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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 440 504 422
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -82
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 176 120 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.25% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 84 129
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.92% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £170.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 - -
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
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 £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +29 83 £405 +1.25% 16
South East +20 39 £350 +10.23% 19
West Midlands -1 13 £375 +36.36% 1
Yorkshire +15 10 £338 +8.00% 3
South West -2 10 £391 -2.18% 4
East of England +2 7 £365 -8.75% 7
North East -35 6 £250 -5.66%
North West +4 5 £288 -2.12% 5
East Midlands +11 4 £295 -9.23% 2
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 206 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (63.58%) Selenium
3 128 (40.89%) Cucumber
3 128 (40.89%) BDD
4 127 (40.58%) Java
5 122 (38.98%) WebDriver
6 89 (28.43%) Test Automation
7 86 (27.48%) QA
7 86 (27.48%) Automation Testing
8 80 (25.56%) Scrum
9 75 (23.96%) JIRA
10 67 (21.41%) Test Scripting
11 66 (21.09%) Automated Testing
12 62 (19.81%) SQL
13 61 (19.49%) JavaScript
14 56 (17.89%) C#
15 55 (17.57%) TDD
16 52 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
17 49 (15.65%) XML
18 47 (15.02%) Finance
18 47 (15.02%) Functional Testing
19 44 (14.06%) Jenkins
19 44 (14.06%) Ruby
20 42 (13.42%) Unix
21 41 (13.10%) HTML
22 40 (12.78%) RESTful
23 39 (12.46%) .NET
24 38 (12.14%) HP UFT
25 35 (11.18%) Software Testing
26 34 (10.86%) Git (software)

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 19 (6.07%) Confluence
2 4 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.96%) Apache
3 3 (0.96%) Node.js
4 2 (0.64%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.64%) JBoss
4 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.24%) MS Office
3 4 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (5.43%) Magento
2 2 (0.64%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) GitHub
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.83%) HTTP
2 6 (1.92%) Internet
3 3 (0.96%) Extranet
3 3 (0.96%) Intranet
4 2 (0.64%) H.323
4 2 (0.64%) Telepresence
5 1 (0.32%) DSL
5 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.07%) DB2
2 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.24%) Big Data
3 7 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.60%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.96%) MySQL
5 3 (0.96%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.64%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.64%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.32%) GIS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 199 (63.58%) Selenium
2 128 (40.89%) Cucumber
3 122 (38.98%) WebDriver
4 75 (23.96%) JIRA
5 44 (14.06%) Jenkins
6 38 (12.14%) HP UFT
7 34 (10.86%) Git (software)
8 32 (10.22%) SpecFlow
9 31 (9.90%) Appium
10 26 (8.31%) JMeter
11 25 (7.99%) Subversion
12 24 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (6.07%) SoapUI
14 18 (5.75%) Calabash
15 16 (5.11%) Capybara
16 15 (4.79%) Gatling
16 15 (4.79%) JUnit
17 14 (4.47%) LoadRunner
17 14 (4.47%) Protractor
17 14 (4.47%) TestComplete
General
1 47 (15.02%) Finance
2 24 (7.67%) Retail
3 11 (3.51%) Banking
4 4 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.28%) Marketing
4 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.96%) Electronics
5 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.64%) Games
6 2 (0.64%) Legal
6 2 (0.64%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Front Office
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.65%) XML
2 41 (13.10%) HTML
3 40 (12.78%) RESTful
4 39 (12.46%) .NET
5 29 (9.27%) Gherkin
6 28 (8.95%) Web Services
7 18 (5.75%) JSON
8 16 (5.11%) SOAP
9 15 (4.79%) REST
10 11 (3.51%) Behat
10 11 (3.51%) CSS
11 5 (1.60%) Flash
11 5 (1.60%) J2EE
12 4 (1.28%) Spring
13 3 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.64%) SailPoint
14 2 (0.64%) WPF
14 2 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.28%) User Experience
4 3 (0.96%) Wiki
5 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
5 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.64%) EPoS
5 2 (0.64%) Fixed Income
5 2 (0.64%) iPhone
5 2 (0.64%) IVR
5 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.32%) Blog
6 1 (0.32%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.32%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.42%) Unix
2 17 (5.43%) Linux
3 13 (4.15%) Android
4 11 (3.51%) Windows
5 7 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.32%) Solaris
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (65.81%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (40.89%) BDD
3 89 (28.43%) Test Automation
4 86 (27.48%) Automation Testing
5 80 (25.56%) Scrum
6 67 (21.41%) Test Scripting
7 66 (21.09%) Automated Testing
8 55 (17.57%) TDD
9 52 (16.61%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (15.02%) Functional Testing
11 35 (11.18%) Software Testing
12 34 (10.86%) Performance Testing
13 32 (10.22%) E-Commerce
14 31 (9.90%) Test Strategy
15 26 (8.31%) Non-Functional Testing
15 26 (8.31%) Regression Testing
16 25 (7.99%) User Stories
17 22 (7.03%) Manual Testing
17 22 (7.03%) Open Source
18 16 (5.11%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (40.58%) Java
2 62 (19.81%) SQL
3 61 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 56 (17.89%) C#
5 44 (14.06%) Ruby
6 21 (6.71%) Python
7 19 (6.07%) PHP
8 12 (3.83%) F#
9 11 (3.51%) Groovy
10 9 (2.88%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.24%) C
11 7 (2.24%) C++
11 7 (2.24%) Scala
12 6 (1.92%) Perl
12 6 (1.92%) VBScript
13 5 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.28%) VB
15 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.96%) VBA
16 2 (0.64%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 34 (10.86%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.58%) ISEB
2 30 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (6.71%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.28%) Degree
6 3 (0.96%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (27.48%) QA
2 9 (2.88%) SDET
3 2 (0.64%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.64%) MiFID
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.64%) HDFS
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.28%) Puppet
3 2 (0.64%) Oozie
4 1 (0.32%) Ansible
4 1 (0.32%) Nagios
4 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 24 (7.67%) Oracle
2 19 (6.07%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.75%) HP
4 7 (2.24%) SOASTA, Inc
4 7 (2.24%) VMware
5 6 (1.92%) IBM
5 6 (1.92%) Telerik
6 5 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.28%) ATG
8 3 (0.96%) hybris
8 3 (0.96%) SAP
9 2 (0.64%) Charles River
10 1 (0.32%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.32%) Demandware
10 1 (0.32%) ForgeRock
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
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