The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Automation Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Consultant
Rank 586 - 583
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Consultant 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% - 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% - 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£488 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Automation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 1 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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England - 7 £488 -

Test Automation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Consultant in their job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (76.19%) Scrum
3 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (52.38%) Selenium
5 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
5 10 (47.62%) Automation Testing
6 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
6 9 (42.86%) RSpec
6 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 9 (42.86%) Web Testing
6 9 (42.86%) JUnit
7 8 (38.10%) C#
8 7 (33.33%) ISEB
9 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) XML
9 6 (28.57%) XSLT
9 6 (28.57%) ERP
9 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 6 (28.57%) BDD
9 6 (28.57%) SaaS
9 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (14.29%) QA
12 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
12 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
12 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
12 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (4.76%) Concordion
13 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Automation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Selenium
2 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 9 (42.86%) JUnit
2 9 (42.86%) RSpec
2 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
2 9 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 4 (19.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Concordion
4 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
1 6 (28.57%) XSLT
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (76.19%) Scrum
3 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Automation Testing
5 9 (42.86%) Web Testing
6 6 (28.57%) ERP
6 6 (28.57%) BDD
7 1 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.76%) HP