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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 233 233 236
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 39 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.34% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.36% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 9
Median daily rate £368 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £462 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -
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
8278 9120 8684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.11% 94.83% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4993 5494 4789
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 £240 £230 £200
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 369 419 424
Median hourly rate £21.81 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.29% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +8 17 £410 +7.89% 1
Surrey +8 9 £360 +18.03%
Berkshire +5 6 £400 +11.88% 4
West Sussex +3 4 £300 -22.58%
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £270 -10.00%
Middlesex -4 1 - -
Kent - 1 £250 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 62 (76.54%) Selenium
2 60 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (50.62%) Java
3 41 (50.62%) C#
4 40 (49.38%) Test Scripting
4 40 (49.38%) BDD
5 39 (48.15%) Scrum
6 37 (45.68%) .NET
6 37 (45.68%) SpecFlow
7 32 (39.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (35.80%) WebDriver
9 26 (32.10%) SC Cleared
9 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
10 25 (30.86%) User Stories
11 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
12 22 (27.16%) F#
12 22 (27.16%) Test Strategy
13 21 (25.93%) Cucumber
14 20 (24.69%) Defect Tracking
14 20 (24.69%) HP UFT
15 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
15 18 (22.22%) Oracle
15 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
15 18 (22.22%) QA
16 17 (20.99%) JIRA
16 17 (20.99%) ISEB
16 17 (20.99%) Migration
17 16 (19.75%) Automated Testing
18 15 (18.52%) Automation Testing
19 14 (17.28%) 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 6 (7.41%) Confluence
2 2 (2.47%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.23%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.70%) MySQL
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.47%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.47%) Big Data
3 2 (2.47%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (76.54%) Selenium
2 37 (45.68%) SpecFlow
3 32 (39.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (35.80%) WebDriver
5 21 (25.93%) Cucumber
6 20 (24.69%) HP UFT
7 17 (20.99%) JIRA
8 11 (13.58%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 8 (9.88%) SoapUI
11 7 (8.64%) TestComplete
12 6 (7.41%) JMeter
13 5 (6.17%) Appium
13 5 (6.17%) JUnit
13 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
14 3 (3.70%) PigUnit
14 3 (3.70%) PyUnit
14 3 (3.70%) RSpec
15 2 (2.47%) Gatling
16 1 (1.23%) JBehave
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Military
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (45.68%) .NET
2 14 (17.28%) Web Services
3 11 (13.58%) RESTful
4 10 (12.35%) XML
5 7 (8.64%) Gherkin
6 5 (6.17%) SOAP
7 4 (4.94%) .NET Framework
8 3 (3.70%) HTML
9 2 (2.47%) Apache Tez
10 1 (1.23%) Play Framework
10 1 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.23%) AS400
3 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.23%) iPhone
3 1 (1.23%) IVR
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.23%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
2 4 (4.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (49.38%) BDD
2 40 (49.38%) Test Scripting
3 39 (48.15%) Scrum
4 25 (30.86%) User Stories
5 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
6 22 (27.16%) Test Strategy
7 20 (24.69%) Defect Tracking
8 18 (22.22%) Regression Testing
8 18 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 17 (20.99%) Migration
10 16 (19.75%) Automated Testing
11 15 (18.52%) Automation Testing
12 11 (13.58%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (13.58%) Performance Testing
13 9 (11.11%) Security Testing
14 8 (9.88%) TDD
15 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (7.41%) Unit Testing
17 5 (6.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 41 (50.62%) C#
1 41 (50.62%) Java
2 22 (27.16%) F#
3 13 (16.05%) C++
4 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.11%) SQL
5 8 (9.88%) VBScript
6 6 (7.41%) PHP
7 5 (6.17%) Python
8 4 (4.94%) Groovy
8 4 (4.94%) Scala
9 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.70%) C
10 1 (1.23%) RPG
10 1 (1.23%) Ruby
10 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.23%) VBA
10 1 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (32.10%) SC Cleared
1 26 (32.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) ISEB
3 14 (17.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
5 8 (9.88%) DBS Check
6 5 (6.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) HDFS
2 1 (1.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.47%) Oozie
3 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.64%) HP
4 3 (3.70%) Atlassian
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