82% 69.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3681 3231 3265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 255 323
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Automation
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +18 63 £325 -13.33% 7
Berkshire -35 15 £308 -18.00% 8
Kent +3 8 £250 -44.44% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £410 +27.13% 11
Surrey -12 4 £275 -21.42% 12
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Test Automation
England

Test Automation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 89 (50.86%) .NET
2 82 (46.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 76 (43.43%) C#
4 74 (42.29%) Oracle
5 68 (38.86%) HP
6 62 (35.43%) ISTQB
7 59 (33.71%) JavaScript
7 59 (33.71%) SQL
8 56 (32.00%) ASP.NET
9 55 (31.43%) VB
10 54 (30.86%) Test Scripting
11 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 49 (28.00%) Security Cleared
13 48 (27.43%) HTML
13 48 (27.43%) JSP
14 44 (25.14%) CRM
14 44 (25.14%) Selenium
15 42 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (22.86%) Knowledge Management
16 40 (22.86%) SC Cleared
17 39 (22.29%) Java
18 38 (21.71%) Scrum
19 37 (21.14%) Test Strategy
20 36 (20.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 35 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
22 32 (18.29%) Windows
22 32 (18.29%) ISEB
23 31 (17.71%) QA
24 30 (17.14%) Jenkins
25 29 (16.57%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 6 (3.43%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (2.29%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.29%) Apache
2 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.71%) Node.js
3 3 (1.71%) Confluence
4 2 (1.14%) IIS
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) Kentico
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) Mingle
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Magento
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.29%) Amazon S3
1 4 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.71%) HTTP
3 9 (5.14%) DNS
4 8 (4.57%) HTTPS
5 6 (3.43%) Internet
6 3 (1.71%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.14%) GSM
7 2 (1.14%) LTE
8 1 (0.57%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.57%) 4G
8 1 (0.57%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.57%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.57%) HSPA
8 1 (0.57%) OFDM
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.57%) NFC
8 1 (0.57%) HSUPA
8 1 (0.57%) TDMA
8 1 (0.57%) HSDPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
2 19 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.57%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.43%) MySQL
5 3 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) Big Data
7 1 (0.57%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) DB2
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 82 (46.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 44 (25.14%) Selenium
3 30 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 27 (15.43%) Cucumber
5 18 (10.29%) SoapUI
6 17 (9.71%) JIRA
6 17 (9.71%) WebDriver
7 16 (9.14%) JUnit
8 14 (8.00%) SpecFlow
9 13 (7.43%) LoadRunner
10 12 (6.86%) JMeter
11 11 (6.29%) Git (software)
11 11 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (5.14%) WinRunner
13 8 (4.57%) Maven
13 8 (4.57%) RSpec
14 7 (4.00%) Ranorex
14 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
15 6 (3.43%) TestDirector
15 6 (3.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (6.29%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.57%) Finance
3 3 (1.71%) Electronics
4 2 (1.14%) Automotive
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.14%) Publishing
4 2 (1.14%) Billing
4 2 (1.14%) Military
4 2 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (27.43%) Analyst
1 48 (27.43%) Test Analyst
2 26 (14.86%) Tester
3 23 (13.14%) Test Manager
4 21 (12.00%) Test Engineer
5 17 (9.71%) Developer
6 16 (9.14%) Automation Tester
7 15 (8.57%) Test Leader
8 13 (7.43%) Software Engineer
9 11 (6.29%) Automation Analyst
10 10 (5.71%) Test Specialist
11 9 (5.14%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (4.57%) Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.00%) Consultant
14 6 (3.43%) Performance Analyst
14 6 (3.43%) Performance Test Analyst
14 6 (3.43%) Test Automation Specialist
14 6 (3.43%) Automation Specialist
14 6 (3.43%) Test Automation Engineer
15 5 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (50.86%) .NET
2 56 (32.00%) ASP.NET
3 48 (27.43%) HTML
3 48 (27.43%) JSP
4 29 (16.57%) Web Services
5 16 (9.14%) SOAP
6 11 (6.29%) JSON
7 9 (5.14%) OLE
8 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (4.00%) XML
9 6 (3.43%) WCF
9 6 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (2.86%) REST
10 5 (2.86%) RESTful
10 5 (2.86%) JPA
10 5 (2.86%) Ajax
10 5 (2.86%) CSS
11 4 (2.29%) JTS
11 4 (2.29%) Spring
11 4 (2.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.00%) Open Source
2 6 (3.43%) Clustering
3 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.71%) Linked Data
4 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.71%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.14%) Handset
6 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.57%) IVR
6 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.57%) GIS
6 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 32 (18.29%) Windows
2 19 (10.86%) Linux
3 18 (10.29%) UNIX
4 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (6.86%) Windows XP
6 8 (4.57%) Windows 2000
6 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.43%) AIX
8 4 (2.29%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.29%) CentOS
8 4 (2.29%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.14%) Android
11 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.86%) Test Scripting
2 44 (25.14%) CRM
3 42 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (22.86%) Knowledge Management
5 38 (21.71%) Scrum
6 37 (21.14%) Test Strategy
7 27 (15.43%) Project Management
8 21 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (11.43%) Performance Testing
10 19 (10.86%) TDD
10 19 (10.86%) BDD
11 18 (10.29%) Functional Testing
12 17 (9.71%) Software Testing
12 17 (9.71%) Automated Testing
13 16 (9.14%) Automation Testing
13 16 (9.14%) Software Engineering
14 14 (8.00%) Integration Testing
14 14 (8.00%) Test Management
15 12 (6.86%) User Stories
16 11 (6.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 76 (43.43%) C#
2 59 (33.71%) JavaScript
2 59 (33.71%) SQL
3 55 (31.43%) VB
4 39 (22.29%) Java
5 19 (10.86%) Ruby
6 18 (10.29%) Python
7 15 (8.57%) VBScript
8 10 (5.71%) C
9 8 (4.57%) VB.NET
9 8 (4.57%) Perl
10 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.43%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.43%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.86%) PHP
12 4 (2.29%) Embedded C
12 4 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.71%) C++
14 2 (1.14%) Korn
15 1 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 62 (35.43%) ISTQB
2 49 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 40 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 36 (20.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 32 (18.29%) ISEB
6 23 (13.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (8.57%) DV Cleared
8 9 (5.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (4.57%) Degree
10 1 (0.57%) MCDST
10 1 (0.57%) CCVP
10 1 (0.57%) CCIE
10 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.71%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.29%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.71%) vCloud
4 1 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (6.86%) Puppet
2 12 (6.86%) Vagrant
3 8 (4.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (3.43%) Netcool
4 6 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 74 (42.29%) Oracle
2 68 (38.86%) HP
3 50 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.57%) VMware
5 7 (4.00%) ESRI
6 6 (3.43%) Veritas
6 6 (3.43%) McAfee
6 6 (3.43%) Citrix
7 3 (1.71%) SAP
7 3 (1.71%) EMC
7 3 (1.71%) Intel
7 3 (1.71%) Cisco
8 2 (1.14%) ATG
8 2 (1.14%) hybris
8 2 (1.14%) Verint
8 2 (1.14%) Demandware
9 1 (0.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.57%) Agilent
9 1 (0.57%) Perforce
9 1 (0.57%) BT
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