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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Tester
Rank 451 465 495
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 126 93 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 67 37
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£350 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £294 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £225
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +42.22%
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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +25 122 £350 -6.66% 30
London -9 63 £350 -6.66% 16
South East +7 31 £334 -1.25% 6
Hampshire - 16 £400 -
City of London +5 11 £375 - 8
Surrey - 9 £300 -
East Midlands +15 6 £374 +24.58%
North West -7 6 £225 -37.28% 1
Berkshire +3 5 £325 - 2
Northampton -4 5 £383 +27.50%
Northamptonshire -8 5 £383 +27.50%
South West -16 5 £200 -45.39% 5
East of England - 5 £350 - 2
Southampton - 5 - -
Reading +10 3 £313 -3.84% 2
West Yorkshire +2 3 £305 -6.15%
Yorkshire -1 3 £305 -6.15%
Scotland -14 3 £375 +26.68% 3
West Lothian - 3 £375 - 3
Manchester -1 2 £225 -25.00%
Bristol -12 2 £200 -33.33% 1
Ipswich - 2 £438 -
Livingston - 2 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 2 £288 - 2
Suffolk - 2 £438 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 - 2
Cheadle - - - -

Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 188 (66.90%) Selenium
2 168 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (42.35%) Java
4 95 (33.81%) Cucumber
5 92 (32.74%) BDD
6 88 (31.32%) Automation Testing
7 86 (30.60%) WebDriver
8 83 (29.54%) Test Automation
9 81 (28.83%) Scrum
10 74 (26.33%) SQL
11 73 (25.98%) Test Scripting
12 65 (23.13%) QA
13 57 (20.28%) C#
14 54 (19.22%) TDD
15 51 (18.15%) JIRA
16 47 (16.73%) Ruby
16 47 (16.73%) ISEB
17 45 (16.01%) QuickTest Pro
18 41 (14.59%) Automated Testing
19 36 (12.81%) .NET
19 36 (12.81%) User Stories
20 35 (12.46%) Software Testing
20 35 (12.46%) Security Cleared
21 34 (12.10%) ISTQB
21 34 (12.10%) Web Services
22 33 (11.74%) Jenkins
23 31 (11.03%) XML
23 31 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
23 31 (11.03%) SC Cleared
24 29 (10.32%) JavaScript

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.42%) CMS
2 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (1.07%) Confluence
2 3 (1.07%) IIS
3 2 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.71%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.36%) Drupal
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.36%) uiautomator
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Summit
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.91%) HTTP
2 7 (2.49%) FTP
3 4 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.07%) Firewall
4 3 (1.07%) Internet
4 3 (1.07%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.71%) Broadband
5 2 (0.71%) DHCP
5 2 (0.71%) Wireless
5 2 (0.71%) Telnet
5 2 (0.71%) NAS
6 1 (0.36%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.34%) MySQL
2 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.78%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.42%) DB2
5 3 (1.07%) DbVisualizer
6 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 188 (66.90%) Selenium
2 95 (33.81%) Cucumber
3 86 (30.60%) WebDriver
4 51 (18.15%) JIRA
5 45 (16.01%) QuickTest Pro
6 33 (11.74%) Jenkins
7 28 (9.96%) SpecFlow
8 24 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (8.19%) Calabash
10 20 (7.12%) SoapUI
10 20 (7.12%) JMeter
11 19 (6.76%) Appium
12 18 (6.41%) Subversion
12 18 (6.41%) JUnit
12 18 (6.41%) Visual Studio
13 17 (6.05%) Maven
14 16 (5.69%) TeamCity
15 11 (3.91%) Git (software)
16 9 (3.20%) FitNesse
17 8 (2.85%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (5.34%) Finance
2 8 (2.85%) Retail
3 6 (2.14%) Banking
4 5 (1.78%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Billing
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (12.81%) .NET
2 34 (12.10%) Web Services
3 31 (11.03%) XML
4 28 (9.96%) SOAP
5 26 (9.25%) REST
6 17 (6.05%) Gherkin
7 14 (4.98%) RESTful
7 14 (4.98%) HTML
8 10 (3.56%) JSON
9 8 (2.85%) CSS
10 7 (2.49%) jQuery
11 6 (2.14%) XSLT
11 6 (2.14%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.78%) XSD
13 4 (1.42%) J2EE
14 3 (1.07%) Spring
14 3 (1.07%) WCF
14 3 (1.07%) Flash
15 2 (0.71%) Android SDK
15 2 (0.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.69%) Open Source
2 12 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.85%) STB
4 7 (2.49%) iPad
4 7 (2.49%) iPhone
4 7 (2.49%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.49%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.14%) User Experience
6 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.42%) Robotics
6 4 (1.42%) Derivative
7 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.07%) Video on Demand
7 3 (1.07%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.07%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.07%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.71%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.90%) Linux
2 23 (8.19%) Android
3 21 (7.47%) Apple iOS
4 16 (5.69%) UNIX
5 11 (3.91%) Windows
6 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (59.79%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (32.74%) BDD
3 88 (31.32%) Automation Testing
4 83 (29.54%) Test Automation
5 81 (28.83%) Scrum
6 73 (25.98%) Test Scripting
7 54 (19.22%) TDD
8 41 (14.59%) Automated Testing
9 36 (12.81%) User Stories
10 35 (12.46%) Software Testing
11 31 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (7.83%) Performance Testing
13 20 (7.12%) OO
13 20 (7.12%) E-Commerce
14 19 (6.76%) Load Testing
15 18 (6.41%) Manual Testing
16 15 (5.34%) Kanban
17 14 (4.98%) MVC
18 12 (4.27%) Regression Testing
19 11 (3.91%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (42.35%) Java
2 74 (26.33%) SQL
3 57 (20.28%) C#
4 47 (16.73%) Ruby
5 29 (10.32%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.90%) PHP
7 21 (7.47%) Python
8 9 (3.20%) VB
9 7 (2.49%) XPath
10 6 (2.14%) VBScript
10 6 (2.14%) C++
10 6 (2.14%) Perl
10 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.78%) Scala
12 4 (1.42%) C
12 4 (1.42%) Groovy
13 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.07%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.71%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.71%) Jython
Qualifications
1 47 (16.73%) ISEB
2 35 (12.46%) Security Cleared
3 34 (12.10%) ISTQB
4 31 (11.03%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.27%) Degree
6 8 (2.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (23.13%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (9.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (9.61%) HP
2 14 (4.98%) Oracle
2 14 (4.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.49%) Google
4 3 (1.07%) Endeca
4 3 (1.07%) ATG
5 2 (0.71%) Progress
5 2 (0.71%) Apple
5 2 (0.71%) Telerik
5 2 (0.71%) hybris
5 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.36%) Cadence
6 1 (0.36%) Remedy
6 1 (0.36%) BMC
6 1 (0.36%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.36%) Perforce
6 1 (0.36%) Sybase
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