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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 129 139 123
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 14 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.41% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 15
Median daily rate £368 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -
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 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
2652 3045 3146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.05% 95.75% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1744 2062 2016
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 150 231
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.63 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 2016.

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 11 December 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
Wiltshire -2 5 £355 +1.42%
Gloucestershire +8 3 £470 - 3
Somerset - 3 - -
Devon -2 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 21 (77.78%) Selenium
2 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Java
3 14 (51.85%) Automation Testing
4 13 (48.15%) BDD
5 10 (37.04%) SQL
6 9 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
8 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
8 7 (25.93%) QA
8 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
9 6 (22.22%) TestComplete
9 6 (22.22%) TDD
9 6 (22.22%) Gherkin
10 5 (18.52%) Python
10 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
11 4 (14.81%) JMeter
11 4 (14.81%) Finance
11 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
11 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.81%) VB
11 4 (14.81%) REST
12 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
12 3 (11.11%) Zephyr
12 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (11.11%) Ruby
12 3 (11.11%) VBScript
12 3 (11.11%) SOAP
12 3 (11.11%) Web Services
12 3 (11.11%) HP

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (77.78%) Selenium
2 9 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
4 6 (22.22%) TestComplete
5 4 (14.81%) HP UFT
5 4 (14.81%) JMeter
6 3 (11.11%) Zephyr
7 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
7 2 (7.41%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
7 2 (7.41%) SpecFlow
7 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
8 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
8 1 (3.70%) JIRA
8 1 (3.70%) Ranorex
8 1 (3.70%) Sahi
8 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
8 1 (3.70%) WATIR
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 4 (14.81%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Automation Testing
3 13 (48.15%) BDD
4 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
9 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.41%) QA Automation
9 2 (7.41%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) SDLC
10 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
10 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Python
4 4 (14.81%) VB
5 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 3 (11.11%) Ruby
5 3 (11.11%) VBScript
6 2 (7.41%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) C++
6 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
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