The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Architect
Rank 586 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Architect 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - -
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Automation Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Automation Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Architect
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 - 6 £500 - 2
East of England - 4 £525 -
London - 1 £500 - 2
City of London - 1 £500 - 2
Suffolk - - - -

Test Automation Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Architect 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 Test Automation Architect in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Code Coverage
4 2 (33.33%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) EAI
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Test Automation Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Architect 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 Test Automation Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Web Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Code Coverage
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) EAI
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA