The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
UK
Rank 316 385 411
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +26
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 304 249 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.60% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 169 136
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £327 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing within the UK.

Automation Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 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 +68 288 £375 +2.73% 122
London +33 117 £413 +3.12% 46
South East +16 39 £374 -0.33% 18
North East 0 27 £313 -44.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -3 27 £313 -44.44% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 26 £320 -43.20% 1
South West +14 20 £318 -26.58% 13
East of England +14 20 £311 -11.07% 8
North West +13 18 £425 +29.67% 14
City of London -2 17 £413 +6.45% 5
East Midlands +10 16 £400 +46.11% 11
Yorkshire +1 16 £344 +9.12% 8
Scotland +34 13 £310 -4.61% 2
Manchester +12 13 £425 +30.76% 9
West Yorkshire +8 13 £331 +5.15% 6
West Midlands -6 13 £275 -16.03% 3
Leeds +10 12 £325 +3.17% 5
Edinburgh +24 11 £318 - 1
Nottinghamshire +19 11 £400 +31.68% 7
Nottingham +12 11 £400 +31.68% 5
West Sussex +9 10 £438 +42.85% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £275 -21.42% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £275 - 4
Swindon +11 7 £300 -3.22%
Wiltshire +10 7 £300 -3.22% 1
Peterborough - 7 £275 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 6 £475 -
Hertfordshire +2 6 £313 -16.66% 2
East Sussex +8 5 £525 +64.06%
Rickmansworth - 5 £311 -

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 418 (64.01%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (60.49%) Selenium
3 249 (38.13%) Java
4 228 (34.92%) QA
5 216 (33.08%) Cucumber
6 205 (31.39%) Test Automation
7 186 (28.48%) BDD
8 181 (27.72%) TDD
8 181 (27.72%) Scrum
9 176 (26.95%) Jenkins
10 170 (26.03%) Test Scripting
11 169 (25.88%) WebDriver
12 136 (20.83%) Automated Testing
13 109 (16.69%) SQL
14 108 (16.54%) C#
15 105 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
16 100 (15.31%) Performance Testing
16 100 (15.31%) JUnit
17 93 (14.24%) Manual Testing
18 87 (13.32%) JavaScript
18 87 (13.32%) Python
19 86 (13.17%) Regression Testing
20 82 (12.56%) Finance
20 82 (12.56%) JIRA
20 82 (12.56%) User Stories
21 78 (11.94%) Scala
22 74 (11.33%) Kanban
22 74 (11.33%) Linux
22 74 (11.33%) Gherkin
23 73 (11.18%) Defect Tracking

Automation Testing
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 33 (5.05%) Confluence
2 30 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 11 (1.68%) Apache
4 6 (0.92%) Apache Solr
4 6 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.77%) nginx
6 4 (0.61%) CMS
6 4 (0.61%) Drupal
6 4 (0.61%) JBoss
6 4 (0.61%) Moodle
6 4 (0.61%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.46%) Jetty
7 3 (0.46%) Liferay
7 3 (0.46%) WordPress
8 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.68%) Magento
2 5 (0.77%) FastStats
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.31%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.91%) GitHub
3 12 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.77%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.61%) Datadog
6 4 (0.61%) Heroku
7 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.15%) SaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.61%) HTTP
2 3 (0.46%) Internet
3 2 (0.31%) LDAP
3 2 (0.31%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (0.15%) 3G
4 1 (0.15%) 4G
4 1 (0.15%) Broadband
4 1 (0.15%) DHCP
4 1 (0.15%) DNS
4 1 (0.15%) Firewall
4 1 (0.15%) GPRS
4 1 (0.15%) IPv4
4 1 (0.15%) IPv6
4 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.15%) VPN
4 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (2.91%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.07%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.61%) Big Data
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.46%) Redis
13 2 (0.31%) DataStage
13 2 (0.31%) GIS
13 2 (0.31%) MySQL
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 395 (60.49%) Selenium
2 216 (33.08%) Cucumber
3 176 (26.95%) Jenkins
4 169 (25.88%) WebDriver
5 100 (15.31%) JUnit
6 82 (12.56%) JIRA
7 66 (10.11%) Git (software)
8 63 (9.65%) SoapUI
9 55 (8.42%) RSpec
10 51 (7.81%) HP UFT
11 47 (7.20%) JMeter
12 46 (7.04%) Maven
13 44 (6.74%) SpecFlow
14 41 (6.28%) JBehave
15 40 (6.13%) Appium
16 28 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (3.52%) TeamCity
19 21 (3.22%) Visual Studio
20 20 (3.06%) NUnit
General
1 82 (12.56%) Finance
2 46 (7.04%) Games
3 44 (6.74%) Banking
4 21 (3.22%) Publishing
5 19 (2.91%) Retail
6 11 (1.68%) Back Office
7 10 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.07%) Marketing
9 5 (0.77%) Advertising
9 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.31%) Billing
11 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 220 (33.69%) Tester
2 160 (24.50%) Automation Tester
3 130 (19.91%) Analyst
4 124 (18.99%) Test Analyst
5 120 (18.38%) Developer
6 117 (17.92%) Test Engineer
7 65 (9.95%) Automation Test Analyst
8 60 (9.19%) Selenium Tester
9 59 (9.04%) QA Engineer
9 59 (9.04%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 46 (7.04%) QA Test Engineer
11 42 (6.43%) Developer in Test
12 41 (6.28%) Quality Engineer
12 41 (6.28%) Test Automation Engineer
13 40 (6.13%) Java Developer
14 36 (5.51%) Java Automation Tester
15 33 (5.05%) QA Tester
16 31 (4.75%) Test Automation Developer
17 27 (4.13%) Agile Tester
17 27 (4.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.33%) Gherkin
2 68 (10.41%) JSON
3 66 (10.11%) HTML
4 56 (8.58%) Web Services
5 54 (8.27%) .NET
6 51 (7.81%) RESTful
7 47 (7.20%) CSS
8 43 (6.58%) Node.js
9 42 (6.43%) XML
10 41 (6.28%) HTML5
10 41 (6.28%) Spring
11 40 (6.13%) REST
12 38 (5.82%) AngularJS
13 27 (4.13%) Sass
14 25 (3.83%) SOAP
15 23 (3.52%) jQuery
16 18 (2.76%) CSS3
17 12 (1.84%) Hibernate
18 10 (1.53%) Ajax
19 8 (1.23%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.13%) Mobile App
2 23 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (1.68%) User Experience
4 8 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (0.92%) Fintech
6 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.77%) Data Integration
6 5 (0.77%) NHS
6 5 (0.77%) Replication
6 5 (0.77%) Smartphone
7 4 (0.61%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.46%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.46%) IVR
8 3 (0.46%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.31%) Derivative
9 2 (0.31%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.33%) Linux
2 33 (5.05%) Unix
3 23 (3.52%) Windows
4 20 (3.06%) Android
5 18 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.15%) CentOS
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
7 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (64.01%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (31.39%) Test Automation
3 186 (28.48%) BDD
4 181 (27.72%) Scrum
4 181 (27.72%) TDD
5 170 (26.03%) Test Scripting
6 136 (20.83%) Automated Testing
7 105 (16.08%) Continuous Integration
8 100 (15.31%) Performance Testing
9 93 (14.24%) Manual Testing
10 86 (13.17%) Regression Testing
11 82 (12.56%) User Stories
12 74 (11.33%) Kanban
13 73 (11.18%) Defect Tracking
14 68 (10.41%) Software Testing
15 66 (10.11%) Open Source
16 64 (9.80%) Functional Testing
17 56 (8.58%) Web Testing
18 55 (8.42%) Non-Functional Testing
19 49 (7.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 249 (38.13%) Java
2 109 (16.69%) SQL
3 108 (16.54%) C#
4 87 (13.32%) JavaScript
4 87 (13.32%) Python
5 78 (11.94%) Scala
6 50 (7.66%) Ruby
7 26 (3.98%) PHP
8 24 (3.68%) Perl
9 21 (3.22%) Shell Script
10 17 (2.60%) Groovy
11 15 (2.30%) Bash Shell
12 14 (2.14%) VBScript
13 13 (1.99%) C
13 13 (1.99%) C++
14 8 (1.23%) ES6
14 8 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.92%) VB
17 5 (0.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (6.74%) ISTQB
2 42 (6.43%) ISEB
3 33 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.68%) Degree
5 17 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.15%) HND
9 1 (0.15%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (34.92%) QA
2 35 (5.36%) WCAG
3 30 (4.59%) SDET
4 4 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 12 (1.84%) Docker
2 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Gluster
3 1 (0.15%) vCloud
3 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.84%) Puppet
3 10 (1.53%) Ansible
4 6 (0.92%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.61%) Graphite
5 4 (0.61%) Packer
6 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.15%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (6.43%) Oracle
2 37 (5.67%) Microsoft
3 31 (4.75%) HP
4 30 (4.59%) Atlassian
5 17 (2.60%) VMware
6 12 (1.84%) Xamarin
7 9 (1.38%) IBM
8 8 (1.23%) Splunk
9 6 (0.92%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.77%) Google
11 4 (0.61%) Apigee
11 4 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.61%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.61%) Software AG
12 3 (0.46%) Facebook
12 3 (0.46%) MuleSoft
13 2 (0.31%) Green Hat
13 2 (0.31%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.31%) Twitter
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £312.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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