Period
to 7 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Automation Tester was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 7 August 2020.

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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 240 248
Rank change year-on-year +106 +8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 1 2 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.045% 0.031% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.033% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £575 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% +3.93% +4.71%
10th Percentile £563 £416 £278
90th Percentile £588 £539 £500
Central London median daily rate £575 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +24.32% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,076 6,106 6,610
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 93.90% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 4,768 5,188
Median daily rate £513 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 78 125
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +7.56%
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.25 £13.24
90th Percentile £51.08 £57.55 £30.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +6.04%

Senior Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Automation Tester in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Automation Tester in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Senior Automation Tester in the City of London

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 August 2020, 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java