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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 436 474 449
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 205 169 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 122 145
Median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.92% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 1 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 +45 196 £380 -0.97% 49
London +7 100 £415 +3.75% 16
South East +18 39 £350 +2.94% 11
Hampshire +21 20 £350 +2.94% 4
West Midlands -11 15 £150 -50.00% 1
City of London +38 14 £485 +17.57% 4
Manchester +9 11 £416 +51.36% 4
North West +4 11 £416 +51.36% 5
Andover -5 10 £338 - 1
North East -51 10 £250 +5.26% 2
East of England +6 9 £325 -18.75% 4
South West +1 9 £383 -4.37% 2
Birmingham +1 9 £150 -50.00%
Berkshire -4 8 £358 +1.41% 3
Scotland -21 8 £332 -11.46% 1
Glasgow +4 7 £332 +2.15% 1
Croydon -9 7 £380 - 1
Reading -6 6 £360 +2.85% 2
Hertfordshire +16 5 £425 -
Surrey +2 5 £300 - 1
Tyne and Wear -57 5 £250 +5.26% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -62 5 £250 +5.26% 2
Watford +11 4 - -
Wiltshire -1 4 - -
Yorkshire -1 3 £325 +4.00% 2
Coventry -3 3 £425 +41.66%
Bedfordshire - 3 £263 - 3
West Sussex - 3 £388 -
Staffordshire +5 2 £333 +2.30%
West Yorkshire +3 2 £288 +4.54% 1

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 222 (63.79%) Selenium
2 220 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (45.40%) Java
4 141 (40.52%) Cucumber
5 138 (39.66%) WebDriver
6 134 (38.51%) BDD
7 100 (28.74%) Scrum
8 96 (27.59%) QA
9 93 (26.72%) Test Automation
10 89 (25.57%) Automation Testing
11 84 (24.14%) Test Scripting
12 82 (23.56%) JIRA
13 76 (21.84%) C#
14 71 (20.40%) Automated Testing
15 70 (20.11%) SQL
16 67 (19.25%) JavaScript
17 60 (17.24%) .NET
17 60 (17.24%) TDD
17 60 (17.24%) Functional Testing
18 57 (16.38%) Jenkins
19 53 (15.23%) Finance
20 49 (14.08%) HP UFT
21 48 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (13.51%) SpecFlow
23 43 (12.36%) HTML
24 42 (12.07%) XML
25 41 (11.78%) Security Cleared
25 41 (11.78%) RESTful
26 39 (11.21%) Ruby
27 38 (10.92%) ISEB

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 16 (4.60%) Confluence
2 8 (2.30%) Apache
3 7 (2.01%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.15%) JBoss
6 3 (0.86%) IIS
6 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.87%) MS Office
3 8 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Magento
2 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.17%) HTTP
2 4 (1.15%) Internet
2 4 (1.15%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.57%) H.323
3 2 (0.57%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.29%) DSL
4 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.31%) DB2
2 11 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.59%) Big Data
4 6 (1.72%) MySQL
5 5 (1.44%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.15%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.86%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.57%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.29%) QGIS
9 1 (0.29%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 222 (63.79%) Selenium
2 141 (40.52%) Cucumber
3 138 (39.66%) WebDriver
4 82 (23.56%) JIRA
5 57 (16.38%) Jenkins
6 49 (14.08%) HP UFT
7 47 (13.51%) SpecFlow
8 33 (9.48%) Git (software)
9 31 (8.91%) JMeter
10 30 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
11 29 (8.33%) Appium
12 24 (6.90%) SoapUI
13 22 (6.32%) Subversion
14 19 (5.46%) JUnit
15 18 (5.17%) Calabash
16 15 (4.31%) Gatling
16 15 (4.31%) TeamCity
17 14 (4.02%) LoadRunner
17 14 (4.02%) TestComplete
18 12 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (15.23%) Finance
2 20 (5.75%) Retail
3 12 (3.45%) Banking
4 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.15%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) Electronics
7 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.86%) Games
7 3 (0.86%) Military
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.24%) .NET
2 43 (12.36%) HTML
3 42 (12.07%) XML
4 41 (11.78%) RESTful
5 34 (9.77%) Gherkin
6 33 (9.48%) Web Services
7 26 (7.47%) REST
8 21 (6.03%) JSON
9 16 (4.60%) CSS
9 16 (4.60%) SOAP
10 7 (2.01%) Behat
11 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.15%) OAuth
12 4 (1.15%) SailPoint
12 4 (1.15%) SAML
13 3 (0.86%) Flash
13 3 (0.86%) J2EE
13 3 (0.86%) LAMP
13 3 (0.86%) Spring
13 3 (0.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.47%) Mobile App
2 20 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (0.86%) Client/Server
3 3 (0.86%) Fixed Income
3 3 (0.86%) iPhone
3 3 (0.86%) User Experience
3 3 (0.86%) Wiki
4 2 (0.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.57%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.29%) Blog
5 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.29%) EPoS
5 1 (0.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.29%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.29%) Telematics
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.63%) Unix
2 22 (6.32%) Linux
3 18 (5.17%) Android
4 16 (4.60%) Windows
5 12 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.86%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (38.51%) BDD
3 100 (28.74%) Scrum
4 93 (26.72%) Test Automation
5 89 (25.57%) Automation Testing
6 84 (24.14%) Test Scripting
7 71 (20.40%) Automated Testing
8 60 (17.24%) Functional Testing
8 60 (17.24%) TDD
9 48 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (10.63%) Software Testing
11 36 (10.34%) Regression Testing
12 35 (10.06%) Non-Functional Testing
13 34 (9.77%) Performance Testing
14 31 (8.91%) E-Commerce
15 30 (8.62%) Test Strategy
16 24 (6.90%) QA Automation
16 24 (6.90%) User Stories
17 23 (6.61%) Manual Testing
18 21 (6.03%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 158 (45.40%) Java
2 76 (21.84%) C#
3 70 (20.11%) SQL
4 67 (19.25%) JavaScript
5 39 (11.21%) Ruby
6 26 (7.47%) Python
7 16 (4.60%) PHP
8 15 (4.31%) F#
9 13 (3.74%) VB
10 12 (3.45%) Groovy
11 11 (3.16%) VBScript
12 10 (2.87%) C++
12 10 (2.87%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.59%) Perl
14 8 (2.30%) Scala
15 7 (2.01%) C
16 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.86%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.86%) VBA
18 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.92%) ISEB
3 37 (10.63%) SC Cleared
4 28 (8.05%) ISTQB
5 24 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.72%) Degree
6 6 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.44%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (27.59%) QA
2 9 (2.59%) SDET
3 2 (0.57%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.57%) MiFID
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) Docker
2 2 (0.57%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.57%) Oozie
4 1 (0.29%) Ansible
4 1 (0.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (9.77%) Oracle
2 24 (6.90%) HP
3 22 (6.32%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.87%) IBM
5 7 (2.01%) SOASTA, Inc
5 7 (2.01%) VMware
6 4 (1.15%) ATG
6 4 (1.15%) hybris
7 3 (0.86%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.86%) ForgeRock
8 2 (0.57%) Charles River
8 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.57%) SAP
8 2 (0.57%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.29%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.29%) Demandware
9 1 (0.29%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.29%) Telerik
9 1 (0.29%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.29%) Twitter
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