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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 375 377 399
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 212 204 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.53% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 150 98
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -62.50%

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 March 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 March 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 -19 195 £350 - 78
London -15 98 £375 -7.40% 33
South East -12 34 £300 -14.28% 21
Yorkshire +8 20 £294 +2.17% 4
West Yorkshire +5 18 £294 +2.17% 1
City of London -9 16 £375 +8.69% 9
Leeds +6 14 £275 -
South West -11 14 £310 -5.34% 2
North West -4 10 £275 - 7
Wales -11 10 £238 -38.70% 4
South Wales +8 9 £238 -38.70% 4
East of England +6 9 £350 +27.27% 6
Berkshire +5 9 £288 -11.53% 10
Cardiff +5 8 £238 -38.70% 3
Surrey +3 6 £375 -3.84% 3
Reading 0 6 £300 -22.58% 3
Scotland -3 6 £375 +8.69% 8
East Sussex - 6 £325 - 1
Brighton - 6 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £225 -35.71% 2
Bristol -7 5 £245 -25.75% 1
East Midlands -10 5 £300 -33.33%
Hampshire -15 5 £240 -16.52% 2
Essex +15 4 £350 - 2
Manchester -11 4 £275 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £358 -
Lancashire - 4 - -
North East - 4 £358 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £358 -
West Lothian +4 3 - - 2

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 256 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (49.32%) Selenium
3 148 (33.79%) Java
4 115 (26.26%) Scrum
5 104 (23.74%) QA
6 101 (23.06%) SQL
7 99 (22.60%) Cucumber
8 91 (20.78%) Test Scripting
8 91 (20.78%) C#
9 86 (19.63%) WebDriver
10 78 (17.81%) JIRA
11 76 (17.35%) Finance
11 76 (17.35%) BDD
12 73 (16.67%) .NET
13 69 (15.75%) TDD
14 66 (15.07%) ISEB
15 57 (13.01%) Jenkins
16 54 (12.33%) Test Automation
16 54 (12.33%) Software Testing
17 52 (11.87%) HP Quality Center
17 52 (11.87%) Manual Testing
18 51 (11.64%) Security Cleared
19 49 (11.19%) ISTQB
19 49 (11.19%) QuickTest Pro
20 47 (10.73%) Automated Testing
21 44 (10.05%) JavaScript
22 43 (9.82%) SC Cleared
22 43 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
23 37 (8.45%) Python
23 37 (8.45%) Microsoft

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 16 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.83%) CMS
2 8 (1.83%) Confluence
3 6 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.14%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.91%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.68%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (0.68%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.68%) Drupal
6 3 (0.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.68%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.46%) JBoss
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
3 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.23%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Summit
1 3 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.23%) Agresso
3 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.23%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.28%) SaaS
2 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.91%) Force.com
3 4 (0.91%) IaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.37%) HTTP
1 6 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.14%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.23%) VLAN
4 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.23%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.23%) DVB
4 1 (0.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) GPRS
4 1 (0.23%) GSM
4 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.28%) MongoDB
3 8 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.37%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.37%) MySQL
6 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.91%) Big Data
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.68%) DB2
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 216 (49.32%) Selenium
2 99 (22.60%) Cucumber
3 86 (19.63%) WebDriver
4 78 (17.81%) JIRA
5 57 (13.01%) Jenkins
6 49 (11.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 36 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (7.31%) SpecFlow
9 26 (5.94%) JUnit
10 25 (5.71%) Maven
10 25 (5.71%) SoapUI
11 22 (5.02%) Git (software)
12 21 (4.79%) Subversion
13 19 (4.34%) Visual Studio
14 18 (4.11%) Bugzilla
15 17 (3.88%) Calabash
16 13 (2.97%) TortoiseSVN
16 13 (2.97%) JMeter
17 12 (2.74%) TeamCity
17 12 (2.74%) Spock
General
1 76 (17.35%) Finance
2 28 (6.39%) Banking
3 16 (3.65%) Retail
4 12 (2.74%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.28%) Electronics
6 8 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.83%) Front Office
6 8 (1.83%) Automotive
7 7 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.37%) Games
9 5 (1.14%) Back Office
10 4 (0.91%) Advertising
11 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.68%) Marketing
12 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Billing
12 2 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (36.53%) Tester
2 152 (34.70%) Analyst
3 136 (31.05%) Test Analyst
4 86 (19.63%) Automation Tester
5 54 (12.33%) Developer
6 51 (11.64%) Test Engineer
7 41 (9.36%) Automation Analyst
8 39 (8.90%) Automation Test Analyst
9 29 (6.62%) Automation Engineer
10 22 (5.02%) Software Tester
11 20 (4.57%) QA Analyst
12 15 (3.42%) Test Manager
13 14 (3.20%) Agile Tester
13 14 (3.20%) Agile Test Analyst
14 12 (2.74%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.74%) Java Developer
14 12 (2.74%) QA Tester
14 12 (2.74%) QA Engineer
15 11 (2.51%) Test Leader
16 9 (2.05%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.67%) .NET
2 34 (7.76%) Web Services
3 25 (5.71%) HTML
3 25 (5.71%) .NET Framework
4 21 (4.79%) XML
4 21 (4.79%) Gherkin
5 19 (4.34%) SOAP
6 18 (4.11%) RESTful
7 16 (3.65%) Spring
7 16 (3.65%) REST
8 15 (3.42%) JSON
8 15 (3.42%) CSS
9 13 (2.97%) AngularJS
10 12 (2.74%) jQuery
11 9 (2.05%) ActiveMQ
11 9 (2.05%) Apache Camel
12 7 (1.60%) Middleware
13 6 (1.37%) HTML5
13 6 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (1.14%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.62%) Open Source
2 23 (5.25%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.57%) Client/Server
4 15 (3.42%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.20%) Derivative
6 12 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.05%) Linked Data
8 6 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.14%) Equities
9 5 (1.14%) iPad
9 5 (1.14%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.91%) IPTV
10 4 (0.91%) STB
10 4 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
10 4 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.68%) Replication
11 3 (0.68%) Streaming Media
11 3 (0.68%) DTV
11 3 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.53%) Linux
2 25 (5.71%) Android
3 23 (5.25%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.88%) Windows
5 12 (2.74%) UNIX
6 5 (1.14%) Solaris
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (58.45%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (26.26%) Scrum
3 91 (20.78%) Test Scripting
4 76 (17.35%) BDD
5 69 (15.75%) TDD
6 54 (12.33%) Software Testing
6 54 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 52 (11.87%) Manual Testing
8 47 (10.73%) Automated Testing
9 43 (9.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (8.45%) Kanban
11 33 (7.53%) E-Commerce
12 32 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (6.62%) Performance Testing
14 28 (6.39%) Regression Testing
15 27 (6.16%) Test Management
16 25 (5.71%) Waterfall
17 23 (5.25%) Integration Testing
18 22 (5.02%) Load Testing
19 20 (4.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (33.79%) Java
2 101 (23.06%) SQL
3 91 (20.78%) C#
4 44 (10.05%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.45%) Python
6 32 (7.31%) Ruby
7 20 (4.57%) Groovy
8 18 (4.11%) PHP
9 13 (2.97%) C++
10 8 (1.83%) VB
11 7 (1.60%) Scala
12 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.14%) VBA
14 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.91%) VBScript
14 4 (0.91%) Perl
15 3 (0.68%) VC++
15 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.46%) Lua
16 2 (0.46%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 66 (15.07%) ISEB
2 51 (11.64%) Security Cleared
3 49 (11.19%) ISTQB
4 43 (9.82%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.34%) Degree
6 18 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.68%) VCP4
8 2 (0.46%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (23.74%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.68%) MiFID
3 3 (0.68%) Basel III
3 3 (0.68%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.91%) KVM
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (11.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (8.45%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.31%) Oracle
3 25 (5.71%) HP
4 11 (2.51%) Telerik
5 10 (2.28%) Google
6 7 (1.60%) hybris
6 7 (1.60%) SAP
7 6 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.14%) Perforce
8 5 (1.14%) IBM
9 4 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.68%) Apple
10 3 (0.68%) ATG
11 2 (0.46%) Infragistics
11 2 (0.46%) Demandware
11 2 (0.46%) Zend
12 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.23%) DataCash
12 1 (0.23%) Endeca
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
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Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
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