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 26 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 45 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 1068 1042 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.15% 4.87% 3.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 5.71% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 719 661
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £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 £37.50 £38.00 £34.90
% change year-on-year -1.31% +8.88%  

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 17979 18242 19175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.61% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12883 13341 13612
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 £625 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 254
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -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 26 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 26 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 +9 214 £475 - 71
Croydon -4 20 £538 +41.44%
Osterley +5 9 £500 +49.81%
West End of London +9 6 £400 -17.94% 14
Canary Wharf +4 4 £475 -
Hammersmith -6 3 £325 -23.52% 1
Bromley -6 2 £513 +2.50% 1
Wimbledon +2 1 £450 +5.88%
Docklands, London -1 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Test Automation
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 1380 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 876 (40.76%) Java
3 692 (32.20%) TDD
4 543 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
5 541 (25.17%) Selenium
6 527 (24.52%) Scrum
7 522 (24.29%) JavaScript
8 479 (22.29%) Jenkins
9 452 (21.03%) Git (software)
9 452 (21.03%) BDD
10 446 (20.75%) Finance
11 421 (19.59%) SQL
12 417 (19.40%) QA
13 401 (18.66%) DevOps
14 388 (18.05%) HTML
15 373 (17.36%) Banking
16 354 (16.47%) JIRA
17 351 (16.33%) Cucumber
18 344 (16.01%) CSS
19 332 (15.45%) Linux
20 314 (14.61%) Python
21 301 (14.01%) C#
22 291 (13.54%) Web Services
23 272 (12.66%) AngularJS
24 254 (11.82%) OO
25 243 (11.31%) .NET
26 234 (10.89%) REST
26 234 (10.89%) HTML5
26 234 (10.89%) Kanban
27 230 (10.70%) Amazon AWS

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
1 115 (5.35%) Confluence
2 54 (2.51%) Apache Spark
2 54 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
3 52 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 42 (1.95%) Apache
5 39 (1.81%) CMS
6 32 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.44%) nginx
8 30 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.21%) JBoss
10 14 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 14 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.47%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.42%) Hubot
13 8 (0.37%) Drupal
14 6 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.28%) uWSGI
15 5 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
16 4 (0.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 40 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.093%) Mingle
8 1 (0.047%) GIMP
8 1 (0.047%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.56%) 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%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.14%) Loan IQ
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.093%) FastStats
6 2 (0.093%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.093%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.047%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.047%) Global One
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.047%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.047%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 230 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (2.42%) GitHub
4 30 (1.40%) OpenShift
5 29 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.12%) PaaS
7 19 (0.88%) IaaS
8 18 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (0.70%) SaaS
10 14 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 13 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 12 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 11 (0.51%) BrowserStack
14 10 (0.47%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.37%) Basecamp
15 8 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 130 (6.05%) HTTP
2 62 (2.89%) Internet
3 36 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 34 (1.58%) SSL
5 26 (1.21%) LDAP
6 21 (0.98%) Network Security
7 16 (0.74%) Firewall
7 16 (0.74%) Kerberos
8 14 (0.65%) Extranet
8 14 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (0.60%) DNS
10 9 (0.42%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.33%) FTP
12 6 (0.28%) DHCP
13 5 (0.23%) DVB
13 5 (0.23%) LAN
13 5 (0.23%) Software-Defined Networking
14 4 (0.19%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.19%) IPsec
14 4 (0.19%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 142 (6.61%) Relational Database
3 106 (4.93%) MongoDB
4 102 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
5 85 (3.96%) Hadoop
6 81 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 79 (3.68%) Big Data
8 68 (3.16%) MySQL
9 47 (2.19%) Redis
10 41 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
12 39 (1.81%) DB2
13 27 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 23 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 22 (1.02%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (1.02%) SQLite
16 19 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
17 17 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.70%) KDB
Development Applications
1 541 (25.17%) Selenium
2 479 (22.29%) Jenkins
3 452 (21.03%) Git (software)
4 354 (16.47%) JIRA
5 351 (16.33%) Cucumber
6 221 (10.28%) WebDriver
7 154 (7.17%) JUnit
8 148 (6.89%) Maven
9 112 (5.21%) Subversion
9 112 (5.21%) TeamCity
10 95 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 86 (4.00%) SpecFlow
12 69 (3.21%) Grunt
13 66 (3.07%) HP UFT
14 63 (2.93%) gulp
15 61 (2.84%) Gradle
16 60 (2.79%) SoapUI
17 53 (2.47%) Hudson
17 53 (2.47%) Mocha
17 53 (2.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 446 (20.75%) Finance
2 373 (17.36%) Banking
3 115 (5.35%) Investment Banking
4 104 (4.84%) Front Office
5 97 (4.51%) Retail
6 70 (3.26%) Games
7 59 (2.75%) Marketing
8 38 (1.77%) Legal
8 38 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.63%) Back Office
10 26 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.88%) Electronics
13 13 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.56%) Advertising
14 12 (0.56%) Law
14 12 (0.56%) Publishing
15 7 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
16 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 984 (45.79%) Developer
2 295 (13.73%) Java Developer
3 279 (12.98%) Tester
4 242 (11.26%) Analyst
5 201 (9.35%) Automation Tester
6 176 (8.19%) Test Analyst
7 153 (7.12%) Senior Developer
8 119 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
9 116 (5.40%) Test Engineer
10 110 (5.12%) C# Developer
11 105 (4.89%) QA Engineer
12 93 (4.33%) Developer in Test
13 90 (4.19%) Automation Test Analyst
14 84 (3.91%) .NET Developer
15 73 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
16 70 (3.26%) Test Automation Engineer
17 69 (3.21%) Agile Developer
18 65 (3.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 63 (2.93%) Full Stack Developer
20 61 (2.84%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (18.05%) HTML
2 344 (16.01%) CSS
3 291 (13.54%) Web Services
4 272 (12.66%) AngularJS
5 243 (11.31%) .NET
6 234 (10.89%) HTML5
6 234 (10.89%) REST
7 222 (10.33%) Node.js
8 192 (8.93%) RESTful
9 189 (8.79%) JSON
10 173 (8.05%) Spring
11 172 (8.00%) React
12 157 (7.31%) XML
13 140 (6.51%) jQuery
13 140 (6.51%) SOAP
14 133 (6.19%) CSS3
15 86 (4.00%) Gherkin
16 80 (3.72%) ASP.NET
17 64 (2.98%) .NET Framework
18 61 (2.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (5.30%) Mobile App
3 111 (5.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 106 (4.93%) User Experience
5 99 (4.61%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (2.19%) Fixed Income
8 43 (2.00%) Derivative
8 43 (2.00%) Equities
9 42 (1.95%) Data Structures
10 37 (1.72%) STB
11 33 (1.54%) Fintech
12 29 (1.35%) iPhone
13 27 (1.26%) Algorithms
14 24 (1.12%) iPad
15 23 (1.07%) Management Information System
16 21 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
17 20 (0.93%) Virtual Team
18 17 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 332 (15.45%) Linux
2 221 (10.28%) Unix
3 138 (6.42%) Apple iOS
4 104 (4.84%) Windows
5 88 (4.09%) Android
6 33 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.12%) CentOS
8 22 (1.02%) Mac OS
9 13 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 11 (0.51%) Solaris
11 8 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.37%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.14%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.093%) VMS
15 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.047%) Gentoo
15 1 (0.047%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1380 (64.22%) Agile Software Development
2 692 (32.20%) TDD
3 543 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
4 527 (24.52%) Scrum
5 452 (21.03%) BDD
6 401 (18.66%) DevOps
7 254 (11.82%) OO
8 234 (10.89%) Kanban
9 219 (10.19%) Software Engineering
10 211 (9.82%) E-Commerce
10 211 (9.82%) Open Source
11 187 (8.70%) Test Scripting
12 182 (8.47%) Unit Testing
13 171 (7.96%) Continuous Delivery
13 171 (7.96%) Microservices
14 169 (7.86%) Pair Programming
14 169 (7.86%) Web Development
15 157 (7.31%) Test Strategy
16 154 (7.17%) Regression Testing
17 145 (6.75%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 876 (40.76%) Java
2 522 (24.29%) JavaScript
3 421 (19.59%) SQL
4 314 (14.61%) Python
5 301 (14.01%) C#
6 187 (8.70%) Ruby
7 116 (5.40%) Scala
8 84 (3.91%) Shell Script
9 79 (3.68%) Bash Shell
10 78 (3.63%) Apple Swift
11 66 (3.07%) Groovy
12 65 (3.02%) C++
13 59 (2.75%) ES6
14 57 (2.65%) Objective-C
15 54 (2.51%) Perl
16 51 (2.37%) PowerShell
17 30 (1.40%) Go
18 29 (1.35%) PHP
19 26 (1.21%) C
20 20 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (6.00%) Degree
2 104 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.12%) ISTQB
4 65 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 62 (2.89%) ISEB
6 45 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 12 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.37%) MBA
12 7 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.33%) RHCE
12 7 (0.33%) RHCSA
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%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 417 (19.40%) QA
2 56 (2.61%) MiFID
3 22 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
4 18 (0.84%) EMIR
5 14 (0.65%) HL7
6 8 (0.37%) WCAG
7 7 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.33%) 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 (0.047%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.047%) IFRS
12 1 (0.047%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.047%) SLA
System Software
1 205 (9.54%) Docker
2 21 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (0.93%) Apache Flume
4 16 (0.74%) HDFS
5 13 (0.60%) 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 (0.047%) Firmware
10 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 145 (6.75%) Puppet
2 113 (5.26%) Ansible
3 88 (4.09%) Kubernetes
4 86 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (1.68%) Terraform
7 21 (0.98%) HockeyApp
8 18 (0.84%) Rancher
9 17 (0.79%) Grafana
10 16 (0.74%) Kibana
11 13 (0.60%) OpenAM
12 12 (0.56%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
14 9 (0.42%) Consul
15 7 (0.33%) Nagios
15 7 (0.33%) Salt
16 6 (0.28%) Mesos
17 5 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
17 5 (0.23%) logstash
17 5 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 148 (6.89%) Microsoft
2 130 (6.05%) Oracle
3 54 (2.51%) Google
4 53 (2.47%) HP
5 47 (2.19%) Apple
6 42 (1.95%) Red Hat
6 42 (1.95%) Sybase
7 33 (1.54%) New Relic
8 32 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 32 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (1.49%) SAP
9 31 (1.44%) IBM
10 28 (1.30%) Splunk
11 24 (1.12%) TIBCO
12 21 (0.98%) CA Agile Central
13 14 (0.65%) hybris
13 14 (0.65%) Informatica
13 14 (0.65%) Perforce
14 13 (0.60%) Adobe
15 12 (0.56%) VMware
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £575.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £444.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £610.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £450 to £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ITV PLC
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago