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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 577 551 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 12 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.017% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.018% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 +14 7 £418 -0.59% 2
South East - 3 £350 -
North West - 2 £306 -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) Java
3 13 (65.00%) BDD
4 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
5 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (45.00%) SQL
7 8 (40.00%) Scrum
8 7 (35.00%) Ruby
9 6 (30.00%) TDD
9 6 (30.00%) .NET
9 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
9 6 (30.00%) User Stories
10 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
10 5 (25.00%) Web Services
10 5 (25.00%) XML
11 4 (20.00%) JMeter
11 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 4 (20.00%) QA
11 4 (20.00%) WATIR
11 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
12 3 (15.00%) Concordion
12 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
12 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
12 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
12 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
12 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
12 3 (15.00%) Banking
12 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 11 (55.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (20.00%) JMeter
5 4 (20.00%) WATIR
6 3 (15.00%) Concordion
6 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
6 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.00%) Hudson
7 2 (10.00%) Sahi
7 2 (10.00%) Behat
8 1 (5.00%) Capybara
8 1 (5.00%) JBehave
8 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (5.00%) TestNG
8 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Streaming Media
1 2 (10.00%) Open Source
1 2 (10.00%) Video on Demand
1 2 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) IPTV
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) BDD
3 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 6 (30.00%) TDD
5 6 (30.00%) User Stories
6 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
9 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Ruby
4 3 (15.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA