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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 353 323 338
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 49 81 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.39% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 66 31
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
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
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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
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 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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
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 -8 4 £350 - 4
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 74 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
1 74 (57.81%) Selenium
2 66 (51.56%) BDD
3 48 (37.50%) Java
4 44 (34.38%) Scrum
5 42 (32.81%) Cucumber
6 39 (30.47%) Ruby
7 38 (29.69%) WebDriver
8 36 (28.13%) Automation Testing
9 34 (26.56%) Test Automation
9 34 (26.56%) SQL
10 30 (23.44%) Test Scripting
11 28 (21.88%) QA
11 28 (21.88%) TDD
12 22 (17.19%) C#
13 21 (16.41%) XML
14 19 (14.84%) JIRA
15 18 (14.06%) Automated Testing
16 17 (13.28%) Web Services
16 17 (13.28%) JavaScript
16 17 (13.28%) PHP
16 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (11.72%) E-Commerce
18 14 (10.94%) Python
18 14 (10.94%) SOAP
18 14 (10.94%) SpecFlow
19 13 (10.16%) Calabash
19 13 (10.16%) QuickTest Pro
20 12 (9.38%) Degree
20 12 (9.38%) JMeter

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 4 (3.13%) CMS
2 3 (2.34%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (2.34%) Confluence
3 2 (1.56%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (1.56%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.56%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.56%) IIS
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Project
1 1 (0.78%) MS Office
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) HTTP
2 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.91%) FTP
4 4 (3.13%) Wireshark
5 3 (2.34%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) MySQL
2 3 (2.34%) DB2
2 3 (2.34%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 74 (57.81%) Selenium
2 42 (32.81%) Cucumber
3 38 (29.69%) WebDriver
4 19 (14.84%) JIRA
5 14 (10.94%) SpecFlow
6 13 (10.16%) QuickTest Pro
6 13 (10.16%) Calabash
7 12 (9.38%) JMeter
8 11 (8.59%) JUnit
8 11 (8.59%) SoapUI
8 11 (8.59%) Jenkins
9 10 (7.81%) Capybara
9 10 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (7.03%) TeamCity
10 9 (7.03%) Visual Studio
11 8 (6.25%) Maven
12 7 (5.47%) Behat
12 7 (5.47%) Subversion
13 6 (4.69%) Appium
14 5 (3.91%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (7.81%) Finance
1 10 (7.81%) Retail
2 6 (4.69%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.34%) Games
4 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.41%) XML
2 17 (13.28%) Web Services
3 14 (10.94%) SOAP
4 11 (8.59%) .NET
4 11 (8.59%) REST
5 10 (7.81%) Gherkin
6 8 (6.25%) RESTful
6 8 (6.25%) HTML
6 8 (6.25%) JSON
7 5 (3.91%) CSS
7 5 (3.91%) jQuery
8 3 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.34%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.34%) J2EE
8 3 (2.34%) Flash
9 2 (1.56%) Middleware
9 2 (1.56%) WCF
9 2 (1.56%) WPF
9 2 (1.56%) COM
9 2 (1.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Open Source
2 8 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.91%) User Experience
4 5 (3.91%) STB
5 4 (3.13%) iPad
5 4 (3.13%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.34%) Derivative
7 2 (1.56%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.56%) iPhone
7 2 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.78%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.78%) Equities
8 1 (0.78%) W3C
8 1 (0.78%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.78%) IPTV
8 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.59%) Linux
2 9 (7.03%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.47%) Android
3 7 (5.47%) UNIX
4 6 (4.69%) Windows
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (51.56%) BDD
3 44 (34.38%) Scrum
4 36 (28.13%) Automation Testing
5 34 (26.56%) Test Automation
6 30 (23.44%) Test Scripting
7 28 (21.88%) TDD
8 18 (14.06%) Automated Testing
9 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (11.72%) E-Commerce
11 11 (8.59%) Kanban
12 10 (7.81%) User Stories
12 10 (7.81%) Regression Testing
13 9 (7.03%) Software Testing
13 9 (7.03%) Security Testing
13 9 (7.03%) System Testing
14 7 (5.47%) V-Model
14 7 (5.47%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (3.91%) Integration Testing
15 5 (3.91%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.50%) Java
2 39 (30.47%) Ruby
3 34 (26.56%) SQL
4 22 (17.19%) C#
5 17 (13.28%) JavaScript
5 17 (13.28%) PHP
6 14 (10.94%) Python
7 6 (4.69%) Groovy
8 4 (3.13%) C++
9 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.56%) XPath
10 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.56%) VBScript
11 1 (0.78%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) Degree
2 10 (7.81%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (7.03%) ISEB
4 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.13%) HND
5 4 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (21.88%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.03%) Oracle
2 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.34%) ATG
3 3 (2.34%) Endeca
4 2 (1.56%) Google
4 2 (1.56%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.56%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.56%) hybris
4 2 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (0.78%) Apple
5 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.78%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.78%) Perforce
5 1 (0.78%) Telerik
5 1 (0.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.78%) Tradeweb