The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Automated Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automated Testing
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 22 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 2.31% 2.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +4.82% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £42.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.68% +12.66%  

Automated Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 112 109 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 86.15% 85.16% 89.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 91 74
Median daily rate £550 £480 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.30% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Automated Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Automated Testing in Canary Wharf

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automated Testing in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) JBehave
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Sybase
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) WATIR
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) MiFID
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) SDET
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing

Automated Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) JBehave
3 1 (33.33%) Capybara
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (33.33%) WATIR
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripter
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) MiFID
2 1 (33.33%) SDET
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Sybase