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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 364 366 336
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 75 53 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.25% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 35 76
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £512 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £170.00 - -
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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Croydon -6 6 £375 -
City of London +40 3 £390 +2.22% 6
Ealing - 1 £330 - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 82 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (55.56%) Selenium
3 65 (51.59%) BDD
4 63 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 62 (49.21%) Java
6 46 (36.51%) Ruby
7 43 (34.13%) Test Automation
8 41 (32.54%) Automation Testing
9 38 (30.16%) Scrum
10 35 (27.78%) WebDriver
10 35 (27.78%) QA
11 34 (26.98%) JIRA
12 30 (23.81%) Test Scripting
13 29 (23.02%) TDD
14 27 (21.43%) JavaScript
15 25 (19.84%) C#
16 24 (19.05%) SQL
16 24 (19.05%) Functional Testing
17 22 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
19 17 (13.49%) Jenkins
19 17 (13.49%) Open Source
19 17 (13.49%) XML
19 17 (13.49%) E-Commerce
20 16 (12.70%) Capybara
20 16 (12.70%) Calabash
20 16 (12.70%) Performance Testing
21 15 (11.90%) JMeter
22 13 (10.32%) Unix
22 13 (10.32%) OO

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 10 (7.94%) Confluence
2 3 (2.38%) Node.js
3 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) HTTP
2 4 (3.17%) Internet
3 3 (2.38%) Extranet
3 3 (2.38%) Intranet
4 2 (1.59%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.59%) Big Data
3 2 (1.59%) DB2
3 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 70 (55.56%) Selenium
2 63 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 35 (27.78%) WebDriver
4 34 (26.98%) JIRA
5 21 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 17 (13.49%) Jenkins
7 16 (12.70%) Calabash
7 16 (12.70%) Capybara
8 15 (11.90%) JMeter
9 13 (10.32%) Appium
10 10 (7.94%) JUnit
10 10 (7.94%) SoapUI
11 9 (7.14%) Protractor
11 9 (7.14%) SpecFlow
12 8 (6.35%) Subversion
13 7 (5.56%) HP UFT
13 7 (5.56%) Jasmine
13 7 (5.56%) SonarQube
14 6 (4.76%) Gatling
14 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (8.73%) Banking
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Retail
3 4 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Billing
5 1 (0.79%) Electronics
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Publishing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.49%) XML
2 13 (10.32%) Gherkin
3 12 (9.52%) .NET
3 12 (9.52%) Web Services
4 11 (8.73%) HTML
4 11 (8.73%) REST
5 9 (7.14%) JSON
6 8 (6.35%) RESTful
7 7 (5.56%) SOAP
8 3 (2.38%) CSS
9 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.59%) Behat
9 2 (1.59%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (1.59%) SailPoint
9 2 (1.59%) XSLT
10 1 (0.79%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.79%) HTML5
10 1 (0.79%) iOS SDK
10 1 (0.79%) React
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (1.59%) IPTV
4 2 (1.59%) IVR
4 2 (1.59%) Learning Management System
4 2 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.59%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.59%) STB
4 2 (1.59%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.59%) Wiki
5 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.79%) Fintech
5 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.79%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.32%) Unix
2 11 (8.73%) Android
3 8 (6.35%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.35%) Linux
4 6 (4.76%) Windows
5 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (51.59%) BDD
3 43 (34.13%) Test Automation
4 41 (32.54%) Automation Testing
5 38 (30.16%) Scrum
6 30 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 29 (23.02%) TDD
8 24 (19.05%) Functional Testing
9 22 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (13.49%) E-Commerce
10 17 (13.49%) Open Source
11 16 (12.70%) Performance Testing
12 13 (10.32%) Manual Testing
12 13 (10.32%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (10.32%) OO
13 11 (8.73%) Automated Testing
14 10 (7.94%) Test Strategy
14 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (7.94%) User Stories
15 9 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.21%) Java
2 46 (36.51%) Ruby
3 27 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 25 (19.84%) C#
5 24 (19.05%) SQL
6 10 (7.94%) Python
7 7 (5.56%) Perl
8 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.97%) C++
9 5 (3.97%) Groovy
10 4 (3.17%) C
11 3 (2.38%) PHP
11 3 (2.38%) VB
12 1 (0.79%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (27.78%) QA
2 8 (6.35%) SDET
3 2 (1.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 4 (3.17%) Atlassian
1 4 (3.17%) HP
1 4 (3.17%) Microsoft
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle
1 4 (3.17%) SOASTA, Inc
1 4 (3.17%) VMware
2 1 (0.79%) ATG
2 1 (0.79%) Demandware
2 1 (0.79%) ForgeRock
2 1 (0.79%) hybris
2 1 (0.79%) IBM
2 1 (0.79%) SAP
2 1 (0.79%) Telerik
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