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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 366 438 464
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 250 181 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.38% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 134 112
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
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
43259 48103 48967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.59% 94.94% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28485 31125 31438
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1882 2044
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +8 98 £400 - 18
South East +46 53 £350 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire +26 22 £388 +13.97% 6
North West +16 21 £320 +8.93% 14
South West +15 16 £368 +5.00% 6
East of England -2 16 £325 - 5
West Midlands -3 10 £350 -3.44% 2
North East - 6 £375 - 2
East Midlands - 5 £325 - 5
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 327 (72.51%) Selenium
2 308 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (52.77%) Java
4 188 (41.69%) Cucumber
5 168 (37.25%) BDD
6 150 (33.26%) Scrum
7 145 (32.15%) Test Automation
8 144 (31.93%) WebDriver
9 137 (30.38%) Automation Testing
10 119 (26.39%) Test Scripting
11 113 (25.06%) QA
12 112 (24.83%) C#
13 110 (24.39%) Automated Testing
14 105 (23.28%) Jenkins
15 97 (21.51%) JIRA
16 92 (20.40%) SQL
17 80 (17.74%) TDD
17 80 (17.74%) Gherkin
18 78 (17.29%) SpecFlow
18 78 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
19 70 (15.52%) SoapUI
20 69 (15.30%) JavaScript
21 65 (14.41%) Regression Testing
22 61 (13.53%) .NET
23 59 (13.08%) Performance Testing
24 57 (12.64%) User Stories
25 56 (12.42%) XML
26 53 (11.75%) Functional Testing
27 52 (11.53%) Git (software)
28 51 (11.31%) JMeter

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 28 (6.21%) Confluence
2 12 (2.66%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.44%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.00%) CMS
5 7 (1.55%) Apache
6 5 (1.11%) JBoss
7 4 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.67%) IIS
9 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.22%) Drupal
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.33%) MS Office
1 6 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.44%) Mingle
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.88%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.55%) Magento
3 3 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.66%) GitHub
3 8 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.11%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.22%) HTTP
2 6 (1.33%) Kerberos
3 4 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.22%) SSH
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (2.44%) DB2
4 7 (1.55%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (1.55%) MySQL
5 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.89%) Big Data
6 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.44%) GIS
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.22%) QGIS
9 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 327 (72.51%) Selenium
2 188 (41.69%) Cucumber
3 144 (31.93%) WebDriver
4 105 (23.28%) Jenkins
5 97 (21.51%) JIRA
6 78 (17.29%) SpecFlow
7 70 (15.52%) SoapUI
8 52 (11.53%) Git (software)
9 51 (11.31%) JMeter
10 42 (9.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 41 (9.09%) HP UFT
12 36 (7.98%) JUnit
13 29 (6.43%) Appium
14 22 (4.88%) Visual Studio
15 20 (4.43%) TeamCity
16 19 (4.21%) Protractor
17 18 (3.99%) Calabash
18 16 (3.55%) JBehave
18 16 (3.55%) Maven
19 14 (3.10%) NUnit
General
1 41 (9.09%) Finance
2 22 (4.88%) Retail
3 12 (2.66%) Banking
4 9 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.11%) Games
6 4 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.89%) Marketing
7 3 (0.67%) Electronics
7 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.67%) Military
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (17.74%) Gherkin
2 61 (13.53%) .NET
3 56 (12.42%) XML
4 49 (10.86%) REST
5 46 (10.20%) Web Services
6 39 (8.65%) RESTful
7 33 (7.32%) HTML
8 31 (6.87%) JSON
9 26 (5.76%) SOAP
10 16 (3.55%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.33%) CSS
11 15 (3.33%) Node.js
12 14 (3.10%) Spring
13 11 (2.44%) Chai
14 9 (2.00%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.55%) Swagger
16 6 (1.33%) J2EE
16 6 (1.33%) OAuth
16 6 (1.33%) SAML
17 5 (1.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.10%) Mobile App
3 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (0.67%) iPhone
4 2 (0.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.44%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.44%) Equities
4 2 (0.44%) Fintech
4 2 (0.44%) IVR
4 2 (0.44%) NHS
4 2 (0.44%) User Experience
5 1 (0.22%) AS400
5 1 (0.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.22%) iPad
5 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.22%) Replication
5 1 (0.22%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.22%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.43%) Unix
2 26 (5.76%) Android
3 25 (5.54%) Linux
4 24 (5.32%) Apple iOS
5 19 (4.21%) Windows
6 3 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (68.29%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (37.25%) BDD
3 150 (33.26%) Scrum
4 145 (32.15%) Test Automation
5 137 (30.38%) Automation Testing
6 119 (26.39%) Test Scripting
7 110 (24.39%) Automated Testing
8 80 (17.74%) TDD
9 78 (17.29%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (14.41%) Regression Testing
11 59 (13.08%) Performance Testing
12 57 (12.64%) User Stories
13 53 (11.75%) Functional Testing
14 49 (10.86%) Software Testing
15 44 (9.76%) Defect Tracking
16 43 (9.53%) Kanban
17 40 (8.87%) Test Strategy
18 36 (7.98%) QA Automation
19 35 (7.76%) Security Testing
20 34 (7.54%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 238 (52.77%) Java
2 112 (24.83%) C#
3 92 (20.40%) SQL
4 69 (15.30%) JavaScript
5 47 (10.42%) Ruby
6 44 (9.76%) Python
7 23 (5.10%) F#
8 21 (4.66%) C++
8 21 (4.66%) Scala
8 21 (4.66%) VBScript
9 20 (4.43%) Groovy
10 17 (3.77%) PHP
11 14 (3.10%) VB
12 13 (2.88%) Bash Shell
13 10 (2.22%) Perl
14 6 (1.33%) C
14 6 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.11%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 34 (7.54%) ISEB
3 24 (5.32%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.88%) ISTQB
5 15 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (3.10%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.88%) Degree
8 5 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (25.06%) QA
2 12 (2.66%) SDET
3 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) Docker
3 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.67%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (7.54%) Oracle
2 27 (5.99%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.66%) HP
4 19 (4.21%) Atlassian
5 15 (3.33%) IBM
6 7 (1.55%) hybris
7 6 (1.33%) SAP
8 5 (1.11%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.89%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.67%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.67%) VMware
11 2 (0.44%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.44%) SOASTA, Inc
12 1 (0.22%) Apple
12 1 (0.22%) Google
12 1 (0.22%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent salary or rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 12 days ago