The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 601 569 568
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.018% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.019% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate
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£443 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 - -
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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Senior Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Automation Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 November 2014.

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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 -2 11 £443 +5.35% 1
London -10 7 £450 +7.14% 1
City of London +19 2 £458 +18.06% 1
South East - 2 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title.

1 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Java
3 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (60.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (55.00%) BDD
5 9 (45.00%) TDD
5 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 8 (40.00%) Ruby
6 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (35.00%) Scrum
8 6 (30.00%) User Stories
9 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
9 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 5 (25.00%) .NET
9 5 (25.00%) Web Services
9 5 (25.00%) XML
10 4 (20.00%) QA
10 4 (20.00%) WATIR
10 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Banking
11 3 (15.00%) JMeter
11 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (15.00%) HTML
11 3 (15.00%) Concordion
11 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
11 3 (15.00%) Jenkins

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 12 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 8 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 4 (20.00%) WATIR
6 3 (15.00%) JMeter
6 3 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (15.00%) Concordion
6 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (10.00%) Hudson
7 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (10.00%) Sahi
7 2 (10.00%) JBehave
8 1 (5.00%) JIRA
8 1 (5.00%) TestNG
8 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.00%) FitNesse
8 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
8 1 (5.00%) Subversion
8 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
1 5 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
4 1 (5.00%) J2EE
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (10.00%) Open Source
1 2 (10.00%) Video on Demand
1 2 (10.00%) Streaming Media
2 1 (5.00%) IPTV
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) STB
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) BDD
4 9 (45.00%) TDD
5 7 (35.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) User Stories
7 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Pair Programming
11 1 (5.00%) Stress Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
11 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) Ruby
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA