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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 192 223 230
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 727 622 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.09% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.34% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 430 355
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £39.37 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% -50.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.37 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -50.78%

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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +27 686 £425 +6.25% 175
London +37 364 £450 -5.26% 56
South East +46 117 £400 +22.13% 31
City of London +32 67 £450 - 13
South West +4 47 £365 -5.80% 15
Yorkshire +12 41 £400 - 22
West Yorkshire +32 40 £400 +21.21% 18
Leeds +27 36 £420 +25.37% 17
West Midlands +3 35 £363 +31.81% 5
Hampshire +7 31 £254 -21.92% 7
West Sussex +13 27 £450 +26.31% 1
North West -15 27 £388 -3.12% 27
North East -24 26 £328 +6.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 25 £329 +6.91% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 25 £329 +6.91% 1
Scotland +10 23 £320 +3.55% 3
East of England -6 19 £304 +1.33% 10
Worthing -3 18 £500 +37.93%
Shropshire -9 18 £450 - 1
Telford -10 18 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire +14 15 £369 -13.99% 1
Manchester -13 15 £413 +3.12% 19
Berkshire +12 14 £375 +7.14% 2
Surrey +15 13 £360 +30.90% 5
Cheltenham +10 13 £365 -16.57%
East Midlands +3 13 £338 +3.84% 8
South Wales +30 12 £450 +56.52% 1
Wales +27 12 £450 +56.52% 5
Glasgow +20 12 £315 +10.52%
Hertfordshire +4 12 £315 - 1

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 937 (65.99%) Agile Software Development
2 556 (39.15%) Java
3 456 (32.11%) Scrum
4 446 (31.41%) Continuous Integration
5 367 (25.85%) Git (software)
6 361 (25.42%) TDD
7 354 (24.93%) Selenium
8 347 (24.44%) JavaScript
9 336 (23.66%) HTML
10 334 (23.52%) Jenkins
11 292 (20.56%) CSS
12 283 (19.93%) JIRA
13 282 (19.86%) QA
14 262 (18.45%) SQL
15 260 (18.31%) HTML5
16 249 (17.54%) C#
17 244 (17.18%) Linux
18 243 (17.11%) REST
19 241 (16.97%) Ruby
20 226 (15.92%) Web Services
21 217 (15.28%) BDD
22 206 (14.51%) JSON
23 204 (14.37%) Open Source
24 198 (13.94%) Python
25 194 (13.66%) Cucumber
26 182 (12.82%) RESTful
26 182 (12.82%) Software Engineering
26 182 (12.82%) DevOps
27 175 (12.32%) Test Automation
28 174 (12.25%) Scala

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 97 (6.83%) Confluence
2 34 (2.39%) CMS
3 30 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 26 (1.83%) nginx
5 22 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.48%) JBoss
7 20 (1.41%) IIS
8 19 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 18 (1.27%) Apache
10 17 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.85%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
13 11 (0.77%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.70%) SharePoint
15 9 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.56%) Drupal
16 8 (0.56%) EPiServer CMS
16 8 (0.56%) K2 blackpearl
16 8 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.13%) MS Office
3 8 (0.56%) PaintShop Pro
3 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.06%) Eloqua
3 13 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.63%) Magento
5 7 (0.49%) Beauchamp
6 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.070%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.070%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.070%) RMDS
9 1 (0.070%) SAP MDM
9 1 (0.070%) Summit
9 1 (0.070%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.070%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 109 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.52%) GitHub
3 47 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (1.90%) Google Play
5 22 (1.55%) SaaS
6 18 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.85%) PaaS
9 8 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.56%) IaaS
10 6 (0.42%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.42%) Heroku
11 5 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.28%) CloudBees
12 4 (0.28%) Force.com
12 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 163 (11.48%) HTTP
2 42 (2.96%) Internet
3 26 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.27%) LDAP
5 17 (1.20%) DVB
6 13 (0.92%) DHCP
6 13 (0.92%) DNS
6 13 (0.92%) FTP
7 11 (0.77%) Kerberos
7 11 (0.77%) SSL
8 10 (0.70%) IPsec
9 9 (0.63%) Bluetooth
10 8 (0.56%) Network Security
11 6 (0.42%) Firewall
11 6 (0.42%) Skype
12 3 (0.21%) IPv4
12 3 (0.21%) IPv6
12 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.21%) WinSCP
13 2 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 100 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 94 (6.62%) MongoDB
4 83 (5.85%) NoSQL
5 70 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (3.87%) MySQL
7 51 (3.59%) Big Data
8 40 (2.82%) Hadoop
9 36 (2.54%) RDBMS
10 32 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (2.11%) Oracle Database
12 26 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.55%) Redis
14 18 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (1.13%) DB2
17 15 (1.06%) Apache Hive
17 15 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 14 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
19 12 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 367 (25.85%) Git (software)
2 354 (24.93%) Selenium
3 334 (23.52%) Jenkins
4 283 (19.93%) JIRA
5 194 (13.66%) Cucumber
6 172 (12.11%) JUnit
7 144 (10.14%) WebDriver
8 142 (10.00%) Subversion
9 89 (6.27%) Maven
10 75 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
11 68 (4.79%) SoapUI
12 65 (4.58%) Gradle
13 57 (4.01%) Appium
14 43 (3.03%) Visual Studio
15 42 (2.96%) HP UFT
15 42 (2.96%) SpecFlow
15 42 (2.96%) Travis CI
16 39 (2.75%) JMeter
17 37 (2.61%) Ant
17 37 (2.61%) RSpec
General
1 166 (11.69%) Finance
2 91 (6.41%) Banking
3 58 (4.08%) Retail
4 52 (3.66%) Games
5 44 (3.10%) Marketing
6 30 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.34%) Back Office
8 19 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.20%) Front Office
10 11 (0.77%) Publishing
11 6 (0.42%) Electronics
12 4 (0.28%) Advertising
13 3 (0.21%) Danish Language
13 3 (0.21%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Legal
15 1 (0.070%) German Language
15 1 (0.070%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 603 (42.46%) Developer
2 198 (13.94%) Tester
3 172 (12.11%) Java Developer
4 152 (10.70%) Analyst
5 136 (9.58%) Test Analyst
6 113 (7.96%) Test Engineer
7 95 (6.69%) Automation Tester
8 91 (6.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 64 (4.51%) QA Engineer
10 63 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 57 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
12 54 (3.80%) Scala Developer
13 51 (3.59%) C# Developer
14 45 (3.17%) HTML Developer
15 44 (3.10%) Test Manager
16 43 (3.03%) Android Developer
17 42 (2.96%) Agile Developer
17 42 (2.96%) Architect
18 41 (2.89%) Test Automation Engineer
19 40 (2.82%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (23.66%) HTML
2 292 (20.56%) CSS
3 260 (18.31%) HTML5
4 243 (17.11%) REST
5 226 (15.92%) Web Services
6 206 (14.51%) JSON
7 182 (12.82%) RESTful
8 160 (11.27%) CSS3
9 149 (10.49%) XML
10 148 (10.42%) .NET
11 139 (9.79%) Spring
12 133 (9.37%) AngularJS
13 106 (7.46%) Node.js
14 100 (7.04%) Ajax
15 91 (6.41%) Ruby on Rails
16 90 (6.34%) Play Framework
17 75 (5.28%) jQuery
18 66 (4.65%) Django
18 66 (4.65%) SOAP
19 63 (4.44%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 77 (5.42%) User Experience
2 76 (5.35%) Mobile App
3 67 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 59 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 36 (2.54%) Algorithms
7 35 (2.46%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.62%) iPad
10 22 (1.55%) iPhone
11 20 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.27%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.27%) MPEG
13 16 (1.13%) Animation
14 15 (1.06%) STB
15 13 (0.92%) Digital Media
15 13 (0.92%) Fintech
16 12 (0.85%) Cryptography
16 12 (0.85%) Hedge funds
17 11 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 244 (17.18%) Linux
2 109 (7.68%) Windows
3 103 (7.25%) Android
4 97 (6.83%) Apple iOS
5 77 (5.42%) Unix
6 29 (2.04%) CentOS
7 19 (1.34%) Ubuntu
8 17 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.85%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.77%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 3 (0.21%) AIX
12 3 (0.21%) VME
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.14%) VMS
14 1 (0.070%) Debian
14 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.070%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 937 (65.99%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (32.11%) Scrum
3 446 (31.41%) Continuous Integration
4 361 (25.42%) TDD
5 217 (15.28%) BDD
6 204 (14.37%) Open Source
7 182 (12.82%) DevOps
7 182 (12.82%) Software Engineering
8 175 (12.32%) Test Automation
9 174 (12.25%) Test Scripting
10 153 (10.77%) Kanban
11 147 (10.35%) MVC
12 140 (9.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 135 (9.51%) Manual Testing
14 127 (8.94%) Configuration Management
14 127 (8.94%) Pair Programming
15 122 (8.59%) Mentoring
16 120 (8.45%) Web Development
17 119 (8.38%) Front End Development
18 109 (7.68%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 556 (39.15%) Java
2 347 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 262 (18.45%) SQL
4 249 (17.54%) C#
5 241 (16.97%) Ruby
6 198 (13.94%) Python
7 174 (12.25%) Scala
8 95 (6.69%) PHP
9 47 (3.31%) C++
10 41 (2.89%) C
11 39 (2.75%) Objective-C
12 34 (2.39%) Apple Swift
13 28 (1.97%) Groovy
13 28 (1.97%) TypeScript
14 25 (1.76%) Perl
14 25 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 21 (1.48%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.27%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.20%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 128 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 105 (7.39%) Degree
3 79 (5.56%) ISEB
4 72 (5.07%) SC Cleared
5 60 (4.23%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 29 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.27%) CHECK Team Member
10 13 (0.92%) CISSP
11 11 (0.77%) CEH
11 11 (0.77%) CREST Certified
12 9 (0.63%) Sun Certification
13 6 (0.42%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.35%) HND
15 4 (0.28%) HNC
15 4 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.28%) PhD
15 4 (0.28%) PMP
16 1 (0.070%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (19.86%) QA
2 16 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 13 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.92%) SDET
4 11 (0.77%) WCAG
5 5 (0.35%) SLA
6 3 (0.21%) GCP
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 58 (4.08%) Docker
2 20 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 9 (0.63%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.42%) HDFS
7 5 (0.35%) vSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Xen
9 2 (0.14%) Varnish
10 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.070%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.070%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 84 (5.92%) Puppet
2 57 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (2.89%) Ansible
3 41 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.77%) 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%) Grafana
9 3 (0.21%) Kibana
9 3 (0.21%) logstash
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.14%) Salt
10 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.070%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.070%) Marathon
11 1 (0.070%) Packer
11 1 (0.070%) SELinux
11 1 (0.070%) StatsD
Vendors
1 116 (8.17%) Google
2 110 (7.75%) Oracle
3 79 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 40 (2.82%) HP
5 38 (2.68%) Atlassian
6 31 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.69%) SAP
8 20 (1.41%) New Relic
9 19 (1.34%) IBM
10 18 (1.27%) Apple
11 16 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.06%) Hyperion
13 13 (0.92%) Mercator
13 13 (0.92%) Twitter
14 12 (0.85%) ServiceNow
15 11 (0.77%) Facebook
15 11 (0.77%) Rally
15 11 (0.77%) Splunk
16 9 (0.63%) AppDynamics
17 8 (0.56%) Optimizely
Wales
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £580 - £635 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £425.00 - £454.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day TBC
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-450 a day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £280 - £35000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £430 per day + Potential Remote working
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago