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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 241 229 224
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 24 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 8
Average daily rate
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£355 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £217 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £365 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.93% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £31.00
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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
8817 8439 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.30% 91.98% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4587 4048
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
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 412 410 548
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +15 11 £360 +20.00% 1
Hampshire -4 4 £360 +50.00%
East Sussex +1 3 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £288 -8.00%
Surrey - 2 £305 -
West Sussex - 2 £388 -
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England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 30 (69.77%) Selenium
2 26 (60.47%) Test Automation
3 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (48.84%) Test Scripting
5 18 (41.86%) WebDriver
6 17 (39.53%) C#
7 16 (37.21%) Java
8 13 (30.23%) SQL
8 13 (30.23%) ISEB
9 12 (27.91%) BDD
9 12 (27.91%) Automation Testing
10 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (23.26%) QA
11 10 (23.26%) .NET
11 10 (23.26%) XML
12 9 (20.93%) HP UFT
12 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
12 9 (20.93%) Data Protection
13 8 (18.60%) Android
13 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
14 7 (16.28%) User Stories
14 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
14 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
14 7 (16.28%) TDD
14 7 (16.28%) JIRA
14 7 (16.28%) Scrum
14 7 (16.28%) UNIX
15 6 (13.95%) HP
15 6 (13.95%) Oracle
15 6 (13.95%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (6.98%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.65%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) DB2
2 3 (6.98%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (69.77%) Selenium
2 18 (41.86%) WebDriver
3 9 (20.93%) HP UFT
4 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
5 7 (16.28%) JIRA
6 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.63%) SpecFlow
7 5 (11.63%) Subversion
8 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (6.98%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.98%) JBehave
10 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
10 2 (4.65%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (4.65%) Appium
10 2 (4.65%) TestNG
10 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.65%) Toad
11 1 (2.33%) WinRunner
11 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (13.95%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
1 10 (23.26%) XML
2 6 (13.95%) HTML
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
5 3 (6.98%) J2EE
5 3 (6.98%) Flash
5 3 (6.98%) WPF
5 3 (6.98%) RESTful
5 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.65%) CSS
7 1 (2.33%) XML Messaging
7 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Android
2 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
2 7 (16.28%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Test Automation
2 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (48.84%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.91%) BDD
4 12 (27.91%) Automation Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Data Protection
6 7 (16.28%) User Stories
6 7 (16.28%) TDD
6 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Scrum
7 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.30%) System Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.98%) Coaching
9 3 (6.98%) Document Management
9 3 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Web Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Test Management
10 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) C#
2 16 (37.21%) Java
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) VBScript
5 5 (11.63%) VB
6 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.30%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.65%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.33%) C
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) ISEB
2 11 (25.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (6.98%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle
1 6 (13.95%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) webMethods
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
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