The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Tester
England / East of England
Rank 120 113 118
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.53% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.55% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £338 £350 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £332 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £385 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £325 £309
% change year-on-year -0.76% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2035 2368 2531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.54% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1381 1421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the East of England

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in the East of England

Automation Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Tester in the East of England

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire 0 4 £338 -10.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £310 -12.05% 3
Norfolk - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £400 - 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 East of England region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Java
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) JIRA
4 8 (44.44%) QA
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
5 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
6 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (33.33%) C#
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) .NET
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 5 (27.78%) JBehave
7 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
7 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
8 4 (22.22%) ATDD
8 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (22.22%) Open Source
8 4 (22.22%) Kanban
8 4 (22.22%) Software Testing

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (16.67%) Confluence
1 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Magento
2 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) DB2
1 2 (11.11%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Selenium
2 9 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 8 (44.44%) JIRA
4 7 (38.89%) SoapUI
5 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) JBehave
6 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
7 3 (16.67%) Appium
7 3 (16.67%) JUnit
7 3 (16.67%) Maven
7 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (16.67%) TeamCity
8 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
8 2 (11.11%) Mockito
8 2 (11.11%) Moq
8 2 (11.11%) NUnit
9 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Gherkin
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 3 (16.67%) Hibernate
4 3 (16.67%) RESTful
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
5 2 (11.11%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE
5 2 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (5.56%) JSON Schema
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware
6 1 (5.56%) SOAP
6 1 (5.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Android
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
5 6 (33.33%) Automation Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
6 5 (27.78%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) ATDD
7 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) Open Source
7 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (16.67%) High Availability
8 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (44.44%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) hybris
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.56%) SAP