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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / London
Rank 314 368 333
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 93 48 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.23% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.24% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 63
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
18312 20065 20017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.11% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13122 14196 14113
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 305 329
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -11.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 0 13 £473 +18.12% 3
Osterley - 2 - -
Greenwich - 2 £418 -
Croydon -6 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 127 (67.20%) Selenium
2 114 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (39.68%) Cucumber
4 70 (37.04%) BDD
5 64 (33.86%) Test Automation
5 64 (33.86%) Java
6 58 (30.69%) WebDriver
7 51 (26.98%) Automation Testing
8 45 (23.81%) TDD
9 44 (23.28%) QA
10 43 (22.75%) Automated Testing
11 42 (22.22%) Jenkins
12 41 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (21.16%) Scrum
13 40 (21.16%) C#
14 37 (19.58%) JIRA
15 33 (17.46%) JavaScript
16 30 (15.87%) SQL
16 30 (15.87%) SpecFlow
17 28 (14.81%) Gherkin
17 28 (14.81%) Functional Testing
17 28 (14.81%) Test Scripting
18 27 (14.29%) Linux
18 27 (14.29%) Ruby
19 24 (12.70%) Regression Testing
19 24 (12.70%) REST
19 24 (12.70%) SoapUI
20 23 (12.17%) Python
21 22 (11.64%) SOAP
21 22 (11.64%) Test Strategy

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 8 (4.23%) CMS
2 7 (3.70%) Confluence
3 5 (2.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.53%) MS Office
1 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.35%) GitHub
2 9 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.65%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.06%) Big Data
3 2 (1.06%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.53%) Redis
4 1 (0.53%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 127 (67.20%) Selenium
2 75 (39.68%) Cucumber
3 58 (30.69%) WebDriver
4 42 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 37 (19.58%) JIRA
6 30 (15.87%) SpecFlow
7 24 (12.70%) SoapUI
8 21 (11.11%) Git (software)
8 21 (11.11%) TeamCity
9 18 (9.52%) JUnit
10 16 (8.47%) HP UFT
11 15 (7.94%) Protractor
12 12 (6.35%) NUnit
13 8 (4.23%) CruiseControl
13 8 (4.23%) Hudson
13 8 (4.23%) JMeter
13 8 (4.23%) Maven
13 8 (4.23%) Mocha
13 8 (4.23%) Visual Studio
14 6 (3.17%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (10.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.29%) Banking
3 7 (3.70%) Retail
4 4 (2.12%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.59%) Publishing
6 2 (1.06%) Electronics
6 2 (1.06%) Games
6 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) iGaming
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.81%) Gherkin
2 24 (12.70%) REST
3 22 (11.64%) SOAP
4 19 (10.05%) Web Services
5 17 (8.99%) JSON
6 16 (8.47%) .NET
7 15 (7.94%) Node.js
7 15 (7.94%) RESTful
8 13 (6.88%) HTML
8 13 (6.88%) XML
9 10 (5.29%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.29%) Spring
10 8 (4.23%) Chai
11 7 (3.70%) CSS
12 4 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (2.12%) Hibernate
12 4 (2.12%) HTML5
12 4 (2.12%) JMS
12 4 (2.12%) Swagger
13 3 (1.59%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.59%) Fintech
3 3 (1.59%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.06%) Equities
4 2 (1.06%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.53%) Contactless
5 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.53%) iPad
5 1 (0.53%) IVR
5 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.53%) Replication
5 1 (0.53%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.29%) Linux
2 18 (9.52%) Unix
3 6 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.65%) Android
5 4 (2.12%) Windows
6 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (60.32%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (37.04%) BDD
3 64 (33.86%) Test Automation
4 51 (26.98%) Automation Testing
5 45 (23.81%) TDD
6 43 (22.75%) Automated Testing
7 41 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (21.16%) Scrum
9 28 (14.81%) Functional Testing
9 28 (14.81%) Test Scripting
10 24 (12.70%) Regression Testing
11 22 (11.64%) Test Strategy
12 20 (10.58%) Open Source
13 18 (9.52%) API Testing
13 18 (9.52%) Kanban
14 17 (8.99%) Performance Testing
14 17 (8.99%) Software Testing
15 16 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
16 15 (7.94%) Exploratory Testing
16 15 (7.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.86%) Java
2 40 (21.16%) C#
3 33 (17.46%) JavaScript
4 30 (15.87%) SQL
5 27 (14.29%) Ruby
6 23 (12.17%) Python
7 16 (8.47%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.29%) PHP
9 5 (2.65%) VBScript
10 4 (2.12%) Perl
10 4 (2.12%) VB
11 3 (1.59%) Groovy
12 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.06%) C++
12 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.06%) Scala
13 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (6.88%) ISTQB
2 8 (4.23%) ISEB
3 7 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (3.70%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.12%) Degree
6 3 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (23.28%) QA
2 11 (5.82%) SDET
3 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.12%) Rancher
2 3 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.59%) Puppet
3 2 (1.06%) Ansible
3 2 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.53%) Ambari
4 1 (0.53%) Grafana
4 1 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.53%) StatsD
Vendors
1 15 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.17%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.65%) Oracle
4 4 (2.12%) Green Hat
5 3 (1.59%) SAP
6 2 (1.06%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.06%) IBM
6 2 (1.06%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.53%) Apple
7 1 (0.53%) ATG
7 1 (0.53%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.53%) Splunk
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