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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
UK
Rank 156 220 240
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +20
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 744 578 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.11% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 1.34% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 397 323
Median daily rate £401 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 4
Median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.86 £43.70 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.18 £176.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.88 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+26.40% +36.36%

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +67 690 £410 -2.38% 234
London +8 241 £475 - 75
South East +31 99 £430 +11.54% 31
Yorkshire +53 78 £390 +4.00% 35
North East +19 77 £350 -12.50% 3
Tyne and Wear +25 72 £350 -14.26% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +18 72 £350 -14.26% 3
West Yorkshire +49 61 £400 +6.66% 32
Leeds +37 59 £400 +6.66% 27
South West +39 57 £350 +7.69% 24
North West +24 48 £400 +17.64% 27
City of London -8 38 £450 - 10
East of England +5 31 £450 +21.62% 19
East Midlands +19 27 £408 +8.66% 9
Manchester +14 27 £345 +11.29% 18
Scotland +24 25 £350 +9.37% 2
West Sussex -4 24 £500 +53.80% 2
West Midlands +15 22 £440 +38.58% 11
Essex +17 21 £430 +72.00% 3
Berkshire +16 20 £450 +12.50% 4
Hampshire +10 19 £400 +8.10% 8
South Yorkshire +19 17 £340 -28.42%
Sheffield +15 17 £340 -28.42%
Devon +15 17 £380 +16.92% 1
Oxfordshire +8 17 £438 -12.50% 5
Edinburgh +22 16 £360 +16.59% 1
Worthing -5 16 £512 -
Shropshire - 14 £440 - 4
Plymouth +22 13 £400 -5.88%
Nottinghamshire +16 13 £406 -41.96% 4

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 1017 (73.22%) Agile Software Development
2 642 (46.22%) Java
3 495 (35.64%) Selenium
4 477 (34.34%) Scrum
5 452 (32.54%) Continuous Integration
6 417 (30.02%) TDD
7 363 (26.13%) Jenkins
8 351 (25.27%) QA
9 336 (24.19%) JavaScript
10 335 (24.12%) Git (software)
11 306 (22.03%) HTML
12 301 (21.67%) SQL
13 293 (21.09%) Cucumber
14 287 (20.66%) JIRA
15 274 (19.73%) C#
16 268 (19.29%) CSS
17 254 (18.29%) Python
18 246 (17.71%) Ruby
19 242 (17.42%) BDD
20 229 (16.49%) DevOps
21 228 (16.41%) Linux
22 225 (16.20%) Web Services
23 220 (15.84%) JSON
23 220 (15.84%) Test Automation
24 217 (15.62%) Scala
25 212 (15.26%) Test Scripting
26 197 (14.18%) Manual Testing
27 194 (13.97%) .NET
28 192 (13.82%) WebDriver
29 185 (13.32%) 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
1 136 (9.79%) Confluence
2 45 (3.24%) WebLogic
3 39 (2.81%) Apache Spark
4 37 (2.66%) CMS
5 35 (2.52%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.73%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.66%) Apache
8 22 (1.58%) JBoss
8 22 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 18 (1.30%) nginx
10 15 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 13 (0.94%) Apache Qpid
11 13 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.86%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.79%) IIS
14 10 (0.72%) Jetty
15 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.14%) HipChat
4 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.43%) Magento
3 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.072%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.072%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.072%) Maximo
6 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.072%) RMDS
6 1 (0.072%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (3.67%) GitHub
3 37 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 17 (1.22%) PaaS
5 17 (1.22%) SaaS
6 15 (1.08%) Google Analytics
7 14 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.58%) IaaS
10 6 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.43%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.43%) Office 365
11 5 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
11 5 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 142 (10.22%) HTTP
2 51 (3.67%) TCP/IP
3 35 (2.52%) Internet
4 17 (1.22%) SSL
5 16 (1.15%) LDAP
6 15 (1.08%) Wireshark
7 13 (0.94%) AMQP
7 13 (0.94%) VoIP
8 12 (0.86%) Network Security
9 8 (0.58%) RTSP
10 7 (0.50%) RTP
11 6 (0.43%) DVB
11 6 (0.43%) Skype
11 6 (0.43%) VPN
12 5 (0.36%) Bluetooth
12 5 (0.36%) DNS
12 5 (0.36%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.36%) Firewall
13 4 (0.29%) IPv4
13 4 (0.29%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (9.29%) Relational Database
2 117 (8.42%) SQL Server
3 71 (5.11%) MongoDB
4 70 (5.04%) NoSQL
5 55 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (2.88%) Big Data
7 38 (2.74%) MySQL
7 38 (2.74%) RDBMS
8 34 (2.45%) DB2
9 33 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (2.30%) Hadoop
11 18 (1.30%) Redis
12 15 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
15 9 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.58%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 495 (35.64%) Selenium
2 363 (26.13%) Jenkins
3 335 (24.12%) Git (software)
4 293 (21.09%) Cucumber
5 287 (20.66%) JIRA
6 192 (13.82%) WebDriver
7 182 (13.10%) JUnit
8 123 (8.86%) Subversion
9 101 (7.27%) Maven
9 101 (7.27%) SoapUI
10 77 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 72 (5.18%) RSpec
12 63 (4.54%) JBehave
13 61 (4.39%) Ant
14 57 (4.10%) Gradle
15 55 (3.96%) JMeter
16 50 (3.60%) SpecFlow
17 43 (3.10%) HP UFT
17 43 (3.10%) Visual Studio
18 42 (3.02%) IntelliJ
General
1 172 (12.38%) Finance
2 96 (6.91%) Banking
3 63 (4.54%) Games
4 53 (3.82%) Retail
5 37 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.23%) Marketing
7 17 (1.22%) Front Office
8 16 (1.15%) Publishing
9 13 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.50%) Advertising
12 6 (0.43%) Electronics
13 5 (0.36%) Automotive
14 4 (0.29%) Back Office
14 4 (0.29%) German Language
15 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
15 3 (0.22%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 601 (43.27%) Developer
2 218 (15.69%) Tester
3 210 (15.12%) Java Developer
4 131 (9.43%) Analyst
4 131 (9.43%) Automation Tester
5 129 (9.29%) Test Engineer
6 120 (8.64%) Test Analyst
7 102 (7.34%) QA Engineer
8 75 (5.40%) Scala Developer
9 65 (4.68%) QA Test Engineer
10 61 (4.39%) Senior Developer
11 60 (4.32%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 59 (4.25%) DevOps Engineer
13 56 (4.03%) C# Developer
14 52 (3.74%) Selenium Tester
15 48 (3.46%) Selenium Automation Tester
16 46 (3.31%) Test Leader
17 45 (3.24%) .NET Developer
18 44 (3.17%) Test Automation Engineer
19 43 (3.10%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (22.03%) HTML
2 268 (19.29%) CSS
3 225 (16.20%) Web Services
4 220 (15.84%) JSON
5 194 (13.97%) .NET
6 185 (13.32%) RESTful
7 175 (12.60%) HTML5
7 175 (12.60%) Spring
8 174 (12.53%) XML
9 161 (11.59%) REST
10 130 (9.36%) Gherkin
11 125 (9.00%) AngularJS
12 100 (7.20%) CSS3
13 96 (6.91%) Play Framework
14 92 (6.62%) Node.js
15 86 (6.19%) Ruby on Rails
16 81 (5.83%) Ajax
16 81 (5.83%) SOAP
17 79 (5.69%) jQuery
18 77 (5.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.03%) Mobile App
3 49 (3.53%) User Experience
4 47 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.23%) Algorithms
6 29 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 25 (1.80%) iPhone
8 20 (1.44%) Fintech
9 17 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 17 (1.22%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.15%) iPad
10 16 (1.15%) MPEG
11 14 (1.01%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (0.86%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.72%) STB
15 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.65%) Equities
15 9 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 228 (16.41%) Linux
2 119 (8.57%) Unix
3 97 (6.98%) Windows
4 88 (6.34%) Apple iOS
5 70 (5.04%) Android
6 28 (2.02%) Ubuntu
7 22 (1.58%) CentOS
8 13 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.65%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.14%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.14%) Debian
11 2 (0.14%) MVS
11 2 (0.14%) VME
12 1 (0.072%) Solaris
12 1 (0.072%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1017 (73.22%) Agile Software Development
2 477 (34.34%) Scrum
3 452 (32.54%) Continuous Integration
4 417 (30.02%) TDD
5 242 (17.42%) BDD
6 229 (16.49%) DevOps
7 220 (15.84%) Test Automation
8 212 (15.26%) Test Scripting
9 197 (14.18%) Manual Testing
10 181 (13.03%) Kanban
11 167 (12.02%) Software Engineering
12 165 (11.88%) Open Source
13 147 (10.58%) Unit Testing
14 143 (10.30%) Automation Testing
15 138 (9.94%) MVC
16 135 (9.72%) User Stories
17 130 (9.36%) OO
18 124 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
19 117 (8.42%) Configuration Management
20 110 (7.92%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 642 (46.22%) Java
2 336 (24.19%) JavaScript
3 301 (21.67%) SQL
4 274 (19.73%) C#
5 254 (18.29%) Python
6 246 (17.71%) Ruby
7 217 (15.62%) Scala
8 83 (5.98%) Groovy
9 71 (5.11%) Perl
10 50 (3.60%) C++
11 40 (2.88%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.74%) Apple Swift
13 35 (2.52%) Bash Shell
14 29 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.94%) C
15 27 (1.94%) PHP
16 25 (1.80%) Objective-C
17 20 (1.44%) Go
17 20 (1.44%) TypeScript
18 18 (1.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 144 (10.37%) Security Cleared
2 86 (6.19%) ISEB
3 82 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 73 (5.26%) Degree
5 70 (5.04%) ISTQB
6 41 (2.95%) DV Cleared
7 32 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.65%) HND
10 8 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.43%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.43%) HNC
11 6 (0.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.36%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.29%) PhD
13 4 (0.29%) PMP
14 2 (0.14%) CCNA
14 2 (0.14%) CCNP
14 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.072%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (25.27%) QA
2 33 (2.38%) WCAG
3 16 (1.15%) SDET
4 15 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (1.01%) MiFID
6 12 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.86%) EMIR
7 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 6 (0.43%) GMP
9 5 (0.36%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.14%) GCP
12 1 (0.072%) GxP
12 1 (0.072%) HL7
12 1 (0.072%) WAI
System Software
1 95 (6.84%) Docker
2 17 (1.22%) Apache Flume
2 17 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.22%) vSphere
5 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.072%) HDFS
6 1 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 78 (5.62%) Puppet
2 59 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (2.59%) Ansible
4 33 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.37%) Salt
6 17 (1.22%) Grafana
7 15 (1.08%) Kibana
8 8 (0.58%) Mesos
9 7 (0.50%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.50%) Terraform
10 4 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.29%) Packer
11 2 (0.14%) Graphite
11 2 (0.14%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (0.14%) Nagios
11 2 (0.14%) PowerCLI
11 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.072%) Marathon
12 1 (0.072%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 94 (6.77%) Oracle
2 86 (6.19%) Google
3 78 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 55 (3.96%) Atlassian
5 32 (2.30%) HP
6 18 (1.30%) Adobe
6 18 (1.30%) IBM
6 18 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.22%) Splunk
8 16 (1.15%) Perforce
9 15 (1.08%) New Relic
10 13 (0.94%) Sitecore
11 12 (0.86%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.79%) CA Agile Central
13 10 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.72%) Sybase
14 8 (0.58%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.58%) RedGate
14 8 (0.58%) SAP
14 8 (0.58%) VMware
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Montash
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £601 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Contingency Team
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: Competitive remuneration
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £485 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Betsold Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £490.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago