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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 435 464 475
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 122 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 55 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £294 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +42.22%
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +16 64 £375 - 13
South East +13 30 £334 -1.25% 6
East Midlands +22 6 £374 +24.58%
North West +4 6 £225 -37.28% 1
South West -16 5 £200 -45.39% 3
East of England - 5 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -7 3 £305 -6.15%
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 171 (65.52%) Selenium
2 154 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (41.76%) Java
4 87 (33.33%) BDD
5 86 (32.95%) Cucumber
6 80 (30.65%) Test Automation
6 80 (30.65%) Automation Testing
7 76 (29.12%) WebDriver
8 72 (27.59%) Scrum
9 71 (27.20%) SQL
10 65 (24.90%) Test Scripting
11 59 (22.61%) QA
12 50 (19.16%) C#
13 47 (18.01%) JIRA
14 46 (17.62%) Ruby
14 46 (17.62%) TDD
15 43 (16.48%) ISEB
16 41 (15.71%) QuickTest Pro
17 38 (14.56%) Automated Testing
18 34 (13.03%) Web Services
19 32 (12.26%) Security Cleared
20 31 (11.88%) ISTQB
20 31 (11.88%) User Stories
21 30 (11.49%) .NET
22 29 (11.11%) JavaScript
22 29 (11.11%) Software Testing
22 29 (11.11%) SC Cleared
23 28 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
23 28 (10.73%) SpecFlow
23 28 (10.73%) XML

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
1 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
1 3 (1.15%) Confluence
1 3 (1.15%) CMS
1 3 (1.15%) IIS
2 2 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (0.77%) Joomla!
2 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.38%) Drupal
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) uiautomator
Applications
1 4 (1.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Summit
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.53%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.21%) HTTP
2 7 (2.68%) FTP
3 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 3 (1.15%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.77%) Broadband
5 2 (0.77%) DHCP
5 2 (0.77%) Telnet
5 2 (0.77%) Wireless
5 2 (0.77%) Firewall
5 2 (0.77%) NAS
6 1 (0.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.75%) MySQL
2 7 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.92%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.53%) DB2
5 3 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 171 (65.52%) Selenium
2 86 (32.95%) Cucumber
3 76 (29.12%) WebDriver
4 47 (18.01%) JIRA
5 41 (15.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 28 (10.73%) SpecFlow
7 24 (9.20%) Jenkins
8 23 (8.81%) Calabash
9 21 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (7.66%) JMeter
11 19 (7.28%) SoapUI
11 19 (7.28%) Appium
12 18 (6.90%) Visual Studio
13 15 (5.75%) Subversion
13 15 (5.75%) JUnit
14 14 (5.36%) TeamCity
15 12 (4.60%) Maven
16 10 (3.83%) Git (software)
17 9 (3.45%) Capybara
18 8 (3.07%) Xcode
General
1 13 (4.98%) Finance
2 8 (3.07%) Retail
3 5 (1.92%) Banking
4 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.77%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.03%) Web Services
2 30 (11.49%) .NET
3 28 (10.73%) XML
4 27 (10.34%) SOAP
5 25 (9.58%) REST
6 15 (5.75%) Gherkin
7 14 (5.36%) HTML
8 12 (4.60%) RESTful
9 8 (3.07%) CSS
10 7 (2.68%) JSON
10 7 (2.68%) jQuery
11 6 (2.30%) XSLT
12 5 (1.92%) XSD
13 4 (1.53%) J2EE
14 3 (1.15%) WCF
14 3 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (1.15%) Flash
15 2 (0.77%) Android SDK
15 2 (0.77%) ASP.NET
15 2 (0.77%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.98%) Open Source
2 9 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.07%) STB
4 7 (2.68%) iPad
4 7 (2.68%) iPhone
4 7 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.53%) Derivative
6 4 (1.53%) Robotics
7 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.15%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.15%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.15%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.77%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.77%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.81%) Android
2 22 (8.43%) Linux
3 21 (8.05%) Apple iOS
4 15 (5.75%) UNIX
5 10 (3.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (33.33%) BDD
3 80 (30.65%) Test Automation
3 80 (30.65%) Automation Testing
4 72 (27.59%) Scrum
5 65 (24.90%) Test Scripting
6 46 (17.62%) TDD
7 38 (14.56%) Automated Testing
8 31 (11.88%) User Stories
9 29 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 28 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (8.43%) Performance Testing
12 20 (7.66%) E-Commerce
13 19 (7.28%) OO
14 17 (6.51%) Manual Testing
15 14 (5.36%) MVC
15 14 (5.36%) Load Testing
16 12 (4.60%) Regression Testing
16 12 (4.60%) Agile Testing
17 11 (4.21%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 109 (41.76%) Java
2 71 (27.20%) SQL
3 50 (19.16%) C#
4 46 (17.62%) Ruby
5 29 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 25 (9.58%) PHP
7 18 (6.90%) Python
8 8 (3.07%) VB
9 6 (2.30%) C++
10 5 (1.92%) XPath
10 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.92%) VBScript
11 4 (1.53%) C
11 4 (1.53%) Perl
11 4 (1.53%) Groovy
12 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.15%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.77%) Jython
13 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (16.48%) ISEB
2 32 (12.26%) Security Cleared
3 31 (11.88%) ISTQB
4 29 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.21%) Degree
6 8 (3.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (22.61%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.53%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (8.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (9.58%) HP
2 14 (5.36%) Oracle
2 14 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.68%) Google
4 3 (1.15%) Endeca
4 3 (1.15%) ATG
5 2 (0.77%) Progress
5 2 (0.77%) Apple
5 2 (0.77%) Telerik
5 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.77%) hybris
5 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.38%) Cadence
6 1 (0.38%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.38%) Remedy
6 1 (0.38%) Perforce
6 1 (0.38%) BMC
6 1 (0.38%) Sybase
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Pari Passu
Rate: Rates Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT People First
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago