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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 509 462 504
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 100 120 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.22% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 97 31
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -51 88 £350 - 26
London -17 45 £375 - 16
South East -25 19 £303 -6.76% 1
East of England +24 11 £400 +23.07% 2
Berkshire +2 9 £313 +19.23% 1
Scotland +2 7 £388 +68.47% 3
Hertfordshire +5 5 £220 -32.30% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £225 -
Wales -7 4 £350 +6.87%
Essex - 4 £400 -
Watford - 4 - -
South West +5 3 £375 +25.00% 1
South Wales -1 3 £350 +6.87%
East Midlands -8 3 £350 +16.47% 1
City of London -12 3 £306 -12.50% 4
Hampshire -21 3 £340 -9.33%
Yorkshire -22 3 £375 +22.95% 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Basildon - 3 £400 -
Glasgow - 3 £388 -
Bristol +9 2 £425 +21.42%
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 2 £265 - 1
Tyne and Wear -5 2 £265 -24.28% 1
Edinburgh -7 2 £363 +57.60% 1
North East -9 2 £265 -19.69% 1
Newport -13 2 £325 -0.76%
North West -14 2 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
West Lothian - 2 - - 2
West Sussex - 2 - -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 145 (64.73%) Selenium
2 133 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (41.96%) Java
4 75 (33.48%) BDD
5 72 (32.14%) Test Automation
6 71 (31.70%) Cucumber
7 67 (29.91%) Automation Testing
8 65 (29.02%) Scrum
9 63 (28.13%) WebDriver
9 63 (28.13%) QA
10 56 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 47 (20.98%) SQL
12 41 (18.30%) TDD
13 40 (17.86%) C#
14 37 (16.52%) Ruby
15 36 (16.07%) JIRA
16 28 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (12.05%) Automated Testing
17 27 (12.05%) XML
17 27 (12.05%) E-Commerce
17 27 (12.05%) ISEB
18 26 (11.61%) .NET
19 24 (10.71%) Jenkins
20 22 (9.82%) JavaScript
20 22 (9.82%) JUnit
20 22 (9.82%) SoapUI
21 21 (9.38%) Android
21 21 (9.38%) ISTQB
21 21 (9.38%) Python
22 20 (8.93%) Regression Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (2.23%) CMS
1 5 (2.23%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.89%) Documentum
3 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.89%) Joomla!
3 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.45%) Confluence
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.89%) MS Office
1 2 (0.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.79%) GitHub
2 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.57%) HTTP
1 8 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.23%) FTP
3 4 (1.79%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.34%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.02%) DB2
1 9 (4.02%) DbVisualizer
2 4 (1.79%) MySQL
3 3 (1.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.89%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.45%) Big Data
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 145 (64.73%) Selenium
2 71 (31.70%) Cucumber
3 63 (28.13%) WebDriver
4 36 (16.07%) JIRA
5 24 (10.71%) Jenkins
6 22 (9.82%) SoapUI
6 22 (9.82%) JUnit
7 20 (8.93%) Calabash
8 18 (8.04%) SpecFlow
8 18 (8.04%) QuickTest Pro
9 15 (6.70%) Subversion
9 15 (6.70%) JMeter
10 14 (6.25%) TeamCity
11 13 (5.80%) Maven
12 11 (4.91%) Appium
13 9 (4.02%) Behat
13 9 (4.02%) Capybara
13 9 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (4.02%) JBehave
14 8 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 19 (8.48%) Retail
2 16 (7.14%) Finance
3 6 (2.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.79%) Games
5 3 (1.34%) Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Billing
6 2 (0.89%) Front Office
6 2 (0.89%) Automotive
6 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.05%) XML
2 26 (11.61%) .NET
3 20 (8.93%) Gherkin
4 19 (8.48%) SOAP
5 16 (7.14%) RESTful
6 15 (6.70%) Web Services
6 15 (6.70%) JSON
7 9 (4.02%) HTML
7 9 (4.02%) Flash
8 5 (2.23%) J2EE
9 4 (1.79%) XML Schema
9 4 (1.79%) WPF
9 4 (1.79%) REST
10 3 (1.34%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.34%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.89%) Spring
11 2 (0.89%) Middleware
11 2 (0.89%) COM
11 2 (0.89%) JRuby
12 1 (0.45%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.80%) Open Source
1 13 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.13%) iPhone
3 7 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.23%) STB
4 5 (2.23%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.23%) User Experience
5 4 (1.79%) iPad
5 4 (1.79%) Robotics
6 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.89%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.89%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.89%) Derivative
7 1 (0.45%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.45%) IPTV
7 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.38%) Android
2 18 (8.04%) Apple iOS
3 17 (7.59%) UNIX
4 16 (7.14%) Linux
5 12 (5.36%) Windows
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (33.48%) BDD
3 72 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 67 (29.91%) Automation Testing
5 65 (29.02%) Scrum
6 56 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 41 (18.30%) TDD
8 28 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (12.05%) Automated Testing
9 27 (12.05%) E-Commerce
10 20 (8.93%) Regression Testing
11 17 (7.59%) Software Testing
12 16 (7.14%) Performance Testing
13 14 (6.25%) System Testing
14 12 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (4.91%) User Stories
15 11 (4.91%) Software Engineering
16 10 (4.46%) OO
16 10 (4.46%) Kanban
16 10 (4.46%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (41.96%) Java
2 47 (20.98%) SQL
3 40 (17.86%) C#
4 37 (16.52%) Ruby
5 22 (9.82%) JavaScript
6 21 (9.38%) Python
7 18 (8.04%) PHP
8 11 (4.91%) Groovy
9 4 (1.79%) C++
9 4 (1.79%) XPath
9 4 (1.79%) VB
10 3 (1.34%) Perl
10 3 (1.34%) VBScript
11 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.89%) C
11 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.89%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.89%) Jython
11 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (12.05%) ISEB
2 21 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 15 (6.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (6.25%) Degree
5 12 (5.36%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.23%) HND
6 5 (2.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (28.13%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.46%) Oracle
3 9 (4.02%) HP
4 7 (3.13%) Google
5 3 (1.34%) hybris
6 2 (0.89%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.89%) webMethods
6 2 (0.89%) VMware
7 1 (0.45%) Telerik
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.45%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.45%) Venda
7 1 (0.45%) Tableau
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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