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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 441 496 503
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 139 62 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.14% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 44 24
Average daily rate
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£353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
47219 44152 43699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.53% 92.85% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30291 27295 25073
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1930 2332
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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 +28 73 £375 - 11
South East +3 25 £350 +3.55% 6
South West -16 21 £325 -5.10% 2
Yorkshire -4 8 £375 +27.65% 2
East of England -9 7 £350 - 1
North West -2 5 £300 +0.84% 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 167 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (60.69%) Selenium
3 112 (42.75%) Java
4 96 (36.64%) BDD
5 92 (35.11%) Test Automation
6 87 (33.21%) Cucumber
7 82 (31.30%) Automation Testing
8 79 (30.15%) WebDriver
9 71 (27.10%) SQL
10 67 (25.57%) Test Scripting
11 66 (25.19%) TDD
12 65 (24.81%) QA
13 63 (24.05%) Scrum
14 57 (21.76%) Ruby
15 54 (20.61%) C#
16 48 (18.32%) QuickTest Pro
17 45 (17.18%) Automated Testing
18 44 (16.79%) JIRA
18 44 (16.79%) User Stories
19 40 (15.27%) ISEB
20 38 (14.50%) JavaScript
21 36 (13.74%) .NET
22 35 (13.36%) Web Services
22 35 (13.36%) Security Cleared
23 33 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
24 32 (12.21%) SC Cleared
25 31 (11.83%) PHP
26 30 (11.45%) XML
26 30 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
26 30 (11.45%) ISTQB

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (1.91%) Confluence
2 3 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.15%) IIS
2 3 (1.15%) Node.js
3 2 (0.76%) uiautomator
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Drupal
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Summit
2 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.67%) HTTP
2 4 (1.53%) FTP
2 4 (1.53%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.15%) Internet
4 2 (0.76%) Telnet
4 2 (0.76%) Firewall
4 2 (0.76%) Broadband
4 2 (0.76%) DHCP
4 2 (0.76%) NAS
4 2 (0.76%) Wireless
5 1 (0.38%) AMQP
5 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.96%) MySQL
2 9 (3.44%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.05%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.15%) Big Data
7 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.76%) DB2
8 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.38%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 159 (60.69%) Selenium
2 87 (33.21%) Cucumber
3 79 (30.15%) WebDriver
4 48 (18.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 44 (16.79%) JIRA
6 27 (10.31%) Jenkins
7 25 (9.54%) SpecFlow
8 19 (7.25%) SoapUI
9 18 (6.87%) Calabash
9 18 (6.87%) JMeter
10 17 (6.49%) Subversion
10 17 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (6.49%) Appium
11 16 (6.11%) JUnit
12 15 (5.73%) TeamCity
13 13 (4.96%) Visual Studio
14 12 (4.58%) Maven
15 11 (4.20%) Git (software)
15 11 (4.20%) JBehave
15 11 (4.20%) Capybara
General
1 13 (4.96%) Banking
2 11 (4.20%) Finance
3 5 (1.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Advertising
4 2 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.38%) Games
5 1 (0.38%) Retail
5 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Front Office
5 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.74%) .NET
2 35 (13.36%) Web Services
3 30 (11.45%) XML
4 26 (9.92%) HTML
5 25 (9.54%) REST
6 22 (8.40%) SOAP
7 17 (6.49%) CSS
8 15 (5.73%) RESTful
9 11 (4.20%) JSON
10 10 (3.82%) jQuery
11 9 (3.44%) Gherkin
11 9 (3.44%) XSLT
12 6 (2.29%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.91%) XSD
14 4 (1.53%) JSP
14 4 (1.53%) Spring
14 4 (1.53%) AngularJS
15 3 (1.15%) WCF
15 3 (1.15%) Sass
15 3 (1.15%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.20%) Open Source
2 9 (3.44%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.67%) Over-the-Top Content
3 7 (2.67%) User Experience
3 7 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.67%) STB
4 5 (1.91%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.53%) iPad
5 4 (1.53%) Streaming Video
6 3 (1.15%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.15%) Streaming Media
6 3 (1.15%) Derivative
6 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.76%) IPTV
7 2 (0.76%) iPhone
7 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.76%) GIS
8 1 (0.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.78%) Linux
2 22 (8.40%) Android
3 18 (6.87%) Apple iOS
4 15 (5.73%) UNIX
5 6 (2.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (36.64%) BDD
3 92 (35.11%) Test Automation
4 82 (31.30%) Automation Testing
5 67 (25.57%) Test Scripting
6 66 (25.19%) TDD
7 63 (24.05%) Scrum
8 45 (17.18%) Automated Testing
9 44 (16.79%) User Stories
10 33 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (11.07%) Software Testing
12 24 (9.16%) OO
13 20 (7.63%) Manual Testing
14 17 (6.49%) E-Commerce
14 17 (6.49%) Regression Testing
15 15 (5.73%) MVC
16 14 (5.34%) Performance Testing
17 12 (4.58%) Kanban
17 12 (4.58%) Test Strategy
18 11 (4.20%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 112 (42.75%) Java
2 71 (27.10%) SQL
3 57 (21.76%) Ruby
4 54 (20.61%) C#
5 38 (14.50%) JavaScript
6 31 (11.83%) PHP
7 16 (6.11%) VB
7 16 (6.11%) Python
8 9 (3.44%) Shell Script
9 8 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.29%) VBScript
10 6 (2.29%) C++
11 5 (1.91%) Perl
11 5 (1.91%) XPath
12 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.15%) C
14 2 (0.76%) Groovy
14 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (15.27%) ISEB
2 35 (13.36%) Security Cleared
3 32 (12.21%) SC Cleared
4 30 (11.45%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.44%) Degree
6 6 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (24.81%) QA
2 5 (1.91%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (11.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 25 (9.54%) HP
2 22 (8.40%) Oracle
3 13 (4.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.15%) ATG
4 3 (1.15%) Endeca
5 2 (0.76%) Google
5 2 (0.76%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.76%) Apple
5 2 (0.76%) Progress
5 2 (0.76%) Telerik
6 1 (0.38%) BMC
6 1 (0.38%) CA
6 1 (0.38%) Sybase
6 1 (0.38%) SAP
6 1 (0.38%) Siebel
6 1 (0.38%) Remedy
6 1 (0.38%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.38%) Perforce
6 1 (0.38%) Cadence
6 1 (0.38%) Green Hat
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