The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
London / City of London
Rank 106 100 153
Rank change year-on-year -6 +53  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 48 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.60% 1.77% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.02% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 28
Median daily rate £450 £494 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £386 £350
% change year-on-year +0.51% +10.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.89 £44.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% +23.61%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in the City of London

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in the City of London

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in the City of London

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 City of London region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 79 (74.53%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (51.89%) Java
3 51 (48.11%) TDD
4 48 (45.28%) Continuous Integration
5 46 (43.40%) Scrum
6 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
7 37 (34.91%) Kanban
8 33 (31.13%) HTML
9 32 (30.19%) Finance
9 32 (30.19%) BDD
9 32 (30.19%) QA
10 31 (29.25%) CSS
11 28 (26.42%) Pair Programming
11 28 (26.42%) Selenium
12 25 (23.58%) Web Services
13 23 (21.70%) Git (software)
13 23 (21.70%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (21.70%) AngularJS
14 21 (19.81%) SQL
15 20 (18.87%) Cucumber
16 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
17 16 (15.09%) Linux
17 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
17 16 (15.09%) Front End Development
18 15 (14.15%) Dropwizard
18 15 (14.15%) DevOps
18 15 (14.15%) Spring
18 15 (14.15%) Refactoring
18 15 (14.15%) NoSQL
18 15 (14.15%) HTML5

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (2.83%) Confluence
1 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.89%) Apache
2 2 (1.89%) CMS
2 2 (1.89%) Jetty
2 2 (1.89%) LiveCycle
2 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.94%) IIS
3 1 (0.94%) Kentico
3 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.43%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.77%) GitHub
4 3 (2.83%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.60%) HTTP
1 7 (6.60%) RTP
1 7 (6.60%) RTSP
2 2 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) NoSQL
2 12 (11.32%) MongoDB
3 10 (9.43%) MySQL
4 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.72%) Big Data
8 4 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.94%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.94%) DB2
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.94%) Redis
10 1 (0.94%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 28 (26.42%) Selenium
2 23 (21.70%) Git (software)
3 20 (18.87%) Cucumber
4 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.26%) WebDriver
6 11 (10.38%) IntelliJ
6 11 (10.38%) SpecFlow
7 9 (8.49%) Grunt
7 9 (8.49%) gulp
8 8 (7.55%) JIRA
9 5 (4.72%) JUnit
10 4 (3.77%) Maven
10 4 (3.77%) Mocha
10 4 (3.77%) Protractor
11 3 (2.83%) Gradle
11 3 (2.83%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.89%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.89%) Moq
12 2 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 32 (30.19%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Games
3 9 (8.49%) Banking
4 4 (3.77%) Advertising
4 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (45.28%) Developer
2 29 (27.36%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.04%) Senior Developer
4 15 (14.15%) Automation Tester
4 15 (14.15%) Tester
5 11 (10.38%) Full Stack Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Test Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) QA Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Test Leader
7 6 (5.66%) Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Test Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Games Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Java Games Developer
9 4 (3.77%) QA Test Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (31.13%) HTML
2 31 (29.25%) CSS
3 25 (23.58%) Web Services
4 23 (21.70%) AngularJS
5 15 (14.15%) Dropwizard
5 15 (14.15%) HTML5
5 15 (14.15%) Spring
6 13 (12.26%) jQuery
6 13 (12.26%) React
6 13 (12.26%) RESTful
7 12 (11.32%) Ajax
7 12 (11.32%) Hystrix
7 12 (11.32%) REST
7 12 (11.32%) Scalatra
8 10 (9.43%) Play Framework
9 8 (7.55%) Node.js
9 8 (7.55%) SOAP
10 7 (6.60%) .NET
10 7 (6.60%) FFmpeg
10 7 (6.60%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.60%) Fintech
2 7 (6.60%) MPEG
2 7 (6.60%) Streaming Video
3 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.77%) Equities
5 3 (2.83%) iPad
5 3 (2.83%) iPhone
6 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Contactless
6 2 (1.89%) Derivative
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.89%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.94%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.94%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.94%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.09%) Linux
2 14 (13.21%) Apple iOS
3 11 (10.38%) Android
4 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.77%) Windows
6 3 (2.83%) Unix
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (74.53%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (48.11%) TDD
3 48 (45.28%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (43.40%) Scrum
5 37 (34.91%) Kanban
6 32 (30.19%) BDD
7 28 (26.42%) Pair Programming
8 19 (17.92%) Software Engineering
9 16 (15.09%) Front End Development
10 15 (14.15%) DevOps
10 15 (14.15%) Refactoring
11 14 (13.21%) MVC
11 14 (13.21%) SOA
11 14 (13.21%) Web Development
12 13 (12.26%) Manual Testing
12 13 (12.26%) SOLID
13 12 (11.32%) Domain-Driven Design
13 12 (11.32%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.32%) Test Automation
13 12 (11.32%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 55 (51.89%) Java
2 38 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 21 (19.81%) SQL
4 13 (12.26%) C#
4 13 (12.26%) Python
5 9 (8.49%) Groovy
6 6 (5.66%) Scala
7 5 (4.72%) PHP
7 5 (4.72%) Ruby
8 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.83%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.83%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.83%) Perl
9 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.89%) ES6
10 2 (1.89%) Go
10 2 (1.89%) PHP 5
11 1 (0.94%) Korn
11 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) ISEB
2 6 (5.66%) Degree
3 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) CFA
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (30.19%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Docker
2 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.77%) Ansible
1 4 (3.77%) Grafana
1 4 (3.77%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.83%) Kibana
3 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.94%) Graphite
4 1 (0.94%) Packer
4 1 (0.94%) Terraform
4 1 (0.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.32%) New Relic
3 7 (6.60%) Brightcove
4 6 (5.66%) Oracle
5 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.77%) Sybase
7 3 (2.83%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.83%) Splunk
7 3 (2.83%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.89%) Adobe
8 2 (1.89%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.94%) Actuate
9 1 (0.94%) Apple
9 1 (0.94%) Google
9 1 (0.94%) IBM
9 1 (0.94%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.94%) Solace
9 1 (0.94%) TOWER Software
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salt
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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