The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 377 345 436
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +91
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 270 286 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.52% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.69% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 176 87
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£388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.25 - £34.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 - £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 - £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 - £34.00

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 0 257 £395 +10.48% 108
London +13 130 £400 - 42
North West +22 52 £388 +19.23% 21
South East -29 31 £363 +27.19% 13
Cheshire - 25 £338 - 8
Chester - 23 £338 - 6
Yorkshire -26 15 £290 -14.70% 7
West Yorkshire -24 13 £294 -13.60% 4
City of London -29 13 £413 -5.71% 5
Manchester -3 11 £338 +1.88% 12
South West -5 11 £350 +10.23% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 10 £308 -13.98% 2
North East -17 10 £308 -13.98% 2
Tyne and Wear -20 10 £308 -13.98% 2
Leeds -20 10 £275 -19.11% 4
Surrey +2 7 £400 +45.45% 5
Hampshire -8 7 £375 +7.14% 3
Scotland -2 6 £318 -12.41% 1
East of England -26 6 £300 -31.42% 7
Bristol -1 5 £350 +12.90%
Berkshire -6 5 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £300 -17.80%
Brighton -6 5 £300 -17.80%
Cumbria - 5 £473 -
Cardiff 0 4 £363 -9.37% 2
South Wales -11 4 £363 +11.53% 3
Wales -19 4 £363 +11.53% 4
Lancashire - 4 £406 -
Paddington - 4 £400 -
Somerset +4 3 £310 -11.42%

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

1 309 (62.17%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (48.89%) Selenium
3 154 (30.99%) Java
4 134 (26.96%) QA
5 124 (24.95%) Cucumber
6 117 (23.54%) Scrum
7 116 (23.34%) BDD
8 101 (20.32%) Test Scripting
9 96 (19.32%) TDD
10 87 (17.51%) WebDriver
11 85 (17.10%) Finance
12 84 (16.90%) C#
13 81 (16.30%) SQL
14 75 (15.09%) Test Automation
15 74 (14.89%) Mobile App
16 72 (14.49%) Automated Testing
17 71 (14.29%) JIRA
18 65 (13.08%) User Acceptance Testing
18 65 (13.08%) E-Commerce
19 61 (12.27%) .NET
20 58 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
20 58 (11.67%) Apple iOS
21 57 (11.47%) Jenkins
22 49 (9.86%) Manual Testing
22 49 (9.86%) Android
23 48 (9.66%) Ruby
24 47 (9.46%) Web Services
25 44 (8.85%) Regression Testing
26 43 (8.65%) Microsoft
27 42 (8.45%) SDLC

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 13 (2.62%) Confluence
2 11 (2.21%) CMS
3 7 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.80%) JBoss
6 4 (0.80%) Apache
6 4 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.60%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.60%) Node.js
7 3 (0.60%) IIS
8 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.40%) Drupal
8 2 (0.40%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.20%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.20%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (1.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.40%) FastStats
2 2 (0.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Primavera
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) SAP PLM
2 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.40%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.20%) Summit
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) SaaS
1 2 (0.40%) GitHub
1 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.20%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.02%) HTTP
2 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.20%) SS7
2 1 (0.20%) Firewall
2 1 (0.20%) GSM
2 1 (0.20%) PSTN
2 1 (0.20%) SMTP
2 1 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.21%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.21%) DB2
7 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.60%) MySQL
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.40%) Big Data
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 243 (48.89%) Selenium
2 124 (24.95%) Cucumber
3 87 (17.51%) WebDriver
4 71 (14.29%) JIRA
5 57 (11.47%) Jenkins
6 35 (7.04%) JUnit
7 34 (6.84%) Git (software)
7 34 (6.84%) SoapUI
8 33 (6.64%) HP UFT
9 26 (5.23%) SpecFlow
10 25 (5.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (3.82%) Maven
12 18 (3.62%) RSpec
13 17 (3.42%) JMeter
14 16 (3.22%) Subversion
15 15 (3.02%) Appium
16 14 (2.82%) LoadRunner
17 12 (2.41%) FitNesse
18 11 (2.21%) TestNG
18 11 (2.21%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (17.10%) Finance
2 26 (5.23%) Banking
3 15 (3.02%) Retail
4 10 (2.01%) Games
5 8 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.01%) Front Office
8 4 (0.80%) Back Office
8 4 (0.80%) Electronics
8 4 (0.80%) Automotive
8 4 (0.80%) Publishing
8 4 (0.80%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (31.19%) Tester
2 128 (25.75%) Analyst
3 108 (21.73%) Test Analyst
4 94 (18.91%) Developer
5 79 (15.90%) Automation Tester
6 46 (9.26%) Test Engineer
7 34 (6.84%) iOS Developer
8 32 (6.44%) Automation Engineer
9 31 (6.24%) Automation Analyst
10 29 (5.84%) Automation Test Analyst
11 26 (5.23%) Android Developer
12 23 (4.63%) Test Automation Engineer
13 22 (4.43%) Mobile Developer
14 21 (4.23%) Selenium Tester
14 21 (4.23%) QA Analyst
15 18 (3.62%) QA Tester
16 17 (3.42%) Test Manager
17 14 (2.82%) Software Engineer
18 13 (2.62%) Senior Tester
19 12 (2.41%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.27%) .NET
2 47 (9.46%) Web Services
3 33 (6.64%) SOAP
4 25 (5.03%) REST
5 24 (4.83%) Gherkin
6 20 (4.02%) Spring
7 19 (3.82%) HTML
7 19 (3.82%) XML
8 15 (3.02%) JSON
9 14 (2.82%) RESTful
9 14 (2.82%) CSS
10 11 (2.21%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.01%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.61%) WPF
13 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
14 6 (1.21%) Hibernate
14 6 (1.21%) Android SDK
15 5 (1.01%) Akka
15 5 (1.01%) WCF
16 4 (0.80%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 74 (14.89%) Mobile App
2 27 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.01%) Wiki
5 5 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (0.80%) Linked Data
6 4 (0.80%) FMCG
6 4 (0.80%) DataPower
6 4 (0.80%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.60%) Equities
7 3 (0.60%) DTV
7 3 (0.60%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.40%) iSeries
8 2 (0.40%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.40%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.67%) Apple iOS
2 49 (9.86%) Android
3 30 (6.04%) Linux
4 22 (4.43%) UNIX
5 21 (4.23%) Windows
6 3 (0.60%) Solaris
6 3 (0.60%) VME
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (62.17%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (23.54%) Scrum
3 116 (23.34%) BDD
4 101 (20.32%) Test Scripting
5 96 (19.32%) TDD
6 75 (15.09%) Test Automation
7 72 (14.49%) Automated Testing
8 65 (13.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 65 (13.08%) E-Commerce
9 58 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (9.86%) Manual Testing
11 44 (8.85%) Regression Testing
12 42 (8.45%) SDLC
13 37 (7.44%) Test Strategy
14 36 (7.24%) Performance Testing
15 34 (6.84%) iOS Development
16 31 (6.24%) Software Testing
17 29 (5.84%) Load Testing
17 29 (5.84%) Android Development
18 24 (4.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 154 (30.99%) Java
2 84 (16.90%) C#
3 81 (16.30%) SQL
4 48 (9.66%) Ruby
5 39 (7.85%) Python
6 37 (7.44%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.02%) Scala
8 14 (2.82%) C++
9 13 (2.62%) Groovy
10 9 (1.81%) VC++
11 8 (1.61%) VBScript
12 7 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.21%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.21%) VB
13 6 (1.21%) Perl
14 5 (1.01%) PHP
14 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.80%) VBA
15 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (7.24%) ISEB
2 32 (6.44%) ISTQB
3 22 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (4.02%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.82%) Degree
7 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (26.96%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (3.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.24%) Oracle
3 22 (4.43%) HP
4 12 (2.41%) IBM
5 9 (1.81%) SAP
6 6 (1.21%) Telerik
7 5 (1.01%) hybris
8 4 (0.80%) Cadence
8 4 (0.80%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.60%) VMware
9 3 (0.60%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.40%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) Twitter
10 2 (0.40%) Apple
11 1 (0.20%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.20%) webMethods
11 1 (0.20%) Remedy
11 1 (0.20%) Infragistics
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Middlesex
Salt
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago