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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 223 244 270
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +26
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 510 453 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.14% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 302 198
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.25 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £28.80 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -5.84%

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +17 477 £369 -1.66% 207
London +23 235 £450 +5.88% 87
South East +20 90 £361 -0.77% 44
City of London +16 49 £500 +2.56% 26
North West +7 42 £345 +9.52% 25
Hampshire +17 31 £349 +7.45% 8
Yorkshire -7 29 £300 - 11
South West -1 28 £375 +16.73% 8
Berkshire +25 27 £400 -5.32% 5
West Yorkshire -3 25 £300 - 8
East of England -15 25 £345 -10.96% 16
Leeds 0 24 £300 - 7
Lancashire +31 22 £352 +0.57%
Blackpool +22 19 £375 +7.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 19 £373 +6.42% 5
Tyne and Wear -2 19 £373 +6.42% 5
North East -3 19 £373 +6.42% 5
Bristol +7 18 £350 +6.87% 3
Reading - 14 £438 - 3
West Sussex - 13 £334 - 4
Hertfordshire -1 12 £298 - 1
Cheshire -3 12 £313 +2.04% 7
Surrey +1 11 £380 +5.55% 5
West Midlands +1 11 £295 - 3
Wales -5 11 £300 -14.28%
Watford +5 10 - -
South Wales -5 10 £300 -14.28%
Cardiff +9 9 £300 -25.00%
Scotland -7 9 £350 -6.66% 17
Bracknell +1 8 - - 2

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 535 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (38.45%) Continuous Integration
3 347 (35.02%) Java
4 270 (27.25%) SQL
5 253 (25.53%) Scrum
6 242 (24.42%) Selenium
7 217 (21.90%) TDD
8 216 (21.80%) JavaScript
9 202 (20.38%) Linux
10 194 (19.58%) C#
11 191 (19.27%) HTML
12 185 (18.67%) QA
13 175 (17.66%) .NET
14 167 (16.85%) Git (software)
15 166 (16.75%) Jenkins
16 157 (15.84%) Test Scripting
17 143 (14.43%) BDD
18 141 (14.23%) SQL Server
19 135 (13.62%) Web Services
19 135 (13.62%) DevOps
20 134 (13.52%) Finance
21 128 (12.92%) Test Automation
22 124 (12.51%) OO
23 123 (12.41%) CSS
23 123 (12.41%) Oracle
23 123 (12.41%) Cucumber
24 122 (12.31%) XML
25 118 (11.91%) Unit Testing
26 106 (10.70%) Puppet
27 104 (10.49%) Security Cleared

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 53 (5.35%) Apache
2 49 (4.94%) WebSphere
3 37 (3.73%) Tomcat
4 36 (3.63%) CMS
5 29 (2.93%) Confluence
6 28 (2.83%) Node.js
6 28 (2.83%) JBoss
7 23 (2.32%) IIS
8 18 (1.82%) Jetty
9 17 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 17 (1.72%) nginx
10 13 (1.31%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.31%) Kentico
11 11 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (0.91%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.91%) uiautomator
13 8 (0.81%) Drupal
14 6 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
15 4 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 48 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.03%) MS Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.10%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (1.21%) Magento
2 7 (0.71%) SAP SD
2 7 (0.71%) SAP PP
3 5 (0.50%) Summit
4 3 (0.30%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.20%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.20%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.14%) PaaS
2 32 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (1.61%) Google App Engine
6 15 (1.51%) SaaS
7 11 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (0.61%) GitHub
9 2 (0.20%) IaaS
10 1 (0.10%) Trello
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.10%) Force.com
10 1 (0.10%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.74%) HTTP
2 38 (3.83%) TCP/IP
3 35 (3.53%) DNS
4 33 (3.33%) FTP
4 33 (3.33%) Internet
5 28 (2.83%) DHCP
5 28 (2.83%) IPsec
6 21 (2.12%) SSL
7 4 (0.40%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.40%) VPN
7 4 (0.40%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.30%) Firewall
8 3 (0.30%) ATM
8 3 (0.30%) LDAP
9 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.20%) Extranet
10 1 (0.10%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.10%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.10%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.77%) MySQL
3 65 (6.56%) MongoDB
4 64 (6.46%) Relational Database
5 55 (5.55%) RDBMS
6 47 (4.74%) NoSQL
7 32 (3.23%) DB2
8 31 (3.13%) Oracle Database
9 30 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (2.12%) DbVisualizer
11 17 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.51%) Hadoop
13 13 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.91%) Oracle9i Database
15 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.81%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 242 (24.42%) Selenium
2 167 (16.85%) Git (software)
3 166 (16.75%) Jenkins
4 123 (12.41%) Cucumber
5 95 (9.59%) JIRA
6 85 (8.58%) Subversion
7 75 (7.57%) WebDriver
8 63 (6.36%) Maven
9 61 (6.16%) QuickTest Pro
10 57 (5.75%) JUnit
11 50 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
12 44 (4.44%) Visual Studio
13 39 (3.94%) NUnit
14 35 (3.53%) LoadRunner
15 34 (3.43%) Ant
15 34 (3.43%) SpecFlow
16 28 (2.83%) TeamCity
17 27 (2.72%) Appium
18 26 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (2.62%) SoapUI
General
1 134 (13.52%) Finance
2 75 (7.57%) Banking
3 42 (4.24%) Retail
4 40 (4.04%) Investment Banking
5 22 (2.22%) Games
6 20 (2.02%) Front Office
6 20 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.82%) Publishing
8 16 (1.61%) Marketing
9 13 (1.31%) Legal
10 10 (1.01%) Back Office
11 8 (0.81%) Automotive
12 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.40%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.40%) Electronics
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.20%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 332 (33.50%) Developer
2 159 (16.04%) Analyst
3 140 (14.13%) Test Analyst
4 132 (13.32%) Tester
5 74 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 55 (5.55%) Java Developer
7 50 (5.05%) .NET Developer
7 50 (5.05%) Test Engineer
8 48 (4.84%) Senior Developer
9 38 (3.83%) Front-End Developer
10 36 (3.63%) Test Manager
11 35 (3.53%) Android Developer
12 32 (3.23%) Software Engineer
13 30 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 30 (3.03%) Consultant
14 29 (2.93%) Automation Tester
15 28 (2.83%) ScrumMaster
15 28 (2.83%) QA Analyst
16 25 (2.52%) Test Leader
17 23 (2.32%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (19.27%) HTML
2 175 (17.66%) .NET
3 135 (13.62%) Web Services
4 123 (12.41%) CSS
5 122 (12.31%) XML
6 88 (8.88%) HTML5
7 82 (8.27%) RESTful
8 80 (8.07%) jQuery
9 64 (6.46%) JSON
10 61 (6.16%) ASP.NET
11 52 (5.25%) SOAP
12 50 (5.05%) REST
13 49 (4.94%) Spring
14 48 (4.84%) .NET Framework
14 48 (4.84%) AngularJS
15 44 (4.44%) J2EE
16 42 (4.24%) WCF
17 38 (3.83%) Gherkin
18 32 (3.23%) CSS3
19 30 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 59 (5.95%) Mobile App
2 53 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 18 (1.82%) User Experience
5 16 (1.61%) Data Conversion
6 15 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.21%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.91%) NHS
8 9 (0.91%) Market Risk
9 8 (0.81%) Social Media
9 8 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.81%) Equities
10 7 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.50%) Tandem
11 5 (0.50%) RIA
11 5 (0.50%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.40%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.30%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 202 (20.38%) Linux
2 101 (10.19%) Windows
3 90 (9.08%) UNIX
4 75 (7.57%) Android
5 58 (5.85%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.93%) CentOS
7 24 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 20 (2.02%) VME
10 17 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.61%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.81%) Windows 7
13 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.71%) AIX
13 7 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.50%) Solaris
15 4 (0.40%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.40%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.30%) Scientific Linux
16 3 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 381 (38.45%) Continuous Integration
3 253 (25.53%) Scrum
4 217 (21.90%) TDD
5 157 (15.84%) Test Scripting
6 143 (14.43%) BDD
7 135 (13.62%) DevOps
8 128 (12.92%) Test Automation
9 124 (12.51%) OO
10 118 (11.91%) Unit Testing
11 101 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 97 (9.79%) Configuration Management
13 96 (9.69%) Software Engineering
14 91 (9.18%) Manual Testing
14 91 (9.18%) Open Source
15 85 (8.58%) User Acceptance Testing
16 83 (8.38%) Regression Testing
16 83 (8.38%) SDLC
17 72 (7.27%) MVC
18 68 (6.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 347 (35.02%) Java
2 270 (27.25%) SQL
3 216 (21.80%) JavaScript
4 194 (19.58%) C#
5 89 (8.98%) Python
6 60 (6.05%) PHP
6 60 (6.05%) Ruby
7 49 (4.94%) PL/SQL
8 48 (4.84%) Perl
9 36 (3.63%) Bash Shell
10 29 (2.93%) C++
11 21 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 21 (2.12%) C
12 20 (2.02%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.61%) Objective-C
13 16 (1.61%) COBOL
14 11 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.01%) VB
16 8 (0.81%) Groovy
17 6 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 104 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.88%) ISEB
3 77 (7.77%) Degree
4 75 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 62 (6.26%) ISTQB
6 37 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.10%) PMP
9 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (18.67%) QA
2 5 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (0.50%) ISO 14001
2 5 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.50%) COREP
2 5 (0.50%) FINREP
2 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.10%) HL7
3 1 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.10%) GMP
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.31%) QEMU
3 13 (1.31%) KVM
4 10 (1.01%) Docker
5 9 (0.91%) Xen
6 7 (0.71%) Varnish
7 4 (0.40%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) NDS
8 1 (0.10%) vCloud
8 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 106 (10.70%) Puppet
2 68 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (1.72%) Ansible
5 7 (0.71%) Control-M
6 6 (0.61%) Nagios
7 5 (0.50%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.50%) CA LISA
7 5 (0.50%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.50%) Cacti
8 4 (0.40%) SmokePing
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.10%) Netcool
9 1 (0.10%) logstash
9 1 (0.10%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.10%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 123 (12.41%) Oracle
2 98 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 73 (7.37%) HP
4 32 (3.23%) VMware
5 29 (2.93%) IBM
5 29 (2.93%) Google
6 20 (2.02%) Zend
7 16 (1.61%) Sybase
8 14 (1.41%) SAP
9 10 (1.01%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.81%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.81%) Apigee
11 7 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.61%) WSO2
12 6 (0.61%) Apple
12 6 (0.61%) Ab Initio
13 5 (0.50%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.50%) CA
14 4 (0.40%) Pega
14 4 (0.40%) AppDynamics
South East London
London & Partners
Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £387.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capgemini Financial Services UK Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ASG International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Franklin Bates
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago