The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Test Automation Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Developer
UK
Rank 545 579 577
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 48 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.066% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.070% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 23
Median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £306 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £385 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.92% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Automation Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Test Automation Developer in the job title.

Test Automation Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the UK.

Test Automation Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Test Automation Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the UK.

Test Automation Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Top 30 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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 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 +37 46 £475 +16.49% 4
London +17 27 £500 +15.54%
City of London +11 10 £475 +9.76%
South West +9 6 £325 -12.45% 1
South East +9 6 £373 -5.09% 1
Swindon +6 5 £325 -12.45%
Wiltshire +2 5 £325 -12.45%
Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
Surrey +15 2 - -
East of England +2 2 £388 -6.06% 1
Guildford -4 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
Sussex - 2 £373 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £255 - 1
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Belfast -19 1 £260 -
Northern Ireland -19 1 £260 -
County Antrim -19 1 £260 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £255 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £400 - 1
Brighton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Yeovil - 1 - -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Test Automation Developer 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 Developer in the job title.

1 90 (80.36%) Test Automation
2 70 (62.50%) Selenium
3 69 (61.61%) Java
4 68 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 40 (35.71%) BDD
7 31 (27.68%) TDD
7 31 (27.68%) C#
7 31 (27.68%) Automation Testing
8 28 (25.00%) Scrum
9 26 (23.21%) Jenkins
9 26 (23.21%) WebDriver
10 23 (20.54%) SDET
11 22 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (19.64%) Gherkin
11 22 (19.64%) SQL
12 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
12 19 (16.96%) JIRA
13 17 (15.18%) JUnit
14 16 (14.29%) QA
14 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
14 16 (14.29%) Open Source
15 15 (13.39%) Regression Testing
15 15 (13.39%) Automated Testing
16 14 (12.50%) Python
16 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
16 14 (12.50%) Security Testing
16 14 (12.50%) SoapUI
17 13 (11.61%) API Testing
17 13 (11.61%) OO

Test Automation Developer 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 6 (5.36%) Apache Spark
1 6 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.89%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) GitHub
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.79%) ATM
1 2 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) Big Data
2 6 (5.36%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.79%) GIS
4 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.79%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
5 1 (0.89%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (62.50%) Selenium
2 42 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 26 (23.21%) Jenkins
3 26 (23.21%) WebDriver
4 19 (16.96%) JIRA
5 17 (15.18%) JUnit
6 14 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 11 (9.82%) Git (software)
7 11 (9.82%) JMeter
8 10 (8.93%) Capybara
9 8 (7.14%) Maven
10 6 (5.36%) Ant
10 6 (5.36%) Mockito
11 5 (4.46%) Appium
11 5 (4.46%) Calabash
11 5 (4.46%) RSpec
12 4 (3.57%) Gerrit
12 4 (3.57%) Moq
12 4 (3.57%) Protractor
12 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (10.71%) Banking
2 10 (8.93%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Front Office
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.64%) Gherkin
2 12 (10.71%) Web Services
2 12 (10.71%) XML
3 10 (8.93%) .NET
3 10 (8.93%) AngularJS
4 9 (8.04%) SOAP
4 9 (8.04%) Spring
5 7 (6.25%) RESTful
6 5 (4.46%) Angular 2
6 5 (4.46%) Java EE
6 5 (4.46%) JMS
6 5 (4.46%) Node.js
6 5 (4.46%) REST
6 5 (4.46%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (3.57%) HTML
7 4 (3.57%) JDBC
8 3 (2.68%) Chai
8 3 (2.68%) JSP
9 2 (1.79%) Middleware
9 2 (1.79%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.57%) Fintech
4 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.89%) Derivative
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.89%) IVR
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Linux
2 10 (8.93%) Unix
3 5 (4.46%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (80.36%) Test Automation
2 68 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (35.71%) BDD
4 31 (27.68%) Automation Testing
4 31 (27.68%) TDD
5 28 (25.00%) Scrum
6 22 (19.64%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (14.29%) Open Source
7 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 15 (13.39%) Automated Testing
8 15 (13.39%) Regression Testing
9 14 (12.50%) Security Testing
9 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 13 (11.61%) API Testing
10 13 (11.61%) OO
11 12 (10.71%) Performance Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Software Engineering
13 9 (8.04%) E-Commerce
13 9 (8.04%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 69 (61.61%) Java
2 31 (27.68%) C#
3 22 (19.64%) SQL
4 19 (16.96%) JavaScript
5 14 (12.50%) Python
6 13 (11.61%) Ruby
7 8 (7.14%) C++
8 7 (6.25%) Perl
9 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.57%) C
10 4 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.68%) Groovy
11 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.68%) Scala
12 2 (1.79%) PHP
12 2 (1.79%) Tcl
12 2 (1.79%) VBScript
13 1 (0.89%) VB
13 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) ISEB
2 11 (9.82%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) PhD
6 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.54%) SDET
2 16 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (1.79%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.36%) Oozie
2 4 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.46%) HP
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle
2 4 (3.57%) WorldPay
3 2 (1.79%) Google
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.79%) Sybase
4 1 (0.89%) Adobe
4 1 (0.89%) ATG
4 1 (0.89%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.89%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.89%) hybris
4 1 (0.89%) IBM
4 1 (0.89%) Infragistics
4 1 (0.89%) MarketAxess
4 1 (0.89%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.89%) Pega
4 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.89%) Tradeweb
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago