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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 461 484 515
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 165 134 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 98 54
Average daily rate
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£388 £364 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.00 £137.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.63% +343.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 - £31.00

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +22 156 £393 +6.08% 38
London +38 99 £400 +6.66% 23
South East -2 30 £360 +15.20% 4
City of London -3 11 £350 -6.66% 5
Berkshire - 11 £360 - 3
Hampshire -5 10 £380 +31.60%
Reading - 10 £358 - 3
East of England +4 7 £275 -18.51% 4
Scotland -4 7 £375 +2.73% 3
Hertfordshire +7 6 - - 3
Watford - 6 - -
South West -10 5 £225 -33.33%
Andover - 5 £350 -
Glasgow +5 4 £400 +3.22% 3
Manchester -17 4 £356 +14.00% 7
North West -30 4 £356 +9.61% 7
East Sussex -1 3 £325 -
East Midlands -11 3 £400 +28.36%
North East -25 3 £238 -33.09%
Tyne and Wear -25 3 £238 -33.09%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 3 £238 -33.09%
Yorkshire -28 3 £288 -17.26%
Surrey - 3 £385 -
Brighton +3 2 £344 -
West Midlands +1 2 £300 -25.00%
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £400 -
Worthing -8 2 £388 -
Nottingham -9 2 £400 -
West Sussex -13 2 £388 -
Leatherhead - 2 £386 -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 176 (65.67%) Selenium
2 160 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (43.66%) Java
4 104 (38.81%) Test Automation
5 88 (32.84%) WebDriver
5 88 (32.84%) Cucumber
6 80 (29.85%) BDD
7 79 (29.48%) Automation Testing
8 74 (27.61%) QA
9 64 (23.88%) Test Scripting
10 53 (19.78%) SQL
11 49 (18.28%) Scrum
12 48 (17.91%) C#
13 46 (17.16%) JIRA
13 46 (17.16%) TDD
14 44 (16.42%) Automated Testing
14 44 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (16.04%) XML
16 38 (14.18%) SoapUI
17 37 (13.81%) Web Services
18 34 (12.69%) SOAP
19 33 (12.31%) JavaScript
19 33 (12.31%) UNIX
19 33 (12.31%) HP UFT
20 31 (11.57%) Ruby
21 28 (10.45%) HTML
22 27 (10.07%) .NET
22 27 (10.07%) Finance
23 26 (9.70%) E-Commerce
23 26 (9.70%) Subversion

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (4.85%) Confluence
2 11 (4.10%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.61%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) Documentum
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Drupal
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) MS Project
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.75%) GitHub
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.37%) ATM
1 1 (0.37%) HTTP
1 1 (0.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.09%) DB2
2 16 (5.97%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (1.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.37%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 176 (65.67%) Selenium
2 88 (32.84%) WebDriver
2 88 (32.84%) Cucumber
3 46 (17.16%) JIRA
4 38 (14.18%) SoapUI
5 33 (12.31%) HP UFT
6 26 (9.70%) Subversion
7 24 (8.96%) SpecFlow
7 24 (8.96%) Jenkins
8 21 (7.84%) JUnit
9 16 (5.97%) Git (software)
10 14 (5.22%) Appium
11 13 (4.85%) JBehave
12 12 (4.48%) JMeter
12 12 (4.48%) Calabash
13 11 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (3.73%) Maven
15 8 (2.99%) PHPUnit
16 6 (2.24%) TestNG
16 6 (2.24%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (10.07%) Finance
2 23 (8.58%) Retail
3 8 (2.99%) Banking
4 3 (1.12%) Automotive
5 2 (0.75%) Games
5 2 (0.75%) Military
5 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Billing
6 1 (0.37%) Front Office
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.37%) Law
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (16.04%) XML
2 37 (13.81%) Web Services
3 34 (12.69%) SOAP
4 28 (10.45%) HTML
5 27 (10.07%) .NET
6 24 (8.96%) Gherkin
7 23 (8.58%) RESTful
8 19 (7.09%) REST
9 17 (6.34%) JSON
10 16 (5.97%) Flash
11 9 (3.36%) J2EE
12 7 (2.61%) CSS
12 7 (2.61%) Spring
13 5 (1.87%) WSDL
13 5 (1.87%) WPF
14 3 (1.12%) XML Messaging
14 3 (1.12%) Middleware
14 3 (1.12%) XSL
15 2 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
16 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.46%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.61%) Wiki
4 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.49%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.75%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.75%) iPhone
6 2 (0.75%) DataPower
7 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.37%) PMI
7 1 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.37%) W3C
7 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.37%) Replication
7 1 (0.37%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.37%) STB
7 1 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.31%) UNIX
2 26 (9.70%) Apple iOS
3 20 (7.46%) Android
4 11 (4.10%) Linux
5 4 (1.49%) Windows
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (38.81%) Test Automation
3 80 (29.85%) BDD
4 79 (29.48%) Automation Testing
5 64 (23.88%) Test Scripting
6 49 (18.28%) Scrum
7 46 (17.16%) TDD
8 44 (16.42%) Automated Testing
8 44 (16.42%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (9.70%) E-Commerce
10 25 (9.33%) Regression Testing
10 25 (9.33%) System Testing
11 18 (6.72%) Manual Testing
11 18 (6.72%) API Testing
12 17 (6.34%) User Stories
12 17 (6.34%) Document Management
13 16 (5.97%) Coaching
14 15 (5.60%) Integration Testing
14 15 (5.60%) Software Testing
15 14 (5.22%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (43.66%) Java
2 53 (19.78%) SQL
3 48 (17.91%) C#
4 33 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 31 (11.57%) Ruby
6 24 (8.96%) Groovy
7 19 (7.09%) Python
8 12 (4.48%) PHP
9 11 (4.10%) VBScript
10 9 (3.36%) VB
11 6 (2.24%) VBA
11 6 (2.24%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.87%) C++
13 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 4 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.49%) C
14 3 (1.12%) XPath
14 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.37%) F#
Qualifications
1 22 (8.21%) ISEB
2 21 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.22%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.22%) ISTQB
4 13 (4.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.36%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.87%) Degree
8 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (27.61%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (8.96%) HP
2 14 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.73%) Oracle
4 5 (1.87%) VMware
5 3 (1.12%) IBM
5 3 (1.12%) Adobe
5 3 (1.12%) Green Hat
6 2 (0.75%) Cadence
6 2 (0.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.37%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.37%) Pega
7 1 (0.37%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.37%) hybris
7 1 (0.37%) Venda
7 1 (0.37%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) Twitter
7 1 (0.37%) Informatica
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) webMethods
7 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
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