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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 453 463 506
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 159 119 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 87 49
Average daily rate
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£393 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +12.50%
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
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
50070 46545 44688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.85% 92.44% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32553 28721 27161
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
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 1859 1841 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 31 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 31 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 +28 102 £400 +6.66% 20
South East -13 30 £360 +15.20% 3
East of England +7 7 £275 -18.51% 6
South West -4 5 £225 -33.33%
North West -29 4 £356 +9.61% 6
East Midlands -12 3 £400 +28.36%
North East -25 3 £238 -33.09%
Yorkshire -29 3 £288 -17.26%
West Midlands -2 2 £300 -25.00%
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 160 (64.00%) Selenium
2 151 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (41.60%) Java
4 99 (39.60%) Test Automation
5 84 (33.60%) WebDriver
6 81 (32.40%) Cucumber
7 77 (30.80%) Automation Testing
8 76 (30.40%) BDD
9 75 (30.00%) QA
10 57 (22.80%) Test Scripting
11 50 (20.00%) SQL
12 47 (18.80%) C#
13 44 (17.60%) Automated Testing
14 43 (17.20%) Scrum
15 42 (16.80%) XML
16 41 (16.40%) TDD
17 40 (16.00%) JIRA
18 37 (14.80%) SoapUI
19 36 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
20 34 (13.60%) SOAP
20 34 (13.60%) Web Services
21 32 (12.80%) JavaScript
22 30 (12.00%) UNIX
22 30 (12.00%) Ruby
23 28 (11.20%) HTML
24 27 (10.80%) E-Commerce
24 27 (10.80%) HP UFT
25 26 (10.40%) Apple iOS
26 25 (10.00%) System Testing
26 25 (10.00%) Subversion

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (5.20%) Confluence
2 11 (4.40%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.40%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.40%) Documentum
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) Drupal
6 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) MS Project
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.80%) GitHub
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.40%) ATM
1 1 (0.40%) HTTP
1 1 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.60%) DB2
2 16 (6.40%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.40%) Big Data
5 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 160 (64.00%) Selenium
2 84 (33.60%) WebDriver
3 81 (32.40%) Cucumber
4 40 (16.00%) JIRA
5 37 (14.80%) SoapUI
6 27 (10.80%) HP UFT
7 25 (10.00%) Subversion
8 22 (8.80%) SpecFlow
9 19 (7.60%) Jenkins
10 18 (7.20%) JUnit
11 16 (6.40%) Git (software)
12 15 (6.00%) Appium
13 13 (5.20%) Calabash
14 12 (4.80%) JBehave
15 10 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 9 (3.60%) JMeter
17 8 (3.20%) PHPUnit
18 7 (2.80%) Maven
19 6 (2.40%) Oracle APEX
20 5 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (8.40%) Retail
2 17 (6.80%) Finance
3 6 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (1.20%) Automotive
5 2 (0.80%) Games
5 2 (0.80%) Military
5 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (16.80%) XML
2 34 (13.60%) SOAP
2 34 (13.60%) Web Services
3 28 (11.20%) HTML
4 24 (9.60%) .NET
5 23 (9.20%) Gherkin
6 21 (8.40%) RESTful
7 19 (7.60%) REST
8 17 (6.80%) JSON
9 16 (6.40%) Flash
10 9 (3.60%) J2EE
11 7 (2.80%) CSS
12 5 (2.00%) WSDL
12 5 (2.00%) Spring
12 5 (2.00%) WPF
13 3 (1.20%) XML Messaging
13 3 (1.20%) XSL
13 3 (1.20%) Middleware
14 2 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
15 1 (0.40%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.40%) Mobile App
2 19 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.80%) Wiki
4 4 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.60%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.80%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
5 2 (0.80%) iPhone
5 2 (0.80%) DataPower
6 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.40%) PMI
6 1 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.40%) W3C
6 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.40%) Replication
6 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.40%) STB
6 1 (0.40%) Derivative
6 1 (0.40%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.00%) UNIX
2 26 (10.40%) Apple iOS
3 20 (8.00%) Android
4 10 (4.00%) Linux
5 4 (1.60%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (60.40%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (39.60%) Test Automation
3 77 (30.80%) Automation Testing
4 76 (30.40%) BDD
5 57 (22.80%) Test Scripting
6 44 (17.60%) Automated Testing
7 43 (17.20%) Scrum
8 41 (16.40%) TDD
9 36 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (10.80%) E-Commerce
11 25 (10.00%) System Testing
12 22 (8.80%) Regression Testing
13 18 (7.20%) User Stories
14 17 (6.80%) API Testing
15 16 (6.40%) Coaching
15 16 (6.40%) Document Management
15 16 (6.40%) Manual Testing
16 15 (6.00%) Software Testing
17 14 (5.60%) Data Protection
17 14 (5.60%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.60%) Java
2 50 (20.00%) SQL
3 47 (18.80%) C#
4 32 (12.80%) JavaScript
5 30 (12.00%) Ruby
6 24 (9.60%) Groovy
7 18 (7.20%) Python
8 12 (4.80%) PHP
9 10 (4.00%) VBScript
10 9 (3.60%) VB
11 6 (2.40%) VBA
11 6 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.00%) C++
13 4 (1.60%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.60%) C
14 3 (1.20%) XPath
14 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.80%) Perl
15 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.40%) F#
Qualifications
1 20 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.60%) ISEB
3 14 (5.60%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.60%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.00%) Degree
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.20%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (8.80%) HP
2 12 (4.80%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.60%) Oracle
4 5 (2.00%) VMware
5 3 (1.20%) IBM
5 3 (1.20%) Adobe
5 3 (1.20%) Green Hat
6 2 (0.80%) Cadence
6 2 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.40%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.40%) Pega
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.40%) hybris
7 1 (0.40%) Venda
7 1 (0.40%) Tableau
7 1 (0.40%) Informatica
7 1 (0.40%) Apple
7 1 (0.40%) webMethods
7 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.40%) Ab Initio
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago