The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Architect
Rank 635 622 613
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Architect 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.010% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Median daily rate £600 £625 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +35.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £460
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.69%
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Automation Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Test Automation Architect in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Test Automation Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Architect
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 -2 12 £600 -4.00% 1
South East - 5 £600 -
South West -6 4 - -
Somerset - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £600 -
Bath - 4 - -
London -9 3 £638 +2.00% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
Middlesex - 1 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £375 -

Test Automation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Test Automation Architect 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 Test Automation Architect in the job title.

1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (65.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) Selenium
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) OOP
6 6 (30.00%) JUnit
7 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) TestNG
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Service Management
8 4 (20.00%) Validation
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (20.00%) DevOps
9 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (15.00%) TDD
10 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
10 2 (10.00%) C#
10 2 (10.00%) Java EE
10 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (10.00%) Kanban
10 2 (10.00%) Maven
10 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (10.00%) Ruby
10 2 (10.00%) OO

Test Automation Architect 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 1 (5.00%) Alfresco
1 1 (5.00%) CMS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 6 (30.00%) JUnit
3 5 (25.00%) TestNG
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
6 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA
6 1 (5.00%) JMeter
6 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.00%) NUnit
6 1 (5.00%) Ranorex
6 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) OOP
4 5 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Validation
6 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Kanban
7 2 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) QA Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Feature Driven Development
8 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) HP