Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 November 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 43 38
Rank change year-on-year +7 -5 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 2701 2257 2171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.73% 4.99% 4.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.59% 5.79% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2039 1610 1604
London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
London median hourly rate £40.00 £46.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +12.05% -59.01%
10th Percentile £17.10 £36.75 £20.13
90th Percentile £62.50 £72.80 £67.50
England median hourly rate £44.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% +6.67% +7.14%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40964 38955 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.95% 86.20% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29788 27920 27910
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £643 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 408 469
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +8.83% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.32 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.45 £50.04 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Automation in London

Test Automation
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 Test Automation within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London +4 493 £500 +5.26% 95
South London -1 126 £525 +31.25% 15
West London -8 117 £450 +12.50% 23
East London +8 32 £525 +10.53% 21
North London -10 3 £300 -12.73% 4
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 London region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 1729 (64.01%) Agile Software Development
2 1263 (46.76%) Java
3 859 (31.80%) TDD
4 706 (26.14%) BDD
5 688 (25.47%) JavaScript
6 678 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
7 670 (24.81%) Selenium
8 647 (23.95%) Scrum
9 611 (22.62%) Finance
10 581 (21.51%) Banking
11 571 (21.14%) Git (software)
12 564 (20.88%) QA
13 558 (20.66%) Jenkins
14 515 (19.07%) JIRA
15 501 (18.55%) Cucumber
16 466 (17.25%) SQL
17 450 (16.66%) HTML
18 432 (15.99%) DevOps
19 409 (15.14%) C#
20 389 (14.40%) Python
20 389 (14.40%) REST
21 368 (13.62%) Web Services
22 353 (13.07%) CSS
23 335 (12.40%) Linux
23 335 (12.40%) OO
23 335 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
24 332 (12.29%) AngularJS
25 315 (11.66%) RESTful
26 298 (11.03%) .NET
27 288 (10.66%) HTML5

Test Automation
Co-occurring 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
1 215 (7.96%) Confluence
2 77 (2.85%) Apache
3 67 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 57 (2.11%) WildFly
5 54 (2.00%) Apache Spark
5 54 (2.00%) CMS
6 44 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 42 (1.55%) JBoss
8 34 (1.26%) nginx
9 31 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 22 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 20 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 17 (0.63%) Drupal
13 16 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.48%) SAS
15 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.37%) EPiServer
16 10 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 45 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.22%) Mingle
6 2 (0.074%) GIMP
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.037%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.037%) HipChat
7 1 (0.037%) InVision
Business Applications
1 19 (0.70%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.56%) Magento
3 11 (0.41%) Markit EDM
4 10 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 9 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
7 6 (0.22%) RMDS
8 5 (0.19%) Endur
9 3 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.11%) Misys Midas
9 3 (0.11%) SunGard Martini
9 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.074%) Summit
11 1 (0.037%) CSG Singleview
11 1 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.037%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 335 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
2 161 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (3.85%) GitHub
4 54 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (1.44%) Serverless
6 35 (1.30%) npm
6 35 (1.30%) PaaS
7 31 (1.15%) IaaS
8 28 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 28 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 24 (0.89%) SaaS
10 20 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
10 20 (0.74%) OpenShift
11 19 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (0.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 16 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.59%) BrowserStack
14 15 (0.56%) Office 365
14 15 (0.56%) Route 53
15 14 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.70%) HTTP
2 60 (2.22%) Internet
2 60 (2.22%) TCP/IP
3 23 (0.85%) DNS
4 19 (0.70%) Network Security
4 19 (0.70%) SSL
5 18 (0.67%) Firewall
5 18 (0.67%) SMS
6 10 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
6 10 (0.37%) VPN
7 9 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (0.26%) BGP
8 7 (0.26%) IPsec
8 7 (0.26%) MPLS
8 7 (0.26%) tcpdump
9 4 (0.15%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.15%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.15%) FTP
9 4 (0.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.22%) Relational Database
2 182 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 158 (5.85%) NoSQL
4 136 (5.04%) MongoDB
5 131 (4.85%) RDBMS
6 120 (4.44%) Big Data
7 109 (4.04%) MySQL
8 88 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
9 68 (2.52%) Hadoop
10 54 (2.00%) Redis
11 42 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (0.96%) Apache Hive
14 23 (0.85%) DB2
15 21 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 21 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (0.74%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.70%) HBase
17 19 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 670 (24.81%) Selenium
2 571 (21.14%) Git (software)
3 558 (20.66%) Jenkins
4 515 (19.07%) JIRA
5 501 (18.55%) Cucumber
6 234 (8.66%) WebDriver
7 230 (8.52%) JUnit
8 205 (7.59%) Maven
9 149 (5.52%) TeamCity
10 124 (4.59%) JMeter
11 112 (4.15%) Appium
12 105 (3.89%) Mockito
13 103 (3.81%) SpecFlow
14 90 (3.33%) Jasmine
15 86 (3.18%) SoapUI
16 85 (3.15%) Subversion
17 74 (2.74%) Protractor
18 73 (2.70%) Vagrant
19 72 (2.67%) Mocha
20 71 (2.63%) Gradle
General
1 611 (22.62%) Finance
2 581 (21.51%) Banking
3 231 (8.55%) Investment Banking
4 134 (4.96%) Front Office
5 124 (4.59%) Retail
6 90 (3.33%) Games
7 59 (2.18%) Marketing
7 59 (2.18%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 28 (1.04%) Back Office
11 24 (0.89%) Legal
12 23 (0.85%) Law
13 19 (0.70%) Billing
13 19 (0.70%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.48%) Advertising
14 13 (0.48%) Publishing
15 8 (0.30%) Electronics
16 6 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
17 5 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1187 (43.95%) Developer
2 447 (16.55%) Java Developer
3 373 (13.81%) Tester
4 331 (12.25%) Analyst
5 257 (9.51%) Automation Tester
6 248 (9.18%) Test Analyst
7 186 (6.89%) Senior Developer
8 168 (6.22%) Test Engineer
9 159 (5.89%) Developer in Test
10 138 (5.11%) C# Developer
11 134 (4.96%) Automation Test Analyst
12 116 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
13 106 (3.92%) .NET Developer
14 99 (3.67%) Test Automation Engineer
15 98 (3.63%) QA Engineer
16 94 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
17 93 (3.44%) Agile Developer
18 86 (3.18%) Full Stack Developer
19 80 (2.96%) Java Engineer
20 73 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (16.66%) HTML
2 389 (14.40%) REST
3 368 (13.62%) Web Services
4 353 (13.07%) CSS
5 332 (12.29%) AngularJS
6 315 (11.66%) RESTful
7 298 (11.03%) .NET
8 288 (10.66%) HTML5
9 235 (8.70%) React
10 212 (7.85%) Spring
11 209 (7.74%) Node.js
12 201 (7.44%) JSON
13 179 (6.63%) Gherkin
14 142 (5.26%) XML
15 131 (4.85%) SOAP
16 117 (4.33%) CSS3
17 113 (4.18%) jQuery
18 107 (3.96%) Hibernate
19 83 (3.07%) Sass
20 79 (2.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 185 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.41%) Mobile App
3 136 (5.04%) Computer Science
4 123 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 111 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (3.67%) User Experience
7 84 (3.11%) Fintech
8 80 (2.96%) Virtual Team
9 73 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
10 71 (2.63%) Equities
11 64 (2.37%) Data Structures
12 62 (2.30%) Derivative
13 59 (2.18%) Fixed Income
14 38 (1.41%) Public Cloud
15 32 (1.18%) N-Tier
16 29 (1.07%) Hedge funds
16 29 (1.07%) STB
17 24 (0.89%) Algorithms
17 24 (0.89%) Reference Data
18 23 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 335 (12.40%) Linux
2 261 (9.66%) Unix
3 154 (5.70%) Apple iOS
4 148 (5.48%) Android
5 139 (5.15%) Windows
6 55 (2.04%) VMS
7 24 (0.89%) Mac OS X
8 15 (0.56%) CentOS
9 14 (0.52%) Solaris
10 10 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.33%) Windows Server
12 8 (0.30%) CoreOS
12 8 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.19%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
15 4 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.11%) Debian
17 2 (0.074%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1729 (64.01%) Agile Software Development
2 859 (31.80%) TDD
3 706 (26.14%) BDD
4 678 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
5 647 (23.95%) Scrum
6 432 (15.99%) DevOps
7 335 (12.40%) OO
8 277 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 248 (9.18%) Kanban
10 239 (8.85%) Software Engineering
11 233 (8.63%) Microservices
12 217 (8.03%) Test Scripting
13 214 (7.92%) Unit Testing
14 211 (7.81%) E-Commerce
15 203 (7.52%) SDLC
16 191 (7.07%) Test Strategy
17 190 (7.03%) Functional Testing
18 176 (6.52%) Web Development
19 173 (6.41%) Mentoring
19 173 (6.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1263 (46.76%) Java
2 688 (25.47%) JavaScript
3 466 (17.25%) SQL
4 409 (15.14%) C#
5 389 (14.40%) Python
6 205 (7.59%) Ruby
7 117 (4.33%) Scala
8 93 (3.44%) C++
9 92 (3.41%) Groovy
10 86 (3.18%) Apple Swift
10 86 (3.18%) ES6
11 71 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 66 (2.44%) Shell Script
13 64 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 63 (2.33%) Objective-C
15 52 (1.93%) JPQL
16 50 (1.85%) PowerShell
17 45 (1.67%) PHP
18 44 (1.63%) Perl
19 41 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 185 (6.85%) Degree
3 143 (5.29%) SC Cleared
4 83 (3.07%) ISEB
5 78 (2.89%) ISTQB
6 52 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 41 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 24 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
10 23 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.19%) CHECK Team Member
12 5 (0.19%) CISSP
12 5 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.11%) CBAP
13 3 (0.11%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.11%) IIBA
13 3 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.11%) RHCE
13 3 (0.11%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 564 (20.88%) QA
2 52 (1.93%) MiFID
3 23 (0.85%) WCAG
4 12 (0.44%) EMIR
5 10 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.19%) GCP
9 4 (0.15%) PMO
10 3 (0.11%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.11%) IFRS
10 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.11%) SEPA
10 3 (0.11%) WAI
11 2 (0.074%) COSO
11 2 (0.074%) GDPR
11 2 (0.074%) HL7
11 2 (0.074%) Solvency II
System Software
1 243 (9.00%) Docker
2 14 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.44%) HDFS
4 11 (0.41%) iptables
5 7 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.074%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.037%) IAG
10 1 (0.037%) KVM
10 1 (0.037%) Varnish
10 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 130 (4.81%) Puppet
2 102 (3.78%) Ansible
3 91 (3.37%) Kubernetes
4 86 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
5 79 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
6 70 (2.59%) Terraform
7 44 (1.63%) Kibana
8 34 (1.26%) Grafana
9 24 (0.89%) Prometheus
10 23 (0.85%) logstash
11 19 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
12 13 (0.48%) Salt
13 11 (0.41%) Rancher
13 11 (0.41%) SELinux
13 11 (0.41%) StatsD
14 10 (0.37%) Fluentd
15 9 (0.33%) Nagios
15 9 (0.33%) Packer
16 7 (0.26%) Consul
16 7 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 166 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 149 (5.52%) Oracle
3 76 (2.81%) HP
4 57 (2.11%) Sybase
5 56 (2.07%) Atlassian
5 56 (2.07%) Splunk
6 52 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (1.67%) New Relic
8 35 (1.30%) Google
9 30 (1.11%) AppDynamics
9 30 (1.11%) IBM
10 29 (1.07%) Bloomberg
11 28 (1.04%) hybris
12 26 (0.96%) Apple
12 26 (0.96%) Red Hat
13 25 (0.93%) ION Trading
14 23 (0.85%) Adobe
15 21 (0.78%) CA Agile Central
15 21 (0.78%) SAP
16 20 (0.74%) Xamarin