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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 456 471 452
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 211 193 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 137 146
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £426 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £137.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +29 199 £380 -1.93% 58
London -2 105 £400 - 26
South East +16 34 £355 +1.42% 10
Hampshire +13 16 £398 +16.91%
City of London +52 15 £500 +42.85% 4
Croydon -4 14 £380 - 1
West Midlands -18 13 £150 -50.00% 1
North West +8 12 £435 +22.10% 8
East of England +21 11 £350 +66.66% 5
Manchester -3 11 £435 +22.10% 6
Andover -7 10 £398 -
Yorkshire +4 9 £338 +14.89% 3
Scotland +1 9 £350 -6.66%
South West +3 8 £388 -3.12% 1
Birmingham -9 8 £150 -50.00% 1
Berkshire -12 8 £360 +1.40% 4
North East -33 8 £250 +5.26% 1
West Yorkshire +8 6 £288 -2.54% 2
Leeds +4 6 £288 -2.54%
Reading -3 6 £380 +7.04% 3
Bedfordshire - 5 £275 - 3
Glasgow +5 4 £347 -4.31%
Edinburgh -3 4 - -
Surrey -6 4 £338 +10.65% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £375 +54.63% 1
Cambridge +15 3 £375 +54.63% 1
Hertfordshire +12 3 £425 - 1
Swindon +4 3 - - 1
Bristol -4 3 - -
Wiltshire -6 3 - - 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 253 (65.54%) Selenium
2 241 (62.44%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (50.26%) Java
4 161 (41.71%) Cucumber
5 148 (38.34%) BDD
6 144 (37.31%) WebDriver
7 116 (30.05%) Scrum
8 107 (27.72%) Test Automation
9 101 (26.17%) Test Scripting
10 98 (25.39%) QA
11 94 (24.35%) JIRA
11 94 (24.35%) Automation Testing
12 84 (21.76%) C#
13 80 (20.73%) Automated Testing
14 75 (19.43%) SQL
15 74 (19.17%) Jenkins
16 71 (18.39%) Functional Testing
17 70 (18.13%) JavaScript
18 67 (17.36%) .NET
19 65 (16.84%) TDD
20 56 (14.51%) SpecFlow
21 54 (13.99%) HP UFT
22 53 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
23 51 (13.21%) Security Cleared
23 51 (13.21%) Finance
24 46 (11.92%) Regression Testing
25 45 (11.66%) Ruby
26 44 (11.40%) Gherkin
27 43 (11.14%) SC Cleared
28 42 (10.88%) HTML

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 19 (4.92%) Confluence
2 9 (2.33%) Apache
2 9 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.30%) JBoss
5 4 (1.04%) IIS
5 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
7 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.33%) MS Office
3 8 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.26%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.70%) HTTP
2 7 (1.81%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.26%) DSL
4 1 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.11%) DB2
2 12 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (2.33%) Big Data
4 7 (1.81%) MySQL
5 5 (1.30%) DbVisualizer
5 5 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.04%) GIS
6 4 (1.04%) QGIS
6 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.04%) Spatial Data
7 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.78%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.52%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 253 (65.54%) Selenium
2 161 (41.71%) Cucumber
3 144 (37.31%) WebDriver
4 94 (24.35%) JIRA
5 74 (19.17%) Jenkins
6 56 (14.51%) SpecFlow
7 54 (13.99%) HP UFT
8 41 (10.62%) Git (software)
8 41 (10.62%) JMeter
9 37 (9.59%) SoapUI
10 36 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 30 (7.77%) Appium
12 23 (5.96%) JUnit
13 22 (5.70%) Calabash
13 22 (5.70%) Subversion
14 17 (4.40%) Gatling
15 16 (4.15%) LoadRunner
15 16 (4.15%) SonarQube
15 16 (4.15%) Visual Studio
16 15 (3.89%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (13.21%) Finance
2 15 (3.89%) Retail
3 12 (3.11%) Banking
4 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.30%) Games
7 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Military
8 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (17.36%) .NET
2 44 (11.40%) Gherkin
3 42 (10.88%) HTML
4 41 (10.62%) XML
5 40 (10.36%) RESTful
6 36 (9.33%) REST
6 36 (9.33%) Web Services
7 26 (6.74%) JSON
8 18 (4.66%) SOAP
9 17 (4.40%) CSS
10 7 (1.81%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.81%) OAuth
10 7 (1.81%) SAML
11 5 (1.30%) Behat
12 4 (1.04%) LAMP
12 4 (1.04%) PostGIS
12 4 (1.04%) SailPoint
12 4 (1.04%) XHTML
13 3 (0.78%) J2EE
13 3 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 23 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (1.30%) iPhone
4 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.78%) Fixed Income
5 3 (0.78%) Wiki
6 2 (0.52%) Blog
6 2 (0.52%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.52%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.52%) IVR
6 2 (0.52%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.52%) User Experience
7 1 (0.26%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.26%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.26%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.26%) STB
7 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.59%) Unix
2 25 (6.48%) Android
3 22 (5.70%) Linux
4 17 (4.40%) Apple iOS
4 17 (4.40%) Windows
5 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (62.44%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (38.34%) BDD
3 116 (30.05%) Scrum
4 107 (27.72%) Test Automation
5 101 (26.17%) Test Scripting
6 94 (24.35%) Automation Testing
7 80 (20.73%) Automated Testing
8 71 (18.39%) Functional Testing
9 65 (16.84%) TDD
10 53 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (11.92%) Regression Testing
12 40 (10.36%) Performance Testing
13 39 (10.10%) Non-Functional Testing
14 38 (9.84%) Software Testing
15 31 (8.03%) Test Strategy
15 31 (8.03%) User Stories
16 29 (7.51%) Defect Tracking
17 26 (6.74%) E-Commerce
17 26 (6.74%) Exploratory Testing
18 24 (6.22%) QA Automation
Programming Languages
1 194 (50.26%) Java
2 84 (21.76%) C#
3 75 (19.43%) SQL
4 70 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 45 (11.66%) Ruby
6 26 (6.74%) Python
7 19 (4.92%) F#
8 17 (4.40%) VB
9 15 (3.89%) Groovy
9 15 (3.89%) VBScript
10 14 (3.63%) C++
10 14 (3.63%) PHP
11 11 (2.85%) Scala
12 10 (2.59%) C
12 10 (2.59%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.33%) Perl
14 5 (1.30%) Apple Swift
15 4 (1.04%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.59%) ISEB
4 29 (7.51%) ISTQB
5 21 (5.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.07%) Degree
7 7 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.55%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (25.39%) QA
2 9 (2.33%) SDET
3 2 (0.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.52%) Docker
2 2 (0.52%) HDFS
3 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.04%) Ansible
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.52%) Oozie
4 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (9.59%) Oracle
2 24 (6.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.96%) HP
4 16 (4.15%) IBM
5 8 (2.07%) SOASTA, Inc
5 8 (2.07%) VMware
6 5 (1.30%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.30%) hybris
7 4 (1.04%) ForgeRock
7 4 (1.04%) SAP
7 4 (1.04%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.52%) Charles River
8 2 (0.52%) Rally
8 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.26%) ATG
9 1 (0.26%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.26%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.26%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.26%) Twitter
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