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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 233 226 236
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 19 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.18% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 4
Average daily rate
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£303 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.76% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
9089 8546 7864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.37% 91.86% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5042 4732 3932
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 460 620
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Berkshire +4 9 £313 +39.11% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £225 -
Hampshire -7 3 £340 -9.33%
West Sussex - 2 - -
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England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (62.50%) Selenium
3 25 (52.08%) Java
4 20 (41.67%) Test Automation
5 18 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 18 (37.50%) Scrum
6 15 (31.25%) Automation Testing
6 15 (31.25%) JIRA
6 15 (31.25%) QA
7 14 (29.17%) SQL
7 14 (29.17%) ISEB
8 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
9 12 (25.00%) C#
10 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
11 10 (20.83%) Android
12 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
12 9 (18.75%) BDD
12 9 (18.75%) Apple iOS
12 9 (18.75%) Calabash
12 9 (18.75%) .NET
12 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
12 9 (18.75%) Ruby
12 9 (18.75%) Appium
13 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (16.67%) Load Testing
14 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
14 7 (14.58%) Xcode
14 7 (14.58%) IntelliJ
14 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
15 6 (12.50%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.17%) Documentum
2 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) DbVisualizer
1 3 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (62.50%) Selenium
2 18 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 15 (31.25%) JIRA
4 11 (22.92%) WebDriver
5 9 (18.75%) Calabash
5 9 (18.75%) Appium
6 7 (14.58%) Xcode
6 7 (14.58%) IntelliJ
7 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
8 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
8 5 (10.42%) TeamCity
9 4 (8.33%) RSpec
10 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
10 3 (6.25%) WATIR
10 3 (6.25%) JBehave
10 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (6.25%) Subversion
11 2 (4.17%) Toad
11 2 (4.17%) JUnit
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 5 (10.42%) XML
4 4 (8.33%) SOAP
5 3 (6.25%) WPF
5 3 (6.25%) RESTful
5 3 (6.25%) Web Services
5 3 (6.25%) HTML
5 3 (6.25%) J2EE
5 3 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Robotics
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Android
2 9 (18.75%) Apple iOS
3 6 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (4.17%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (72.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Test Automation
3 18 (37.50%) Scrum
4 15 (31.25%) Automation Testing
5 13 (27.08%) Test Scripting
6 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 9 (18.75%) BDD
6 9 (18.75%) E-Commerce
7 8 (16.67%) Load Testing
8 5 (10.42%) TDD
8 5 (10.42%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Mobile Development
10 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Coaching
10 3 (6.25%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.25%) System Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
3 12 (25.00%) C#
4 9 (18.75%) Ruby
5 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.17%) VBScript
7 2 (4.17%) VB
7 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (14.58%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) HP
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) webMethods