The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 333 336 354
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 95 88 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.41% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 65 73
Median daily rate £408 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £278 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
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
20369 21455 22394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.70% 95.10% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14568 15175 16149
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 346 436
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the London region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 17 £417 +11.26% 4
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 123 (62.76%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (59.69%) Selenium
3 97 (49.49%) Java
4 91 (46.43%) Cucumber
5 64 (32.65%) BDD
6 58 (29.59%) Scrum
7 54 (27.55%) Test Automation
8 52 (26.53%) WebDriver
9 50 (25.51%) Automation Testing
10 48 (24.49%) Automated Testing
11 47 (23.98%) Jenkins
12 45 (22.96%) JIRA
13 43 (21.94%) SQL
14 40 (20.41%) REST
15 38 (19.39%) Test Scripting
15 38 (19.39%) C#
16 37 (18.88%) QA
17 36 (18.37%) TDD
18 35 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
19 34 (17.35%) Functional Testing
20 28 (14.29%) Regression Testing
20 28 (14.29%) JavaScript
21 27 (13.78%) Ruby
22 26 (13.27%) SpecFlow
23 25 (12.76%) SoapUI
24 24 (12.24%) Gherkin
25 23 (11.73%) Git (software)
25 23 (11.73%) JSON
25 23 (11.73%) Performance Testing
26 21 (10.71%) .NET

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (4.59%) CMS
2 5 (2.55%) Apache
2 5 (2.55%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.55%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.04%) Confluence
4 3 (1.53%) IIS
4 3 (1.53%) JBoss
4 3 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Mingle
1 2 (1.02%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.02%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.57%) GitHub
2 6 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.59%) HTTP
2 5 (2.55%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.55%) DB2
3 4 (2.04%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.53%) Big Data
4 3 (1.53%) MySQL
4 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.02%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) MS Access
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 117 (59.69%) Selenium
2 91 (46.43%) Cucumber
3 52 (26.53%) WebDriver
4 47 (23.98%) Jenkins
5 45 (22.96%) JIRA
6 26 (13.27%) SpecFlow
7 25 (12.76%) SoapUI
8 23 (11.73%) Git (software)
9 19 (9.69%) JUnit
10 16 (8.16%) JMeter
11 14 (7.14%) HP UFT
11 14 (7.14%) TeamCity
12 13 (6.63%) Appium
12 13 (6.63%) Calabash
13 12 (6.12%) Protractor
14 9 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (4.59%) Visual Studio
15 8 (4.08%) Maven
15 8 (4.08%) Mocha
15 8 (4.08%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (6.12%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Banking
3 10 (5.10%) Retail
4 4 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.02%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.41%) REST
2 24 (12.24%) Gherkin
3 23 (11.73%) JSON
4 21 (10.71%) .NET
5 19 (9.69%) Web Services
6 16 (8.16%) XML
7 13 (6.63%) HTML
7 13 (6.63%) SOAP
8 12 (6.12%) Node.js
8 12 (6.12%) RESTful
9 11 (5.61%) Chai
10 10 (5.10%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.57%) CSS
11 7 (3.57%) Spring
12 6 (3.06%) Swagger
13 5 (2.55%) OAuth
13 5 (2.55%) SAML
14 4 (2.04%) HTML5
14 4 (2.04%) JMS
15 3 (1.53%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
3 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.02%) Equities
3 2 (1.02%) Fintech
3 2 (1.02%) iPhone
4 1 (0.51%) Blog
4 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.51%) iPad
4 1 (0.51%) IVR
4 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.51%) Replication
4 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.51%) STB
4 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.69%) Linux
2 17 (8.67%) Android
3 16 (8.16%) Apple iOS
3 16 (8.16%) Unix
4 8 (4.08%) Windows
5 3 (1.53%) Solaris
6 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (62.76%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (32.65%) BDD
3 58 (29.59%) Scrum
4 54 (27.55%) Test Automation
5 50 (25.51%) Automation Testing
6 48 (24.49%) Automated Testing
7 38 (19.39%) Test Scripting
8 36 (18.37%) TDD
9 35 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (17.35%) Functional Testing
11 28 (14.29%) Regression Testing
12 23 (11.73%) Performance Testing
13 20 (10.20%) Manual Testing
14 19 (9.69%) Test Strategy
15 18 (9.18%) Exploratory Testing
16 15 (7.65%) Defect Tracking
16 15 (7.65%) Kanban
16 15 (7.65%) QA Automation
16 15 (7.65%) Software Testing
17 14 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 97 (49.49%) Java
2 43 (21.94%) SQL
3 38 (19.39%) C#
4 28 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 27 (13.78%) Ruby
6 17 (8.67%) Python
7 9 (4.59%) PHP
8 6 (3.06%) Perl
8 6 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.55%) VB
9 5 (2.55%) VBScript
10 3 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.02%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.02%) Groovy
11 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.51%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (6.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.10%) Degree
2 10 (5.10%) DV Cleared
3 9 (4.59%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.57%) ISEB
5 4 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (18.88%) QA
2 7 (3.57%) SDET
3 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.10%) IBM
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle
4 4 (2.04%) Green Hat
5 3 (1.53%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.53%) ForgeRock
5 3 (1.53%) SAP
6 2 (1.02%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.02%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.02%) hybris
6 2 (1.02%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.51%) Apple
7 1 (0.51%) Google
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) Twitter
7 1 (0.51%) VMware
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