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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
UK / England
Rank 324 447 415
Rank change year-on-year
+123 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 257 148 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.33% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 106 122
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -

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
39324 44183 43166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.94% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25796 28458 27636
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1618 1747
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +49 101 £420 +5.00% 22
South East +36 37 £373 - 14
North West +34 27 £320 +6.66% 13
South West +18 22 £355 +1.42% 6
Yorkshire +13 19 £363 +13.28% 11
North East -3 15 £306 -25.30% 2
East of England +3 13 £313 -10.71% 3
West Midlands +4 11 £320 -11.72% 4
East Midlands +8 6 £331 - 4
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 360 (75.31%) Selenium
2 328 (68.62%) Agile Software Development
3 245 (51.26%) Java
4 209 (43.72%) Cucumber
5 184 (38.49%) BDD
6 175 (36.61%) Test Automation
7 168 (35.15%) WebDriver
8 152 (31.80%) Automation Testing
9 147 (30.75%) Scrum
10 128 (26.78%) QA
11 124 (25.94%) Test Scripting
11 124 (25.94%) Automated Testing
12 123 (25.73%) Jenkins
13 111 (23.22%) C#
14 109 (22.80%) JIRA
15 107 (22.38%) TDD
16 103 (21.55%) Gherkin
17 94 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
18 84 (17.57%) SQL
19 78 (16.32%) JavaScript
20 77 (16.11%) SoapUI
21 72 (15.06%) SpecFlow
22 64 (13.39%) Regression Testing
23 61 (12.76%) Performance Testing
23 61 (12.76%) Git (software)
24 59 (12.34%) XML
24 59 (12.34%) Python
25 58 (12.13%) User Stories
26 56 (11.72%) Functional Testing
26 56 (11.72%) Kanban

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 38 (7.95%) Confluence
2 16 (3.35%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.30%) CMS
4 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.63%) Apache
5 3 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.63%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.63%) MS Office
1 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) Mingle
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.14%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.05%) Magento
3 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.35%) GitHub
2 14 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.84%) HTTP
1 4 (0.84%) Kerberos
2 3 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.21%) SSH
3 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.46%) DB2
4 5 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.84%) MySQL
5 4 (0.84%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.63%) Big Data
7 2 (0.42%) GIS
7 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.21%) MS Access
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 360 (75.31%) Selenium
2 209 (43.72%) Cucumber
3 168 (35.15%) WebDriver
4 123 (25.73%) Jenkins
5 109 (22.80%) JIRA
6 77 (16.11%) SoapUI
7 72 (15.06%) SpecFlow
8 61 (12.76%) Git (software)
9 48 (10.04%) JUnit
10 45 (9.41%) JMeter
11 44 (9.21%) HP UFT
12 37 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (5.44%) Appium
14 24 (5.02%) Protractor
14 24 (5.02%) TeamCity
15 22 (4.60%) Maven
16 20 (4.18%) NUnit
16 20 (4.18%) Visual Studio
17 19 (3.97%) JBehave
18 16 (3.35%) Calabash
General
1 48 (10.04%) Finance
2 21 (4.39%) Retail
3 15 (3.14%) Banking
4 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.26%) Games
6 5 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.05%) Marketing
7 4 (0.84%) Electronics
7 4 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Publishing
9 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (21.55%) Gherkin
2 59 (12.34%) XML
3 55 (11.51%) Web Services
4 50 (10.46%) .NET
4 50 (10.46%) RESTful
5 47 (9.83%) REST
6 39 (8.16%) SOAP
7 32 (6.69%) HTML
8 31 (6.49%) JSON
9 21 (4.39%) Spring
10 19 (3.97%) Node.js
11 18 (3.77%) AngularJS
12 15 (3.14%) .NET Framework
12 15 (3.14%) CSS
13 11 (2.30%) Chai
14 9 (1.88%) J2EE
15 8 (1.67%) Hibernate
16 6 (1.26%) XSD
17 5 (1.05%) HTML5
17 5 (1.05%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.93%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.05%) Smartphone
4 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.63%) Video on Demand
5 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.42%) Equities
5 2 (0.42%) Fintech
5 2 (0.42%) NHS
5 2 (0.42%) User Experience
6 1 (0.21%) Blog
6 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.21%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.21%) IVR
6 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.21%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.21%) Replication
6 1 (0.21%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.62%) Unix
2 32 (6.69%) Linux
3 16 (3.35%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.14%) Android
4 15 (3.14%) Windows
5 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (68.62%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (38.49%) BDD
3 175 (36.61%) Test Automation
4 152 (31.80%) Automation Testing
5 147 (30.75%) Scrum
6 124 (25.94%) Automated Testing
6 124 (25.94%) Test Scripting
7 107 (22.38%) TDD
8 94 (19.67%) Continuous Integration
9 64 (13.39%) Regression Testing
10 61 (12.76%) Performance Testing
11 58 (12.13%) User Stories
12 56 (11.72%) Functional Testing
12 56 (11.72%) Kanban
13 52 (10.88%) Software Testing
14 44 (9.21%) Test Strategy
15 43 (9.00%) Open Source
16 41 (8.58%) Defect Tracking
17 40 (8.37%) Continuous Delivery
17 40 (8.37%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 245 (51.26%) Java
2 111 (23.22%) C#
3 84 (17.57%) SQL
4 78 (16.32%) JavaScript
5 59 (12.34%) Python
6 56 (11.72%) Ruby
7 32 (6.69%) Scala
8 24 (5.02%) Groovy
9 17 (3.56%) F#
9 17 (3.56%) PHP
9 17 (3.56%) VBScript
10 16 (3.35%) C++
11 15 (3.14%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.93%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.51%) VB
14 9 (1.88%) Perl
15 6 (1.26%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.84%) C
16 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (7.95%) ISEB
2 32 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.28%) ISTQB
4 19 (3.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.93%) Degree
6 13 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.42%) HND
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (26.78%) QA
2 17 (3.56%) SDET
3 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.42%) WCAG
5 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.09%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.46%) Puppet
4 3 (0.63%) Ansible
5 2 (0.42%) Rancher
6 1 (0.21%) Ambari
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 35 (7.32%) Oracle
2 31 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.07%) Atlassian
4 23 (4.81%) HP
5 9 (1.88%) IBM
6 5 (1.05%) hybris
6 5 (1.05%) SAP
7 4 (0.84%) Green Hat
8 3 (0.63%) VMware
9 2 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.42%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.42%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.42%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.42%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.21%) Apple
10 1 (0.21%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.21%) Google
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