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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 226 239 241
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £214 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £450 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £170.00
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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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Hampshire - 7 £289 -
Buckinghamshire -2 5 £350 -22.22%
Berkshire +6 1 - - 1
Surrey -5 1 £350 +57.30% 2
East Sussex -12 1 - -
Kent - 1 £235 - 1
Sussex - - - -
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Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 17 (62.96%) C#
3 12 (44.44%) .NET
3 12 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (40.74%) Oracle
4 11 (40.74%) Functional Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
5 10 (37.04%) VB
5 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 10 (37.04%) HP
5 10 (37.04%) CRM
5 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
5 10 (37.04%) Selenium
6 9 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (33.33%) JSP
6 9 (33.33%) HTML
6 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 8 (29.63%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
7 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
8 7 (25.93%) Java
9 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 6 (22.22%) OLE
9 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
10 5 (18.52%) BDD
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 5 (18.52%) WebDriver
3 5 (18.52%) JIRA
4 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.11%) JUnit
5 2 (7.41%) JMeter
5 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Hudson
6 1 (3.70%) PHPUnit
6 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (3.70%) JBehave
6 1 (3.70%) Ant
6 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
3 9 (33.33%) JSP
3 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 6 (22.22%) OLE
5 3 (11.11%) SOAP
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 2 (7.41%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) REST
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
7 1 (3.70%) XML
7 1 (3.70%) Middleware
7 1 (3.70%) Spring
7 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Functional Testing
2 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
3 10 (37.04%) CRM
3 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.70%) User Stories
10 1 (3.70%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) C#
2 10 (37.04%) VB
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) Java
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) VBScript
7 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Siebel
3 1 (3.70%) Cadence