Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Automation Tester
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 159 175
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 37 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.72% 0.58% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 22
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -3.70%
10th Percentile £309 £225 £231
90th Percentile £510 £522 £387
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £48.50 - -
England median hourly rate £48.50 £39.37 £29.00
% change year-on-year +23.19% +35.76% -78.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4801 4588 5650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.70% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2650 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 366 538
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -7 19 £375 -6.25% 1
Bedfordshire -2 11 £340 +23.64% 2
Hertfordshire -13 4 £525 +72.70%
Essex - 2 £505 - 1
Suffolk +15 1 £310 -37.22% 1
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 37 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (59.46%) Cucumber
4 20 (54.05%) Selenium
5 18 (48.65%) JIRA
6 17 (45.95%) Java
6 17 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (43.24%) QA
8 15 (40.54%) Python
8 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
8 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
9 14 (37.84%) Jenkins
10 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
10 13 (35.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 12 (32.43%) Web Services
11 12 (32.43%) TDD
11 12 (32.43%) Appium
11 12 (32.43%) Android
12 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (29.73%) BDD
12 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
12 11 (29.73%) Mobile App
12 11 (29.73%) Retail
12 11 (29.73%) SQL
13 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
13 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
13 10 (27.03%) Functional Testing
13 10 (27.03%) REST
14 9 (24.32%) Signal Processing
14 9 (24.32%) Confluence

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (24.32%) Confluence
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.62%) Sauce Labs
3 4 (10.81%) BrowserStack
4 2 (5.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Bluetooth
2 9 (24.32%) Wireless
3 8 (21.62%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Redis
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) DB2
4 2 (5.41%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Cucumber
2 20 (54.05%) Selenium
3 18 (48.65%) JIRA
4 15 (40.54%) Git (software)
4 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
5 14 (37.84%) Jenkins
6 12 (32.43%) Appium
7 8 (21.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (21.62%) Bitbucket
8 7 (18.92%) Protractor
9 4 (10.81%) JMeter
9 4 (10.81%) TeamCity
10 3 (8.11%) Calabash
10 3 (8.11%) Jasmine
10 3 (8.11%) NUnit
11 2 (5.41%) GitLab
11 2 (5.41%) JUnit
11 2 (5.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (5.41%) Robot Framework
11 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (29.73%) Retail
2 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
3 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 8 (21.62%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Web Services
2 10 (27.03%) REST
3 8 (21.62%) Gherkin
3 8 (21.62%) SOAP
4 4 (10.81%) RESTful
5 3 (8.11%) CSS
5 3 (8.11%) Node.js
6 2 (5.41%) .NET
6 2 (5.41%) RESTEasy
6 2 (5.41%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.70%) HTML
7 1 (2.70%) JSON
7 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Mobile App
2 9 (24.32%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Android
2 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
3 8 (21.62%) Mac OS X
3 8 (21.62%) Windows
4 4 (10.81%) Unix
5 3 (8.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 35 (94.59%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (35.14%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 12 (32.43%) TDD
6 11 (29.73%) BDD
7 10 (27.03%) Functional Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Signal Processing
9 8 (21.62%) QA Automation
9 8 (21.62%) Scrum
10 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
12 5 (13.51%) SDET
13 4 (10.81%) Acceptance Criteria
13 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
13 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
13 4 (10.81%) User Stories
14 3 (8.11%) DNA
14 3 (8.11%) System Testing
14 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 15 (40.54%) Python
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (29.73%) SQL
5 9 (24.32%) C
5 9 (24.32%) C#
5 9 (24.32%) Embedded C
6 8 (21.62%) Apple Swift
7 7 (18.92%) Ruby
8 2 (5.41%) C++
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
9 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) QA
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Perforce
2 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
2 3 (8.11%) hybris
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) WSO2
3 2 (5.41%) Xamarin