The first table below looks at the demand for the Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 448 510 515
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 143 63 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 44 38
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £137.50 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+343.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
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 1983 2115 2716
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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +67 130 £350 - 21
London +49 85 £400 +14.28% 10
City of London +32 17 £375 +7.14% 5
South East -1 13 £313 -3.84% 6
East Midlands +7 10 £320 +6.48% 2
Scotland -14 8 £365 -
Derbyshire - 8 £320 -
East of England -10 7 £338 - 2
Hampshire - 7 £289 - 1
Derby - 6 £320 -
Yorkshire +3 5 £320 +28.00%
South West -27 5 £325 -7.14%
West Yorkshire +2 4 £320 +28.00%
Leeds -1 4 £320 +28.00%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £350 +75.00% 1
Bristol -20 3 £350 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 - 1
North West - 3 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire +16 2 - - 2
Nottingham +15 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -18 2 £345 -
Manchester - 2 £325 - 1
Reading -2 1 - - 1
Berkshire -6 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title.

1 145 (55.13%) Selenium
2 130 (49.43%) Test Automation
3 125 (47.53%) Java
4 114 (43.35%) BDD
5 112 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (40.68%) Cucumber
7 93 (35.36%) TDD
8 87 (33.08%) WebDriver
9 82 (31.18%) QA
10 80 (30.42%) Automation Testing
11 76 (28.90%) C#
12 75 (28.52%) Test Scripting
13 74 (28.14%) Ruby
14 72 (27.38%) Scrum
15 60 (22.81%) SQL
16 44 (16.73%) Web Services
16 44 (16.73%) User Stories
17 42 (15.97%) JavaScript
17 42 (15.97%) QuickTest Pro
17 42 (15.97%) Automated Testing
18 41 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
19 38 (14.45%) Jenkins
20 35 (13.31%) HTML
20 35 (13.31%) XML
21 34 (12.93%) E-Commerce
21 34 (12.93%) ISEB
22 33 (12.55%) .NET
22 33 (12.55%) JIRA
23 32 (12.17%) JSON
24 30 (11.41%) Oracle

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automation 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 Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.28%) Node.js
2 3 (1.14%) Confluence
2 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) Drupal
4 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Office 365
1 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.94%) HTTP
2 4 (1.52%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) NAS
4 1 (0.38%) Broadband
4 1 (0.38%) DHCP
4 1 (0.38%) FTP
4 1 (0.38%) SNMP
4 1 (0.38%) SAN
4 1 (0.38%) Telnet
4 1 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.84%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.42%) MySQL
3 8 (3.04%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.28%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.52%) Big Data
6 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 145 (55.13%) Selenium
2 107 (40.68%) Cucumber
3 87 (33.08%) WebDriver
4 42 (15.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 38 (14.45%) Jenkins
6 33 (12.55%) JIRA
7 27 (10.27%) SoapUI
8 21 (7.98%) Calabash
9 20 (7.60%) JBehave
9 20 (7.60%) JMeter
10 18 (6.84%) JUnit
10 18 (6.84%) WATIR
11 17 (6.46%) FitNesse
11 17 (6.46%) TeamCity
12 14 (5.32%) Subversion
12 14 (5.32%) CruiseControl
13 13 (4.94%) Maven
13 13 (4.94%) Robotium
14 12 (4.56%) Git (software)
14 12 (4.56%) Capybara
General
1 26 (9.89%) Finance
2 11 (4.18%) Banking
3 6 (2.28%) Retail
4 5 (1.90%) Publishing
5 4 (1.52%) Games
5 4 (1.52%) Military
6 3 (1.14%) Local Government
6 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.76%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.73%) Web Services
2 35 (13.31%) HTML
2 35 (13.31%) XML
3 33 (12.55%) .NET
4 32 (12.17%) JSON
5 19 (7.22%) SOAP
6 17 (6.46%) RESTful
7 16 (6.08%) XSLT
8 13 (4.94%) REST
9 11 (4.18%) CSS
10 10 (3.80%) ASP.NET
10 10 (3.80%) Spring
11 9 (3.42%) JSP
11 9 (3.42%) Gherkin
12 8 (3.04%) HTML5
13 6 (2.28%) Sass
13 6 (2.28%) OLE
14 5 (1.90%) Middleware
14 5 (1.90%) Android SDK
15 4 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.37%) Mobile App
2 17 (6.46%) Open Source
3 13 (4.94%) Client/Server
4 12 (4.56%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.66%) Video on Demand
6 5 (1.90%) IPTV
6 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.14%) STB
8 2 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.76%) GIS
8 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.38%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.38%) Handset
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.89%) Linux
2 23 (8.75%) Android
3 20 (7.60%) Apple iOS
4 14 (5.32%) UNIX
5 4 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (49.43%) Test Automation
2 114 (43.35%) BDD
3 112 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (35.36%) TDD
5 80 (30.42%) Automation Testing
6 75 (28.52%) Test Scripting
7 72 (27.38%) Scrum
8 44 (16.73%) User Stories
9 42 (15.97%) Automated Testing
10 41 (15.59%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (12.93%) E-Commerce
12 21 (7.98%) Software Testing
13 18 (6.84%) Regression Testing
13 18 (6.84%) Integration Testing
14 17 (6.46%) Performance Testing
14 17 (6.46%) Pair Programming
15 14 (5.32%) OO
16 13 (4.94%) SOA
16 13 (4.94%) Manual Testing
17 12 (4.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (47.53%) Java
2 76 (28.90%) C#
3 74 (28.14%) Ruby
4 60 (22.81%) SQL
5 42 (15.97%) JavaScript
6 27 (10.27%) PHP
7 25 (9.51%) VB
8 20 (7.60%) Shell Script
9 18 (6.84%) Python
9 18 (6.84%) VBScript
10 8 (3.04%) C++
11 7 (2.66%) Groovy
11 7 (2.66%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.28%) Perl
13 3 (1.14%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.14%) Scala
13 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.14%) C
13 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.76%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (12.93%) ISEB
2 25 (9.51%) ISTQB
3 22 (8.37%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.46%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.66%) Degree
6 5 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (31.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (10.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 30 (11.41%) Oracle
2 27 (10.27%) HP
3 14 (5.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.52%) Green Hat
5 3 (1.14%) JBoss
6 2 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Zend
7 1 (0.38%) Siebel
7 1 (0.38%) CA
7 1 (0.38%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
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