The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 461 507 517
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 134 71 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 51 39
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£363 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £137.50 £31.00 £170.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+343.54% -81.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year
- -81.76%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 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 22 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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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 +30 121 £366 +11.40% 21
London +53 81 £385 +11.19% 11
City of London +34 16 £375 +9.48% 3
South East +4 13 £313 -3.84% 3
East Midlands +4 7 £312 +3.86% 2
East of England -23 7 £338 -
Hampshire - 7 £289 -
Scotland -9 5 £365 -
South West -30 5 £325 -7.14% 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £350 -22.22%
Bristol -18 3 £350 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £355 -
North East - 3 £355 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £355 -
Wales - 2 £450 - 1
West Wales - 2 £450 - 1
North West - 2 £338 -
Essex - 2 £338 -
Swansea - 2 £450 - 1
Nottingham +10 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +8 1 £320 +28.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - - 2
Leeds +6 1 £320 +28.00% 2
Yorkshire +1 1 £320 +28.00% 3
East Sussex -4 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -16 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire -16 1 £300 -
Kent - 1 £235 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 142 (54.62%) Selenium
2 123 (47.31%) Test Automation
3 121 (46.54%) Java
4 111 (42.69%) BDD
5 107 (41.15%) Cucumber
5 107 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (34.62%) TDD
7 85 (32.69%) WebDriver
8 82 (31.54%) QA
9 78 (30.00%) Automation Testing
10 77 (29.62%) Test Scripting
11 73 (28.08%) Ruby
12 68 (26.15%) C#
13 67 (25.77%) Scrum
14 60 (23.08%) SQL
15 46 (17.69%) User Stories
16 45 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
17 41 (15.77%) JavaScript
17 41 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
18 40 (15.38%) Web Services
19 37 (14.23%) .NET
19 37 (14.23%) Automated Testing
20 36 (13.85%) Jenkins
21 35 (13.46%) HTML
22 34 (13.08%) Regression Testing
23 33 (12.69%) JIRA
24 32 (12.31%) XML
24 32 (12.31%) ISEB
25 31 (11.92%) E-Commerce
26 30 (11.54%) Oracle

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (2.31%) Node.js
2 3 (1.15%) Confluence
3 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.38%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) GitHub
1 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.00%) HTTP
2 4 (1.54%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.77%) NAS
3 2 (0.77%) Broadband
3 2 (0.77%) DHCP
3 2 (0.77%) FTP
3 2 (0.77%) Firewall
3 2 (0.77%) Wireless
3 2 (0.77%) Telnet
3 2 (0.77%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) SNMP
4 1 (0.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.15%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.46%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.08%) MySQL
4 4 (1.54%) Big Data
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 142 (54.62%) Selenium
2 107 (41.15%) Cucumber
3 85 (32.69%) WebDriver
4 45 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
5 36 (13.85%) Jenkins
6 33 (12.69%) JIRA
7 27 (10.38%) SoapUI
8 21 (8.08%) Calabash
9 19 (7.31%) JMeter
10 18 (6.92%) JBehave
10 18 (6.92%) JUnit
11 17 (6.54%) WATIR
12 15 (5.77%) Subversion
12 15 (5.77%) TeamCity
13 13 (5.00%) FitNesse
13 13 (5.00%) Maven
13 13 (5.00%) Git (software)
14 12 (4.62%) SpecFlow
14 12 (4.62%) CruiseControl
14 12 (4.62%) Capybara
General
1 21 (8.08%) Finance
2 9 (3.46%) Banking
3 6 (2.31%) Retail
4 4 (1.54%) Games
4 4 (1.54%) Publishing
4 4 (1.54%) Military
5 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.15%) Local Government
6 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.77%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.38%) Web Services
2 37 (14.23%) .NET
3 35 (13.46%) HTML
4 32 (12.31%) XML
5 30 (11.54%) JSON
6 20 (7.69%) SOAP
7 17 (6.54%) RESTful
8 15 (5.77%) XSLT
9 12 (4.62%) REST
9 12 (4.62%) CSS
10 11 (4.23%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.85%) Spring
11 10 (3.85%) JSP
12 9 (3.46%) Gherkin
13 7 (2.69%) HTML5
14 6 (2.31%) OLE
14 6 (2.31%) Sass
15 5 (1.92%) Middleware
16 4 (1.54%) jQuery
16 4 (1.54%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.08%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.38%) Open Source
3 10 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.31%) Video on Demand
5 4 (1.54%) IPTV
5 4 (1.54%) STB
5 4 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.77%) GIS
6 2 (0.77%) Firmware
6 2 (0.77%) Streaming Video
6 2 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.38%) Handset
7 1 (0.38%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.38%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 26 (10.00%) Android
1 26 (10.00%) Linux
2 24 (9.23%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.00%) UNIX
4 4 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (47.31%) Test Automation
2 111 (42.69%) BDD
3 107 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (34.62%) TDD
5 78 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 77 (29.62%) Test Scripting
7 67 (25.77%) Scrum
8 46 (17.69%) User Stories
9 41 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (14.23%) Automated Testing
11 34 (13.08%) Regression Testing
12 31 (11.92%) E-Commerce
13 22 (8.46%) Software Testing
14 19 (7.31%) Performance Testing
15 18 (6.92%) Integration Testing
16 16 (6.15%) OO
17 15 (5.77%) Pair Programming
18 14 (5.38%) Manual Testing
19 11 (4.23%) Kanban
20 10 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (46.54%) Java
2 73 (28.08%) Ruby
3 68 (26.15%) C#
4 60 (23.08%) SQL
5 41 (15.77%) JavaScript
6 29 (11.15%) PHP
7 26 (10.00%) VB
8 18 (6.92%) Shell Script
8 18 (6.92%) VBScript
8 18 (6.92%) Python
9 8 (3.08%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.08%) C++
10 7 (2.69%) Perl
11 6 (2.31%) Groovy
12 5 (1.92%) Scala
13 4 (1.54%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.15%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.15%) C
15 2 (0.77%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (12.31%) ISEB
2 23 (8.85%) ISTQB
3 22 (8.46%) Security Cleared
4 17 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.69%) Degree
6 6 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.54%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (31.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 25 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 30 (11.54%) Oracle
2 26 (10.00%) HP
3 14 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.54%) Green Hat
5 3 (1.15%) JBoss
6 2 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.38%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.38%) CA
7 1 (0.38%) Siebel
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