The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 51 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.86% 1.55% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £310 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
558 544 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.55% 93.63% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 278 348
Median daily rate £450 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -32.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £7.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hertfordshire region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
Rickmansworth - 4 £310 -
Watford -7 1 - -
Automation Tester
East of England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Java
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (100.00%) Selenium
1 15 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 15 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 15 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 14 (93.33%) SoapUI
2 14 (93.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (93.33%) JIRA
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (73.33%) BDD
4 10 (66.67%) JBehave
4 10 (66.67%) ATDD
4 10 (66.67%) Automation Testing
4 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 10 (66.67%) Kanban
4 10 (66.67%) Open Source
4 10 (66.67%) Scrum
5 9 (60.00%) Retail
5 9 (60.00%) Spring
5 9 (60.00%) Maven
5 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Tomcat
5 9 (60.00%) JUnit
5 9 (60.00%) Confluence
5 9 (60.00%) RESTful
5 9 (60.00%) Atlassian
5 9 (60.00%) System Testing
5 9 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 9 (60.00%) Confluence
1 9 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
1 5 (33.33%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 15 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 15 (100.00%) Selenium
1 15 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 14 (93.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (93.33%) JIRA
2 14 (93.33%) SoapUI
3 10 (66.67%) JBehave
4 9 (60.00%) JUnit
4 9 (60.00%) Maven
5 7 (46.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (46.67%) TeamCity
6 6 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (40.00%) JMeter
6 6 (40.00%) NUnit
7 5 (33.33%) Appium
7 5 (33.33%) FitNesse
8 4 (26.67%) Robot Framework
9 3 (20.00%) Mockito
9 3 (20.00%) Moq
General
1 9 (60.00%) Retail
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 9 (60.00%) RESTful
2 9 (60.00%) Spring
3 5 (33.33%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) J2EE
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) BDD
2 11 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 10 (66.67%) ATDD
3 10 (66.67%) Automation Testing
3 10 (66.67%) Kanban
3 10 (66.67%) Open Source
3 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 9 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (60.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (60.00%) System Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Coaching
6 5 (33.33%) Document Management
6 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Atlassian
2 5 (33.33%) hybris
2 5 (33.33%) IBM