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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / South East
Rank 225 235 237
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 18 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 12
Median daily rate £331 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
7220 8201 9181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.68% 94.58% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4216 5014 4892
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 382 436
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 - 6 £325 - 3
Kent +10 2 £425 +102.38% 1
Oxfordshire -5 2 £319 -19.96% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £276 -21.07% 3
West Sussex -15 2 - - 3
Berkshire +7 1 £400 - 2
Surrey +4 1 £318 -14.18% 2
Sussex - 1 £373 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 64 (88.89%) Selenium
2 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.00%) C#
4 31 (43.06%) BDD
5 29 (40.28%) Scrum
6 27 (37.50%) SpecFlow
7 25 (34.72%) Cucumber
8 23 (31.94%) Java
8 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
9 22 (30.56%) Oracle
9 22 (30.56%) QA
9 22 (30.56%) Test Scripting
10 21 (29.17%) SQL
11 20 (27.78%) Regression Testing
11 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (27.78%) JIRA
11 20 (27.78%) WebDriver
12 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
13 18 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (22.22%) Automation Testing
14 16 (22.22%) F#
15 14 (19.44%) HP
15 14 (19.44%) .NET
15 14 (19.44%) User Stories
16 13 (18.06%) XML
16 13 (18.06%) HP UFT
17 12 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
17 12 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 8 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) Drupal
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.39%) SSH
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (88.89%) Selenium
2 27 (37.50%) SpecFlow
3 25 (34.72%) Cucumber
4 20 (27.78%) JIRA
4 20 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 13 (18.06%) HP UFT
6 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
7 10 (13.89%) SoapUI
8 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
9 7 (9.72%) Protractor
10 4 (5.56%) LoadRunner
11 3 (4.17%) Appium
11 3 (4.17%) FitNesse
11 3 (4.17%) Jasmine
11 3 (4.17%) JBehave
11 3 (4.17%) QADirector
11 3 (4.17%) QARun
11 3 (4.17%) Subversion
11 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) XML
3 8 (11.11%) SOAP
4 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.33%) Gherkin
4 6 (8.33%) Web Services
5 4 (5.56%) CSS
5 4 (5.56%) HTML
6 3 (4.17%) REST
6 3 (4.17%) RESTful
7 2 (2.78%) Behat
7 2 (2.78%) Node.js
7 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Unix
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Debian
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.06%) BDD
3 29 (40.28%) Scrum
4 22 (30.56%) Test Scripting
5 20 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
7 18 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
8 16 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 14 (19.44%) User Stories
10 12 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 12 (16.67%) TDD
10 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.28%) Migration
12 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.72%) Open Source
13 7 (9.72%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
14 6 (8.33%) QA Automation
15 5 (6.94%) API Testing
15 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.00%) C#
2 23 (31.94%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
3 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 16 (22.22%) F#
5 10 (13.89%) C++
6 9 (12.50%) VBScript
7 4 (5.56%) PHP
7 4 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.78%) Scala
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.78%) VB
8 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.39%) Groovy
9 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.39%) Python
9 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) ISEB
3 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.56%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SDET
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) SELinux
3 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Oracle
2 14 (19.44%) HP
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) New Relic
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 300
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago