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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / South East
Rank 202 229 228
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 36 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 14
Median daily rate £374 £373 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £288 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £403 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
6771 7819 8709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.29% 94.24% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3909 4585 4713
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 405 424
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
West Sussex +8 8 £450 +56.52% 2
Hampshire +10 7 £475 +26.66% 3
Berkshire +12 4 £350 -12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -2 4 £369 -7.40% 2
Surrey +13 3 £375 +2.73% 2
Sussex - 3 £373 -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £290 -17.14% 2
Kent - 2 £425 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 75 (88.24%) Selenium
2 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (51.76%) C#
4 40 (47.06%) Scrum
5 34 (40.00%) BDD
6 33 (38.82%) SpecFlow
7 29 (34.12%) QA
8 28 (32.94%) Java
9 27 (31.76%) Test Scripting
9 27 (31.76%) Cucumber
9 27 (31.76%) WebDriver
10 25 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (29.41%) Oracle
11 23 (27.06%) JIRA
11 23 (27.06%) User Stories
12 22 (25.88%) Software Testing
12 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
12 22 (25.88%) Regression Testing
13 21 (24.71%) Test Automation
14 20 (23.53%) SQL
14 20 (23.53%) .NET
15 19 (22.35%) Automated Testing
15 19 (22.35%) Defect Tracking
16 18 (21.18%) Automation Testing
16 18 (21.18%) XML
17 17 (20.00%) F#
18 15 (17.65%) HP
18 15 (17.65%) ISEB
19 14 (16.47%) Migration
19 14 (16.47%) Oracle Applications

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 (12.94%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) JBoss
3 1 (1.18%) Drupal
3 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.18%) Internet
1 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.29%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) DB2
4 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 75 (88.24%) Selenium
2 33 (38.82%) SpecFlow
3 27 (31.76%) Cucumber
3 27 (31.76%) WebDriver
4 25 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (27.06%) JIRA
6 13 (15.29%) HP UFT
7 12 (14.12%) SoapUI
8 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 9 (10.59%) Jenkins
10 7 (8.24%) Protractor
11 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
12 5 (5.88%) Appium
13 4 (4.71%) Calabash
13 4 (4.71%) Capybara
13 4 (4.71%) LoadRunner
14 3 (3.53%) FitNesse
14 3 (3.53%) QADirector
14 3 (3.53%) QARun
14 3 (3.53%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Military
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) .NET
2 18 (21.18%) XML
3 11 (12.94%) Gherkin
4 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
5 9 (10.59%) Web Services
6 7 (8.24%) RESTful
6 7 (8.24%) SOAP
7 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.71%) CSS
8 4 (4.71%) HTML
9 2 (2.35%) Node.js
9 2 (2.35%) REST
9 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
10 1 (1.18%) Behat
10 1 (1.18%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.41%) Unix
1 8 (9.41%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (47.06%) Scrum
3 34 (40.00%) BDD
4 27 (31.76%) Test Scripting
5 23 (27.06%) User Stories
6 22 (25.88%) Regression Testing
6 22 (25.88%) Software Testing
7 21 (24.71%) Test Automation
8 19 (22.35%) Automated Testing
8 19 (22.35%) Defect Tracking
9 18 (21.18%) Automation Testing
10 14 (16.47%) Migration
11 12 (14.12%) Security Testing
11 12 (14.12%) TDD
12 11 (12.94%) Test Strategy
13 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
14 9 (10.59%) Defect Management
15 8 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
16 7 (8.24%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.76%) C#
2 28 (32.94%) Java
3 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.53%) SQL
5 17 (20.00%) F#
6 12 (14.12%) C++
7 9 (10.59%) VBScript
8 5 (5.88%) Ruby
8 5 (5.88%) Scala
9 4 (4.71%) Groovy
9 4 (4.71%) PHP
10 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.35%) VB
10 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.18%) Perl
11 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) ISEB
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.59%) ISTQB
4 8 (9.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.12%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) SDET
3 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.71%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (29.41%) Oracle
2 15 (17.65%) HP
3 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.71%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.35%) SAP