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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Testing
Rank 366 393 348
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -45
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 310 267 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 189 183
Median daily rate £380 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
- +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -

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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 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 28 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 +23 295 £400 +3.22% 120
London +41 160 £450 +12.50% 59
South East +22 46 £375 +6.76% 23
City of London +59 24 £475 +15.15% 12
Yorkshire +3 19 £325 +12.06% 4
East of England +32 16 £333 +6.40% 8
North West -33 16 £350 -9.67% 7
Oxfordshire +24 15 £375 -18.47% 2
South West +6 15 £305 -12.85% 1
West Yorkshire +2 15 £325 +10.63% 2
Manchester +2 14 £350 +3.70% 5
West Midlands -22 12 £350 -12.50% 10
Oxford - 12 £375 - 1
Surrey +1 11 £450 +12.50% 9
Leeds -6 9 £320 +16.36% 2
North East -35 9 £270 -12.19% 2
Berkshire +2 8 £364 -9.06% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £275 -
Swindon - 8 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 8 £325 - 1
Scotland -1 7 £338 +6.29% 2
Leatherhead - 6 £450 -
Bromley - 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire +20 5 £425 +13.33% 1
South Wales +18 5 £300 -17.24%
Wales +15 5 £300 -17.24%
Cardiff +12 5 £300 -17.24%
Watford +8 5 £425 +13.33%
Reading +7 5 £400 -13.74% 3
West Sussex -5 5 £300 -6.25%

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 342 (58.26%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (47.87%) Selenium
3 169 (28.79%) Java
4 165 (28.11%) QA
5 146 (24.87%) Cucumber
6 131 (22.32%) SQL
7 125 (21.29%) BDD
8 124 (21.12%) Scrum
9 108 (18.40%) Test Automation
10 106 (18.06%) WebDriver
11 103 (17.55%) TDD
12 97 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (16.01%) Test Scripting
14 92 (15.67%) Jenkins
15 88 (14.99%) C#
16 80 (13.63%) Finance
17 77 (13.12%) JIRA
18 74 (12.61%) Open Source
19 70 (11.93%) Git (software)
19 70 (11.93%) JavaScript
20 69 (11.75%) Performance Testing
21 67 (11.41%) ISEB
22 61 (10.39%) Web Services
22 61 (10.39%) Manual Testing
23 60 (10.22%) JSON
24 59 (10.05%) HTML
25 58 (9.88%) HP UFT
26 57 (9.71%) Automated Testing
27 56 (9.54%) Linux
28 54 (9.20%) Regression 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 16 (2.73%) JBoss
2 11 (1.87%) Apache
2 11 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.36%) Confluence
4 6 (1.02%) CMS
5 4 (0.68%) IIS
5 4 (0.68%) WordPress
6 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) CICS
8 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS Office
2 1 (0.17%) Simulink
2 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.24%) Magento
2 6 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.68%) SAP CRM
3 4 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.68%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Capstone
5 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.39%) Google Play
3 8 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.68%) PaaS
5 3 (0.51%) SaaS
6 2 (0.34%) GitHub
6 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.02%) HTTP
2 2 (0.34%) SAN
3 1 (0.17%) 3G
3 1 (0.17%) 4G
3 1 (0.17%) Broadband
3 1 (0.17%) DHCP
3 1 (0.17%) DNS
3 1 (0.17%) GPRS
3 1 (0.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.17%) IPv4
3 1 (0.17%) IPv6
3 1 (0.17%) Network Security
3 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 21 (3.58%) Big Data
3 21 (3.58%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.85%) VoltDB
6 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.51%) MySQL
7 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.34%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.17%) HBase
9 1 (0.17%) Redis
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 281 (47.87%) Selenium
2 146 (24.87%) Cucumber
3 106 (18.06%) WebDriver
4 92 (15.67%) Jenkins
5 77 (13.12%) JIRA
6 70 (11.93%) Git (software)
7 58 (9.88%) HP UFT
8 47 (8.01%) JMeter
9 43 (7.33%) Appium
10 37 (6.30%) LoadRunner
11 34 (5.79%) JUnit
12 32 (5.45%) SpecFlow
13 31 (5.28%) SoapUI
14 25 (4.26%) Subversion
14 25 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (3.24%) Gatling
16 16 (2.73%) Maven
16 16 (2.73%) Robotium
17 15 (2.56%) Mockito
18 14 (2.39%) Hamcrest
General
1 80 (13.63%) Finance
2 43 (7.33%) Banking
3 23 (3.92%) Publishing
3 23 (3.92%) Retail
4 16 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.87%) Games
6 9 (1.53%) Billing
7 8 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.19%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.85%) Marketing
10 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
13 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 159 (27.09%) Analyst
2 147 (25.04%) Test Analyst
3 142 (24.19%) Tester
4 95 (16.18%) Automation Tester
5 93 (15.84%) Developer
6 72 (12.27%) Automation Test Analyst
7 70 (11.93%) Test Engineer
8 53 (9.03%) Test Manager
9 33 (5.62%) Test Automation Engineer
10 32 (5.45%) Agile Developer
11 31 (5.28%) Java Developer
11 31 (5.28%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 27 (4.60%) Test Leader
13 25 (4.26%) Node.js Developer
13 25 (4.26%) QA Engineer
14 24 (4.09%) JavaScript Developer
14 24 (4.09%) Selenium Tester
15 23 (3.92%) QA Analyst
16 22 (3.75%) Web Developer
17 21 (3.58%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.39%) Web Services
2 60 (10.22%) JSON
3 59 (10.05%) HTML
4 49 (8.35%) REST
5 48 (8.18%) XML
6 46 (7.84%) Node.js
7 43 (7.33%) .NET
8 38 (6.47%) SOAP
9 37 (6.30%) AngularJS
10 33 (5.62%) CSS
10 33 (5.62%) Gherkin
11 23 (3.92%) Sass
12 20 (3.41%) RESTful
13 19 (3.24%) CSS3
13 19 (3.24%) HTML5
14 11 (1.87%) iOS SDK
15 9 (1.53%) Java EE
16 8 (1.36%) Spring
17 7 (1.19%) Akka
17 7 (1.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.58%) User Experience
3 15 (2.56%) Biometrics
3 15 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.19%) Smart Meter
6 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.68%) Data Integration
6 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.51%) NHS
7 3 (0.51%) STB
8 2 (0.34%) CMDB
8 2 (0.34%) Derivative
8 2 (0.34%) EPoS
8 2 (0.34%) IPTV
8 2 (0.34%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.34%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.34%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.54%) Linux
2 38 (6.47%) Unix
3 32 (5.45%) Android
4 25 (4.26%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.41%) Windows
6 5 (0.85%) AIX
7 4 (0.68%) CentOS
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.34%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) MVS
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (58.26%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (21.29%) BDD
3 124 (21.12%) Scrum
4 108 (18.40%) Test Automation
5 103 (17.55%) TDD
6 97 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (16.01%) Test Scripting
8 74 (12.61%) Open Source
9 69 (11.75%) Performance Testing
10 61 (10.39%) Manual Testing
11 57 (9.71%) Automated Testing
12 54 (9.20%) Integration Testing
12 54 (9.20%) Regression Testing
13 52 (8.86%) Test Strategy
14 50 (8.52%) E-Commerce
14 50 (8.52%) Functional Testing
15 49 (8.35%) Non-Functional Testing
16 47 (8.01%) Software Testing
17 46 (7.84%) Exploratory Testing
18 42 (7.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 169 (28.79%) Java
2 131 (22.32%) SQL
3 88 (14.99%) C#
4 70 (11.93%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.98%) Python
6 40 (6.81%) Ruby
7 31 (5.28%) PHP
8 21 (3.58%) Scala
9 18 (3.07%) Perl
10 16 (2.73%) VBScript
11 15 (2.56%) VB
12 13 (2.21%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.02%) C
14 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.85%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.68%) Groovy
16 3 (0.51%) C++
17 2 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (11.41%) ISEB
2 53 (9.03%) ISTQB
3 52 (8.86%) Security Cleared
4 31 (5.28%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (2.73%) Degree
7 11 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) HND
10 1 (0.17%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (28.11%) QA
2 14 (2.39%) SDET
3 2 (0.34%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) WCAG
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
4 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.17%) MiFID
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.24%) Docker
2 3 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (4.26%) Puppet
3 15 (2.56%) Ansible
4 5 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.85%) vRealize
5 4 (0.68%) Consul
5 4 (0.68%) Terraform
6 3 (0.51%) Capistrano
6 3 (0.51%) Nagios
7 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.34%) Packer
8 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 39 (6.64%) HP
2 38 (6.47%) Oracle
3 32 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 25 (4.26%) VMware
5 19 (3.24%) Atlassian
5 19 (3.24%) Google
5 19 (3.24%) SAP
6 17 (2.90%) SOASTA, Inc
7 14 (2.39%) Facebook
8 13 (2.21%) Hortonworks
9 11 (1.87%) Optimizely
10 7 (1.19%) IBM
11 5 (0.85%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.51%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.34%) Informatica
13 2 (0.34%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.34%) JDA
13 2 (0.34%) Telerik
13 2 (0.34%) WorldPay
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