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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 378 423 371
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -52
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 281 228 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.51% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 173 172
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £292 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 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
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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 +48 272 £400 +7.38% 108
London +51 154 £425 +3.65% 39
South East +13 41 £388 +13.97% 20
City of London +40 20 £475 +15.15% 4
North West -23 20 £350 -3.44% 9
Surrey +7 16 £450 +16.12% 5
Yorkshire -5 16 £325 - 13
East of England +18 15 £325 -18.75% 6
Manchester +4 15 £350 +7.69% 9
West Yorkshire 0 14 £325 - 8
South West -1 10 £325 -7.14% 6
Leeds -9 9 £325 - 7
Oxfordshire +18 8 £375 -18.47% 2
North East -55 7 £239 -26.53% 2
Leatherhead - 7 £450 -
Hertfordshire +22 6 - - 2
Watford +19 6 - - 1
Bromley - 6 £450 -
Oxford - 6 £375 - 1
Bedfordshire - 6 £325 - 3
Wales +18 5 £300 +6.66% 1
South Wales +15 5 £300 +6.66% 1
Cardiff +12 5 £300 -7.69% 1
West Sussex -5 5 £425 +25.00% 2
West Midlands -16 5 £350 -12.50% 5
Wiltshire - 5 £283 -
Swindon - 5 £283 -
Hampshire +4 4 £413 +9.63% 5
Berkshire +1 4 £575 +43.75% 6
Cheshire -21 4 £388 +6.89%

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 340 (61.71%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (45.01%) Selenium
3 152 (27.59%) QA
4 144 (26.13%) Java
5 136 (24.68%) SQL
6 130 (23.59%) Cucumber
7 125 (22.69%) BDD
8 117 (21.23%) Scrum
9 103 (18.69%) WebDriver
10 94 (17.06%) TDD
11 91 (16.52%) Test Automation
12 88 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
13 85 (15.43%) Test Scripting
14 84 (15.25%) Finance
15 81 (14.70%) C#
16 80 (14.52%) JIRA
17 74 (13.43%) Jenkins
18 67 (12.16%) ISEB
19 66 (11.98%) Manual Testing
20 62 (11.25%) Git (software)
21 61 (11.07%) Performance Testing
22 60 (10.89%) Open Source
23 54 (9.80%) Automated Testing
23 54 (9.80%) ISTQB
24 53 (9.62%) Integration Testing
25 52 (9.44%) Web Services
26 51 (9.26%) HP UFT
26 51 (9.26%) Security Cleared
27 50 (9.07%) JSON
27 50 (9.07%) JavaScript

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 14 (2.54%) JBoss
2 7 (1.27%) Apache
2 7 (1.27%) CMS
2 7 (1.27%) Confluence
2 7 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 4 (0.73%) IIS
4 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.54%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.36%) WordPress
6 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.18%) CICS
6 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (2.72%) Magento
2 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.54%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Capstone
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.36%) Google Play
3 8 (1.45%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.73%) PaaS
5 3 (0.54%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.36%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Heroku
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.09%) HTTP
2 4 (0.73%) Internet
3 2 (0.36%) SAN
4 1 (0.18%) 3G
4 1 (0.18%) 4G
4 1 (0.18%) GPRS
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.81%) Big Data
2 21 (3.81%) Hadoop
3 19 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.91%) VoltDB
7 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.54%) MySQL
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.36%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.36%) DB2
9 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.36%) Power BI
9 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 248 (45.01%) Selenium
2 130 (23.59%) Cucumber
3 103 (18.69%) WebDriver
4 80 (14.52%) JIRA
5 74 (13.43%) Jenkins
6 62 (11.25%) Git (software)
7 51 (9.26%) HP UFT
8 36 (6.53%) JMeter
9 35 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (5.99%) Appium
10 33 (5.99%) LoadRunner
11 31 (5.63%) JUnit
11 31 (5.63%) SpecFlow
12 30 (5.44%) SoapUI
13 22 (3.99%) Subversion
14 17 (3.09%) Gatling
14 17 (3.09%) Maven
15 14 (2.54%) Robotium
15 14 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
16 13 (2.36%) Gradle
General
1 84 (15.25%) Finance
2 46 (8.35%) Banking
3 21 (3.81%) Retail
4 15 (2.72%) Billing
4 15 (2.72%) Publishing
5 12 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.27%) Games
7 7 (1.27%) Marketing
7 7 (1.27%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (27.04%) Analyst
2 139 (25.23%) Tester
3 137 (24.86%) Test Analyst
4 93 (16.88%) Developer
5 89 (16.15%) Automation Tester
6 60 (10.89%) Automation Test Analyst
7 56 (10.16%) Test Engineer
8 47 (8.53%) Test Manager
9 33 (5.99%) Java Developer
10 29 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
11 28 (5.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 27 (4.90%) Agile Developer
13 24 (4.36%) QA Engineer
13 24 (4.36%) Selenium Tester
14 23 (4.17%) Test Leader
15 22 (3.99%) Agile Tester
15 22 (3.99%) Developer in Test
15 22 (3.99%) QA Analyst
16 21 (3.81%) Node.js Developer
17 20 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.44%) Web Services
2 50 (9.07%) JSON
3 45 (8.17%) HTML
3 45 (8.17%) XML
4 44 (7.99%) .NET
5 42 (7.62%) REST
6 35 (6.35%) SOAP
7 34 (6.17%) Gherkin
8 31 (5.63%) Node.js
9 30 (5.44%) AngularJS
9 30 (5.44%) CSS
10 21 (3.81%) RESTful
11 19 (3.45%) Sass
12 13 (2.36%) CSS3
12 13 (2.36%) HTML5
13 10 (1.81%) iOS SDK
14 9 (1.63%) Java EE
15 7 (1.27%) .NET Framework
16 6 (1.09%) Akka
16 6 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.63%) User Experience
3 15 (2.72%) Biometrics
3 15 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 11 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 8 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.54%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.54%) EPoS
7 3 (0.54%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.54%) NHS
7 3 (0.54%) Social Media
8 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.36%) iPad
8 2 (0.36%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.36%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.36%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.17%) Linux
2 33 (5.99%) Unix
3 30 (5.44%) Android
4 24 (4.36%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.09%) Windows
6 5 (0.91%) AIX
7 4 (0.73%) CentOS
8 2 (0.36%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (61.71%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (22.69%) BDD
3 117 (21.23%) Scrum
4 94 (17.06%) TDD
5 91 (16.52%) Test Automation
6 88 (15.97%) Continuous Integration
7 85 (15.43%) Test Scripting
8 66 (11.98%) Manual Testing
9 61 (11.07%) Performance Testing
10 60 (10.89%) Open Source
11 54 (9.80%) Automated Testing
12 53 (9.62%) Integration Testing
13 49 (8.89%) Test Strategy
14 48 (8.71%) Functional Testing
15 47 (8.53%) Regression Testing
16 46 (8.35%) E-Commerce
17 45 (8.17%) Software Testing
18 43 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
19 42 (7.62%) Non-Functional Testing
20 36 (6.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (26.13%) Java
2 136 (24.68%) SQL
3 81 (14.70%) C#
4 50 (9.07%) JavaScript
5 32 (5.81%) Ruby
6 26 (4.72%) PHP
6 26 (4.72%) Python
7 16 (2.90%) PL/SQL
8 15 (2.72%) Perl
8 15 (2.72%) Scala
9 10 (1.81%) VB
9 10 (1.81%) VBScript
10 9 (1.63%) Groovy
11 7 (1.27%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.91%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.91%) C
12 5 (0.91%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.36%) VBA
14 1 (0.18%) Clojure
14 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 67 (12.16%) ISEB
2 54 (9.80%) ISTQB
3 51 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 31 (5.63%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (3.09%) Degree
7 9 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) HND
9 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) MCSE
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (27.59%) QA
2 11 (2.00%) SDET
3 5 (0.91%) ISO 14001
3 5 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) EMIR
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (3.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 48 (8.71%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (4.36%) Puppet
3 15 (2.72%) Ansible
4 5 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.91%) vRealize
5 4 (0.73%) Consul
5 4 (0.73%) Terraform
6 3 (0.54%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.54%) Nagios
7 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.36%) Packer
8 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.18%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 38 (6.90%) Oracle
2 34 (6.17%) HP
2 34 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 20 (3.63%) VMware
4 19 (3.45%) Google
5 18 (3.27%) Atlassian
6 17 (3.09%) SAP
7 15 (2.72%) SOASTA, Inc
8 13 (2.36%) Facebook
8 13 (2.36%) Hortonworks
9 10 (1.81%) Optimizely
10 4 (0.73%) Telerik
10 4 (0.73%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.36%) ATG
11 2 (0.36%) CA
11 2 (0.36%) Informatica
11 2 (0.36%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.36%) Rally
11 2 (0.36%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.36%) WorldPay
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