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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Consultant
Rank 638 643 574
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 18 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.011% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.011% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 9
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £410 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £490 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £325
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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 17 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 28 May 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 -4 16 £475 +5.55% 2
London -9 5 £375 -16.66% 1
East Midlands - 5 £738 -
Nottingham - 5 £738 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £738 -
South East - 4 £425 -
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
Scotland - 2 £325 -
North West -5 1 - -
South West - 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 28 (65.12%) Test Automation
2 19 (44.19%) C#
3 18 (41.86%) Selenium
4 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (34.88%) BDD
6 13 (30.23%) Software Testing
7 12 (27.91%) Java
7 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
8 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
9 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
9 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) HP
9 10 (23.26%) ISEB
10 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
10 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
10 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
10 9 (20.93%) SDLC
10 9 (20.93%) Open Source
10 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
11 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
11 8 (18.60%) SpecFlow
11 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
11 8 (18.60%) SQL
12 7 (16.28%) QA
12 7 (16.28%) Scrum
13 6 (13.95%) WPF
13 6 (13.95%) Test Management
14 5 (11.63%) Ruby
14 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (11.63%) 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 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) BASE24
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (41.86%) Selenium
2 12 (27.91%) HP UFT
3 11 (25.58%) Cucumber
4 8 (18.60%) LoadRunner
4 8 (18.60%) SpecFlow
4 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
5 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
5 5 (11.63%) JIRA
5 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
6 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (6.98%) Capybara
7 3 (6.98%) JUnit
7 3 (6.98%) Ranorex
8 2 (4.65%) Appium
8 2 (4.65%) Maven
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.33%) Protractor
9 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) WPF
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) Behat
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) Java EE
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) APACS
3 1 (2.33%) Contactless
3 1 (2.33%) EMV
3 1 (2.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) Test Automation
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) BDD
4 13 (30.23%) Software Testing
5 10 (23.26%) Automation Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Open Source
6 9 (20.93%) SDLC
6 9 (20.93%) Test Scripting
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
8 6 (13.95%) Test Management
9 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (11.63%) TDD
10 3 (6.98%) Migration
10 3 (6.98%) Re-Platforming
11 2 (4.65%) Defect Tracking
11 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) C#
2 12 (27.91%) Java
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) Ruby
5 3 (6.98%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) F#
6 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) Scala
6 2 (4.65%) VBA
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) HP
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Rally
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) VMware