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 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Developer
Rank 611 599 561
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 40 47 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 48
Median daily rate £438 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £326 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 19 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 28 July 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 -20 40 £438 +11.11% 13
London -2 16 £450 -2.70% 4
South East +19 14 £369 -4.83% 3
East Sussex - 8 £350 -
South West +2 5 £450 +11.11% 2
Brighton - 5 - -
Hampshire +5 4 £463 - 1
Birmingham - 4 £400 -
West Midlands - 4 £400 -
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Portsmouth - 3 £463 -
Swindon - 3 - - 1
Surrey -2 2 £369 -4.83% 1
Bristol -2 2 £450 +12.50%
City of London +39 1 £475 +18.75% 1
East of England +23 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 66 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (48.51%) Test Automation
3 48 (47.52%) Cucumber
3 48 (47.52%) Java
4 41 (40.59%) Selenium
5 35 (34.65%) BDD
6 33 (32.67%) TDD
7 30 (29.70%) Scrum
8 29 (28.71%) C#
9 28 (27.72%) .NET
10 27 (26.73%) Ruby
10 27 (26.73%) Gherkin
11 25 (24.75%) Web Services
12 24 (23.76%) Software Engineering
13 21 (20.79%) REST
14 20 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (19.80%) SQL
14 20 (19.80%) QA
15 19 (18.81%) WebDriver
16 18 (17.82%) SpecFlow
16 18 (17.82%) Automated Testing
16 18 (17.82%) JIRA
17 17 (16.83%) Capybara
18 16 (15.84%) User Stories
19 15 (14.85%) Unit Testing
19 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
19 15 (14.85%) ISEB
20 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
20 14 (13.86%) Finance
20 14 (13.86%) Kanban

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 10 (9.90%) Confluence
2 8 (7.92%) Apache Spark
3 7 (6.93%) IIS
4 4 (3.96%) Documentum
4 4 (3.96%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.99%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.98%) HTTP
3 1 (0.99%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) Hadoop
1 9 (8.91%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.92%) Big Data
3 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.98%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 48 (47.52%) Cucumber
2 41 (40.59%) Selenium
3 19 (18.81%) WebDriver
4 18 (17.82%) JIRA
4 18 (17.82%) SpecFlow
5 17 (16.83%) Capybara
6 12 (11.88%) Gradle
6 12 (11.88%) Maven
6 12 (11.88%) SoapUI
7 11 (10.89%) JUnit
8 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
8 10 (9.90%) Jenkins
8 10 (9.90%) WATIR
9 9 (8.91%) JMeter
10 8 (7.92%) Ant
10 8 (7.92%) RSpec
11 7 (6.93%) Hudson
11 7 (6.93%) jMock
12 6 (5.94%) JBehave
12 6 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Electronics
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.72%) .NET
2 27 (26.73%) Gherkin
3 25 (24.75%) Web Services
4 21 (20.79%) REST
5 10 (9.90%) Dropwizard
5 10 (9.90%) Hibernate
5 10 (9.90%) HTML
5 10 (9.90%) Spring
6 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET
7 8 (7.92%) spray
8 7 (6.93%) Ajax
8 7 (6.93%) CSS
8 7 (6.93%) Java EE
8 7 (6.93%) JMS
8 7 (6.93%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (6.93%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (5.94%) SOAP
9 6 (5.94%) XML
10 3 (2.97%) Android SDK
10 3 (2.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Computer Science
1 10 (9.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.93%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.98%) IVR
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.94%) Android
2 5 (4.95%) Linux
2 5 (4.95%) Unix
3 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (65.35%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (48.51%) Test Automation
3 35 (34.65%) BDD
4 33 (32.67%) TDD
5 30 (29.70%) Scrum
6 24 (23.76%) Software Engineering
7 20 (19.80%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (17.82%) Automated Testing
9 16 (15.84%) User Stories
10 15 (14.85%) Test Scripting
10 15 (14.85%) Unit Testing
11 14 (13.86%) Functional Testing
11 14 (13.86%) Kanban
12 13 (12.87%) Regression Testing
13 11 (10.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (10.89%) OO
13 11 (10.89%) Performance Testing
14 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (9.90%) Pair Programming
15 9 (8.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.52%) Java
2 29 (28.71%) C#
3 27 (26.73%) Ruby
4 20 (19.80%) SQL
5 11 (10.89%) Groovy
6 8 (7.92%) Scala
7 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.97%) Python
9 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.99%) C++
10 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) ISEB
2 10 (9.90%) ISTQB
3 9 (8.91%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.80%) QA
2 12 (11.88%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) Atlassian
3 7 (6.93%) Rally
4 4 (3.96%) EMC
4 4 (3.96%) Pega
4 4 (3.96%) VMware
5 3 (2.97%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) HP
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle
6 2 (1.98%) SAP
7 1 (0.99%) Infragistics
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