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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 22 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 3.54% 2.42% 5.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 2.91% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Median daily rate £475 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +8.57%  

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 99 103 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 87.61% 83.06% 91.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 77 109
Median daily rate £535 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.63% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (41.67%) Python
5 5 (41.67%) CSS
5 5 (41.67%) Selenium
5 5 (41.67%) REST
5 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
5 5 (41.67%) DevOps
6 4 (33.33%) HTML5
6 4 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) SOAP
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (25.00%) Sybase
7 3 (25.00%) C#
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (25.00%) Front Office
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (25.00%) BDD
7 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (25.00%) Kanban
7 3 (25.00%) Relational Database

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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) Grunt
3 2 (16.67%) gulp
3 2 (16.67%) JBehave
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) jspm
3 2 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Capybara
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Gradle
4 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) NetBeans
4 1 (8.33%) WATIR
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Front Office
4 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Automation Developer
2 2 (16.67%) AWS Developer
2 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Platform Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Python Developer
2 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) GUI Developer
3 1 (8.33%) GUI Web Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripter
3 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) REST
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) SOAP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (16.67%) CSS3
5 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) JSON
5 2 (16.67%) React
6 1 (8.33%) Node.js
6 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
6 1 (8.33%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Kanban
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SOLID
4 2 (16.67%) Android Development
4 2 (16.67%) API Development
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
4 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (8.33%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) MiFID
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Sybase
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (8.33%) GigaSpaces
3 1 (8.33%) Informatica
3 1 (8.33%) Sencha