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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 434 463 447
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 198 187 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.37% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 130 115
Median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £251 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 £137.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.60% -79.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -
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
46883 50243 48342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.97% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30886 32538 29753
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1439 1894 1939
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -9 95 £380 -5.00% 21
South East +15 42 £375 +5.63% 6
North West +25 15 £425 +30.76% 12
Yorkshire +12 13 £404 +40.43% 7
East of England +25 12 £375 +78.57% 4
South West +10 9 £400 +77.77% 3
West Midlands -26 9 £315 +0.80% 1
North East -21 6 £295 +24.21% 2
Automation Tester
UK

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 254 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (66.58%) Selenium
3 200 (53.05%) Java
4 156 (41.38%) Cucumber
5 146 (38.73%) BDD
6 138 (36.60%) WebDriver
7 136 (36.07%) Scrum
8 111 (29.44%) Test Automation
9 97 (25.73%) Test Scripting
10 92 (24.40%) Automation Testing
11 90 (23.87%) QA
12 83 (22.02%) Automated Testing
12 83 (22.02%) C#
13 82 (21.75%) JIRA
14 81 (21.49%) Jenkins
15 72 (19.10%) SQL
16 69 (18.30%) Functional Testing
17 62 (16.45%) SpecFlow
17 62 (16.45%) .NET
18 60 (15.92%) TDD
19 58 (15.38%) JavaScript
20 57 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
21 51 (13.53%) Regression Testing
22 49 (13.00%) JMeter
22 49 (13.00%) Ruby
23 46 (12.20%) Performance Testing
24 45 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
24 45 (11.94%) Git (software)
25 42 (11.14%) Gherkin
25 42 (11.14%) RESTful

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 13 (3.45%) Confluence
2 11 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.65%) Apache
4 8 (2.12%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.86%) JBoss
6 6 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.33%) CMS
7 5 (1.33%) IIS
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.65%) MS Office
2 10 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.53%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Magento
2 2 (0.53%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.27%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.84%) HTTP
2 8 (2.12%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.71%) DB2
2 13 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (2.39%) Big Data
4 9 (2.39%) MySQL
5 5 (1.33%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.80%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.53%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.27%) GIS
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) QGIS
9 1 (0.27%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 251 (66.58%) Selenium
2 156 (41.38%) Cucumber
3 138 (36.60%) WebDriver
4 82 (21.75%) JIRA
5 81 (21.49%) Jenkins
6 62 (16.45%) SpecFlow
7 49 (13.00%) JMeter
8 45 (11.94%) Git (software)
8 45 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 40 (10.61%) SoapUI
10 39 (10.34%) HP UFT
11 35 (9.28%) Appium
12 26 (6.90%) Calabash
12 26 (6.90%) JUnit
13 25 (6.63%) Subversion
14 19 (5.04%) LoadRunner
15 16 (4.24%) Visual Studio
16 15 (3.98%) SonarQube
17 14 (3.71%) Maven
18 13 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 42 (11.14%) Finance
2 14 (3.71%) Retail
3 12 (3.18%) Banking
4 8 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.33%) Military
7 4 (1.06%) Games
8 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.45%) .NET
2 42 (11.14%) Gherkin
2 42 (11.14%) RESTful
3 41 (10.88%) XML
4 39 (10.34%) REST
5 38 (10.08%) Web Services
6 36 (9.55%) HTML
7 30 (7.96%) JSON
8 19 (5.04%) CSS
9 18 (4.77%) SOAP
10 8 (2.12%) OAuth
10 8 (2.12%) SAML
11 6 (1.59%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.33%) LAMP
12 5 (1.33%) SailPoint
12 5 (1.33%) XHTML
13 4 (1.06%) Behat
13 4 (1.06%) J2EE
13 4 (1.06%) Spring
14 3 (0.80%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.49%) Mobile App
2 24 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.33%) iPhone
4 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.80%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.80%) Fixed Income
5 3 (0.80%) Wiki
6 2 (0.53%) Blog
6 2 (0.53%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.53%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.53%) IVR
6 2 (0.53%) User Experience
7 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.27%) Derivative
7 1 (0.27%) DTCC
7 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.55%) Unix
2 25 (6.63%) Linux
3 22 (5.84%) Android
4 18 (4.77%) Windows
5 16 (4.24%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.33%) Solaris
7 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (67.37%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (38.73%) BDD
3 136 (36.07%) Scrum
4 111 (29.44%) Test Automation
5 97 (25.73%) Test Scripting
6 92 (24.40%) Automation Testing
7 83 (22.02%) Automated Testing
8 69 (18.30%) Functional Testing
9 60 (15.92%) TDD
10 57 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (13.53%) Regression Testing
12 46 (12.20%) Performance Testing
13 40 (10.61%) Software Testing
14 38 (10.08%) Non-Functional Testing
14 38 (10.08%) User Stories
15 35 (9.28%) Defect Tracking
15 35 (9.28%) Test Strategy
16 25 (6.63%) Exploratory Testing
17 24 (6.37%) Kanban
18 23 (6.10%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 200 (53.05%) Java
2 83 (22.02%) C#
3 72 (19.10%) SQL
4 58 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 49 (13.00%) Ruby
6 28 (7.43%) Python
7 23 (6.10%) F#
8 18 (4.77%) C++
9 16 (4.24%) Groovy
9 16 (4.24%) PHP
10 15 (3.98%) VBScript
11 9 (2.39%) Perl
12 8 (2.12%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.12%) C
12 8 (2.12%) Scala
13 6 (1.59%) VB
14 5 (1.33%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.06%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.80%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.69%) ISEB
4 18 (4.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.51%) ISTQB
6 13 (3.45%) Degree
7 9 (2.39%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.12%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (23.87%) QA
2 9 (2.39%) SDET
3 1 (0.27%) Basel III
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.53%) Docker
2 2 (0.53%) HDFS
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.53%) Oozie
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Nagios
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (8.49%) Oracle
2 20 (5.31%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.51%) IBM
4 14 (3.71%) HP
5 8 (2.12%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (2.12%) VMware
6 6 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.33%) ForgeRock
7 5 (1.33%) hybris
8 4 (1.06%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.80%) SAP
10 2 (0.53%) Charles River
10 2 (0.53%) Rally
11 1 (0.27%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.27%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.27%) Twitter
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