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 26 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Consultant
Rank 629 631 598
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 14 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.018% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.019% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 8
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £370 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £381 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.63% -4.68%
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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 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 26 June 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 +12 12 £400 - 6
London +20 6 £438 +9.37% 4
South East +9 3 £400 -
Hampshire +4 2 £388 -
Yorkshire -2 2 £406 -
Scotland -9 2 £325 -10.34%
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
Sheffield - 2 £406 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £406 -
East Midlands +5 1 - -
Andover -14 1 £375 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £488 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (50.00%) Selenium
3 17 (42.50%) C#
4 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (35.00%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) BDD
6 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
7 12 (30.00%) HP UFT
8 10 (25.00%) HP
8 10 (25.00%) Open Source
9 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
9 9 (22.50%) SpecFlow
9 9 (22.50%) SDLC
9 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Scrum
10 8 (20.00%) LoadRunner
10 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
11 7 (17.50%) ISEB
11 7 (17.50%) SQL
11 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
11 7 (17.50%) TDD
12 6 (15.00%) Ruby
12 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
12 6 (15.00%) Finance
12 6 (15.00%) .NET
12 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
13 5 (12.50%) Jenkins

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 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) BASE24
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (30.00%) HP UFT
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (22.50%) SpecFlow
4 8 (20.00%) LoadRunner
4 8 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.50%) JIRA
5 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.00%) Capybara
6 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (7.50%) JUnit
7 3 (7.50%) Maven
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (7.50%) Ranorex
8 2 (5.00%) Appium
8 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.00%) Subversion
8 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) WPF
3 3 (7.50%) Behat
4 2 (5.00%) HTML
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) Java EE
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.50%) APACS
3 1 (2.50%) Contactless
3 1 (2.50%) EMV
3 1 (2.50%) Equities
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) BDD
4 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Open Source
6 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
6 9 (22.50%) SDLC
7 8 (20.00%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
8 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (10.00%) Migration
11 3 (7.50%) Defect Tracking
11 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
11 3 (7.50%) User Stories
11 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
12 2 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
12 2 (5.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 17 (42.50%) C#
2 14 (35.00%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) C
5 3 (7.50%) F#
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
6 2 (5.00%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.50%) Perl
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ISEB
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Rally
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
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