The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
UK / England
Rank 352 471 448
Rank change year-on-year
+119 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 228 139 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 96 103
Median daily rate £363 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
39639 45394 45253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26042 29634 28355
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1517 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
London +52 92 £418 +1.21% 19
South West +25 27 £313 -14.96% 11
North East +6 25 £300 -4.76% 1
North West +40 21 £308 -3.90% 10
Yorkshire +16 18 £338 +5.46% 8
South East +13 17 £350 -5.40% 19
East of England 0 12 £313 -10.71% 6
West Midlands +8 8 £303 -6.92% 8
East Midlands +5 5 £350 +40.00% 5
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 369 (77.68%) Selenium
2 331 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (50.53%) Java
4 215 (45.26%) Cucumber
5 192 (40.42%) BDD
6 172 (36.21%) WebDriver
6 172 (36.21%) Test Automation
7 152 (32.00%) Automation Testing
8 138 (29.05%) QA
9 130 (27.37%) Scrum
10 128 (26.95%) Automated Testing
11 122 (25.68%) Jenkins
12 115 (24.21%) Gherkin
12 115 (24.21%) TDD
13 113 (23.79%) Test Scripting
14 110 (23.16%) C#
15 104 (21.89%) JIRA
16 88 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (16.84%) SQL
18 76 (16.00%) JavaScript
19 73 (15.37%) SoapUI
20 70 (14.74%) SpecFlow
20 70 (14.74%) Python
21 63 (13.26%) Regression Testing
22 61 (12.84%) Web Services
22 61 (12.84%) Git (software)
23 60 (12.63%) Ruby
24 56 (11.79%) Kanban
25 55 (11.58%) Performance Testing
26 53 (11.16%) User Stories

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 40 (8.42%) Confluence
2 14 (2.95%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.47%) CMS
4 5 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.42%) Drupal
5 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS Office
2 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.74%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.05%) Magento
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.00%) GitHub
2 11 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.84%) Internet
2 2 (0.42%) SSH
3 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.21%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (1.05%) DB2
3 5 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.63%) Big Data
5 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.21%) Redis
6 1 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 369 (77.68%) Selenium
2 215 (45.26%) Cucumber
3 172 (36.21%) WebDriver
4 122 (25.68%) Jenkins
5 104 (21.89%) JIRA
6 73 (15.37%) SoapUI
7 70 (14.74%) SpecFlow
8 61 (12.84%) Git (software)
9 46 (9.68%) JUnit
10 42 (8.84%) HP UFT
11 37 (7.79%) JMeter
12 33 (6.95%) TeamCity
13 30 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (5.05%) Protractor
15 23 (4.84%) NUnit
16 19 (4.00%) JBehave
16 19 (4.00%) Maven
17 17 (3.58%) Appium
17 17 (3.58%) Hudson
18 15 (3.16%) FitNesse
General
1 53 (11.16%) Finance
2 21 (4.42%) Retail
3 16 (3.37%) Banking
4 10 (2.11%) Games
5 9 (1.89%) Marketing
6 8 (1.68%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.26%) Electronics
7 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Publishing
10 2 (0.42%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) iGaming
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (24.21%) Gherkin
2 61 (12.84%) Web Services
3 53 (11.16%) RESTful
4 52 (10.95%) XML
5 44 (9.26%) SOAP
6 42 (8.84%) .NET
6 42 (8.84%) REST
7 28 (5.89%) HTML
7 28 (5.89%) JSON
8 20 (4.21%) Node.js
8 20 (4.21%) Spring
9 18 (3.79%) AngularJS
10 15 (3.16%) CSS
11 11 (2.32%) .NET Framework
12 8 (1.68%) Chai
12 8 (1.68%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.47%) J2EE
14 6 (1.26%) XSD
15 5 (1.05%) HTML5
15 5 (1.05%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.32%) Smartphone
3 10 (2.11%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.63%) Fintech
5 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (0.63%) User Experience
5 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.42%) Equities
6 2 (0.42%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.21%) Contactless
7 1 (0.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.21%) iPad
7 1 (0.21%) IVR
7 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.21%) NHS
7 1 (0.21%) Replication
7 1 (0.21%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.21%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (9.47%) Unix
2 37 (7.79%) Linux
3 13 (2.74%) Windows
4 12 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.32%) Android
6 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Debian
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (69.68%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (40.42%) BDD
3 172 (36.21%) Test Automation
4 152 (32.00%) Automation Testing
5 130 (27.37%) Scrum
6 128 (26.95%) Automated Testing
7 115 (24.21%) TDD
8 113 (23.79%) Test Scripting
9 88 (18.53%) Continuous Integration
10 63 (13.26%) Regression Testing
11 56 (11.79%) Kanban
12 55 (11.58%) Performance Testing
13 53 (11.16%) User Stories
14 49 (10.32%) API Testing
14 49 (10.32%) Functional Testing
14 49 (10.32%) Software Testing
15 47 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 47 (9.89%) Open Source
16 43 (9.05%) Defect Tracking
17 38 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 240 (50.53%) Java
2 110 (23.16%) C#
3 80 (16.84%) SQL
4 76 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 70 (14.74%) Python
6 60 (12.63%) Ruby
7 44 (9.26%) Scala
8 28 (5.89%) Groovy
9 18 (3.79%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.79%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.58%) PHP
10 17 (3.58%) VBScript
11 16 (3.37%) C++
12 15 (3.16%) F#
13 11 (2.32%) VB
14 8 (1.68%) Perl
15 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.63%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (6.53%) ISEB
1 31 (6.53%) ISTQB
2 27 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.37%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.89%) Degree
6 8 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) HND
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (29.05%) QA
2 18 (3.79%) SDET
3 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) WCAG
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (1.47%) Puppet
3 4 (0.84%) Rancher
4 2 (0.42%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) Ambari
5 1 (0.21%) Grafana
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.21%) SELinux
5 1 (0.21%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (6.53%) Atlassian
2 29 (6.11%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.11%) Oracle
3 22 (4.63%) HP
4 8 (1.68%) IBM
5 7 (1.47%) SAP
6 5 (1.05%) hybris
7 4 (0.84%) Green Hat
8 2 (0.42%) Dynatrace
8 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.42%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.42%) VMware
9 1 (0.21%) Apple
9 1 (0.21%) ATG
9 1 (0.21%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.21%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.21%) Splunk
9 1 (0.21%) Xamarin
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