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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 418 463 415
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 196 156 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.32% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 112 136
Median daily rate £380 £384 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.92% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median 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
46528 48328 46308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30643 30970 28843
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1841 1899
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 100 £415 +3.75% 13
South East +18 39 £350 +2.94% 11
West Midlands -11 15 £150 -50.00% 1
North West +4 11 £416 +51.36% 5
North East -51 10 £250 +5.26% 2
East of England +6 9 £325 -18.75% 4
South West +1 9 £383 -4.37% 2
Yorkshire -1 3 £325 +4.00% 1
East Midlands -6 1 £315 -3.07% 7
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Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, 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.

1 215 (64.56%) Selenium
2 214 (64.26%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (46.25%) Java
4 135 (40.54%) Cucumber
5 132 (39.64%) WebDriver
6 130 (39.04%) BDD
7 97 (29.13%) Scrum
8 93 (27.93%) QA
9 89 (26.73%) Automation Testing
10 85 (25.53%) Test Automation
11 80 (24.02%) JIRA
12 75 (22.52%) Test Scripting
13 69 (20.72%) Automated Testing
14 68 (20.42%) C#
14 68 (20.42%) SQL
15 61 (18.32%) JavaScript
16 58 (17.42%) TDD
17 55 (16.52%) Jenkins
17 55 (16.52%) Functional Testing
18 51 (15.32%) .NET
18 51 (15.32%) Finance
19 47 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
20 44 (13.21%) SpecFlow
21 42 (12.61%) XML
22 41 (12.31%) HP UFT
23 40 (12.01%) RESTful
24 39 (11.71%) Ruby
25 37 (11.11%) Software Testing
25 37 (11.11%) Unix
25 37 (11.11%) HTML

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 16 (4.80%) Confluence
2 8 (2.40%) Apache
3 7 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.20%) JBoss
6 3 (0.90%) IIS
6 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.30%) SAS
8 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.00%) MS Office
3 8 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (3.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.60%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.30%) GitHub
3 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.41%) HTTP
2 4 (1.20%) Internet
2 4 (1.20%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.60%) H.323
3 2 (0.60%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.30%) DSL
4 1 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.50%) DB2
2 9 (2.70%) Big Data
3 8 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (2.40%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.80%) MySQL
5 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.20%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.90%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.60%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 215 (64.56%) Selenium
2 135 (40.54%) Cucumber
3 132 (39.64%) WebDriver
4 80 (24.02%) JIRA
5 55 (16.52%) Jenkins
6 44 (13.21%) SpecFlow
7 41 (12.31%) HP UFT
8 32 (9.61%) Git (software)
9 30 (9.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 29 (8.71%) Appium
11 28 (8.41%) JMeter
12 24 (7.21%) SoapUI
13 22 (6.61%) Subversion
14 19 (5.71%) JUnit
15 18 (5.41%) Calabash
16 15 (4.50%) Gatling
16 15 (4.50%) TeamCity
17 14 (4.20%) LoadRunner
17 14 (4.20%) TestComplete
18 12 (3.60%) SonarQube
General
1 51 (15.32%) Finance
2 20 (6.01%) Retail
3 12 (3.60%) Banking
4 6 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.90%) Games
6 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.90%) Marketing
6 3 (0.90%) Military
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Front Office
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.32%) .NET
2 42 (12.61%) XML
3 40 (12.01%) RESTful
4 37 (11.11%) HTML
5 33 (9.91%) Gherkin
6 32 (9.61%) Web Services
7 26 (7.81%) REST
8 21 (6.31%) JSON
9 16 (4.80%) CSS
9 16 (4.80%) SOAP
10 7 (2.10%) Behat
11 4 (1.20%) OAuth
11 4 (1.20%) SailPoint
11 4 (1.20%) SAML
12 3 (0.90%) Flash
12 3 (0.90%) J2EE
12 3 (0.90%) LAMP
12 3 (0.90%) Spring
12 3 (0.90%) XHTML
13 2 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.81%) Mobile App
2 19 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (0.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
3 3 (0.90%) Fixed Income
3 3 (0.90%) iPhone
3 3 (0.90%) User Experience
3 3 (0.90%) Wiki
4 2 (0.60%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.60%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.30%) CESG
5 1 (0.30%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.30%) IVR
5 1 (0.30%) STB
5 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.30%) Telematics
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.11%) Unix
2 21 (6.31%) Linux
3 18 (5.41%) Android
4 15 (4.50%) Windows
5 12 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (64.26%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (39.04%) BDD
3 97 (29.13%) Scrum
4 89 (26.73%) Automation Testing
5 85 (25.53%) Test Automation
6 75 (22.52%) Test Scripting
7 69 (20.72%) Automated Testing
8 58 (17.42%) TDD
9 55 (16.52%) Functional Testing
10 47 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (11.11%) Software Testing
12 34 (10.21%) Performance Testing
12 34 (10.21%) Regression Testing
13 33 (9.91%) Non-Functional Testing
14 31 (9.31%) E-Commerce
15 29 (8.71%) Test Strategy
16 23 (6.91%) Manual Testing
16 23 (6.91%) QA Automation
16 23 (6.91%) User Stories
17 21 (6.31%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 154 (46.25%) Java
2 68 (20.42%) C#
2 68 (20.42%) SQL
3 61 (18.32%) JavaScript
4 39 (11.71%) Ruby
5 26 (7.81%) Python
6 16 (4.80%) PHP
7 15 (4.50%) F#
8 12 (3.60%) Groovy
9 10 (3.00%) C++
9 10 (3.00%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.00%) VBScript
10 8 (2.40%) Perl
10 8 (2.40%) Scala
11 7 (2.10%) C
12 6 (1.80%) VB
13 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.90%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.90%) VBA
15 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.71%) ISEB
3 28 (8.41%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.31%) ISTQB
4 21 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (1.80%) Degree
6 5 (1.50%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (27.93%) QA
2 9 (2.70%) SDET
3 2 (0.60%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) HDFS
3 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.60%) Oozie
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (8.11%) Oracle
2 17 (5.11%) HP
3 16 (4.80%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.00%) IBM
5 7 (2.10%) SOASTA, Inc
5 7 (2.10%) VMware
6 4 (1.20%) ATG
6 4 (1.20%) hybris
7 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.90%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.60%) Charles River
8 2 (0.60%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.30%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.30%) Demandware
9 1 (0.30%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) Telerik
9 1 (0.30%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.30%) Twitter
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