The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Consultant
Rank 594 589 563
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 25 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.024% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.025% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 6
Average daily rate £550 £500 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +28.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £500 £406
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Automation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Automation Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Test Automation Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Consultant within the UK.

Test Automation Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Consultant
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 Test Automation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 24 £550 +10.00% 2
London 0 15 £550 +10.00% 1
South East - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 2 £288 -
Surrey - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £700 -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £525 -
Scotland - 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £700 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £288 -
Nottingham - 1 £700 -
Leeds - 1 - -

Test Automation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (66.07%) Test Automation
3 27 (48.21%) BDD
4 24 (42.86%) Selenium
5 22 (39.29%) Java
6 20 (35.71%) C#
6 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
7 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 16 (28.57%) Automation Testing
8 15 (26.79%) Scrum
9 14 (25.00%) ISEB
9 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 13 (23.21%) QA
11 12 (21.43%) WebDriver
11 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 11 (19.64%) TDD
12 11 (19.64%) ISTQB
12 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (17.86%) .NET
14 9 (16.07%) Finance
14 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
15 8 (14.29%) WPF
15 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
15 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
16 7 (12.50%) SQL
16 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
17 6 (10.71%) HP
18 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
18 5 (8.93%) Oracle

Test Automation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.79%) Node.js
3 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Selenium
2 20 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 8 (14.29%) HP UFT
4 8 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.57%) Appium
8 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.57%) JUnit
8 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 2 (3.57%) Subversion
8 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.79%) Calabash
9 1 (1.79%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.79%) MSTest
9 1 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) WPF
3 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 2 (3.57%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) Behat
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
1 2 (3.57%) Unix
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (66.07%) Test Automation
3 27 (48.21%) BDD
4 16 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 15 (26.79%) Scrum
6 14 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 11 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (19.64%) TDD
8 9 (16.07%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.93%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.93%) Functional Testing
10 5 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.14%) User Stories
12 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
12 3 (5.36%) Kanban
12 3 (5.36%) Manual Testing
12 3 (5.36%) Re-Platforming
12 3 (5.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) SQL
4 5 (8.93%) VB
5 3 (5.36%) VBScript
6 2 (3.57%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) F#
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 1 (1.79%) AWK
7 1 (1.79%) Groovy
7 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) sed
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) ISEB
2 11 (19.64%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) HP
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) Informatica
4 1 (1.79%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.79%) Tableau