The first table below looks at the demand for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 11 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.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Testing
Rank 212 261 261
Rank change year-on-year
+49 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 526 371 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 0.74% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.02% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 230 226
Average daily rate
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£388 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.01% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Average hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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
England +36 474 £389 +4.50% 167
London +16 229 £428 +0.58% 75
South East -15 78 £380 +16.92% 28
East of England +19 52 £400 +14.28% 16
South West +10 46 £338 -4.25% 9
City of London +9 44 £505 +18.82% 23
Cambridgeshire +24 39 £425 +28.78% 12
Scotland +5 23 £377 +14.24% 9
North West +10 22 £343 +5.38% 17
Yorkshire +2 20 £312 +38.66% 12
Surrey +17 19 £360 -10.00% 4
West Yorkshire +6 17 £326 +44.88% 8
Bristol -5 17 £330 -17.50% 5
South Wales -7 17 £350 -5.40% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 17 £400 +23.07% 3
Wales -10 17 £350 -5.40% 3
Hampshire -15 17 £438 +24.11% 5
Berkshire -28 17 £375 +7.14% 3
North East - 17 £360 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 16 £360 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £360 - 2
Somerset - 15 £350 - 2
Leeds 0 14 £312 +38.66% 6
Milton Keynes +7 13 £400 +18.51% 2
Taunton - 12 £338 -
Cardiff -4 11 £370 - 3
Cambridge +3 10 £425 +41.66% 12
Manchester +4 9 £338 +3.84% 12
Southampton +2 9 £413 +16.19% 2
Edinburgh -10 9 £240 -31.42% 5

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing.

1 344 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (29.35%) TDD
3 286 (28.74%) SQL
4 276 (27.74%) Scrum
5 267 (26.83%) Selenium
6 259 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
7 257 (25.83%) Java
8 244 (24.52%) .NET
9 242 (24.32%) QA
10 228 (22.91%) BDD
11 206 (20.70%) C#
12 184 (18.49%) Test Scripting
13 173 (17.39%) JavaScript
14 168 (16.88%) Test Automation
15 161 (16.18%) Software Testing
16 158 (15.88%) Team Foundation Server
17 156 (15.68%) Microsoft
18 149 (14.97%) Visual Studio
19 140 (14.07%) Finance
20 133 (13.37%) XML
20 133 (13.37%) Cucumber
21 131 (13.17%) Configuration Management
22 130 (13.07%) ISEB
23 129 (12.96%) HTML
24 124 (12.46%) SQL Server
25 123 (12.36%) Web Services
25 123 (12.36%) WebDriver
26 121 (12.16%) Git (software)
27 116 (11.66%) Automation Testing
28 114 (11.46%) Windows

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Automated Testing 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 Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 55 (5.53%) Node.js
2 32 (3.22%) WebSphere
3 28 (2.81%) CMS
3 28 (2.81%) Drupal
4 26 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 25 (2.51%) Apache
6 22 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (1.51%) nginx
9 14 (1.41%) MQSeries
10 13 (1.31%) Tomcat
10 13 (1.31%) IIS
10 13 (1.31%) Apache Solr
11 12 (1.21%) Jetty
12 8 (0.80%) Confluence
12 8 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.70%) Content Management Server
14 6 (0.60%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.50%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.50%) Alfresco
Applications
1 44 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.31%) MS Office
3 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.20%) Mingle
6 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.70%) RMDS
3 6 (0.60%) Summit
3 6 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.50%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.30%) Magento
5 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.20%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.10%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
2 20 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.21%) Office 365
4 11 (1.11%) Google App Engine
5 10 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.01%) Joyent
6 7 (0.70%) PaaS
7 6 (0.60%) SaaS
8 5 (0.50%) IaaS
9 4 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (0.30%) Heroku
10 3 (0.30%) GitHub
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.10%) Trello
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.52%) HTTP
2 34 (3.42%) Internet
3 17 (1.71%) SSL
4 16 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.11%) FTP
6 9 (0.90%) DNS
7 8 (0.80%) IPsec
7 8 (0.80%) DHCP
8 6 (0.60%) Broadband
9 4 (0.40%) VPN
9 4 (0.40%) Firewall
9 4 (0.40%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (0.20%) MVNO
10 2 (0.20%) TETRA
10 2 (0.20%) VoIP
10 2 (0.20%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.20%) GSM
10 2 (0.20%) PBX
11 1 (0.10%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 43 (4.32%) SSDT
4 40 (4.02%) MySQL
5 39 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.52%) MongoDB
7 34 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (2.01%) Redis
11 19 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.81%) DB2
12 18 (1.81%) NoSQL
13 17 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 14 (1.41%) Big Data
15 13 (1.31%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.11%) Hadoop
17 10 (1.01%) DbVisualizer
18 9 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 8 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 267 (26.83%) Selenium
2 158 (15.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 149 (14.97%) Visual Studio
4 133 (13.37%) Cucumber
5 123 (12.36%) WebDriver
6 121 (12.16%) Git (software)
7 104 (10.45%) Maven
8 93 (9.35%) QuickTest Pro
9 90 (9.05%) Jenkins
10 81 (8.14%) JIRA
11 73 (7.34%) Subversion
12 67 (6.73%) TeamCity
13 61 (6.13%) JUnit
14 45 (4.52%) Gradle
15 44 (4.42%) MSBuild
16 43 (4.32%) NuGet
16 43 (4.32%) FitNesse
17 40 (4.02%) Artifactory
17 40 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
18 39 (3.92%) SoapUI
General
1 140 (14.07%) Finance
2 61 (6.13%) Banking
3 34 (3.42%) Retail
4 28 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.81%) Games
5 26 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 20 (2.01%) Back Office
7 17 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.51%) Front Office
8 15 (1.51%) Publishing
9 8 (0.80%) Electronics
9 8 (0.80%) Advertising
10 6 (0.60%) Legal
10 6 (0.60%) Marketing
11 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Law
12 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 284 (28.54%) Developer
2 217 (21.81%) Analyst
3 196 (19.70%) Test Analyst
4 178 (17.89%) Tester
5 74 (7.44%) Test Engineer
6 50 (5.03%) QA Analyst
7 47 (4.72%) Java Developer
8 44 (4.42%) Automation Tester
9 43 (4.32%) Software Engineer
10 40 (4.02%) Test Leader
11 37 (3.72%) Test Manager
11 37 (3.72%) Consultant
12 35 (3.52%) .NET Developer
13 34 (3.42%) Release Engineer
13 34 (3.42%) Build Engineer
13 34 (3.42%) Build and Release Engineer
14 33 (3.32%) Senior Developer
15 30 (3.02%) QA Tester
16 27 (2.71%) QA Engineer
16 27 (2.71%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (24.52%) .NET
2 133 (13.37%) XML
3 129 (12.96%) HTML
4 123 (12.36%) Web Services
5 93 (9.35%) .NET Framework
6 92 (9.25%) CSS
7 77 (7.74%) HTML5
8 62 (6.23%) REST
8 62 (6.23%) SOAP
9 58 (5.83%) WCF
10 54 (5.43%) ASP.NET
11 50 (5.03%) AngularJS
12 48 (4.82%) jQuery
13 45 (4.52%) CSS3
14 43 (4.32%) J2EE
15 40 (4.02%) JSON
16 37 (3.72%) Spring
16 37 (3.72%) Backbone.js
17 33 (3.32%) ASP.NET MVC
18 30 (3.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.14%) Open Source
2 43 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 31 (3.12%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.71%) Wiki
5 24 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 21 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.61%) Social Media
9 12 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (1.21%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.11%) N-Tier
11 10 (1.01%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.90%) Derivative
12 9 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
12 9 (0.90%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.90%) Market Risk
13 8 (0.80%) Equities
14 7 (0.70%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.70%) STB
14 7 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 114 (11.46%) Windows
2 89 (8.94%) Linux
3 86 (8.64%) UNIX
4 49 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (4.02%) Android
6 37 (3.72%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.90%) CentOS
8 7 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.40%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.30%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.10%) AIX
13 1 (0.10%) Solaris
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) Debian
13 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (29.35%) TDD
3 276 (27.74%) Scrum
4 259 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
5 228 (22.91%) BDD
6 184 (18.49%) Test Scripting
7 168 (16.88%) Test Automation
8 161 (16.18%) Software Testing
9 131 (13.17%) Configuration Management
10 116 (11.66%) Automation Testing
11 106 (10.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 88 (8.84%) E-Commerce
13 80 (8.04%) OO
14 73 (7.34%) Unit Testing
15 69 (6.93%) Software Engineering
16 68 (6.83%) Release Management
16 68 (6.83%) Test Strategy
17 67 (6.73%) Performance Testing
18 66 (6.63%) Test Management
19 61 (6.13%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 286 (28.74%) SQL
2 257 (25.83%) Java
3 206 (20.70%) C#
4 173 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 70 (7.04%) Ruby
6 64 (6.43%) PHP
7 43 (4.32%) Python
8 26 (2.61%) T-SQL
9 24 (2.41%) C++
10 23 (2.31%) Shell Script
11 22 (2.21%) C
12 21 (2.11%) VB
13 19 (1.91%) Perl
13 19 (1.91%) Groovy
14 14 (1.41%) Scala
15 12 (1.21%) PHP5
16 10 (1.01%) XPath
16 10 (1.01%) VBScript
17 9 (0.90%) XQuery
18 7 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 130 (13.07%) ISEB
2 95 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 85 (8.54%) ISTQB
4 69 (6.93%) SC Cleared
5 65 (6.53%) Degree
6 8 (0.80%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.20%) MCSD
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.10%) PMP
10 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.10%) CISA
10 1 (0.10%) GIAC
10 1 (0.10%) CEH
10 1 (0.10%) CISSP
10 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (24.32%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
2 6 (0.60%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.30%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.30%) EMIR
3 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.20%) Basel III
5 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.01%) Varnish
3 7 (0.70%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.50%) Xen
5 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) HDFS
7 1 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.10%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 80 (8.04%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (3.12%) Puppet
3 23 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (1.61%) SCCM
5 6 (0.60%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.40%) Ansible
7 2 (0.20%) MOM
7 2 (0.20%) Nessus
8 1 (0.10%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.10%) Control-M
8 1 (0.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.10%) Ambari
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
8 1 (0.10%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.10%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 156 (15.68%) Microsoft
2 99 (9.95%) Oracle
3 66 (6.63%) HP
4 42 (4.22%) Red Gate
5 20 (2.01%) IBM
6 18 (1.81%) Google
7 15 (1.51%) SAP
7 15 (1.51%) hybris
8 14 (1.41%) VMware
9 12 (1.21%) Zend
10 11 (1.11%) ATG
11 10 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.01%) Rackspace
12 9 (0.90%) JBoss
13 8 (0.80%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.60%) 29West
14 6 (0.60%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.60%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.60%) Perforce
14 6 (0.60%) Telerik
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