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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 190 223 233
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +10
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 730 611 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.05% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.30% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 434 342
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 1
Median hourly rate £53.50 £42.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.88% -46.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.00 £42.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+22.35% -46.87%

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
44771 46893 44277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 80.29% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29557 30468 27430
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1273 1193
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +33.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +28 695 £425 +6.25% 211
London +48 382 £464 +3.05% 68
South East +27 111 £400 +15.94% 31
City of London +37 70 £488 +6.84% 19
Yorkshire +4 42 £406 +8.33% 28
West Yorkshire +28 41 £400 +23.07% 23
South West +5 41 £413 +3.77% 22
North West +1 36 £375 -1.31% 27
Leeds +15 34 £420 +40.00% 19
Hampshire -1 32 £350 +11.11% 6
West Midlands -7 32 £348 +15.83% 6
North East -18 30 £319 +3.65% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 29 £325 +5.69% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 29 £325 +5.69% 1
Manchester 0 24 £388 +5.08% 20
West Sussex +14 20 £450 +33.82% 1
Scotland +17 18 £320 -5.18% 8
Berkshire +4 17 £365 -8.75% 3
East Midlands +6 15 £375 +15.38% 14
Buckinghamshire +26 14 £450 +38.46% 3
Telford -11 14 £450 +63.63%
Shropshire -15 14 £450 +63.63%
Wales +30 13 £450 - 2
South Wales +29 13 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +15 13 £394 -6.25% 5
Bristol +1 13 £475 +26.66% 6
Worthing +1 13 £500 +37.93% 1
Croydon - 12 £380 -
Newport +9 11 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire +5 11 £331 - 8

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 923 (64.64%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (40.69%) Java
3 482 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
4 466 (32.63%) Scrum
5 373 (26.12%) Git (software)
6 369 (25.84%) TDD
7 361 (25.28%) HTML
8 342 (23.95%) JavaScript
9 328 (22.97%) Jenkins
10 324 (22.69%) CSS
11 321 (22.48%) Selenium
12 282 (19.75%) HTML5
13 265 (18.56%) REST
13 265 (18.56%) C#
14 262 (18.35%) JIRA
14 262 (18.35%) QA
15 253 (17.72%) SQL
16 250 (17.51%) Ruby
17 249 (17.44%) Linux
18 218 (15.27%) Web Services
19 216 (15.13%) Open Source
20 215 (15.06%) Python
21 213 (14.92%) JSON
22 209 (14.64%) BDD
23 188 (13.17%) Scala
24 187 (13.10%) DevOps
25 186 (13.03%) HTTP
26 184 (12.89%) CSS3
27 181 (12.68%) JUnit
28 178 (12.46%) RESTful

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 94 (6.58%) Confluence
2 43 (3.01%) Apache Spark
3 37 (2.59%) CMS
4 29 (2.03%) nginx
5 25 (1.75%) IIS
6 22 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.47%) JBoss
8 19 (1.33%) Apache
8 19 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (0.84%) Jetty
11 10 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (0.70%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.63%) Drupal
12 9 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (0.63%) SharePoint
13 8 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.56%) EPiServer CMS
13 8 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 49 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.19%) MS Office
3 7 (0.49%) PaintShop Pro
3 7 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.05%) Eloqua
3 10 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.56%) Beauchamp
6 6 (0.42%) Magento
7 4 (0.28%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.14%) Endur
9 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.070%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 120 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (3.22%) GitHub
3 41 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (1.89%) Google Play
5 22 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.54%) SaaS
6 19 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.84%) PaaS
8 9 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (0.56%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.56%) IaaS
10 7 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
12 5 (0.35%) Heroku
13 4 (0.28%) CloudBees
13 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.28%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 186 (13.03%) HTTP
2 42 (2.94%) Internet
3 28 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.19%) LDAP
5 16 (1.12%) DHCP
5 16 (1.12%) DNS
5 16 (1.12%) DVB
5 16 (1.12%) FTP
6 14 (0.98%) Kerberos
7 13 (0.91%) IPsec
8 12 (0.84%) SSL
9 9 (0.63%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.56%) Network Security
11 6 (0.42%) Firewall
12 3 (0.21%) IPv4
12 3 (0.21%) IPv6
12 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.21%) SSH
12 3 (0.21%) WinSCP
12 3 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 111 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 88 (6.16%) MongoDB
4 86 (6.02%) NoSQL
5 71 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (4.48%) MySQL
7 62 (4.34%) Big Data
8 51 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.66%) Oracle Database
10 35 (2.45%) RDBMS
11 32 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
13 21 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 20 (1.40%) Redis
14 20 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 16 (1.12%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (1.05%) DB2
16 15 (1.05%) HBase
17 14 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 373 (26.12%) Git (software)
2 328 (22.97%) Jenkins
3 321 (22.48%) Selenium
4 262 (18.35%) JIRA
5 181 (12.68%) JUnit
6 173 (12.11%) Cucumber
7 162 (11.34%) Subversion
8 125 (8.75%) WebDriver
9 79 (5.53%) Maven
10 74 (5.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 69 (4.83%) Gradle
12 48 (3.36%) Appium
13 47 (3.29%) SoapUI
13 47 (3.29%) SpecFlow
14 44 (3.08%) HP UFT
15 41 (2.87%) Travis CI
16 39 (2.73%) Ant
16 39 (2.73%) Grunt
17 36 (2.52%) JMeter
18 33 (2.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 169 (11.83%) Finance
2 91 (6.37%) Banking
3 50 (3.50%) Games
4 44 (3.08%) Retail
5 43 (3.01%) Marketing
6 28 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.33%) Back Office
10 18 (1.26%) Front Office
11 14 (0.98%) Publishing
12 9 (0.63%) Electronics
13 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Advertising
15 3 (0.21%) Danish Language
15 3 (0.21%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.14%) French Language
16 2 (0.14%) Legal
17 1 (0.070%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.070%) German Language
Job Titles
1 638 (44.68%) Developer
2 182 (12.75%) Tester
3 181 (12.68%) Java Developer
4 136 (9.52%) Analyst
5 121 (8.47%) Test Analyst
6 107 (7.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 93 (6.51%) Test Engineer
8 87 (6.09%) Automation Tester
9 85 (5.95%) Senior Developer
10 74 (5.18%) Scala Developer
11 61 (4.27%) C# Developer
12 56 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 55 (3.85%) QA Engineer
14 51 (3.57%) Test Manager
15 48 (3.36%) Agile Developer
16 46 (3.22%) HTML Developer
17 45 (3.15%) Java Scala Developer
18 43 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
19 41 (2.87%) Test Automation Engineer
20 40 (2.80%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 361 (25.28%) HTML
2 324 (22.69%) CSS
3 282 (19.75%) HTML5
4 265 (18.56%) REST
5 218 (15.27%) Web Services
6 213 (14.92%) JSON
7 184 (12.89%) CSS3
8 178 (12.46%) RESTful
9 152 (10.64%) Spring
10 143 (10.01%) .NET
11 142 (9.94%) AngularJS
12 134 (9.38%) XML
13 125 (8.75%) Ajax
14 109 (7.63%) Play Framework
15 104 (7.28%) Ruby on Rails
16 101 (7.07%) Node.js
17 86 (6.02%) Django
18 82 (5.74%) Guice
19 73 (5.11%) jQuery
20 63 (4.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (5.67%) User Experience
2 69 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 64 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 58 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.80%) Data Structures
6 37 (2.59%) Algorithms
6 37 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 33 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 19 (1.33%) Data Centre
10 18 (1.26%) iPad
11 17 (1.19%) iPhone
11 17 (1.19%) MPEG
12 15 (1.05%) Animation
12 15 (1.05%) STB
13 13 (0.91%) Cryptography
14 12 (0.84%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
15 11 (0.77%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 249 (17.44%) Linux
2 109 (7.63%) Windows
3 95 (6.65%) Android
4 88 (6.16%) Apple iOS
5 71 (4.97%) Unix
6 23 (1.61%) CentOS
7 15 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.91%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.70%) CoreOS
11 6 (0.42%) Solaris
12 5 (0.35%) AIX
13 4 (0.28%) VME
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.14%) VMS
16 1 (0.070%) Debian
16 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
16 1 (0.070%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 923 (64.64%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (33.75%) Continuous Integration
3 466 (32.63%) Scrum
4 369 (25.84%) TDD
5 216 (15.13%) Open Source
6 209 (14.64%) BDD
7 187 (13.10%) DevOps
8 169 (11.83%) Software Engineering
9 154 (10.78%) Kanban
10 151 (10.57%) Test Automation
11 149 (10.43%) MVC
12 143 (10.01%) Test Scripting
13 140 (9.80%) Configuration Management
14 139 (9.73%) Mentoring
15 136 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
16 135 (9.45%) Pair Programming
17 133 (9.31%) Front End Development
18 124 (8.68%) Manual Testing
19 123 (8.61%) Web Development
20 110 (7.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 581 (40.69%) Java
2 342 (23.95%) JavaScript
3 265 (18.56%) C#
4 253 (17.72%) SQL
5 250 (17.51%) Ruby
6 215 (15.06%) Python
7 188 (13.17%) Scala
8 96 (6.72%) PHP
9 52 (3.64%) C++
10 37 (2.59%) C
11 33 (2.31%) TypeScript
12 28 (1.96%) Objective-C
13 27 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.54%) Apple Swift
15 22 (1.54%) Perl
16 21 (1.47%) Groovy
17 17 (1.19%) T-SQL
18 16 (1.12%) PL/SQL
19 15 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 125 (8.75%) Security Cleared
2 104 (7.28%) Degree
3 80 (5.60%) ISEB
4 71 (4.97%) SC Cleared
5 69 (4.83%) ISTQB
6 37 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 27 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.26%) CHECK Team Member
10 12 (0.84%) CISSP
11 10 (0.70%) CEH
11 10 (0.70%) CREST Certified
12 9 (0.63%) Sun Certification
13 5 (0.35%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.28%) HND
14 4 (0.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.28%) PMP
15 3 (0.21%) HNC
16 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
17 1 (0.070%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (18.35%) QA
2 13 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.42%) SDET
5 5 (0.35%) SLA
6 4 (0.28%) WCAG
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.070%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.070%) GCP
8 1 (0.070%) GMP
System Software
1 61 (4.27%) Docker
2 18 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (0.84%) Apache Flume
3 12 (0.84%) HDFS
4 10 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.14%) Varnish
7 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 80 (5.60%) Puppet
2 57 (3.99%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (3.01%) Ansible
4 41 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.63%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.63%) Terraform
6 8 (0.56%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.56%) Netcool
7 6 (0.42%) Graphite
8 4 (0.28%) logstash
9 3 (0.21%) Grafana
9 3 (0.21%) Kibana
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.14%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.14%) rkt
10 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.14%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.070%) Salt
11 1 (0.070%) SELinux
11 1 (0.070%) StatsD
Vendors
1 143 (10.01%) Google
2 128 (8.96%) Oracle
3 82 (5.74%) Microsoft
4 48 (3.36%) HP
5 35 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (2.17%) SAP
7 26 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 22 (1.54%) New Relic
9 18 (1.26%) Apple
10 15 (1.05%) IBM
11 14 (0.98%) Hyperion
11 14 (0.98%) Mercator
11 14 (0.98%) Talend
12 13 (0.91%) Adobe
12 13 (0.91%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.84%) ServiceNow
13 12 (0.84%) Twitter
14 11 (0.77%) Facebook
14 11 (0.77%) Splunk
15 10 (0.70%) VMware
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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London
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City, London
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South West
ReThink Recruitment
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Somerset
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Worthing, West Sussex
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Scotland
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