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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 212 223 235
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 603 536 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.29% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 336 265
Average daily rate
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£389 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £517 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +21.53%

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
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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 +19 573 £390 +4.00% 226
London +26 273 £450 +6.13% 91
South East +21 110 £390 +0.64% 38
City of London +6 59 £494 -2.22% 25
Hampshire +24 43 £325 -25.71% 11
South West -8 42 £375 +7.14% 9
North West +1 41 £370 +5.71% 30
Yorkshire -23 30 £325 -4.41% 20
East of England -21 29 £300 -18.64% 15
Tyne and Wear -14 26 £315 -12.50% 5
North East -16 26 £315 -12.50% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 25 £315 -12.50% 5
West Yorkshire -22 24 £325 -4.41% 13
Leeds -27 22 £325 -4.41% 11
Oxfordshire - 19 £400 - 4
Berkshire +8 18 £400 +6.66% 6
Oxford - 18 £400 - 2
Manchester -7 17 £325 -3.70% 19
Somerset +5 15 £375 +7.14% 1
Scotland -14 15 £356 -9.52% 6
Taunton +15 14 £375 +11.11%
West Midlands - 14 £298 - 7
Cheshire +2 13 £373 +18.25% 8
Surrey -3 13 £325 -13.33% 4
Bristol -4 13 £375 +2.04% 3
Hertfordshire -4 12 - - 4
Reading - 12 £400 - 2
Watford +3 11 - -
Lancashire +15 10 £363 +2.83%
East Midlands -6 10 £325 -0.48% 11

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 659 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (34.22%) Java
3 361 (33.21%) Continuous Integration
4 300 (27.60%) Scrum
5 299 (27.51%) Selenium
6 283 (26.03%) SQL
7 275 (25.30%) TDD
8 274 (25.21%) JavaScript
9 254 (23.37%) QA
10 234 (21.53%) C#
11 213 (19.60%) HTML
12 201 (18.49%) .NET
13 192 (17.66%) Test Scripting
14 168 (15.46%) Test Automation
15 164 (15.09%) Finance
16 163 (15.00%) Linux
16 163 (15.00%) BDD
17 156 (14.35%) Cucumber
18 155 (14.26%) XML
19 152 (13.98%) Jenkins
20 151 (13.89%) Web Services
21 148 (13.62%) Git (software)
22 146 (13.43%) SQL Server
23 145 (13.34%) Oracle
24 141 (12.97%) CSS
25 135 (12.42%) JIRA
26 130 (11.96%) Unit Testing
27 123 (11.32%) E-Commerce
28 122 (11.22%) Software Engineering
29 116 (10.67%) Windows

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 61 (5.61%) WebSphere
2 46 (4.23%) Apache
2 46 (4.23%) Confluence
3 40 (3.68%) Node.js
4 37 (3.40%) Tomcat
5 36 (3.31%) IIS
6 26 (2.39%) JBoss
7 25 (2.30%) CMS
8 23 (2.12%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.75%) Jetty
9 19 (1.75%) nginx
10 14 (1.29%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.01%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.92%) MQSeries
13 9 (0.83%) uiautomator
14 6 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
14 6 (0.55%) Drupal
15 5 (0.46%) ATG Dynamo
15 5 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.67%) MS Office
3 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) Maya
4 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.18%) MODO
4 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.75%) Magento
2 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.37%) Summit
3 4 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.28%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.092%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.092%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.092%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.092%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.092%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 18 (1.66%) Google App Engine
5 12 (1.10%) SaaS
6 11 (1.01%) PaaS
7 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (0.37%) GitHub
9 1 (0.092%) IaaS
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.092%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.092%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.092%) Force.com
9 1 (0.092%) Heroku
9 1 (0.092%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.14%) HTTP
2 30 (2.76%) DNS
3 29 (2.67%) Internet
4 26 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 25 (2.30%) FTP
6 23 (2.12%) DHCP
7 22 (2.02%) IPsec
8 13 (1.20%) SSL
9 6 (0.55%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.46%) LDAP
10 5 (0.46%) VPN
11 4 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.37%) Firewall
12 2 (0.18%) Extranet
12 2 (0.18%) SSH
12 2 (0.18%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.092%) AMQP
13 1 (0.092%) OpenVPN
13 1 (0.092%) 4G
13 1 (0.092%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.16%) MySQL
3 64 (5.89%) MongoDB
4 60 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 48 (4.42%) RDBMS
6 44 (4.05%) DB2
6 44 (4.05%) NoSQL
7 31 (2.85%) Oracle Database
8 24 (2.21%) DbVisualizer
8 24 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
9 22 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
13 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 299 (27.51%) Selenium
2 156 (14.35%) Cucumber
3 152 (13.98%) Jenkins
4 148 (13.62%) Git (software)
5 135 (12.42%) JIRA
6 109 (10.03%) WebDriver
7 85 (7.82%) JUnit
8 77 (7.08%) Subversion
9 67 (6.16%) Maven
10 64 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
11 61 (5.61%) HP UFT
12 50 (4.60%) SoapUI
13 48 (4.42%) SpecFlow
14 43 (3.96%) Visual Studio
15 34 (3.13%) NUnit
16 29 (2.67%) Eclipse
16 29 (2.67%) LoadRunner
17 28 (2.58%) Ant
18 25 (2.30%) MSTest
19 24 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 164 (15.09%) Finance
2 91 (8.37%) Banking
3 53 (4.88%) Retail
4 36 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 28 (2.58%) Games
6 20 (1.84%) Front Office
7 19 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.75%) Marketing
8 16 (1.47%) Publishing
9 15 (1.38%) Back Office
9 15 (1.38%) Legal
10 11 (1.01%) Automotive
11 7 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.46%) Electronics
13 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
15 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.18%) Advertising
15 2 (0.18%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 387 (35.60%) Developer
2 197 (18.12%) Analyst
3 180 (16.56%) Test Analyst
4 157 (14.44%) Tester
5 65 (5.98%) .NET Developer
6 64 (5.89%) Java Developer
7 58 (5.34%) Test Engineer
8 48 (4.42%) Senior Developer
9 46 (4.23%) Front-End Developer
10 44 (4.05%) Test Manager
11 43 (3.96%) Automation Tester
12 39 (3.59%) Web Developer
12 39 (3.59%) Software Engineer
13 34 (3.13%) Test Leader
13 34 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.04%) ScrumMaster
15 32 (2.94%) Android Developer
16 31 (2.85%) C# Developer
17 29 (2.67%) QA Analyst
17 29 (2.67%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (19.60%) HTML
2 201 (18.49%) .NET
3 155 (14.26%) XML
4 151 (13.89%) Web Services
5 141 (12.97%) CSS
6 102 (9.38%) HTML5
7 89 (8.19%) ASP.NET
7 89 (8.19%) jQuery
8 84 (7.73%) RESTful
9 71 (6.53%) AngularJS
9 71 (6.53%) SOAP
10 61 (5.61%) JSON
11 58 (5.34%) J2EE
12 57 (5.24%) .NET Framework
13 50 (4.60%) Spring
14 48 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 47 (4.32%) REST
16 43 (3.96%) Gherkin
17 36 (3.31%) Servlets
18 35 (3.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 78 (7.18%) Mobile App
2 71 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (4.32%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.39%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.39%) User Experience
5 23 (2.12%) Data Structures
6 20 (1.84%) Algorithms
7 17 (1.56%) Data Conversion
8 12 (1.10%) Market Risk
9 9 (0.83%) Wiki
9 9 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 9 (0.83%) NHS
10 8 (0.74%) Social Media
11 7 (0.64%) iPad
11 7 (0.64%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.64%) Equities
11 7 (0.64%) RIA
12 6 (0.55%) Blog
12 6 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 163 (15.00%) Linux
2 116 (10.67%) Windows
3 91 (8.37%) UNIX
4 79 (7.27%) Android
5 66 (6.07%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.93%) VME
7 18 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.47%) AIX
9 15 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.38%) CentOS
10 13 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 10 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.55%) Solaris
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.28%) Scientific Linux
16 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (33.21%) Continuous Integration
3 300 (27.60%) Scrum
4 275 (25.30%) TDD
5 192 (17.66%) Test Scripting
6 168 (15.46%) Test Automation
7 163 (15.00%) BDD
8 130 (11.96%) Unit Testing
9 123 (11.32%) E-Commerce
10 122 (11.22%) Software Engineering
11 108 (9.94%) Manual Testing
12 104 (9.57%) SDLC
13 103 (9.48%) OO
14 97 (8.92%) User Acceptance Testing
15 94 (8.65%) Regression Testing
16 92 (8.46%) Test Strategy
17 84 (7.73%) Open Source
18 81 (7.45%) Software Testing
18 81 (7.45%) DevOps
19 79 (7.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 372 (34.22%) Java
2 283 (26.03%) SQL
3 274 (25.21%) JavaScript
4 234 (21.53%) C#
5 92 (8.46%) Python
6 75 (6.90%) PHP
7 49 (4.51%) Ruby
8 42 (3.86%) PL/SQL
8 42 (3.86%) C++
9 41 (3.77%) Perl
10 27 (2.48%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.39%) T-SQL
12 22 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.93%) C
13 21 (1.93%) Objective-C
14 17 (1.56%) COBOL
15 14 (1.29%) Groovy
15 14 (1.29%) Scala
16 7 (0.64%) VB
17 6 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 98 (9.02%) ISEB
2 97 (8.92%) Security Cleared
3 94 (8.65%) Degree
4 74 (6.81%) ISTQB
5 56 (5.15%) SC Cleared
6 34 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.092%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (23.37%) QA
2 7 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.46%) COREP
3 5 (0.46%) FINREP
3 5 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.092%) Basel II
6 1 (0.092%) HL7
System Software
1 34 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.47%) Docker
3 13 (1.20%) QEMU
3 13 (1.20%) KVM
4 9 (0.83%) Xen
5 7 (0.64%) Varnish
6 5 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.092%) NFS
8 1 (0.092%) NDS
8 1 (0.092%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.092%) vCloud
8 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (6.90%) Puppet
2 49 (4.51%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.01%) Vagrant
5 8 (0.74%) Control-M
5 8 (0.74%) Ansible
6 6 (0.55%) Nagios
7 5 (0.46%) Cacti
8 4 (0.37%) CA LISA
8 4 (0.37%) SmokePing
8 4 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.37%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.37%) logstash
9 3 (0.28%) Salt
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.092%) Netcool
10 1 (0.092%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.092%) SCCM
10 1 (0.092%) SCOM
10 1 (0.092%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 145 (13.34%) Oracle
2 95 (8.74%) Microsoft
3 82 (7.54%) HP
4 45 (4.14%) IBM
5 35 (3.22%) VMware
6 33 (3.04%) Google
7 17 (1.56%) Sybase
8 16 (1.47%) Zend
9 13 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 13 (1.20%) New Relic
10 11 (1.01%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.92%) SAP
11 10 (0.92%) Ab Initio
12 9 (0.83%) WSO2
13 7 (0.64%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.55%) Cadence
14 6 (0.55%) JD Edwards
14 6 (0.55%) Apigee
15 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.46%) ATG
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago