The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / South West
Rank 114 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 27 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.99% 0.37% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.39% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 2
Median daily rate £313 £346 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% +10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £310 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £424 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2585 2827 3020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.14% 96.16% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1677 1868 1919
Median daily rate £388 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 168 143
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the South West region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester across the South West region.

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 February 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
Wiltshire +4 9 £310 -15.64% 1
Bristol - 8 £250 - 2
Somerset +4 5 £475 +46.15% 4
Devon -3 3 £306 -26.26%
Gloucestershire +2 2 £336 -32.75%
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 34 (79.07%) Selenium
2 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (72.09%) Java
3 21 (48.84%) BDD
4 19 (44.19%) Cucumber
5 15 (34.88%) Automation Testing
6 13 (30.23%) Test Automation
6 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
7 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
7 11 (25.58%) SQL
8 10 (23.26%) Finance
9 9 (20.93%) Web Services
9 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
9 9 (20.93%) REST
10 8 (18.60%) SOAP
11 6 (13.95%) Scrum
11 6 (13.95%) Gherkin
12 5 (11.63%) TestComplete
12 5 (11.63%) TDD
12 5 (11.63%) Banking
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
13 4 (9.30%) HP UFT
13 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
13 4 (9.30%) JIRA
13 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Build Automation
13 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
14 3 (6.98%) SDLC
14 3 (6.98%) Jenkins

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) GIS
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (79.07%) Selenium
2 19 (44.19%) Cucumber
3 13 (30.23%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.63%) TestComplete
5 4 (9.30%) HP UFT
5 4 (9.30%) JIRA
6 3 (6.98%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.98%) JMeter
6 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.65%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.65%) Spock
7 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.33%) Maven
8 1 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
8 1 (2.33%) TestRail
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) REST
1 9 (20.93%) Web Services
2 8 (18.60%) SOAP
3 6 (13.95%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (48.84%) BDD
3 15 (34.88%) Automation Testing
4 13 (30.23%) Test Automation
5 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
8 5 (11.63%) TDD
9 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Build Automation
9 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.98%) SDLC
11 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.65%) Defect Management
11 2 (4.65%) DevOps
11 2 (4.65%) Functional Testing
11 2 (4.65%) QA Automation
11 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) SQL
3 3 (6.98%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) VB
3 3 (6.98%) VBScript
4 2 (4.65%) Groovy
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
1 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) HP
2 1 (2.33%) IBM
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (2.33%) SAP