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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 332 315 342
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 66 76 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.35% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.37% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £238
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +34.73%
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
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 March 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 March 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 9 £350 - 4
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 85 (62.04%) Selenium
2 82 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (49.64%) BDD
4 52 (37.96%) Java
5 50 (36.50%) Cucumber
6 47 (34.31%) WebDriver
7 46 (33.58%) Scrum
8 44 (32.12%) Ruby
9 39 (28.47%) SQL
9 39 (28.47%) Automation Testing
10 38 (27.74%) Test Automation
11 34 (24.82%) Test Scripting
12 33 (24.09%) TDD
13 30 (21.90%) QA
14 23 (16.79%) C#
15 22 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (15.33%) XML
17 20 (14.60%) Web Services
18 19 (13.87%) Automated Testing
18 19 (13.87%) JIRA
19 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
20 17 (12.41%) PHP
21 16 (11.68%) SOAP
21 16 (11.68%) QuickTest Pro
22 15 (10.95%) Calabash
22 15 (10.95%) Jenkins
23 14 (10.22%) REST
23 14 (10.22%) Python
23 14 (10.22%) E-Commerce
23 14 (10.22%) .NET

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (3.65%) CMS
2 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.19%) IIS
2 3 (2.19%) Confluence
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.46%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.46%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.73%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) HTTP
2 7 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.65%) FTP
4 4 (2.92%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.19%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) MySQL
2 3 (2.19%) DB2
2 3 (2.19%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 85 (62.04%) Selenium
2 50 (36.50%) Cucumber
3 47 (34.31%) WebDriver
4 19 (13.87%) JIRA
5 16 (11.68%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (10.95%) Calabash
6 15 (10.95%) Jenkins
7 14 (10.22%) JMeter
8 13 (9.49%) SpecFlow
9 11 (8.03%) JUnit
9 11 (8.03%) Capybara
9 11 (8.03%) SoapUI
10 10 (7.30%) TeamCity
11 9 (6.57%) Visual Studio
11 9 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (5.84%) Appium
12 8 (5.84%) Subversion
12 8 (5.84%) Maven
13 6 (4.38%) Behat
13 6 (4.38%) NUnit
General
1 11 (8.03%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Retail
3 7 (5.11%) Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.92%) Games
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.33%) XML
2 20 (14.60%) Web Services
3 16 (11.68%) SOAP
4 14 (10.22%) REST
4 14 (10.22%) .NET
5 11 (8.03%) Gherkin
6 9 (6.57%) HTML
6 9 (6.57%) RESTful
6 9 (6.57%) JSON
7 5 (3.65%) CSS
7 5 (3.65%) jQuery
8 3 (2.19%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.19%) J2EE
8 3 (2.19%) XSLT
8 3 (2.19%) Flash
9 2 (1.46%) Android SDK
9 2 (1.46%) WCF
9 2 (1.46%) Middleware
9 2 (1.46%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Open Source
2 7 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.38%) User Experience
3 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.65%) iPad
5 4 (2.92%) Digital Media
5 4 (2.92%) STB
6 3 (2.19%) Video on Demand
6 3 (2.19%) Derivative
6 3 (2.19%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.46%) iPhone
7 2 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.46%) Streaming Media
7 2 (1.46%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.73%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.73%) Equities
8 1 (0.73%) IPTV
8 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.03%) Linux
1 11 (8.03%) Apple iOS
2 10 (7.30%) Android
3 7 (5.11%) Windows
4 6 (4.38%) UNIX
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (59.85%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (49.64%) BDD
3 46 (33.58%) Scrum
4 39 (28.47%) Automation Testing
5 38 (27.74%) Test Automation
6 34 (24.82%) Test Scripting
7 33 (24.09%) TDD
8 22 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (13.87%) Automated Testing
10 14 (10.22%) E-Commerce
11 12 (8.76%) User Stories
11 12 (8.76%) Regression Testing
12 11 (8.03%) Kanban
13 10 (7.30%) Software Testing
14 9 (6.57%) Security Testing
15 8 (5.84%) System Testing
15 8 (5.84%) MVC
16 7 (5.11%) V-Model
16 7 (5.11%) Performance Testing
17 6 (4.38%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (37.96%) Java
2 44 (32.12%) Ruby
3 39 (28.47%) SQL
4 23 (16.79%) C#
5 18 (13.14%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.41%) PHP
7 14 (10.22%) Python
8 6 (4.38%) Groovy
9 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.92%) C++
10 2 (1.46%) VBScript
10 2 (1.46%) XPath
11 1 (0.73%) VB
11 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.73%) Perl
11 1 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) Degree
2 11 (8.03%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.30%) ISEB
4 9 (6.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.92%) HND
7 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (21.90%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.84%) Oracle
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.19%) ATG
3 3 (2.19%) Endeca
3 3 (2.19%) HP
4 2 (1.46%) hybris
4 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.46%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.46%) Apple
4 2 (1.46%) Google
5 1 (0.73%) Perforce
5 1 (0.73%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.73%) Telerik
5 1 (0.73%) Sybase
5 1 (0.73%) Remedy
5 1 (0.73%) BMC
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