The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automated Testing
England / London
Rank 168 195 226
Rank change year-on-year +27 +31  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 281 261 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.46% 1.19% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.39% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 209 139
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £646 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% +9.35%  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16350 18715 17143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.12% 85.09% 82.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11752 13518 12038
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 190 241
Median hourly rate £31.92 £22.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.86% +10.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.18 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Automated Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in London

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in London

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in London

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 48 £450 -7.69% 16
Canary Wharf -3 3 £500 -5.88%
Isleworth - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £325 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 £367 -
Southwark - 1 £200 -
West End of London - 1 £425 - 5
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 371 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (46.69%) Java
3 183 (34.59%) TDD
4 179 (33.84%) Continuous Integration
5 153 (28.92%) Scrum
6 138 (26.09%) Selenium
7 137 (25.90%) JavaScript
8 130 (24.57%) HTML
9 127 (24.01%) Jenkins
10 122 (23.06%) Git (software)
11 110 (20.79%) QA
11 110 (20.79%) CSS
12 105 (19.85%) SQL
12 105 (19.85%) Finance
13 99 (18.71%) DevOps
14 96 (18.15%) Cucumber
15 93 (17.58%) BDD
16 91 (17.20%) JIRA
16 91 (17.20%) Kanban
17 84 (15.88%) Web Services
18 78 (14.74%) Pair Programming
18 78 (14.74%) Banking
19 75 (14.18%) OO
20 73 (13.80%) Linux
21 70 (13.23%) Ruby
21 70 (13.23%) HTML5
22 69 (13.04%) Spring
22 69 (13.04%) WebDriver
23 68 (12.85%) C#
24 65 (12.29%) Python

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in 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 37 (6.99%) Apache Spark
2 27 (5.10%) Confluence
3 13 (2.46%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.27%) CMS
5 10 (1.89%) Apache
5 10 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (1.51%) IIS
7 4 (0.76%) JBoss
7 4 (0.76%) Jetty
7 4 (0.76%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.57%) Apache Qpid
8 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.57%) SAS
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.38%) CoreMedia CMS
9 2 (0.38%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.38%) MS Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.13%) Endur
3 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.19%) Maximo
5 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 50 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.21%) GitHub
3 13 (2.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.32%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.13%) Basecamp
7 5 (0.95%) SaaS
8 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.38%) PaaS
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.19%) Google Play
10 1 (0.19%) Heroku
10 1 (0.19%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Slack
10 1 (0.19%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 48 (9.07%) HTTP
2 26 (4.91%) Internet
3 17 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 12 (2.27%) Network Security
5 7 (1.32%) RTP
5 7 (1.32%) RTSP
5 7 (1.32%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.95%) DNS
6 5 (0.95%) SSL
7 3 (0.57%) AMQP
7 3 (0.57%) DHCP
7 3 (0.57%) Firewall
7 3 (0.57%) FTP
7 3 (0.57%) IPsec
7 3 (0.57%) Multicast
7 3 (0.57%) VoIP
8 2 (0.38%) Intranet
8 2 (0.38%) VPN
9 1 (0.19%) MPLS
9 1 (0.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.59%) Relational Database
2 33 (6.24%) NoSQL
3 32 (6.05%) RDBMS
3 32 (6.05%) SQL Server
4 27 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (4.91%) Big Data
5 26 (4.91%) Hadoop
5 26 (4.91%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.78%) DB2
7 18 (3.40%) MySQL
8 14 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.46%) Redis
10 10 (1.89%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 138 (26.09%) Selenium
2 127 (24.01%) Jenkins
3 122 (23.06%) Git (software)
4 96 (18.15%) Cucumber
5 91 (17.20%) JIRA
6 69 (13.04%) WebDriver
7 45 (8.51%) JUnit
8 42 (7.94%) Maven
9 31 (5.86%) Subversion
10 26 (4.91%) JBehave
11 25 (4.73%) Hudson
12 24 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (4.16%) TeamCity
14 20 (3.78%) RSpec
14 20 (3.78%) SpecFlow
15 17 (3.21%) Gradle
16 15 (2.84%) Concordion
16 15 (2.84%) JMeter
17 14 (2.65%) Ant
17 14 (2.65%) IntelliJ
General
1 105 (19.85%) Finance
2 78 (14.74%) Banking
3 27 (5.10%) Investment Banking
4 25 (4.73%) Retail
5 24 (4.54%) Games
6 20 (3.78%) Marketing
7 17 (3.21%) Front Office
8 8 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.32%) Back Office
9 7 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.13%) Advertising
10 6 (1.13%) Publishing
11 3 (0.57%) Electronics
11 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
12 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 246 (46.50%) Developer
2 84 (15.88%) Java Developer
3 65 (12.29%) Tester
4 47 (8.88%) Automation Tester
5 36 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 36 (6.81%) Senior Developer
6 31 (5.86%) QA Engineer
7 29 (5.48%) Test Engineer
8 28 (5.29%) Scala Developer
9 27 (5.10%) Analyst
10 26 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 23 (4.35%) Test Analyst
12 21 (3.97%) iOS Developer
12 21 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (3.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 18 (3.40%) .NET Developer
15 16 (3.02%) Architect
15 16 (3.02%) Senior DevOps
16 15 (2.84%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (24.57%) HTML
2 110 (20.79%) CSS
3 84 (15.88%) Web Services
4 70 (13.23%) HTML5
5 69 (13.04%) Spring
6 62 (11.72%) .NET
7 55 (10.40%) RESTful
8 53 (10.02%) AngularJS
9 49 (9.26%) REST
10 46 (8.70%) XML
11 43 (8.13%) Node.js
12 37 (6.99%) SOAP
13 36 (6.81%) Play Framework
14 32 (6.05%) jQuery
14 32 (6.05%) React
15 30 (5.67%) Ruby on Rails
16 28 (5.29%) JSON
16 28 (5.29%) Kafka
16 28 (5.29%) Sass
17 25 (4.73%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.10%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.02%) iPhone
4 16 (3.02%) User Experience
5 15 (2.84%) iPad
6 13 (2.46%) Fintech
7 11 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (2.08%) MPEG
8 9 (1.70%) Data Structures
8 9 (1.70%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.51%) Derivative
10 7 (1.32%) Equities
10 7 (1.32%) Streaming Video
11 6 (1.13%) STB
12 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.76%) PMI
14 3 (0.57%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.57%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 73 (13.80%) Linux
2 64 (12.10%) Unix
3 42 (7.94%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.35%) Android
5 21 (3.97%) Windows
6 11 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.95%) CentOS
8 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.57%) Solaris
8 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (70.13%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (34.59%) TDD
3 179 (33.84%) Continuous Integration
4 153 (28.92%) Scrum
5 99 (18.71%) DevOps
6 93 (17.58%) BDD
7 91 (17.20%) Kanban
8 78 (14.74%) Pair Programming
9 75 (14.18%) OO
10 58 (10.96%) Manual Testing
11 56 (10.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 56 (10.59%) Software Engineering
12 55 (10.40%) Microservices
13 50 (9.45%) Open Source
14 49 (9.26%) Test Automation
15 45 (8.51%) Web Development
16 43 (8.13%) Regression Testing
16 43 (8.13%) Test Scripting
16 43 (8.13%) Test Strategy
17 41 (7.75%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 247 (46.69%) Java
2 137 (25.90%) JavaScript
3 105 (19.85%) SQL
4 70 (13.23%) Ruby
5 68 (12.85%) C#
6 65 (12.29%) Python
7 55 (10.40%) Scala
8 28 (5.29%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.97%) Apple Swift
10 18 (3.40%) Objective-C
11 17 (3.21%) Perl
12 16 (3.02%) Groovy
13 14 (2.65%) Bash Shell
14 11 (2.08%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.89%) Go
15 10 (1.89%) VB
16 9 (1.70%) C++
16 9 (1.70%) PHP
16 9 (1.70%) VBScript
17 8 (1.51%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 29 (5.48%) ISEB
2 25 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.35%) Degree
4 18 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.51%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.76%) PMP
10 3 (0.57%) CFA
11 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.19%) CISM
12 1 (0.19%) CRISC
12 1 (0.19%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (20.79%) QA
2 13 (2.46%) MiFID
3 12 (2.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (2.27%) EMIR
4 8 (1.51%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 8 (1.51%) GMP
5 7 (1.32%) SDET
6 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.57%) HL7
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 55 (10.40%) Docker
2 20 (3.78%) Apache Flume
3 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (6.43%) Puppet
2 29 (5.48%) Ansible
3 24 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.51%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.51%) Mesos
6 7 (1.32%) Terraform
7 6 (1.13%) Salt
8 4 (0.76%) Grafana
9 3 (0.57%) Kibana
10 2 (0.38%) Graphite
10 2 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.38%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
10 2 (0.38%) Nagios
11 1 (0.19%) CloudForms
11 1 (0.19%) Consul
11 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.19%) Packer
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.10%) Oracle
3 18 (3.40%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.65%) Atlassian
5 13 (2.46%) New Relic
6 12 (2.27%) Perforce
7 11 (2.08%) Google
8 10 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.51%) HP
9 8 (1.51%) Sybase
10 7 (1.32%) Brightcove
10 7 (1.32%) Rackspace
10 7 (1.32%) RedGate
10 7 (1.32%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.13%) IBM
11 6 (1.13%) OpenLink
12 5 (0.95%) Apple
12 5 (0.95%) SAP
12 5 (0.95%) Splunk
13 3 (0.57%) MuleSoft
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £46000.00 to £50000.00 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 17 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 27 days ago