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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 499 468 463
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 80 115 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 91 31
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£350 £363 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation 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
46867 47364 39999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.45% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28952 29302 23504
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1845 1936 2056
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -38 42 £400 +6.66% 12
South East -2 19 £301 -10.96%
East of England +15 7 £335 +3.07% 1
South West +6 3 £375 +7.14%
Yorkshire -17 3 £375 +36.36% 1
North West -15 2 - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 133 (61.86%) Selenium
2 128 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (40.47%) Java
4 71 (33.02%) Test Automation
5 68 (31.63%) BDD
6 67 (31.16%) Cucumber
7 66 (30.70%) Scrum
8 63 (29.30%) Automation Testing
9 57 (26.51%) WebDriver
9 57 (26.51%) Test Scripting
10 55 (25.58%) QA
11 48 (22.33%) SQL
12 42 (19.53%) Ruby
13 41 (19.07%) C#
14 37 (17.21%) TDD
14 37 (17.21%) JIRA
15 30 (13.95%) Automated Testing
16 27 (12.56%) ISEB
17 26 (12.09%) JavaScript
17 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (11.63%) XML
19 23 (10.70%) E-Commerce
19 23 (10.70%) ISTQB
20 21 (9.77%) Calabash
21 20 (9.30%) Android
21 20 (9.30%) SoapUI
21 20 (9.30%) Python
21 20 (9.30%) SOAP
21 20 (9.30%) .NET
21 20 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.86%) CMS
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.93%) Confluence
4 2 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.93%) IIS
4 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.93%) Documentum
4 2 (0.93%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Magento
2 2 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.86%) GitHub
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.72%) HTTP
1 8 (3.72%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.33%) FTP
3 4 (1.86%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.40%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.19%) DB2
1 9 (4.19%) DbVisualizer
2 8 (3.72%) MySQL
3 4 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) Big Data
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 133 (61.86%) Selenium
2 67 (31.16%) Cucumber
3 57 (26.51%) WebDriver
4 37 (17.21%) JIRA
5 21 (9.77%) Calabash
6 20 (9.30%) SoapUI
6 20 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (8.84%) SpecFlow
8 17 (7.91%) Jenkins
8 17 (7.91%) JUnit
8 17 (7.91%) Subversion
9 14 (6.51%) JMeter
10 13 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (5.58%) TeamCity
11 12 (5.58%) Appium
12 11 (5.12%) Capybara
13 9 (4.19%) Behat
13 9 (4.19%) JBehave
13 9 (4.19%) Visual Studio
14 8 (3.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 18 (8.37%) Retail
2 12 (5.58%) Finance
3 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.86%) Games
5 3 (1.40%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.63%) XML
2 20 (9.30%) SOAP
2 20 (9.30%) .NET
3 18 (8.37%) Gherkin
4 17 (7.91%) Web Services
5 12 (5.58%) RESTful
6 10 (4.65%) HTML
7 9 (4.19%) REST
7 9 (4.19%) Flash
7 9 (4.19%) JSON
8 6 (2.79%) J2EE
9 5 (2.33%) WPF
10 3 (1.40%) COM
10 3 (1.40%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.93%) WCF
11 2 (0.93%) Middleware
11 2 (0.93%) XSD
11 2 (0.93%) XSLT
11 2 (0.93%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.12%) Open Source
1 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.72%) iPhone
3 8 (3.72%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.33%) STB
4 5 (2.33%) iPad
4 5 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.33%) User Experience
5 4 (1.86%) Robotics
6 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.93%) Derivative
7 2 (0.93%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.47%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.47%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.47%) IPTV
8 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.30%) Android
2 18 (8.37%) Apple iOS
3 17 (7.91%) UNIX
4 15 (6.98%) Linux
5 14 (6.51%) Windows
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (59.53%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (33.02%) Test Automation
3 68 (31.63%) BDD
4 66 (30.70%) Scrum
5 63 (29.30%) Automation Testing
6 57 (26.51%) Test Scripting
7 37 (17.21%) TDD
8 30 (13.95%) Automated Testing
9 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (10.70%) E-Commerce
11 17 (7.91%) Regression Testing
11 17 (7.91%) Software Testing
11 17 (7.91%) Performance Testing
12 15 (6.98%) System Testing
13 13 (6.05%) Kanban
14 12 (5.58%) User Stories
15 11 (5.12%) Load Testing
16 9 (4.19%) Security Testing
16 9 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (4.19%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 87 (40.47%) Java
2 48 (22.33%) SQL
3 42 (19.53%) Ruby
4 41 (19.07%) C#
5 26 (12.09%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.30%) Python
7 19 (8.84%) PHP
8 8 (3.72%) Groovy
9 5 (2.33%) C++
10 4 (1.86%) VBScript
10 4 (1.86%) VB
11 3 (1.40%) XPath
11 3 (1.40%) C
12 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.93%) Perl
12 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.93%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.93%) Jython
13 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (12.56%) ISEB
2 23 (10.70%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.98%) Degree
3 15 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.86%) HND
6 4 (1.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.40%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (25.58%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (6.98%) Oracle
2 14 (6.51%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.58%) HP
4 8 (3.72%) Google
5 3 (1.40%) Endeca
5 3 (1.40%) ATG
6 2 (0.93%) webMethods
6 2 (0.93%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.93%) hybris
6 2 (0.93%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Telerik
7 1 (0.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.47%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.47%) Tableau
7 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.47%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.47%) Perforce
7 1 (0.47%) IBM
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