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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 243 245 229
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 26 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 8
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£363 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £369 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.07% +14.50%
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
9149 8591 8283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.22% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 4807 4386
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 417 429 502
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 - 10 £363 - 2
Hampshire -2 7 £396 +37.22%
East Sussex +9 3 £325 -
Surrey - 3 £385 -
West Sussex -14 2 £388 -
Middlesex - 1 £263 -
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 33 (71.74%) Selenium
2 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
3 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (52.17%) Test Scripting
5 21 (45.65%) WebDriver
5 21 (45.65%) Java
6 18 (39.13%) C#
7 15 (32.61%) SQL
7 15 (32.61%) BDD
8 14 (30.43%) ISEB
9 13 (28.26%) HP UFT
9 13 (28.26%) .NET
10 12 (26.09%) HP
10 12 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (23.91%) XML
11 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
12 10 (21.74%) Data Protection
12 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
12 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
13 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
13 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
13 9 (19.57%) VBScript
13 9 (19.57%) VB
13 9 (19.57%) HTML
14 8 (17.39%) Oracle
14 8 (17.39%) QA
15 7 (15.22%) TDD
15 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
15 7 (15.22%) User Stories
15 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (6.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) DB2
2 3 (6.52%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (71.74%) Selenium
2 21 (45.65%) WebDriver
3 13 (28.26%) HP UFT
4 10 (21.74%) Cucumber
5 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
5 7 (15.22%) SpecFlow
6 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (13.04%) Subversion
6 6 (13.04%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (10.87%) JIRA
8 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
8 3 (6.52%) JBehave
8 3 (6.52%) TestNG
8 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
9 2 (4.35%) Appium
10 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
10 1 (2.17%) Capybara
10 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
10 1 (2.17%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (13.04%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Military
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) .NET
2 11 (23.91%) XML
3 9 (19.57%) HTML
4 6 (13.04%) SOAP
5 4 (8.70%) Web Services
6 3 (6.52%) RESTful
6 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
6 3 (6.52%) Flash
6 3 (6.52%) J2EE
7 2 (4.35%) CSS
7 2 (4.35%) XML Messaging
7 2 (4.35%) JSON
7 2 (4.35%) WPF
8 1 (2.17%) JSP
8 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Android
1 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 5 (10.87%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Test Automation
2 25 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (52.17%) Test Scripting
4 15 (32.61%) BDD
5 10 (21.74%) Data Protection
6 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
7 7 (15.22%) User Stories
7 7 (15.22%) TDD
7 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Scrum
8 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.70%) System Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Document Management
11 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
11 3 (6.52%) Coaching
12 2 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
12 2 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Java
2 18 (39.13%) C#
3 15 (32.61%) SQL
4 9 (19.57%) VBScript
4 9 (19.57%) VB
5 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.70%) C++
6 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) Ruby
7 2 (4.35%) VBA
7 2 (4.35%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISEB
2 12 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
6 6 (13.04%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
8 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) HP
2 8 (17.39%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) webMethods
4 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio