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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 44 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1067 1061 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.14% 4.89% 3.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 5.73% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 734 654
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14%  

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 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 17998 18524 18927
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.68% 85.33% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12875 13537 13435
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 158 253
Median hourly rate £25.75 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.00 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Test Automation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Test Automation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
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 3 months to 28 June 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 +9 210 £475 - 74
Croydon -9 20 £538 +41.44%
Osterley +6 8 £500 +49.81%
West End of London +7 5 £375 -23.07% 11
Canary Wharf +4 4 £475 -
Hammersmith -5 3 £325 -23.52% 1
Docklands, London -4 2 - -
Bromley -6 2 £513 +2.50% 1
Wimbledon 0 1 £450 +5.88%
Moorgate -5 1 £500 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1387 (64.33%) Agile Software Development
2 881 (40.86%) Java
3 687 (31.86%) TDD
4 550 (25.51%) Continuous Integration
5 544 (25.23%) Selenium
6 526 (24.40%) Scrum
7 520 (24.12%) JavaScript
8 483 (22.40%) Jenkins
9 457 (21.20%) Finance
10 450 (20.87%) Git (software)
11 447 (20.73%) BDD
12 423 (19.62%) SQL
13 422 (19.57%) QA
14 405 (18.78%) DevOps
15 384 (17.81%) HTML
16 378 (17.53%) Banking
17 356 (16.51%) Cucumber
18 351 (16.28%) JIRA
19 339 (15.72%) CSS
20 335 (15.54%) Linux
21 319 (14.80%) Python
22 297 (13.78%) C#
23 290 (13.45%) Web Services
24 272 (12.62%) AngularJS
25 252 (11.69%) OO
26 243 (11.27%) .NET
27 233 (10.81%) Kanban
28 232 (10.76%) REST
28 232 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
28 232 (10.76%) 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
1 116 (5.38%) Confluence
2 53 (2.46%) Apache Spark
2 53 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 42 (1.95%) Apache
5 39 (1.81%) CMS
6 33 (1.53%) nginx
7 31 (1.44%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 26 (1.21%) JBoss
9 14 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 14 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.42%) Hubot
12 8 (0.37%) Drupal
13 6 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.28%) uWSGI
14 5 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
15 4 (0.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 41 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.093%) Mingle
8 1 (0.046%) GIMP
8 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.60%) Magento
3 6 (0.28%) Endur
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.19%) RMDS
4 4 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.093%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.093%) FastStats
6 2 (0.093%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.093%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.093%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.046%) Global One
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.046%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.046%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.046%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 232 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (2.46%) GitHub
4 32 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (1.39%) OpenShift
6 24 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (1.07%) PaaS
8 20 (0.93%) IaaS
9 19 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.65%) SaaS
11 14 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 13 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 13 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.51%) BrowserStack
15 10 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.37%) Basecamp
16 8 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
16 8 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 131 (6.08%) HTTP
2 61 (2.83%) Internet
3 37 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 35 (1.62%) SSL
5 25 (1.16%) LDAP
6 18 (0.83%) Network Security
7 16 (0.74%) Firewall
8 15 (0.70%) Kerberos
9 14 (0.65%) Extranet
9 14 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (0.60%) DNS
11 9 (0.42%) Wireshark
12 7 (0.32%) FTP
13 6 (0.28%) DHCP
14 5 (0.23%) DVB
14 5 (0.23%) LAN
14 5 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
15 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.19%) IPsec
15 4 (0.19%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 143 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 107 (4.96%) MongoDB
3 107 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
4 84 (3.90%) Hadoop
5 80 (3.71%) Big Data
6 79 (3.66%) NoSQL
7 69 (3.20%) MySQL
8 47 (2.18%) Redis
9 44 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (1.95%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.86%) DB2
12 27 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 24 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 22 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (1.02%) SQLite
15 21 (0.97%) Apache Hive
16 17 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
16 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 16 (0.74%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 544 (25.23%) Selenium
2 483 (22.40%) Jenkins
3 450 (20.87%) Git (software)
4 356 (16.51%) Cucumber
5 351 (16.28%) JIRA
6 221 (10.25%) WebDriver
7 151 (7.00%) JUnit
8 148 (6.86%) Maven
9 114 (5.29%) TeamCity
10 113 (5.24%) Subversion
11 93 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 86 (3.99%) SpecFlow
13 69 (3.20%) Grunt
14 66 (3.06%) HP UFT
15 63 (2.92%) gulp
16 62 (2.88%) Gradle
17 59 (2.74%) SoapUI
18 53 (2.46%) Hudson
19 52 (2.41%) JMeter
20 51 (2.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 457 (21.20%) Finance
2 378 (17.53%) Banking
3 117 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 104 (4.82%) Front Office
5 94 (4.36%) Retail
6 72 (3.34%) Games
7 58 (2.69%) Marketing
8 40 (1.86%) Legal
9 39 (1.81%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.62%) Back Office
11 26 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 19 (0.88%) Electronics
14 14 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.56%) Advertising
15 12 (0.56%) Law
15 12 (0.56%) Publishing
16 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
17 5 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 985 (45.69%) Developer
2 296 (13.73%) Java Developer
3 279 (12.94%) Tester
4 241 (11.18%) Analyst
5 200 (9.28%) Automation Tester
6 176 (8.16%) Test Analyst
7 151 (7.00%) Senior Developer
8 120 (5.57%) DevOps Engineer
9 119 (5.52%) Test Engineer
10 109 (5.06%) C# Developer
11 105 (4.87%) QA Engineer
12 95 (4.41%) Developer in Test
13 90 (4.17%) Automation Test Analyst
14 82 (3.80%) .NET Developer
15 72 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
16 71 (3.29%) Test Automation Engineer
17 67 (3.11%) Agile Developer
18 65 (3.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 63 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
20 62 (2.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (17.81%) HTML
2 339 (15.72%) CSS
3 290 (13.45%) Web Services
4 272 (12.62%) AngularJS
5 243 (11.27%) .NET
6 232 (10.76%) HTML5
6 232 (10.76%) REST
7 222 (10.30%) Node.js
8 190 (8.81%) JSON
8 190 (8.81%) RESTful
9 174 (8.07%) React
9 174 (8.07%) Spring
10 154 (7.14%) XML
11 140 (6.49%) SOAP
12 139 (6.45%) jQuery
13 131 (6.08%) CSS3
14 87 (4.04%) Gherkin
15 78 (3.62%) ASP.NET
16 61 (2.83%) .NET Framework
16 61 (2.83%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 128 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.38%) Mobile App
3 109 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 104 (4.82%) User Experience
5 102 (4.73%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (2.18%) Fixed Income
8 45 (2.09%) Equities
9 43 (1.99%) Derivative
10 42 (1.95%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.76%) STB
12 35 (1.62%) Fintech
13 27 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 27 (1.25%) iPhone
14 23 (1.07%) Management Information System
15 22 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
16 21 (0.97%) iPad
16 21 (0.97%) Virtual Team
17 17 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 335 (15.54%) Linux
2 225 (10.44%) Unix
3 135 (6.26%) Apple iOS
4 104 (4.82%) Windows
5 88 (4.08%) Android
6 32 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.11%) CentOS
8 22 (1.02%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.51%) Solaris
11 8 (0.37%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.093%) VMS
16 1 (0.046%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.046%) Gentoo
16 1 (0.046%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1387 (64.33%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (31.86%) TDD
3 550 (25.51%) Continuous Integration
4 526 (24.40%) Scrum
5 447 (20.73%) BDD
6 405 (18.78%) DevOps
7 252 (11.69%) OO
8 233 (10.81%) Kanban
9 219 (10.16%) Software Engineering
10 213 (9.88%) E-Commerce
10 213 (9.88%) Open Source
11 187 (8.67%) Test Scripting
12 183 (8.49%) Unit Testing
13 173 (8.02%) Continuous Delivery
14 171 (7.93%) Microservices
15 165 (7.65%) Pair Programming
15 165 (7.65%) Web Development
16 156 (7.24%) Test Strategy
17 155 (7.19%) Regression Testing
18 147 (6.82%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 881 (40.86%) Java
2 520 (24.12%) JavaScript
3 423 (19.62%) SQL
4 319 (14.80%) Python
5 297 (13.78%) C#
6 189 (8.77%) Ruby
7 116 (5.38%) Scala
8 84 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 78 (3.62%) Bash Shell
10 75 (3.48%) Apple Swift
11 67 (3.11%) Groovy
12 65 (3.01%) C++
13 59 (2.74%) ES6
14 54 (2.50%) Perl
15 53 (2.46%) Objective-C
16 52 (2.41%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.39%) PHP
18 29 (1.35%) Go
19 25 (1.16%) C
20 20 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (6.12%) Degree
2 105 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 64 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 62 (2.88%) ISEB
6 44 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (0.37%) MBA
10 8 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.32%) RHCE
11 7 (0.32%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.23%) OCP
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.14%) CFA
14 3 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 422 (19.57%) QA
2 57 (2.64%) MiFID
3 22 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
4 18 (0.83%) EMIR
5 14 (0.65%) HL7
6 8 (0.37%) WCAG
7 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.28%) GMP
9 5 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.14%) GxP
11 2 (0.093%) PMO
12 1 (0.046%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.046%) IFRS
12 1 (0.046%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.046%) SLA
System Software
1 204 (9.46%) Docker
2 21 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 16 (0.74%) HDFS
5 14 (0.65%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.51%) Shibboleth
7 8 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.093%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.093%) KVM
9 2 (0.093%) LXC
9 2 (0.093%) Xen
10 1 (0.046%) Firmware
10 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 146 (6.77%) Puppet
2 114 (5.29%) Ansible
3 88 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 87 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (1.76%) Terraform
7 21 (0.97%) HockeyApp
8 18 (0.83%) Rancher
9 16 (0.74%) Grafana
9 16 (0.74%) Kibana
10 13 (0.60%) OpenAM
11 12 (0.56%) Prometheus
12 10 (0.46%) Hadoop YARN
13 9 (0.42%) Consul
14 8 (0.37%) Salt
15 7 (0.32%) Nagios
16 6 (0.28%) HP SiteScope
16 6 (0.28%) Mesos
17 5 (0.23%) logstash
17 5 (0.23%) StatsD
Vendors
1 148 (6.86%) Microsoft
2 133 (6.17%) Oracle
3 54 (2.50%) HP
4 53 (2.46%) Google
5 47 (2.18%) Apple
6 43 (1.99%) Sybase
7 41 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 33 (1.53%) New Relic
9 32 (1.48%) IBM
9 32 (1.48%) SAP
10 31 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 31 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
11 27 (1.25%) Splunk
12 24 (1.11%) TIBCO
13 21 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
14 15 (0.70%) hybris
15 14 (0.65%) Informatica
15 14 (0.65%) Perforce
16 13 (0.60%) Adobe
17 12 (0.56%) VMware
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 57 minutes ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
DWI Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £446 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ORC International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago