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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Automation Tester
UK
Rank 560 612 606
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 21 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.012% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.012% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
Median daily rate £381 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £415 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £535 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.75%
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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 18 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 22 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 +49 18 £400 -15.78% 10
London +12 8 £400 -27.27% 3
North West - 4 - - 3
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
Scotland - 3 £375 -
East of England - 3 £270 -
South East +12 2 £425 +6.25% 1
Kent - 2 £425 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Exeter - 1 £306 - 1
Rickmansworth - 1 £270 -
Devon - 1 £306 - 1
South West - 1 £306 - 1
Essex - 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £270 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £250 -

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 23 (69.70%) Java
2 20 (60.61%) Selenium
3 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (39.39%) Automation Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
6 11 (33.33%) BDD
6 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 10 (30.30%) QA
8 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 9 (27.27%) Scrum
9 8 (24.24%) HP UFT
9 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (24.24%) Gherkin
9 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
10 7 (21.21%) Kanban
10 7 (21.21%) Open Source
10 7 (21.21%) C#
10 7 (21.21%) SQL
10 7 (21.21%) .NET
10 7 (21.21%) SOAP
10 7 (21.21%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) Unix
11 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
11 6 (18.18%) Linux
11 6 (18.18%) QA Automation
12 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
12 5 (15.15%) Spring
12 5 (15.15%) JMeter

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 4 (12.12%) Confluence
1 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.03%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) GIS
1 2 (6.06%) QGIS
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (60.61%) Selenium
2 12 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 8 (24.24%) HP UFT
4 8 (24.24%) Jenkins
5 5 (15.15%) JIRA
5 5 (15.15%) JMeter
5 5 (15.15%) WebDriver
6 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
6 4 (12.12%) JBehave
6 4 (12.12%) JUnit
6 4 (12.12%) Maven
6 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
7 3 (9.09%) Jasmine
7 3 (9.09%) Protractor
7 3 (9.09%) SpecFlow
8 2 (6.06%) Mockito
8 2 (6.06%) Moq
8 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) SOAP
3 5 (15.15%) RESTful
3 5 (15.15%) Spring
4 4 (12.12%) JMS
4 4 (12.12%) Swagger
4 4 (12.12%) XML
5 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) HTML
5 3 (9.09%) JSON
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.06%) Hibernate
6 2 (6.06%) REST
6 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.03%) Chai
7 1 (3.03%) JSON Schema
7 1 (3.03%) Middleware
7 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
1 6 (18.18%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Automation Testing
3 11 (33.33%) BDD
3 11 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (27.27%) Scrum
4 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (21.21%) Kanban
6 7 (21.21%) Open Source
7 6 (18.18%) QA Automation
8 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
9 4 (12.12%) ATDD
9 4 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
9 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
10 3 (9.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) C#
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) Python
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) Groovy
5 2 (6.06%) TypeScript
5 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SDET
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Atlassian
1 4 (12.12%) Green Hat
2 2 (6.06%) Dynatrace
2 2 (6.06%) IBM
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (3.03%) Xamarin
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