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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK
Rank 169 198 217
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +19
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 668 618 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.22% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.49% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 423 374
Median daily rate £417 £393 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% -5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £116.25 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £46.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.10% +54.16%

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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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 +28 617 £425 +6.78% 202
London -15 228 £475 +5.55% 58
South East +36 93 £425 +14.86% 36
North East +9 54 £340 -24.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 50 £340 -24.44%
Tyne and Wear -1 50 £340 -24.44%
North West +10 48 £400 +29.03% 18
City of London +7 47 £475 +5.55% 9
Yorkshire +20 46 £395 +6.75% 37
South West -7 40 £375 +7.14% 13
West Yorkshire +21 35 £400 +8.10% 28
Leeds +10 33 £450 +21.62% 23
East of England +10 32 £410 +49.09% 19
East Midlands +27 30 £438 -2.77% 7
West Midlands +9 27 £405 +30.64% 14
Manchester +8 27 £400 +33.33% 16
West Sussex +21 23 £488 +42.03% 1
Scotland +18 22 £379 +18.35% 1
Essex +21 21 £363 -9.37% 1
Berkshire +6 21 £450 +16.73% 5
Oxfordshire +11 19 £438 -12.50% 6
Wales +20 16 £350 +9.80% 2
Somerset +11 15 £338 -10.00% 4
Worthing - 15 £507 -
Cheshire +27 14 £388 +25.00% 1
Hampshire +5 13 £350 -5.40% 10
Shropshire - 13 £463 - 1
Northamptonshire -6 12 £414 -
Bristol +4 11 £375 +10.29% 6
South Yorkshire - 11 £340 - 4

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 1010 (72.35%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (45.49%) Java
3 524 (37.54%) Scrum
4 476 (34.10%) Selenium
5 424 (30.37%) Continuous Integration
6 418 (29.94%) TDD
7 368 (26.36%) Jenkins
8 349 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 339 (24.28%) QA
10 318 (22.78%) Git (software)
11 308 (22.06%) HTML
12 298 (21.35%) SQL
13 288 (20.63%) JIRA
14 283 (20.27%) Cucumber
15 271 (19.41%) C#
16 257 (18.41%) CSS
17 251 (17.98%) BDD
18 241 (17.26%) Python
19 237 (16.98%) Linux
20 236 (16.91%) Web Services
21 227 (16.26%) Ruby
22 221 (15.83%) Test Automation
23 217 (15.54%) DevOps
24 215 (15.40%) JSON
25 214 (15.33%) Test Scripting
26 201 (14.40%) Kanban
27 197 (14.11%) Scala
28 189 (13.54%) .NET
29 184 (13.18%) Manual Testing
30 183 (13.11%) WebDriver

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
1 114 (8.17%) Confluence
2 39 (2.79%) WebLogic
3 38 (2.72%) Apache Spark
4 37 (2.65%) nginx
5 34 (2.44%) CMS
6 31 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.86%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.72%) IIS
9 21 (1.50%) JBoss
10 18 (1.29%) NServiceBus
11 17 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
12 16 (1.15%) Apache
12 16 (1.15%) SharePoint
13 15 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 12 (0.86%) Jetty
14 12 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
15 8 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
16 7 (0.50%) Apache Qpid
16 7 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
16 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.93%) MS Office
3 6 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.36%) PaintShop Pro
4 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.072%) HipChat
5 1 (0.072%) Mingle
5 1 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.50%) Magento
4 6 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.072%) Maximo
7 1 (0.072%) RMDS
7 1 (0.072%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 129 (9.24%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.30%) GitHub
4 26 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (1.79%) PaaS
6 24 (1.72%) SaaS
7 16 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.07%) IaaS
9 13 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.79%) Google Analytics
11 9 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.43%) Office 365
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
13 5 (0.36%) Google App Engine
13 5 (0.36%) Heroku
13 5 (0.36%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (8.52%) HTTP
2 43 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.29%) Internet
4 18 (1.29%) LDAP
5 14 (1.00%) SSL
6 10 (0.72%) DNS
7 9 (0.64%) Firewall
7 9 (0.64%) Network Security
7 9 (0.64%) RTSP
8 8 (0.57%) DHCP
8 8 (0.57%) DVB
8 8 (0.57%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.50%) AMQP
9 7 (0.50%) RTP
9 7 (0.50%) VoIP
9 7 (0.50%) VPN
10 6 (0.43%) Skype
11 5 (0.36%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.36%) FTP
11 5 (0.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 93 (6.66%) NoSQL
4 81 (5.80%) MongoDB
5 78 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
6 52 (3.72%) Big Data
7 40 (2.87%) Hadoop
8 38 (2.72%) MySQL
9 31 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.93%) DB2
11 24 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 21 (1.50%) Redis
13 20 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.15%) Apache Hive
15 14 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.72%) CouchDB
18 9 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 476 (34.10%) Selenium
2 368 (26.36%) Jenkins
3 318 (22.78%) Git (software)
4 288 (20.63%) JIRA
5 283 (20.27%) Cucumber
6 183 (13.11%) WebDriver
7 178 (12.75%) JUnit
8 112 (8.02%) Subversion
9 109 (7.81%) Maven
10 106 (7.59%) SoapUI
11 84 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
12 71 (5.09%) RSpec
13 59 (4.23%) Ant
14 56 (4.01%) Gradle
15 51 (3.65%) JBehave
15 51 (3.65%) JMeter
16 50 (3.58%) Travis CI
17 46 (3.30%) Visual Studio
18 45 (3.22%) SpecFlow
19 41 (2.94%) HP UFT
General
1 167 (11.96%) Finance
2 98 (7.02%) Banking
3 66 (4.73%) Retail
4 61 (4.37%) Games
5 48 (3.44%) Marketing
6 34 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.43%) Publishing
8 12 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.86%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.79%) Back Office
10 10 (0.72%) Front Office
11 6 (0.43%) Advertising
11 6 (0.43%) Electronics
11 6 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.21%) Automotive
13 3 (0.21%) Danish Language
13 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.21%) Legal
13 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 582 (41.69%) Developer
2 217 (15.54%) Tester
3 203 (14.54%) Java Developer
4 134 (9.60%) Analyst
5 131 (9.38%) Test Engineer
6 127 (9.10%) Automation Tester
7 120 (8.60%) Test Analyst
8 92 (6.59%) QA Engineer
9 70 (5.01%) Senior Developer
10 65 (4.66%) QA Test Engineer
11 59 (4.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 53 (3.80%) C# Developer
13 51 (3.65%) .NET Developer
13 51 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
14 46 (3.30%) Scala Developer
15 45 (3.22%) Full Stack Developer
15 45 (3.22%) Test Leader
16 43 (3.08%) Test Automation Engineer
17 42 (3.01%) Architect
17 42 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (22.06%) HTML
2 257 (18.41%) CSS
3 236 (16.91%) Web Services
4 215 (15.40%) JSON
5 189 (13.54%) .NET
6 181 (12.97%) XML
7 180 (12.89%) HTML5
8 166 (11.89%) RESTful
9 162 (11.60%) REST
10 160 (11.46%) Spring
11 150 (10.74%) AngularJS
12 117 (8.38%) Gherkin
13 106 (7.59%) Node.js
14 101 (7.23%) CSS3
15 94 (6.73%) jQuery
16 78 (5.59%) SOAP
17 74 (5.30%) Play Framework
18 71 (5.09%) Ruby on Rails
19 70 (5.01%) .NET Framework
20 67 (4.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.73%) Mobile App
3 53 (3.80%) User Experience
4 51 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 33 (2.36%) Algorithms
6 32 (2.29%) Virtual Team
7 26 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.43%) MPEG
9 19 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.29%) Fintech
11 16 (1.15%) iPhone
11 16 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.15%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.93%) iPad
13 11 (0.79%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.79%) Smartphone
14 9 (0.64%) Equities
14 9 (0.64%) STB
15 8 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
16 7 (0.50%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 237 (16.98%) Linux
2 113 (8.09%) Unix
3 105 (7.52%) Windows
4 78 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 70 (5.01%) Android
6 26 (1.86%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.58%) CentOS
8 16 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.64%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.21%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.14%) MVS
11 2 (0.14%) VME
12 1 (0.072%) Solaris
12 1 (0.072%) VMS
12 1 (0.072%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.072%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1010 (72.35%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (37.54%) Scrum
3 424 (30.37%) Continuous Integration
4 418 (29.94%) TDD
5 251 (17.98%) BDD
6 221 (15.83%) Test Automation
7 217 (15.54%) DevOps
8 214 (15.33%) Test Scripting
9 201 (14.40%) Kanban
10 184 (13.18%) Manual Testing
11 179 (12.82%) Software Engineering
12 168 (12.03%) Open Source
13 151 (10.82%) Unit Testing
14 136 (9.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 133 (9.53%) Pair Programming
16 130 (9.31%) Automation Testing
17 129 (9.24%) MVC
18 128 (9.17%) User Stories
19 118 (8.45%) OO
20 106 (7.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 635 (45.49%) Java
2 349 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 298 (21.35%) SQL
4 271 (19.41%) C#
5 241 (17.26%) Python
6 227 (16.26%) Ruby
7 197 (14.11%) Scala
8 67 (4.80%) Groovy
9 63 (4.51%) PHP
10 59 (4.23%) Perl
11 50 (3.58%) C++
12 41 (2.94%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.72%) C
14 35 (2.51%) TypeScript
15 34 (2.44%) Apple Swift
16 32 (2.29%) Bash Shell
17 29 (2.08%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.43%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.43%) PowerShell
19 18 (1.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 148 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 89 (6.38%) Degree
3 79 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 70 (5.01%) ISEB
5 55 (3.94%) ISTQB
6 48 (3.44%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 19 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.29%) CHECK Team Member
10 8 (0.57%) HND
11 7 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.50%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.43%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.43%) HNC
12 6 (0.43%) PMP
13 4 (0.29%) PhD
14 2 (0.14%) CCNA
14 2 (0.14%) CCNP
14 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (24.28%) QA
2 34 (2.44%) WCAG
3 18 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (1.15%) SDET
5 15 (1.07%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.57%) MiFID
7 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (0.43%) EMIR
8 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.29%) SLA
9 3 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.21%) GMP
10 2 (0.14%) GCP
11 1 (0.072%) HL7
11 1 (0.072%) WAI
System Software
1 82 (5.87%) Docker
2 18 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 11 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.64%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.29%) HDFS
7 3 (0.21%) vSphere
7 3 (0.21%) Xen
8 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 77 (5.52%) Puppet
2 59 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (2.94%) Ansible
4 38 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (1.07%) Grafana
5 15 (1.07%) Salt
6 13 (0.93%) Kibana
7 8 (0.57%) Terraform
8 7 (0.50%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.50%) Mesos
9 4 (0.29%) Graphite
9 4 (0.29%) Packer
10 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.14%) logstash
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.072%) SELinux
11 1 (0.072%) yum
11 1 (0.072%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 82 (5.87%) Microsoft
2 79 (5.66%) Oracle
3 73 (5.23%) Google
4 55 (3.94%) Atlassian
5 36 (2.58%) HP
6 21 (1.50%) Red Hat
7 18 (1.29%) Splunk
8 17 (1.22%) IBM
8 17 (1.22%) New Relic
9 16 (1.15%) Adobe
10 14 (1.00%) Perforce
11 13 (0.93%) VMware
12 12 (0.86%) CA Agile Central
12 12 (0.86%) Sitecore
13 10 (0.72%) Apple
13 10 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.72%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.64%) SAP
15 8 (0.57%) Rackspace
15 8 (0.57%) RedGate
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