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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 228 240 231
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 41 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 7
Median daily rate £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £328 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £106.75 - -
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
8732 8833 8410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.12% 94.63% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5259 4904 4621
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 440 464
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +17 17 £350 +2.94% 2
Berkshire -5 7 £350 +10.23% 6
Kent -7 7 £210 -30.00% 1
West Sussex -22 6 £369 - 1
Surrey - 3 £363 - 5
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 43 (63.24%) Selenium
2 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (41.18%) WebDriver
4 27 (39.71%) C#
5 26 (38.24%) BDD
5 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
6 23 (33.82%) Java
7 21 (30.88%) Cucumber
8 20 (29.41%) JIRA
8 20 (29.41%) .NET
9 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
9 19 (27.94%) Automation Testing
10 17 (25.00%) QA
10 17 (25.00%) SpecFlow
10 17 (25.00%) HP UFT
10 17 (25.00%) Scrum
11 15 (22.06%) Oracle
11 15 (22.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
12 14 (20.59%) ISEB
12 14 (20.59%) Finance
13 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
13 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
13 13 (19.12%) TestComplete
13 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
14 11 (16.18%) F#
14 11 (16.18%) Regression Testing
14 11 (16.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (14.71%) User Stories
15 10 (14.71%) JavaScript

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 6 (8.82%) Confluence
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.47%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) H.323
1 2 (2.94%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.41%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.47%) GIS
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 43 (63.24%) Selenium
2 28 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 21 (30.88%) Cucumber
4 20 (29.41%) JIRA
5 17 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 17 (25.00%) SpecFlow
6 15 (22.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (19.12%) TestComplete
8 9 (13.24%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
9 6 (8.82%) JUnit
10 5 (7.35%) Gatling
10 5 (7.35%) JMeter
11 3 (4.41%) NUnit
11 3 (4.41%) PyUnit
11 3 (4.41%) RSpec
11 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
12 2 (2.94%) Appium
12 2 (2.94%) eggPlant
12 2 (2.94%) MSTest
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Military
2 2 (2.94%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (29.41%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) Web Services
3 6 (8.82%) RESTful
3 6 (8.82%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.94%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) WPF
6 1 (1.47%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) EPoS
2 2 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Unix
1 5 (7.35%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) BDD
2 26 (38.24%) Test Scripting
3 19 (27.94%) Automated Testing
3 19 (27.94%) Automation Testing
4 17 (25.00%) Scrum
5 15 (22.06%) Software Testing
6 13 (19.12%) Test Strategy
7 11 (16.18%) Regression Testing
8 10 (14.71%) Performance Testing
8 10 (14.71%) User Stories
9 9 (13.24%) Defect Tracking
9 9 (13.24%) Migration
10 8 (11.76%) SDLC
10 8 (11.76%) Software Delivery
11 7 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.82%) TDD
13 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) C#
2 23 (33.82%) Java
3 11 (16.18%) F#
4 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.24%) SQL
6 7 (10.29%) Python
7 5 (7.35%) C++
8 4 (5.88%) PHP
9 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.41%) Scala
9 3 (4.41%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) C
10 1 (1.47%) Groovy
10 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.47%) VBA
10 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) ISEB
2 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) Security Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (14.71%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.41%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) FedRAMP
3 1 (1.47%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) HDFS
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Telerik