The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Test Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Test Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Test Developer
Rank 609 576 587
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Test Developer 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.002% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£370 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Automated Test Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Test Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automated Test Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Test Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Test Developer within the UK.

Automated Test Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Test Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Automated Test Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automated Test Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Test Developer within the UK.

Automated Test Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Developer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Test Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
England -24 4 £370 - 2
London - 1 £500 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Automated Test Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Developer 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 Automated Test Developer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (75.00%) QA
2 6 (75.00%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Ranorex
4 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) ETRM
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) XQuery
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Ant
5 2 (25.00%) JUnit
5 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX

Automated Test Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Developer 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 Automated Test Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) Ranorex
2 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (25.00%) JBehave
3 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Hudson
3 2 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) Ant
3 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Maven
3 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) ETRM
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) XQuery
3 2 (25.00%) XPath
3 2 (25.00%) Groovy
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft