The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
Rank 146 153 175
Rank change year-on-year +7 +22  
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 99 111 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.28% 1.21% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.49% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 59
Median daily rate £438 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £222 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +1.24% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £70.39 £170.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.59% +372.22%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automated Testing in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Automated Testing in the South East

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
West Sussex -19 21 £512 +24.00% 4
Oxfordshire - 17 £438 - 9
Hampshire +6 15 £400 -5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire - 15 £400 - 1
Surrey +22 13 £388 -20.51% 7
Berkshire +11 13 £450 +12.50% 4
Middlesex +2 1 £301 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Automated Testing.

1 137 (73.26%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (45.99%) Selenium
3 83 (44.39%) Java
4 76 (40.64%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (38.50%) Scrum
6 57 (30.48%) TDD
6 57 (30.48%) Python
7 54 (28.88%) C#
7 54 (28.88%) Git (software)
8 51 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 50 (26.74%) BDD
9 50 (26.74%) Jenkins
10 48 (25.67%) Ruby
10 48 (25.67%) JIRA
11 44 (23.53%) JSON
11 44 (23.53%) Test Automation
12 43 (22.99%) REST
13 42 (22.46%) HTTP
14 40 (21.39%) SQL
15 39 (20.86%) HTML
16 38 (20.32%) XML
17 37 (19.79%) QA
18 34 (18.18%) Scala
19 33 (17.65%) RESTful
19 33 (17.65%) CSS
20 32 (17.11%) WebDriver
20 32 (17.11%) Open Source
20 32 (17.11%) DevOps
21 30 (16.04%) Cucumber
21 30 (16.04%) Web Services

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (12.30%) Confluence
2 17 (9.09%) JBoss
3 13 (6.95%) CMS
4 11 (5.88%) Apache
4 11 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (4.81%) nginx
5 9 (4.81%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.21%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.21%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.14%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.07%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.23%) GitHub
2 11 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.81%) Google Analytics
4 5 (2.67%) Office 365
5 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.60%) Google Play
6 3 (1.60%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.07%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.46%) HTTP
2 15 (8.02%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.81%) SSL
4 7 (3.74%) LDAP
5 4 (2.14%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.14%) IPv4
5 4 (2.14%) IPv6
5 4 (2.14%) Network Security
6 3 (1.60%) Bluetooth
6 3 (1.60%) DVB
7 2 (1.07%) Internet
7 2 (1.07%) PuTTY
7 2 (1.07%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.53%) AMQP
8 1 (0.53%) Firewall
8 1 (0.53%) Intranet
8 1 (0.53%) VoIP
8 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.02%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.49%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.49%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.81%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.67%) MySQL
6 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.53%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.53%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 86 (45.99%) Selenium
2 54 (28.88%) Git (software)
3 50 (26.74%) Jenkins
4 48 (25.67%) JIRA
5 32 (17.11%) WebDriver
6 30 (16.04%) Cucumber
7 28 (14.97%) JUnit
8 25 (13.37%) Gradle
9 24 (12.83%) Ant
10 20 (10.70%) Subversion
11 16 (8.56%) JMeter
11 16 (8.56%) Maven
11 16 (8.56%) SpecFlow
12 15 (8.02%) Bitbucket
13 13 (6.95%) eggPlant
14 12 (6.42%) Apache Ivy
14 12 (6.42%) SoapUI
14 12 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (5.35%) IntelliJ
16 9 (4.81%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 18 (9.63%) Finance
2 9 (4.81%) Games
3 6 (3.21%) Publishing
4 4 (2.14%) Automotive
4 4 (2.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.14%) German Language
4 4 (2.14%) Retail
5 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (49.73%) Developer
2 26 (13.90%) Analyst
3 25 (13.37%) Test Analyst
4 24 (12.83%) Scala Developer
5 20 (10.70%) Java Developer
6 17 (9.09%) Developer in Test
7 16 (8.56%) Tester
8 13 (6.95%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.35%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.81%) Automation Test Analyst
10 9 (4.81%) Automation Tester
10 9 (4.81%) QA Engineer
11 8 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.28%) Integration Developer
11 8 (4.28%) Test Leader
12 7 (3.74%) QA Tester
12 7 (3.74%) Test Manager
13 6 (3.21%) Administrator
13 6 (3.21%) Java Scala Developer
13 6 (3.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.53%) JSON
2 43 (22.99%) REST
3 39 (20.86%) HTML
4 38 (20.32%) XML
5 33 (17.65%) CSS
5 33 (17.65%) RESTful
6 30 (16.04%) Web Services
7 29 (15.51%) Spring
8 25 (13.37%) HTML5
9 22 (11.76%) AngularJS
9 22 (11.76%) SOAP
10 21 (11.23%) Gherkin
11 19 (10.16%) CSS3
11 19 (10.16%) Node.js
12 18 (9.63%) .NET
12 18 (9.63%) Play Framework
13 17 (9.09%) Django
14 16 (8.56%) Ajax
15 15 (8.02%) jQuery
16 14 (7.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.35%) Mobile App
2 9 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.14%) Replication
5 3 (1.60%) Digital TV
5 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.60%) MPEG
5 3 (1.60%) STB
6 2 (1.07%) Contract for Difference
6 2 (1.07%) Mobile Games
6 2 (1.07%) Online Games
6 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.53%) Blog
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) iPhone
7 1 (0.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) RIA
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.51%) Linux
2 17 (9.09%) Windows
3 12 (6.42%) Ubuntu
4 9 (4.81%) Android
5 8 (4.28%) Unix
6 7 (3.74%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.14%) CentOS
8 2 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (73.26%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (40.64%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (38.50%) Scrum
4 57 (30.48%) TDD
5 50 (26.74%) BDD
6 44 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 32 (17.11%) DevOps
7 32 (17.11%) Open Source
8 29 (15.51%) Test Strategy
9 26 (13.90%) Regression Testing
10 24 (12.83%) Test Scripting
11 23 (12.30%) Manual Testing
11 23 (12.30%) OO
12 22 (11.76%) OOP
13 20 (10.70%) Configuration Management
13 20 (10.70%) Defect Management
13 20 (10.70%) Kanban
13 20 (10.70%) Software Engineering
14 17 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 83 (44.39%) Java
2 57 (30.48%) Python
3 54 (28.88%) C#
4 51 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 48 (25.67%) Ruby
6 40 (21.39%) SQL
7 34 (18.18%) Scala
8 28 (14.97%) Groovy
9 24 (12.83%) C++
10 14 (7.49%) Perl
11 9 (4.81%) Haskell
12 8 (4.28%) F#
13 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
14 6 (3.21%) ES6
14 6 (3.21%) TypeScript
15 5 (2.67%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.67%) C
16 2 (1.07%) PHP
16 2 (1.07%) VB
16 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.02%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.28%) ISEB
5 6 (3.21%) Degree
6 5 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.53%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (19.79%) QA
2 5 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.67%) WCAG
3 2 (1.07%) SDET
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 24 (12.83%) Docker
2 5 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.81%) Grafana
1 9 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
1 9 (4.81%) Kibana
2 8 (4.28%) Puppet
3 4 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Mesos
Vendors
1 27 (14.44%) Google
2 25 (13.37%) Oracle
3 17 (9.09%) Splunk
4 11 (5.88%) Sitecore
5 8 (4.28%) HP
6 7 (3.74%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.74%) Microsoft
6 7 (3.74%) Talend
7 6 (3.21%) AppDynamics
7 6 (3.21%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.21%) Twitter
8 4 (2.14%) webMethods
9 3 (1.60%) Adobe
9 3 (1.60%) Citrix
9 3 (1.60%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.07%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.07%) SAP
10 2 (1.07%) Sun
11 1 (0.53%) IBM
11 1 (0.53%) VMware
Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago