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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 353 333 361
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 48 79 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.22% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.38% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 70 23
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£404 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
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
20291 20920 20082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.13% 92.90% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14069 14721 13539
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 374 444
Average hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -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 1 June 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 1 June 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 -15 4 £309 -18.21% 3
Croydon - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 61 (53.51%) Selenium
2 57 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (41.23%) BDD
4 44 (38.60%) Java
5 34 (29.82%) Cucumber
6 32 (28.07%) Test Automation
7 31 (27.19%) Scrum
8 30 (26.32%) WebDriver
9 27 (23.68%) QA
10 25 (21.93%) Ruby
10 25 (21.93%) Automation Testing
11 23 (20.18%) Test Scripting
12 22 (19.30%) TDD
13 20 (17.54%) SQL
14 19 (16.67%) E-Commerce
14 19 (16.67%) SoapUI
15 18 (15.79%) Web Services
16 16 (14.04%) SOAP
16 16 (14.04%) Python
16 16 (14.04%) Gherkin
17 15 (13.16%) Groovy
17 15 (13.16%) JSON
17 15 (13.16%) JIRA
18 14 (12.28%) C#
18 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
19 13 (11.40%) XML
19 13 (11.40%) Automated Testing
20 12 (10.53%) JUnit
20 12 (10.53%) PHP
21 10 (8.77%) Regression Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 4 (3.51%) CMS
2 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.75%) Confluence
3 2 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.75%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.75%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.26%) HTTP
3 4 (3.51%) Wireshark
4 3 (2.63%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.63%) FTP
4 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.63%) MySQL
2 2 (1.75%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 61 (53.51%) Selenium
2 34 (29.82%) Cucumber
3 30 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 19 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 15 (13.16%) JIRA
6 12 (10.53%) JUnit
7 9 (7.89%) JMeter
7 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
8 8 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (6.14%) JBehave
9 7 (6.14%) Capybara
9 7 (6.14%) Calabash
9 7 (6.14%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.14%) Behat
10 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
11 4 (3.51%) RSpec
11 4 (3.51%) Jasmine
12 3 (2.63%) Subversion
12 3 (2.63%) Maven
12 3 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
1 10 (8.77%) Retail
2 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Games
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.79%) Web Services
2 16 (14.04%) SOAP
2 16 (14.04%) Gherkin
3 15 (13.16%) JSON
4 13 (11.40%) XML
5 8 (7.02%) .NET
6 7 (6.14%) REST
7 5 (4.39%) RESTful
8 4 (3.51%) HTML
9 3 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.63%) WSDL
10 2 (1.75%) Middleware
10 2 (1.75%) Flash
10 2 (1.75%) J2EE
10 2 (1.75%) XSL
10 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.88%) Spring
11 1 (0.88%) WPF
11 1 (0.88%) COM
11 1 (0.88%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.51%) User Experience
2 4 (3.51%) STB
3 3 (2.63%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Derivative
5 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Wiki
5 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.88%) W3C
5 1 (0.88%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.88%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) Linux
2 8 (7.02%) Android
3 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (41.23%) BDD
3 32 (28.07%) Test Automation
4 31 (27.19%) Scrum
5 25 (21.93%) Automation Testing
6 23 (20.18%) Test Scripting
7 22 (19.30%) TDD
8 19 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (11.40%) Automated Testing
11 10 (8.77%) Regression Testing
11 10 (8.77%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.77%) Integration Testing
12 9 (7.89%) Open Source
13 8 (7.02%) Kanban
13 8 (7.02%) V-Model
13 8 (7.02%) OO
13 8 (7.02%) Use Case
14 7 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (6.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.60%) Java
2 25 (21.93%) Ruby
3 20 (17.54%) SQL
4 16 (14.04%) Python
5 15 (13.16%) Groovy
6 14 (12.28%) C#
7 12 (10.53%) PHP
8 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.63%) VBA
9 3 (2.63%) C++
10 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.75%) XPath
11 1 (0.88%) VBScript
11 1 (0.88%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.77%) Degree
2 8 (7.02%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.14%) DV Cleared
3 7 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (3.51%) ISEB
4 4 (3.51%) HND
5 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (23.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.39%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle
2 3 (2.63%) HP
2 3 (2.63%) hybris
3 2 (1.75%) Sitecore
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.88%) Tradeweb
4 1 (0.88%) Venda
4 1 (0.88%) Tableau
Central London / West End
JWResource
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 27 days ago