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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 442 445 417
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 192 172 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 127 131
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £137.50
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
47342 48920 45504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.83% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31086 31590 28112
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 £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1402 1847 1880
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 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 24 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 +3 101 £400 - 20
South East -2 33 £355 +1.42% 10
North West +4 13 £350 -1.75% 2
West Midlands -18 13 £150 -50.00% 1
East of England +16 9 £325 +54.76% 8
South West -1 8 £388 -3.12% 2
North East -36 8 £250 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +6 7 £325 +10.63% 3
East Midlands -4 1 £315 -10.00% 2
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Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 232 (66.48%) Selenium
2 224 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (50.14%) Java
4 146 (41.83%) Cucumber
5 138 (39.54%) BDD
6 131 (37.54%) WebDriver
7 107 (30.66%) Scrum
8 89 (25.50%) Test Automation
9 87 (24.93%) Test Scripting
9 87 (24.93%) QA
9 87 (24.93%) Automation Testing
10 82 (23.50%) JIRA
11 74 (21.20%) C#
12 71 (20.34%) Automated Testing
13 67 (19.20%) SQL
14 64 (18.34%) Jenkins
15 62 (17.77%) Functional Testing
16 61 (17.48%) JavaScript
17 59 (16.91%) TDD
18 56 (16.05%) .NET
19 51 (14.61%) SpecFlow
20 50 (14.33%) Finance
21 47 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
22 45 (12.89%) Ruby
23 44 (12.61%) HP UFT
24 42 (12.03%) Regression Testing
25 39 (11.17%) XML
26 37 (10.60%) Software Testing
26 37 (10.60%) Security Cleared
27 36 (10.32%) RESTful

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 (4.58%) Confluence
2 9 (2.58%) Apache
3 8 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.43%) JBoss
6 4 (1.15%) IIS
6 4 (1.15%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) CMS
8 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.58%) MS Office
3 8 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.58%) Magento
2 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.02%) HTTP
2 6 (1.72%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) DSL
4 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.15%) DB2
2 9 (2.58%) Big Data
3 8 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.01%) MySQL
4 7 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.86%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.57%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 232 (66.48%) Selenium
2 146 (41.83%) Cucumber
3 131 (37.54%) WebDriver
4 82 (23.50%) JIRA
5 64 (18.34%) Jenkins
6 51 (14.61%) SpecFlow
7 44 (12.61%) HP UFT
8 35 (10.03%) Team Foundation Server
9 34 (9.74%) Git (software)
9 34 (9.74%) JMeter
10 32 (9.17%) SoapUI
11 28 (8.02%) Appium
12 21 (6.02%) Calabash
12 21 (6.02%) JUnit
12 21 (6.02%) Subversion
13 15 (4.30%) Gatling
13 15 (4.30%) SonarQube
13 15 (4.30%) TeamCity
13 15 (4.30%) TestComplete
14 13 (3.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 50 (14.33%) Finance
2 16 (4.58%) Retail
3 12 (3.44%) Banking
4 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.15%) Games
5 4 (1.15%) Military
6 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.05%) .NET
2 39 (11.17%) XML
3 36 (10.32%) RESTful
4 35 (10.03%) Gherkin
5 34 (9.74%) HTML
6 33 (9.46%) REST
7 31 (8.88%) Web Services
8 25 (7.16%) JSON
9 17 (4.87%) CSS
10 16 (4.58%) SOAP
11 6 (1.72%) OAuth
11 6 (1.72%) SAML
12 5 (1.43%) Behat
13 4 (1.15%) LAMP
13 4 (1.15%) SailPoint
13 4 (1.15%) XHTML
14 3 (0.86%) Spring
15 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.57%) Spring MVC
15 2 (0.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.60%) Mobile App
2 18 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.43%) iPhone
4 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.86%) Fixed Income
5 3 (0.86%) Wiki
6 2 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.57%) IVR
6 2 (0.57%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.57%) User Experience
7 1 (0.29%) AS400
7 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.29%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.29%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.29%) Telematics
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.03%) Unix
2 24 (6.88%) Android
3 21 (6.02%) Linux
4 17 (4.87%) Windows
5 16 (4.58%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.15%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (64.18%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (39.54%) BDD
3 107 (30.66%) Scrum
4 89 (25.50%) Test Automation
5 87 (24.93%) Automation Testing
5 87 (24.93%) Test Scripting
6 71 (20.34%) Automated Testing
7 62 (17.77%) Functional Testing
8 59 (16.91%) TDD
9 47 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (12.03%) Regression Testing
11 37 (10.60%) Software Testing
12 35 (10.03%) Non-Functional Testing
13 32 (9.17%) Performance Testing
14 30 (8.60%) Test Strategy
15 28 (8.02%) Defect Tracking
16 26 (7.45%) E-Commerce
16 26 (7.45%) User Stories
17 22 (6.30%) Exploratory Testing
17 22 (6.30%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 175 (50.14%) Java
2 74 (21.20%) C#
3 67 (19.20%) SQL
4 61 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 45 (12.89%) Ruby
6 25 (7.16%) Python
7 19 (5.44%) F#
8 15 (4.30%) VBScript
9 14 (4.01%) C++
9 14 (4.01%) PHP
10 12 (3.44%) Groovy
11 10 (2.87%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.58%) C
12 9 (2.58%) Perl
13 8 (2.29%) Scala
13 8 (2.29%) VB
14 4 (1.15%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.86%) VBA
16 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (10.60%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.74%) ISEB
4 20 (5.73%) ISTQB
5 18 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.01%) Degree
7 6 (1.72%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (24.93%) QA
2 9 (2.58%) SDET
3 2 (0.57%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) Docker
2 2 (0.57%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.57%) Oozie
4 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (8.02%) Oracle
2 15 (4.30%) IBM
2 15 (4.30%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.01%) HP
4 7 (2.01%) SOASTA, Inc
4 7 (2.01%) VMware
5 4 (1.15%) ForgeRock
5 4 (1.15%) hybris
5 4 (1.15%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.86%) ATG
6 3 (0.86%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.86%) SAP
7 2 (0.57%) Charles River
8 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.29%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.29%) Rally
8 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.29%) Twitter
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