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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 194 237 244
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +7
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 702 524 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.21% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 339 305
Median daily rate £420 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £38.25 £28.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.90 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £38.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-13.54% +6.89%

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
44690 43131 40985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.93% 79.27% 77.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29627 27316 25903
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1233 1208
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +50 673 £425 +14.09% 201
London +16 289 £480 +6.66% 64
South East +62 170 £408 +16.42% 29
West Sussex +33 86 £425 +27.34%
Worthing +5 69 £450 -10.00%
City of London +44 58 £500 +1.26% 16
North West -11 44 £331 -5.35% 21
Yorkshire +14 42 £360 +20.00% 24
West Midlands +17 39 £453 +53.38% 14
West Yorkshire +5 38 £368 +22.50% 17
Leeds +6 37 £360 +20.00% 17
Hampshire +1 34 £393 +12.39% 3
South West -11 29 £338 -10.00% 15
North East -35 28 £315 -15.43% 5
Tyne and Wear -40 27 £315 -15.43% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 26 £315 -15.43% 5
East of England +1 18 £400 +21.67% 20
Oxfordshire +21 16 £450 +28.57% 3
Manchester -5 16 £375 +70.45% 16
Cheshire -7 16 £488 +56.00% 2
Scotland -8 16 £273 -22.14% 6
East Midlands +22 15 £338 +12.50% 10
Basingstoke -6 13 £313 -
Berkshire -19 13 £363 -17.14% 6
Birmingham +13 11 £488 +62.50% 2
Wiltshire +5 11 £300 - 1
Portsmouth - 11 £463 -
Cambridgeshire - 9 £325 - 9
Oxford +8 8 £463 +54.16% 2
Macclesfield - 8 £488 -

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 800 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
2 521 (41.02%) Java
3 446 (35.12%) Continuous Integration
4 377 (29.69%) Scrum
5 297 (23.39%) Selenium
6 296 (23.31%) TDD
7 289 (22.76%) HTML
8 279 (21.97%) Git (software)
9 273 (21.50%) Jenkins
10 260 (20.47%) SQL
10 260 (20.47%) CSS
11 255 (20.08%) Linux
12 245 (19.29%) JavaScript
13 240 (18.90%) QA
14 230 (18.11%) Finance
15 224 (17.64%) C#
16 220 (17.32%) JIRA
17 210 (16.54%) Python
18 208 (16.38%) REST
19 203 (15.98%) HTML5
20 178 (14.02%) Ruby
21 173 (13.62%) HTTP
22 169 (13.31%) Open Source
23 167 (13.15%) Web Services
24 166 (13.07%) .NET
24 166 (13.07%) Subversion
25 165 (12.99%) JSON
26 163 (12.83%) Oracle
26 163 (12.83%) BDD
27 160 (12.60%) 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 90 (7.09%) Confluence
2 58 (4.57%) Node.js
3 44 (3.46%) Tomcat
4 43 (3.39%) IIS
5 42 (3.31%) WebSphere
6 36 (2.83%) Apache
6 36 (2.83%) Apache Spark
7 33 (2.60%) CMS
8 32 (2.52%) JBoss
9 31 (2.44%) Jetty
10 27 (2.13%) nginx
11 13 (1.02%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.94%) Oracle 10gAS
12 12 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
12 12 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 11 (0.87%) PowerExchange
14 9 (0.71%) Drupal
14 9 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 47 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.50%) MS Office
3 14 (1.10%) HipChat
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.079%) PaintShop Pro
5 1 (0.079%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.079%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (1.50%) Magento
2 14 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.55%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.47%) Beauchamp
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Endur
8 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.079%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 77 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.15%) GitHub
3 25 (1.97%) IaaS
4 23 (1.81%) PaaS
5 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (1.34%) Google Play
8 15 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.87%) Heroku
11 10 (0.79%) Amazon Kinesis
11 10 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 9 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.71%) Force.com
13 7 (0.55%) Veeva
14 6 (0.47%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.47%) SaaS
15 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
16 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 173 (13.62%) HTTP
2 52 (4.09%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.83%) FTP
4 31 (2.44%) DHCP
4 31 (2.44%) DNS
4 31 (2.44%) IPsec
5 27 (2.13%) SSL
6 22 (1.73%) Internet
7 17 (1.34%) H.323
8 13 (1.02%) Telepresence
9 9 (0.71%) Bluetooth
10 6 (0.47%) DVB
11 5 (0.39%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.39%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.31%) Firewall
12 4 (0.31%) LDAP
12 4 (0.31%) Network Security
12 4 (0.31%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.24%) SSH
14 2 (0.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 87 (6.85%) MySQL
4 58 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 54 (4.25%) Big Data
5 54 (4.25%) Oracle Database
6 44 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
7 43 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 41 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 38 (2.99%) RDBMS
9 38 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
11 34 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (1.97%) DB2
12 25 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
15 14 (1.10%) HBase
16 11 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
16 11 (0.87%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 297 (23.39%) Selenium
2 279 (21.97%) Git (software)
3 273 (21.50%) Jenkins
4 220 (17.32%) JIRA
5 166 (13.07%) Subversion
6 138 (10.87%) JUnit
7 117 (9.21%) Cucumber
8 104 (8.19%) WebDriver
9 76 (5.98%) HP UFT
10 69 (5.43%) Maven
11 60 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 46 (3.62%) Gradle
13 45 (3.54%) SpecFlow
14 42 (3.31%) Travis CI
15 40 (3.15%) Visual Studio
16 36 (2.83%) Appium
17 34 (2.68%) Grunt
18 31 (2.44%) Ant
19 30 (2.36%) TeamCity
20 29 (2.28%) gulp
General
1 230 (18.11%) Finance
2 96 (7.56%) Banking
3 42 (3.31%) Games
4 39 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 35 (2.76%) Retail
6 27 (2.13%) Front Office
7 19 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.42%) Publishing
9 15 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.10%) Marketing
11 11 (0.87%) Electronics
12 8 (0.63%) Back Office
13 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.31%) Law
15 3 (0.24%) Advertising
15 3 (0.24%) Legal
15 3 (0.24%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.16%) Arabic Language
16 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 549 (43.23%) Developer
2 161 (12.68%) Analyst
3 153 (12.05%) Test Analyst
4 152 (11.97%) Tester
5 133 (10.47%) Java Developer
6 105 (8.27%) Test Engineer
7 84 (6.61%) Scala Developer
8 83 (6.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 81 (6.38%) Senior Developer
10 68 (5.35%) Automation Tester
11 58 (4.57%) C# Developer
11 58 (4.57%) Test Automation Engineer
12 55 (4.33%) Automation Test Analyst
13 51 (4.02%) QA Engineer
14 45 (3.54%) Consultant
15 44 (3.46%) QA Tester
16 43 (3.39%) Test Manager
17 37 (2.91%) Java Scala Developer
17 37 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
17 37 (2.91%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (22.76%) HTML
2 260 (20.47%) CSS
3 208 (16.38%) REST
4 203 (15.98%) HTML5
5 167 (13.15%) Web Services
6 166 (13.07%) .NET
7 165 (12.99%) JSON
8 160 (12.60%) RESTful
9 145 (11.42%) Spring
10 139 (10.94%) CSS3
11 130 (10.24%) XML
12 122 (9.61%) Ajax
13 93 (7.32%) AngularJS
14 87 (6.85%) Play Framework
15 85 (6.69%) Ruby on Rails
16 84 (6.61%) Django
17 80 (6.30%) Guice
18 74 (5.83%) SOAP
19 61 (4.80%) jQuery
20 54 (4.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.43%) User Experience
2 59 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 49 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 35 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 23 (1.81%) iPad
8 19 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 18 (1.42%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.42%) Cryptography
9 18 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.34%) Animation
10 17 (1.34%) iPhone
11 15 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.10%) Derivative
12 14 (1.10%) Market Risk
13 13 (1.02%) Fintech
13 13 (1.02%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.94%) Data Integration
14 12 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 255 (20.08%) Linux
2 110 (8.66%) Windows
3 100 (7.87%) Unix
4 70 (5.51%) Android
5 64 (5.04%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.42%) AIX
6 18 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.26%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.18%) Solaris
9 10 (0.79%) VME
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.31%) CentOS
11 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.16%) Debian
12 2 (0.16%) SUSE
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.079%) VMS
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 800 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (35.12%) Continuous Integration
3 377 (29.69%) Scrum
4 296 (23.31%) TDD
5 169 (13.31%) Open Source
6 163 (12.83%) BDD
7 147 (11.57%) Configuration Management
7 147 (11.57%) DevOps
8 144 (11.34%) Test Scripting
9 138 (10.87%) Test Automation
10 131 (10.31%) Manual Testing
11 122 (9.61%) Kanban
12 115 (9.06%) OO
13 113 (8.90%) Software Testing
14 111 (8.74%) Mentoring
14 111 (8.74%) Unit Testing
15 104 (8.19%) Software Engineering
16 99 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
17 97 (7.64%) Front End Development
18 93 (7.32%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 521 (41.02%) Java
2 260 (20.47%) SQL
3 245 (19.29%) JavaScript
4 224 (17.64%) C#
5 210 (16.54%) Python
6 178 (14.02%) Ruby
7 157 (12.36%) Scala
8 62 (4.88%) PHP
9 44 (3.46%) C++
10 37 (2.91%) Bash Shell
11 31 (2.44%) Perl
12 27 (2.13%) PL/SQL
12 27 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 23 (1.81%) Groovy
14 22 (1.73%) Apex Code
15 21 (1.65%) SOQL
16 20 (1.57%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.42%) C
17 18 (1.42%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 105 (8.27%) ISEB
1 105 (8.27%) ISTQB
2 99 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 65 (5.12%) SC Cleared
4 57 (4.49%) Degree
5 37 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 27 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.10%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.79%) PhD
9 7 (0.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.39%) CISSP
10 5 (0.39%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.31%) CEH
11 4 (0.31%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.24%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.24%) HND
12 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (18.90%) QA
2 12 (0.94%) FedRAMP
3 10 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.31%) WCAG
5 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.24%) SDET
5 3 (0.24%) SLA
6 2 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.079%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.079%) GMP
7 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (4.02%) Docker
2 36 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.57%) Xen
4 8 (0.63%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.63%) HDFS
5 7 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.16%) KVM
6 2 (0.16%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.16%) vSphere
7 1 (0.079%) Varnish
7 1 (0.079%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 85 (6.69%) Puppet
2 54 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.31%) HP Quality Center
4 21 (1.65%) Ansible
5 10 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
6 8 (0.63%) Netcool
7 5 (0.39%) Terraform
8 4 (0.31%) Mesos
9 2 (0.16%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.16%) logstash
9 2 (0.16%) Nagios
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.16%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.079%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.079%) Control-M
10 1 (0.079%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.079%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.079%) Nessus
10 1 (0.079%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.079%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 163 (12.83%) Oracle
2 137 (10.79%) Microsoft
3 113 (8.90%) Google
4 54 (4.25%) HP
5 43 (3.39%) SAP
6 38 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
7 37 (2.91%) VMware
8 28 (2.20%) Atlassian
9 21 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.42%) Apple
11 17 (1.34%) IBM
12 16 (1.26%) Siebel
12 16 (1.26%) Talend
13 15 (1.18%) Sybase
14 14 (1.10%) Adobe
15 12 (0.94%) Axway
15 12 (0.94%) Informatica
15 12 (0.94%) New Relic
16 11 (0.87%) Genesys
17 9 (0.71%) Sun
London
Talent International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £298.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
Churchill Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Northamptonshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Riverside Park, - Stoke on Trent
Ticketmaster
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 24 days ago