The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 328 376 410
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +34
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 353 311 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.67% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 197 165
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £510 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £342
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £190.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -85.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK.

Automation Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation 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 Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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 +57 335 £388 +3.33% 136
London -22 138 £425 +6.25% 70
South East +43 62 £400 +18.51% 9
Yorkshire +28 29 £325 +23.80% 13
East of England +21 25 £340 +4.61% 6
West Yorkshire +20 25 £325 +23.80% 10
Leeds +20 22 £320 +21.90% 10
South West +20 22 £305 -7.57% 14
West Midlands -6 21 £350 +3.70% 8
North West -16 21 £350 - 7
City of London +10 19 £463 +25.00% 20
North East -14 18 £300 -2.43% 4
Oxfordshire - 18 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear -18 17 £300 -2.43% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 17 £300 -2.43% 3
Manchester -8 15 £350 -9.67% 5
Oxford - 15 £400 - 1
Berkshire +16 14 £388 +40.90% 1
Bedfordshire +4 12 £350 -9.09% 2
Scotland +3 11 £300 - 7
Hampshire +14 10 £328 -12.08% 5
Wiltshire +20 9 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £290 -
Reading +20 8 £400 +45.45% 1
Swindon - 8 £275 -
Surrey +11 7 £375 +20.00% 1
Staffordshire - 7 £350 -
West Sussex +1 6 £450 +30.43%
Bedford -1 6 £400 +3.89% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £388 - 5

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 371 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (51.85%) Selenium
3 209 (33.55%) Java
4 196 (31.46%) QA
5 179 (28.73%) Cucumber
6 157 (25.20%) Scrum
7 143 (22.95%) BDD
8 141 (22.63%) Test Automation
9 134 (21.51%) Jenkins
10 132 (21.19%) TDD
11 123 (19.74%) WebDriver
12 121 (19.42%) SQL
12 121 (19.42%) Test Scripting
13 120 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
14 90 (14.45%) Performance Testing
14 90 (14.45%) JIRA
15 89 (14.29%) Git (software)
16 84 (13.48%) Open Source
17 83 (13.32%) Finance
18 82 (13.16%) JavaScript
19 80 (12.84%) JSON
20 79 (12.68%) C#
20 79 (12.68%) Linux
21 76 (12.20%) Automated Testing
22 73 (11.72%) HTML
23 69 (11.08%) Web Services
24 67 (10.75%) JMeter
25 65 (10.43%) Manual Testing
26 60 (9.63%) JUnit
26 60 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing

Automation 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 22 (3.53%) Tomcat
2 18 (2.89%) Confluence
3 15 (2.41%) JBoss
4 14 (2.25%) Apache
5 8 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.96%) Apache Solr
7 5 (0.80%) nginx
8 4 (0.64%) IIS
9 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) Jetty
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.48%) WordPress
10 2 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.16%) CICS
11 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.16%) Drupal
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) Simulink
2 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.05%) Magento
2 4 (0.64%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.64%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.48%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Capstone
5 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.25%) Google Play
3 8 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.80%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
5 5 (0.80%) PaaS
6 3 (0.48%) GitHub
6 3 (0.48%) SaaS
7 2 (0.32%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.80%) HTTP
2 2 (0.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.16%) Broadband
3 1 (0.16%) DHCP
3 1 (0.16%) DNS
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) IPv4
3 1 (0.16%) IPv6
3 1 (0.16%) Network Security
3 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.33%) NoSQL
3 23 (3.69%) Big Data
4 21 (3.37%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.80%) VoltDB
7 3 (0.48%) MySQL
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.32%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.32%) GIS
8 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.32%) Redis
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 323 (51.85%) Selenium
2 179 (28.73%) Cucumber
3 134 (21.51%) Jenkins
4 123 (19.74%) WebDriver
5 90 (14.45%) JIRA
6 89 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 67 (10.75%) JMeter
8 60 (9.63%) JUnit
9 55 (8.83%) HP UFT
10 51 (8.19%) SoapUI
11 47 (7.54%) Appium
12 41 (6.58%) LoadRunner
13 36 (5.78%) Subversion
14 29 (4.65%) Maven
15 28 (4.49%) SpecFlow
16 23 (3.69%) JBehave
17 21 (3.37%) RSpec
18 20 (3.21%) Gradle
19 17 (2.73%) Gatling
19 17 (2.73%) Mockito
General
1 83 (13.32%) Finance
2 39 (6.26%) Banking
3 25 (4.01%) Games
3 25 (4.01%) Retail
4 23 (3.69%) Publishing
5 12 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.80%) Marketing
7 5 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.48%) Advertising
8 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Billing
10 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 167 (26.81%) Tester
2 146 (23.43%) Analyst
3 135 (21.67%) Test Analyst
4 122 (19.58%) Developer
5 119 (19.10%) Automation Tester
6 84 (13.48%) Test Engineer
7 68 (10.91%) Automation Test Analyst
8 53 (8.51%) Test Manager
9 48 (7.70%) Java Developer
10 37 (5.94%) Test Automation Engineer
11 34 (5.46%) QA Engineer
12 32 (5.14%) Agile Developer
12 32 (5.14%) Developer in Test
12 32 (5.14%) Selenium Tester
13 31 (4.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 28 (4.49%) Selenium Automation Tester
15 27 (4.33%) QA Analyst
16 26 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
16 26 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
17 25 (4.01%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (12.84%) JSON
2 73 (11.72%) HTML
3 69 (11.08%) Web Services
4 59 (9.47%) REST
5 53 (8.51%) XML
6 51 (8.19%) AngularJS
7 50 (8.03%) Node.js
8 47 (7.54%) Gherkin
9 46 (7.38%) CSS
10 42 (6.74%) .NET
11 38 (6.10%) RESTful
12 36 (5.78%) HTML5
13 35 (5.62%) SOAP
14 31 (4.98%) CSS3
15 30 (4.82%) Sass
16 25 (4.01%) Spring
17 16 (2.57%) jQuery
18 13 (2.09%) Ajax
19 12 (1.93%) Akka
20 10 (1.61%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.53%) User Experience
3 19 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.41%) Biometrics
6 9 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.48%) Derivative
9 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.48%) STB
10 2 (0.32%) Equities
10 2 (0.32%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.32%) IVR
10 2 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.32%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.32%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.68%) Linux
2 37 (5.94%) Unix
3 34 (5.46%) Android
4 27 (4.33%) Apple iOS
5 21 (3.37%) Windows
6 5 (0.80%) AIX
6 5 (0.80%) CentOS
6 5 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.16%) MVS
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (25.20%) Scrum
3 143 (22.95%) BDD
4 141 (22.63%) Test Automation
5 132 (21.19%) TDD
6 121 (19.42%) Test Scripting
7 120 (19.26%) Continuous Integration
8 90 (14.45%) Performance Testing
9 84 (13.48%) Open Source
10 76 (12.20%) Automated Testing
11 65 (10.43%) Manual Testing
12 60 (9.63%) Non-Functional Testing
13 58 (9.31%) Functional Testing
14 57 (9.15%) Regression Testing
15 54 (8.67%) Kanban
16 53 (8.51%) Exploratory Testing
17 52 (8.35%) Software Testing
18 51 (8.19%) Integration Testing
19 47 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
20 46 (7.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 209 (33.55%) Java
2 121 (19.42%) SQL
3 82 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 79 (12.68%) C#
5 55 (8.83%) Python
6 48 (7.70%) Scala
7 41 (6.58%) Ruby
8 32 (5.14%) PHP
9 19 (3.05%) VBScript
10 17 (2.73%) VB
11 13 (2.09%) Perl
12 11 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.77%) C++
13 8 (1.28%) C
13 8 (1.28%) Groovy
14 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.48%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (8.83%) ISEB
2 51 (8.19%) Security Cleared
3 48 (7.70%) ISTQB
4 30 (4.82%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.21%) Degree
5 20 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.32%) HND
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.16%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (31.46%) QA
2 25 (4.01%) SDET
3 11 (1.77%) WCAG
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (2.73%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Gluster
3 1 (0.16%) vCloud
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (4.98%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (4.01%) Puppet
3 17 (2.73%) Ansible
4 5 (0.80%) vRealize
5 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.16%) Consul
6 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.16%) Packer
6 1 (0.16%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.16%) Salt
6 1 (0.16%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (6.26%) HP
2 35 (5.62%) Oracle
3 32 (5.14%) VMware
4 30 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 29 (4.65%) Atlassian
6 22 (3.53%) Google
7 19 (3.05%) SAP
8 16 (2.57%) SOASTA, Inc
9 15 (2.41%) Facebook
10 13 (2.09%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.77%) Optimizely
12 10 (1.61%) Xamarin
13 8 (1.28%) IBM
14 5 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.48%) Rally
15 3 (0.48%) Telerik
16 2 (0.32%) Green Hat
16 2 (0.32%) Informatica
16 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
16 2 (0.32%) ServiceNow
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