The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Test Specialist
Rank 592 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Test Specialist 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Automated Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automated Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Test Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automated Test Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Specialist
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing

Automated Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared