The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 312 344 390
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +46
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 102 76 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.34% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 55 28
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £347 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.10% +15.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £137.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £31.00
Automation Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in London

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in London

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in London

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester across the London region.

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in London

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
City of London +5 14 £388 +3.33% 7
Uxbridge - 2 £391 - 1
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 90 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (57.05%) Selenium
3 60 (38.46%) Java
4 59 (37.82%) Cucumber
5 53 (33.97%) BDD
5 53 (33.97%) Automation Testing
6 46 (29.49%) Test Automation
7 45 (28.85%) QA
8 41 (26.28%) WebDriver
9 34 (21.79%) Scrum
10 30 (19.23%) Ruby
10 30 (19.23%) SoapUI
11 29 (18.59%) JIRA
12 28 (17.95%) Web Services
13 27 (17.31%) SOAP
14 26 (16.67%) E-Commerce
15 24 (15.38%) Groovy
16 22 (14.10%) Apple iOS
17 20 (12.82%) SQL
18 19 (12.18%) C#
18 19 (12.18%) Automated Testing
19 18 (11.54%) TDD
19 18 (11.54%) XML
19 18 (11.54%) Regression Testing
19 18 (11.54%) REST
20 17 (10.90%) Mobile App
20 17 (10.90%) API Testing
21 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
21 16 (10.26%) Android
21 16 (10.26%) Python

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.33%) Confluence
2 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (0.64%) CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Drupal
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Project
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.28%) GitHub
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) HTTP
1 1 (0.64%) Internet
1 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.28%) DB2
2 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.64%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.64%) Big Data
2 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 89 (57.05%) Selenium
2 59 (37.82%) Cucumber
3 41 (26.28%) WebDriver
4 30 (19.23%) SoapUI
5 29 (18.59%) JIRA
6 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
7 15 (9.62%) JUnit
8 14 (8.97%) SpecFlow
8 14 (8.97%) Jenkins
8 14 (8.97%) Calabash
9 13 (8.33%) Appium
10 8 (5.13%) JBehave
10 8 (5.13%) JMeter
11 6 (3.85%) HP UFT
12 5 (3.21%) Subversion
12 5 (3.21%) Maven
13 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.56%) Geb
14 3 (1.92%) Capybara
14 3 (1.92%) RSpec
General
1 8 (5.13%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (1.28%) Retail
3 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Front Office
4 1 (0.64%) Automotive
4 1 (0.64%) Law
4 1 (0.64%) Advertising
4 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.95%) Web Services
2 27 (17.31%) SOAP
3 18 (11.54%) XML
3 18 (11.54%) REST
4 15 (9.62%) JSON
5 13 (8.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (4.49%) .NET
7 6 (3.85%) HTML
7 6 (3.85%) RESTful
8 5 (3.21%) Spring
8 5 (3.21%) CSS
8 5 (3.21%) WSDL
9 3 (1.92%) Middleware
9 3 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.92%) XSL
10 2 (1.28%) WPF
11 1 (0.64%) FpML
11 1 (0.64%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.64%) COM
11 1 (0.64%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.49%) Wiki
3 4 (2.56%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.28%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.28%) iPhone
4 2 (1.28%) DataPower
4 2 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) PMI
5 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.64%) W3C
5 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.64%) STB
5 1 (0.64%) Derivative
5 1 (0.64%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.10%) Apple iOS
2 16 (10.26%) Android
3 12 (7.69%) UNIX
4 10 (6.41%) Linux
5 3 (1.92%) Windows
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.97%) BDD
2 53 (33.97%) Automation Testing
3 46 (29.49%) Test Automation
4 34 (21.79%) Scrum
5 26 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 19 (12.18%) Automated Testing
7 18 (11.54%) TDD
7 18 (11.54%) Regression Testing
8 17 (10.90%) API Testing
9 15 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.97%) Integration Testing
10 14 (8.97%) Test Scripting
11 13 (8.33%) Manual Testing
11 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.69%) Kanban
12 12 (7.69%) Web Testing
13 11 (7.05%) User Stories
13 11 (7.05%) Agile Testing
13 11 (7.05%) OO
Programming Languages
1 60 (38.46%) Java
2 30 (19.23%) Ruby
3 24 (15.38%) Groovy
4 20 (12.82%) SQL
5 19 (12.18%) C#
6 16 (10.26%) Python
7 14 (8.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.56%) PHP
8 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.56%) VBA
9 3 (1.92%) XPath
9 3 (1.92%) C
10 2 (1.28%) Perl
10 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.64%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.64%) Korn
11 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.13%) DV Cleared
1 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.92%) ISEB
4 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (28.85%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.21%) HP
3 3 (1.92%) Adobe
3 3 (1.92%) IBM
3 3 (1.92%) VMware
3 3 (1.92%) Green Hat
4 2 (1.28%) Cadence
4 2 (1.28%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.64%) Tradeweb
5 1 (0.64%) Pega
5 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.64%) hybris
5 1 (0.64%) Venda
5 1 (0.64%) Tableau
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle
5 1 (0.64%) Informatica
5 1 (0.64%) Apple
5 1 (0.64%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.64%) ForgeRock
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