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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 199 236 238
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 52 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 10
Median daily rate £348 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -
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
7808 9352 8736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.72% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4740 5623 4842
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 436 465
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +20 22 £328 -15.48% 3
Surrey +22 13 £345 -10.67% 1
West Sussex +8 9 £500 +29.03%
Berkshire +3 4 £413 +15.38%
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £270 -28.00%
Middlesex 0 1 - -
Kent - 1 £250 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 75 (83.33%) Selenium
2 74 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (58.89%) C#
4 48 (53.33%) Java
4 48 (53.33%) Scrum
5 45 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 45 (50.00%) SpecFlow
6 43 (47.78%) BDD
7 39 (43.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (43.33%) .NET
8 36 (40.00%) User Stories
9 34 (37.78%) WebDriver
10 30 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 30 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 30 (33.33%) F#
11 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
11 28 (31.11%) Defect Tracking
12 27 (30.00%) Regression Testing
13 25 (27.78%) Oracle
14 24 (26.67%) Migration
14 24 (26.67%) Cucumber
15 23 (25.56%) HP UFT
16 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
17 21 (23.33%) C++
18 20 (22.22%) Test Strategy
19 18 (20.00%) QA
20 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
20 17 (18.89%) Web Services
20 17 (18.89%) Oracle Reports
21 16 (17.78%) ISEB

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 (6.67%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.11%) PaaS
2 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.89%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) Big Data
3 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.22%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.11%) DB2
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 75 (83.33%) Selenium
2 45 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 39 (43.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (37.78%) WebDriver
5 24 (26.67%) Cucumber
6 23 (25.56%) HP UFT
7 12 (13.33%) JIRA
8 11 (12.22%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (12.22%) SoapUI
9 8 (8.89%) Appium
9 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
10 7 (7.78%) JMeter
11 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
12 4 (4.44%) Capybara
12 4 (4.44%) JUnit
13 3 (3.33%) Calabash
13 3 (3.33%) TestComplete
14 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
14 2 (2.22%) PyUnit
14 2 (2.22%) RSpec
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (1.11%) Electronics
3 1 (1.11%) Games
3 1 (1.11%) Local Government
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (43.33%) .NET
2 17 (18.89%) Web Services
3 11 (12.22%) Gherkin
3 11 (12.22%) XML
4 10 (11.11%) RESTful
5 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 6 (6.67%) SOAP
6 4 (4.44%) HTML
7 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.22%) REST
8 1 (1.11%) Apache Tez
8 1 (1.11%) CSS
8 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.11%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.11%) Spring
8 1 (1.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.11%) AS400
3 1 (1.11%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.11%) iPhone
3 1 (1.11%) IVR
3 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.11%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.44%) Linux
2 3 (3.33%) Unix
2 3 (3.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (53.33%) Scrum
3 45 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 43 (47.78%) BDD
5 36 (40.00%) User Stories
6 28 (31.11%) Defect Tracking
6 28 (31.11%) Software Testing
7 27 (30.00%) Regression Testing
8 24 (26.67%) Migration
9 22 (24.44%) Test Automation
10 20 (22.22%) Test Strategy
11 17 (18.89%) Automated Testing
12 15 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 11 (12.22%) Security Testing
14 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (11.11%) Performance Testing
15 9 (10.00%) Unit Testing
16 8 (8.89%) TDD
16 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 6 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.89%) C#
2 48 (53.33%) Java
3 30 (33.33%) F#
4 21 (23.33%) C++
5 15 (16.67%) VBScript
6 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.67%) PHP
7 6 (6.67%) SQL
8 5 (5.56%) Groovy
9 4 (4.44%) Python
9 4 (4.44%) Scala
10 3 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.33%) C
11 2 (2.22%) Ruby
12 1 (1.11%) Perl
12 1 (1.11%) RPG
12 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.11%) VBA
12 1 (1.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 30 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.78%) ISEB
3 12 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (8.89%) DBS Check
4 8 (8.89%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) SDET
3 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Docker
1 1 (1.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) Oozie
2 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (27.78%) Oracle
2 14 (15.56%) HP
3 11 (12.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.11%) SAP
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