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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 228 234 230
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 18 29 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 9
Average daily rate £370 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey -11 6 £370 +19.83% 2
Berkshire +6 4 £400 +23.07% 7
West Sussex - 3 £288 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £398 - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £350 +55.55%
Hampshire -7 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 32 (66.67%) Selenium
2 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (50.00%) .NET
4 21 (43.75%) C#
4 21 (43.75%) HP
4 21 (43.75%) WebDriver
5 20 (41.67%) BDD
5 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
6 19 (39.58%) HP UFT
7 18 (37.50%) Test Automation
8 17 (35.42%) Test Scripting
8 17 (35.42%) Java
9 16 (33.33%) Automation Testing
10 15 (31.25%) Oracle
11 14 (29.17%) VB
12 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
13 12 (25.00%) C++
13 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 11 (22.92%) ISEB
14 11 (22.92%) SpecFlow
14 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
15 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (20.83%) VBScript
15 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
16 9 (18.75%) Scrum
16 9 (18.75%) Functional Testing
16 9 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
17 8 (16.67%) F#

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) Node.js
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.08%) GIS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (66.67%) Selenium
2 21 (43.75%) WebDriver
3 19 (39.58%) HP UFT
4 13 (27.08%) Cucumber
5 11 (22.92%) SpecFlow
6 10 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
9 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
9 3 (6.25%) Subversion
9 3 (6.25%) TestComplete
10 2 (4.17%) Appium
10 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.17%) eggPlant
10 2 (4.17%) JUnit
10 2 (4.17%) MSTest
10 2 (4.17%) NUnit
10 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.17%) TestNG
11 1 (2.08%) RubyMine
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Military
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.33%) SOAP
5 3 (6.25%) Web Services
5 3 (6.25%) XML
6 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.17%) WPF
7 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) EPoS
1 2 (4.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) BDD
3 18 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 17 (35.42%) Test Scripting
5 16 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
7 9 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Scrum
8 8 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
9 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
10 5 (10.42%) CRM
10 5 (10.42%) User Stories
11 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
12 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
13 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
13 2 (4.17%) Test Management
13 2 (4.17%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) C#
2 17 (35.42%) Java
3 14 (29.17%) VB
4 12 (25.00%) C++
5 10 (20.83%) VBScript
6 8 (16.67%) F#
6 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) PHP
7 3 (6.25%) SQL
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 2 (4.17%) VBA
9 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) ISEB
3 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (14.58%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) HP
2 15 (31.25%) Oracle
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.33%) Telerik
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