Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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.

Automation Test Developer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 249 231
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 7 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.100% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 10
City of London median daily rate £455 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £422 £448 £400
90th Percentile £488 £673 £519
Central London median daily rate £455 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -4.21% - +26.67%
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 6,693 6,713 6,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.70% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 5,303 5,032
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £311
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 95 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.96% -4.64%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.40
90th Percentile £26.50 £29.18 £42.90
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -5.56%

Test Automation Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Developer in the City of London

Test Automation Developer
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 Test Automation Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Developer in the City of London

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, Test Automation Developer 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 Test Automation Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 5 (71.43%) Fintech
2 5 (71.43%) React
2 5 (71.43%) API Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (57.14%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 2 (28.57%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) SDET
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Gradle
5 1 (14.29%) Android Development
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) UI Automator
5 1 (14.29%) CircleCI
5 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) Kotlin

Test Automation Developer 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:

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) CircleCI
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Gradle
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) UI Automator
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) SDET
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) Kotlin
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cypress Semiconductor