Period
to 25 April 2019

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 6 months to 25 April 2019 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
Tower Hamlets > Canary Wharf
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 17 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 76 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 20.99% 11.26% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.16% 12.27% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 42 8
Canary Wharf median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% -7.14%
10th Percentile £500 £450 £418
90th Percentile £546 £599 £550
Tower Hamlets median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Canary Wharf median hourly rate - - -
Tower Hamlets median hourly rate - - -

Test Automation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 343 269 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 94.75% 91.81% 89.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 213 162
Canary Wharf median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £424 £365 £350
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
Tower Hamlets median daily rate £525 £525 £550
% change year-on-year - -4.55% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Canary Wharf median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.42% +82.69%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £128.00 £15.90 £52.25
Tower Hamlets median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% -66.84% +82.69%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf.

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 25 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (55.26%) Java
3 40 (52.63%) BDD
4 39 (51.32%) Banking
5 36 (47.37%) TDD
5 36 (47.37%) SQL
6 34 (44.74%) RESTful
7 33 (43.42%) Amazon AWS
7 33 (43.42%) MongoDB
7 33 (43.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 33 (43.42%) NoSQL
7 33 (43.42%) Microservices
7 33 (43.42%) SDLC
8 32 (42.11%) pytest
8 32 (42.11%) React
8 32 (42.11%) Pylint
8 32 (42.11%) Elastic Stack
8 32 (42.11%) Redux
8 32 (42.11%) Task Automation
8 32 (42.11%) Sourcetree
8 32 (42.11%) Splunk
8 32 (42.11%) Machine Learning
8 32 (42.11%) Bitbucket
8 32 (42.11%) Pandas
8 32 (42.11%) Open Source
8 32 (42.11%) SaaS
8 32 (42.11%) Confluence
8 32 (42.11%) Web Development
8 32 (42.11%) JIRA
8 32 (42.11%) JavaScript

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 32 (42.11%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Endur
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (43.42%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (42.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (43.42%) Apache Cassandra
1 33 (43.42%) MongoDB
1 33 (43.42%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (42.11%) Bitbucket
1 32 (42.11%) JIRA
1 32 (42.11%) Pylint
1 32 (42.11%) Sourcetree
2 27 (35.53%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.21%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.58%) Selenium
6 4 (5.26%) Appium
6 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.26%) JUnit
6 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.95%) RSpec
7 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.32%) Maven
General
1 39 (51.32%) Banking
2 8 (10.53%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Back Office
3 3 (3.95%) Games
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 65 (85.53%) Developer
2 32 (42.11%) Python Developer
3 26 (34.21%) Angular Developer
3 26 (34.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (9.21%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Test Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Mobile Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Endur Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Endur Developer
7 3 (3.95%) OpenLink Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) OpenLink Developer
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.63%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.63%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.63%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (44.74%) RESTful
2 32 (42.11%) Elastic Stack
2 32 (42.11%) Pandas
2 32 (42.11%) pytest
2 32 (42.11%) React
2 32 (42.11%) Redux
2 32 (42.11%) Web Services
3 27 (35.53%) CSS
3 27 (35.53%) HTML
3 27 (35.53%) HTML5
4 26 (34.21%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.26%) .NET
6 3 (3.95%) Entity Framework
6 3 (3.95%) JSON
6 3 (3.95%) NHibernate
6 3 (3.95%) XML
7 2 (2.63%) WCF
7 2 (2.63%) WinForms
8 1 (1.32%) OAuth
8 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Android
1 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (52.63%) BDD
3 36 (47.37%) TDD
4 33 (43.42%) Microservices
4 33 (43.42%) SDLC
5 32 (42.11%) Machine Learning
5 32 (42.11%) Open Source
5 32 (42.11%) Task Automation
5 32 (42.11%) Web Development
6 29 (38.16%) Workflow
7 27 (35.53%) DevOps
8 26 (34.21%) Front End Development
9 7 (9.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (7.89%) OO
11 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
11 5 (6.58%) Scrum
11 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
12 4 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (5.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (55.26%) Java
2 36 (47.37%) SQL
3 32 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 32 (42.11%) Python
4 26 (34.21%) TypeScript
5 4 (5.26%) C#
6 3 (3.95%) Scala
7 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.89%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) WCAG
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Splunk
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.63%) DevExpress
3 2 (2.63%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.32%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.32%) TIBCO