The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
UK
Rank 338 469 440
Rank change year-on-year
+131 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 277 153 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 112 119
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Tester
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 January 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
England +125 256 £375 +3.09% 75
London +56 102 £417 +4.31% 24
South East +27 36 £374 +0.33% 12
North West +41 26 £320 +6.66% 14
South West +20 24 £355 +1.42% 4
Manchester +30 19 £320 +5.78% 11
Yorkshire +11 18 £363 +13.28% 9
Scotland +38 17 £375 -3.22%
North East -3 15 £306 -25.30% 2
Tyne and Wear -6 15 £306 -25.30% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 15 £306 -25.30% 2
City of London -3 14 £475 +26.66% 4
East of England -2 13 £313 -10.71% 3
West Yorkshire +9 12 £375 +17.18% 7
Leeds +10 11 £383 +19.53% 7
West Midlands -3 10 £320 -11.72% 3
Swindon +7 9 £355 -1.04%
Wiltshire +5 9 £355 +1.42%
Edinburgh +19 8 £375 -3.22%
West Sussex +8 8 £450 +56.52% 2
Hampshire +10 7 £475 +26.66% 3
East Midlands +6 6 £331 +32.50% 4
South Yorkshire - 6 £361 - 1
Sheffield - 6 £361 - 1
Livingston +1 5 - -
West Lothian 0 5 - -
Hertfordshire -7 5 £310 -24.84% 1
Somerset - 5 £475 -
Bristol - 5 £250 - 1
Cheshire +24 4 £163 -45.83% 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 381 (75.00%) Selenium
2 352 (69.29%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (51.38%) Java
4 221 (43.50%) Cucumber
5 200 (39.37%) BDD
6 183 (36.02%) Test Automation
7 172 (33.86%) WebDriver
8 160 (31.50%) Automation Testing
9 152 (29.92%) Scrum
10 141 (27.76%) QA
11 126 (24.80%) Test Scripting
11 126 (24.80%) Automated Testing
11 126 (24.80%) Jenkins
12 114 (22.44%) C#
13 112 (22.05%) TDD
14 111 (21.85%) JIRA
15 106 (20.87%) Gherkin
16 96 (18.90%) SQL
17 95 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (15.94%) JavaScript
19 79 (15.55%) SoapUI
20 73 (14.37%) SpecFlow
21 70 (13.78%) Python
22 68 (13.39%) Regression Testing
23 67 (13.19%) Git (software)
24 64 (12.60%) Performance Testing
25 60 (11.81%) Kanban
25 60 (11.81%) User Stories
26 58 (11.42%) Ruby
26 58 (11.42%) Web Services

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 39 (7.68%) Confluence
2 16 (3.15%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.97%) CMS
4 7 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.59%) Apache
5 3 (0.59%) JBoss
6 2 (0.39%) Drupal
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.59%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.59%) MS Office
1 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.20%) Mingle
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.95%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.98%) Magento
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.15%) GitHub
3 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.79%) HTTP
2 3 (0.59%) Internet
2 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.20%) Firewall
3 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.20%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.20%) NAS
3 1 (0.20%) SAN
3 1 (0.20%) SSH
3 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.38%) DB2
3 7 (1.38%) GIS
4 6 (1.18%) QGIS
5 5 (0.98%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.79%) MySQL
6 4 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.79%) Spatial Data
7 3 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.59%) Big Data
8 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.20%) MS Access
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 381 (75.00%) Selenium
2 221 (43.50%) Cucumber
3 172 (33.86%) WebDriver
4 126 (24.80%) Jenkins
5 111 (21.85%) JIRA
6 79 (15.55%) SoapUI
7 73 (14.37%) SpecFlow
8 67 (13.19%) Git (software)
9 47 (9.25%) JUnit
10 45 (8.86%) HP UFT
10 45 (8.86%) JMeter
11 37 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 28 (5.51%) Protractor
13 26 (5.12%) Appium
14 24 (4.72%) TeamCity
15 22 (4.33%) Maven
15 22 (4.33%) NUnit
16 21 (4.13%) Visual Studio
17 19 (3.74%) JBehave
18 17 (3.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 53 (10.43%) Finance
2 21 (4.13%) Retail
3 16 (3.15%) Banking
4 9 (1.77%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.38%) Marketing
6 6 (1.18%) Electronics
6 6 (1.18%) Games
6 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.98%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (20.87%) Gherkin
2 58 (11.42%) Web Services
2 58 (11.42%) XML
3 54 (10.63%) .NET
4 51 (10.04%) RESTful
5 43 (8.46%) REST
6 41 (8.07%) SOAP
7 31 (6.10%) HTML
8 30 (5.91%) JSON
9 21 (4.13%) Spring
10 19 (3.74%) Node.js
11 18 (3.54%) AngularJS
12 15 (2.95%) .NET Framework
12 15 (2.95%) CSS
13 10 (1.97%) Chai
14 9 (1.77%) J2EE
15 8 (1.57%) Hibernate
16 6 (1.18%) XSD
17 5 (0.98%) HTML5
17 5 (0.98%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.76%) Mobile App
3 5 (0.98%) Smartphone
4 4 (0.79%) Fintech
5 3 (0.59%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.59%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.39%) Equities
6 2 (0.39%) NHS
6 2 (0.39%) User Experience
7 1 (0.20%) Blog
7 1 (0.20%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.20%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.20%) iPad
7 1 (0.20%) IVR
7 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.20%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.20%) Replication
7 1 (0.20%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 45 (8.86%) Unix
2 35 (6.89%) Linux
3 17 (3.35%) Windows
4 16 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.95%) Android
6 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (69.29%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (39.37%) BDD
3 183 (36.02%) Test Automation
4 160 (31.50%) Automation Testing
5 152 (29.92%) Scrum
6 126 (24.80%) Automated Testing
6 126 (24.80%) Test Scripting
7 112 (22.05%) TDD
8 95 (18.70%) Continuous Integration
9 68 (13.39%) Regression Testing
10 64 (12.60%) Performance Testing
11 60 (11.81%) Kanban
11 60 (11.81%) User Stories
12 56 (11.02%) Software Testing
13 53 (10.43%) Functional Testing
14 46 (9.06%) Test Strategy
15 45 (8.86%) Open Source
16 40 (7.87%) Continuous Delivery
16 40 (7.87%) Defect Tracking
16 40 (7.87%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 261 (51.38%) Java
2 114 (22.44%) C#
3 96 (18.90%) SQL
4 81 (15.94%) JavaScript
5 70 (13.78%) Python
6 58 (11.42%) Ruby
7 32 (6.30%) Scala
8 26 (5.12%) Groovy
9 19 (3.74%) VBScript
10 18 (3.54%) PHP
11 17 (3.35%) F#
12 16 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 16 (3.15%) C++
12 16 (3.15%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.36%) VB
14 9 (1.77%) Perl
15 6 (1.18%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.18%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.79%) C
16 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (8.07%) ISEB
2 33 (6.50%) ISTQB
2 33 (6.50%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 20 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.56%) Degree
5 12 (2.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.39%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.39%) HND
7 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (27.76%) QA
2 17 (3.35%) SDET
3 5 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (1.18%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.57%) Puppet
3 6 (1.18%) Ansible
4 4 (0.79%) Rancher
5 1 (0.20%) Ambari
5 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (6.89%) Microsoft
1 35 (6.89%) Oracle
2 29 (5.71%) Atlassian
3 24 (4.72%) HP
4 8 (1.57%) IBM
5 7 (1.38%) SAP
6 5 (0.98%) hybris
7 4 (0.79%) Green Hat
8 3 (0.59%) VMware
9 2 (0.39%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (0.39%) Dynatrace
9 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.39%) SaltStack
9 2 (0.39%) SOASTA, Inc
9 2 (0.39%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.20%) Apple
10 1 (0.20%) BMC
10 1 (0.20%) CA
10 1 (0.20%) Dell
10 1 (0.20%) ForgeRock
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