The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 452 481 524
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 114 48 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.12% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 34 21
Average daily rate £363 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Automation Tester
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +8 84 £375 +1.62% 12
South East -1 15 £338 +12.03% 3
Yorkshire -14 4 £275 -21.42% 1
East of England -30 3 £325 -
North West -21 2 £300 -9.09%
South West - 2 £350 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 132 (71.74%) Selenium
2 84 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (43.48%) Cucumber
4 77 (41.85%) Test Automation
5 74 (40.22%) TDD
6 71 (38.59%) Java
6 71 (38.59%) BDD
7 69 (37.50%) WebDriver
8 66 (35.87%) C#
9 61 (33.15%) QA
10 57 (30.98%) Automation Testing
11 53 (28.80%) Ruby
12 51 (27.72%) Test Scripting
13 48 (26.09%) Scrum
14 43 (23.37%) SQL
15 38 (20.65%) Web Services
16 35 (19.02%) Finance
17 34 (18.48%) Automated Testing
18 30 (16.30%) .NET
19 29 (15.76%) Jenkins
20 28 (15.22%) XML
21 27 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (13.04%) WATIR
22 24 (13.04%) JavaScript
23 23 (12.50%) HTML
23 23 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
24 21 (11.41%) Oracle
24 21 (11.41%) SpecFlow
25 20 (10.87%) Open Source
25 20 (10.87%) Integration Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (2.17%) Confluence
2 3 (1.63%) Drupal
2 3 (1.63%) Node.js
2 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.89%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.54%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.52%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.26%) MySQL
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 132 (71.74%) Selenium
2 80 (43.48%) Cucumber
3 69 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 29 (15.76%) Jenkins
5 24 (13.04%) WATIR
6 23 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 21 (11.41%) SpecFlow
8 18 (9.78%) JMeter
8 18 (9.78%) JBehave
9 16 (8.70%) FitNesse
9 16 (8.70%) SoapUI
9 16 (8.70%) CruiseControl
9 16 (8.70%) Maven
10 15 (8.15%) JIRA
10 15 (8.15%) Calabash
11 13 (7.07%) Git (software)
12 11 (5.98%) JUnit
13 10 (5.43%) Subversion
13 10 (5.43%) TeamCity
14 9 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 35 (19.02%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Banking
3 5 (2.72%) Marketing
4 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.17%) Military
4 4 (2.17%) Publishing
5 3 (1.63%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.63%) Local Government
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
6 2 (1.09%) Front Office
6 2 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.65%) Web Services
2 30 (16.30%) .NET
3 28 (15.22%) XML
4 23 (12.50%) HTML
5 18 (9.78%) SOAP
6 16 (8.70%) JSON
7 14 (7.61%) RESTful
8 11 (5.98%) XSLT
9 9 (4.89%) REST
10 8 (4.35%) Gherkin
11 6 (3.26%) WCF
12 5 (2.72%) HTML5
12 5 (2.72%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.72%) CSS
12 5 (2.72%) .NET Framework
13 4 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (2.17%) WPF
14 3 (1.63%) Sass
14 3 (1.63%) OLE
14 3 (1.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.87%) Open Source
2 15 (8.15%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.72%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.17%) IPTV
6 4 (2.17%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.61%) Apple iOS
1 14 (7.61%) Linux
2 13 (7.07%) Android
3 5 (2.72%) UNIX
4 3 (1.63%) Windows
5 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.85%) Test Automation
3 74 (40.22%) TDD
4 71 (38.59%) BDD
5 57 (30.98%) Automation Testing
6 51 (27.72%) Test Scripting
7 48 (26.09%) Scrum
8 34 (18.48%) Automated Testing
9 27 (14.67%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (10.87%) Integration Testing
11 18 (9.78%) E-Commerce
12 16 (8.70%) Performance Testing
13 14 (7.61%) Manual Testing
14 13 (7.07%) User Stories
15 11 (5.98%) Software Testing
15 11 (5.98%) Regression Testing
16 10 (5.43%) SOA
16 10 (5.43%) Pair Programming
16 10 (5.43%) Test Strategy
17 9 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (38.59%) Java
2 66 (35.87%) C#
3 53 (28.80%) Ruby
4 43 (23.37%) SQL
5 24 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.52%) Python
6 12 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.35%) PHP
8 7 (3.80%) VB
9 6 (3.26%) VBScript
9 6 (3.26%) F#
9 6 (3.26%) Groovy
10 5 (2.72%) XPath
11 4 (2.17%) C++
11 4 (2.17%) XQuery
12 2 (1.09%) C
12 2 (1.09%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (10.33%) ISEB
2 16 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (33.15%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.54%) MOM
Vendors
1 21 (11.41%) Oracle
2 12 (6.52%) HP
3 10 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.17%) Green Hat
5 2 (1.09%) VMware
5 2 (1.09%) JBoss
6 1 (0.54%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.54%) Zend
6 1 (0.54%) IBM
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