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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Developer
Rank 567 622 607
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 54 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.040% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.042% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 20
Median daily rate £450 £416 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% +12.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £310 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +14.28%
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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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 +55 52 £463 +11.31% 11
London +8 22 £475 +8.57% 4
South East +46 14 £480 +37.14% 4
City of London -3 8 £475 +9.76% 1
South West +18 5 - -
Surrey +15 5 £480 +37.14% 2
East of England - 4 £388 - 2
Yorkshire +16 3 - -
North West +11 3 £395 -
Manchester +1 3 £395 -
Guildford -1 3 - -
Wiltshire -2 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £400 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £500 - 1
Somerset +25 2 - -
Swindon +2 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £500 -
Sussex - 2 £373 -
Peterborough - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - -
Leatherhead +17 1 £480 +20.00%
Nottingham +4 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - -
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
Salisbury - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £395 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 84 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 65 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (61.76%) Java
4 61 (59.80%) Selenium
5 42 (41.18%) Cucumber
6 40 (39.22%) BDD
7 32 (31.37%) Scrum
8 28 (27.45%) TDD
9 26 (25.49%) Gherkin
10 25 (24.51%) C#
11 24 (23.53%) Automation Testing
11 24 (23.53%) SDET
12 23 (22.55%) SQL
13 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
14 19 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (17.65%) Ruby
16 17 (16.67%) WebDriver
17 16 (15.69%) JIRA
18 14 (13.73%) QA
18 14 (13.73%) Test Scripting
18 14 (13.73%) Open Source
18 14 (13.73%) Automated Testing
18 14 (13.73%) JUnit
18 14 (13.73%) Unix
18 14 (13.73%) OO
18 14 (13.73%) ISEB
19 13 (12.75%) Security Testing
19 13 (12.75%) Capybara
20 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
20 12 (11.76%) Python

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 5 (4.90%) Apache Spark
1 5 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (4.90%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.92%) Documentum
3 3 (2.94%) Confluence
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.98%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) GitHub
2 2 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) ATM
1 2 (1.96%) FTP
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Big Data
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) GIS
3 2 (1.96%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (59.80%) Selenium
2 42 (41.18%) Cucumber
3 21 (20.59%) Jenkins
4 17 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 16 (15.69%) JIRA
6 14 (13.73%) JUnit
7 13 (12.75%) Capybara
8 11 (10.78%) JMeter
8 11 (10.78%) SoapUI
9 8 (7.84%) Git (software)
9 8 (7.84%) RSpec
10 7 (6.86%) Calabash
11 5 (4.90%) Appium
11 5 (4.90%) Maven
11 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
12 4 (3.92%) HP UFT
12 4 (3.92%) JBehave
12 4 (3.92%) Subversion
12 4 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (7.84%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Front Office
3 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Marketing
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.49%) Gherkin
2 12 (11.76%) XML
3 11 (10.78%) Web Services
4 10 (9.80%) .NET
4 10 (9.80%) SOAP
5 9 (8.82%) AngularJS
6 8 (7.84%) HTML
6 8 (7.84%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (5.88%) REST
7 6 (5.88%) Spring
8 5 (4.90%) CSS
9 4 (3.92%) Angular 2
9 4 (3.92%) RESTful
10 3 (2.94%) Chai
10 3 (2.94%) Java EE
10 3 (2.94%) JMS
10 3 (2.94%) JSP
10 3 (2.94%) Node.js
10 3 (2.94%) WCF
10 3 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.96%) Fintech
5 1 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.98%) Derivative
5 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.98%) IVR
5 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.73%) Unix
2 11 (10.78%) Linux
3 4 (3.92%) Windows
4 2 (1.96%) Android
4 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 65 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (39.22%) BDD
4 32 (31.37%) Scrum
5 28 (27.45%) TDD
6 24 (23.53%) Automation Testing
7 19 (18.63%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (13.73%) Automated Testing
8 14 (13.73%) OO
8 14 (13.73%) Open Source
8 14 (13.73%) Test Scripting
9 13 (12.75%) Security Testing
10 12 (11.76%) Performance Testing
11 10 (9.80%) API Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Regression Testing
11 10 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 10 (9.80%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.82%) Software Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Agile Testing
14 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (61.76%) Java
2 25 (24.51%) C#
3 23 (22.55%) SQL
4 18 (17.65%) Ruby
5 12 (11.76%) Python
6 11 (10.78%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.86%) C++
7 7 (6.86%) Perl
8 4 (3.92%) C
9 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.94%) Scala
10 2 (1.96%) Groovy
10 2 (1.96%) PHP
10 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.96%) Tcl
10 2 (1.96%) VBScript
11 1 (0.98%) AspectJ
11 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) ISEB
2 9 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.96%) PhD
6 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.53%) SDET
2 14 (13.73%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Oozie
2 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.90%) HP
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle
1 5 (4.90%) Pega
2 4 (3.92%) EMC
2 4 (3.92%) VMware
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.96%) Sybase
3 2 (1.96%) WorldPay
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe
4 1 (0.98%) Bloomberg
4 1 (0.98%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.98%) Google
4 1 (0.98%) hybris
4 1 (0.98%) IBM
4 1 (0.98%) MarketAxess
4 1 (0.98%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.98%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.98%) Tradeweb
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago