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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Developer
UK
Rank 561 587 593
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 40 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.096% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 20
Median daily rate £450 £416 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.30% +23.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £361 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 39 £463 +10.05% 5
London +16 22 £488 +8.33%
City of London +3 8 £475 +13.02%
South East +13 5 £373 -3.24% 3
South West -3 5 £325 -13.33%
Wiltshire +4 4 £325 -12.45%
Swindon +4 4 £325 -12.45%
Yorkshire - 3 £450 -
Surrey +7 2 - -
Guildford -1 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £255 -
North West +19 1 £400 -3.61%
East of England -8 1 - - 2
Belfast -16 1 £260 -11.11%
Northern Ireland -18 1 £260 -11.11%
County Antrim -18 1 £260 -11.11%
Sussex - 1 £373 -
Heathrow - 1 £400 -
Blackpool - 1 £400 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Fleetwood - 1 £400 -
Luton - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 £400 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 70 (75.27%) Test Automation
2 60 (64.52%) Selenium
3 58 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (60.22%) Java
5 34 (36.56%) BDD
6 32 (34.41%) Cucumber
7 28 (30.11%) C#
8 27 (29.03%) TDD
9 25 (26.88%) WebDriver
10 23 (24.73%) Automation Testing
11 21 (22.58%) Jenkins
11 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
12 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (21.51%) SDET
13 19 (20.43%) SQL
14 18 (19.35%) QA
15 17 (18.28%) JIRA
15 17 (18.28%) Scrum
16 15 (16.13%) Python
17 14 (15.05%) Gherkin
18 13 (13.98%) SoapUI
18 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
18 13 (13.98%) Open Source
18 13 (13.98%) Automated Testing
19 12 (12.90%) API Testing
19 12 (12.90%) Regression Testing
19 12 (12.90%) OO
19 12 (12.90%) JUnit
20 11 (11.83%) Linux
20 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce

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 4 (4.30%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.30%) Confluence
1 4 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.08%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.15%) ATM
2 1 (1.08%) FTP
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Big Data
2 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) GIS
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 60 (64.52%) Selenium
2 32 (34.41%) Cucumber
3 25 (26.88%) WebDriver
4 21 (22.58%) Jenkins
5 17 (18.28%) JIRA
6 13 (13.98%) SoapUI
7 12 (12.90%) JUnit
8 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
8 9 (9.68%) Maven
9 7 (7.53%) Ant
9 7 (7.53%) Mockito
10 5 (5.38%) Moq
11 4 (4.30%) Appium
11 4 (4.30%) Calabash
11 4 (4.30%) Capybara
11 4 (4.30%) Gerrit
11 4 (4.30%) JMeter
11 4 (4.30%) NUnit
11 4 (4.30%) Protractor
11 4 (4.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (11.83%) Banking
2 10 (10.75%) Finance
3 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Front Office
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.05%) Gherkin
2 10 (10.75%) XML
3 9 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 9 (9.68%) Spring
3 9 (9.68%) Web Services
4 8 (8.60%) .NET
5 7 (7.53%) Node.js
6 6 (6.45%) RESTful
6 6 (6.45%) SOAP
7 5 (5.38%) Java EE
7 5 (5.38%) JMS
8 4 (4.30%) Angular 2
8 4 (4.30%) JDBC
8 4 (4.30%) REST
9 3 (3.23%) Chai
9 3 (3.23%) HTML
10 2 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (2.15%) JSP
10 2 (2.15%) Middleware
11 1 (1.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.23%) Fintech
5 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) Derivative
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.83%) Linux
2 10 (10.75%) Unix
3 4 (4.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (75.27%) Test Automation
2 58 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (36.56%) BDD
4 27 (29.03%) TDD
5 23 (24.73%) Automation Testing
6 20 (21.51%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (18.28%) Scrum
8 13 (13.98%) Automated Testing
8 13 (13.98%) Open Source
8 13 (13.98%) Unit Testing
9 12 (12.90%) API Testing
9 12 (12.90%) OO
9 12 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
11 10 (10.75%) Security Testing
11 10 (10.75%) Test Scripting
12 9 (9.68%) Manual Testing
12 9 (9.68%) SDLC
12 9 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 9 (9.68%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.22%) Java
2 28 (30.11%) C#
3 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 19 (20.43%) SQL
5 15 (16.13%) Python
6 10 (10.75%) Ruby
7 7 (7.53%) Perl
8 6 (6.45%) C++
9 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.23%) C
11 3 (3.23%) Groovy
11 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.15%) ES6
12 2 (2.15%) Scala
12 2 (2.15%) Tcl
13 1 (1.08%) AspectJ
13 1 (1.08%) VB
13 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) ISEB
1 9 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.51%) SDET
2 18 (19.35%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.30%) Oozie
2 3 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (4.30%) HP
1 4 (4.30%) Oracle
1 4 (4.30%) WorldPay
2 2 (2.15%) Google
2 2 (2.15%) Sybase
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe
3 1 (1.08%) ATG
3 1 (1.08%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.08%) Cognizant
3 1 (1.08%) hybris
3 1 (1.08%) IBM
3 1 (1.08%) Infragistics
3 1 (1.08%) MarketAxess
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.08%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.08%) Pega
3 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.08%) Tradeweb