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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 224 222 283
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +61
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 478 439 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.87% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.17% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 295 177
Average daily rate
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£415 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £39.50 £26.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £39.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.45% -1.25%

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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
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 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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 -19 435 £425 +16.83% 215
London -4 221 £450 +16.88% 75
South East -4 106 £384 +9.64% 42
City of London +7 50 £488 +25.80% 21
Hampshire +4 32 £350 +17.64% 11
South West -32 32 £425 +21.42% 17
Yorkshire -7 27 £325 -12.75% 25
West Yorkshire -8 25 £325 -13.33% 22
Surrey +6 23 £450 +41.17% 7
Leeds 0 21 £350 -3.44% 17
Buckinghamshire -4 20 £413 +3.12% 3
East of England 0 17 £475 +46.15% 12
Milton Keynes -8 17 £406 +1.56% 2
Scotland +8 16 £313 +1.13% 11
Berkshire -3 14 £313 -3.47% 11
Bristol -9 14 £438 +25.00% 7
Edinburgh - 12 £313 - 6
Southampton - 12 £380 - 2
Cambridgeshire +4 11 £475 +49.60% 9
North West -17 11 £500 +48.14% 24
Wales -5 10 £333 -1.48%
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 - 5
North East - 8 £350 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £350 - 5
East Midlands +2 7 £330 +10.00% 9
South Wales -1 7 £333 -1.48%
Leatherhead - 7 £450 - 1
West Midlands -6 6 £350 +40.00% 6
Somerset -6 6 £311 -17.00% 2
East Sussex - 6 £290 - 5

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 653 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 382 (36.11%) Java
3 370 (34.97%) Continuous Integration
4 321 (30.34%) Scrum
5 282 (26.65%) SQL
6 248 (23.44%) TDD
7 245 (23.16%) Selenium
8 220 (20.79%) C#
9 218 (20.60%) Linux
10 208 (19.66%) JavaScript
11 196 (18.53%) HTML
11 196 (18.53%) .NET
12 184 (17.39%) Git (software)
13 183 (17.30%) BDD
14 170 (16.07%) QA
15 163 (15.41%) Security Cleared
16 156 (14.74%) Jenkins
17 155 (14.65%) Web Services
18 152 (14.37%) DevOps
19 138 (13.04%) Finance
20 130 (12.29%) SC Cleared
21 128 (12.10%) Puppet
22 126 (11.91%) Test Scripting
23 119 (11.25%) HTML5
24 116 (10.96%) Manual Testing
24 116 (10.96%) CSS
24 116 (10.96%) OO
25 114 (10.78%) JIRA
26 113 (10.68%) Ruby
26 113 (10.68%) Cucumber

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 78 (7.37%) Apache
2 35 (3.31%) Tomcat
2 35 (3.31%) CMS
3 34 (3.21%) JBoss
4 28 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.80%) Drupal
6 17 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 16 (1.51%) Confluence
8 15 (1.42%) IIS
9 14 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.23%) Kentico
11 11 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.95%) Jetty
13 9 (0.85%) nginx
14 7 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.66%) Node.js
14 7 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.57%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
16 5 (0.47%) Alfresco
Applications
1 62 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.70%) MS Office
3 5 (0.47%) MS Project
4 3 (0.28%) Mingle
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.04%) Magento
2 10 (0.95%) Summit
3 7 (0.66%) SAP SD
3 7 (0.66%) SAP PP
4 4 (0.38%) RMDS
4 4 (0.38%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.19%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.19%) SAP ECC
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.095%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.095%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 73 (6.90%) PaaS
2 20 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (1.80%) SaaS
4 13 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.13%) Joyent
6 8 (0.76%) GitHub
7 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.66%) Google App Engine
7 7 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.28%) IaaS
8 3 (0.28%) Trello
9 1 (0.095%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.69%) HTTP
2 28 (2.65%) Internet
3 23 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.70%) DNS
4 18 (1.70%) SSL
4 18 (1.70%) FTP
5 16 (1.51%) DHCP
5 16 (1.51%) IPsec
6 8 (0.76%) MVNO
7 4 (0.38%) iBeacon
7 4 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.38%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.38%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.19%) ATM
8 2 (0.19%) Intranet
8 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.19%) Firewall
9 1 (0.095%) DVB
9 1 (0.095%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.095%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 111 (10.49%) MySQL
3 56 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 47 (4.44%) MongoDB
5 37 (3.50%) Oracle Database
6 34 (3.21%) RDBMS
7 26 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 22 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 20 (1.89%) DB2
11 15 (1.42%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.76%) OLTP
15 6 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
16 4 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
16 4 (0.38%) Big Data
16 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 245 (23.16%) Selenium
2 184 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 156 (14.74%) Jenkins
4 114 (10.78%) JIRA
5 113 (10.68%) Cucumber
6 93 (8.79%) Subversion
7 81 (7.66%) QuickTest Pro
8 78 (7.37%) Maven
8 78 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (5.10%) PHPUnit
10 51 (4.82%) WebDriver
11 48 (4.54%) Visual Studio
12 43 (4.06%) JUnit
13 40 (3.78%) SpecFlow
14 38 (3.59%) SoapUI
15 32 (3.02%) Appium
16 31 (2.93%) LoadRunner
16 31 (2.93%) NUnit
17 30 (2.84%) TeamCity
18 29 (2.74%) JMeter
General
1 138 (13.04%) Finance
2 69 (6.52%) Banking
3 51 (4.82%) Games
4 42 (3.97%) Investment Banking
5 26 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.36%) Front Office
7 21 (1.98%) Publishing
8 12 (1.13%) Retail
8 12 (1.13%) Back Office
9 10 (0.95%) Marketing
10 9 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.38%) Advertising
11 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 3 (0.28%) Electronics
12 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.095%) Automotive
14 1 (0.095%) Law
14 1 (0.095%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 383 (36.20%) Developer
2 163 (15.41%) Analyst
3 144 (13.61%) Test Analyst
3 144 (13.61%) Tester
4 72 (6.81%) .NET Developer
5 71 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
6 69 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 59 (5.58%) Java Developer
8 56 (5.29%) Test Engineer
9 43 (4.06%) ScrumMaster
9 43 (4.06%) Automation Tester
10 33 (3.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 33 (3.12%) Software Engineer
11 32 (3.02%) SQL Developer
11 32 (3.02%) C# Developer
11 32 (3.02%) Front-End Developer
12 30 (2.84%) Test Leader
13 28 (2.65%) Consultant
14 27 (2.55%) Test Manager
15 26 (2.46%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (18.53%) HTML
1 196 (18.53%) .NET
2 155 (14.65%) Web Services
3 119 (11.25%) HTML5
4 116 (10.96%) CSS
5 104 (9.83%) XML
6 85 (8.03%) RESTful
7 77 (7.28%) jQuery
8 71 (6.71%) ASP.NET
9 69 (6.52%) REST
10 62 (5.86%) JSON
11 59 (5.58%) Spring
11 59 (5.58%) SOAP
12 52 (4.91%) .NET Framework
13 51 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 48 (4.54%) CSS3
15 43 (4.06%) WCF
16 37 (3.50%) Doctrine
17 34 (3.21%) Zend Framework
17 34 (3.21%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.79%) Open Source
2 56 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.10%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.36%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.61%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.42%) Taxonomies
6 15 (1.42%) Equities
7 14 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (1.32%) NHS
8 13 (1.23%) Derivative
9 12 (1.13%) User Experience
10 10 (0.95%) Market Risk
10 10 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.85%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.85%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.76%) Social Media
12 8 (0.76%) Streaming Media
13 7 (0.66%) IPTV
13 7 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 218 (20.60%) Linux
2 100 (9.45%) UNIX
3 80 (7.56%) Windows
4 70 (6.62%) CentOS
5 58 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 52 (4.91%) Android
7 35 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (2.93%) Ubuntu
9 27 (2.55%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.57%) AIX
12 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.19%) Solaris
15 1 (0.095%) HPUX
15 1 (0.095%) Scientific Linux
15 1 (0.095%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (34.97%) Continuous Integration
3 321 (30.34%) Scrum
4 248 (23.44%) TDD
5 183 (17.30%) BDD
6 152 (14.37%) DevOps
7 126 (11.91%) Test Scripting
8 116 (10.96%) Manual Testing
8 116 (10.96%) OO
9 113 (10.68%) Test Automation
10 105 (9.92%) Configuration Management
11 99 (9.36%) Mentoring
12 97 (9.17%) Unit Testing
13 95 (8.98%) Software Testing
14 94 (8.88%) Software Engineering
15 84 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
16 82 (7.75%) User Stories
17 71 (6.71%) Kanban
17 71 (6.71%) Change Management
18 69 (6.52%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 382 (36.11%) Java
2 282 (26.65%) SQL
3 220 (20.79%) C#
4 208 (19.66%) JavaScript
5 113 (10.68%) Ruby
6 99 (9.36%) Python
7 97 (9.17%) PHP
8 46 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 36 (3.40%) Perl
10 32 (3.02%) C++
11 29 (2.74%) PL/SQL
11 29 (2.74%) Scala
12 25 (2.36%) T-SQL
13 21 (1.98%) C
14 20 (1.89%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.85%) VB
17 8 (0.76%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.66%) Korn
19 6 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 163 (15.41%) Security Cleared
2 130 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 99 (9.36%) ISEB
4 78 (7.37%) ISTQB
5 57 (5.39%) Degree
6 25 (2.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.95%) VCP4
9 3 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.19%) HND
10 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.095%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.095%) ACSP
11 1 (0.095%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.095%) RHCE
11 1 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.095%) PMP
11 1 (0.095%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (16.07%) QA
2 9 (0.85%) ISO 14001
2 9 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.19%) Basel III
3 2 (0.19%) UCITS
4 1 (0.095%) SLA
4 1 (0.095%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.095%) GMP
4 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (1.70%) Varnish
2 10 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.47%) Xen
5 4 (0.38%) Docker
6 3 (0.28%) vCloud
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.095%) QEMU
8 1 (0.095%) KVM
8 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.095%) NDS
Systems Management
1 128 (12.10%) Puppet
2 87 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
3 73 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
4 35 (3.31%) Ansible
5 3 (0.28%) Control-M
5 3 (0.28%) Nagios
6 2 (0.19%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.095%) logstash
7 1 (0.095%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.095%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.095%) SCCM
7 1 (0.095%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.095%) Cacti
7 1 (0.095%) Munin
7 1 (0.095%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.095%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 106 (10.02%) Microsoft
2 104 (9.83%) Oracle
3 71 (6.71%) HP
4 40 (3.78%) Zend
5 20 (1.89%) Google
6 16 (1.51%) Rackspace
6 16 (1.51%) Sybase
7 15 (1.42%) IBM
8 13 (1.23%) SAP
9 11 (1.04%) VMware
10 10 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.57%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.57%) Apple
11 6 (0.57%) Telerik
12 5 (0.47%) Sitecore
12 5 (0.47%) WSO2
12 5 (0.47%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.47%) Ab Initio
13 4 (0.38%) ION Trading
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Barclaycard
Rate: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Barclaycard
Rate: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Derbyshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Blue Bridge Solutions Limited
Rate: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago