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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 474 521 514
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 132 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £281
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.66%
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
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 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 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 16 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 +52 118 £375 +15.38% 17
London +55 77 £380 +8.57% 9
City of London +24 17 £375 +15.38% 3
South East +1 16 £350 +7.69% 3
East of England -27 7 £338 -
Hampshire - 7 £289 -
Scotland - 6 £365 -
South West -19 5 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £350 -22.22%
Bristol -16 4 £363 +3.57% 1
East Midlands +2 3 - -
Leeds 0 3 £375 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire -3 3 £375 +30.43% 2
Yorkshire -5 3 £375 +30.43% 3
Tyne and Wear - 3 £355 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
North East - 3 £355 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £355 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
North West -2 2 £325 +18.18% 1
West Wales - 2 £450 - 1
Wales - 2 £450 - 1
Essex - 2 £338 -
Swansea - 2 £450 - 1
Nottingham +20 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +11 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 1
Reading +6 1 - -
Surrey +1 1 £350 +57.30% 1
Manchester -9 1 £300 +9.09%

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 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.

1 181 (66.54%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (56.25%) Selenium
3 130 (47.79%) Java
4 123 (45.22%) Test Automation
5 115 (42.28%) Cucumber
6 114 (41.91%) BDD
7 92 (33.82%) WebDriver
8 90 (33.09%) TDD
9 79 (29.04%) QA
9 79 (29.04%) Test Scripting
10 77 (28.31%) Automation Testing
11 71 (26.10%) Ruby
12 66 (24.26%) SQL
13 63 (23.16%) Scrum
14 62 (22.79%) C#
15 51 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
16 47 (17.28%) User Stories
17 44 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (15.07%) Jenkins
19 39 (14.34%) .NET
20 37 (13.60%) Automated Testing
21 36 (13.24%) JIRA
21 36 (13.24%) JavaScript
22 35 (12.87%) Web Services
23 32 (11.76%) PHP
24 31 (11.40%) HTML
25 30 (11.03%) Linux
26 29 (10.66%) E-Commerce
26 29 (10.66%) XML
26 29 (10.66%) ISEB

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 6 (2.21%) Node.js
2 3 (1.10%) Confluence
2 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) Apache
4 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Drupal
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (1.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.37%) Office 365
1 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.31%) HTTP
2 4 (1.47%) Internet
2 4 (1.47%) Wireshark
3 2 (0.74%) NAS
3 2 (0.74%) Telnet
3 2 (0.74%) Firewall
3 2 (0.74%) Wireless
3 2 (0.74%) Broadband
3 2 (0.74%) DHCP
3 2 (0.74%) FTP
4 1 (0.37%) SNMP
4 1 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.78%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.04%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (2.94%) MySQL
5 4 (1.47%) Big Data
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 153 (56.25%) Selenium
2 115 (42.28%) Cucumber
3 92 (33.82%) WebDriver
4 51 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
5 41 (15.07%) Jenkins
6 36 (13.24%) JIRA
7 24 (8.82%) SoapUI
8 22 (8.09%) Calabash
9 20 (7.35%) JUnit
10 17 (6.25%) Subversion
10 17 (6.25%) JBehave
11 16 (5.88%) Git (software)
11 16 (5.88%) JMeter
11 16 (5.88%) SpecFlow
12 15 (5.51%) Maven
13 14 (5.15%) WATIR
14 13 (4.78%) TeamCity
15 12 (4.41%) FitNesse
15 12 (4.41%) Capybara
16 10 (3.68%) RSpec
General
1 20 (7.35%) Finance
2 10 (3.68%) Banking
3 5 (1.84%) Retail
3 5 (1.84%) Games
4 4 (1.47%) Publishing
5 3 (1.10%) Local Government
6 2 (0.74%) Marketing
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
6 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
7 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.34%) .NET
2 35 (12.87%) Web Services
3 31 (11.40%) HTML
4 29 (10.66%) XML
5 24 (8.82%) JSON
6 23 (8.46%) SOAP
7 17 (6.25%) REST
8 15 (5.51%) RESTful
9 12 (4.41%) ASP.NET
10 11 (4.04%) CSS
10 11 (4.04%) XSLT
10 11 (4.04%) Spring
10 11 (4.04%) Gherkin
11 10 (3.68%) JSP
12 7 (2.57%) HTML5
13 6 (2.21%) Sass
13 6 (2.21%) Middleware
13 6 (2.21%) OLE
14 5 (1.84%) Android SDK
15 4 (1.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.09%) Mobile App
2 14 (5.15%) Open Source
3 11 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.94%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (2.57%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.21%) Video on Demand
8 5 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.84%) STB
8 5 (1.84%) User Experience
9 4 (1.47%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.10%) IPTV
11 2 (0.74%) Derivative
11 2 (0.74%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.74%) Streaming Media
11 2 (0.74%) Firmware
11 2 (0.74%) GIS
11 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.37%) Handset
12 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.03%) Linux
2 29 (10.66%) Android
3 26 (9.56%) Apple iOS
4 18 (6.62%) UNIX
5 5 (1.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (66.54%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (45.22%) Test Automation
3 114 (41.91%) BDD
4 90 (33.09%) TDD
5 79 (29.04%) Test Scripting
6 77 (28.31%) Automation Testing
7 63 (23.16%) Scrum
8 47 (17.28%) User Stories
9 44 (16.18%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (13.60%) Automated Testing
11 29 (10.66%) E-Commerce
11 29 (10.66%) Regression Testing
12 24 (8.82%) Software Testing
13 21 (7.72%) OO
13 21 (7.72%) Performance Testing
14 18 (6.62%) Manual Testing
15 17 (6.25%) Integration Testing
16 13 (4.78%) Functional Testing
17 11 (4.04%) CRM
17 11 (4.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 130 (47.79%) Java
2 71 (26.10%) Ruby
3 66 (24.26%) SQL
4 62 (22.79%) C#
5 36 (13.24%) JavaScript
6 32 (11.76%) PHP
7 25 (9.19%) VB
8 21 (7.72%) Python
9 16 (5.88%) Shell Script
10 15 (5.51%) VBScript
11 9 (3.31%) Perl
11 9 (3.31%) C++
12 8 (2.94%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.21%) Groovy
14 5 (1.84%) Scala
15 4 (1.47%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.47%) C
16 3 (1.10%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (10.66%) ISEB
2 24 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 15 (5.51%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.94%) Degree
6 6 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (29.04%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 28 (10.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 26 (9.56%) Oracle
2 24 (8.82%) HP
3 15 (5.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.47%) Green Hat
5 3 (1.10%) JBoss
6 2 (0.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.37%) Siebel
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase
7 1 (0.37%) CA
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.37%) VMware
7 1 (0.37%) Cadence
7 1 (0.37%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.37%) Xamarin
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