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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Developer
Rank 601 615 593
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 44 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.080% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.084% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 36
Median daily rate £450 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £330 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £464 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £250
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 29 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 31 August 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 +3 43 £450 +12.50% 11
London -27 19 £450 +12.50% 6
South East +13 9 £400 +1.58% 3
South West +19 5 - -
Yorkshire +8 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire +4 5 - - 1
Leeds - 5 - - 1
City of London +18 4 £463 +15.62%
Surrey +4 4 £369 -6.34%
Birmingham - 4 £400 -
West Midlands - 4 £400 -
Wiltshire +10 3 - -
North West - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Stockport - 3 - -
Swindon - 3 - -
West Sussex -4 2 £500 +29.03%
Worthing -10 2 £500 +29.03%
Croydon - 2 £375 -
Brighton - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
East of England +18 1 - -
Scotland +16 1 £400 +6.66%
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Reading - 1 £400 - 1

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 64 (62.14%) Test Automation
2 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (49.51%) Java
4 48 (46.60%) Selenium
5 46 (44.66%) Cucumber
6 38 (36.89%) BDD
7 35 (33.98%) Scrum
8 31 (30.10%) C#
9 30 (29.13%) TDD
10 29 (28.16%) Gherkin
11 24 (23.30%) Ruby
11 24 (23.30%) .NET
12 22 (21.36%) Web Services
13 21 (20.39%) WebDriver
14 20 (19.42%) JIRA
14 20 (19.42%) QA
14 20 (19.42%) SQL
15 19 (18.45%) Software Engineering
15 19 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (17.48%) Capybara
16 18 (17.48%) SDET
16 18 (17.48%) User Stories
16 18 (17.48%) Performance Testing
17 17 (16.50%) ISEB
17 17 (16.50%) Automation Testing
17 17 (16.50%) Jenkins
18 16 (15.53%) REST
18 16 (15.53%) JMeter
19 15 (14.56%) Regression Testing
19 15 (14.56%) 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 9 (8.74%) Confluence
2 7 (6.80%) IIS
3 6 (5.83%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.88%) Documentum
4 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Google Play
2 2 (1.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.97%) FTP
2 1 (0.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) Big Data
1 6 (5.83%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.85%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) GIS
3 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.97%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 48 (46.60%) Selenium
2 46 (44.66%) Cucumber
3 21 (20.39%) WebDriver
4 20 (19.42%) JIRA
5 18 (17.48%) Capybara
6 17 (16.50%) Jenkins
7 16 (15.53%) JMeter
8 15 (14.56%) JUnit
9 10 (9.71%) Gradle
9 10 (9.71%) RSpec
9 10 (9.71%) SpecFlow
10 9 (8.74%) Git (software)
10 9 (8.74%) Maven
11 8 (7.77%) Ant
11 8 (7.77%) SoapUI
12 7 (6.80%) Hudson
12 7 (6.80%) jMock
13 6 (5.83%) Protractor
13 6 (5.83%) WATIR
14 5 (4.85%) JBehave
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Electronics
4 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.16%) Gherkin
2 24 (23.30%) .NET
3 22 (21.36%) Web Services
4 16 (15.53%) REST
5 10 (9.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (9.71%) Spring
6 9 (8.74%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.74%) Hibernate
6 9 (8.74%) HTML
7 7 (6.80%) Ajax
7 7 (6.80%) CSS
7 7 (6.80%) Java EE
7 7 (6.80%) JMS
7 7 (6.80%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (5.83%) SOAP
9 5 (4.85%) RESTful
9 5 (4.85%) XML
10 4 (3.88%) Dropwizard
10 4 (3.88%) spray
11 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.94%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.94%) IVR
4 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.94%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.97%) Fintech
5 1 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.83%) Android
2 5 (4.85%) Linux
2 5 (4.85%) Unix
3 3 (2.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (62.14%) Test Automation
2 62 (60.19%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (36.89%) BDD
4 35 (33.98%) Scrum
5 30 (29.13%) TDD
6 19 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (18.45%) Software Engineering
7 18 (17.48%) Performance Testing
7 18 (17.48%) User Stories
8 17 (16.50%) Automation Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Automated Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Regression Testing
9 15 (14.56%) Unit Testing
10 13 (12.62%) Test Scripting
11 11 (10.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (10.68%) Functional Testing
11 11 (10.68%) Integration Testing
11 11 (10.68%) OO
12 10 (9.71%) Kanban
12 10 (9.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (49.51%) Java
2 31 (30.10%) C#
3 24 (23.30%) Ruby
4 20 (19.42%) SQL
5 9 (8.74%) Groovy
6 5 (4.85%) Scala
7 4 (3.88%) Python
8 3 (2.91%) C++
8 3 (2.91%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) ISEB
2 11 (10.68%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.77%) Degree
4 3 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.42%) QA
2 18 (17.48%) SDET
3 1 (0.97%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.80%) Atlassian
2 7 (6.80%) Rally
3 4 (3.88%) EMC
3 4 (3.88%) Pega
3 4 (3.88%) VMware
4 3 (2.91%) Google
4 3 (2.91%) Oracle
5 2 (1.94%) HP
5 2 (1.94%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Infragistics
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago