The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Automation Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Tester
Rank 125 111 115
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.30% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.31% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 2
Median daily rate £150 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Automation Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2835 2261 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.59% 95.40% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1376 1123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 137 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the West Midlands region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Tester across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester across the West Midlands region.

Automation Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Birmingham -2 9 £150 -50.00% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Coventry -5 3 £425 +41.66%
Staffordshire 0 1 £350 +21.73%
Shropshire - 1 £375 -
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Automation Tester 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 16 (72.73%) WebDriver
3 14 (63.64%) Java
4 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
4 13 (59.09%) Mobile App
5 11 (50.00%) Functional Testing
6 10 (45.45%) BDD
6 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
6 10 (45.45%) QA
6 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (45.45%) QA Automation
7 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
7 9 (40.91%) CSS
7 9 (40.91%) HTML
7 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
8 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
8 8 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (36.36%) MS Office
9 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
10 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (27.27%) Appium
11 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
12 4 (18.18%) RESTful
12 4 (18.18%) Open Source
12 4 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (18.18%) Maven
12 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (13.64%) Gherkin

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
1 8 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (86.36%) Selenium
2 16 (72.73%) WebDriver
3 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
4 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
5 6 (27.27%) Appium
6 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
7 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (18.18%) Maven
8 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 1 (4.55%) AccuRev
9 1 (4.55%) Gatling
9 1 (4.55%) JMeter
9 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
9 1 (4.55%) Spock
9 1 (4.55%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) CSS
1 9 (40.91%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) RESTful
3 3 (13.64%) Gherkin
4 1 (4.55%) Android SDK
4 1 (4.55%) iOS SDK
4 1 (4.55%) Node.js
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
1 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) BDD
2 10 (45.45%) QA Automation
2 10 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 9 (40.91%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (36.36%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 3 (13.64%) Manual Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) TDD
8 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
8 2 (9.09%) Web Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Groovy
3 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle