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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 357 389 380
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 68 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 25
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £240 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £170.00
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
22595 23409 24351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.01% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15641 16101 16015
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 426 624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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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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
City of London +27 17 £375 +15.38% 3
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 122 (76.25%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (54.38%) Selenium
3 80 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 80 (50.00%) BDD
4 73 (45.63%) Java
5 65 (40.63%) Test Automation
6 63 (39.38%) TDD
7 49 (30.63%) Ruby
8 48 (30.00%) WebDriver
9 47 (29.38%) Automation Testing
10 43 (26.88%) Test Scripting
11 41 (25.63%) QA
11 41 (25.63%) Scrum
12 39 (24.38%) SQL
13 29 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (18.13%) Android
13 29 (18.13%) User Stories
14 26 (16.25%) Apple iOS
14 26 (16.25%) Web Services
15 24 (15.00%) C#
15 24 (15.00%) E-Commerce
16 23 (14.38%) XML
16 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
17 22 (13.75%) Calabash
17 22 (13.75%) JIRA
18 21 (13.13%) JSON
18 21 (13.13%) Automated Testing
18 21 (13.13%) Mobile App
19 20 (12.50%) JavaScript
20 17 (10.63%) Linux

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 6 (3.75%) Node.js
2 3 (1.88%) Confluence
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.75%) HTTP
2 4 (2.50%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 87 (54.38%) Selenium
2 80 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 48 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 23 (14.38%) Jenkins
5 22 (13.75%) Calabash
5 22 (13.75%) JIRA
6 14 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (8.75%) SpecFlow
7 13 (8.13%) Git (software)
7 13 (8.13%) WATIR
7 13 (8.13%) Subversion
8 12 (7.50%) Capybara
9 10 (6.25%) TeamCity
10 9 (5.63%) Robotium
11 8 (5.00%) Maven
11 8 (5.00%) Hudson
12 7 (4.38%) SoapUI
12 7 (4.38%) CruiseControl
12 7 (4.38%) FitNesse
12 7 (4.38%) Mockito
General
1 16 (10.00%) Finance
2 9 (5.63%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Publishing
4 3 (1.88%) Local Government
5 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 2 (1.25%) Games
5 2 (1.25%) Advertising
5 2 (1.25%) Retail
5 2 (1.25%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.25%) Web Services
2 23 (14.38%) XML
3 21 (13.13%) JSON
4 16 (10.00%) HTML
5 14 (8.75%) .NET
6 12 (7.50%) SOAP
6 12 (7.50%) RESTful
7 9 (5.63%) REST
8 8 (5.00%) XSLT
9 7 (4.38%) CSS
9 7 (4.38%) Spring
9 7 (4.38%) HTML5
9 7 (4.38%) Gherkin
10 6 (3.75%) Sass
11 5 (3.13%) Android SDK
12 4 (2.50%) AngularJS
12 4 (2.50%) Middleware
13 3 (1.88%) JMS
13 3 (1.88%) Velocity
13 3 (1.88%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.88%) Open Source
3 8 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.00%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (3.75%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.50%) Streaming Video
5 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.88%) STB
6 3 (1.88%) IPTV
7 2 (1.25%) Derivative
7 2 (1.25%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.25%) User Experience
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) iPad
8 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.13%) Android
2 26 (16.25%) Apple iOS
3 17 (10.63%) Linux
4 7 (4.38%) UNIX
5 5 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (76.25%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (50.00%) BDD
3 65 (40.63%) Test Automation
4 63 (39.38%) TDD
5 47 (29.38%) Automation Testing
6 43 (26.88%) Test Scripting
7 41 (25.63%) Scrum
8 29 (18.13%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (18.13%) User Stories
9 24 (15.00%) E-Commerce
10 21 (13.13%) Automated Testing
11 17 (10.63%) Regression Testing
12 15 (9.38%) Integration Testing
13 14 (8.75%) OO
13 14 (8.75%) Performance Testing
14 10 (6.25%) Pair Programming
15 9 (5.63%) SOA
15 9 (5.63%) Manual Testing
15 9 (5.63%) ATDD
16 8 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (45.63%) Java
2 49 (30.63%) Ruby
3 39 (24.38%) SQL
4 24 (15.00%) C#
5 20 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.75%) Python
6 14 (8.75%) Shell Script
7 10 (6.25%) PHP
8 5 (3.13%) Groovy
9 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.88%) Perl
9 3 (1.88%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.88%) VB
10 2 (1.25%) C
10 2 (1.25%) VBScript
10 2 (1.25%) C++
11 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.63%) AWK
11 1 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (4.38%) ISEB
1 7 (4.38%) Degree
2 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (25.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 6 (3.75%) Oracle
1 6 (3.75%) HP
2 4 (2.50%) Green Hat
3 2 (1.25%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.63%) Sybase
4 1 (0.63%) CA
4 1 (0.63%) Apple
4 1 (0.63%) VMware
4 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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