The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Test Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Test Automation
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 23
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 2.27% - 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% - 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -6.66% +5.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +20.00%  

Test Automation 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 118 105 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 89.39% 86.78% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 90 64
Median daily rate £550 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Canary Wharf

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Canary Wharf

Test Automation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation 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 Test Automation.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) PaaS
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) Big Data
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Android Development

Test Automation
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
1 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Capybara
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) WATIR
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Java Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Platform Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Android Development
2 3 (75.00%) API Development
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) MiFID
1 1 (25.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle