Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 17 July 2018 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 > Central London
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 31 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 581 446 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 6.23% 5.85% 5.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 6.68% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 350 359
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £350 £318 £317
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £50.00 - -
London median hourly rate £58.75 £40.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +46.88% +75.17% -34.76%

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 Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,156 6,677 7,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 87.50% 87.54% 87.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,352 5,105 5,793
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £483 £463
% change year-on-year +3.63% +4.32% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 67 66
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.05% -6.55% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.47 £29.86 £49.13
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.39 £21.07
% change year-on-year +2.52% +15.76% +6.85%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Test Automation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Central London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in Central London over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in Central London

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -5 398 £500 +5.26% 149
West End of London -2 35 £525 +31.25% 32
City of Westminster +13 25 £425 - 2
Southwark -1 12 £525 +162.50%
Camden -3 5 £500 +56.25% 1
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £475 -
Test Automation
London

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 Central London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 345 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (39.76%) Java
3 182 (31.33%) Selenium
4 159 (27.37%) JavaScript
5 152 (26.16%) Finance
6 141 (24.27%) Amazon AWS
7 136 (23.41%) Git (software)
7 136 (23.41%) TDD
8 132 (22.72%) Continuous Integration
9 122 (21.00%) Scrum
10 120 (20.65%) QA
11 117 (20.14%) Jenkins
12 116 (19.97%) BDD
13 111 (19.10%) SQL
14 109 (18.76%) Cucumber
14 109 (18.76%) DevOps
15 102 (17.56%) Python
16 100 (17.21%) Docker
17 95 (16.35%) Banking
18 87 (14.97%) C#
19 83 (14.29%) HTML
20 79 (13.60%) Linux
21 75 (12.91%) .NET
22 74 (12.74%) RESTful
22 74 (12.74%) JIRA
23 69 (11.88%) REST
24 68 (11.70%) OO
25 67 (11.53%) Microsoft Azure
25 67 (11.53%) Microservices
26 66 (11.36%) Bash Shell

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 38 (6.54%) Confluence
2 21 (3.61%) Apache
3 12 (2.07%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.89%) CMS
4 11 (1.89%) JBoss
5 6 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.86%) Drupal
6 5 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.69%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.52%) nginx
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.34%) Hubot
9 2 (0.34%) Jetty
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.17%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.17%) Gunicorn
10 1 (0.17%) IPython
10 1 (0.17%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 12 (2.07%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) ION MarketView
2 4 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.52%) Summit
4 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 141 (24.27%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (11.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (8.95%) GitHub
4 23 (3.96%) Heroku
5 21 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (3.27%) Amazon S3
7 15 (2.58%) IaaS
8 14 (2.41%) Serverless
9 13 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.72%) PaaS
11 10 (1.72%) SaaS
12 9 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (1.38%) BrowserStack
14 7 (1.20%) npm
14 7 (1.20%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 6 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
15 6 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.51%) HTTP
2 23 (3.96%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.58%) DNS
4 9 (1.55%) DHCP
4 9 (1.55%) Internet
4 9 (1.55%) SMS
4 9 (1.55%) SSL
5 8 (1.38%) FTP
6 6 (1.03%) AMQP
6 6 (1.03%) X.509
7 5 (0.86%) IPsec
8 4 (0.69%) Kerberos
8 4 (0.69%) Skype
8 4 (0.69%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.52%) Firewall
9 3 (0.52%) ICMP
9 3 (0.52%) MQTT
10 2 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
10 2 (0.34%) SCCP
10 2 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.09%) NoSQL
2 36 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 31 (5.34%) MongoDB
4 27 (4.65%) MySQL
5 26 (4.48%) Relational Database
6 25 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (4.13%) Big Data
8 19 (3.27%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.75%) Redis
10 15 (2.58%) Apache Hive
11 14 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (2.07%) Impala
13 10 (1.72%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.72%) Sqoop
14 9 (1.55%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.20%) Blockchain
15 7 (1.20%) Neo4j
16 6 (1.03%) HBase
16 6 (1.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 182 (31.33%) Selenium
2 136 (23.41%) Git (software)
3 117 (20.14%) Jenkins
4 109 (18.76%) Cucumber
5 74 (12.74%) JIRA
6 56 (9.64%) Maven
7 45 (7.75%) WebDriver
8 36 (6.20%) SpecFlow
9 35 (6.02%) Appium
10 34 (5.85%) JUnit
11 30 (5.16%) Gradle
12 28 (4.82%) webpack
13 27 (4.65%) TeamCity
14 23 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (3.61%) Visual Studio
16 19 (3.27%) JMeter
17 18 (3.10%) Mocha
17 18 (3.10%) Mockito
18 15 (2.58%) PostCSS
19 13 (2.24%) GitLab
General
1 152 (26.16%) Finance
2 95 (16.35%) Banking
3 32 (5.51%) Retail
4 27 (4.65%) Front Office
5 18 (3.10%) Games
6 17 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.41%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.72%) Marketing
9 10 (1.72%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.55%) Advertising
11 8 (1.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 223 (38.38%) Developer
2 71 (12.22%) Java Developer
3 56 (9.64%) Tester
4 47 (8.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (7.40%) Analyst
6 42 (7.23%) Automation Tester
7 40 (6.88%) QA Engineer
8 37 (6.37%) Senior Developer
9 36 (6.20%) Test Engineer
10 31 (5.34%) Test Analyst
11 27 (4.65%) Developer in Test
12 24 (4.13%) Architect
13 23 (3.96%) React Developer
14 22 (3.79%) Automation Engineer
15 21 (3.61%) Senior DevOps
16 20 (3.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 20 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
16 20 (3.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 19 (3.27%) QA Automation Engineer
17 19 (3.27%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (14.29%) HTML
2 75 (12.91%) .NET
3 74 (12.74%) RESTful
4 69 (11.88%) REST
5 59 (10.15%) Web Services
6 58 (9.98%) CSS
7 55 (9.47%) Node.js
8 51 (8.78%) AngularJS
9 43 (7.40%) Spring
10 38 (6.54%) HTML5
11 37 (6.37%) Gherkin
12 35 (6.02%) JSON
13 31 (5.34%) Redux
14 29 (4.99%) Chai
14 29 (4.99%) React
15 23 (3.96%) XML
16 22 (3.79%) SOAP
17 20 (3.44%) Hibernate
17 20 (3.44%) Swagger
18 19 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.57%) User Experience
2 39 (6.71%) Fintech
3 35 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.99%) Computer Science
5 27 (4.65%) Algorithms
6 26 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (3.96%) Data Structures
8 22 (3.79%) Mobile App
9 19 (3.27%) Virtual Team
10 15 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (2.24%) Derivative
11 13 (2.24%) Fixed Income
12 10 (1.72%) Equities
12 10 (1.72%) Wiki
13 6 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.03%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.03%) PKI
13 6 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.60%) Linux
2 52 (8.95%) Unix
3 37 (6.37%) Android
4 31 (5.34%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.44%) Windows
6 13 (2.24%) CentOS
7 12 (2.07%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.69%) VMS
10 3 (0.52%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.52%) Solaris
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (23.41%) TDD
3 132 (22.72%) Continuous Integration
4 122 (21.00%) Scrum
5 116 (19.97%) BDD
6 109 (18.76%) DevOps
7 68 (11.70%) OO
8 67 (11.53%) Microservices
9 62 (10.67%) Software Engineering
10 60 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
11 57 (9.81%) Unit Testing
12 56 (9.64%) Test Scripting
13 51 (8.78%) Configuration Management
14 45 (7.75%) Open Source
15 43 (7.40%) API Testing
15 43 (7.40%) Continuous Delivery
16 40 (6.88%) SDLC
17 39 (6.71%) Deployment Automation
17 39 (6.71%) Front End Development
17 39 (6.71%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 231 (39.76%) Java
2 159 (27.37%) JavaScript
3 111 (19.10%) SQL
4 102 (17.56%) Python
5 87 (14.97%) C#
6 66 (11.36%) Bash Shell
7 55 (9.47%) Ruby
8 43 (7.40%) Java 8
9 33 (5.68%) ES6
10 25 (4.30%) Shell Script
10 25 (4.30%) TypeScript
11 21 (3.61%) PowerShell
12 18 (3.10%) C++
12 18 (3.10%) Groovy
13 13 (2.24%) Korn
14 12 (2.07%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.89%) PHP
16 10 (1.72%) Scala
17 9 (1.55%) R
17 9 (1.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (4.82%) Degree
2 27 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.79%) ISTQB
4 20 (3.44%) ISEB
5 14 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 7 (1.20%) OSCP
8 6 (1.03%) CEH
8 6 (1.03%) CISA
8 6 (1.03%) CISSP
8 6 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.03%) CSSLP
8 6 (1.03%) GIAC
8 6 (1.03%) SANS
9 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.34%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (20.65%) QA
2 4 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.69%) MiFID
2 4 (0.69%) PMO
3 3 (0.52%) PSD2
4 2 (0.34%) GCP
4 2 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.17%) EMIR
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 100 (17.21%) Docker
2 10 (1.72%) HDFS
3 5 (0.86%) Varnish
3 5 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.69%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 43 (7.40%) Kubernetes
2 40 (6.88%) Ansible
2 40 (6.88%) Puppet
3 27 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.58%) Prometheus
5 14 (2.41%) Hadoop YARN
6 13 (2.24%) HP ALM
7 11 (1.89%) Terraform
8 9 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.03%) HockeyApp
10 5 (0.86%) Grafana
10 5 (0.86%) Kibana
11 4 (0.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (0.69%) Mesos
11 4 (0.69%) Rancher
12 3 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.34%) Consul
13 2 (0.34%) logstash
13 2 (0.34%) Oozie
13 2 (0.34%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 33 (5.68%) Oracle
2 26 (4.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.10%) Google
4 16 (2.75%) HP
5 15 (2.58%) Splunk
5 15 (2.58%) Twitter
6 13 (2.24%) Cloudera
6 13 (2.24%) New Relic
7 10 (1.72%) SAP
8 9 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.20%) Alteryx
9 7 (1.20%) Rollbar
9 7 (1.20%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.86%) hybris
10 5 (0.86%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.69%) ATG
11 4 (0.69%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.69%) Cadence
11 4 (0.69%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.69%) Sitecore