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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 189 241 229
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 53 28 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 16
Median daily rate £350 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £319 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
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
7236 8968 9299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.51% 94.78% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 5185 5090
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 513 513
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +17 13 £300 -22.58%
West Sussex - 12 £500 - 3
Surrey +26 8 £363 -3.97% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £350 -2.77%
Sussex - 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire +1 3 £400 +28.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £290 -17.14% 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Kent +1 1 £425 +30.76% 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 85 (86.73%) Selenium
2 77 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (52.04%) C#
4 48 (48.98%) Scrum
5 40 (40.82%) BDD
6 39 (39.80%) SpecFlow
7 38 (38.78%) Java
8 37 (37.76%) Test Scripting
9 31 (31.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (31.63%) .NET
10 30 (30.61%) User Stories
11 28 (28.57%) Regression Testing
11 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
11 28 (28.57%) QA
12 27 (27.55%) Cucumber
13 26 (26.53%) WebDriver
14 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
14 25 (25.51%) Oracle
15 24 (24.49%) Defect Tracking
16 23 (23.47%) F#
17 21 (21.43%) SC Cleared
17 21 (21.43%) Automation Testing
17 21 (21.43%) JavaScript
17 21 (21.43%) SQL
17 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
17 21 (21.43%) JIRA
18 19 (19.39%) XML
19 18 (18.37%) Migration
19 18 (18.37%) ISEB
19 18 (18.37%) HP UFT

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 11 (11.22%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (1.02%) Drupal
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) SaaS
4 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.02%) Internet
1 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.02%) DB2
5 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 85 (86.73%) Selenium
2 39 (39.80%) SpecFlow
3 31 (31.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (27.55%) Cucumber
5 26 (26.53%) WebDriver
6 21 (21.43%) JIRA
7 18 (18.37%) HP UFT
8 12 (12.24%) SoapUI
9 9 (9.18%) Jenkins
10 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
10 8 (8.16%) Visual Studio
11 7 (7.14%) Appium
12 5 (5.10%) Protractor
13 4 (4.08%) Calabash
13 4 (4.08%) Capybara
13 4 (4.08%) LoadRunner
14 3 (3.06%) JMeter
14 3 (3.06%) QADirector
14 3 (3.06%) QARun
14 3 (3.06%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Marketing
2 3 (3.06%) Military
3 2 (2.04%) Electronics
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.63%) .NET
2 19 (19.39%) XML
3 11 (11.22%) Gherkin
4 10 (10.20%) Web Services
5 9 (9.18%) .NET Framework
6 7 (7.14%) RESTful
7 6 (6.12%) SOAP
8 5 (5.10%) AngularJS
8 5 (5.10%) HTML
9 3 (3.06%) CSS
10 2 (2.04%) REST
11 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.02%) Behat
11 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
11 1 (1.02%) Node.js
11 1 (1.02%) Spring
11 1 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.02%) AS400
2 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.02%) iPhone
2 1 (1.02%) IVR
2 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.02%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) Unix
1 9 (9.18%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.98%) Scrum
3 40 (40.82%) BDD
4 37 (37.76%) Test Scripting
5 30 (30.61%) User Stories
6 28 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 25 (25.51%) Test Automation
8 24 (24.49%) Defect Tracking
9 21 (21.43%) Automation Testing
10 18 (18.37%) Automated Testing
10 18 (18.37%) Migration
11 16 (16.33%) Test Strategy
12 12 (12.24%) Security Testing
13 11 (11.22%) TDD
14 10 (10.20%) Performance Testing
15 9 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (8.16%) Defect Management
16 8 (8.16%) Unit Testing
17 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (52.04%) C#
2 38 (38.78%) Java
3 23 (23.47%) F#
4 21 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 21 (21.43%) SQL
5 17 (17.35%) C++
6 13 (13.27%) VBScript
7 6 (6.12%) Ruby
8 4 (4.08%) Groovy
8 4 (4.08%) PHP
8 4 (4.08%) Scala
9 2 (2.04%) C
9 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.04%) VB
10 1 (1.02%) Perl
10 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.02%) Python
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.37%) ISEB
3 10 (10.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.18%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.10%) DBS Check
6 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) SDET
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (25.51%) Oracle
2 16 (16.33%) HP
3 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.08%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
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