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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Developer
Rank 589 631 610
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 63 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.073% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.076% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 24
Median daily rate £450 £381 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £330 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
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 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
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 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 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 +19 61 £450 +20.00% 2
London +26 31 £450 +12.50% 1
South East +19 14 £500 +26.98% 1
City of London +16 9 £475 +18.75%
Yorkshire +21 7 - -
West Yorkshire +13 7 - -
Leeds - 7 - -
Surrey +13 6 £369 -6.34%
North West +17 5 £395 -
Manchester -8 5 £395 -
South West +16 4 - -
West Sussex +4 4 £500 +29.03%
Worthing -17 4 £500 +29.03%
Guildford - 4 - -
Stockport - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £400 -
West Midlands - 3 £400 -
Wiltshire +18 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
Scotland - 2 £400 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £375 -
Fareham - 2 - -
Blackpool - 1 £395 -
Fleetwood - 1 £395 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Oldham - 1 £395 -
Lancashire - 1 £395 -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 75 (69.44%) Test Automation
2 62 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (53.70%) Java
4 54 (50.00%) Selenium
5 42 (38.89%) Cucumber
6 38 (35.19%) BDD
7 36 (33.33%) C#
8 29 (26.85%) Scrum
9 26 (24.07%) TDD
10 24 (22.22%) .NET
10 24 (22.22%) SDET
11 23 (21.30%) Gherkin
12 22 (20.37%) QA
12 22 (20.37%) WebDriver
12 22 (20.37%) Jenkins
13 20 (18.52%) User Stories
13 20 (18.52%) Automation Testing
13 20 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (18.52%) Ruby
13 20 (18.52%) SQL
14 19 (17.59%) ISEB
15 18 (16.67%) JMeter
15 18 (16.67%) JIRA
15 18 (16.67%) Performance Testing
16 17 (15.74%) Unit Testing
16 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
17 16 (14.81%) Automated Testing
17 16 (14.81%) Regression Testing
17 16 (14.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 16 (14.81%) JUnit

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 7 (6.48%) Confluence
1 7 (6.48%) IIS
2 5 (4.63%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.70%) Documentum
3 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Google Play
2 2 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.85%) ATM
2 2 (1.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.63%) Big Data
2 5 (4.63%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.85%) GIS
3 2 (1.85%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 54 (50.00%) Selenium
2 42 (38.89%) Cucumber
3 22 (20.37%) Jenkins
3 22 (20.37%) WebDriver
4 18 (16.67%) JIRA
4 18 (16.67%) JMeter
5 16 (14.81%) Capybara
5 16 (14.81%) JUnit
6 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
6 10 (9.26%) Gradle
6 10 (9.26%) SoapUI
7 9 (8.33%) Maven
8 8 (7.41%) Ant
8 8 (7.41%) RSpec
8 8 (7.41%) SpecFlow
9 7 (6.48%) Calabash
9 7 (6.48%) Hudson
9 7 (6.48%) jMock
10 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
11 4 (3.70%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.22%) .NET
2 23 (21.30%) Gherkin
3 15 (13.89%) Web Services
4 13 (12.04%) REST
5 9 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 9 (8.33%) HTML
6 8 (7.41%) JMS
6 8 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (7.41%) Spring
7 7 (6.48%) Ajax
7 7 (6.48%) Hibernate
7 7 (6.48%) Java EE
7 7 (6.48%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (5.56%) CSS
8 6 (5.56%) RESTful
8 6 (5.56%) SOAP
8 6 (5.56%) XML
9 4 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.78%) Android SDK
10 3 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) Fintech
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.93%) Derivative
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) IVR
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Unix
2 11 (10.19%) Linux
3 6 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (69.44%) Test Automation
2 62 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (35.19%) BDD
4 29 (26.85%) Scrum
5 26 (24.07%) TDD
6 20 (18.52%) Automation Testing
6 20 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (18.52%) User Stories
7 18 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 17 (15.74%) Software Engineering
8 17 (15.74%) Unit Testing
9 16 (14.81%) Automated Testing
9 16 (14.81%) Regression Testing
10 15 (13.89%) Test Scripting
11 14 (12.96%) Integration Testing
11 14 (12.96%) OO
12 12 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (10.19%) Functional Testing
13 11 (10.19%) Web Development
14 9 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (53.70%) Java
2 36 (33.33%) C#
3 20 (18.52%) Ruby
3 20 (18.52%) SQL
4 11 (10.19%) Python
5 8 (7.41%) C++
5 8 (7.41%) Groovy
6 7 (6.48%) Perl
7 4 (3.70%) C
8 3 (2.78%) Scala
9 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
9 2 (1.85%) Tcl
9 2 (1.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) ISEB
2 14 (12.96%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.48%) Degree
4 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.22%) SDET
2 22 (20.37%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Oozie
2 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.48%) Atlassian
1 7 (6.48%) Rally
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.70%) EMC
3 4 (3.70%) Pega
3 4 (3.70%) VMware
4 3 (2.78%) Google
4 3 (2.78%) HP
4 3 (2.78%) Oracle
5 2 (1.85%) Sybase
6 1 (0.93%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.93%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.93%) MarketAxess
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.93%) Tradeweb