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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 329 371 352
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 80 53 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.23% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 38 25
Average daily rate
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£383 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +43.33%
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
21269 22575 19948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.25% 93.08% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15335 15541 13354
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 397 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 16 £400 -3.03% 4
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 97 (65.54%) Selenium
2 95 (64.19%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (48.65%) BDD
4 57 (38.51%) Java
5 56 (37.84%) Cucumber
5 56 (37.84%) WebDriver
6 48 (32.43%) Automation Testing
7 45 (30.41%) Test Automation
8 43 (29.05%) TDD
9 41 (27.70%) SQL
10 40 (27.03%) Scrum
11 38 (25.68%) Test Scripting
12 37 (25.00%) Ruby
13 34 (22.97%) QA
14 26 (17.57%) C#
15 24 (16.22%) Web Services
16 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
16 23 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (14.19%) JIRA
18 20 (13.51%) XML
18 20 (13.51%) User Stories
19 19 (12.84%) PHP
20 18 (12.16%) SpecFlow
21 17 (11.49%) Jenkins
21 17 (11.49%) REST
21 17 (11.49%) Automated Testing
22 16 (10.81%) .NET
22 16 (10.81%) SOAP
22 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
22 16 (10.81%) Apple iOS

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.70%) Confluence
2 3 (2.03%) IIS
2 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.35%) uiautomator
3 2 (1.35%) Node.js
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.68%) Drupal
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.03%) FTP
3 2 (1.35%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) MySQL
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.03%) DB2
3 3 (2.03%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 97 (65.54%) Selenium
2 56 (37.84%) Cucumber
2 56 (37.84%) WebDriver
3 21 (14.19%) JIRA
4 18 (12.16%) SpecFlow
5 17 (11.49%) Jenkins
6 16 (10.81%) Calabash
7 15 (10.14%) Appium
7 15 (10.14%) JMeter
8 13 (8.78%) Subversion
8 13 (8.78%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (7.43%) TeamCity
9 11 (7.43%) Capybara
10 10 (6.76%) Visual Studio
11 9 (6.08%) SoapUI
12 8 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (5.41%) JUnit
13 7 (4.73%) Maven
13 7 (4.73%) JBehave
13 7 (4.73%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (8.11%) Banking
2 8 (5.41%) Finance
3 7 (4.73%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Front Office
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.22%) Web Services
2 20 (13.51%) XML
3 17 (11.49%) REST
4 16 (10.81%) .NET
4 16 (10.81%) SOAP
5 13 (8.78%) HTML
6 12 (8.11%) RESTful
7 11 (7.43%) Gherkin
8 9 (6.08%) CSS
9 8 (5.41%) JSON
10 7 (4.73%) jQuery
11 3 (2.03%) J2EE
11 3 (2.03%) XSLT
11 3 (2.03%) Flash
11 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
12 2 (1.35%) HTML5
12 2 (1.35%) WCF
12 2 (1.35%) Android SDK
12 2 (1.35%) Sass
12 2 (1.35%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.41%) Open Source
3 6 (4.05%) User Experience
3 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.38%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (3.38%) iPad
4 5 (3.38%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.03%) STB
5 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.03%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.03%) Derivative
6 2 (1.35%) iPhone
6 2 (1.35%) Streaming Media
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) IPTV
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.81%) Apple iOS
1 16 (10.81%) Android
2 9 (6.08%) Linux
3 8 (5.41%) UNIX
4 6 (4.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (64.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (48.65%) BDD
3 48 (32.43%) Automation Testing
4 45 (30.41%) Test Automation
5 43 (29.05%) TDD
6 40 (27.03%) Scrum
7 38 (25.68%) Test Scripting
8 23 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (13.51%) User Stories
10 17 (11.49%) Automated Testing
11 16 (10.81%) E-Commerce
12 12 (8.11%) Manual Testing
13 11 (7.43%) Software Testing
14 10 (6.76%) ATDD
15 9 (6.08%) OO
15 9 (6.08%) MVC
15 9 (6.08%) Kanban
16 8 (5.41%) Security Testing
16 8 (5.41%) Regression Testing
17 7 (4.73%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.51%) Java
2 41 (27.70%) SQL
3 37 (25.00%) Ruby
4 26 (17.57%) C#
5 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
6 19 (12.84%) PHP
7 11 (7.43%) Python
8 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.38%) Groovy
9 2 (1.35%) XPath
9 2 (1.35%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (8.78%) ISEB
2 9 (6.08%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.41%) Degree
4 5 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.97%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (5.41%) Oracle
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.38%) HP
3 3 (2.03%) Endeca
3 3 (2.03%) ATG
4 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.35%) Google
4 2 (1.35%) Apple
5 1 (0.68%) Remedy
5 1 (0.68%) BMC
5 1 (0.68%) Sybase
5 1 (0.68%) Telerik
5 1 (0.68%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.68%) Perforce
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