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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Consultant
Rank 615 640 623
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 38 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.040% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.042% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 12
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £353 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £499 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 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 29 September 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 +22 31 £438 +4.47% 1
London -1 12 £488 +8.33%
South East +25 9 £400 +6.66% 1
City of London +18 7 £488 -2.50%
Berkshire - 6 £425 -
Cardiff +26 5 £350 -12.50%
Wales +23 5 £350 -12.50%
South Wales +22 5 £350 -12.50%
East of England - 5 £700 -
Yorkshire +15 4 £400 -
Hampshire +5 3 £325 -13.33%
Andover -1 3 £325 -13.33%
Scotland +16 2 £450 -7.69%
West Yorkshire +13 2 £425 -
Leeds +10 2 £425 -
Glasgow - 2 £450 -
Luton - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 £369 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £369 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £700 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £288 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £275 -
Norwich - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £288 -

Test Automation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 29 (55.77%) Test Automation
2 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (44.23%) Java
4 20 (38.46%) Selenium
5 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.00%) Finance
6 13 (25.00%) HP UFT
7 12 (23.08%) Scrum
7 12 (23.08%) C#
7 12 (23.08%) Open Source
8 11 (21.15%) BDD
9 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
9 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
10 9 (17.31%) Migration
11 8 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (15.38%) .NET
11 8 (15.38%) TDD
11 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
11 8 (15.38%) SDET
12 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
12 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
12 7 (13.46%) Oracle
13 6 (11.54%) C
13 6 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (11.54%) Python
13 6 (11.54%) HP
13 6 (11.54%) QA
13 6 (11.54%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server

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 (1.92%) Confluence
1 1 (1.92%) JBoss
1 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) BASE24
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.92%) PaaS
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.92%) DB2
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Selenium
2 13 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (15.38%) SpecFlow
4 7 (13.46%) Cucumber
5 6 (11.54%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
6 5 (9.62%) SoapUI
7 4 (7.69%) JUnit
8 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
8 3 (5.77%) TeamCity
8 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
8 3 (5.77%) WinRunner
9 2 (3.85%) JIRA
9 2 (3.85%) Maven
9 2 (3.85%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.85%) TestNG
10 1 (1.92%) Appium
10 1 (1.92%) Capybara
10 1 (1.92%) Protractor
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) APACS
3 1 (1.92%) Contactless
3 1 (1.92%) EMV
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Android
1 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.92%) Linux
1 1 (1.92%) Unix
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
1 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Test Automation
2 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.08%) Open Source
4 12 (23.08%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) BDD
6 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Migration
8 8 (15.38%) TDD
9 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
10 6 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 6 (11.54%) User Stories
11 5 (9.62%) Defect Tracking
12 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
12 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 3 (5.77%) Automation Testing
13 3 (5.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 3 (5.77%) DevOps
13 3 (5.77%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) Java
2 12 (23.08%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) C
3 6 (11.54%) Python
4 5 (9.62%) F#
5 4 (7.69%) VB
6 3 (5.77%) VBScript
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 2 (3.85%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SDET
2 6 (11.54%) QA
3 2 (3.85%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Oracle
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft