The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Automation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Specialist
Rank 588 567 580
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Specialist 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£325 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Test Automation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Automation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Specialist within the UK.

Test Automation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Specialist
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 5 £325 - 1
East of England - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
London - - - -
Essex - - - -
City of London - - - -

Test Automation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Specialist in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle
4 7 (50.00%) CRM
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 6 (42.86%) JSP
5 6 (42.86%) VB
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) C#
5 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (42.86%) Project Management
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
5 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Selenium
8 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (21.43%) Java
8 3 (21.43%) User Stories
8 3 (21.43%) QA

Test Automation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) JUnit
5 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.14%) Capybara
5 1 (7.14%) RSpec
5 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 6 (42.86%) JSP
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
2 1 (7.14%) Drools
2 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 7 (50.00%) CRM
4 6 (42.86%) Project Management
4 6 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) User Stories
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) BDD
7 2 (14.29%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
8 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 1 (7.14%) SOA
8 1 (7.14%) ETL
8 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C#
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
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