The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 492 432 475
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 87 121 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.25% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 96 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
UK

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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
London -48 44 £400 - 15
South East -11 18 £310 +3.33%
East of England +17 11 £400 +21.67% 1
South West +12 5 £393 +30.83%
East Midlands -10 3 £350 +12.81%
Yorkshire -19 3 £375 +22.95% 3
North East -12 2 £265 -19.69%
North West -20 1 £275 - 3
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 128 (60.38%) Selenium
2 117 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (37.74%) Java
4 72 (33.96%) Test Automation
5 64 (30.19%) QA
6 63 (29.72%) Cucumber
6 63 (29.72%) BDD
7 56 (26.42%) Automation Testing
8 55 (25.94%) WebDriver
9 53 (25.00%) Scrum
10 49 (23.11%) Test Scripting
11 40 (18.87%) SQL
12 39 (18.40%) C#
13 37 (17.45%) TDD
13 37 (17.45%) JIRA
14 35 (16.51%) Ruby
15 27 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (12.74%) Automated Testing
15 27 (12.74%) E-Commerce
16 25 (11.79%) XML
17 24 (11.32%) JavaScript
17 24 (11.32%) SoapUI
18 23 (10.85%) SOAP
18 23 (10.85%) ISEB
19 21 (9.91%) Retail
19 21 (9.91%) Gherkin
20 20 (9.43%) Android
20 20 (9.43%) ISTQB
20 20 (9.43%) .NET
20 20 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.89%) CMS
3 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.94%) Joomla!
4 2 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.94%) Documentum
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) MS Office
1 2 (0.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.89%) GitHub
2 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.83%) HTTP
3 4 (1.89%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.42%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.42%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) DB2
1 11 (5.19%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (1.89%) MySQL
3 2 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 128 (60.38%) Selenium
2 63 (29.72%) Cucumber
3 55 (25.94%) WebDriver
4 37 (17.45%) JIRA
5 24 (11.32%) SoapUI
6 20 (9.43%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (8.96%) Calabash
8 17 (8.02%) JUnit
9 16 (7.55%) Jenkins
9 16 (7.55%) Subversion
10 15 (7.08%) SpecFlow
11 11 (5.19%) Appium
11 11 (5.19%) JMeter
11 11 (5.19%) JBehave
12 10 (4.72%) Capybara
13 9 (4.25%) TeamCity
14 8 (3.77%) Behat
14 8 (3.77%) RSpec
14 8 (3.77%) Xcode
15 7 (3.30%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (9.91%) Retail
2 15 (7.08%) Finance
3 4 (1.89%) Games
3 4 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.42%) Banking
5 2 (0.94%) Automotive
5 2 (0.94%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.79%) XML
2 23 (10.85%) SOAP
3 21 (9.91%) Gherkin
4 20 (9.43%) .NET
5 19 (8.96%) Web Services
6 14 (6.60%) RESTful
6 14 (6.60%) JSON
7 12 (5.66%) HTML
8 11 (5.19%) Flash
9 8 (3.77%) REST
10 7 (3.30%) J2EE
11 4 (1.89%) WPF
11 4 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.94%) JRuby
12 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.94%) WSDL
12 2 (0.94%) Middleware
13 1 (0.47%) FpML
13 1 (0.47%) Spring
13 1 (0.47%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.19%) Open Source
3 9 (4.25%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.30%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.30%) iPhone
5 5 (2.36%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.89%) Robotics
6 4 (1.89%) STB
6 4 (1.89%) User Experience
7 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.42%) iPad
8 2 (0.94%) Derivative
9 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.47%) W3C
9 1 (0.47%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.47%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.47%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.43%) Android
2 18 (8.49%) UNIX
3 17 (8.02%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.66%) Linux
5 11 (5.19%) Windows
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (55.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (33.96%) Test Automation
3 63 (29.72%) BDD
4 56 (26.42%) Automation Testing
5 53 (25.00%) Scrum
6 49 (23.11%) Test Scripting
7 37 (17.45%) TDD
8 27 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (12.74%) Automated Testing
8 27 (12.74%) E-Commerce
9 18 (8.49%) Software Testing
9 18 (8.49%) Regression Testing
10 16 (7.55%) Performance Testing
10 16 (7.55%) System Testing
11 12 (5.66%) Software Engineering
12 11 (5.19%) Coaching
12 11 (5.19%) Document Management
13 10 (4.72%) OO
14 9 (4.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (4.25%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (37.74%) Java
2 40 (18.87%) SQL
3 39 (18.40%) C#
4 35 (16.51%) Ruby
5 24 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 19 (8.96%) Python
7 16 (7.55%) PHP
8 14 (6.60%) Groovy
9 4 (1.89%) VB
9 4 (1.89%) C++
10 3 (1.42%) VBScript
11 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.94%) XPath
11 2 (0.94%) C
11 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.94%) Perl
11 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.94%) Jython
11 2 (0.94%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (10.85%) ISEB
2 20 (9.43%) ISTQB
3 15 (7.08%) Degree
4 14 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.36%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.89%) HND
8 4 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (30.19%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (5.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.19%) HP
3 10 (4.72%) Oracle
4 7 (3.30%) Google
5 3 (1.42%) hybris
6 2 (0.94%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.94%) webMethods
6 2 (0.94%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Telerik
7 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.47%) IBM
7 1 (0.47%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.47%) Tableau
7 1 (0.47%) Venda
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