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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
UK
Rank 360 486 475
Rank change year-on-year
+126 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 255 141 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 98 104
Median daily rate £363 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +120 230 £363 -2.02% 87
London +63 93 £413 +1.53% 23
South West +19 27 £313 -14.96% 8
North East +11 25 £300 -4.76% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 24 £300 -4.76% 2
Tyne and Wear +3 24 £300 -4.76% 2
North West +35 20 £308 -3.90% 11
Scotland +35 20 £366 +43.62%
Yorkshire +28 20 £338 +5.46% 6
South East +10 17 £338 -9.39% 19
West Yorkshire +17 14 £329 +2.73% 5
City of London +16 14 £473 +21.93% 5
Leeds +7 14 £329 +2.73% 5
Manchester +18 13 £308 -3.14% 8
East of England -4 12 £363 +3.57% 5
Wiltshire +10 9 £310 -15.64% 1
Swindon +7 9 £310 -15.64% 1
West Midlands +6 8 £303 -4.72% 8
Bristol - 8 £250 - 3
Edinburgh +24 7 £425 +66.66%
West Lothian +2 6 - -
Livingston +2 6 - -
East Midlands +12 5 £350 +40.00% 5
South Yorkshire +7 5 £363 -
Somerset +6 5 £475 +49.60% 3
Hertfordshire -7 5 £311 -24.54%
Hampshire - 5 £400 - 3
Sheffield - 5 £363 -
Cheshire +38 4 £163 -50.00% 2
Rickmansworth - 4 £310 -

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 393 (77.21%) Selenium
2 353 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (50.10%) Java
4 234 (45.97%) Cucumber
5 203 (39.88%) BDD
6 181 (35.56%) Test Automation
7 176 (34.58%) WebDriver
8 162 (31.83%) Automation Testing
9 147 (28.88%) QA
10 137 (26.92%) Scrum
11 130 (25.54%) Automated Testing
12 127 (24.95%) Jenkins
13 119 (23.38%) Gherkin
14 118 (23.18%) TDD
15 116 (22.79%) Test Scripting
16 114 (22.40%) C#
17 106 (20.83%) JIRA
18 95 (18.66%) SQL
19 93 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
20 79 (15.52%) Python
21 77 (15.13%) JavaScript
22 74 (14.54%) SoapUI
23 73 (14.34%) SpecFlow
24 65 (12.77%) Git (software)
25 64 (12.57%) Web Services
26 61 (11.98%) Regression Testing
27 59 (11.59%) Kanban
27 59 (11.59%) Finance
28 58 (11.39%) Ruby
29 55 (10.81%) Performance Testing

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 40 (7.86%) Confluence
2 14 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.38%) CMS
4 5 (0.98%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.39%) Apache
5 2 (0.39%) Drupal
5 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.55%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.98%) Magento
4 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.73%) GitHub
2 12 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.79%) Internet
2 2 (0.39%) SSH
3 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.20%) Firewall
3 1 (0.20%) HTTP
3 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.20%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.20%) NAS
3 1 (0.20%) SAN
3 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (1.18%) GIS
4 5 (0.98%) DB2
4 5 (0.98%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.98%) QGIS
4 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.59%) Big Data
5 3 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.59%) MySQL
5 3 (0.59%) Spatial Data
6 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Redis
7 1 (0.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 393 (77.21%) Selenium
2 234 (45.97%) Cucumber
3 176 (34.58%) WebDriver
4 127 (24.95%) Jenkins
5 106 (20.83%) JIRA
6 74 (14.54%) SoapUI
7 73 (14.34%) SpecFlow
8 65 (12.77%) Git (software)
9 47 (9.23%) HP UFT
10 46 (9.04%) JUnit
11 35 (6.88%) JMeter
12 33 (6.48%) TeamCity
13 30 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 26 (5.11%) Protractor
15 23 (4.52%) NUnit
16 20 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 20 (3.93%) Maven
17 19 (3.73%) JBehave
18 17 (3.34%) Hudson
19 16 (3.14%) FitNesse
General
1 59 (11.59%) Finance
2 22 (4.32%) Retail
3 17 (3.34%) Banking
4 10 (1.96%) Games
4 10 (1.96%) Marketing
5 8 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.18%) Electronics
6 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.79%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) iGaming
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (23.38%) Gherkin
2 64 (12.57%) Web Services
3 54 (10.61%) RESTful
3 54 (10.61%) XML
4 44 (8.64%) .NET
4 44 (8.64%) SOAP
5 42 (8.25%) REST
6 28 (5.50%) JSON
7 27 (5.30%) HTML
8 21 (4.13%) Spring
9 20 (3.93%) Node.js
10 19 (3.73%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.75%) CSS
12 11 (2.16%) .NET Framework
13 8 (1.57%) Chai
13 8 (1.57%) Hibernate
13 8 (1.57%) J2EE
14 6 (1.18%) XSD
15 5 (0.98%) Swagger
16 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.16%) Smartphone
3 10 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 4 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (0.79%) Fintech
5 3 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (0.59%) User Experience
5 3 (0.59%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.39%) Equities
6 2 (0.39%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.20%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.20%) iPad
7 1 (0.20%) IVR
7 1 (0.20%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.20%) NHS
7 1 (0.20%) Replication
7 1 (0.20%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.45%) Unix
2 38 (7.47%) Linux
3 14 (2.75%) Windows
4 12 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.16%) Android
6 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.20%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) Debian
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (39.88%) BDD
3 181 (35.56%) Test Automation
4 162 (31.83%) Automation Testing
5 137 (26.92%) Scrum
6 130 (25.54%) Automated Testing
7 118 (23.18%) TDD
8 116 (22.79%) Test Scripting
9 93 (18.27%) Continuous Integration
10 61 (11.98%) Regression Testing
11 59 (11.59%) Kanban
12 55 (10.81%) Performance Testing
12 55 (10.81%) User Stories
13 51 (10.02%) Software Testing
14 50 (9.82%) API Testing
15 48 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 47 (9.23%) Functional Testing
16 47 (9.23%) Open Source
17 43 (8.45%) Defect Tracking
18 39 (7.66%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 255 (50.10%) Java
2 114 (22.40%) C#
3 95 (18.66%) SQL
4 79 (15.52%) Python
5 77 (15.13%) JavaScript
6 58 (11.39%) Ruby
7 44 (8.64%) Scala
8 28 (5.50%) Groovy
9 19 (3.73%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.34%) PHP
10 17 (3.34%) VBScript
11 16 (3.14%) Bash Shell
12 15 (2.95%) F#
13 13 (2.55%) C++
14 11 (2.16%) VB
15 5 (0.98%) Perl
15 5 (0.98%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (6.29%) ISEB
1 32 (6.29%) ISTQB
2 29 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.77%) Degree
6 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.59%) HND
8 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (28.88%) QA
2 18 (3.54%) SDET
3 4 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.18%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.20%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.57%) Puppet
3 7 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.98%) Ansible
5 4 (0.79%) Rancher
6 1 (0.20%) Ambari
6 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.20%) SELinux
6 1 (0.20%) StatsD
Vendors
1 31 (6.09%) Atlassian
2 30 (5.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.70%) Oracle
4 21 (4.13%) HP
5 8 (1.57%) IBM
6 7 (1.38%) SAP
7 5 (0.98%) hybris
8 4 (0.79%) Green Hat
9 3 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.39%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.39%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.39%) VMware
11 1 (0.20%) Apple
11 1 (0.20%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.20%) Google
11 1 (0.20%) IBM Sterling
11 1 (0.20%) New Relic
11 1 (0.20%) SOASTA, Inc
11 1 (0.20%) Splunk
11 1 (0.20%) Xamarin
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