The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Consultant
UK
Rank 583 588 595
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 10 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.048% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.051% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 13
Median daily rate £275 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-34.37% -20.00%
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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Automation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 24 January 2017.

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 16 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 Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +7 7 £320 -41.81% 2
Scotland +26 3 £238 -54.76%
London -7 3 £450 -18.18% 2
Fife - 3 £238 -
Dunfermline - 3 £238 -
South East +12 2 - -
Yorkshire +16 1 £365 -
Leeds +13 1 £365 -
West Yorkshire +13 1 £365 -
Kent - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £275 -
West Malling - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £625 - 1

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Test Automation Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 28 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (42.86%) Java
4 16 (38.10%) Selenium
5 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
6 10 (23.81%) BDD
7 9 (21.43%) HP UFT
8 8 (19.05%) Python
8 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 8 (19.05%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) QA
9 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 6 (14.29%) HP
9 6 (14.29%) C#
9 6 (14.29%) SDET
10 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
10 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
10 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
10 5 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Finance
10 5 (11.90%) Open Source
10 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
10 5 (11.90%) Banking
11 4 (9.52%) TDD
11 4 (9.52%) Test Management
11 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared

Test Automation Consultant 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 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Selenium
2 11 (26.19%) Cucumber
3 9 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 5 (11.90%) Jenkins
4 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
5 4 (9.52%) JUnit
5 4 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.14%) JMeter
6 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.76%) Burp Suite
7 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.76%) JIRA
7 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.76%) Maven
7 2 (4.76%) NUnit
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.76%) TestNG
7 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (11.90%) Banking
1 5 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) REST
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) CSS
3 1 (2.38%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) JSON
3 1 (2.38%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.81%) BDD
4 8 (19.05%) Scrum
4 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Open Source
6 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.52%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Test Management
7 4 (9.52%) User Stories
7 4 (9.52%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.14%) Change Management
8 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 2 (4.76%) OWASP
9 2 (4.76%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) C
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) VB
5 3 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) F#
7 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.38%) Perl
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
1 6 (14.29%) SDET
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 9000
2 2 (4.76%) WAI
2 2 (4.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft