The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 236 233 224
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 21 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £258 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.03% -25.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £213 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £344 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00
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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
8465 8291 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.45% 92.53% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4905 4528 3914
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 416 580
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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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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
Berkshire +10 8 £378 +25.83%
Hampshire -2 5 £340 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £225 -18.18%
East Sussex - 3 £325 -
Surrey +4 1 £223 - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (67.50%) Selenium
3 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
4 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
5 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
6 13 (32.50%) Java
7 12 (30.00%) SQL
7 12 (30.00%) ISEB
7 12 (30.00%) Automation Testing
8 11 (27.50%) QA
8 11 (27.50%) Scrum
8 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (25.00%) C#
9 10 (25.00%) JIRA
10 8 (20.00%) .NET
11 7 (17.50%) Oracle
11 7 (17.50%) XML
11 7 (17.50%) UNIX
11 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
11 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
11 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
11 7 (17.50%) BDD
12 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
12 6 (15.00%) TDD
12 6 (15.00%) Retail
13 5 (12.50%) HP
13 5 (12.50%) VBScript
13 5 (12.50%) VB
13 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 5 (12.50%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) DB2
2 3 (7.50%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (67.50%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 10 (25.00%) JIRA
4 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
5 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
6 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 4 (10.00%) Appium
7 4 (10.00%) Subversion
8 3 (7.50%) IntelliJ
8 3 (7.50%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (7.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (7.50%) Calabash
8 3 (7.50%) JBehave
9 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
9 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 2 (5.00%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (5.00%) RSpec
9 2 (5.00%) Toad
9 2 (5.00%) Xcode
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) XML
3 4 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) J2EE
4 3 (7.50%) Flash
4 3 (7.50%) WPF
4 3 (7.50%) RESTful
4 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Robotics
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) UNIX
2 5 (12.50%) Android
3 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.50%) Windows
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (30.00%) Automation Testing
5 11 (27.50%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
6 7 (17.50%) BDD
7 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) System Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
10 3 (7.50%) Coaching
10 3 (7.50%) User Stories
10 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Load Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Document Management
10 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
11 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 12 (30.00%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) C#
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) VBScript
4 5 (12.50%) VB
5 4 (10.00%) Python
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby
7 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
4 4 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) webMethods
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
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