Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 42 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 4623 4480 3844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.27% 4.41% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.24% 5.28% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2976 2632
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £293 £270
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 60 49
England median hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +9.33% -
10th Percentile £32.50 £30.68 £25.40
90th Percentile £71.84 £59.31 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -4.38% +14.29% -6.67%

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74041 84848 83593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.47% 83.60% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48879 56636 53949
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1864 1970 2380
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in England

Test Automation
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 +4 2199 £475 +5.56% 294
South East +3 757 £388 -0.64% 119
North of England +10 718 £400 +6.67% 164
South West +18 355 £375 - 53
Yorkshire +29 346 £420 +5.00% 53
Midlands +15 326 £375 +8.70% 58
East of England +21 254 £425 +6.25% 68
North West -4 251 £400 -3.03% 99
West Midlands +8 168 £375 +7.14% 31
East Midlands +12 158 £370 +8.82% 25
North East +34 125 £350 +7.69% 12
Test Automation
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 England region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 2990 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1817 (39.30%) Java
3 1344 (29.07%) TDD
4 1308 (28.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1259 (27.23%) Selenium
6 1170 (25.31%) Scrum
7 1155 (24.98%) JavaScript
8 1062 (22.97%) Jenkins
9 1021 (22.09%) Git (software)
10 953 (20.61%) QA
11 938 (20.29%) BDD
12 915 (19.79%) SQL
13 864 (18.69%) HTML
14 862 (18.65%) JIRA
15 789 (17.07%) CSS
16 778 (16.83%) C#
17 769 (16.63%) Cucumber
18 746 (16.14%) Linux
19 738 (15.96%) Finance
20 723 (15.64%) Python
21 710 (15.36%) DevOps
22 661 (14.30%) Web Services
23 606 (13.11%) REST
24 542 (11.72%) .NET
25 535 (11.57%) Banking
26 520 (11.25%) Software Engineering
27 513 (11.10%) Test Scripting
27 513 (11.10%) WebDriver
28 506 (10.95%) Open Source
29 498 (10.77%) AngularJS

Test Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 351 (7.59%) Confluence
2 113 (2.44%) Apache
3 100 (2.16%) Tomcat
4 97 (2.10%) JBoss
5 86 (1.86%) CMS
6 71 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 70 (1.51%) SharePoint
8 65 (1.41%) Apache Spark
9 56 (1.21%) WebSphere
10 54 (1.17%) nginx
11 46 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 44 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 28 (0.61%) IIS
14 27 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 25 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.39%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.39%) Drupal
17 15 (0.32%) Mule
17 15 (0.32%) OpenStack
18 12 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 54 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.065%) Mingle
8 2 (0.043%) GIMP
8 2 (0.043%) Simulink
8 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.022%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 33 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.58%) Magento
3 17 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.13%) Endur
4 6 (0.13%) RMDS
4 6 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.087%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.087%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.087%) SunGard Martini
6 3 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.065%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.065%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.043%) Maximo
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.043%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.043%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.043%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.043%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.043%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 399 (8.63%) Amazon AWS
2 231 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (3.01%) GitHub
4 59 (1.28%) SaaS
5 58 (1.25%) PaaS
6 49 (1.06%) OpenShift
7 46 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
7 46 (1.00%) IaaS
8 39 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 35 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 32 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (0.67%) Slack
12 30 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
13 28 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
14 26 (0.56%) BrowserStack
15 18 (0.39%) Amazon S3
16 16 (0.35%) Google Analytics
16 16 (0.35%) OpenDNS
16 16 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 337 (7.29%) HTTP
2 141 (3.05%) Internet
3 101 (2.18%) TCP/IP
4 83 (1.80%) SSL
5 48 (1.04%) LDAP
6 44 (0.95%) Wireless
7 37 (0.80%) DNS
8 31 (0.67%) Network Security
9 29 (0.63%) PuTTY
10 28 (0.61%) WinSCP
11 26 (0.56%) LTE
12 21 (0.45%) 4G
12 21 (0.45%) Firewall
13 20 (0.43%) Wireshark
14 17 (0.37%) Kerberos
15 16 (0.35%) SMS
16 14 (0.30%) Extranet
17 13 (0.28%) Bluetooth
17 13 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (0.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 358 (7.74%) Relational Database
2 337 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 253 (5.47%) MongoDB
4 187 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 157 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
6 143 (3.09%) MySQL
7 126 (2.73%) Hadoop
8 123 (2.66%) Big Data
9 93 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 91 (1.97%) Oracle Database
11 88 (1.90%) RDBMS
12 67 (1.45%) Redis
13 54 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 53 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 49 (1.06%) DB2
16 44 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
17 43 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
18 33 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
18 33 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 30 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1259 (27.23%) Selenium
2 1062 (22.97%) Jenkins
3 1021 (22.09%) Git (software)
4 862 (18.65%) JIRA
5 769 (16.63%) Cucumber
6 513 (11.10%) WebDriver
7 335 (7.25%) JUnit
8 324 (7.01%) Subversion
9 264 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 232 (5.02%) SoapUI
11 223 (4.82%) SpecFlow
12 213 (4.61%) Maven
13 212 (4.59%) TeamCity
14 177 (3.83%) HP UFT
15 147 (3.18%) JMeter
16 136 (2.94%) Visual Studio
17 130 (2.81%) gulp
18 124 (2.68%) Gradle
19 121 (2.62%) Jasmine
19 121 (2.62%) Protractor
General
1 738 (15.96%) Finance
2 535 (11.57%) Banking
3 192 (4.15%) Retail
4 150 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 129 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 119 (2.57%) Games
7 115 (2.49%) Front Office
8 105 (2.27%) Marketing
9 56 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 55 (1.19%) Electronics
11 50 (1.08%) Legal
12 45 (0.97%) Back Office
13 36 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.67%) Publishing
15 27 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
16 24 (0.52%) Law
17 20 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 19 (0.41%) Advertising
19 13 (0.28%) Billing
20 10 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1798 (38.89%) Developer
2 733 (15.86%) Tester
3 648 (14.02%) Analyst
4 526 (11.38%) Test Analyst
5 517 (11.18%) Java Developer
6 495 (10.71%) Automation Tester
7 312 (6.75%) Test Engineer
8 223 (4.82%) Automation Test Analyst
9 220 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 211 (4.56%) Senior Developer
11 193 (4.17%) .NET Developer
12 179 (3.87%) C# Developer
13 168 (3.63%) QA Engineer
14 162 (3.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 160 (3.46%) JavaScript Developer
15 160 (3.46%) Test Manager
16 157 (3.40%) Test Automation Engineer
17 153 (3.31%) Scala Developer
18 137 (2.96%) Developer in Test
19 132 (2.86%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 864 (18.69%) HTML
2 789 (17.07%) CSS
3 661 (14.30%) Web Services
4 606 (13.11%) REST
5 542 (11.72%) .NET
6 498 (10.77%) AngularJS
7 475 (10.27%) HTML5
8 440 (9.52%) JSON
9 439 (9.50%) RESTful
10 382 (8.26%) Spring
11 370 (8.00%) Node.js
12 351 (7.59%) XML
13 335 (7.25%) CSS3
14 322 (6.97%) SOAP
15 304 (6.58%) React
16 242 (5.23%) jQuery
17 241 (5.21%) Gherkin
18 189 (4.09%) Ajax
19 182 (3.94%) ASP.NET
20 159 (3.44%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 282 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (4.91%) Mobile App
3 212 (4.59%) User Experience
4 179 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 116 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 112 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
7 78 (1.69%) Data Structures
8 68 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 61 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 50 (1.08%) Equities
11 49 (1.06%) STB
12 48 (1.04%) Management Information System
13 46 (1.00%) Fixed Income
13 46 (1.00%) iPhone
14 44 (0.95%) Derivative
15 38 (0.82%) iPad
15 38 (0.82%) Virtual Team
16 37 (0.80%) Fintech
17 36 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
18 32 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 746 (16.14%) Linux
2 370 (8.00%) Unix
3 299 (6.47%) Windows
4 243 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 205 (4.43%) Android
6 161 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 98 (2.12%) Mac OS X
8 47 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 43 (0.93%) CentOS
10 32 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 26 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.41%) Solaris
14 15 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 9 (0.19%) VMS
16 8 (0.17%) AIX
16 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.15%) Debian
18 6 (0.13%) HPUX
19 5 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2990 (64.68%) Agile Software Development
2 1344 (29.07%) TDD
3 1308 (28.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1170 (25.31%) Scrum
5 938 (20.29%) BDD
6 710 (15.36%) DevOps
7 520 (11.25%) Software Engineering
8 513 (11.10%) Test Scripting
9 506 (10.95%) Open Source
10 428 (9.26%) Test Strategy
11 415 (8.98%) Kanban
12 394 (8.52%) Unit Testing
13 384 (8.31%) Continuous Delivery
14 378 (8.18%) OO
15 362 (7.83%) Configuration Management
16 360 (7.79%) Mentoring
17 358 (7.74%) Regression Testing
18 338 (7.31%) Web Development
19 335 (7.25%) MVC
20 329 (7.12%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 1817 (39.30%) Java
2 1155 (24.98%) JavaScript
3 915 (19.79%) SQL
4 778 (16.83%) C#
5 723 (15.64%) Python
6 447 (9.67%) Ruby
7 344 (7.44%) Scala
8 180 (3.89%) Groovy
9 148 (3.20%) C++
10 147 (3.18%) Perl
11 128 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 114 (2.47%) PHP
13 106 (2.29%) Apple Swift
14 105 (2.27%) Shell Script
15 104 (2.25%) ES6
16 97 (2.10%) PowerShell
17 96 (2.08%) C
18 75 (1.62%) PL/SQL
19 57 (1.23%) Objective-C
20 50 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 332 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 297 (6.42%) ISTQB
3 268 (5.80%) ISEB
4 244 (5.28%) Degree
5 224 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 131 (2.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 79 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 76 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 31 (0.67%) DV Cleared
10 22 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
11 17 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (0.30%) CESG Certified Professional
12 14 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
13 13 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.19%) RHCE
15 8 (0.17%) Master's Degree
15 8 (0.17%) MBA
15 8 (0.17%) PMP
15 8 (0.17%) RHCSA
16 7 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 953 (20.61%) QA
2 55 (1.19%) MiFID
3 41 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 29 (0.63%) WCAG
5 25 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.30%) WAI
8 13 (0.28%) EMIR
8 13 (0.28%) HL7
9 9 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.19%) SLA
10 6 (0.13%) GMP
11 5 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.065%) GDPR
12 3 (0.065%) GxP
12 3 (0.065%) PMO
13 2 (0.043%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.043%) GCP
13 2 (0.043%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 366 (7.92%) Docker
2 39 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (0.61%) VirtualBox
4 28 (0.61%) vSphere
5 24 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 20 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 16 (0.35%) Firmware
7 16 (0.35%) HDFS
8 11 (0.24%) OpenAM
9 9 (0.19%) Xen
10 7 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.11%) LXC
13 4 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.065%) Shibboleth
14 3 (0.065%) XenServer
15 2 (0.043%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 246 (5.32%) Puppet
2 181 (3.92%) Ansible
3 177 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
4 140 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
5 108 (2.34%) Kubernetes
6 57 (1.23%) Terraform
7 44 (0.95%) Kibana
8 28 (0.61%) Grafana
9 25 (0.54%) Rancher
10 20 (0.43%) vRealize
11 15 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.30%) HockeyApp
13 13 (0.28%) logstash
14 12 (0.26%) Prometheus
14 12 (0.26%) Salt
15 10 (0.22%) Mesos
16 9 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
16 9 (0.19%) HP Fortify
17 7 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
17 7 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 353 (7.64%) Oracle
2 325 (7.03%) Microsoft
3 236 (5.10%) HP
4 191 (4.13%) Google
5 115 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 83 (1.80%) SAP
7 76 (1.64%) IBM
8 73 (1.58%) Atlassian
9 71 (1.54%) VMware
10 57 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 57 (1.23%) Splunk
11 55 (1.19%) New Relic
12 52 (1.12%) Sybase
13 51 (1.10%) Xamarin
14 43 (0.93%) hybris
15 38 (0.82%) Adobe
16 36 (0.78%) WSO2
17 35 (0.76%) Apple
18 33 (0.71%) Perforce
18 33 (0.71%) Sitecore
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £425 per day 12 months - great projects
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day for 6 months +
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £580.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
North West
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Movement8
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £570 to £639 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £530 to £574 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Coded People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £200 per day 3 months
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday