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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 467 517 514
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 138 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 50 40
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£365 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+15.83% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £137.50 - £170.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £170.00

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +33 121 £375 +8.30% 33
London +40 68 £375 +7.14% 15
City of London +31 18 £375 +15.38% 4
South East -4 16 £350 -17.64% 6
South West -17 16 £335 -4.28% 6
Yorkshire -7 6 £375 +27.65% 4
East of England - 6 £331 - 2
West Yorkshire -1 5 £375 +27.65% 2
Hampshire -12 5 - - 1
Bristol -14 5 £350 - 4
Wales - 5 £363 - 1
Leeds +7 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £355 -
Swansea - 3 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £355 -
West Wales - 3 £400 -
North East - 3 £355 -
East Midlands +4 2 - -
Surrey +1 2 £350 +59.09% 3
North West -6 2 £325 +18.18%
Hertfordshire - 2 £305 -
Essex - 2 £338 - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Reading +24 1 - -
Berkshire +6 1 - - 1
Brighton -10 1 - -
East Sussex -13 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £300 +9.09%
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 186 (66.19%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (55.87%) Selenium
3 127 (45.20%) Java
4 118 (41.99%) Test Automation
5 106 (37.72%) BDD
6 104 (37.01%) Cucumber
7 94 (33.45%) WebDriver
8 82 (29.18%) TDD
9 81 (28.83%) Test Scripting
10 80 (28.47%) Automation Testing
11 79 (28.11%) QA
12 66 (23.49%) C#
12 66 (23.49%) Scrum
13 63 (22.42%) SQL
13 63 (22.42%) Ruby
14 57 (20.28%) QuickTest Pro
15 54 (19.22%) User Stories
16 44 (15.66%) JIRA
17 43 (15.30%) Automated Testing
18 42 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
19 41 (14.59%) .NET
20 39 (13.88%) ISEB
21 38 (13.52%) HP Quality Center
22 37 (13.17%) Jenkins
23 35 (12.46%) JavaScript
24 34 (12.10%) ISTQB
25 32 (11.39%) PHP
26 31 (11.03%) HP
26 31 (11.03%) Software Testing
27 30 (10.68%) Security Cleared

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (1.78%) uiautomator
2 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.07%) Node.js
3 3 (1.07%) Confluence
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
4 1 (0.36%) IIS
4 1 (0.36%) Apache
4 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (1.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Summit
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.36%) Office 365
1 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.85%) HTTP
2 4 (1.42%) Internet
2 4 (1.42%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.07%) Firewall
4 2 (0.71%) Wireless
4 2 (0.71%) Telnet
4 2 (0.71%) Broadband
4 2 (0.71%) DHCP
4 2 (0.71%) FTP
4 2 (0.71%) NAS
5 1 (0.36%) SNMP
5 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.27%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (2.49%) MySQL
5 4 (1.42%) Big Data
6 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 157 (55.87%) Selenium
2 104 (37.01%) Cucumber
3 94 (33.45%) WebDriver
4 57 (20.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 44 (15.66%) JIRA
6 37 (13.17%) Jenkins
7 26 (9.25%) SoapUI
8 22 (7.83%) Calabash
9 20 (7.12%) Appium
9 20 (7.12%) JUnit
10 19 (6.76%) Subversion
11 18 (6.41%) JMeter
12 17 (6.05%) JBehave
12 17 (6.05%) SpecFlow
13 16 (5.69%) Git (software)
14 14 (4.98%) Maven
15 12 (4.27%) TeamCity
15 12 (4.27%) Capybara
16 11 (3.91%) FitNesse
17 10 (3.56%) Ant
General
1 15 (5.34%) Finance
2 11 (3.91%) Banking
3 5 (1.78%) Games
4 4 (1.42%) Publishing
4 4 (1.42%) Retail
5 2 (0.71%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
5 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Front Office
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.59%) .NET
2 30 (10.68%) Web Services
3 28 (9.96%) XML
4 26 (9.25%) HTML
5 25 (8.90%) SOAP
6 24 (8.54%) JSON
7 20 (7.12%) REST
8 14 (4.98%) RESTful
9 12 (4.27%) ASP.NET
10 11 (3.91%) CSS
10 11 (3.91%) XSLT
10 11 (3.91%) Spring
10 11 (3.91%) Gherkin
11 10 (3.56%) JSP
12 6 (2.14%) Middleware
12 6 (2.14%) OLE
13 5 (1.78%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.78%) Android SDK
14 4 (1.42%) AngularJS
15 3 (1.07%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.69%) Open Source
2 15 (5.34%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.85%) Over-the-Top Content
5 6 (2.14%) User Experience
5 6 (2.14%) Video on Demand
5 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.78%) STB
6 5 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.42%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.07%) IPTV
9 2 (0.71%) Derivative
9 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.71%) Streaming Media
9 2 (0.71%) GIS
9 2 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.36%) Handset
10 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.36%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.61%) Linux
2 26 (9.25%) Android
3 23 (8.19%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.76%) UNIX
5 3 (1.07%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (66.19%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (41.99%) Test Automation
3 106 (37.72%) BDD
4 82 (29.18%) TDD
5 81 (28.83%) Test Scripting
6 80 (28.47%) Automation Testing
7 66 (23.49%) Scrum
8 54 (19.22%) User Stories
9 43 (15.30%) Automated Testing
10 42 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (11.03%) Software Testing
12 24 (8.54%) OO
13 23 (8.19%) E-Commerce
13 23 (8.19%) Regression Testing
14 21 (7.47%) Performance Testing
15 17 (6.05%) Manual Testing
16 15 (5.34%) Integration Testing
17 13 (4.63%) Functional Testing
18 12 (4.27%) Load Testing
18 12 (4.27%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 127 (45.20%) Java
2 66 (23.49%) C#
3 63 (22.42%) SQL
3 63 (22.42%) Ruby
4 35 (12.46%) JavaScript
5 32 (11.39%) PHP
6 25 (8.90%) VB
7 21 (7.47%) Python
8 15 (5.34%) Shell Script
9 14 (4.98%) VBScript
10 9 (3.20%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.20%) Perl
10 9 (3.20%) C++
11 5 (1.78%) Groovy
11 5 (1.78%) Scala
12 4 (1.42%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.07%) XPath
13 3 (1.07%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.07%) C
13 3 (1.07%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (13.88%) ISEB
2 34 (12.10%) ISTQB
3 30 (10.68%) Security Cleared
4 27 (9.61%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.20%) Degree
6 6 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (28.11%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (13.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.36%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 31 (11.03%) HP
2 24 (8.54%) Oracle
3 15 (5.34%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.42%) Green Hat
5 2 (0.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.36%) JBoss
6 1 (0.36%) Siebel
6 1 (0.36%) Progress
6 1 (0.36%) Sybase
6 1 (0.36%) BMC
6 1 (0.36%) CA
6 1 (0.36%) Apple
6 1 (0.36%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.36%) Remedy
6 1 (0.36%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) Cadence
6 1 (0.36%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.36%) Telerik
6 1 (0.36%) Xamarin
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