The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 196 215 237
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +22
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 693 592 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.06% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.33% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 411 328
Median daily rate £400 £375 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £343 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £38.25 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £38.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+34.19% +0.64%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Automated Testing
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 660 £400 +6.66% 191
London +20 299 £475 +5.55% 70
South East +23 141 £403 +5.22% 25
West Sussex +22 55 £425 +30.76% 1
City of London +34 50 £500 - 22
Yorkshire +11 45 £388 +29.16% 16
West Midlands +6 43 £450 +50.00% 10
Worthing +5 42 £438 -12.50%
West Yorkshire +21 41 £388 +29.16% 14
North West -17 38 £313 -10.96% 26
Leeds +6 37 £389 +29.58% 11
Hampshire -6 36 £385 +10.24% 6
North East -37 36 £319 -4.85% 5
Tyne and Wear -43 35 £315 -5.97% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -50 34 £319 -4.85% 3
South West -4 31 £338 -3.57% 21
Manchester +4 22 £280 +13.13% 16
Scotland -1 19 £263 -25.00% 6
East Midlands +16 18 £350 +12.00% 10
Oxfordshire +13 17 £450 +12.50%
East of England -1 12 £325 -3.70% 8
Berkshire -22 12 £355 -11.25% 5
Nottinghamshire +9 11 £375 +20.00% 6
Nottingham +8 11 £375 +20.00% 6
Portsmouth - 11 £463 -
Birmingham +1 10 £490 +63.33% 3
Wiltshire -4 10 £300 - 2
Basingstoke -5 10 £313 -27.74%
Wales +24 9 £513 +70.83% 1
South Wales +23 9 £513 +70.83% 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 826 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (39.18%) Java
3 440 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
4 386 (29.83%) Scrum
5 326 (25.19%) TDD
5 326 (25.19%) HTML
6 310 (23.96%) Git (software)
7 295 (22.80%) CSS
8 292 (22.57%) Selenium
9 274 (21.17%) JavaScript
10 264 (20.40%) Jenkins
11 253 (19.55%) QA
12 246 (19.01%) Linux
13 244 (18.86%) SQL
14 240 (18.55%) HTML5
15 230 (17.77%) REST
16 223 (17.23%) C#
17 215 (16.62%) Python
18 214 (16.54%) JIRA
19 209 (16.15%) Ruby
20 198 (15.30%) Finance
21 184 (14.22%) Open Source
22 176 (13.60%) BDD
23 174 (13.45%) Web Services
24 172 (13.29%) JSON
25 169 (13.06%) HTTP
26 168 (12.98%) RESTful
27 165 (12.75%) CSS3
28 163 (12.60%) Scala
29 161 (12.44%) Subversion

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 87 (6.72%) Confluence
2 42 (3.25%) CMS
3 34 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 32 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 29 (2.24%) IIS
6 27 (2.09%) Apache
6 27 (2.09%) WebSphere
7 25 (1.93%) JBoss
8 16 (1.24%) Jetty
9 13 (1.00%) Drupal
9 13 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.93%) nginx
11 9 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.62%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.54%) EPiServer CMS
14 6 (0.46%) SAS
14 6 (0.46%) Tuxedo
15 5 (0.39%) CICS
Applications
1 51 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.31%) MS Office
3 6 (0.46%) HipChat
4 2 (0.15%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.077%) Mingle
5 1 (0.077%) Simulink
5 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.93%) Magento
3 8 (0.62%) Beauchamp
3 8 (0.62%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.54%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.15%) Endur
6 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.077%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.077%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 73 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.09%) GitHub
3 26 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.70%) Google Play
5 15 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.16%) PaaS
6 14 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (1.08%) IaaS
7 13 (1.00%) SaaS
8 11 (0.85%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.85%) Heroku
9 10 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
9 10 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 10 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.70%) Force.com
11 7 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.54%) Veeva
12 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.31%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 169 (13.06%) HTTP
2 37 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.09%) Internet
4 20 (1.55%) FTP
5 17 (1.31%) DHCP
5 17 (1.31%) DNS
5 17 (1.31%) IPsec
6 13 (1.00%) H.323
6 13 (1.00%) Telepresence
7 12 (0.93%) SSL
8 11 (0.85%) DVB
9 9 (0.70%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.62%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.54%) LDAP
12 4 (0.31%) Network Security
13 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.23%) PuTTY
13 3 (0.23%) SSH
13 3 (0.23%) WinSCP
14 2 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.66%) Relational Database
3 86 (6.65%) MySQL
4 63 (4.87%) MongoDB
5 54 (4.17%) Big Data
6 53 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 47 (3.63%) Oracle Database
8 42 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
9 40 (3.09%) Hadoop
9 40 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
10 39 (3.01%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (1.78%) DB2
14 21 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (1.00%) HBase
18 11 (0.85%) Redis
19 10 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 310 (23.96%) Git (software)
2 292 (22.57%) Selenium
3 264 (20.40%) Jenkins
4 214 (16.54%) JIRA
5 161 (12.44%) Subversion
6 150 (11.59%) JUnit
7 123 (9.51%) Cucumber
8 104 (8.04%) WebDriver
9 70 (5.41%) HP UFT
10 67 (5.18%) Maven
11 60 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 49 (3.79%) Gradle
12 49 (3.79%) SpecFlow
13 39 (3.01%) Grunt
14 38 (2.94%) Appium
15 33 (2.55%) Visual Studio
16 30 (2.32%) gulp
17 29 (2.24%) Ant
17 29 (2.24%) TeamCity
18 28 (2.16%) SoapUI
General
1 198 (15.30%) Finance
2 85 (6.57%) Banking
3 43 (3.32%) Games
4 37 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.40%) Retail
6 24 (1.85%) Front Office
7 21 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.47%) Marketing
9 16 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.85%) Publishing
11 10 (0.77%) Back Office
12 9 (0.70%) Electronics
13 7 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.31%) Law
15 3 (0.23%) Advertising
15 3 (0.23%) Legal
15 3 (0.23%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.15%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.077%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 570 (44.05%) Developer
2 154 (11.90%) Tester
3 140 (10.82%) Analyst
4 135 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 129 (9.97%) Test Analyst
6 95 (7.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 93 (7.19%) Test Engineer
8 82 (6.34%) Scala Developer
9 80 (6.18%) Senior Developer
10 69 (5.33%) Automation Tester
11 61 (4.71%) QA Engineer
12 55 (4.25%) C# Developer
13 49 (3.79%) QA Tester
13 49 (3.79%) Test Automation Engineer
14 46 (3.55%) Automation Test Analyst
15 45 (3.48%) Test Manager
16 44 (3.40%) Consultant
17 43 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
18 40 (3.09%) Java Scala Developer
19 38 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (25.19%) HTML
2 295 (22.80%) CSS
3 240 (18.55%) HTML5
4 230 (17.77%) REST
5 174 (13.45%) Web Services
6 172 (13.29%) JSON
7 168 (12.98%) RESTful
8 165 (12.75%) CSS3
9 147 (11.36%) .NET
10 140 (10.82%) Spring
11 126 (9.74%) Ajax
12 124 (9.58%) XML
13 102 (7.88%) AngularJS
14 101 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
15 95 (7.34%) Play Framework
16 90 (6.96%) Django
17 86 (6.65%) Guice
18 72 (5.56%) Node.js
19 67 (5.18%) SOAP
20 66 (5.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.11%) User Experience
2 65 (5.02%) Mobile App
3 47 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.32%) Computer Science
5 39 (3.01%) Data Structures
6 31 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 27 (2.09%) Algorithms
7 27 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.78%) iPad
9 20 (1.55%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.31%) Animation
10 17 (1.31%) Cryptography
11 16 (1.24%) iPhone
12 13 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.00%) Fintech
12 13 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.00%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.00%) STB
13 12 (0.93%) Inversion of Control
13 12 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 246 (19.01%) Linux
2 102 (7.88%) Windows
3 94 (7.26%) Unix
4 83 (6.41%) Android
5 79 (6.11%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.16%) CentOS
7 14 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.77%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.77%) VME
9 7 (0.54%) AIX
10 5 (0.39%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.23%) Solaris
13 1 (0.077%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.077%) Debian
13 1 (0.077%) SUSE
13 1 (0.077%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
3 386 (29.83%) Scrum
4 326 (25.19%) TDD
5 184 (14.22%) Open Source
6 176 (13.60%) BDD
7 151 (11.67%) DevOps
8 141 (10.90%) Configuration Management
9 132 (10.20%) Test Scripting
10 130 (10.05%) Test Automation
11 126 (9.74%) Software Engineering
12 122 (9.43%) Mentoring
13 118 (9.12%) Kanban
14 114 (8.81%) MVC
15 113 (8.73%) Front End Development
15 113 (8.73%) Manual Testing
16 107 (8.27%) OO
17 104 (8.04%) Web Development
18 103 (7.96%) Software Testing
19 98 (7.57%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 507 (39.18%) Java
2 274 (21.17%) JavaScript
3 244 (18.86%) SQL
4 223 (17.23%) C#
5 215 (16.62%) Python
6 209 (16.15%) Ruby
7 163 (12.60%) Scala
8 64 (4.95%) PHP
9 46 (3.55%) C++
10 38 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 32 (2.47%) Perl
12 26 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.78%) C
13 23 (1.78%) Groovy
13 23 (1.78%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.62%) Apex Code
15 19 (1.47%) SOQL
16 17 (1.31%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.24%) VB
18 15 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 91 (7.03%) ISEB
3 81 (6.26%) ISTQB
4 66 (5.10%) Degree
5 63 (4.87%) SC Cleared
6 36 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.93%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.62%) PhD
11 7 (0.54%) CISSP
11 7 (0.54%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.39%) CEH
12 5 (0.39%) CREST Certified
13 4 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.15%) HND
15 2 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (19.55%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.70%) FedRAMP
4 3 (0.23%) SDET
5 2 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.077%) GMP
6 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.077%) SLA
6 1 (0.077%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (4.56%) Docker
2 20 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.62%) HDFS
5 7 (0.54%) Xen
6 6 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.39%) vSphere
8 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.077%) Varnish
9 1 (0.077%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 80 (6.18%) Puppet
2 54 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (3.01%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (2.01%) Ansible
5 10 (0.77%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.62%) Netcool
7 5 (0.39%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.39%) Terraform
8 2 (0.15%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.15%) logstash
8 2 (0.15%) rkt
8 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.15%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.077%) Control-M
9 1 (0.077%) Grafana
9 1 (0.077%) Graphite
9 1 (0.077%) Kibana
9 1 (0.077%) Nagios
9 1 (0.077%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.077%) StatsD
Vendors
1 159 (12.29%) Oracle
2 123 (9.51%) Google
3 115 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 54 (4.17%) HP
5 48 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
6 37 (2.86%) SAP
7 27 (2.09%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.62%) VMware
9 18 (1.39%) IBM
10 17 (1.31%) Talend
11 16 (1.24%) Apple
12 14 (1.08%) New Relic
12 14 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.00%) Adobe
13 13 (1.00%) Sybase
14 10 (0.77%) Mercator
14 10 (0.77%) Siebel
15 9 (0.70%) Facebook
16 7 (0.54%) Concur
16 7 (0.54%) SaltStack
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