The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 426 474
Rank change year-on-year +77 +48  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 247 197 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.42% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 139 111
Median daily rate £363 £380 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.60% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Tester in England

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
London +17 106 £400 - 23
North of England +95 61 £350 +12.00% 21
South East +41 52 £330 -6.38% 8
Yorkshire +48 36 £350 +7.69% 9
North East +80 15 £300 +20.00% 2
South West +3 12 £355 -7.18% 4
North West +23 10 £350 -32.69% 10
Midlands +7 8 £363 +15.07% 9
East of England -1 8 £378 +0.66% 6
East Midlands -4 6 £350 +11.11% 4
West Midlands +9 2 £369 +47.50% 5
Automation Tester
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 466 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 335 (71.89%) Selenium
3 330 (70.82%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (51.29%) Java
5 196 (42.06%) Cucumber
6 187 (40.13%) Jenkins
7 182 (39.06%) BDD
8 173 (37.12%) WebDriver
9 148 (31.76%) QA
10 140 (30.04%) TDD
11 137 (29.40%) Scrum
12 127 (27.25%) Continuous Integration
13 115 (24.68%) JIRA
14 102 (21.89%) Web Services
15 97 (20.82%) Test Scripting
16 93 (19.96%) SQL
17 89 (19.10%) Python
18 86 (18.45%) Gherkin
19 81 (17.38%) C#
19 81 (17.38%) Git (software)
20 80 (17.17%) API Testing
21 73 (15.67%) Finance
22 68 (14.59%) Regression Testing
22 68 (14.59%) RESTful
23 66 (14.16%) JavaScript
24 65 (13.95%) Exploratory Testing
25 58 (12.45%) TeamCity
25 58 (12.45%) Ruby
26 56 (12.02%) SOAP
26 56 (12.02%) REST

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 37 (7.94%) Confluence
2 15 (3.22%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.07%) CMS
4 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.21%) Drupal
5 1 (0.21%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) JBoss
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 14 (3.00%) Magento
2 7 (1.50%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.00%) GitHub
3 12 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.72%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.29%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.86%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.43%) vREST
8 1 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.51%) Internet
2 10 (2.15%) PuTTY
2 10 (2.15%) WinSCP
3 7 (1.50%) HTTP
4 1 (0.21%) SMS
4 1 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.29%) MongoDB
2 17 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.22%) Relational Database
4 14 (3.00%) DB2
4 14 (3.00%) DbVisualizer
5 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.93%) Redis
7 6 (1.29%) MySQL
8 5 (1.07%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.64%) Big Data
11 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 335 (71.89%) Selenium
2 196 (42.06%) Cucumber
3 187 (40.13%) Jenkins
4 173 (37.12%) WebDriver
5 115 (24.68%) JIRA
6 81 (17.38%) Git (software)
7 58 (12.45%) TeamCity
8 51 (10.94%) SoapUI
9 45 (9.66%) SpecFlow
10 32 (6.87%) Protractor
11 30 (6.44%) Hudson
11 30 (6.44%) JUnit
12 29 (6.22%) JMeter
13 26 (5.58%) HP UFT
14 21 (4.51%) CruiseControl
15 19 (4.08%) Appium
15 19 (4.08%) RSpec
16 18 (3.86%) Calabash
16 18 (3.86%) Jasmine
16 18 (3.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (15.67%) Finance
2 40 (8.58%) Retail
3 37 (7.94%) Banking
4 28 (6.01%) Games
5 13 (2.79%) Corporate Banking
6 10 (2.15%) Marketing
7 7 (1.50%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.64%) Publishing
11 2 (0.43%) Advertising
11 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) iGaming
12 1 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (21.89%) Web Services
2 86 (18.45%) Gherkin
3 68 (14.59%) RESTful
4 56 (12.02%) REST
4 56 (12.02%) SOAP
5 41 (8.80%) XML
6 37 (7.94%) .NET
7 35 (7.51%) JSON
8 33 (7.08%) HTML
9 31 (6.65%) Node.js
10 21 (4.51%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.22%) Chai
12 13 (2.79%) RESTEasy
13 12 (2.58%) CSS
14 11 (2.36%) Behat
15 7 (1.50%) HTML5
16 6 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
17 5 (1.07%) Spring
18 4 (0.86%) Middleware
19 3 (0.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.37%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.79%) Smartphone
4 7 (1.50%) STB
5 6 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (0.86%) Online Games
7 3 (0.64%) Fintech
7 3 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.64%) User Experience
8 2 (0.43%) Contactless
8 2 (0.43%) Derivative
8 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.43%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.21%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.21%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.21%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.21%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.21%) NHS
9 1 (0.21%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.87%) Linux
2 45 (9.66%) Unix
3 23 (4.94%) Android
3 23 (4.94%) Apple iOS
3 23 (4.94%) Windows
4 14 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.15%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.15%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.21%) CentOS
6 1 (0.21%) Debian
6 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 330 (70.82%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (39.06%) BDD
4 140 (30.04%) TDD
5 137 (29.40%) Scrum
6 127 (27.25%) Continuous Integration
7 97 (20.82%) Test Scripting
8 80 (17.17%) API Testing
9 68 (14.59%) Regression Testing
10 65 (13.95%) Exploratory Testing
11 52 (11.16%) Functional Testing
12 51 (10.94%) Performance Testing
13 49 (10.52%) Test Strategy
14 45 (9.66%) E-Commerce
15 42 (9.01%) SDLC
16 41 (8.80%) Kanban
17 36 (7.73%) User Stories
18 34 (7.30%) Continuous Delivery
19 33 (7.08%) Software Engineering
19 33 (7.08%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 239 (51.29%) Java
2 93 (19.96%) SQL
3 89 (19.10%) Python
4 81 (17.38%) C#
5 66 (14.16%) JavaScript
6 58 (12.45%) Ruby
7 48 (10.30%) Scala
8 36 (7.73%) Groovy
9 31 (6.65%) Shell Script
10 27 (5.79%) PHP
11 19 (4.08%) Bash Shell
12 17 (3.65%) VB
13 13 (2.79%) F#
14 9 (1.93%) VBScript
15 5 (1.07%) R
16 4 (0.86%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.86%) C++
17 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.21%) Korn
18 1 (0.21%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (6.65%) ISTQB
1 31 (6.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.15%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.29%) ISEB
4 15 (3.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.86%) Degree
7 4 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.21%) HND
8 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (31.76%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) WCAG
3 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.21%) EMIR
4 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 16 (3.43%) Docker
2 10 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (2.15%) vSphere
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (2.15%) vRealize
2 9 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.50%) Puppet
4 4 (0.86%) Grafana
4 4 (0.86%) Rancher
4 4 (0.86%) StatsD
5 3 (0.64%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.21%) Kibana
6 1 (0.21%) SELinux
Vendors
1 33 (7.08%) HP
2 32 (6.87%) Oracle
3 24 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.94%) IBM
5 19 (4.08%) Atlassian
6 14 (3.00%) hybris
7 13 (2.79%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.15%) VMware
9 8 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.29%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.86%) Splunk
12 3 (0.64%) New Relic
13 2 (0.43%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.43%) SAP
13 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
14 1 (0.21%) Apple
14 1 (0.21%) ATG
14 1 (0.21%) IBM Sterling
14 1 (0.21%) Infragistics
14 1 (0.21%) Murex
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: Rate £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Netsource
Posted: 23 days ago