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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 332 324 379
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +55
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 79 83 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.36% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.39% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £302 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
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
21019 21294 21982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.93% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14718 14923
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 385 471
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -13 7 £343 -9.27% 9
Croydon - 3 - -
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 70 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (48.84%) Selenium
3 48 (37.21%) BDD
4 44 (34.11%) Java
5 42 (32.56%) Cucumber
6 36 (27.91%) Test Automation
6 36 (27.91%) Scrum
7 34 (26.36%) QA
7 34 (26.36%) Automation Testing
8 31 (24.03%) Ruby
9 30 (23.26%) JIRA
10 29 (22.48%) WebDriver
11 25 (19.38%) SoapUI
12 24 (18.60%) E-Commerce
13 23 (17.83%) SQL
13 23 (17.83%) Web Services
14 22 (17.05%) SOAP
14 22 (17.05%) TDD
15 20 (15.50%) Automated Testing
16 19 (14.73%) Groovy
17 16 (12.40%) JSON
17 16 (12.40%) Test Scripting
18 15 (11.63%) XML
18 15 (11.63%) JUnit
19 14 (10.85%) C#
19 14 (10.85%) Python
19 14 (10.85%) Integration Testing
20 13 (10.08%) Finance
20 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing
20 13 (10.08%) REST

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 10 (7.75%) Confluence
2 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.55%) CMS
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.10%) HTTP
2 4 (3.10%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.55%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) MySQL
1 2 (1.55%) DB2
2 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.78%) Big Data
2 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (48.84%) Selenium
2 42 (32.56%) Cucumber
3 30 (23.26%) JIRA
4 29 (22.48%) WebDriver
5 25 (19.38%) SoapUI
6 15 (11.63%) JUnit
7 11 (8.53%) Git (software)
8 10 (7.75%) HP UFT
9 9 (6.98%) Jenkins
10 8 (6.20%) SpecFlow
10 8 (6.20%) JBehave
10 8 (6.20%) JMeter
11 7 (5.43%) Calabash
12 6 (4.65%) Appium
12 6 (4.65%) Capybara
13 5 (3.88%) Geb
13 5 (3.88%) RSpec
13 5 (3.88%) Maven
14 4 (3.10%) Subversion
14 4 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (10.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.10%) Retail
3 3 (2.33%) Games
3 3 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Front Office
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.83%) Web Services
2 22 (17.05%) SOAP
3 16 (12.40%) JSON
4 15 (11.63%) XML
5 13 (10.08%) REST
5 13 (10.08%) Gherkin
6 6 (4.65%) .NET
7 4 (3.10%) HTML
7 4 (3.10%) Middleware
7 4 (3.10%) Spring
7 4 (3.10%) RESTful
8 3 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (2.33%) XSL
8 3 (2.33%) WSDL
9 1 (0.78%) COM
9 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.78%) FpML
9 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.78%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.43%) Wiki
3 3 (2.33%) STB
3 3 (2.33%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.55%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.55%) Derivative
4 2 (1.55%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.55%) DataPower
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) W3C
5 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Linux
1 12 (9.30%) Apple iOS
2 11 (8.53%) UNIX
3 8 (6.20%) Android
4 2 (1.55%) Windows
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (37.21%) BDD
3 36 (27.91%) Test Automation
3 36 (27.91%) Scrum
4 34 (26.36%) Automation Testing
5 24 (18.60%) E-Commerce
6 22 (17.05%) TDD
7 20 (15.50%) Automated Testing
8 16 (12.40%) Test Scripting
9 14 (10.85%) Integration Testing
10 13 (10.08%) Regression Testing
11 12 (9.30%) API Testing
12 10 (7.75%) Software Testing
12 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.75%) Kanban
13 9 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (6.98%) OO
14 8 (6.20%) Project Management
14 8 (6.20%) System Testing
14 8 (6.20%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.11%) Java
2 31 (24.03%) Ruby
3 23 (17.83%) SQL
4 19 (14.73%) Groovy
5 14 (10.85%) Python
5 14 (10.85%) C#
6 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.43%) PHP
7 4 (3.10%) VBA
8 3 (2.33%) C
8 3 (2.33%) XPath
8 3 (2.33%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.55%) C++
9 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
10 1 (0.78%) VBScript
10 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.53%) DV Cleared
1 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.65%) ISTQB
2 6 (4.65%) Degree
3 4 (3.10%) HND
3 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.36%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.33%) HP
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle
2 3 (2.33%) IBM
3 2 (1.55%) VMware
3 2 (1.55%) Cadence
3 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.55%) Green Hat
4 1 (0.78%) ForgeRock
4 1 (0.78%) Tradeweb
4 1 (0.78%) hybris
4 1 (0.78%) Venda
4 1 (0.78%) Tableau
4 1 (0.78%) Bloomberg
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