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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 213 236 238
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +2
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 597 492 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.95% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.23% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 340 294
Average daily rate £400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £26.15 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £174.50 £37.05 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £33.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -2.22%

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
41848 40077 37882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.28% 77.58% 76.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27401 25574 22963
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1200 1065 1153
Average hourly rate £39.34 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.30% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 551 £400 -8.57% 209
London +20 260 £475 +5.55% 83
South East -23 89 £370 -2.63% 33
North West +36 53 £325 -7.14% 27
City of London +24 37 £450 -7.69% 21
South West -2 35 £350 -20.00% 12
Yorkshire +4 33 £370 +6.47% 19
North East +4 33 £388 +13.45% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 32 £400 +17.11% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 32 £400 +17.11% 1
Manchester +12 31 £300 -14.28% 18
Scotland +3 27 £320 -2.29% 4
Berkshire +18 26 £400 +24.03% 11
West Yorkshire +3 26 £373 -0.66% 11
Leeds +6 24 £373 -0.66% 9
East of England +4 24 £250 -47.36% 14
Reading +5 20 £410 +23.77% 6
West Sussex +18 16 £325 -5.45% 1
Edinburgh -9 15 £309 -1.59% 2
West Midlands -3 14 £310 -11.42% 12
Hampshire -16 14 £370 +8.82% 9
Surrey -16 12 £425 -5.55% 4
Lancashire +9 11 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire +21 10 - - 2
Wales -7 10 £363 -3.33% 5
Crawley +4 9 £325 -18.75% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £425 - 2
East Midlands -3 9 £425 +28.78% 8
Watford - 9 - -
Oxfordshire +11 8 £500 - 4

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 799 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (34.56%) Java
3 406 (32.40%) Continuous Integration
4 355 (28.33%) Scrum
5 340 (27.13%) TDD
6 310 (24.74%) Selenium
7 303 (24.18%) SQL
8 281 (22.43%) JavaScript
9 267 (21.31%) .NET
10 263 (20.99%) C#
11 239 (19.07%) HTML
12 229 (18.28%) QA
12 229 (18.28%) Jenkins
13 223 (17.80%) JIRA
14 212 (16.92%) Finance
15 204 (16.28%) Test Automation
16 203 (16.20%) BDD
17 201 (16.04%) Microsoft
18 191 (15.24%) Linux
19 179 (14.29%) Git (software)
20 178 (14.21%) Test Scripting
21 176 (14.05%) Manual Testing
22 174 (13.89%) CSS
23 172 (13.73%) Unit Testing
24 169 (13.49%) Web Services
25 159 (12.69%) SQL Server
26 146 (11.65%) Windows
27 145 (11.57%) DevOps
28 143 (11.41%) Cucumber
29 142 (11.33%) XML

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 103 (8.22%) IIS
2 72 (5.75%) Tomcat
3 68 (5.43%) WebSphere
4 60 (4.79%) Apache
5 57 (4.55%) nginx
6 49 (3.91%) Jetty
7 44 (3.51%) SharePoint
8 43 (3.43%) Confluence
8 43 (3.43%) Node.js
9 36 (2.87%) JBoss
10 25 (2.00%) Apache Spark
11 24 (1.92%) CMS
12 13 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.96%) Oracle 10gAS
13 12 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
13 12 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (0.88%) PowerExchange
15 10 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
16 8 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
17 6 (0.48%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 42 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.52%) HipChat
2 19 (1.52%) MS Office
3 5 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.16%) Simulink
6 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.080%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (1.84%) Payment Gateway
2 17 (1.36%) Magento
3 12 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.32%) TradeThru
6 3 (0.24%) Summit
7 2 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.16%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 2 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.080%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.080%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.080%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 108 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 32 (2.55%) IaaS
6 29 (2.31%) Google App Engine
6 29 (2.31%) PaaS
7 22 (1.76%) GitHub
8 8 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.48%) SaaS
10 3 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.24%) Heroku
10 3 (0.24%) Office 365
10 3 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
11 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.080%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 88 (7.02%) HTTP
2 62 (4.95%) TCP/IP
3 52 (4.15%) DNS
4 51 (4.07%) IPsec
5 50 (3.99%) FTP
6 48 (3.83%) DHCP
7 44 (3.51%) Internet
8 35 (2.79%) SSL
9 19 (1.52%) H.323
10 11 (0.88%) Firewall
11 10 (0.80%) SMTP
12 9 (0.72%) Telepresence
13 8 (0.64%) HTTPS
14 6 (0.48%) VPN
15 4 (0.32%) IMAP
15 4 (0.32%) LAN
15 4 (0.32%) Network Security
15 4 (0.32%) SNMP
15 4 (0.32%) ZigBee
16 3 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.11%) MySQL
3 58 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 56 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (4.07%) MongoDB
6 36 (2.87%) Big Data
7 35 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 28 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.92%) NoSQL
10 23 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (1.76%) DB2
11 22 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 22 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 310 (24.74%) Selenium
2 229 (18.28%) Jenkins
3 223 (17.80%) JIRA
4 179 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 143 (11.41%) Cucumber
6 127 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 117 (9.34%) WebDriver
8 100 (7.98%) Subversion
9 97 (7.74%) SpecFlow
10 76 (6.07%) HP UFT
11 75 (5.99%) Visual Studio
12 73 (5.83%) Maven
13 66 (5.27%) SoapUI
14 55 (4.39%) JUnit
15 52 (4.15%) TeamCity
16 42 (3.35%) Appium
17 37 (2.95%) Ant
18 32 (2.55%) Grunt
19 31 (2.47%) NUnit
20 30 (2.39%) JMeter
General
1 212 (16.92%) Finance
2 124 (9.90%) Banking
3 48 (3.83%) Games
4 47 (3.75%) Retail
5 33 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.63%) Publishing
6 24 (1.92%) Front Office
7 16 (1.28%) Back Office
8 12 (0.96%) Legal
8 12 (0.96%) Marketing
9 10 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.48%) Electronics
12 5 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.32%) Automotive
13 4 (0.32%) Law
13 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.24%) Advertising
15 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 437 (34.88%) Developer
2 247 (19.71%) Analyst
3 231 (18.44%) Test Analyst
4 160 (12.77%) Tester
5 100 (7.98%) Test Engineer
6 96 (7.66%) Java Developer
7 70 (5.59%) Automation Analyst
7 70 (5.59%) Automation Test Analyst
8 68 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 61 (4.87%) .NET Developer
10 59 (4.71%) Automation Engineer
11 57 (4.55%) Consultant
11 57 (4.55%) Software Engineer
12 56 (4.47%) C# Developer
13 54 (4.31%) Test Automation Engineer
14 49 (3.91%) HTML Developer
14 49 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
15 48 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 46 (3.67%) Automation Tester
17 42 (3.35%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (21.31%) .NET
2 239 (19.07%) HTML
3 174 (13.89%) CSS
4 169 (13.49%) Web Services
5 142 (11.33%) XML
6 113 (9.02%) AngularJS
7 102 (8.14%) HTML5
8 92 (7.34%) ASP.NET
9 88 (7.02%) SOAP
10 84 (6.70%) REST
11 83 (6.62%) J2EE
12 82 (6.54%) RESTful
13 73 (5.83%) jQuery
14 71 (5.67%) JSON
15 67 (5.35%) .NET Framework
16 63 (5.03%) Spring
17 55 (4.39%) Gherkin
17 55 (4.39%) Servlets
18 52 (4.15%) WCF
19 46 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (5.67%) Mobile App
3 58 (4.63%) User Experience
4 49 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 19 (1.52%) Derivative
8 16 (1.28%) Market Risk
9 15 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.20%) Animation
10 14 (1.12%) Equities
10 14 (1.12%) iPad
10 14 (1.12%) Mathematics
10 14 (1.12%) N-Tier
11 12 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
12 11 (0.88%) Cryptography
12 11 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 191 (15.24%) Linux
2 146 (11.65%) Windows
3 105 (8.38%) Unix
4 63 (5.03%) Android
5 56 (4.47%) Apple iOS
6 40 (3.19%) Windows Server
7 27 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (1.28%) Solaris
10 14 (1.12%) AIX
11 12 (0.96%) CentOS
12 7 (0.56%) Debian
12 7 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.48%) VME
13 6 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.24%) VMS
15 3 (0.24%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (32.40%) Continuous Integration
3 355 (28.33%) Scrum
4 340 (27.13%) TDD
5 204 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 203 (16.20%) BDD
7 178 (14.21%) Test Scripting
8 176 (14.05%) Manual Testing
9 172 (13.73%) Unit Testing
10 145 (11.57%) DevOps
11 137 (10.93%) Software Engineering
12 123 (9.82%) Software Testing
13 122 (9.74%) Kanban
13 122 (9.74%) OO
14 120 (9.58%) Functional Testing
15 102 (8.14%) Configuration Management
16 97 (7.74%) SDLC
17 96 (7.66%) E-Commerce
18 89 (7.10%) Open Source
19 81 (6.46%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 433 (34.56%) Java
2 303 (24.18%) SQL
3 281 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 263 (20.99%) C#
5 140 (11.17%) Python
6 101 (8.06%) C++
7 99 (7.90%) Ruby
8 63 (5.03%) PHP
9 51 (4.07%) Scala
10 34 (2.71%) Perl
11 31 (2.47%) Groovy
12 26 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.76%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.68%) C
15 19 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.52%) VB
16 15 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 14 (1.12%) Apex Code
18 13 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (10.38%) ISEB
2 118 (9.42%) ISTQB
3 109 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 87 (6.94%) Degree
5 67 (5.35%) SC Cleared
6 40 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 8 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.64%) PhD
10 5 (0.40%) HND
11 3 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.24%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.080%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.080%) CEH
13 1 (0.080%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.080%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.080%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (18.28%) QA
2 20 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.28%) FedRAMP
4 8 (0.64%) GxP
5 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.48%) SDET
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.32%) WCAG
7 3 (0.24%) EMIR
7 3 (0.24%) SLA
8 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.16%) SEPA
9 1 (0.080%) ISO26262
System Software
1 61 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (3.27%) Docker
3 35 (2.79%) Xen
4 16 (1.28%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.72%) Varnish
6 6 (0.48%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.32%) NFS
8 3 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.16%) KVM
9 2 (0.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.080%) RACF
10 1 (0.080%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.080%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 101 (8.06%) Puppet
2 70 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.28%) Ansible
5 15 (1.20%) Mesos
6 7 (0.56%) Nagios
7 6 (0.48%) logstash
8 4 (0.32%) yum
9 3 (0.24%) Cacti
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.16%) Salt
10 2 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.080%) CA Service Virtualization
11 1 (0.080%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.080%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.080%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 201 (16.04%) Microsoft
2 142 (11.33%) Oracle
3 62 (4.95%) VMware
4 41 (3.27%) HP
5 40 (3.19%) Google
6 34 (2.71%) SAP
7 25 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 23 (1.84%) Informatica
8 23 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.36%) Sybase
10 16 (1.28%) hybris
10 16 (1.28%) IBM
10 16 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.20%) Apple
12 12 (0.96%) ATG
12 12 (0.96%) Axway
13 11 (0.88%) Genesys
14 9 (0.72%) New Relic
14 9 (0.72%) Rally
14 9 (0.72%) SaltStack
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