The first table below looks at the demand for the Automated Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Tester
Rank 573 554 571
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Tester 15 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.018% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.019% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Automated Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automated Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automated Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Automated Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automated Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Automated Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Tester
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -25 14 £375 +11.11% 5
London +16 4 £425 -5.55% 3
City of London +16 3 £425 -5.55%
South West -18 3 £375 +7.14%
Gloucestershire - 3 £375 -
Yorkshire +7 2 - -
South East -12 2 £278 -14.61% 1
East Sussex - 1 £365 -
Wales - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £190 -
Brighton - 1 £365 -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Automated Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated 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 Automated Tester in their job title.

1 37 (82.22%) Selenium
2 21 (46.67%) Scrum
2 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 14 (31.11%) Java
4 14 (31.11%) Cucumber
5 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
5 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
6 11 (24.44%) TDD
6 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
7 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.78%) BDD
9 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
9 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.78%) SQL
10 7 (15.56%) SOAP
10 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (15.56%) QA
10 7 (15.56%) Kanban
10 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) Open Source
11 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.33%) C#
12 5 (11.11%) PHP
12 5 (11.11%) Finance
12 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Zend

Automated Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated 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 Automated Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 3 (6.67%) Mule
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (82.22%) Selenium
2 14 (31.11%) Cucumber
3 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
4 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
5 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
6 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (11.11%) Maven
8 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
8 4 (8.89%) Firebug
8 4 (8.89%) JUnit
9 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
9 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (6.67%) Gerrit
9 3 (6.67%) Behat
10 2 (4.44%) JMeter
11 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
11 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
11 1 (2.22%) Ant
11 1 (2.22%) JIRA
11 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (4.44%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) SOAP
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) XML
2 3 (6.67%) XSD
2 3 (6.67%) XSLT
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Open Source
2 3 (6.67%) DTV
2 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Scrum
1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (28.89%) Automated Testing
4 11 (24.44%) TDD
5 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.78%) BDD
8 7 (15.56%) Kanban
9 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 4 (8.89%) Time Management
12 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (6.67%) Programme Management
13 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
13 2 (4.44%) Load Testing
13 2 (4.44%) Test Management
14 1 (2.22%) ETL
14 1 (2.22%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Zend
2 3 (6.67%) SAP
2 3 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) HP
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