Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 16 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 33 43
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 375 366 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.31% 5.90% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 6.72% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 301 242
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +11.73% +5.29%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £300
90th Percentile £619 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £486 £450
% change year-on-year +2.83% +8.06% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £65.00 £32.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -35.00% -
10th Percentile £62.50 £31.25 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £33.75 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £65.00 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -35.00% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,212 5,446 6,129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.01% 87.77% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,956 4,336 4,875
City of London median daily rate £505 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £334 £313 £287
90th Percentile £688 £669 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 57
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.13 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% -2.27% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.81 £13.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.50 £55.00 £52.39
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +7.89% -10.59% +18.50%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
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 Test Automation in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in the City of London

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
London Bridge 0 1 - -
Test Automation
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 237 (63.20%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (47.47%) Java
3 134 (35.73%) BDD
4 130 (34.67%) TDD
5 122 (32.53%) Finance
6 119 (31.73%) Banking
7 107 (28.53%) Selenium
8 94 (25.07%) SQL
9 89 (23.73%) QA
10 87 (23.20%) Continuous Integration
11 85 (22.67%) Git (software)
12 84 (22.40%) Scrum
13 79 (21.07%) JavaScript
14 72 (19.20%) Cucumber
15 69 (18.40%) DevOps
16 68 (18.13%) C#
17 64 (17.07%) Jenkins
18 63 (16.80%) JIRA
19 59 (15.73%) Web Services
20 58 (15.47%) HTML
21 56 (14.93%) Software Engineering
22 51 (13.60%) Python
23 50 (13.33%) WebDriver
24 49 (13.07%) Investment Banking
25 48 (12.80%) REST
26 46 (12.27%) HTML5
26 46 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
27 45 (12.00%) .NET
28 44 (11.73%) CSS
29 41 (10.93%) MVC

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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 16 (4.27%) Confluence
2 10 (2.67%) Apache
3 9 (2.40%) JBoss
4 8 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.80%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) Mule
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Mingle
5 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Endur
1 3 (0.80%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.53%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.53%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.27%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.80%) GitHub
4 11 (2.93%) Serverless
5 10 (2.67%) BrowserStack
6 7 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.33%) IaaS
8 5 (1.33%) npm
9 4 (1.07%) SaaS
9 4 (1.07%) Slack
9 4 (1.07%) vREST
10 3 (0.80%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.53%) PaaS
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.27%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.87%) SMS
2 6 (1.60%) DNS
2 6 (1.60%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (0.80%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.80%) HTTP
3 3 (0.80%) Internet
4 2 (0.53%) BGP
4 2 (0.53%) Firewall
4 2 (0.53%) IPsec
4 2 (0.53%) MPLS
4 2 (0.53%) tcpdump
4 2 (0.53%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.53%) VPLS
4 2 (0.53%) VPN
5 1 (0.27%) FTP
5 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
5 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.53%) MongoDB
2 29 (7.73%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.20%) SQL Server
4 22 (5.87%) RDBMS
5 20 (5.33%) Big Data
6 16 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.67%) MySQL
7 10 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.67%) Redis
8 7 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.87%) Flink
9 6 (1.60%) HBase
9 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.07%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.07%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.80%) DB2
11 3 (0.80%) Impala
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 107 (28.53%) Selenium
2 85 (22.67%) Git (software)
3 72 (19.20%) Cucumber
4 64 (17.07%) Jenkins
5 63 (16.80%) JIRA
6 50 (13.33%) WebDriver
7 26 (6.93%) SpecFlow
7 26 (6.93%) TeamCity
8 24 (6.40%) Appium
9 21 (5.60%) gulp
10 19 (5.07%) JMeter
11 18 (4.80%) Grunt
11 18 (4.80%) Maven
11 18 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (4.53%) IntelliJ
13 15 (4.00%) webpack
14 12 (3.20%) JUnit
15 11 (2.93%) SoapUI
15 11 (2.93%) Subversion
16 10 (2.67%) NUnit
General
1 122 (32.53%) Finance
2 119 (31.73%) Banking
3 49 (13.07%) Investment Banking
4 27 (7.20%) Telecoms
5 19 (5.07%) Financial Institution
5 19 (5.07%) Games
6 16 (4.27%) Front Office
7 15 (4.00%) Retail
8 8 (2.13%) Back Office
8 8 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.87%) Billing
10 6 (1.60%) Advertising
10 6 (1.60%) Marketing
11 4 (1.07%) Legal
12 2 (0.53%) Law
12 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) French Language
13 1 (0.27%) Publishing
13 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (43.47%) Developer
2 73 (19.47%) Java Developer
3 64 (17.07%) Analyst
4 52 (13.87%) Test Analyst
5 33 (8.80%) Tester
6 28 (7.47%) Test Engineer
7 26 (6.93%) Automation Test Analyst
8 24 (6.40%) .NET Developer
9 23 (6.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 21 (5.60%) Developer in Test
11 20 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (5.33%) QA Engineer
12 18 (4.80%) Automation Tester
12 18 (4.80%) Senior Developer
13 17 (4.53%) C# Developer
13 17 (4.53%) Telecoms Developer
14 16 (4.27%) Games Developer
14 16 (4.27%) Java Engineer
14 16 (4.27%) Java Games Developer
14 16 (4.27%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.73%) Web Services
2 58 (15.47%) HTML
3 48 (12.80%) REST
4 46 (12.27%) HTML5
5 45 (12.00%) .NET
6 44 (11.73%) CSS
7 32 (8.53%) Gherkin
8 31 (8.27%) React
8 31 (8.27%) RESTful
9 27 (7.20%) Spring
10 25 (6.67%) Node.js
11 23 (6.13%) JSON
12 21 (5.60%) AngularJS
13 20 (5.33%) SOAP
14 18 (4.80%) CSS3
15 15 (4.00%) Dropwizard
16 14 (3.73%) .NET Framework
16 14 (3.73%) Hystrix
16 14 (3.73%) Scalatra
16 14 (3.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.13%) Mobile App
2 36 (9.60%) Computer Science
3 27 (7.20%) Equities
4 24 (6.40%) Virtual Team
5 19 (5.07%) Hedge funds
6 18 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (4.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (4.53%) User Experience
8 11 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (2.67%) Derivative
10 9 (2.40%) Reference Data
11 8 (2.13%) Fintech
11 8 (2.13%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.87%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.60%) Public Cloud
14 5 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (1.33%) Fixed Income
15 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
15 4 (1.07%) Private Cloud
15 4 (1.07%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.80%) Linux
2 28 (7.47%) Android
3 20 (5.33%) Apple iOS
3 20 (5.33%) Unix
4 11 (2.93%) Windows
5 2 (0.53%) CentOS
5 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (63.20%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (35.73%) BDD
3 130 (34.67%) TDD
4 87 (23.20%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (22.40%) Scrum
6 69 (18.40%) DevOps
7 56 (14.93%) Software Engineering
8 41 (10.93%) MVC
9 39 (10.40%) SDLC
10 34 (9.07%) Test Strategy
11 33 (8.80%) Test Scripting
12 31 (8.27%) Kanban
13 30 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 29 (7.73%) Regression Testing
14 29 (7.73%) Software Testing
15 28 (7.47%) Configuration Management
15 28 (7.47%) Front End Development
16 27 (7.20%) Pair Programming
17 26 (6.93%) OO
17 26 (6.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 178 (47.47%) Java
2 94 (25.07%) SQL
3 79 (21.07%) JavaScript
4 68 (18.13%) C#
5 51 (13.60%) Python
6 38 (10.13%) Ruby
7 17 (4.53%) Groovy
8 14 (3.73%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.47%) C++
10 12 (3.20%) Apple Swift
11 11 (2.93%) ES6
12 9 (2.40%) Objective-C
12 9 (2.40%) Scala
12 9 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.07%) Kotlin
16 3 (0.80%) Perl
16 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (9.60%) Degree
2 20 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.07%) ISEB
4 17 (4.53%) Numerate Degree
5 15 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.67%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CBAP
10 1 (0.27%) CHECK Team Member
10 1 (0.27%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (23.73%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) MiFID
2 5 (1.33%) WCAG
3 3 (0.80%) SEPA
4 2 (0.53%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (10.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.07%) iptables
3 2 (0.53%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 14 (3.73%) Puppet
2 10 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (2.40%) Ansible
3 9 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.13%) Terraform
5 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.07%) SELinux
7 2 (0.53%) Oozie
7 2 (0.53%) Salt
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Slider
8 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.27%) Cacti
8 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Icinga
8 1 (0.27%) Kibana
8 1 (0.27%) logstash
8 1 (0.27%) MOM
8 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (7.73%) Oracle
2 23 (6.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.13%) Sybase
3 20 (5.33%) New Relic
4 14 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (3.47%) HP
6 5 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.07%) Facebook
7 4 (1.07%) IBM
7 4 (1.07%) SAP
7 4 (1.07%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.80%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco
8 3 (0.80%) Informatica
8 3 (0.80%) ION Trading
8 3 (0.80%) Murex
8 3 (0.80%) OpenLink
8 3 (0.80%) Perforce
8 3 (0.80%) Splunk
9 2 (0.53%) TOWER Software