The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Automation Tester
Rank 573 566 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.006% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.006% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £394 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 2014.

Senior Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 14 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 23 July 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 -10 7 £420 +6.66% 4
London +6 6 £420 +6.66% 2
Bristol - 1 £375 - 1
South West - 1 £375 - 1
Wales - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -

Senior Automation Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (100.00%) Selenium
2 16 (88.89%) Java
3 11 (61.11%) WebDriver
4 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
5 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
6 8 (44.44%) TDD
7 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (33.33%) JBehave
8 6 (33.33%) Ruby
8 6 (33.33%) Scrum
9 5 (27.78%) QA
9 5 (27.78%) SQL
9 5 (27.78%) Web Services
9 5 (27.78%) BDD
9 5 (27.78%) User Stories
10 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
10 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 4 (22.22%) JUnit
10 4 (22.22%) HTML
10 4 (22.22%) Banking
11 3 (16.67%) Subversion
11 3 (16.67%) Maven
11 3 (16.67%) Oracle
11 3 (16.67%) XML
11 3 (16.67%) CSS
11 3 (16.67%) SOA
11 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (16.67%) RESTful
11 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Senior Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) Star Schema
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Selenium
2 11 (61.11%) WebDriver
3 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (33.33%) JBehave
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) JUnit
6 3 (16.67%) Subversion
6 3 (16.67%) Maven
6 3 (16.67%) Calabash
7 2 (11.11%) Hudson
7 2 (11.11%) JIRA
7 2 (11.11%) JMeter
7 2 (11.11%) FitNesse
7 2 (11.11%) Ant
7 2 (11.11%) CruiseControl
7 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (11.11%) Mercurial
8 1 (5.56%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (5.56%) RSpec
8 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) RESTful
3 3 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.56%) STB
2 1 (5.56%) Streaming Media
2 1 (5.56%) IPTV
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 8 (44.44%) TDD
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) User Stories
5 5 (27.78%) BDD
6 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) SOA
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Ruby
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) XQuery
4 2 (11.11%) XPath
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) VMware