The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
Automated Testing
Rank 239 239 248
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 470 468 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.15% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 300 216
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £341 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42497 40723 35069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.35% 74.75% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26510 25396 20908
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1148 1061
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 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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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
England +2 438 £375 +4.16% 230
London -10 215 £450 +12.50% 92
South East -15 81 £375 +4.16% 38
City of London +11 46 £488 +30.00% 33
West Yorkshire +9 42 £300 -3.61% 13
Yorkshire -11 42 £300 - 15
Leeds +14 38 £300 - 12
South West -19 33 £350 +6.06% 16
North West -10 28 £300 -5.36% 34
Hampshire +7 27 £349 +10.86% 7
Berkshire +16 23 £350 -17.64% 11
Bristol -6 17 £363 +3.57% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 16 £340 -2.85% 3
Tyne and Wear +10 16 £340 -2.85% 3
North East 0 16 £340 -2.85% 3
East of England -6 13 £313 -2.34% 13
Surrey -14 13 £380 +5.55% 7
West Midlands -4 12 £275 - 7
South Wales +2 11 £303 -13.57%
Wales -5 11 £303 -13.57% 1
Cardiff +10 10 £303 -24.37%
Reading +14 9 £403 - 5
Cheshire -3 9 £365 +21.66% 15
Lancashire - 8 £299 - 3
Bracknell +6 7 £400 - 3
Scotland -1 7 £325 -11.86% 12
Manchester -14 7 £385 +10.00% 13
Leatherhead - 7 £450 -
West Sussex - 7 £381 - 3
Southampton - 7 £375 - 2

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 553 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 359 (37.36%) Java
3 346 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 261 (27.16%) Scrum
5 253 (26.33%) SQL
6 225 (23.41%) Selenium
7 221 (23.00%) Linux
8 212 (22.06%) TDD
9 199 (20.71%) JavaScript
10 190 (19.77%) C#
11 186 (19.35%) HTML
12 179 (18.63%) .NET
13 172 (17.90%) Git (software)
14 169 (17.59%) Jenkins
15 146 (15.19%) BDD
16 144 (14.98%) QA
17 140 (14.57%) DevOps
18 132 (13.74%) OO
19 128 (13.32%) Finance
19 128 (13.32%) Test Scripting
20 124 (12.90%) Security Cleared
20 124 (12.90%) Web Services
21 120 (12.49%) Test Automation
22 118 (12.28%) Puppet
23 117 (12.17%) SQL Server
24 110 (11.45%) CSS
24 110 (11.45%) Unit Testing
25 109 (11.34%) Microsoft
26 105 (10.93%) Cucumber
27 104 (10.82%) XML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 69 (7.18%) Apache
2 39 (4.06%) Tomcat
3 38 (3.95%) WebSphere
4 31 (3.23%) JBoss
5 29 (3.02%) CMS
6 27 (2.81%) IIS
7 23 (2.39%) Node.js
8 21 (2.19%) SharePoint
9 20 (2.08%) Confluence
10 17 (1.77%) Jetty
11 16 (1.66%) nginx
12 15 (1.56%) OpenStack
13 13 (1.35%) Kentico
14 9 (0.94%) uiautomator
14 9 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.83%) Drupal
16 6 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
16 6 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.71%) MS Office
3 4 (0.42%) MS Project
4 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Mingle
5 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.14%) Magento
2 7 (0.73%) SAP SD
2 7 (0.73%) SAP PP
2 7 (0.73%) Summit
3 3 (0.31%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.31%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.10%) RMDS
5 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.04%) PaaS
2 33 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.87%) SaaS
5 15 (1.56%) Google App Engine
5 15 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.73%) GitHub
8 3 (0.31%) Trello
9 2 (0.21%) IaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Joyent
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) Force.com
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.79%) HTTP
2 38 (3.95%) Internet
3 34 (3.54%) TCP/IP
4 32 (3.33%) FTP
5 31 (3.23%) DNS
6 27 (2.81%) DHCP
6 27 (2.81%) IPsec
7 22 (2.29%) SSL
8 4 (0.42%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.42%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.31%) Firewall
10 2 (0.21%) ATM
10 2 (0.21%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.10%) GSM
11 1 (0.10%) VoIP
11 1 (0.10%) VPN
11 1 (0.10%) 3G
11 1 (0.10%) DVB
11 1 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (12.17%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.80%) MySQL
3 56 (5.83%) MongoDB
4 46 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 37 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 37 (3.85%) NoSQL
6 36 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 31 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (2.39%) DB2
10 18 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.46%) Hadoop
12 14 (1.46%) DbVisualizer
13 11 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (1.04%) OLTP
15 7 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
16 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 225 (23.41%) Selenium
2 172 (17.90%) Git (software)
3 169 (17.59%) Jenkins
4 105 (10.93%) Cucumber
5 85 (8.84%) JIRA
6 83 (8.64%) Subversion
7 71 (7.39%) Maven
8 63 (6.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 56 (5.83%) WebDriver
10 52 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 47 (4.89%) JUnit
12 41 (4.27%) Visual Studio
13 40 (4.16%) NUnit
14 36 (3.75%) PHPUnit
15 34 (3.54%) SpecFlow
16 33 (3.43%) Appium
17 32 (3.33%) SoapUI
18 30 (3.12%) Ant
18 30 (3.12%) Eclipse
18 30 (3.12%) LoadRunner
General
1 128 (13.32%) Finance
2 59 (6.14%) Banking
3 40 (4.16%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.54%) Games
5 27 (2.81%) Retail
6 22 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.08%) Front Office
8 19 (1.98%) Publishing
9 13 (1.35%) Marketing
10 9 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.83%) Back Office
12 6 (0.62%) Legal
13 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.31%) Electronics
14 3 (0.31%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.21%) Automotive
15 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
16 1 (0.10%) Law
16 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 353 (36.73%) Developer
2 144 (14.98%) Analyst
3 128 (13.32%) Test Analyst
4 116 (12.07%) Tester
5 76 (7.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 59 (6.14%) Senior Developer
7 57 (5.93%) Java Developer
8 48 (4.99%) .NET Developer
9 46 (4.79%) Test Engineer
10 36 (3.75%) Android Developer
10 36 (3.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 35 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
12 30 (3.12%) ScrumMaster
13 29 (3.02%) Software Engineer
14 28 (2.91%) Consultant
14 28 (2.91%) Automation Tester
15 22 (2.29%) C# Developer
15 22 (2.29%) QA Analyst
16 21 (2.19%) Agile Test Analyst
17 20 (2.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (19.35%) HTML
2 179 (18.63%) .NET
3 124 (12.90%) Web Services
4 110 (11.45%) CSS
5 104 (10.82%) XML
6 101 (10.51%) HTML5
7 80 (8.32%) RESTful
8 68 (7.08%) jQuery
9 55 (5.72%) SOAP
9 55 (5.72%) JSON
10 52 (5.41%) ASP.NET
10 52 (5.41%) REST
11 49 (5.10%) Spring
12 44 (4.58%) .NET Framework
13 40 (4.16%) WCF
14 36 (3.75%) CSS3
15 35 (3.64%) J2EE
16 31 (3.23%) Hibernate
17 28 (2.91%) Doctrine
18 27 (2.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.16%) Open Source
2 57 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 44 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.77%) User Experience
6 13 (1.35%) Equities
7 11 (1.14%) Social Media
8 10 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.94%) NHS
9 9 (0.94%) Market Risk
10 8 (0.83%) Streaming Media
10 8 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.73%) IPTV
12 6 (0.62%) Derivative
12 6 (0.62%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.52%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.52%) CMDB
13 5 (0.52%) Replication
13 5 (0.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 221 (23.00%) Linux
2 94 (9.78%) UNIX
3 91 (9.47%) Windows
4 71 (7.39%) Android
5 56 (5.83%) Apple iOS
6 52 (5.41%) CentOS
7 28 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (2.81%) Ubuntu
9 17 (1.77%) Mac OS X
9 17 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.42%) Solaris
12 3 (0.31%) VME
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.31%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.21%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 261 (27.16%) Scrum
4 212 (22.06%) TDD
5 146 (15.19%) BDD
6 140 (14.57%) DevOps
7 132 (13.74%) OO
8 128 (13.32%) Test Scripting
9 120 (12.49%) Test Automation
10 110 (11.45%) Unit Testing
11 104 (10.82%) Configuration Management
12 99 (10.30%) Software Engineering
13 89 (9.26%) Manual Testing
14 76 (7.91%) E-Commerce
15 74 (7.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 73 (7.60%) Mentoring
17 69 (7.18%) Software Testing
18 68 (7.08%) Regression Testing
19 65 (6.76%) Test Strategy
20 61 (6.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 359 (37.36%) Java
2 253 (26.33%) SQL
3 199 (20.71%) JavaScript
4 190 (19.77%) C#
5 95 (9.89%) Python
6 83 (8.64%) Ruby
7 73 (7.60%) PHP
8 50 (5.20%) Bash Shell
9 44 (4.58%) PL/SQL
10 43 (4.47%) Perl
11 33 (3.43%) C++
12 25 (2.60%) C
13 19 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.87%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.46%) Objective-C
16 12 (1.25%) VB
17 11 (1.14%) PowerShell
18 9 (0.94%) Scala
19 6 (0.62%) Korn
20 5 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 91 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 74 (7.70%) ISEB
4 71 (7.39%) Degree
5 57 (5.93%) ISTQB
6 32 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PMP
9 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (14.98%) QA
2 7 (0.73%) ISO 14001
2 7 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.52%) COREP
3 5 (0.52%) FINREP
4 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
6 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.10%) GMP
System Software
1 27 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.14%) QEMU
3 11 (1.14%) KVM
4 10 (1.04%) Xen
5 7 (0.73%) Varnish
5 7 (0.73%) Docker
6 4 (0.42%) vCloud
7 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) NDS
8 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 118 (12.28%) Puppet
2 81 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (4.16%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (2.60%) Ansible
5 4 (0.42%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.31%) Control-M
6 3 (0.31%) Nagios
6 3 (0.31%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.21%) Cacti
8 1 (0.10%) Munin
8 1 (0.10%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
8 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.10%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 109 (11.34%) Microsoft
2 102 (10.61%) Oracle
3 61 (6.35%) HP
4 33 (3.43%) Google
5 30 (3.12%) Zend
6 29 (3.02%) VMware
7 27 (2.81%) IBM
8 16 (1.66%) Sybase
9 11 (1.14%) SAP
10 8 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (0.83%) Apigee
11 6 (0.62%) WSO2
11 6 (0.62%) Apple
12 5 (0.52%) Ab Initio
12 5 (0.52%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.42%) Telerik
14 3 (0.31%) ICL
14 3 (0.31%) ION Trading
14 3 (0.31%) Atlassian
14 3 (0.31%) Cadence
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £460 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adroit People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago