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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 444 455 466
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 121 91 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 71 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £238
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +35.78%
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -20 68 £375 - 8
South East -12 24 £300 -7.69% 7
North West -7 8 £225 -37.28% 1
East Midlands +9 7 £365 +21.66%
East of England +8 5 £325 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire -12 3 £305 +10.90% 3
South West -18 3 £313 +4.16% 5
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 2
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 161 (62.40%) Selenium
2 152 (58.91%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (41.47%) Java
4 86 (33.33%) BDD
5 83 (32.17%) Cucumber
6 79 (30.62%) Automation Testing
7 77 (29.84%) Scrum
8 75 (29.07%) Test Automation
9 68 (26.36%) WebDriver
10 63 (24.42%) SQL
11 61 (23.64%) Test Scripting
12 58 (22.48%) QA
13 51 (19.77%) Ruby
14 49 (18.99%) JIRA
15 47 (18.22%) C#
16 45 (17.44%) ISEB
17 42 (16.28%) Automated Testing
18 40 (15.50%) TDD
19 39 (15.12%) QuickTest Pro
20 36 (13.95%) ISTQB
21 34 (13.18%) Security Cleared
22 31 (12.02%) Web Services
22 31 (12.02%) XML
23 30 (11.63%) Software Testing
24 28 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
24 28 (10.85%) JavaScript
24 28 (10.85%) User Stories
25 27 (10.47%) SpecFlow
25 27 (10.47%) SOAP
25 27 (10.47%) SC Cleared

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (1.94%) CMS
2 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.16%) IIS
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.16%) Confluence
3 2 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (0.78%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.78%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.39%) Documentum
4 1 (0.39%) Drupal
4 1 (0.39%) uiautomator
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Summit
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.55%) GitHub
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.49%) HTTP
2 8 (3.10%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.94%) FTP
4 4 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.55%) Wireshark
5 3 (1.16%) Bluetooth
5 3 (1.16%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.81%) MySQL
2 7 (2.71%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.55%) DB2
3 4 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.16%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 161 (62.40%) Selenium
2 83 (32.17%) Cucumber
3 68 (26.36%) WebDriver
4 49 (18.99%) JIRA
5 39 (15.12%) QuickTest Pro
6 27 (10.47%) SpecFlow
7 24 (9.30%) Jenkins
7 24 (9.30%) Calabash
8 20 (7.75%) SoapUI
8 20 (7.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (7.36%) JMeter
10 17 (6.59%) JUnit
10 17 (6.59%) Appium
11 15 (5.81%) Visual Studio
12 14 (5.43%) TeamCity
13 13 (5.04%) Subversion
14 11 (4.26%) Maven
14 11 (4.26%) Capybara
15 9 (3.49%) Git (software)
15 9 (3.49%) Hudson
General
1 13 (5.04%) Finance
2 9 (3.49%) Retail
3 7 (2.71%) Banking
4 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.55%) Games
5 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Billing
6 1 (0.39%) Front Office
6 1 (0.39%) Legal
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.02%) Web Services
1 31 (12.02%) XML
2 27 (10.47%) SOAP
3 24 (9.30%) .NET
4 22 (8.53%) REST
5 15 (5.81%) Gherkin
6 12 (4.65%) HTML
7 10 (3.88%) RESTful
8 9 (3.49%) JSON
9 7 (2.71%) CSS
9 7 (2.71%) jQuery
10 5 (1.94%) XSLT
11 4 (1.55%) XSD
11 4 (1.55%) J2EE
12 3 (1.16%) Flash
12 3 (1.16%) Middleware
12 3 (1.16%) WCF
12 3 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
13 2 (0.78%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.04%) Open Source
2 10 (3.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.49%) iPhone
3 9 (3.49%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.71%) iPad
5 6 (2.33%) User Experience
5 6 (2.33%) STB
6 4 (1.55%) Robotics
6 4 (1.55%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.16%) Derivative
7 3 (1.16%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.78%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.78%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.39%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.69%) Android
2 21 (8.14%) Apple iOS
3 20 (7.75%) Linux
4 15 (5.81%) Windows
5 14 (5.43%) UNIX
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (58.91%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (33.33%) BDD
3 79 (30.62%) Automation Testing
4 77 (29.84%) Scrum
5 75 (29.07%) Test Automation
6 61 (23.64%) Test Scripting
7 42 (16.28%) Automated Testing
8 40 (15.50%) TDD
9 30 (11.63%) Software Testing
10 28 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (10.85%) User Stories
11 21 (8.14%) E-Commerce
12 20 (7.75%) Performance Testing
13 18 (6.98%) Regression Testing
14 15 (5.81%) OO
15 14 (5.43%) Manual Testing
16 13 (5.04%) Load Testing
17 12 (4.65%) Kanban
17 12 (4.65%) MVC
18 10 (3.88%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (41.47%) Java
2 63 (24.42%) SQL
3 51 (19.77%) Ruby
4 47 (18.22%) C#
5 28 (10.85%) JavaScript
6 22 (8.53%) PHP
7 21 (8.14%) Python
8 7 (2.71%) C++
9 6 (2.33%) VB
9 6 (2.33%) Groovy
10 5 (1.94%) C
10 5 (1.94%) XPath
11 4 (1.55%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.55%) VBScript
12 2 (0.78%) Perl
12 2 (0.78%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.78%) Jython
13 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (17.44%) ISEB
2 36 (13.95%) ISTQB
3 34 (13.18%) Security Cleared
4 27 (10.47%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.81%) Degree
6 13 (5.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.55%) HND
8 3 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (22.48%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.55%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 19 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (8.53%) HP
2 15 (5.81%) Oracle
3 12 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.49%) Google
5 3 (1.16%) ATG
5 3 (1.16%) Telerik
5 3 (1.16%) Endeca
6 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.78%) hybris
6 2 (0.78%) Progress
6 2 (0.78%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) webMethods
7 1 (0.39%) Remedy
7 1 (0.39%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.39%) Sybase
7 1 (0.39%) Perforce
7 1 (0.39%) Cadence
7 1 (0.39%) BMC
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