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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 223 239 235
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 34 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.35% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 10
Median daily rate £355 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £403 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -
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
8311 9058 8685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.86% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 5335 4693
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £40.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +13 16 £398 +16.91%
Berkshire -12 8 £360 +1.40% 4
Surrey -6 4 £338 +10.65% 2
West Sussex -7 3 £300 -22.58%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £270 -10.00%
Kent - 1 £250 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (72.00%) Selenium
2 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (50.67%) Test Scripting
4 36 (48.00%) Java
5 35 (46.67%) BDD
6 32 (42.67%) C#
7 29 (38.67%) .NET
7 29 (38.67%) Scrum
8 28 (37.33%) SpecFlow
9 26 (34.67%) WebDriver
10 24 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (32.00%) HP UFT
10 24 (32.00%) Cucumber
11 22 (29.33%) SC Cleared
11 22 (29.33%) Security Cleared
11 22 (29.33%) Software Testing
11 22 (29.33%) JIRA
12 20 (26.67%) User Stories
13 18 (24.00%) QA
13 18 (24.00%) Automated Testing
13 18 (24.00%) F#
14 17 (22.67%) Test Strategy
15 16 (21.33%) Defect Tracking
15 16 (21.33%) Oracle
16 15 (20.00%) ISEB
16 15 (20.00%) Regression Testing
16 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
17 14 (18.67%) Migration
18 13 (17.33%) Finance
18 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (10.67%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.33%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.00%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 2 (2.67%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (72.00%) Selenium
2 28 (37.33%) SpecFlow
3 26 (34.67%) WebDriver
4 24 (32.00%) Cucumber
4 24 (32.00%) HP UFT
4 24 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (29.33%) JIRA
6 11 (14.67%) TestComplete
7 10 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
9 7 (9.33%) SoapUI
10 5 (6.67%) Appium
10 5 (6.67%) Gatling
10 5 (6.67%) JMeter
11 4 (5.33%) JUnit
12 3 (4.00%) PigUnit
12 3 (4.00%) PyUnit
12 3 (4.00%) RSpec
13 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
14 1 (1.33%) NUnit
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Military
3 1 (1.33%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.67%) .NET
2 11 (14.67%) Web Services
3 9 (12.00%) RESTful
4 7 (9.33%) XML
5 6 (8.00%) Gherkin
6 5 (6.67%) SOAP
7 3 (4.00%) HTML
8 2 (2.67%) Apache Tez
9 1 (1.33%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.33%) AS400
3 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.33%) iPhone
3 1 (1.33%) IVR
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.33%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Unix
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (50.67%) Test Scripting
3 35 (46.67%) BDD
4 29 (38.67%) Scrum
5 22 (29.33%) Software Testing
6 20 (26.67%) User Stories
7 18 (24.00%) Automated Testing
8 17 (22.67%) Test Strategy
9 16 (21.33%) Defect Tracking
10 15 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 15 (20.00%) Regression Testing
11 14 (18.67%) Migration
12 12 (16.00%) Test Automation
13 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (12.00%) Performance Testing
15 8 (10.67%) SDLC
15 8 (10.67%) Software Delivery
15 8 (10.67%) TDD
16 5 (6.67%) System Testing
16 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) Java
2 32 (42.67%) C#
3 18 (24.00%) F#
4 12 (16.00%) C++
5 11 (14.67%) JavaScript
6 10 (13.33%) SQL
7 8 (10.67%) VBScript
8 5 (6.67%) PHP
8 5 (6.67%) Python
8 5 (6.67%) Scala
9 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.00%) Groovy
10 2 (2.67%) C
11 1 (1.33%) RPG
11 1 (1.33%) Ruby
11 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.33%) VBA
11 1 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (29.33%) SC Cleared
1 22 (29.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.00%) ISEB
3 13 (17.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.00%) DBS Check
6 4 (5.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) HDFS
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Oracle
2 7 (9.33%) HP
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) Atlassian