The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank - 58 78
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £301 £270
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
602 581 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.47% 95.09% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 297 401
Average daily rate £373 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 41 82
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.93 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Automation Tester
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Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Maven
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) XPath
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Ant
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Calabash
2 1 (33.33%) Ant
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSD
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle