Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 13 December 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 Tester
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 91 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +88
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 18 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.68% 0.52% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 0
Essex median daily rate £525 £515 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% - -
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £48.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,024 748 828
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 97.14% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 503 495
Essex median daily rate £500 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +35.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £250 £230 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 77 143
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £31.03 £32.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -4.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £12.70 £15.75
90th Percentile £46.38 £63.75 £42.84
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Essex

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Essex

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in Essex over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in Essex

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Chelmsford - 1 £350 -
Harlow - 1 £375 - 1
Automation Tester
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 Essex region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (88.89%) Scrum
4 14 (77.78%) TDD
4 14 (77.78%) Java
4 14 (77.78%) SOAP
4 14 (77.78%) Web Services
4 14 (77.78%) Open Source
4 14 (77.78%) SoapUI
5 13 (72.22%) API Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (72.22%) SAP
5 13 (72.22%) Electronics
5 13 (72.22%) Telecoms
5 13 (72.22%) Finance
5 13 (72.22%) Manufacturing
5 13 (72.22%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (72.22%) Programme Management
5 13 (72.22%) Marketing
5 13 (72.22%) Digital Marketing
5 13 (72.22%) Groovy
6 10 (55.56%) SOA
7 9 (50.00%) XML
7 9 (50.00%) JSON
7 9 (50.00%) Functional Testing
8 8 (44.44%) RESTful
9 7 (38.89%) SDET
10 6 (33.33%) WSDL
11 3 (16.67%) QA
11 3 (16.67%) Kanban

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) Robot Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
3 1 (5.56%) FishEye
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) Hudson
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) MSTest
3 1 (5.56%) NUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.56%) WatiN
3 1 (5.56%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (72.22%) Electronics
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
1 13 (72.22%) Manufacturing
1 13 (72.22%) Marketing
1 13 (72.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) SOAP
1 14 (77.78%) Web Services
2 9 (50.00%) JSON
2 9 (50.00%) XML
3 8 (44.44%) RESTful
4 6 (33.33%) WSDL
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.56%) CSS
6 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (5.56%) GWT
6 1 (5.56%) HTML
6 1 (5.56%) Middleware
6 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (88.89%) Scrum
4 14 (77.78%) Open Source
4 14 (77.78%) TDD
5 13 (72.22%) API Testing
5 13 (72.22%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (72.22%) Digital Marketing
5 13 (72.22%) Programme Management
6 10 (55.56%) SOA
7 9 (50.00%) Functional Testing
8 7 (38.89%) SDET
9 3 (16.67%) Kanban
9 3 (16.67%) QA Automation
10 2 (11.11%) Microservices
10 2 (11.11%) OO
10 2 (11.11%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 1 (5.56%) BDD
11 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Java
2 13 (72.22%) Groovy
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft