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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automated Testing
Rank 198 216 232
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +16
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 700 633 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.11% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.39% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 459 322
Median daily rate £413 £388 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +2.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £59.31 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+48.27% +1.26%

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
44685 45554 42380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29541 29536 26295
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1193 1184
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +7 665 £416 +7.14% 215
London +29 333 £450 - 72
South East +3 123 £400 +9.58% 30
City of London +50 62 £450 -10.00% 16
West Midlands -9 43 £450 +50.00% 10
Yorkshire +10 42 £400 +23.07% 22
West Sussex +15 40 £410 +26.15%
West Yorkshire +9 38 £400 +23.07% 16
South West -7 34 £400 +6.66% 21
Leeds +6 31 £413 +26.92% 14
Hampshire -12 30 £450 +38.46% 10
North West -25 30 £325 -13.33% 24
North East -39 30 £325 +4.41% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 29 £325 +3.17% 2
Tyne and Wear -42 29 £325 +4.41% 2
Worthing +8 26 £485 +33.79%
Manchester +3 25 £325 - 17
East Midlands +10 22 £338 +3.84% 17
Scotland +11 21 £273 -23.50% 4
Berkshire +4 16 £350 -12.50% 6
Nottingham +6 14 £338 +8.00% 10
Nottinghamshire +1 14 £338 +8.00% 11
Shropshire -20 13 £450 +63.63%
East of England +4 12 £375 +13.20% 17
Bristol -1 12 £475 +26.66% 3
Telford -21 12 £450 +63.63%
Croydon - 12 £380 - 1
Portsmouth - 12 £463 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 11 £400 -1.23% 6
Birmingham -7 10 £490 +63.33% 5

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 877 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (41.03%) Java
3 466 (33.84%) Continuous Integration
4 410 (29.77%) Scrum
5 350 (25.42%) HTML
6 339 (24.62%) Git (software)
7 337 (24.47%) TDD
8 317 (23.02%) CSS
9 316 (22.95%) JavaScript
10 302 (21.93%) Selenium
11 291 (21.13%) Jenkins
12 265 (19.24%) HTML5
13 258 (18.74%) REST
14 256 (18.59%) QA
15 254 (18.45%) SQL
16 248 (18.01%) C#
17 244 (17.72%) Linux
18 234 (16.99%) JIRA
19 231 (16.78%) Ruby
20 211 (15.32%) Python
21 206 (14.96%) Open Source
22 194 (14.09%) Web Services
22 194 (14.09%) JSON
23 186 (13.51%) BDD
24 185 (13.44%) HTTP
25 183 (13.29%) Finance
26 176 (12.78%) CSS3
27 173 (12.56%) RESTful
28 172 (12.49%) JUnit
29 171 (12.42%) 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 88 (6.39%) Confluence
2 48 (3.49%) CMS
3 38 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 26 (1.89%) Apache
5 24 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.67%) IIS
7 22 (1.60%) JBoss
8 16 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.09%) Jetty
10 13 (0.94%) Drupal
11 10 (0.73%) nginx
11 10 (0.73%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.73%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.58%) SAS
14 7 (0.51%) EPiServer CMS
15 6 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.36%) GeoServer
16 5 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 45 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.16%) MS Office
3 4 (0.29%) PaintShop Pro
3 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.073%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.73%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.58%) Beauchamp
5 8 (0.58%) Magento
6 7 (0.51%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.15%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.073%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 84 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.05%) GitHub
3 26 (1.89%) Google Play
4 25 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 17 (1.23%) SaaS
7 11 (0.80%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 11 (0.80%) Force.com
7 11 (0.80%) Heroku
8 10 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (0.58%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.51%) Veeva
11 4 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
11 4 (0.29%) PaaS
12 3 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 185 (13.44%) HTTP
2 37 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 29 (2.11%) Internet
4 18 (1.31%) FTP
5 16 (1.16%) DHCP
5 16 (1.16%) DNS
6 15 (1.09%) IPsec
7 13 (0.94%) DVB
7 13 (0.94%) Kerberos
8 12 (0.87%) SSL
9 11 (0.80%) LDAP
10 9 (0.65%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.36%) H.323
11 5 (0.36%) Network Security
11 5 (0.36%) Telepresence
12 3 (0.22%) PuTTY
12 3 (0.22%) SSH
12 3 (0.22%) WinSCP
12 3 (0.22%) Wireless
13 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 112 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 79 (5.74%) MySQL
4 74 (5.37%) MongoDB
4 74 (5.37%) NoSQL
5 57 (4.14%) Big Data
6 46 (3.34%) Oracle Database
7 44 (3.20%) Hadoop
8 42 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 42 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
9 37 (2.69%) RDBMS
10 21 (1.53%) DB2
11 20 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 14 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.87%) HBase
15 12 (0.87%) Redis
16 10 (0.73%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 339 (24.62%) Git (software)
2 302 (21.93%) Selenium
3 291 (21.13%) Jenkins
4 234 (16.99%) JIRA
5 172 (12.49%) JUnit
6 157 (11.40%) Subversion
7 151 (10.97%) Cucumber
8 108 (7.84%) WebDriver
9 74 (5.37%) Maven
10 65 (4.72%) HP UFT
10 65 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 60 (4.36%) Gradle
12 48 (3.49%) SpecFlow
13 44 (3.20%) Appium
14 42 (3.05%) Grunt
15 38 (2.76%) Ant
16 35 (2.54%) JMeter
17 34 (2.47%) SoapUI
18 32 (2.32%) Visual Studio
19 29 (2.11%) TeamCity
General
1 183 (13.29%) Finance
2 92 (6.68%) Banking
3 52 (3.78%) Games
4 35 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.47%) Retail
6 33 (2.40%) Marketing
7 25 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 22 (1.60%) Front Office
9 17 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.16%) Back Office
11 15 (1.09%) Publishing
12 9 (0.65%) Electronics
13 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.29%) Advertising
15 3 (0.22%) Legal
15 3 (0.22%) Online Betting
16 2 (0.15%) French Language
17 1 (0.073%) Interactive Media
17 1 (0.073%) Military
17 1 (0.073%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 608 (44.15%) Developer
2 171 (12.42%) Tester
3 153 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 139 (10.09%) Analyst
5 126 (9.15%) Test Analyst
6 108 (7.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 100 (7.26%) Test Engineer
8 83 (6.03%) Senior Developer
9 80 (5.81%) Scala Developer
10 79 (5.74%) Automation Tester
11 62 (4.50%) QA Engineer
12 58 (4.21%) C# Developer
13 54 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
14 50 (3.63%) Test Automation Engineer
15 49 (3.56%) Consultant
16 48 (3.49%) Test Manager
17 46 (3.34%) QA Tester
18 45 (3.27%) Agile Developer
19 43 (3.12%) DevOps Engineer
20 42 (3.05%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (25.42%) HTML
2 317 (23.02%) CSS
3 265 (19.24%) HTML5
4 258 (18.74%) REST
5 194 (14.09%) JSON
5 194 (14.09%) Web Services
6 176 (12.78%) CSS3
7 173 (12.56%) RESTful
8 138 (10.02%) Spring
9 137 (9.95%) .NET
10 128 (9.30%) Ajax
10 128 (9.30%) XML
11 127 (9.22%) AngularJS
12 106 (7.70%) Ruby on Rails
13 99 (7.19%) Play Framework
14 93 (6.75%) Django
15 87 (6.32%) Guice
15 87 (6.32%) Node.js
16 70 (5.08%) jQuery
17 64 (4.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (5.95%) User Experience
2 70 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 58 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 56 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (2.90%) Data Structures
6 32 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 28 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.89%) Virtual Team
10 22 (1.60%) iPad
11 20 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.16%) Animation
12 16 (1.16%) iPhone
13 15 (1.09%) Cryptography
14 14 (1.02%) Fintech
14 14 (1.02%) STB
15 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.94%) MPEG
16 12 (0.87%) Hedge funds
16 12 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 244 (17.72%) Linux
2 104 (7.55%) Windows
3 100 (7.26%) Android
4 96 (6.97%) Apple iOS
5 79 (5.74%) Unix
6 22 (1.60%) CentOS
7 15 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.73%) CoreOS
9 10 (0.73%) Windows Server
10 7 (0.51%) VME
11 6 (0.44%) AIX
11 6 (0.44%) Solaris
12 4 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.15%) Debian
15 1 (0.073%) SUSE
15 1 (0.073%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 877 (63.69%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (33.84%) Continuous Integration
3 410 (29.77%) Scrum
4 337 (24.47%) TDD
5 206 (14.96%) Open Source
6 186 (13.51%) BDD
7 165 (11.98%) DevOps
8 154 (11.18%) Software Engineering
9 150 (10.89%) Configuration Management
10 143 (10.38%) Test Automation
11 138 (10.02%) Test Scripting
12 134 (9.73%) Mentoring
13 131 (9.51%) MVC
14 128 (9.30%) Front End Development
15 123 (8.93%) Manual Testing
16 121 (8.79%) Kanban
17 118 (8.57%) Web Development
18 113 (8.21%) Continuous Delivery
19 112 (8.13%) Pair Programming
20 107 (7.77%) OO
Programming Languages
1 565 (41.03%) Java
2 316 (22.95%) JavaScript
3 254 (18.45%) SQL
4 248 (18.01%) C#
5 231 (16.78%) Ruby
6 211 (15.32%) Python
7 171 (12.42%) Scala
8 70 (5.08%) PHP
9 53 (3.85%) C++
10 35 (2.54%) Bash Shell
11 32 (2.32%) Perl
12 25 (1.82%) C
12 25 (1.82%) TypeScript
13 24 (1.74%) Groovy
14 23 (1.67%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.60%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.23%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.16%) Apex Code
17 16 (1.16%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 113 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 88 (6.39%) Degree
3 84 (6.10%) ISEB
4 76 (5.52%) ISTQB
5 66 (4.79%) SC Cleared
6 35 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 32 (2.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.87%) CISSP
9 12 (0.87%) Sun Certification
10 10 (0.73%) CEH
10 10 (0.73%) CREST Certified
11 8 (0.58%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.29%) HND
12 4 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.22%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.22%) HNC
13 3 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.22%) PhD
14 2 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (18.59%) QA
2 9 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.22%) SDET
4 2 (0.15%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.15%) HL7
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) SLA
4 2 (0.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.073%) GCP
5 1 (0.073%) GMP
5 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (4.21%) Docker
2 14 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.65%) HDFS
5 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.36%) vSphere
7 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.22%) Varnish
9 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.073%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.073%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 82 (5.95%) Puppet
2 56 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (2.76%) Ansible
5 10 (0.73%) HP SiteScope
5 10 (0.73%) Terraform
6 9 (0.65%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.58%) Netcool
8 4 (0.29%) Graphite
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.15%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.15%) logstash
10 2 (0.15%) rkt
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.15%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.073%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.073%) Kibana
11 1 (0.073%) Salt
11 1 (0.073%) SELinux
11 1 (0.073%) StatsD
Vendors
1 149 (10.82%) Oracle
2 146 (10.60%) Google
3 91 (6.61%) Microsoft
4 54 (3.92%) HP
5 43 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
6 41 (2.98%) SAP
7 26 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 21 (1.53%) IBM
9 17 (1.23%) Apple
9 17 (1.23%) Talend
10 16 (1.16%) New Relic
11 15 (1.09%) Mercator
12 14 (1.02%) Adobe
13 12 (0.87%) Facebook
13 12 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 10 (0.73%) ServiceNow
14 10 (0.73%) Siebel
14 10 (0.73%) VMware
15 9 (0.65%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.65%) Twitter
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InfinityQuest
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 20 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
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Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
EXCELerate
Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
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Posted: 6 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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Austin Fraser
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Experis Ltd
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London
Hydrogen
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
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Success Appointments
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Spectrum IT
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