The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 327 344
Rank change year-on-year +12 +17  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 107 100 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.52% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.49% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 56
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £333 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £498
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Tester in London

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 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
City of London -6 8 £425 -12.37% 1
Osterley - 5 £450 -
Hammersmith - 2 £330 -
Croydon -14 1 - -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 203 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 139 (68.47%) Selenium
3 131 (64.53%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (38.42%) Jenkins
5 77 (37.93%) BDD
6 74 (36.45%) Java
7 73 (35.96%) Cucumber
8 67 (33.00%) WebDriver
9 65 (32.02%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (30.54%) Scrum
11 55 (27.09%) TDD
12 52 (25.62%) QA
13 49 (24.14%) JIRA
14 39 (19.21%) Git (software)
15 37 (18.23%) TeamCity
16 36 (17.73%) Regression Testing
17 35 (17.24%) Finance
18 34 (16.75%) E-Commerce
18 34 (16.75%) Python
18 34 (16.75%) Functional Testing
19 33 (16.26%) SQL
20 32 (15.76%) Exploratory Testing
21 31 (15.27%) Web Services
21 31 (15.27%) Linux
21 31 (15.27%) Ruby
22 30 (14.78%) Gherkin
22 30 (14.78%) RESTful
22 30 (14.78%) API Testing
23 29 (14.29%) JSON
23 29 (14.29%) Shell Script

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.90%) Confluence
2 12 (5.91%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.99%) CMS
3 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.49%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 12 (5.91%) Magento
2 2 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.96%) GitHub
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.48%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.99%) vREST
5 1 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.49%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.49%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.91%) DB2
2 12 (5.91%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.96%) MySQL
5 5 (2.46%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.46%) Redis
6 4 (1.97%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.49%) Big Data
8 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 139 (68.47%) Selenium
2 78 (38.42%) Jenkins
3 73 (35.96%) Cucumber
4 67 (33.00%) WebDriver
5 49 (24.14%) JIRA
6 39 (19.21%) Git (software)
7 37 (18.23%) TeamCity
8 20 (9.85%) CruiseControl
9 18 (8.87%) SoapUI
10 16 (7.88%) JMeter
11 13 (6.40%) Hudson
12 12 (5.91%) SpecFlow
13 11 (5.42%) Capybara
13 11 (5.42%) JUnit
14 9 (4.43%) Mercurial
14 9 (4.43%) Protractor
15 8 (3.94%) HP UFT
16 7 (3.45%) Appium
17 6 (2.96%) Grunt
17 6 (2.96%) gulp
General
1 35 (17.24%) Finance
2 23 (11.33%) Retail
3 19 (9.36%) Games
4 15 (7.39%) Banking
5 7 (3.45%) Marketing
6 5 (2.46%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.48%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.99%) Electronics
9 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.49%) Billing
10 1 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.49%) iGaming
10 1 (0.49%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.27%) Web Services
2 30 (14.78%) Gherkin
2 30 (14.78%) RESTful
3 29 (14.29%) JSON
4 18 (8.87%) SOAP
5 15 (7.39%) HTML
6 14 (6.90%) REST
7 12 (5.91%) RESTEasy
8 10 (4.93%) XML
9 9 (4.43%) .NET
9 9 (4.43%) CSS
9 9 (4.43%) Node.js
10 8 (3.94%) AngularJS
11 7 (3.45%) HTML5
12 6 (2.96%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (2.96%) Spring
13 3 (1.48%) Chai
13 3 (1.48%) React
13 3 (1.48%) Swagger
14 2 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.91%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.96%) STB
4 4 (1.97%) Online Games
5 3 (1.48%) Fintech
5 3 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.99%) Contactless
6 2 (0.99%) Derivative
6 2 (0.99%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.49%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.49%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.27%) Linux
2 28 (13.79%) Unix
3 11 (5.42%) Android
3 11 (5.42%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.96%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.48%) Windows
6 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 131 (64.53%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (37.93%) BDD
4 65 (32.02%) Continuous Integration
5 62 (30.54%) Scrum
6 55 (27.09%) TDD
7 36 (17.73%) Regression Testing
8 34 (16.75%) E-Commerce
8 34 (16.75%) Functional Testing
9 32 (15.76%) Exploratory Testing
10 30 (14.78%) API Testing
11 23 (11.33%) Pair Programming
12 21 (10.34%) Test Scripting
12 21 (10.34%) Test Strategy
13 18 (8.87%) Scenario Testing
14 15 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (7.39%) DevOps
14 15 (7.39%) Kanban
14 15 (7.39%) Manual Testing
14 15 (7.39%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 74 (36.45%) Java
2 34 (16.75%) Python
3 33 (16.26%) SQL
4 31 (15.27%) Ruby
5 29 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 25 (12.32%) C#
7 24 (11.82%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.94%) Groovy
9 7 (3.45%) Scala
10 5 (2.46%) R
11 4 (1.97%) PHP
12 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.99%) Perl
12 2 (0.99%) VBScript
13 1 (0.49%) C++
13 1 (0.49%) F#
13 1 (0.49%) Korn
13 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.49%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (8.87%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.97%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.99%) Degree
4 2 (0.99%) ISEB
5 1 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (25.62%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.49%) EMIR
2 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (4.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
1 7 (3.45%) Puppet
2 4 (1.97%) Grafana
2 4 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.97%) Rancher
2 4 (1.97%) StatsD
3 3 (1.48%) Ansible
4 1 (0.49%) Ambari
4 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.49%) Kibana
4 1 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (8.87%) Oracle
2 13 (6.40%) HP
3 12 (5.91%) hybris
3 12 (5.91%) IBM
4 8 (3.94%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.96%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.97%) Splunk
7 2 (0.99%) SaltStack
7 2 (0.99%) SAP
8 1 (0.49%) Apple
8 1 (0.49%) ATG
8 1 (0.49%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.49%) Murex
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.49%) VMware
London
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