The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 642 659 637
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.020% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Median daily rate £331 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £377 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Automation Tester in the job title.

Senior Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 7 £331 -22.05% 6
East of England - 4 £300 -
London -7 2 £376 -11.64% 4
Hertfordshire - 2 £288 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £550 -
Bedford - 1 £275 -

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in the job title.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Validation
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) JMeter
6 3 (17.65%) IBM
6 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
6 3 (17.65%) JUnit
6 3 (17.65%) C#
6 3 (17.65%) XML
6 3 (17.65%) Unix
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Kanban
6 3 (17.65%) JSON
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) REST
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing

Senior 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 2 (11.76%) Confluence
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
2 1 (5.88%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
4 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (17.65%) JMeter
4 3 (17.65%) JUnit
4 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
5 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (11.76%) FitNesse
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) JBehave
5 2 (11.76%) Maven
5 2 (11.76%) NUnit
5 2 (11.76%) Robot Framework
5 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
5 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
6 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) REST
2 3 (17.65%) XML
3 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
3 2 (11.76%) RESTful
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) Flash
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Fixed Income
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Android
2 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) ATDD
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Open Source
5 2 (11.76%) Prototyping
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian
2 2 (11.76%) Charles River
2 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SOASTA, Inc
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