Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Automation Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Automation Tester
Central London > City of London
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 215 261 244
Rank change year-on-year +46 -17 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.052% 0.084% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.088% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
City of London median daily rate £375 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £363 £423 £413
90th Percentile £474 £500 £438
Central London median daily rate £375 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -18.48% +8.24% +25.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 5,339 6,842 6,851
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 95.37% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,168 5,413 5,434
City of London median daily rate £512 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £301 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 111 91
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.67 £27.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.40
% change year-on-year +9.63% +1.63% +6.67%

Senior Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Automation Tester in the City of London

Senior Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Automation Tester in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Automation Tester in the City of London

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, Senior Automation Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Automation Tester in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Postman
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Fintech
2 2 (66.67%) Azure
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Fiddler
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Fiddler
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Postman
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Gatling
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) REST Assured
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Fintech
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Usability Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Groovy
3 1 (33.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian