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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 333 390 364
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 81 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 29 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year
- -81.76%
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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +25 19 £375 +11.11% 4
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 90 (56.25%) Selenium
2 84 (52.50%) BDD
3 82 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (50.63%) Cucumber
5 76 (47.50%) Java
6 71 (44.38%) Test Automation
7 66 (41.25%) TDD
8 51 (31.88%) WebDriver
9 50 (31.25%) Ruby
10 47 (29.38%) QA
10 47 (29.38%) Automation Testing
11 46 (28.75%) Test Scripting
12 45 (28.13%) Scrum
13 41 (25.63%) SQL
14 33 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (18.13%) Web Services
16 28 (17.50%) E-Commerce
17 27 (16.88%) Android
17 27 (16.88%) User Stories
18 26 (16.25%) XML
18 26 (16.25%) C#
19 25 (15.63%) JSON
19 25 (15.63%) Jenkins
19 25 (15.63%) Apple iOS
20 24 (15.00%) JavaScript
21 22 (13.75%) JIRA
22 21 (13.13%) Automated Testing
22 21 (13.13%) Regression Testing
22 21 (13.13%) Mobile App
23 20 (12.50%) Calabash

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (3.75%) Node.js
2 3 (1.88%) Confluence
3 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) Drupal
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.25%) HTTP
2 4 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.13%) MySQL
2 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.88%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 90 (56.25%) Selenium
2 81 (50.63%) Cucumber
3 51 (31.88%) WebDriver
4 25 (15.63%) Jenkins
5 22 (13.75%) JIRA
6 20 (12.50%) Calabash
7 16 (10.00%) WATIR
8 14 (8.75%) TeamCity
9 13 (8.13%) SpecFlow
10 12 (7.50%) Subversion
11 11 (6.88%) CruiseControl
11 11 (6.88%) Capybara
11 11 (6.88%) Git (software)
12 10 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (5.63%) FitNesse
13 9 (5.63%) Maven
13 9 (5.63%) SoapUI
14 8 (5.00%) Robotium
15 7 (4.38%) JMeter
15 7 (4.38%) Mockito
General
1 17 (10.63%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Retail
3 4 (2.50%) Publishing
4 3 (1.88%) Local Government
5 2 (1.25%) Advertising
5 2 (1.25%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Games
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.13%) Web Services
2 26 (16.25%) XML
3 25 (15.63%) JSON
4 20 (12.50%) HTML
5 16 (10.00%) RESTful
6 12 (7.50%) SOAP
6 12 (7.50%) XSLT
7 11 (6.88%) .NET
8 7 (4.38%) Spring
8 7 (4.38%) CSS
8 7 (4.38%) REST
8 7 (4.38%) HTML5
9 6 (3.75%) Gherkin
9 6 (3.75%) Sass
10 4 (2.50%) Android SDK
10 4 (2.50%) Middleware
11 3 (1.88%) jQuery
11 3 (1.88%) Velocity
11 3 (1.88%) JMS
11 3 (1.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.13%) Mobile App
2 11 (6.88%) Open Source
3 10 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.13%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.88%) IPTV
6 3 (1.88%) STB
7 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.25%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.63%) Derivative
8 1 (0.63%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.63%) Handset
8 1 (0.63%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.88%) Android
2 25 (15.63%) Apple iOS
3 18 (11.25%) Linux
4 7 (4.38%) UNIX
5 4 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (52.50%) BDD
2 82 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (44.38%) Test Automation
4 66 (41.25%) TDD
5 47 (29.38%) Automation Testing
6 46 (28.75%) Test Scripting
7 45 (28.13%) Scrum
8 33 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (17.50%) E-Commerce
10 27 (16.88%) User Stories
11 21 (13.13%) Automated Testing
11 21 (13.13%) Regression Testing
12 14 (8.75%) Integration Testing
12 14 (8.75%) Pair Programming
13 13 (8.13%) Performance Testing
14 12 (7.50%) OO
15 10 (6.25%) Manual Testing
16 9 (5.63%) SOA
17 8 (5.00%) ATDD
18 7 (4.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (47.50%) Java
2 50 (31.25%) Ruby
3 41 (25.63%) SQL
4 26 (16.25%) C#
5 24 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 18 (11.25%) Shell Script
7 13 (8.13%) Python
8 9 (5.63%) PHP
9 6 (3.75%) Groovy
10 3 (1.88%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.88%) VB
10 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.88%) Perl
11 2 (1.25%) C
11 2 (1.25%) C++
11 2 (1.25%) VBScript
12 1 (0.63%) AWK
12 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (5.00%) ISEB
2 7 (4.38%) Degree
3 6 (3.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (29.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 8 (5.00%) Oracle
2 5 (3.13%) HP
3 4 (2.50%) Green Hat
4 2 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.63%) CA
5 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
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