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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 458 493 441
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -52
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 164 106 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 71 116
Average daily rate £373 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.74% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £170.00 - £31.00
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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
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 average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +12 75 £400 +6.66% 18
South East +5 41 £320 +6.66% 17
West Midlands -6 11 £375 +36.36% 2
Yorkshire +5 9 £350 +14.28% 4
South West +5 9 £391 -2.18% 2
East of England +4 6 £353 +12.80% 6
North West -8 5 £320 +8.93% 7
East Midlands +6 4 £295 -1.66% 2
North East -27 4 £294 +10.94% 2
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 206 (68.44%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (61.13%) Selenium
3 130 (43.19%) BDD
4 122 (40.53%) Cucumber
4 122 (40.53%) Java
5 101 (33.55%) WebDriver
6 90 (29.90%) Test Automation
7 89 (29.57%) Automation Testing
8 79 (26.25%) QA
9 78 (25.91%) JIRA
10 75 (24.92%) Test Scripting
11 67 (22.26%) Scrum
12 66 (21.93%) Automated Testing
13 61 (20.27%) TDD
14 60 (19.93%) SQL
15 59 (19.60%) C#
16 57 (18.94%) JavaScript
17 51 (16.94%) Ruby
17 51 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (13.62%) XML
19 40 (13.29%) Finance
20 39 (12.96%) Functional Testing
21 37 (12.29%) .NET
21 37 (12.29%) Git (software)
22 36 (11.96%) HTML
22 36 (11.96%) Unix
23 34 (11.30%) HP UFT
23 34 (11.30%) Jenkins
24 33 (10.96%) Test Strategy
24 33 (10.96%) RESTful

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 19 (6.31%) Confluence
2 5 (1.66%) Node.js
3 2 (0.66%) Apache
3 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.66%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) JBoss
4 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.33%) SAS
4 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) MS Office
2 4 (1.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (5.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) GitHub
3 1 (0.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.65%) HTTP
2 6 (1.99%) Internet
3 3 (1.00%) Extranet
3 3 (1.00%) Intranet
4 2 (0.66%) H.323
4 2 (0.66%) Telepresence
4 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.33%) DSL
5 1 (0.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.98%) DB2
2 10 (3.32%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.66%) Big Data
4 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.00%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (1.00%) MySQL
5 3 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.00%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.66%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.33%) GIS
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 184 (61.13%) Selenium
2 122 (40.53%) Cucumber
3 101 (33.55%) WebDriver
4 78 (25.91%) JIRA
5 37 (12.29%) Git (software)
6 34 (11.30%) HP UFT
6 34 (11.30%) Jenkins
7 31 (10.30%) Appium
8 25 (8.31%) SpecFlow
9 23 (7.64%) JMeter
10 21 (6.98%) Subversion
11 20 (6.64%) Capybara
12 19 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
13 17 (5.65%) Calabash
13 17 (5.65%) JUnit
14 14 (4.65%) SoapUI
14 14 (4.65%) TestComplete
15 12 (3.99%) Gatling
15 12 (3.99%) Protractor
16 11 (3.65%) LoadRunner
General
1 40 (13.29%) Finance
2 28 (9.30%) Retail
3 13 (4.32%) Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Electronics
4 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.33%) Marketing
4 4 (1.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.00%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.66%) Games
6 2 (0.66%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (13.62%) XML
2 37 (12.29%) .NET
3 36 (11.96%) HTML
4 33 (10.96%) RESTful
5 23 (7.64%) Gherkin
6 21 (6.98%) Web Services
7 14 (4.65%) REST
8 12 (3.99%) Behat
9 11 (3.65%) SOAP
10 10 (3.32%) JSON
11 9 (2.99%) CSS
12 4 (1.33%) Spring
13 3 (1.00%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.00%) Flash
13 3 (1.00%) Hibernate
13 3 (1.00%) HTML5
13 3 (1.00%) J2EE
14 2 (0.66%) Android SDK
14 2 (0.66%) iOS SDK
14 2 (0.66%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.99%) User Experience
4 3 (1.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.00%) Wiki
5 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.66%) Driving Licence
5 2 (0.66%) EPoS
5 2 (0.66%) IPTV
5 2 (0.66%) IVR
5 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
5 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.66%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
5 2 (0.66%) STB
5 2 (0.66%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.96%) Unix
2 14 (4.65%) Android
3 12 (3.99%) Windows
4 11 (3.65%) Linux
5 9 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.33%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (68.44%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (43.19%) BDD
3 90 (29.90%) Test Automation
4 89 (29.57%) Automation Testing
5 75 (24.92%) Test Scripting
6 67 (22.26%) Scrum
7 66 (21.93%) Automated Testing
8 61 (20.27%) TDD
9 51 (16.94%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (12.96%) Functional Testing
11 33 (10.96%) Software Testing
11 33 (10.96%) Test Strategy
12 32 (10.63%) Performance Testing
13 31 (10.30%) E-Commerce
14 29 (9.63%) User Stories
15 27 (8.97%) Open Source
16 25 (8.31%) Manual Testing
16 25 (8.31%) Regression Testing
17 18 (5.98%) Non-Functional Testing
18 17 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (40.53%) Java
2 60 (19.93%) SQL
3 59 (19.60%) C#
4 57 (18.94%) JavaScript
5 51 (16.94%) Ruby
6 18 (5.98%) PHP
6 18 (5.98%) Python
7 11 (3.65%) Groovy
8 10 (3.32%) C++
8 10 (3.32%) F#
9 7 (2.33%) Perl
10 6 (1.99%) C
10 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.66%) Scala
12 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.00%) VB
13 1 (0.33%) ABAP
13 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.30%) ISEB
3 29 (9.63%) SC Cleared
4 23 (7.64%) ISTQB
5 22 (7.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.00%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.00%) Degree
7 2 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (26.25%) QA
2 10 (3.32%) SDET
3 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.66%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.66%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.66%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.66%) Docker
1 2 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.33%) Puppet
3 2 (0.66%) Oozie
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 20 (6.64%) Oracle
2 18 (5.98%) HP
2 18 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.99%) Telerik
4 5 (1.66%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.33%) ATG
5 4 (1.33%) SAP
5 4 (1.33%) SOASTA, Inc
5 4 (1.33%) VMware
6 1 (0.33%) Demandware
6 1 (0.33%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.33%) hybris
6 1 (0.33%) IBM
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