The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 330 340 405
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +65
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 82 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.18% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.19% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 12
Average daily rate £375 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% -7.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22435 20070 25951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.63% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15537 13598 16683
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 415 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Automation Tester
England

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 2014.

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 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 29 £350 -2.77% 5
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 115 (79.31%) Selenium
2 72 (49.66%) Cucumber
3 67 (46.21%) TDD
4 64 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (43.45%) Java
5 63 (43.45%) BDD
5 63 (43.45%) WebDriver
6 62 (42.76%) Test Automation
7 57 (39.31%) QA
8 50 (34.48%) Ruby
9 45 (31.03%) C#
10 42 (28.97%) SQL
10 42 (28.97%) Automation Testing
11 39 (26.90%) Scrum
12 36 (24.83%) Test Scripting
13 35 (24.14%) Web Services
14 31 (21.38%) Finance
15 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
16 27 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (17.93%) Jenkins
17 26 (17.93%) XML
18 24 (16.55%) WATIR
19 21 (14.48%) JavaScript
20 20 (13.79%) HTML
20 20 (13.79%) Integration Testing
21 18 (12.41%) Open Source
21 18 (12.41%) JBehave
22 17 (11.72%) SpecFlow
22 17 (11.72%) JSON
22 17 (11.72%) .NET

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (2.76%) Confluence
2 3 (2.07%) Node.js
2 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.38%) Drupal
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Office
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.28%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.76%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 115 (79.31%) Selenium
2 72 (49.66%) Cucumber
3 63 (43.45%) WebDriver
4 26 (17.93%) Jenkins
5 24 (16.55%) WATIR
6 18 (12.41%) JBehave
7 17 (11.72%) SpecFlow
8 16 (11.03%) CruiseControl
9 15 (10.34%) JMeter
9 15 (10.34%) Maven
9 15 (10.34%) FitNesse
9 15 (10.34%) SoapUI
10 14 (9.66%) JIRA
10 14 (9.66%) Calabash
11 13 (8.97%) Git (software)
12 10 (6.90%) TeamCity
12 10 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (6.21%) JUnit
13 9 (6.21%) Subversion
14 8 (5.52%) Ant
General
1 31 (21.38%) Finance
2 9 (6.21%) Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Marketing
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Publishing
5 3 (2.07%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.07%) Local Government
6 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.38%) Front Office
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (24.14%) Web Services
2 26 (17.93%) XML
3 20 (13.79%) HTML
4 17 (11.72%) .NET
4 17 (11.72%) JSON
5 15 (10.34%) SOAP
6 13 (8.97%) RESTful
7 10 (6.90%) XSLT
8 8 (5.52%) REST
8 8 (5.52%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.45%) HTML5
9 5 (3.45%) CSS
10 4 (2.76%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.76%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.76%) WCF
10 4 (2.76%) WPF
11 3 (2.07%) Sass
11 3 (2.07%) Middleware
12 2 (1.38%) Ajax
12 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Open Source
2 15 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.28%) Client/Server
4 10 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.76%) IPTV
6 4 (2.76%) Video on Demand
7 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.28%) Linux
1 12 (8.28%) Apple iOS
2 11 (7.59%) Android
3 5 (3.45%) UNIX
4 3 (2.07%) Windows
5 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (46.21%) TDD
2 64 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (43.45%) BDD
4 62 (42.76%) Test Automation
5 42 (28.97%) Automation Testing
6 39 (26.90%) Scrum
7 36 (24.83%) Test Scripting
8 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
9 27 (18.62%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (13.79%) Integration Testing
11 15 (10.34%) E-Commerce
12 12 (8.28%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.59%) Regression Testing
14 10 (6.90%) SOA
14 10 (6.90%) Pair Programming
14 10 (6.90%) User Stories
15 9 (6.21%) Manual Testing
15 9 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (5.52%) Test Strategy
16 8 (5.52%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.45%) Java
2 50 (34.48%) Ruby
3 45 (31.03%) C#
4 42 (28.97%) SQL
5 21 (14.48%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.97%) Shell Script
7 11 (7.59%) Python
8 6 (4.14%) Groovy
8 6 (4.14%) F#
8 6 (4.14%) PHP
9 4 (2.76%) XPath
9 4 (2.76%) XQuery
10 3 (2.07%) C++
11 2 (1.38%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.69%) sed
12 1 (0.69%) AWK
12 1 (0.69%) Perl
12 1 (0.69%) VBScript
12 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) ISEB
2 8 (5.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) Degree
5 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (39.31%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (6.90%) Oracle
2 5 (3.45%) Green Hat
3 3 (2.07%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.38%) HP
4 2 (1.38%) VMware
4 2 (1.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.69%) IBM
5 1 (0.69%) Zend
5 1 (0.69%) Xamarin
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