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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 437 439 499
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +60
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 151 130 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.26% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 99 40
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.23% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £137.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.63% +343.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £31.00
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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
47771 45698 43205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.57% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30943 28173 25957
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1778 1841 1968
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +11 94 £400 - 25
South East -14 26 £358 +14.40% 2
East of England -5 9 £275 -18.51% 1
South West -1 7 £375 +15.38% 2
East Midlands -11 4 £375 +17.18%
North West -25 4 £356 +9.61% 3
North East -17 3 £238 -33.56%
Yorkshire -28 3 £288 -10.15% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 147 (61.51%) Selenium
2 137 (57.32%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (39.33%) Java
4 90 (37.66%) Test Automation
5 74 (30.96%) QA
5 74 (30.96%) Cucumber
5 74 (30.96%) Automation Testing
6 73 (30.54%) WebDriver
7 66 (27.62%) BDD
8 56 (23.43%) Test Scripting
9 48 (20.08%) SQL
10 46 (19.25%) Scrum
11 45 (18.83%) JIRA
12 44 (18.41%) C#
13 43 (17.99%) Automated Testing
14 42 (17.57%) TDD
15 41 (17.15%) XML
16 39 (16.32%) Ruby
17 34 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (13.39%) SoapUI
18 32 (13.39%) UNIX
19 31 (12.97%) Web Services
20 30 (12.55%) SOAP
21 28 (11.72%) JavaScript
22 27 (11.30%) System Testing
23 26 (10.88%) E-Commerce
23 26 (10.88%) HP UFT
24 25 (10.46%) HTML
25 24 (10.04%) Python
25 24 (10.04%) Subversion

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 13 (5.44%) Confluence
2 11 (4.60%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.51%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.26%) CMS
5 2 (0.84%) Documentum
5 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.84%) Apache
6 1 (0.42%) Drupal
6 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Project
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.84%) GitHub
2 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.42%) SaaS
2 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.42%) Skype
2 1 (0.42%) ATM
2 1 (0.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.53%) DB2
2 15 (6.28%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.42%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 147 (61.51%) Selenium
2 74 (30.96%) Cucumber
3 73 (30.54%) WebDriver
4 45 (18.83%) JIRA
5 32 (13.39%) SoapUI
6 26 (10.88%) HP UFT
7 24 (10.04%) Subversion
8 19 (7.95%) JUnit
9 18 (7.53%) SpecFlow
10 16 (6.69%) Jenkins
11 13 (5.44%) Calabash
12 12 (5.02%) Git (software)
12 12 (5.02%) JBehave
13 9 (3.77%) Appium
14 8 (3.35%) JMeter
15 7 (2.93%) Maven
15 7 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (2.93%) PHPUnit
15 7 (2.93%) Capybara
16 6 (2.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (9.62%) Retail
2 19 (7.95%) Finance
3 7 (2.93%) Banking
4 4 (1.67%) Games
4 4 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.84%) Automotive
5 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.15%) XML
2 31 (12.97%) Web Services
3 30 (12.55%) SOAP
4 25 (10.46%) HTML
5 23 (9.62%) Gherkin
6 20 (8.37%) .NET
7 18 (7.53%) RESTful
8 17 (7.11%) REST
8 17 (7.11%) JSON
9 15 (6.28%) Flash
10 9 (3.77%) J2EE
11 5 (2.09%) Middleware
11 5 (2.09%) Spring
12 4 (1.67%) CSS
12 4 (1.67%) WPF
13 3 (1.26%) XSL
13 3 (1.26%) WSDL
14 2 (0.84%) XML Messaging
15 1 (0.42%) Android SDK
15 1 (0.42%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.53%) Mobile App
1 18 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.93%) Wiki
3 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (1.67%) SWIFT
4 2 (0.84%) Digital Media
4 2 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (0.84%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.84%) Data Extraction
4 2 (0.84%) iPhone
4 2 (0.84%) DataPower
4 2 (0.84%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.42%) Replication
5 1 (0.42%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.42%) STB
5 1 (0.42%) Derivative
5 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.39%) UNIX
2 22 (9.21%) Apple iOS
3 20 (8.37%) Android
4 13 (5.44%) Linux
5 9 (3.77%) Windows
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.84%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (57.32%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (37.66%) Test Automation
3 74 (30.96%) Automation Testing
4 66 (27.62%) BDD
5 56 (23.43%) Test Scripting
6 46 (19.25%) Scrum
7 43 (17.99%) Automated Testing
8 42 (17.57%) TDD
9 34 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (11.30%) System Testing
11 26 (10.88%) E-Commerce
12 22 (9.21%) Regression Testing
13 16 (6.69%) Software Testing
13 16 (6.69%) Integration Testing
13 16 (6.69%) API Testing
14 15 (6.28%) User Stories
14 15 (6.28%) Coaching
14 15 (6.28%) Document Management
15 13 (5.44%) Kanban
16 12 (5.02%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (39.33%) Java
2 48 (20.08%) SQL
3 44 (18.41%) C#
4 39 (16.32%) Ruby
5 28 (11.72%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.04%) Python
7 21 (8.79%) Groovy
8 14 (5.86%) PHP
9 7 (2.93%) VBScript
10 5 (2.09%) VB
10 5 (2.09%) VBA
10 5 (2.09%) C
10 5 (2.09%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.67%) XPath
11 4 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.26%) Perl
12 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.84%) C++
13 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.42%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 18 (7.53%) ISTQB
2 17 (7.11%) ISEB
3 16 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.77%) Degree
6 8 (3.35%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.67%) HND
7 4 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (30.96%) QA
2 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (5.86%) HP
2 11 (4.60%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.35%) Oracle
4 5 (2.09%) VMware
5 3 (1.26%) IBM
5 3 (1.26%) Green Hat
6 2 (0.84%) Google
6 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.84%) Cadence
6 2 (0.84%) webMethods
7 1 (0.42%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.42%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.42%) Telerik
7 1 (0.42%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.42%) hybris
7 1 (0.42%) Venda
7 1 (0.42%) Tableau
7 1 (0.42%) ForgeRock
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