The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 231 246 234
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 33 32 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 11
Median daily rate £355 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £345 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 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
8355 9057 8549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.31% 94.71% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4984 5289 4622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 426 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Hampshire +15 17 £398 +16.91%
Berkshire -7 8 £360 +1.40% 3
Surrey -3 4 £338 +10.65% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £270 -10.00%
Kent - 1 £250 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 South East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 53 (71.62%) Selenium
2 50 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (51.35%) Test Scripting
4 35 (47.30%) BDD
5 34 (45.95%) Java
6 32 (43.24%) C#
7 30 (40.54%) .NET
8 28 (37.84%) SpecFlow
9 27 (36.49%) WebDriver
9 27 (36.49%) Scrum
10 24 (32.43%) HP UFT
10 24 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (32.43%) Cucumber
11 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
11 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
11 22 (29.73%) Software Testing
12 20 (27.03%) JIRA
13 18 (24.32%) F#
13 18 (24.32%) User Stories
14 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
15 16 (21.62%) Automation Testing
15 16 (21.62%) Defect Tracking
15 16 (21.62%) QA
15 16 (21.62%) Automated Testing
15 16 (21.62%) Oracle
16 15 (20.27%) ISEB
16 15 (20.27%) Regression Testing
17 14 (18.92%) Finance
17 14 (18.92%) Migration
18 13 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (8.11%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.35%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.05%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.70%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.70%) Big Data
3 2 (2.70%) MySQL
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.70%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (71.62%) Selenium
2 28 (37.84%) SpecFlow
3 27 (36.49%) WebDriver
4 24 (32.43%) Cucumber
4 24 (32.43%) HP UFT
4 24 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (27.03%) JIRA
6 11 (14.86%) TestComplete
7 10 (13.51%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
9 5 (6.76%) Appium
9 5 (6.76%) Gatling
9 5 (6.76%) JMeter
9 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
10 4 (5.41%) JUnit
11 3 (4.05%) PigUnit
11 3 (4.05%) PyUnit
11 3 (4.05%) RSpec
12 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.35%) NUnit
General
1 14 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Military
3 1 (1.35%) Games
3 1 (1.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) .NET
2 9 (12.16%) Web Services
3 7 (9.46%) RESTful
3 7 (9.46%) XML
4 5 (6.76%) SOAP
5 4 (5.41%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.05%) HTML
7 2 (2.70%) Apache Tez
8 1 (1.35%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) AS400
3 1 (1.35%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.35%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) IVR
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Unix
1 6 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (51.35%) Test Scripting
3 35 (47.30%) BDD
4 27 (36.49%) Scrum
5 22 (29.73%) Software Testing
6 18 (24.32%) User Stories
7 17 (22.97%) Test Strategy
8 16 (21.62%) Automated Testing
8 16 (21.62%) Automation Testing
8 16 (21.62%) Defect Tracking
9 15 (20.27%) Regression Testing
10 14 (18.92%) Migration
11 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (13.51%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.81%) SDLC
12 8 (10.81%) Software Delivery
12 8 (10.81%) TDD
13 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
14 5 (6.76%) Open Source
14 5 (6.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (45.95%) Java
2 32 (43.24%) C#
3 18 (24.32%) F#
4 12 (16.22%) C++
5 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.51%) SQL
7 8 (10.81%) VBScript
8 5 (6.76%) PHP
8 5 (6.76%) Python
9 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.05%) Scala
10 2 (2.70%) C
11 1 (1.35%) Groovy
11 1 (1.35%) RPG
11 1 (1.35%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.35%) VBA
11 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
1 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.27%) ISEB
3 13 (17.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (13.51%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.11%) DBS Check
6 4 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.35%) Degree
7 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) HDFS
2 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.70%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Oracle
2 7 (9.46%) HP
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft