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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Consultant
UK
Rank 591 612 610
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 10 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.047% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.049% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 11
Median daily rate £320 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £369 -
% change year-on-year
-13.22% -
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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 14 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 27 February 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 -6 6 £365 -23.15% 5
Scotland - 4 £250 -
Dunfermline - 4 £250 -
Fife - 4 £250 -
Yorkshire +21 2 £365 -
West Yorkshire +14 2 £365 -
London +10 2 £450 -18.18% 4
Leeds +3 2 £365 -
South East +18 1 - - 1
South West -1 1 £275 -31.25%
City of London - 1 £625 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) Java
4 14 (48.28%) Selenium
5 11 (37.93%) BDD
6 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
7 8 (27.59%) Python
8 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
8 7 (24.14%) QA
9 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
9 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) Scrum
10 4 (13.79%) TDD
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) HP
10 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
10 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
10 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
10 4 (13.79%) SDET
10 4 (13.79%) Test Management
10 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
11 3 (10.34%) Open Source
11 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
11 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
11 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
11 3 (10.34%) REST

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) JMeter
4 3 (10.34%) JUnit
4 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
4 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Burp Suite
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) NUnit
5 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.45%) JBehave
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Sahi
6 1 (3.45%) WATIR
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) REST
1 3 (10.34%) Spring
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
2 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) BDD
4 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Scrum
5 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
6 4 (13.79%) Functional Testing
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) Test Management
6 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Open Source
8 2 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Kanban
8 2 (6.90%) OWASP
8 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.90%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) Python
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) C
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
2 4 (13.79%) SDET
3 2 (6.90%) ISO 9000
3 2 (6.90%) WAI
3 2 (6.90%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft