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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 233 237 226
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 30 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.082% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.089% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £401 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +42.22%
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
9027 7888 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 91.97% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4185 3713
Average daily rate £375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 448 670
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
Surrey - 14 £330 - 1
Hampshire -6 12 £400 +23.07%
Berkshire +7 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (56.52%) Selenium
2 21 (45.65%) C#
3 20 (43.48%) Java
4 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
5 17 (36.96%) SQL
5 17 (36.96%) Scrum
6 16 (34.78%) Automation Testing
7 13 (28.26%) BDD
8 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
9 11 (23.91%) ISEB
10 10 (21.74%) JIRA
10 10 (21.74%) QA
10 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
11 9 (19.57%) .NET
11 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
11 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
11 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
12 8 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
13 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
13 7 (15.22%) HP
13 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
13 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
14 6 (13.04%) HTML
14 6 (13.04%) VB
14 6 (13.04%) Oracle
14 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Selenium
2 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.74%) JIRA
4 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
5 8 (17.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (15.22%) WebDriver
7 4 (8.70%) JUnit
7 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
8 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
8 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
8 3 (6.52%) Xcode
8 3 (6.52%) WATIR
8 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
8 3 (6.52%) Calabash
8 3 (6.52%) Appium
9 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
9 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
9 2 (4.35%) JMeter
General
1 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) .NET
2 6 (13.04%) HTML
3 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.87%) Web Services
4 4 (8.70%) XML
4 4 (8.70%) JSP
4 4 (8.70%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.52%) REST
5 3 (6.52%) SOAP
6 2 (4.35%) CSS
6 2 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.17%) OLE
7 1 (2.17%) Spring
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Android
1 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) UNIX
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
3 17 (36.96%) Scrum
4 16 (34.78%) Automation Testing
5 13 (28.26%) BDD
6 10 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.87%) CRM
9 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Load Testing
11 3 (6.52%) MVC
12 2 (4.35%) TDD
12 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) Java
3 17 (36.96%) SQL
4 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.04%) VB
6 5 (10.87%) Ruby
7 4 (8.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.17%) VBScript
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) ISEB
2 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) HP
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Siebel
4 1 (2.17%) Cadence
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