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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 370 361 434
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +73
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 295 266 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.48% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.63% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 171 94
Average daily rate
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£384 £358 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £257 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £190.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.26% +484.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 September 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 +27 278 £388 +3.33% 119
London +32 151 £400 - 34
North West +10 47 £356 +7.54% 25
South East -13 42 £339 +12.91% 23
Cheshire - 21 £350 - 5
Chester - 20 £356 - 1
Manchester -4 17 £363 +7.40% 13
City of London -7 15 £406 - 10
Yorkshire -31 13 £265 -29.33% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 12 £308 -11.31% 2
Tyne and Wear -26 12 £308 -11.31% 2
West Yorkshire -29 12 £265 -32.69% 4
North East -30 12 £308 -11.31% 2
Leeds -26 11 £265 -29.33% 4
Hampshire +6 10 £375 +7.14% 10
Scotland -10 10 £300 -20.00% 2
Berkshire +1 9 £275 -42.10% 2
South West -7 9 £330 +1.53% 3
Glasgow +12 8 £300 -17.24%
Surrey +2 6 £400 +40.35% 6
Cardiff -2 6 £381 +21.03%
Milton Keynes -3 6 £338 -20.11% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 6 £338 +12.50% 1
South Wales -12 6 £381 +17.30%
Wales -23 6 £381 +17.30%
West Sussex - 5 £345 -
East Sussex +1 4 £325 -7.14%
Brighton -4 4 £325 -7.14%
Reading -5 4 £338 -10.00%
Paddington - 4 £400 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 332 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (50.38%) Selenium
3 161 (30.96%) Java
4 145 (27.88%) QA
5 139 (26.73%) Cucumber
6 131 (25.19%) BDD
7 116 (22.31%) Scrum
8 106 (20.38%) Test Scripting
9 103 (19.81%) TDD
10 95 (18.27%) WebDriver
11 92 (17.69%) C#
11 92 (17.69%) SQL
11 92 (17.69%) Test Automation
12 90 (17.31%) Finance
13 84 (16.15%) Mobile App
14 78 (15.00%) JIRA
15 73 (14.04%) Automated Testing
16 70 (13.46%) Apple iOS
17 65 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
18 63 (12.12%) .NET
19 62 (11.92%) E-Commerce
20 59 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
21 58 (11.15%) Jenkins
22 54 (10.38%) Android
23 52 (10.00%) Manual Testing
24 49 (9.42%) Regression Testing
24 49 (9.42%) Ruby
25 45 (8.65%) Web Services
25 45 (8.65%) SDLC
26 44 (8.46%) Microsoft

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (2.69%) Confluence
2 12 (2.31%) CMS
3 8 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.96%) Apache
5 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.58%) IIS
7 3 (0.58%) JBoss
7 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.58%) Node.js
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.38%) Drupal
9 1 (0.19%) Magnolia
9 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
Applications
1 8 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.58%) MS Office
2 3 (0.58%) FastStats
3 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.38%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Primavera
1 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.58%) SAP PLM
3 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.38%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.58%) SaaS
2 2 (0.38%) GitHub
2 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.69%) HTTP
2 2 (0.38%) DNS
2 2 (0.38%) LDAP
3 1 (0.19%) GSM
3 1 (0.19%) PSTN
3 1 (0.19%) SMTP
3 1 (0.19%) FTP
3 1 (0.19%) SS7
3 1 (0.19%) Firewall
3 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (2.31%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.31%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.96%) DB2
9 4 (0.77%) MySQL
9 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 262 (50.38%) Selenium
2 139 (26.73%) Cucumber
3 95 (18.27%) WebDriver
4 78 (15.00%) JIRA
5 58 (11.15%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.12%) SoapUI
7 35 (6.73%) Git (software)
7 35 (6.73%) JUnit
8 34 (6.54%) SpecFlow
9 29 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 27 (5.19%) HP UFT
11 22 (4.23%) JMeter
12 21 (4.04%) Appium
13 20 (3.85%) RSpec
14 17 (3.27%) Calabash
15 16 (3.08%) Maven
16 13 (2.50%) TestNG
17 12 (2.31%) FitNesse
17 12 (2.31%) Visual Studio
17 12 (2.31%) LoadRunner
General
1 90 (17.31%) Finance
2 24 (4.62%) Banking
3 12 (2.31%) Retail
4 10 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.73%) Games
6 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.15%) Publishing
7 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.15%) Marketing
8 5 (0.96%) Electronics
9 4 (0.77%) Automotive
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 162 (31.15%) Tester
2 137 (26.35%) Analyst
3 123 (23.65%) Test Analyst
4 94 (18.08%) Developer
5 81 (15.58%) Automation Tester
6 47 (9.04%) Test Engineer
7 35 (6.73%) iOS Developer
8 31 (5.96%) Automation Engineer
8 31 (5.96%) Automation Analyst
9 29 (5.58%) Automation Test Analyst
10 27 (5.19%) Android Developer
11 23 (4.42%) Mobile Developer
11 23 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
11 23 (4.42%) QA Tester
12 22 (4.23%) Selenium Tester
13 19 (3.65%) Test Manager
14 18 (3.46%) QA Analyst
15 15 (2.88%) Software Engineer
16 14 (2.69%) Consultant
16 14 (2.69%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.12%) .NET
2 45 (8.65%) Web Services
3 37 (7.12%) SOAP
4 33 (6.35%) Gherkin
5 30 (5.77%) REST
6 26 (5.00%) XML
7 18 (3.46%) HTML
8 15 (2.88%) Spring
8 15 (2.88%) JSON
9 13 (2.50%) CSS
10 11 (2.12%) .NET Framework
11 8 (1.54%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.35%) RESTful
12 7 (1.35%) AngularJS
13 6 (1.15%) Android SDK
13 6 (1.15%) HTML5
13 6 (1.15%) WPF
14 5 (0.96%) WCF
14 5 (0.96%) Akka
14 5 (0.96%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.15%) Mobile App
2 37 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 5 (0.96%) Wiki
6 4 (0.77%) DataPower
6 4 (0.77%) DTV
6 4 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (0.58%) User Experience
7 3 (0.58%) Data Conversion
7 3 (0.58%) Replication
8 2 (0.38%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.38%) AS400
8 2 (0.38%) NHS
8 2 (0.38%) iSeries
8 2 (0.38%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.38%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.38%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.46%) Apple iOS
2 54 (10.38%) Android
3 34 (6.54%) Linux
4 24 (4.62%) UNIX
5 23 (4.42%) Windows
6 3 (0.58%) Solaris
6 3 (0.58%) VME
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) OS/400
7 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (63.85%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (25.19%) BDD
3 116 (22.31%) Scrum
4 106 (20.38%) Test Scripting
5 103 (19.81%) TDD
6 92 (17.69%) Test Automation
7 73 (14.04%) Automated Testing
8 65 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 62 (11.92%) E-Commerce
10 59 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 49 (9.42%) Regression Testing
13 45 (8.65%) SDLC
14 41 (7.88%) Test Strategy
15 40 (7.69%) Software Testing
16 39 (7.50%) Performance Testing
17 37 (7.12%) iOS Development
18 32 (6.15%) Load Testing
19 30 (5.77%) Android Development
20 28 (5.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 161 (30.96%) Java
2 92 (17.69%) C#
2 92 (17.69%) SQL
3 49 (9.42%) Ruby
4 38 (7.31%) Python
5 32 (6.15%) JavaScript
6 22 (4.23%) Scala
7 14 (2.69%) C++
8 10 (1.92%) Groovy
9 9 (1.73%) VC++
10 7 (1.35%) VBScript
10 7 (1.35%) Perl
10 7 (1.35%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.15%) PHP
11 6 (1.15%) VB
12 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.58%) COBOL
14 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (6.73%) ISTQB
1 35 (6.73%) ISEB
2 22 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (3.46%) Security Cleared
4 14 (2.69%) Degree
5 13 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (27.88%) QA
2 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.50%) Oracle
3 22 (4.23%) HP
4 10 (1.92%) SAP
4 10 (1.92%) IBM
5 5 (0.96%) Sitecore
6 4 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.77%) Cadence
7 3 (0.58%) Telerik
7 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.58%) EPiServer
7 3 (0.58%) VMware
7 3 (0.58%) hybris
7 3 (0.58%) Tableau
8 2 (0.38%) Twitter
8 2 (0.38%) Talend
8 2 (0.38%) WorldPay
8 2 (0.38%) Apple
8 2 (0.38%) Siebel
9 1 (0.19%) Cognos
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