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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 367 332 350
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 43 83 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.34% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.37% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 70 29
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£400 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
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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
20623 22454 20413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.46% 92.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14160 15529 13843
Average daily rate £445 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 400 421
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -6 3 £369 +5.35% 4
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 68 (58.12%) Selenium
2 67 (57.26%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (47.01%) BDD
4 46 (39.32%) Java
5 43 (36.75%) Scrum
6 37 (31.62%) Cucumber
6 37 (31.62%) WebDriver
7 34 (29.06%) Ruby
8 32 (27.35%) Test Automation
8 32 (27.35%) Automation Testing
9 28 (23.93%) Test Scripting
10 27 (23.08%) SQL
11 25 (21.37%) TDD
12 23 (19.66%) QA
13 20 (17.09%) C#
14 16 (13.68%) JIRA
15 15 (12.82%) PHP
15 15 (12.82%) XML
15 15 (12.82%) Python
15 15 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (11.97%) Automated Testing
17 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
17 13 (11.11%) SOAP
18 12 (10.26%) JMeter
18 12 (10.26%) Calabash
18 12 (10.26%) Gherkin
19 11 (9.40%) SoapUI
19 11 (9.40%) SpecFlow
19 11 (9.40%) Kanban
19 11 (9.40%) Software Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.42%) CMS
2 3 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.71%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.71%) Confluence
3 2 (1.71%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.71%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.71%) IIS
3 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Project
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) HTTP
2 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.27%) FTP
4 4 (3.42%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.56%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) MySQL
2 2 (1.71%) DB2
2 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.71%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 68 (58.12%) Selenium
2 37 (31.62%) WebDriver
2 37 (31.62%) Cucumber
3 16 (13.68%) JIRA
4 12 (10.26%) JMeter
4 12 (10.26%) Calabash
5 11 (9.40%) JUnit
5 11 (9.40%) SoapUI
5 11 (9.40%) SpecFlow
6 10 (8.55%) Jenkins
7 9 (7.69%) Capybara
8 8 (6.84%) Behat
8 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (6.84%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (5.98%) Maven
10 6 (5.13%) Subversion
10 6 (5.13%) Visual Studio
10 6 (5.13%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.27%) JBehave
11 5 (4.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 9 (7.69%) Retail
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Games
4 3 (2.56%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) XML
2 13 (11.11%) SOAP
3 12 (10.26%) Gherkin
4 11 (9.40%) Web Services
5 9 (7.69%) .NET
5 9 (7.69%) REST
6 8 (6.84%) JSON
7 6 (5.13%) RESTful
8 4 (3.42%) HTML
9 3 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.56%) COM
10 2 (1.71%) CSS
10 2 (1.71%) J2EE
10 2 (1.71%) XSD
10 2 (1.71%) XSLT
10 2 (1.71%) Flash
10 2 (1.71%) Middleware
10 2 (1.71%) WCF
10 2 (1.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Open Source
2 8 (6.84%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.27%) STB
3 5 (4.27%) User Experience
4 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.42%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.56%) iPad
6 2 (1.71%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.71%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.71%) Derivative
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.85%) IPTV
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.85%) W3C
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.85%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.40%) Linux
2 8 (6.84%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.98%) Android
4 6 (5.13%) UNIX
5 5 (4.27%) Windows
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (1.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (57.26%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (47.01%) BDD
3 43 (36.75%) Scrum
4 32 (27.35%) Test Automation
4 32 (27.35%) Automation Testing
5 28 (23.93%) Test Scripting
6 25 (21.37%) TDD
7 15 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (11.97%) Automated Testing
9 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 11 (9.40%) Software Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Kanban
11 10 (8.55%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.69%) Security Testing
13 8 (6.84%) System Testing
13 8 (6.84%) User Stories
14 7 (5.98%) V-Model
14 7 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (5.13%) Manual Testing
16 5 (4.27%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (39.32%) Java
2 34 (29.06%) Ruby
3 27 (23.08%) SQL
4 20 (17.09%) C#
5 15 (12.82%) PHP
5 15 (12.82%) Python
6 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.98%) Groovy
8 4 (3.42%) C++
9 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.71%) VBScript
9 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.71%) XPath
10 1 (0.85%) Scala
10 1 (0.85%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 9 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 7 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.98%) ISEB
4 5 (4.27%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.42%) HND
5 4 (3.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.66%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (6.84%) Oracle
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.56%) ATG
3 3 (2.56%) Endeca
4 2 (1.71%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.71%) hybris
4 2 (1.71%) HP
5 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.85%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.85%) Perforce
5 1 (0.85%) IBM
5 1 (0.85%) Tableau
5 1 (0.85%) Google
5 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.85%) Tradeweb
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