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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 469 517 516
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 150 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 51 30
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +39 133 £363 +11.53% 26
London +25 73 £375 +7.14% 13
City of London +32 21 £375 +11.11% 6
South West -21 19 £325 -6.13% 2
South East -13 18 £350 -9.67% 3
Surrey +4 8 £350 +59.09% 3
Yorkshire -2 8 £375 +27.65% 3
East of England -10 8 £331 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 7 £375 +27.65% 2
Wales - 7 £328 - 1
Manchester -6 4 £300 +0.84% 1
North West -12 4 £300 +0.84% 2
Bristol -26 4 £350 +1.08% 1
South Wales - 4 £325 - 1
Leeds -3 3 £375 +25.00% 2
Swansea - 3 £400 -
Essex - 3 £338 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £310 -
West Wales - 3 £400 -
Hampshire -13 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Brighton -11 1 - -
East Sussex -13 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £325 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £344 -
Cambridge - 1 £325 - 1

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 189 (64.73%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (57.53%) Selenium
3 127 (43.49%) Java
4 114 (39.04%) BDD
5 112 (38.36%) Test Automation
6 106 (36.30%) Cucumber
7 89 (30.48%) WebDriver
8 86 (29.45%) Automation Testing
9 82 (28.08%) TDD
10 80 (27.40%) QA
11 73 (25.00%) Test Scripting
12 72 (24.66%) SQL
13 69 (23.63%) Scrum
14 66 (22.60%) C#
15 64 (21.92%) Ruby
16 60 (20.55%) QuickTest Pro
17 57 (19.52%) User Stories
18 49 (16.78%) Automated Testing
19 45 (15.41%) JIRA
19 45 (15.41%) ISEB
20 41 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
20 41 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
21 39 (13.36%) .NET
22 38 (13.01%) JavaScript
23 36 (12.33%) PHP
24 35 (11.99%) Web Services
24 35 (11.99%) XML
24 35 (11.99%) Software Testing
25 34 (11.64%) ISTQB
25 34 (11.64%) Security Cleared

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (1.37%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.37%) Confluence
1 4 (1.37%) uiautomator
2 3 (1.03%) Node.js
3 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.34%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.34%) CMS
3 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Summit
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.34%) GitHub
2 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.40%) HTTP
2 4 (1.37%) Internet
2 4 (1.37%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.03%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) Telnet
4 2 (0.68%) Broadband
4 2 (0.68%) DHCP
4 2 (0.68%) FTP
4 2 (0.68%) NAS
4 2 (0.68%) Wireless
5 1 (0.34%) AMQP
5 1 (0.34%) SNMP
5 1 (0.34%) SAN
5 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 10 (3.42%) MySQL
2 10 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.03%) Big Data
6 2 (0.68%) DB2
6 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 168 (57.53%) Selenium
2 106 (36.30%) Cucumber
3 89 (30.48%) WebDriver
4 60 (20.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 45 (15.41%) JIRA
6 33 (11.30%) Jenkins
7 23 (7.88%) SoapUI
7 23 (7.88%) SpecFlow
8 21 (7.19%) Calabash
8 21 (7.19%) Appium
9 19 (6.51%) JUnit
10 18 (6.16%) Subversion
11 17 (5.82%) JMeter
12 16 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (5.48%) JBehave
13 15 (5.14%) Git (software)
14 14 (4.79%) TeamCity
15 12 (4.11%) WATIR
16 11 (3.77%) Maven
16 11 (3.77%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (5.14%) Banking
2 14 (4.79%) Finance
3 6 (2.05%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.37%) Retail
4 4 (1.37%) Publishing
4 4 (1.37%) Games
5 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.34%) Front Office
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
6 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.36%) .NET
2 35 (11.99%) Web Services
2 35 (11.99%) XML
3 29 (9.93%) HTML
4 24 (8.22%) REST
5 23 (7.88%) SOAP
6 20 (6.85%) JSON
7 17 (5.82%) CSS
8 16 (5.48%) RESTful
9 11 (3.77%) Spring
10 10 (3.42%) Gherkin
11 9 (3.08%) jQuery
11 9 (3.08%) XSLT
11 9 (3.08%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.40%) JSP
13 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
14 4 (1.37%) Middleware
14 4 (1.37%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.37%) Android SDK
15 3 (1.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.51%) Open Source
2 14 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.40%) Over-the-Top Content
5 6 (2.05%) User Experience
5 6 (2.05%) STB
6 5 (1.71%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.37%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.03%) Derivative
9 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.68%) iPad
9 2 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.68%) GIS
9 2 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.68%) Streaming Media
9 2 (0.68%) IPTV
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.90%) Android
2 24 (8.22%) Linux
3 21 (7.19%) Apple iOS
4 19 (6.51%) UNIX
5 4 (1.37%) Windows
6 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (64.73%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (39.04%) BDD
3 112 (38.36%) Test Automation
4 86 (29.45%) Automation Testing
5 82 (28.08%) TDD
6 73 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 69 (23.63%) Scrum
8 57 (19.52%) User Stories
9 49 (16.78%) Automated Testing
10 41 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (11.99%) Software Testing
12 25 (8.56%) OO
13 21 (7.19%) E-Commerce
13 21 (7.19%) Regression Testing
14 18 (6.16%) Manual Testing
15 15 (5.14%) Performance Testing
16 14 (4.79%) MVC
17 12 (4.11%) Project Management
17 12 (4.11%) Load Testing
17 12 (4.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (43.49%) Java
2 72 (24.66%) SQL
3 66 (22.60%) C#
4 64 (21.92%) Ruby
5 38 (13.01%) JavaScript
6 36 (12.33%) PHP
7 22 (7.53%) VB
8 19 (6.51%) Python
9 12 (4.11%) Shell Script
9 12 (4.11%) VBScript
10 8 (2.74%) VB.NET
10 8 (2.74%) Perl
11 7 (2.40%) C++
12 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.37%) Scala
13 4 (1.37%) Groovy
14 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.03%) C
14 3 (1.03%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (15.41%) ISEB
2 34 (11.64%) ISTQB
2 34 (11.64%) Security Cleared
3 30 (10.27%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.42%) Degree
5 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (27.40%) QA
2 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.68%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 31 (10.62%) HP
2 21 (7.19%) Oracle
3 14 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.68%) Progress
4 2 (0.68%) Apple
4 2 (0.68%) Telerik
4 2 (0.68%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.34%) Google
5 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.34%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.34%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.34%) Remedy
5 1 (0.34%) Cadence
5 1 (0.34%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.34%) BMC
5 1 (0.34%) CA
5 1 (0.34%) Sybase
5 1 (0.34%) SAP
5 1 (0.34%) Siebel
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