The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Tester
Rank 582 577 560
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Tester 13 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.017% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £341 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automated Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automated Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Automated Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Automated Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Automated Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automated Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Tester across the England region.

Automated Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automated Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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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
London -5 5 £338 -1.09% 1
South East -8 5 £363 +30.63% 1
East Midlands - 2 £363 - 2
South West -9 1 - - 1
North West -30 1 £275 - 9
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
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Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automated 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 Automated Tester in their job title.

1 16 (64.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) Selenium
3 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (48.00%) BDD
5 11 (44.00%) SpecFlow
6 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 7 (28.00%) TDD
8 7 (28.00%) Java
8 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (24.00%) QA
10 5 (20.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
11 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (16.00%) SQL
11 4 (16.00%) VB
11 4 (16.00%) .NET
12 3 (12.00%) SOAP
12 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
12 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
12 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
12 3 (12.00%) Ruby
12 3 (12.00%) Android
12 3 (12.00%) Kanban

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automated 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 Automated Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (4.00%) PTC Creo
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Selenium
2 11 (44.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (28.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (16.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (12.00%) Calabash
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (8.00%) JMeter
7 2 (8.00%) Maven
7 2 (8.00%) JIRA
7 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
8 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
8 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (4.00%) NUnit
8 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
8 1 (4.00%) JUnit
8 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) WPF
4 1 (4.00%) RESTful
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Android
1 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) BDD
3 10 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile Development
7 3 (12.00%) SDLC
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Kanban
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.00%) User Stories
8 2 (8.00%) Test Management
9 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) VB
4 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (12.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) VBA
5 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) MKS
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
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