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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 331 330 328
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 67 63 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 30
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 11 £375 - 6
Wimbledon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 96 (66.67%) Selenium
2 89 (61.81%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (50.69%) BDD
4 56 (38.89%) Java
5 54 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 54 (37.50%) WebDriver
6 47 (32.64%) SQL
7 46 (31.94%) Automation Testing
8 41 (28.47%) Scrum
9 40 (27.78%) Test Automation
10 39 (27.08%) TDD
11 36 (25.00%) Ruby
12 35 (24.31%) Test Scripting
13 31 (21.53%) QA
14 27 (18.75%) C#
15 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (14.58%) Web Services
16 21 (14.58%) XML
17 19 (13.19%) JIRA
18 18 (12.50%) SOAP
18 18 (12.50%) .NET
18 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
19 17 (11.81%) Automated Testing
20 16 (11.11%) REST
20 16 (11.11%) SpecFlow
20 16 (11.11%) PHP
21 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
22 14 (9.72%) Calabash
22 14 (9.72%) User Stories
22 14 (9.72%) E-Commerce

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
1 3 (2.08%) Confluence
1 3 (2.08%) CMS
1 3 (2.08%) IIS
2 2 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (1.39%) Joomla!
2 2 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.69%) Drupal
3 1 (0.69%) uiautomator
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (3.47%) FTP
3 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.08%) Bluetooth
4 2 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.25%) MySQL
2 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.08%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (2.08%) DB2
4 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 96 (66.67%) Selenium
2 54 (37.50%) Cucumber
2 54 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 19 (13.19%) JIRA
4 16 (11.11%) SpecFlow
5 15 (10.42%) Jenkins
6 14 (9.72%) Calabash
6 14 (9.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 14 (9.72%) JMeter
7 12 (8.33%) SoapUI
8 11 (7.64%) Visual Studio
9 10 (6.94%) Subversion
9 10 (6.94%) Appium
9 10 (6.94%) TeamCity
10 9 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (6.25%) Capybara
10 9 (6.25%) JUnit
11 8 (5.56%) Maven
12 6 (4.17%) NUnit
12 6 (4.17%) Behat
General
1 11 (7.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Retail
3 6 (4.17%) Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.39%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.58%) Web Services
1 21 (14.58%) XML
2 18 (12.50%) SOAP
2 18 (12.50%) .NET
3 16 (11.11%) REST
4 12 (8.33%) RESTful
5 11 (7.64%) Gherkin
6 9 (6.25%) JSON
6 9 (6.25%) HTML
7 5 (3.47%) jQuery
7 5 (3.47%) CSS
8 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.08%) Flash
8 3 (2.08%) XSLT
8 3 (2.08%) J2EE
9 2 (1.39%) COM
9 2 (1.39%) XSD
9 2 (1.39%) Android SDK
9 2 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Open Source
2 6 (4.17%) User Experience
2 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.47%) iPad
3 5 (3.47%) STB
4 4 (2.78%) Derivative
5 3 (2.08%) Over-the-Top Content
5 3 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.08%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.39%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.39%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.39%) iPhone
7 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.03%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.64%) Android
2 11 (7.64%) Linux
3 7 (4.86%) UNIX
4 5 (3.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (61.81%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (50.69%) BDD
3 46 (31.94%) Automation Testing
4 41 (28.47%) Scrum
5 40 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 39 (27.08%) TDD
7 35 (24.31%) Test Scripting
8 22 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (11.81%) Automated Testing
10 14 (9.72%) User Stories
10 14 (9.72%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.94%) Software Testing
11 10 (6.94%) Kanban
11 10 (6.94%) Security Testing
12 9 (6.25%) Manual Testing
12 9 (6.25%) OO
12 9 (6.25%) MVC
13 8 (5.56%) Agile Testing
13 8 (5.56%) Performance Testing
14 7 (4.86%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.89%) Java
2 47 (32.64%) SQL
3 36 (25.00%) Ruby
4 27 (18.75%) C#
5 18 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.11%) PHP
7 13 (9.03%) Python
8 6 (4.17%) Groovy
9 5 (3.47%) C++
9 5 (3.47%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.39%) Perl
10 2 (1.39%) VBScript
10 2 (1.39%) XPath
11 1 (0.69%) Scala
11 1 (0.69%) VB
11 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) ISEB
2 8 (5.56%) Degree
3 7 (4.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (21.53%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (6.25%) Oracle
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.47%) HP
3 3 (2.08%) Endeca
3 3 (2.08%) ATG
4 2 (1.39%) Apple
4 2 (1.39%) Google
4 2 (1.39%) hybris
4 2 (1.39%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.69%) Telerik
5 1 (0.69%) Perforce
5 1 (0.69%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.69%) Remedy
5 1 (0.69%) BMC
5 1 (0.69%) Sybase
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