The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 576 572 547
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 4 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.017% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.018% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 12
Average daily rate £550 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £315
% change year-on-year
- +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Automation Tester
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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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Automation Tester in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Automation Tester across the England region.

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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 -7 4 £550 +37.50% 6
Senior Automation Tester
UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) BDD
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Calabash
4 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
4 5 (27.78%) Ruby
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) QA
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) Streaming Music
5 4 (22.22%) CRM
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) C#
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) VB
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 3 (16.67%) Jenkins

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Calabash
1 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
1 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
2 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Appium
5 1 (5.56%) Capybara
5 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
5 1 (5.56%) JBehave
5 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Streaming Music
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) CRM
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) QA Automation
8 1 (5.56%) System Testing
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
8 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (27.78%) Ruby
3 4 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
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