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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 567 548 559
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Tester 8 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.016% 0.025% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.027% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 15
Average daily rate
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£341 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £475
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -36.84%
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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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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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 -4 2 £341 -14.68% 2
South East -10 2 £278 -14.61%
South West -30 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +5 1 £315 +5.00%
East Midlands - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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UK

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 32 (86.49%) Selenium
2 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
4 16 (43.24%) Scrum
5 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
6 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
7 11 (29.73%) TDD
7 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
8 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (21.62%) Java
9 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
10 7 (18.92%) BDD
10 7 (18.92%) SQL
10 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
11 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (13.51%) Back Office
12 5 (13.51%) Finance
12 5 (13.51%) PHP
12 5 (13.51%) SOAP
12 5 (13.51%) Kanban
12 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.51%) QA
12 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.51%) Zend
12 5 (13.51%) Maven
12 5 (13.51%) Open Source
12 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
13 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (86.49%) Selenium
2 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
3 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
4 8 (21.62%) WebDriver
5 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (13.51%) Maven
6 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
7 4 (10.81%) JUnit
7 4 (10.81%) Firebug
8 3 (8.11%) Behat
9 2 (5.41%) JMeter
9 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
10 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.70%) RSpec
10 1 (2.70%) Capybara
General
1 5 (13.51%) Back Office
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.11%) Electronics
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) RESTful
4 1 (2.70%) REST
4 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Open Source
2 3 (8.11%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
3 16 (43.24%) Scrum
4 13 (35.14%) Automated Testing
5 11 (29.73%) TDD
6 9 (24.32%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (18.92%) BDD
8 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
9 5 (13.51%) Kanban
10 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Time Management
11 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
11 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
13 1 (2.70%) User Stories
13 1 (2.70%) Regression Testing
13 1 (2.70%) ETL
13 1 (2.70%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
3 5 (13.51%) PHP
4 4 (10.81%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) C
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
5 1 (2.70%) Groovy
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
2 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Zend
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) HP