The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 141 125 138
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.042% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.045% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£381 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
+6.57% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2234 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.74% 94.06% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1128 1417
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 228 362
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Automation Tester
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 4 £425 - 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (77.78%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
4 3 (33.33%) Test-First Development
4 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (33.33%) Big Data
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 2 (22.22%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (11.11%) SNMP
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Big Data
2 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
3 3 (33.33%) JMeter
4 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (22.22%) Maven
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) Ant
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
4 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) Calabash
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) XSD
2 2 (22.22%) XSLT
2 2 (22.22%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Test-First Development
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
3 3 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 2 (22.22%) XPath
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
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