The first table below looks at the demand for Automation 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 Automation Testing over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 316 432 377
Rank change year-on-year
+116 -55
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 298 131 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 82 145
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £336 £286
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +17.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39059 36470 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.82% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24278 21979 22955
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1063 1399
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.84 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014. 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 historical trends)
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 +76 241 £355 - 78
London +45 115 £413 +10.00% 38
East of England +6 33 £438 +15.89% 5
City of London +38 31 £420 +26.31% 9
Cambridgeshire +18 30 £400 +21.21%
South East -5 30 £250 -27.79% 16
Wales - 24 £338 -
South Wales - 21 £350 -
South West -20 14 £308 +30.85% 2
Yorkshire +14 12 £340 +54.54% 5
West Yorkshire +9 10 £350 +59.09% 5
North West +8 10 £325 - 1
East Midlands +5 9 £300 -7.69% 4
Berkshire +2 9 £250 -27.00% 6
North East - 8 £335 - 3
Leeds +6 7 £340 +54.54% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £360 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 7 £360 - 2
Scotland +1 6 £338 +22.72% 3
Hampshire -9 6 £291 - 5
Kent - 6 £250 - 2
Merseyside - 5 £325 -
Derbyshire - 5 £300 - 1
Brighton +9 4 £308 -15.17%
Reading +2 4 £225 - 2
East Sussex 0 4 £308 -15.17% 1
Bristol -18 4 £293 - 2
Cardiff - 4 £400 -
Liverpool - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £325 - 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Automation 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 Automation Testing.

1 275 (50.46%) Selenium
2 181 (33.21%) QA
3 174 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (28.44%) C#
5 152 (27.89%) Java
6 143 (26.24%) Scrum
7 130 (23.85%) WebDriver
8 128 (23.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 128 (23.49%) SQL
9 126 (23.12%) Test Automation
10 124 (22.75%) Test Scripting
11 122 (22.39%) Cucumber
12 121 (22.20%) .NET
13 119 (21.83%) TDD
14 118 (21.65%) Automated Testing
15 113 (20.73%) Microsoft
16 109 (20.00%) BDD
17 106 (19.45%) Visual Studio
18 101 (18.53%) Finance
19 83 (15.23%) Windows
20 82 (15.05%) ISEB
21 74 (13.58%) TeamCity
22 72 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
23 70 (12.84%) Git (software)
23 70 (12.84%) Maven
24 66 (12.11%) Software Testing
25 65 (11.93%) .NET Framework
26 64 (11.74%) ISTQB
27 62 (11.38%) HP Quality Center
28 60 (11.01%) Artifactory

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Automation 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 Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.65%) Apache
2 9 (1.65%) CMS
3 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (0.73%) Confluence
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.37%) SAS
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.37%) Node.js
5 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Drupal
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (0.18%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.55%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (0.55%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.28%) 3G
1 7 (1.28%) 2G
1 7 (1.28%) 4G
2 5 (0.92%) Internet
2 5 (0.92%) HTTP
3 4 (0.73%) SSL
4 2 (0.37%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.18%) DVB
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.34%) SSDT
2 38 (6.97%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.02%) MySQL
5 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.73%) Big Data
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.37%) DB2
9 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 275 (50.46%) Selenium
2 130 (23.85%) WebDriver
3 128 (23.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 122 (22.39%) Cucumber
5 106 (19.45%) Visual Studio
6 74 (13.58%) TeamCity
7 70 (12.84%) Git (software)
7 70 (12.84%) Maven
8 60 (11.01%) Artifactory
9 57 (10.46%) JIRA
9 57 (10.46%) QuickTest Pro
9 57 (10.46%) FitNesse
10 52 (9.54%) Jenkins
11 44 (8.07%) MSBuild
12 42 (7.71%) Octopus Deploy
12 42 (7.71%) JUnit
13 40 (7.34%) Gradle
13 40 (7.34%) NuGet
14 39 (7.16%) SpecFlow
15 36 (6.61%) JMeter
General
1 101 (18.53%) Finance
2 36 (6.61%) Banking
3 20 (3.67%) Retail
4 11 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.28%) Games
5 7 (1.28%) Front Office
6 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.73%) Legal
8 3 (0.55%) Publishing
8 3 (0.55%) Military
8 3 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 152 (27.89%) Analyst
2 142 (26.06%) Tester
3 125 (22.94%) Test Analyst
4 80 (14.68%) Automation Tester
5 73 (13.39%) Developer
6 53 (9.72%) Test Engineer
7 47 (8.62%) QA Analyst
8 35 (6.42%) Automation Engineer
9 33 (6.06%) Build and Release Engineer
9 33 (6.06%) Build Engineer
9 33 (6.06%) Release Engineer
10 32 (5.87%) QA Tester
11 25 (4.59%) QA Engineer
12 23 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (3.85%) Release Manager
13 21 (3.85%) Test Manager
13 21 (3.85%) Test Leader
14 19 (3.49%) Automation Analyst
14 19 (3.49%) Selenium Tester
14 19 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (22.20%) .NET
2 65 (11.93%) .NET Framework
3 52 (9.54%) Web Services
4 43 (7.89%) SOAP
5 34 (6.24%) ASP.NET
6 30 (5.50%) XML
6 30 (5.50%) HTML
6 30 (5.50%) REST
7 20 (3.67%) JSON
8 19 (3.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (3.30%) WCF
10 17 (3.12%) CSS
11 15 (2.75%) RESTful
12 14 (2.57%) HTML5
13 11 (2.02%) Ajax
14 10 (1.83%) jQuery
14 10 (1.83%) Gherkin
15 9 (1.65%) CSS3
15 9 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (1.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.07%) Open Source
2 31 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 30 (5.50%) Client/Server
4 20 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.65%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (1.28%) Handset
7 4 (0.73%) Derivative
7 4 (0.73%) Equities
7 4 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.55%) iPad
8 3 (0.55%) iPhone
9 2 (0.37%) IPTV
9 2 (0.37%) TRADACOMS
9 2 (0.37%) Data Conversion
9 2 (0.37%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.37%) NHS
9 2 (0.37%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 83 (15.23%) Windows
2 53 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (5.32%) Android
4 27 (4.95%) UNIX
5 24 (4.40%) Apple iOS
6 23 (4.22%) Linux
7 5 (0.92%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (26.24%) Scrum
3 126 (23.12%) Test Automation
4 124 (22.75%) Test Scripting
5 119 (21.83%) TDD
6 118 (21.65%) Automated Testing
7 109 (20.00%) BDD
8 72 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (12.11%) Software Testing
10 56 (10.28%) E-Commerce
11 53 (9.72%) Configuration Management
12 52 (9.54%) Manual Testing
13 44 (8.07%) Release Management
14 43 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 40 (7.34%) Performance Testing
16 38 (6.97%) Test Management
17 33 (6.06%) Kanban
18 29 (5.32%) User Stories
19 26 (4.77%) Regression Testing
20 24 (4.40%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (28.44%) C#
2 152 (27.89%) Java
3 128 (23.49%) SQL
4 59 (10.83%) Ruby
5 29 (5.32%) JavaScript
6 26 (4.77%) Python
7 19 (3.49%) VB
8 17 (3.12%) T-SQL
9 16 (2.94%) VBScript
10 13 (2.39%) C++
10 13 (2.39%) Groovy
11 12 (2.20%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.02%) Perl
12 11 (2.02%) PHP
13 6 (1.10%) C
13 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.73%) XPath
15 4 (0.73%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (15.05%) ISEB
2 64 (11.74%) ISTQB
3 46 (8.44%) Security Cleared
4 41 (7.52%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.57%) Degree
6 3 (0.55%) MBA
6 3 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (33.21%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Basel III
2 1 (0.18%) EMIR
2 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.55%) HDFS
2 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 62 (11.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.55%) Puppet
3 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.37%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.37%) Nagios
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 113 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.17%) Oracle
3 40 (7.34%) Red Gate
4 26 (4.77%) HP
5 10 (1.83%) Sun
6 7 (1.28%) SAP
6 7 (1.28%) Apple
7 6 (1.10%) Informatica
8 4 (0.73%) VMware
8 4 (0.73%) IBM
9 3 (0.55%) Perforce
10 2 (0.37%) hybris
10 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.37%) 29West
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe
10 2 (0.37%) JBoss
10 2 (0.37%) Teradata
10 2 (0.37%) Intel
11 1 (0.18%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.18%) Google
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago