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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 475 452 519
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +67
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 139 144 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 116 38
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£400 £345 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £31.00

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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -25 129 £400 +15.94% 32
London -8 79 £400 - 20
South East -9 19 £350 +35.92% 2
East of England +4 11 £400 +4.91% 2
Berkshire +19 8 £378 +25.83% 1
Scotland -2 8 £375 +2.73% 2
City of London -13 7 £343 -9.27% 10
Hertfordshire +1 6 - -
South West -13 6 £393 +30.83%
Watford - 6 - -
Reading +7 5 £355 - 1
Hampshire -2 5 £340 +41.66%
Yorkshire -25 5 £320 +3.22% 3
East Midlands -11 4 £350 +9.37% 3
Essex - 4 £400 -
Edinburgh 0 3 £363 +21.84% 1
Bristol -1 3 £425 +21.42%
Nottinghamshire -5 3 £350 - 2
Livingston -6 3 £375 +2.73%
West Lothian -7 3 £375 +2.73%
Nottingham -9 3 £350 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 3 £250 -30.55%
Tyne and Wear -20 3 £250 -29.57%
North East -23 3 £250 -28.57%
East Sussex - 3 £325 -
Basildon - 3 £400 -
Croydon - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £288 +4.54%
South Wales -1 2 £325 -0.76%
Sheffield -3 2 £375 +66.66% 1

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 149 (61.83%) Selenium
2 146 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (38.59%) Java
4 84 (34.85%) Test Automation
5 76 (31.54%) Cucumber
6 71 (29.46%) WebDriver
7 70 (29.05%) BDD
8 69 (28.63%) QA
9 67 (27.80%) Automation Testing
10 58 (24.07%) Test Scripting
10 58 (24.07%) Scrum
11 54 (22.41%) SQL
12 51 (21.16%) JIRA
13 50 (20.75%) TDD
14 42 (17.43%) Automated Testing
15 37 (15.35%) XML
16 36 (14.94%) C#
17 35 (14.52%) Ruby
18 34 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (13.28%) UNIX
20 31 (12.86%) SoapUI
21 30 (12.45%) Finance
22 29 (12.03%) Web Services
23 28 (11.62%) SOAP
23 28 (11.62%) E-Commerce
23 28 (11.62%) HP UFT
24 25 (10.37%) Jenkins
25 24 (9.96%) JavaScript
25 24 (9.96%) Gherkin
26 23 (9.54%) .NET

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 11 (4.56%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.15%) Confluence
3 7 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.83%) Documentum
4 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Project
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.66%) Wireshark
2 4 (1.66%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.64%) DB2
2 13 (5.39%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (1.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.24%) MySQL
4 3 (1.24%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.41%) Big Data
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 149 (61.83%) Selenium
2 76 (31.54%) Cucumber
3 71 (29.46%) WebDriver
4 51 (21.16%) JIRA
5 31 (12.86%) SoapUI
6 28 (11.62%) HP UFT
7 25 (10.37%) Jenkins
8 22 (9.13%) JUnit
8 22 (9.13%) Subversion
9 16 (6.64%) SpecFlow
10 15 (6.22%) Maven
11 13 (5.39%) JMeter
11 13 (5.39%) JBehave
12 12 (4.98%) Git (software)
13 10 (4.15%) Calabash
13 10 (4.15%) Appium
14 9 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (3.32%) RSpec
15 8 (3.32%) Capybara
16 7 (2.90%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (12.45%) Finance
2 23 (9.54%) Retail
3 7 (2.90%) Banking
4 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.66%) Games
6 2 (0.83%) Front Office
6 2 (0.83%) Automotive
6 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (15.35%) XML
2 29 (12.03%) Web Services
3 28 (11.62%) SOAP
4 24 (9.96%) Gherkin
5 23 (9.54%) .NET
6 21 (8.71%) RESTful
7 19 (7.88%) JSON
8 17 (7.05%) HTML
9 15 (6.22%) REST
10 13 (5.39%) Flash
11 9 (3.73%) J2EE
12 7 (2.90%) Spring
13 4 (1.66%) WPF
13 4 (1.66%) Middleware
14 3 (1.24%) WSDL
14 3 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
14 3 (1.24%) XSL
15 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
15 2 (0.83%) XML Schema
16 1 (0.41%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.56%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.90%) Wiki
4 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.24%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.24%) iPhone
5 3 (1.24%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.24%) STB
6 2 (0.83%) Derivative
6 2 (0.83%) DataPower
6 2 (0.83%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.83%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.41%) iPad
7 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.41%) Robotics
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.28%) UNIX
2 17 (7.05%) Apple iOS
3 16 (6.64%) Linux
4 15 (6.22%) Android
5 8 (3.32%) Windows
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (60.58%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (34.85%) Test Automation
3 70 (29.05%) BDD
4 67 (27.80%) Automation Testing
5 58 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 58 (24.07%) Scrum
6 50 (20.75%) TDD
7 42 (17.43%) Automated Testing
8 34 (14.11%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (11.62%) E-Commerce
10 22 (9.13%) System Testing
11 20 (8.30%) Regression Testing
12 17 (7.05%) Software Testing
13 15 (6.22%) Integration Testing
14 14 (5.81%) Document Management
14 14 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (5.81%) API Testing
15 13 (5.39%) Coaching
16 11 (4.56%) Kanban
16 11 (4.56%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (38.59%) Java
2 54 (22.41%) SQL
3 36 (14.94%) C#
4 35 (14.52%) Ruby
5 24 (9.96%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.13%) Python
7 19 (7.88%) Groovy
8 13 (5.39%) PHP
9 7 (2.90%) VB
10 6 (2.49%) VBScript
11 5 (2.07%) Perl
11 5 (2.07%) XPath
11 5 (2.07%) C
12 4 (1.66%) C++
12 4 (1.66%) VBA
13 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.41%) Scala
15 1 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 19 (7.88%) ISEB
2 17 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (6.22%) ISTQB
4 11 (4.56%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.15%) Degree
6 8 (3.32%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.07%) HND
8 4 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (28.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (5.81%) Microsoft
1 14 (5.81%) HP
2 11 (4.56%) Oracle
3 4 (1.66%) VMware
4 3 (1.24%) IBM
4 3 (1.24%) Google
5 2 (0.83%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.83%) Green Hat
5 2 (0.83%) Cadence
5 2 (0.83%) webMethods
6 1 (0.41%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.41%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.41%) Telerik
6 1 (0.41%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.41%) Tradeweb
6 1 (0.41%) hybris
6 1 (0.41%) Venda
6 1 (0.41%) Tableau
6 1 (0.41%) Twitter
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