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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Testing
Rank 389 419 416
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -3
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 240 160 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 104 135
Average daily rate
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£350 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
- +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £190.00 £32.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+484.61% -81.42%
UK excluding London average 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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +26 206 £363 +1.04% 68
London +24 106 £378 -5.32% 26
South East -9 31 £350 - 16
City of London +23 28 £438 +34.61% 9
Yorkshire +22 21 £350 +55.55% 6
West Yorkshire +9 17 £375 +66.66% 4
Wales -11 16 £325 -18.23% 4
South Wales +3 13 £325 -18.23% 4
South West -15 12 £325 -5.10% 4
Tyne and Wear - 11 £347 - 2
North East - 11 £347 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £347 - 2
Leeds +9 9 £375 +66.66% 4
Brighton -4 9 £350 -3.44% 1
East Sussex -5 9 £350 -3.44% 1
Scotland -6 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Newport - 9 £340 - 3
Berkshire +15 7 £475 +45.59% 3
Bristol -10 7 £325 -5.10%
East of England -26 7 £350 -5.08% 4
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £356 -3.38% 2
East Midlands +4 6 £375 +41.50% 3
Nottinghamshire +16 5 £375 +41.50% 1
Nottingham +15 5 £375 +41.50% 1
Kent - 5 £235 - 1
Surrey -3 4 £285 -15.55% 4
Cambridge -6 4 £356 -3.38% 1
Glasgow -16 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £350 -
Slough - 4 £500 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 263 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (50.68%) Selenium
3 187 (36.17%) Java
4 159 (30.75%) QA
5 145 (28.05%) Scrum
6 143 (27.66%) WebDriver
7 125 (24.18%) SQL
8 124 (23.98%) C#
9 121 (23.40%) Test Scripting
10 117 (22.63%) TDD
11 116 (22.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 115 (22.24%) Cucumber
12 115 (22.24%) Automated Testing
13 112 (21.66%) BDD
14 111 (21.47%) Test Automation
15 106 (20.50%) Microsoft
16 105 (20.31%) .NET
17 89 (17.21%) Visual Studio
17 89 (17.21%) Finance
18 77 (14.89%) Software Testing
19 73 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
19 73 (14.12%) Windows
20 71 (13.73%) Maven
20 71 (13.73%) TeamCity
21 70 (13.54%) ISEB
22 69 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
22 69 (13.35%) Jenkins
23 68 (13.15%) JIRA
24 67 (12.96%) Git (software)
25 64 (12.38%) Ruby

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 26 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (1.16%) Apache
4 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.39%) Node.js
5 2 (0.39%) CMS
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.39%) Drupal
6 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.55%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.16%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.58%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.58%) IaaS
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.77%) Internet
1 4 (0.77%) 3G
1 4 (0.77%) 2G
1 4 (0.77%) 4G
2 3 (0.58%) HTTP
3 2 (0.39%) SSL
4 1 (0.19%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.74%) SSDT
2 28 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.35%) MySQL
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.58%) DB2
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.39%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.19%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 262 (50.68%) Selenium
2 143 (27.66%) WebDriver
3 116 (22.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 115 (22.24%) Cucumber
5 89 (17.21%) Visual Studio
6 71 (13.73%) Maven
6 71 (13.73%) TeamCity
7 69 (13.35%) Jenkins
8 68 (13.15%) JIRA
9 67 (12.96%) Git (software)
10 61 (11.80%) JUnit
11 60 (11.61%) Artifactory
12 51 (9.86%) QuickTest Pro
13 42 (8.12%) Octopus Deploy
14 40 (7.74%) Gradle
14 40 (7.74%) NuGet
14 40 (7.74%) MSBuild
15 34 (6.58%) FitNesse
16 33 (6.38%) JMeter
16 33 (6.38%) Bugzilla
General
1 89 (17.21%) Finance
2 20 (3.87%) Banking
3 13 (2.51%) Games
4 9 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.55%) Retail
6 7 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.77%) Front Office
7 4 (0.77%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Electronics
8 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Automotive
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 148 (28.63%) Analyst
2 135 (26.11%) Test Analyst
3 130 (25.15%) Tester
4 75 (14.51%) Automation Tester
5 55 (10.64%) Developer
6 42 (8.12%) Test Engineer
7 34 (6.58%) Automation Analyst
8 33 (6.38%) Build and Release Engineer
8 33 (6.38%) Build Engineer
8 33 (6.38%) Release Engineer
9 32 (6.19%) Automation Test Analyst
10 30 (5.80%) QA Analyst
11 28 (5.42%) Automation Engineer
12 26 (5.03%) QA Tester
13 22 (4.26%) Consultant
14 21 (4.06%) Release Manager
15 19 (3.68%) Test Consultant
16 17 (3.29%) Senior Test Analyst
16 17 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
16 17 (3.29%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (20.31%) .NET
2 62 (11.99%) .NET Framework
3 37 (7.16%) Web Services
4 26 (5.03%) REST
5 24 (4.64%) XML
6 22 (4.26%) SOAP
7 20 (3.87%) JSON
8 19 (3.68%) ASP.NET
9 17 (3.29%) HTML
10 10 (1.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.74%) Spring
11 9 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 8 (1.55%) Middleware
13 7 (1.35%) CSS
13 7 (1.35%) WCF
14 5 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
14 5 (0.97%) RESTful
15 4 (0.77%) HTML5
15 4 (0.77%) Gherkin
15 4 (0.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.09%) Open Source
2 31 (6.00%) Client/Server
3 28 (5.42%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.35%) iPad
7 6 (1.16%) iPhone
8 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.77%) Handset
9 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.77%) User Experience
10 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.58%) iSeries
10 3 (0.58%) Derivative
10 3 (0.58%) AS400
10 3 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.39%) NHS
11 2 (0.39%) DTV
11 2 (0.39%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.12%) Windows
2 51 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (8.32%) Android
4 36 (6.96%) Apple iOS
5 31 (6.00%) UNIX
6 20 (3.87%) Linux
7 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (50.87%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (28.05%) Scrum
3 121 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 117 (22.63%) TDD
5 115 (22.24%) Automated Testing
6 112 (21.66%) BDD
7 111 (21.47%) Test Automation
8 77 (14.89%) Software Testing
9 69 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (11.22%) Configuration Management
11 50 (9.67%) Manual Testing
12 49 (9.48%) Kanban
13 47 (9.09%) E-Commerce
14 45 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 45 (8.70%) Release Management
15 42 (8.12%) Test Management
16 38 (7.35%) Load Testing
17 32 (6.19%) Performance Testing
18 30 (5.80%) User Stories
19 27 (5.22%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (36.17%) Java
2 125 (24.18%) SQL
3 124 (23.98%) C#
4 64 (12.38%) Ruby
5 34 (6.58%) Python
6 26 (5.03%) JavaScript
7 21 (4.06%) VB
8 14 (2.71%) C++
8 14 (2.71%) PHP
9 12 (2.32%) VB.NET
9 12 (2.32%) VBScript
10 10 (1.93%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.93%) Perl
11 9 (1.74%) Groovy
12 7 (1.35%) Scala
13 6 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.16%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.16%) C
14 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 70 (13.54%) ISEB
2 56 (10.83%) ISTQB
3 54 (10.44%) Security Cleared
4 45 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.93%) Degree
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (30.75%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.19%) SLA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (0.58%) KVM
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 73 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.58%) Puppet
3 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.39%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 106 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.12%) Red Gate
3 37 (7.16%) Oracle
4 27 (5.22%) HP
5 11 (2.13%) SAP
6 8 (1.55%) Perforce
7 7 (1.35%) Sun
8 5 (0.97%) Informatica
8 5 (0.97%) Apple
8 5 (0.97%) IBM
9 3 (0.58%) VMware
9 3 (0.58%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.39%) Sybase
10 2 (0.39%) Intel
10 2 (0.39%) 29West
10 2 (0.39%) Teradata
10 2 (0.39%) Telerik
11 1 (0.19%) Google
11 1 (0.19%) Coverity
11 1 (0.19%) Twitter
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
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