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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 429 461 478
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 212 199 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 139 127
Median daily rate £375 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 £137.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.60% -79.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.60% -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 198 £375 +2.73% 57
London -21 95 £380 -5.00% 21
South East +10 42 £375 +6.38% 6
Hampshire +19 18 £410 +12.32% 1
Croydon - 16 £380 -
North West +19 15 £425 +30.76% 12
City of London +37 13 £450 +28.57% 3
Yorkshire +17 13 £404 +40.43% 7
East of England +21 12 £375 +78.57% 4
Manchester +8 12 £520 +45.96% 9
West Yorkshire +15 11 £420 +33.33% 2
Leeds +12 11 £420 +33.33% 1
Scotland +12 10 £300 -20.00% 2
South West +13 9 £400 +77.77% 3
Surrey +11 9 £360 -6.49%
Andover -7 9 £445 +27.14%
West Midlands -20 9 £315 +0.80% 1
West Sussex +1 7 £500 +29.03%
Cambridgeshire +29 6 £375 +54.63%
Worthing -5 6 £500 +29.03%
North East -18 6 £295 +24.21% 2
Cambridge +25 5 £375 +54.63%
Glasgow +12 5 £300 -25.00% 1
Berkshire +4 5 £400 +12.67% 2
Bedfordshire - 5 £275 - 2
Edinburgh +6 4 - - 1
Bristol +2 4 £400 -5.88% 1
Birmingham -10 4 £150 -50.00%
Woking - 4 £375 -
Wiltshire +9 3 - - 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 266 (65.84%) Selenium
2 264 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (51.98%) Java
4 165 (40.84%) Cucumber
5 156 (38.61%) BDD
6 148 (36.63%) WebDriver
7 141 (34.90%) Scrum
8 121 (29.95%) Test Automation
9 108 (26.73%) Test Scripting
10 98 (24.26%) QA
11 97 (24.01%) Automation Testing
12 93 (23.02%) C#
13 89 (22.03%) JIRA
14 87 (21.53%) Automated Testing
15 86 (21.29%) Jenkins
16 77 (19.06%) Functional Testing
17 76 (18.81%) SQL
18 74 (18.32%) .NET
19 66 (16.34%) JavaScript
20 65 (16.09%) TDD
20 65 (16.09%) SpecFlow
21 61 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (13.61%) Regression Testing
23 52 (12.87%) JMeter
24 51 (12.62%) Ruby
24 51 (12.62%) Git (software)
24 51 (12.62%) Security Cleared
25 50 (12.38%) Performance Testing
26 48 (11.88%) HP UFT
27 46 (11.39%) Gherkin

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 13 (3.22%) Confluence
2 11 (2.72%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.48%) Apache
4 8 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.73%) JBoss
6 6 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.24%) CMS
7 5 (1.24%) IIS
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.48%) MS Office
2 10 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.50%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Magento
2 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.45%) HTTP
2 8 (1.98%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.25%) Internet
3 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (3.47%) DB2
4 9 (2.23%) Big Data
4 9 (2.23%) MySQL
5 5 (1.24%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (1.24%) GIS
5 5 (1.24%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.24%) QGIS
5 5 (1.24%) Spatial Data
6 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.50%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 266 (65.84%) Selenium
2 165 (40.84%) Cucumber
3 148 (36.63%) WebDriver
4 89 (22.03%) JIRA
5 86 (21.29%) Jenkins
6 65 (16.09%) SpecFlow
7 52 (12.87%) JMeter
8 51 (12.62%) Git (software)
9 48 (11.88%) HP UFT
10 45 (11.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (10.40%) SoapUI
12 35 (8.66%) Appium
13 27 (6.68%) Subversion
14 26 (6.44%) Calabash
14 26 (6.44%) JUnit
15 23 (5.69%) LoadRunner
16 20 (4.95%) Visual Studio
17 15 (3.71%) SonarQube
18 14 (3.47%) Maven
18 14 (3.47%) TestComplete
General
1 44 (10.89%) Finance
2 14 (3.47%) Retail
3 12 (2.97%) Banking
4 9 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.24%) Military
7 4 (0.99%) Games
8 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Electronics
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (18.32%) .NET
2 46 (11.39%) Gherkin
3 43 (10.64%) HTML
3 43 (10.64%) RESTful
4 41 (10.15%) XML
5 39 (9.65%) REST
5 39 (9.65%) Web Services
6 30 (7.43%) JSON
7 19 (4.70%) CSS
8 18 (4.46%) SOAP
9 8 (1.98%) OAuth
9 8 (1.98%) SAML
10 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.49%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.24%) LAMP
12 5 (1.24%) PostGIS
12 5 (1.24%) SailPoint
12 5 (1.24%) XHTML
13 4 (0.99%) Behat
13 4 (0.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.92%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.24%) iPhone
4 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.74%) Fixed Income
5 3 (0.74%) Wiki
6 2 (0.50%) Blog
6 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.50%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.50%) IVR
6 2 (0.50%) User Experience
7 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.25%) Derivative
7 1 (0.25%) DTCC
7 1 (0.25%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.25%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.25%) STB
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.91%) Unix
2 25 (6.19%) Linux
3 22 (5.45%) Android
4 18 (4.46%) Windows
5 16 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.24%) Solaris
7 4 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (38.61%) BDD
3 141 (34.90%) Scrum
4 121 (29.95%) Test Automation
5 108 (26.73%) Test Scripting
6 97 (24.01%) Automation Testing
7 87 (21.53%) Automated Testing
8 77 (19.06%) Functional Testing
9 65 (16.09%) TDD
10 61 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (13.61%) Regression Testing
12 50 (12.38%) Performance Testing
13 42 (10.40%) Software Testing
14 40 (9.90%) Non-Functional Testing
14 40 (9.90%) User Stories
15 35 (8.66%) Defect Tracking
15 35 (8.66%) Test Strategy
16 26 (6.44%) Kanban
17 25 (6.19%) Exploratory Testing
18 24 (5.94%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 210 (51.98%) Java
2 93 (23.02%) C#
3 76 (18.81%) SQL
4 66 (16.34%) JavaScript
5 51 (12.62%) Ruby
6 28 (6.93%) Python
7 23 (5.69%) F#
8 18 (4.46%) C++
9 17 (4.21%) VBScript
10 16 (3.96%) Groovy
10 16 (3.96%) PHP
11 14 (3.47%) VB
12 9 (2.23%) Perl
13 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.98%) C
13 8 (1.98%) Scala
14 5 (1.24%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.99%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 41 (10.15%) ISEB
4 28 (6.93%) ISTQB
5 21 (5.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (3.22%) Degree
7 9 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.98%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (24.26%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) SDET
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) Basel III
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) Docker
2 2 (0.50%) HDFS
3 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.24%) Ansible
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.50%) Oozie
4 1 (0.25%) Nagios
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (9.90%) Oracle
2 28 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.69%) HP
4 17 (4.21%) IBM
5 8 (1.98%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (1.98%) VMware
6 6 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.24%) ForgeRock
7 5 (1.24%) hybris
8 4 (0.99%) SAP
8 4 (0.99%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.50%) Charles River
9 2 (0.50%) Rally
9 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.25%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.25%) Twitter
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North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £407.00 - £420.00 per day
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Swindon, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates.
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North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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London
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Rate: £180 - £200 per day
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