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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / South East
Rank 226 236 238
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 17 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 13
Median daily rate £338 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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
7107 8235 9165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.70% 94.52% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 5028 4901
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 381 427
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 - 5 £400 - 3
Kent +3 2 £425 +102.38% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £276 -21.07% 3
Oxfordshire -2 2 £319 -19.96% 3
West Sussex -13 2 - - 3
Berkshire +5 1 £400 - 3
Surrey +1 1 £318 -14.18% 2
Sussex - 1 £373 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 64 (88.89%) Selenium
2 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (51.39%) C#
4 31 (43.06%) BDD
5 28 (38.89%) Scrum
6 26 (36.11%) Cucumber
6 26 (36.11%) SpecFlow
7 23 (31.94%) Java
7 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
8 22 (30.56%) QA
9 21 (29.17%) Test Scripting
9 21 (29.17%) Oracle
9 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
10 20 (27.78%) SQL
10 20 (27.78%) JIRA
11 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
11 19 (26.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (26.39%) Regression Testing
12 17 (23.61%) Defect Tracking
13 16 (22.22%) Automation Testing
14 15 (20.83%) F#
14 15 (20.83%) User Stories
15 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
15 13 (18.06%) HP
15 13 (18.06%) .NET
15 13 (18.06%) XML
16 12 (16.67%) HP UFT
16 12 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
16 12 (16.67%) TDD
16 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 8 (11.11%) Confluence
2 1 (1.39%) Drupal
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) SSH
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 64 (88.89%) Selenium
2 26 (36.11%) Cucumber
2 26 (36.11%) SpecFlow
3 21 (29.17%) WebDriver
4 20 (27.78%) JIRA
5 19 (26.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (16.67%) HP UFT
7 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
8 9 (12.50%) SoapUI
9 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 7 (9.72%) Protractor
11 4 (5.56%) Appium
12 3 (4.17%) Calabash
12 3 (4.17%) Capybara
12 3 (4.17%) FitNesse
12 3 (4.17%) Jasmine
12 3 (4.17%) JBehave
12 3 (4.17%) QADirector
12 3 (4.17%) QARun
12 3 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.06%) .NET
1 13 (18.06%) XML
2 8 (11.11%) SOAP
3 7 (9.72%) Gherkin
4 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.94%) Web Services
6 4 (5.56%) CSS
6 4 (5.56%) HTML
7 3 (4.17%) REST
7 3 (4.17%) RESTful
8 2 (2.78%) Behat
8 2 (2.78%) Node.js
8 2 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.39%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Unix
2 7 (9.72%) Windows
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Debian
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (73.61%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (43.06%) BDD
3 28 (38.89%) Scrum
4 21 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 19 (26.39%) Regression Testing
5 19 (26.39%) Software Testing
6 17 (23.61%) Defect Tracking
7 16 (22.22%) Automation Testing
8 15 (20.83%) User Stories
9 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
10 12 (16.67%) TDD
10 12 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.28%) Migration
12 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.72%) Open Source
13 6 (8.33%) Defect Management
13 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 6 (8.33%) QA Automation
14 5 (6.94%) Manual Testing
15 4 (5.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) C#
2 23 (31.94%) Java
2 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
3 20 (27.78%) SQL
4 15 (20.83%) F#
5 10 (13.89%) C++
6 9 (12.50%) VBScript
7 4 (5.56%) PHP
7 4 (5.56%) Ruby
8 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.78%) Scala
8 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.78%) VB
8 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.39%) Groovy
9 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.39%) Python
9 1 (1.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) ISEB
3 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.56%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SDET
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) SELinux
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Oracle
2 13 (18.06%) HP
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.39%) New Relic
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