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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 390 326 445
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +119
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 226 286 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.70% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 175 82
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £523 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £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
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -29 214 £375 +4.16% 109
London -13 96 £400 -3.03% 43
North West +10 37 £363 +11.53% 15
South East -18 32 £340 +36.00% 23
Yorkshire +1 22 £325 +6.55% 7
West Yorkshire +10 17 £325 +5.69% 5
Cheshire - 17 £375 - 4
Chester - 16 £363 - 3
Leeds -8 14 £325 +5.69% 4
South West -1 12 £350 +7.69% 3
City of London -23 12 £413 -1.78% 15
Manchester -4 11 £325 - 8
Bristol +9 9 £350 - 2
Brighton -2 8 £300 -2.43%
East Sussex -4 8 £300 -2.43%
East of England -34 8 £400 -8.57% 8
Surrey +5 7 £388 +72.22% 11
Scotland +5 6 £300 -11.11% 5
Essex - 6 £400 -
Egham - 6 £388 - 2
Lancashire +11 5 £400 - 2
Hampshire -3 5 £376 +25.41% 2
Edinburgh +6 4 £300 - 4
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £245 -10.90% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 4 £315 -10.00% 1
North East -25 4 £315 -10.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 4 £315 -10.00% 1
Sussex - 4 - -
South Wales -16 3 £300 -14.28% 1
Wales -19 3 £300 -11.11% 1

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 278 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (46.24%) Selenium
3 132 (29.20%) Java
4 125 (27.65%) Scrum
5 116 (25.66%) QA
6 114 (25.22%) Cucumber
7 107 (23.67%) BDD
8 94 (20.80%) Test Scripting
9 83 (18.36%) Finance
9 83 (18.36%) TDD
10 79 (17.48%) C#
11 76 (16.81%) WebDriver
12 71 (15.71%) JIRA
13 69 (15.27%) SQL
13 69 (15.27%) User Acceptance Testing
14 63 (13.94%) .NET
14 63 (13.94%) Automated Testing
15 59 (13.05%) Test Automation
16 55 (12.17%) E-Commerce
17 48 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (10.62%) Jenkins
18 47 (10.40%) Mobile App
19 46 (10.18%) Regression Testing
20 43 (9.51%) Web Services
20 43 (9.51%) SDLC
21 40 (8.85%) Microsoft
22 39 (8.63%) Manual Testing
23 38 (8.41%) Apple iOS
23 38 (8.41%) Oracle
24 37 (8.19%) SpecFlow

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 11 (2.43%) CMS
2 10 (2.21%) Confluence
3 6 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.33%) Umbraco
3 6 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.66%) JBoss
5 3 (0.66%) Apache
5 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.66%) Joomla!
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.44%) Node.js
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
6 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.22%) Magnolia
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Project
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.22%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.44%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.44%) Summit
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.88%) SaaS
2 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.22%) Office 365
3 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.88%) HTTP
2 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) DVB
3 1 (0.22%) SS7
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) VLAN
3 1 (0.22%) GSM
3 1 (0.22%) PSTN
3 1 (0.22%) SMTP
3 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.43%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.99%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.11%) DB2
6 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.88%) MySQL
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.44%) Big Data
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.22%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 209 (46.24%) Selenium
2 114 (25.22%) Cucumber
3 76 (16.81%) WebDriver
4 71 (15.71%) JIRA
5 48 (10.62%) Jenkins
6 37 (8.19%) SpecFlow
7 36 (7.96%) HP UFT
8 32 (7.08%) Git (software)
9 28 (6.19%) JUnit
10 24 (5.31%) SoapUI
11 18 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (3.54%) Maven
12 16 (3.54%) LoadRunner
12 16 (3.54%) JMeter
13 15 (3.32%) Subversion
14 12 (2.65%) RSpec
14 12 (2.65%) TestNG
14 12 (2.65%) Appium
15 11 (2.43%) TeamCity
16 10 (2.21%) FitNesse
General
1 83 (18.36%) Finance
2 23 (5.09%) Banking
3 17 (3.76%) Retail
4 10 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.55%) Front Office
7 6 (1.33%) Games
7 6 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.11%) Back Office
8 5 (1.11%) Electronics
8 5 (1.11%) Marketing
9 4 (0.88%) Automotive
9 4 (0.88%) Publishing
10 3 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 141 (31.19%) Tester
2 122 (26.99%) Analyst
3 101 (22.35%) Test Analyst
4 79 (17.48%) Developer
5 69 (15.27%) Automation Tester
6 41 (9.07%) Test Engineer
7 30 (6.64%) Automation Analyst
8 29 (6.42%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
10 22 (4.87%) iOS Developer
11 20 (4.42%) QA Analyst
12 18 (3.98%) Test Automation Engineer
12 18 (3.98%) Android Developer
12 18 (3.98%) Agile Tester
13 17 (3.76%) Selenium Tester
14 16 (3.54%) Test Manager
15 15 (3.32%) Software Engineer
16 13 (2.88%) Software Tester
16 13 (2.88%) C++ Software Engineer
16 13 (2.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (13.94%) .NET
2 43 (9.51%) Web Services
3 32 (7.08%) Gherkin
4 26 (5.75%) SOAP
5 19 (4.20%) HTML
5 19 (4.20%) REST
6 18 (3.98%) Spring
7 17 (3.76%) RESTful
7 17 (3.76%) XML
8 15 (3.32%) CSS
8 15 (3.32%) JSON
9 14 (3.10%) .NET Framework
10 13 (2.88%) AngularJS
11 9 (1.99%) jQuery
11 9 (1.99%) WPF
12 6 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.33%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.33%) Apache Camel
12 6 (1.33%) Spring Boot
13 5 (1.11%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.40%) Mobile App
2 13 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (2.43%) Client/Server
4 6 (1.33%) Linked Data
5 5 (1.11%) Fixed Income
5 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.11%) Wiki
6 4 (0.88%) Derivative
6 4 (0.88%) Equities
6 4 (0.88%) DTV
6 4 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (0.88%) FMCG
7 3 (0.66%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.44%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.44%) DataPower
8 2 (0.44%) iSeries
8 2 (0.44%) User Experience
8 2 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.41%) Apple iOS
2 34 (7.52%) Android
3 27 (5.97%) Linux
4 21 (4.65%) Windows
5 15 (3.32%) UNIX
6 3 (0.66%) VME
6 3 (0.66%) Solaris
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (61.50%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (27.65%) Scrum
3 107 (23.67%) BDD
4 94 (20.80%) Test Scripting
5 83 (18.36%) TDD
6 69 (15.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 63 (13.94%) Automated Testing
8 59 (13.05%) Test Automation
9 55 (12.17%) E-Commerce
10 48 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (10.18%) Regression Testing
12 43 (9.51%) SDLC
13 39 (8.63%) Manual Testing
14 34 (7.52%) Test Strategy
15 28 (6.19%) Software Testing
16 27 (5.97%) Load Testing
17 25 (5.53%) Performance Testing
18 22 (4.87%) iOS Development
19 21 (4.65%) Android Development
19 21 (4.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 132 (29.20%) Java
2 79 (17.48%) C#
3 69 (15.27%) SQL
4 35 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 35 (7.74%) Ruby
5 31 (6.86%) Python
6 19 (4.20%) C++
7 14 (3.10%) Groovy
8 10 (2.21%) Scala
8 10 (2.21%) VC++
9 8 (1.77%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.55%) Perl
11 6 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.33%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.11%) VBA
12 5 (1.11%) VB
13 4 (0.88%) VBScript
13 4 (0.88%) PHP
13 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 35 (7.74%) ISEB
2 24 (5.31%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 19 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.65%) Degree
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (25.66%) QA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Basel III
3 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (8.85%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.41%) Oracle
3 19 (4.20%) HP
4 8 (1.77%) SAP
4 8 (1.77%) hybris
5 7 (1.55%) Telerik
6 6 (1.33%) IBM
6 6 (1.33%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.66%) VMware
8 2 (0.44%) Cadence
8 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.44%) Twitter
9 1 (0.22%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.22%) DataCash
9 1 (0.22%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.22%) Venda
9 1 (0.22%) Zend
9 1 (0.22%) Infragistics
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £320 - £360 per day
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Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
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City of London
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