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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 411 445 487
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 218 193 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.39% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 134 101
Median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.69 £28.00 £137.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.44% -79.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.69 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+27.44% -
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
46932 50120 49138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.00% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30956 32529 30550
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1540 1922 1988
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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 September 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 -35 90 £380 +1.33% 24
South East +41 54 £345 -8.00% 7
Yorkshire +26 22 £394 +5.00% 7
East of England +15 21 £363 +11.53% 3
South West +24 14 £400 - 1
North West +14 11 £350 +11.11% 7
West Midlands -28 5 £356 +15.85% 1
North East -21 3 £303 -
East Midlands -10 1 £325 -18.75% 3
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 294 (70.67%) Selenium
2 290 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
3 224 (53.85%) Java
4 180 (43.27%) Cucumber
5 160 (38.46%) Scrum
6 154 (37.02%) WebDriver
7 152 (36.54%) BDD
8 128 (30.77%) Test Automation
9 117 (28.13%) Test Scripting
10 115 (27.64%) Automation Testing
11 102 (24.52%) C#
12 97 (23.32%) QA
13 95 (22.84%) Jenkins
14 92 (22.12%) Automated Testing
15 84 (20.19%) JIRA
16 79 (18.99%) SQL
17 74 (17.79%) SpecFlow
18 73 (17.55%) Functional Testing
19 71 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
20 68 (16.35%) .NET
21 64 (15.38%) Regression Testing
21 64 (15.38%) TDD
22 62 (14.90%) Gherkin
23 60 (14.42%) JavaScript
24 59 (14.18%) JMeter
24 59 (14.18%) Git (software)
25 58 (13.94%) SoapUI
26 56 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
27 55 (13.22%) User Stories
28 50 (12.02%) XML

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 17 (4.09%) Confluence
2 14 (3.37%) Tomcat
3 13 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.40%) Apache
5 8 (1.92%) CMS
6 6 (1.44%) JBoss
7 5 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.96%) IIS
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.64%) MS Office
2 11 (2.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) Mingle
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.64%) Magento
1 11 (2.64%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.48%) PaaS
5 1 (0.24%) GitHub
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.61%) HTTP
2 7 (1.68%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.81%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (3.85%) DB2
3 15 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.40%) Big Data
5 8 (1.92%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (1.68%) MySQL
7 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.96%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.48%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.24%) QGIS
11 1 (0.24%) Spatial Data
11 1 (0.24%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 294 (70.67%) Selenium
2 180 (43.27%) Cucumber
3 154 (37.02%) WebDriver
4 95 (22.84%) Jenkins
5 84 (20.19%) JIRA
6 74 (17.79%) SpecFlow
7 59 (14.18%) Git (software)
7 59 (14.18%) JMeter
8 58 (13.94%) SoapUI
9 56 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 43 (10.34%) HP UFT
11 39 (9.38%) Appium
12 32 (7.69%) JUnit
13 26 (6.25%) Calabash
13 26 (6.25%) Subversion
14 21 (5.05%) TeamCity
14 21 (5.05%) Visual Studio
15 20 (4.81%) Maven
16 19 (4.57%) LoadRunner
17 16 (3.85%) JBehave
General
1 43 (10.34%) Finance
2 21 (5.05%) Retail
3 15 (3.61%) Banking
4 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.44%) Games
7 5 (1.20%) Military
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) Front Office
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.35%) .NET
2 62 (14.90%) Gherkin
3 50 (12.02%) XML
4 46 (11.06%) RESTful
5 45 (10.82%) Web Services
6 42 (10.10%) REST
7 40 (9.62%) HTML
8 34 (8.17%) JSON
9 22 (5.29%) SOAP
10 21 (5.05%) CSS
11 11 (2.64%) Spring
12 8 (1.92%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.68%) J2EE
13 7 (1.68%) OAuth
13 7 (1.68%) SAML
14 5 (1.20%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.96%) Chai
15 4 (0.96%) LAMP
15 4 (0.96%) SailPoint
15 4 (0.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.41%) Mobile App
2 27 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.20%) iPhone
4 4 (0.96%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.72%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.48%) Blog
6 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.48%) Equities
6 2 (0.48%) IVR
7 1 (0.24%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.24%) Derivative
7 1 (0.24%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.24%) DTCC
7 1 (0.24%) Fintech
7 1 (0.24%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.24%) STB
7 1 (0.24%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.10%) Unix
2 27 (6.49%) Linux
3 26 (6.25%) Android
4 20 (4.81%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.61%) Windows
6 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.96%) Solaris
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (69.71%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (38.46%) Scrum
3 152 (36.54%) BDD
4 128 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 117 (28.13%) Test Scripting
6 115 (27.64%) Automation Testing
7 92 (22.12%) Automated Testing
8 73 (17.55%) Functional Testing
9 71 (17.07%) Continuous Integration
10 64 (15.38%) Regression Testing
10 64 (15.38%) TDD
11 55 (13.22%) User Stories
12 50 (12.02%) Performance Testing
12 50 (12.02%) Software Testing
13 45 (10.82%) Non-Functional Testing
14 43 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
15 38 (9.13%) Kanban
16 35 (8.41%) Test Strategy
17 32 (7.69%) QA Automation
18 30 (7.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 224 (53.85%) Java
2 102 (24.52%) C#
3 79 (18.99%) SQL
4 60 (14.42%) JavaScript
5 46 (11.06%) Ruby
6 32 (7.69%) F#
7 27 (6.49%) C++
8 26 (6.25%) Python
8 26 (6.25%) VBScript
9 16 (3.85%) Groovy
9 16 (3.85%) PHP
10 13 (3.13%) Scala
11 9 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.16%) VB
12 8 (1.92%) C
12 8 (1.92%) Perl
13 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.96%) Apple Swift
14 4 (0.96%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.21%) ISEB
4 19 (4.57%) ISTQB
5 18 (4.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (3.61%) Degree
7 10 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.92%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (23.32%) QA
2 13 (3.13%) SDET
3 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.24%) Basel III
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.48%) Docker
3 1 (0.24%) HDFS
3 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.96%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) Nagios
4 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 39 (9.38%) Oracle
2 23 (5.53%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.57%) HP
3 19 (4.57%) IBM
4 13 (3.13%) Atlassian
5 10 (2.40%) VMware
6 9 (2.16%) SOASTA, Inc
7 8 (1.92%) hybris
8 4 (0.96%) ForgeRock
8 4 (0.96%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.72%) SAP
10 2 (0.48%) Charles River
10 2 (0.48%) Rally
11 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.24%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.24%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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