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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 478 447 471
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 130 131 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 95 67
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £245 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £170.00 - -
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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 54 £400 +6.66% 15
South East -14 18 £370 +10.44% 7
East of England +11 16 £350 -
Yorkshire -2 16 £320 +11.30% 8
South West +5 12 £350 +12.00% 2
West Midlands -9 5 £363 +3.57%
North West -12 5 £303 +34.44% 10
North East -23 3 £315 -3.07%
East Midlands -13 1 - - 3
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 200 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (60.14%) Selenium
3 128 (43.24%) BDD
4 108 (36.49%) Cucumber
5 106 (35.81%) Test Automation
6 105 (35.47%) Java
7 97 (32.77%) WebDriver
8 91 (30.74%) Automation Testing
9 79 (26.69%) Test Scripting
10 69 (23.31%) QA
11 62 (20.95%) C#
12 55 (18.58%) Scrum
13 54 (18.24%) TDD
14 49 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (15.54%) Automated Testing
16 45 (15.20%) Ruby
16 45 (15.20%) SQL
17 44 (14.86%) HP UFT
18 43 (14.53%) JavaScript
19 41 (13.85%) .NET
19 41 (13.85%) JIRA
20 39 (13.18%) Security Cleared
21 37 (12.50%) Regression Testing
22 36 (12.16%) HP
23 35 (11.82%) SC Cleared
24 34 (11.49%) Manual Testing
24 34 (11.49%) Appium
25 33 (11.15%) E-Commerce
25 33 (11.15%) XML
26 32 (10.81%) HTML

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (2.70%) Confluence
2 5 (1.69%) NetWeaver
3 4 (1.35%) Node.js
4 3 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.34%) SAS
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.03%) MS Office
2 2 (0.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (5.41%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.01%) Extranet
2 3 (1.01%) Intranet
3 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.34%) DSL
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.42%) DB2
2 14 (4.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.03%) DbVisualizer
4 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Big Data
8 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) GIS
8 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.34%) QlikView
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Navigator
8 1 (0.34%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 178 (60.14%) Selenium
2 108 (36.49%) Cucumber
3 97 (32.77%) WebDriver
4 44 (14.86%) HP UFT
5 41 (13.85%) JIRA
6 34 (11.49%) Appium
7 32 (10.81%) SpecFlow
8 31 (10.47%) Jenkins
9 30 (10.14%) Git (software)
10 27 (9.12%) SoapUI
11 22 (7.43%) Calabash
12 18 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (5.74%) Subversion
14 14 (4.73%) Capybara
15 13 (4.39%) JMeter
16 10 (3.38%) PHPUnit
17 9 (3.04%) Oracle APEX
17 9 (3.04%) Protractor
18 8 (2.70%) JUnit
19 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (8.78%) Retail
2 25 (8.45%) Finance
3 9 (3.04%) Banking
4 4 (1.35%) Marketing
4 4 (1.35%) Military
5 2 (0.68%) Electronics
5 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.68%) Legal
5 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.34%) Automotive
6 1 (0.34%) Back Office
6 1 (0.34%) Billing
6 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.85%) .NET
2 33 (11.15%) XML
3 32 (10.81%) HTML
4 27 (9.12%) RESTful
5 20 (6.76%) Gherkin
5 20 (6.76%) SOAP
5 20 (6.76%) Web Services
6 11 (3.72%) REST
7 10 (3.38%) Behat
8 7 (2.36%) CSS
9 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.03%) Flash
10 5 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (1.01%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.01%) J2EE
11 3 (1.01%) JSON
11 3 (1.01%) WPF
11 3 (1.01%) WSDL
12 2 (0.68%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.45%) Mobile App
2 22 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.04%) User Experience
4 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
4 4 (1.35%) Streaming Music
5 3 (1.01%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.01%) STB
6 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.68%) EPoS
6 2 (0.68%) iPhone
6 2 (0.68%) IPTV
6 2 (0.68%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (0.68%) Social Media
6 2 (0.68%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.34%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.78%) Apple iOS
2 25 (8.45%) Android
3 24 (8.11%) Unix
4 7 (2.36%) Linux
4 7 (2.36%) Windows
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (43.24%) BDD
3 106 (35.81%) Test Automation
4 91 (30.74%) Automation Testing
5 79 (26.69%) Test Scripting
6 55 (18.58%) Scrum
7 54 (18.24%) TDD
8 49 (16.55%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (15.54%) Automated Testing
10 37 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 34 (11.49%) Manual Testing
12 33 (11.15%) E-Commerce
13 32 (10.81%) User Stories
14 29 (9.80%) Test Strategy
15 24 (8.11%) Functional Testing
16 22 (7.43%) Software Testing
17 18 (6.08%) Data Protection
17 18 (6.08%) Web Testing
18 17 (5.74%) Performance Testing
19 16 (5.41%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (35.47%) Java
2 62 (20.95%) C#
3 45 (15.20%) Ruby
3 45 (15.20%) SQL
4 43 (14.53%) JavaScript
5 23 (7.77%) C++
6 20 (6.76%) PHP
7 14 (4.73%) VB
8 13 (4.39%) Python
9 11 (3.72%) VBScript
10 9 (3.04%) F#
11 6 (2.03%) Groovy
12 5 (1.69%) ABAP
13 3 (1.01%) C
13 3 (1.01%) Scala
14 2 (0.68%) Perl
14 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.68%) VBA
15 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.82%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.14%) ISEB
4 22 (7.43%) ISTQB
5 21 (7.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.68%) Degree
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (23.31%) QA
2 7 (2.36%) SDET
3 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (12.16%) HP
2 28 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 22 (7.43%) Oracle
4 8 (2.70%) SAP
5 6 (2.03%) Telerik
6 5 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.01%) Adobe
7 3 (1.01%) ATG
8 2 (0.68%) hybris
8 2 (0.68%) Remedy
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
9 1 (0.34%) Demandware
9 1 (0.34%) Informatica
9 1 (0.34%) Pega
9 1 (0.34%) Sonatype
9 1 (0.34%) Venda
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