The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 128 125 126
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.042% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.044% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2634 2252 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 93.56% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1676 1195 1319
Average daily rate £380 £345 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 268 274
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.55 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the East of England region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire - 2 £288 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £310 -
Suffolk - 2 £438 - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Java
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 3 (21.43%) XSD
5 3 (21.43%) XSLT
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) Ant
5 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
5 3 (21.43%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 3 (21.43%) XPath
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) STB
5 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (21.43%) REST

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Broadband
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) Telnet
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
1 2 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (21.43%) Ant
3 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) Subversion
3 3 (21.43%) Maven
4 2 (14.29%) JUnit
4 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) TestNG
General
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) XSD
2 3 (21.43%) XSLT
3 2 (14.29%) JRuby
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) STB
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 3 (21.43%) User Stories
3 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Kanban
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (7.14%) Test-First Development
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) XPath
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) Jython
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Progress
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