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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Architect
Rank 618 653 631
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Architect 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.008% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £450 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £625 £525
% change year-on-year
- +19.04%
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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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
Top 5 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 3 December 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 +6 2 £450 -18.18% 2
London -12 1 £450 -18.18%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Test Automation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 8 (53.33%) Java
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) Ajax
3 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 5 (33.33%) VBScript
4 5 (33.33%) SOA
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) Flash
7 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) MySQL
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
7 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (13.33%) REST
7 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (6.67%) RESTful

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 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Commerce Server
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) Flash
3 2 (13.33%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) JSP
4 1 (6.67%) JSTL
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 1 (6.67%) Data Management
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (6.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) Groovy
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) ATG
3 1 (6.67%) hybris