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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 378 461 464
Rank change year-on-year
+83 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 258 187 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 137 121
Median daily rate £375 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+24.16% -

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +82 250 £375 +7.14% 72
London +3 95 £408 +3.29% 25
South East +60 54 £350 -2.77% 6
North West +24 24 £320 +8.93% 11
Yorkshire +21 22 £388 +13.97% 8
Manchester +12 18 £320 +0.39% 9
West Yorkshire +24 17 £390 +9.09% 6
City of London -10 17 £417 +11.26% 4
South West +19 16 £368 +5.00% 6
Leeds +16 15 £395 +10.48% 6
Hampshire +21 14 £281 -25.00%
East of England -8 12 £290 -10.92% 9
West Sussex - 12 £500 - 3
West Midlands -3 10 £350 -3.44% 2
Scotland +17 8 £375 -9.09%
Surrey +16 8 £363 -3.97% 1
Hertfordshire 0 8 £285 -12.46% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £350 - 1
North East - 8 £350 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £350 - 1
Edinburgh +26 7 £375 -9.09%
Wiltshire -1 7 £355 +1.42%
Berkshire +14 6 £350 -2.77%
Worthing - 6 £500 - 1
Swindon +3 5 £355 +1.42%
Sussex - 5 £350 -
East Midlands - 5 £331 - 4
Sheffield - 4 £374 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £374 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 3 £400 +28.00% 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 350 (72.31%) Selenium
2 328 (67.77%) Agile Software Development
3 252 (52.07%) Java
4 200 (41.32%) Cucumber
5 185 (38.22%) BDD
6 153 (31.61%) Test Automation
6 153 (31.61%) Scrum
7 151 (31.20%) WebDriver
8 150 (30.99%) Automation Testing
9 127 (26.24%) Test Scripting
10 126 (26.03%) QA
11 118 (24.38%) C#
12 116 (23.97%) Jenkins
13 115 (23.76%) Automated Testing
14 105 (21.69%) JIRA
15 104 (21.49%) SQL
16 92 (19.01%) Gherkin
17 87 (17.98%) TDD
18 86 (17.77%) Continuous Integration
19 79 (16.32%) SpecFlow
20 76 (15.70%) JavaScript
21 73 (15.08%) SoapUI
22 67 (13.84%) Regression Testing
23 66 (13.64%) .NET
24 64 (13.22%) User Stories
24 64 (13.22%) Performance Testing
25 61 (12.60%) Git (software)
26 58 (11.98%) Functional Testing
26 58 (11.98%) XML
27 53 (10.95%) Ruby

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 29 (5.99%) Confluence
2 12 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.86%) CMS
5 6 (1.24%) Apache
6 5 (1.03%) JBoss
7 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.62%) IIS
9 2 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.21%) Drupal
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (1.24%) MS Office
1 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.41%) Mingle
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.69%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (1.45%) Magento
3 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (2.69%) GitHub
2 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.03%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.07%) HTTP
2 5 (1.03%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.62%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.21%) Firewall
4 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.21%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.21%) NAS
4 1 (0.21%) SAN
4 1 (0.21%) SSH
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (2.27%) DB2
3 11 (2.27%) GIS
4 10 (2.07%) QGIS
5 8 (1.65%) Spatial Data
6 7 (1.45%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (1.45%) MySQL
7 6 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.62%) Big Data
10 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 350 (72.31%) Selenium
2 200 (41.32%) Cucumber
3 151 (31.20%) WebDriver
4 116 (23.97%) Jenkins
5 105 (21.69%) JIRA
6 79 (16.32%) SpecFlow
7 73 (15.08%) SoapUI
8 61 (12.60%) Git (software)
9 52 (10.74%) JMeter
10 44 (9.09%) HP UFT
10 44 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (7.64%) JUnit
12 29 (5.99%) Appium
13 23 (4.75%) Visual Studio
14 21 (4.34%) Protractor
15 19 (3.93%) TeamCity
16 18 (3.72%) Calabash
16 18 (3.72%) LoadRunner
17 17 (3.51%) JBehave
17 17 (3.51%) NUnit
General
1 41 (8.47%) Finance
2 22 (4.55%) Retail
3 12 (2.48%) Banking
4 9 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.45%) Games
6 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.83%) Marketing
7 3 (0.62%) Electronics
7 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.62%) Military
8 2 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (19.01%) Gherkin
2 66 (13.64%) .NET
3 58 (11.98%) XML
4 50 (10.33%) REST
5 48 (9.92%) Web Services
6 39 (8.06%) RESTful
7 35 (7.23%) HTML
8 32 (6.61%) JSON
9 28 (5.79%) SOAP
10 17 (3.51%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.31%) CSS
12 15 (3.10%) Node.js
13 14 (2.89%) Spring
14 11 (2.27%) .NET Framework
14 11 (2.27%) Chai
15 8 (1.65%) PostGIS
16 7 (1.45%) Swagger
17 6 (1.24%) J2EE
18 5 (1.03%) HTML5
18 5 (1.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (0.62%) iPhone
4 2 (0.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.41%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.41%) Equities
4 2 (0.41%) Fintech
4 2 (0.41%) IVR
4 2 (0.41%) NHS
4 2 (0.41%) User Experience
5 1 (0.21%) AS400
5 1 (0.21%) Blog
5 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.21%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.21%) Replication
5 1 (0.21%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.21%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.26%) Unix
2 27 (5.58%) Linux
3 26 (5.37%) Android
4 24 (4.96%) Apple iOS
5 21 (4.34%) Windows
6 3 (0.62%) Solaris
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (67.77%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (38.22%) BDD
3 153 (31.61%) Scrum
3 153 (31.61%) Test Automation
4 150 (30.99%) Automation Testing
5 127 (26.24%) Test Scripting
6 115 (23.76%) Automated Testing
7 87 (17.98%) TDD
8 86 (17.77%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (13.84%) Regression Testing
10 64 (13.22%) Performance Testing
10 64 (13.22%) User Stories
11 58 (11.98%) Functional Testing
12 52 (10.74%) Software Testing
13 47 (9.71%) Kanban
14 44 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
15 41 (8.47%) Test Strategy
16 38 (7.85%) QA Automation
17 36 (7.44%) Defect Management
17 36 (7.44%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 252 (52.07%) Java
2 118 (24.38%) C#
3 104 (21.49%) SQL
4 76 (15.70%) JavaScript
5 53 (10.95%) Ruby
6 52 (10.74%) Python
7 23 (4.75%) F#
7 23 (4.75%) Scala
7 23 (4.75%) VBScript
8 21 (4.34%) C++
8 21 (4.34%) Groovy
9 17 (3.51%) PHP
10 15 (3.10%) VB
11 14 (2.89%) Bash Shell
12 10 (2.07%) Perl
13 7 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.24%) C
14 6 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.03%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 39 (8.06%) ISEB
3 29 (5.99%) ISTQB
4 28 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (3.31%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.89%) Degree
8 5 (1.03%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (26.03%) QA
2 12 (2.48%) SDET
3 6 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.41%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) Basel III
6 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.41%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.65%) Ansible
3 6 (1.24%) Puppet
4 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.21%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (7.23%) Oracle
2 31 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.96%) HP
4 20 (4.13%) Atlassian
5 15 (3.10%) IBM
6 7 (1.45%) hybris
7 6 (1.24%) SAP
8 5 (1.03%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.83%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.62%) CA Agile Central
10 3 (0.62%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.62%) VMware
11 2 (0.41%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.41%) SOASTA, Inc
12 1 (0.21%) Apple
12 1 (0.21%) BMC
12 1 (0.21%) CA
12 1 (0.21%) Dell
12 1 (0.21%) Google
12 1 (0.21%) Twitter
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