The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 231 228 247
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 13 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.094% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
+6.57% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8451 7861 9051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.73% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4612 4106 4135
Average daily rate £350 £355 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 530 637
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Automation Tester
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1
Berkshire 0 2 £300 -7.69% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £313 +56.25% 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
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England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (73.33%) C#
2 16 (53.33%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle
2 16 (53.33%) HP
2 16 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (40.00%) VB
5 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (30.00%) Selenium
7 9 (30.00%) CRM
7 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 8 (26.67%) JSP
8 8 (26.67%) ISEB
8 8 (26.67%) HTML
8 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
8 8 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
8 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Functional Testing
9 7 (23.33%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (20.00%) VBScript
10 6 (20.00%) Java
10 6 (20.00%) OLE
10 6 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (30.00%) Selenium
3 6 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.00%) JIRA
6 2 (6.67%) JMeter
6 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
7 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
7 1 (3.33%) PHPUnit
7 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.33%) Hudson
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.33%) Ant
7 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
7 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Military
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) .NET
2 9 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) JSP
3 8 (26.67%) HTML
4 6 (20.00%) OLE
5 2 (6.67%) SOAP
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (6.67%) WCF
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Open Source
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 15 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) CRM
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
6 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) C#
2 12 (40.00%) VB
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.00%) Java
4 6 (20.00%) VBScript
5 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) PHP
7 2 (6.67%) C
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Oracle
1 16 (53.33%) HP
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Siebel
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