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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 345 366 318
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 84 55 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 35 83
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £322 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 - -
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
20644 21057 21495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 94.65% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 14520 15143
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 393 382
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +38 6 £440 +16.55% 5
Croydon -12 4 £378 - 1
Ealing - 1 £330 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (57.04%) Selenium
3 63 (46.67%) BDD
4 62 (45.93%) Cucumber
5 61 (45.19%) Java
6 45 (33.33%) Scrum
7 44 (32.59%) Ruby
8 43 (31.85%) Test Automation
8 43 (31.85%) WebDriver
9 42 (31.11%) Automation Testing
10 40 (29.63%) QA
11 33 (24.44%) JIRA
12 30 (22.22%) Functional Testing
13 29 (21.48%) JavaScript
14 27 (20.00%) TDD
15 26 (19.26%) SQL
16 23 (17.04%) XML
16 23 (17.04%) Test Scripting
17 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (15.56%) Jenkins
17 21 (15.56%) C#
18 19 (14.07%) Finance
18 19 (14.07%) Performance Testing
18 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
19 18 (13.33%) Unix
20 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
20 17 (12.59%) Calabash
21 16 (11.85%) Capybara
21 16 (11.85%) JSON
21 16 (11.85%) JMeter

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 10 (7.41%) Confluence
2 3 (2.22%) Apache
2 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) JBoss
4 1 (0.74%) Node.js
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Magento
1 2 (1.48%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.74%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.15%) HTTP
2 4 (2.96%) Internet
3 3 (2.22%) Extranet
3 3 (2.22%) Intranet
4 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.96%) Big Data
2 3 (2.22%) DB2
2 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.48%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 77 (57.04%) Selenium
2 62 (45.93%) Cucumber
3 43 (31.85%) WebDriver
4 33 (24.44%) JIRA
5 21 (15.56%) Jenkins
6 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
7 17 (12.59%) Calabash
8 16 (11.85%) Capybara
8 16 (11.85%) JMeter
9 13 (9.63%) SoapUI
10 12 (8.89%) Appium
10 12 (8.89%) Subversion
11 10 (7.41%) Protractor
12 9 (6.67%) Gatling
12 9 (6.67%) SpecFlow
13 8 (5.93%) HP UFT
13 8 (5.93%) Jasmine
13 8 (5.93%) JUnit
13 8 (5.93%) LoadRunner
13 8 (5.93%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (14.07%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Banking
3 5 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Front Office
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) XML
2 16 (11.85%) JSON
3 15 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 14 (10.37%) Web Services
5 13 (9.63%) .NET
6 12 (8.89%) HTML
7 11 (8.15%) REST
7 11 (8.15%) RESTful
8 9 (6.67%) SOAP
9 2 (1.48%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.48%) Behat
9 2 (1.48%) CSS
9 2 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.48%) SailPoint
9 2 (1.48%) XSLT
10 1 (0.74%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.74%) Flash
10 1 (0.74%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.74%) React
10 1 (0.74%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.48%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.48%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.48%) iPhone
3 2 (1.48%) IVR
3 2 (1.48%) Learning Management System
3 2 (1.48%) User Experience
3 2 (1.48%) Wiki
4 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.74%) Derivative
4 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.74%) IPTV
4 1 (0.74%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (0.74%) STB
4 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.33%) Unix
2 13 (9.63%) Linux
3 10 (7.41%) Android
4 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.70%) Windows
6 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.74%) Solaris
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (46.67%) BDD
3 45 (33.33%) Scrum
4 43 (31.85%) Test Automation
5 42 (31.11%) Automation Testing
6 30 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 27 (20.00%) TDD
8 23 (17.04%) Test Scripting
9 21 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (14.07%) Performance Testing
11 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
12 15 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (10.37%) OO
14 13 (9.63%) Automated Testing
15 12 (8.89%) Manual Testing
16 11 (8.15%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 11 (8.15%) Open Source
17 10 (7.41%) API Testing
18 9 (6.67%) OOP
18 9 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (45.19%) Java
2 44 (32.59%) Ruby
3 29 (21.48%) JavaScript
4 26 (19.26%) SQL
5 21 (15.56%) C#
6 12 (8.89%) Python
7 8 (5.93%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.44%) Perl
9 5 (3.70%) C
10 4 (2.96%) Groovy
11 3 (2.22%) PHP
11 3 (2.22%) VB
12 2 (1.48%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.48%) VBA
12 2 (1.48%) VBScript
13 1 (0.74%) C++
13 1 (0.74%) Jython
13 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.19%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) ISEB
4 3 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (29.63%) QA
2 7 (5.19%) SDET
3 2 (1.48%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (5.19%) SOASTA, Inc
1 7 (5.19%) VMware
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle
3 4 (2.96%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.96%) HP
3 4 (2.96%) IBM
4 2 (1.48%) Charles River
4 2 (1.48%) hybris
5 1 (0.74%) ATG
5 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.74%) Demandware
5 1 (0.74%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.74%) Telerik
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £380 per day
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