The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 237 236 218
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 24 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.089% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.097% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £323 £238
% change year-on-year
+2.71% +35.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8981 8228 6991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.59% 91.40% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4347 3312
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 476 593
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the South East region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester across the South East region.

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 March 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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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
Hampshire -10 9 £400 -
Berkshire +9 7 £325 - 6
Surrey +3 5 £300 -7.69%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (64.00%) Selenium
3 25 (50.00%) Scrum
3 25 (50.00%) Java
4 19 (38.00%) Automation Testing
5 18 (36.00%) Cucumber
5 18 (36.00%) SQL
6 16 (32.00%) C#
7 14 (28.00%) ISEB
7 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
8 13 (26.00%) JIRA
9 11 (22.00%) BDD
10 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 10 (20.00%) Android
10 10 (20.00%) QA
11 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
11 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
11 9 (18.00%) Calabash
11 9 (18.00%) Apple iOS
11 9 (18.00%) SpecFlow
11 9 (18.00%) Appium
12 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
13 7 (14.00%) IntelliJ
13 7 (14.00%) Ruby
13 7 (14.00%) Xcode
13 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (14.00%) Load Testing
13 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (64.00%) Selenium
2 18 (36.00%) Cucumber
3 13 (26.00%) JIRA
4 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (18.00%) WebDriver
5 9 (18.00%) SpecFlow
5 9 (18.00%) Calabash
5 9 (18.00%) Appium
6 7 (14.00%) Xcode
6 7 (14.00%) IntelliJ
7 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.00%) JUnit
8 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (6.00%) WATIR
8 3 (6.00%) RSpec
9 2 (4.00%) Robolectric
General
1 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
1 5 (10.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) SOAP
2 4 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Robotics
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Android
2 9 (18.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (74.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (50.00%) Scrum
3 19 (38.00%) Automation Testing
4 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (22.00%) BDD
6 10 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
8 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
9 7 (14.00%) Load Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Agile Testing
12 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
13 2 (4.00%) User Stories
13 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
13 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (4.00%) TDD
13 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
13 2 (4.00%) MVC
13 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Java
2 18 (36.00%) SQL
3 16 (32.00%) C#
4 7 (14.00%) Ruby
5 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.00%) PHP
6 3 (6.00%) VB
7 2 (4.00%) Python
7 2 (4.00%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.00%) VBScript
7 2 (4.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) ISEB
2 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) webMethods
4 1 (2.00%) Cadence
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