The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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.

Automation Tester
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 305 382 359
Rank change year-on-year +77 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 96 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 47
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £259 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £313
% change year-on-year -3.70% +8.00%  
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 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 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
City of London +18 10 £426 +11.73% 1
Osterley - 4 £450 -
Greenwich - 2 £418 -
Croydon +5 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £325 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 137 (68.16%) Selenium
2 125 (62.19%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (41.29%) Test Automation
4 77 (38.31%) BDD
5 76 (37.81%) Cucumber
6 69 (34.33%) WebDriver
7 62 (30.85%) Java
8 59 (29.35%) Jenkins
9 58 (28.86%) TDD
10 57 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (25.37%) Automation Testing
12 50 (24.88%) QA
12 50 (24.88%) Scrum
13 46 (22.89%) Automated Testing
14 43 (21.39%) JIRA
15 39 (19.40%) Linux
16 38 (18.91%) C#
17 36 (17.91%) JavaScript
17 36 (17.91%) TeamCity
18 35 (17.41%) SQL
18 35 (17.41%) Regression Testing
19 33 (16.42%) Ruby
19 33 (16.42%) Functional Testing
20 32 (15.92%) Python
21 29 (14.43%) Shell Script
22 28 (13.93%) Test Scripting
22 28 (13.93%) Test Strategy
22 28 (13.93%) Gherkin
23 27 (13.43%) SpecFlow
24 25 (12.44%) Git (software)

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 7 (3.48%) Confluence
2 4 (1.99%) CMS
2 4 (1.99%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
5 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Magento
2 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.97%) GitHub
2 8 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.50%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.50%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.98%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.99%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.99%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.99%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.49%) DB2
4 3 (1.49%) DbVisualizer
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.00%) MySQL
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.00%) Redis
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 137 (68.16%) Selenium
2 76 (37.81%) Cucumber
3 69 (34.33%) WebDriver
4 59 (29.35%) Jenkins
5 43 (21.39%) JIRA
6 36 (17.91%) TeamCity
7 27 (13.43%) SpecFlow
8 25 (12.44%) Git (software)
9 22 (10.95%) SoapUI
10 18 (8.96%) CruiseControl
11 17 (8.46%) HP UFT
12 16 (7.96%) JUnit
13 12 (5.97%) Protractor
14 9 (4.48%) Capybara
14 9 (4.48%) Hudson
14 9 (4.48%) Mocha
15 8 (3.98%) NUnit
16 7 (3.48%) Maven
17 6 (2.99%) Jasmine
17 6 (2.99%) JMeter
General
1 23 (11.44%) Finance
2 10 (4.98%) Retail
3 7 (3.48%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Games
4 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.00%) Electronics
5 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) iGaming
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.93%) Gherkin
2 23 (11.44%) JSON
2 23 (11.44%) SOAP
2 23 (11.44%) Web Services
3 21 (10.45%) REST
4 20 (9.95%) RESTful
5 17 (8.46%) HTML
5 17 (8.46%) Node.js
6 14 (6.97%) .NET
7 13 (6.47%) XML
8 11 (5.47%) AngularJS
9 9 (4.48%) Spring
10 8 (3.98%) Chai
11 7 (3.48%) CSS
12 5 (2.49%) HTML5
13 4 (1.99%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.99%) JMS
13 4 (1.99%) Swagger
14 3 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
14 3 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.98%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.49%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.00%) Contactless
4 2 (1.00%) Fintech
4 2 (1.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.50%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.50%) iPad
5 1 (0.50%) Online Games
5 1 (0.50%) Replication
5 1 (0.50%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.40%) Linux
2 24 (11.94%) Unix
3 7 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.99%) Android
4 6 (2.99%) Windows
5 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (62.19%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (41.29%) Test Automation
3 77 (38.31%) BDD
4 58 (28.86%) TDD
5 57 (28.36%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (25.37%) Automation Testing
7 50 (24.88%) Scrum
8 46 (22.89%) Automated Testing
9 35 (17.41%) Regression Testing
10 33 (16.42%) Functional Testing
11 28 (13.93%) Test Scripting
11 28 (13.93%) Test Strategy
12 25 (12.44%) Exploratory Testing
13 23 (11.44%) API Testing
14 21 (10.45%) Open Source
15 19 (9.45%) E-Commerce
15 19 (9.45%) Manual Testing
15 19 (9.45%) Software Testing
16 18 (8.96%) Pair Programming
16 18 (8.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.85%) Java
2 38 (18.91%) C#
3 36 (17.91%) JavaScript
4 35 (17.41%) SQL
5 33 (16.42%) Ruby
6 32 (15.92%) Python
7 29 (14.43%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.98%) PHP
9 4 (1.99%) Perl
10 3 (1.49%) Groovy
10 3 (1.49%) Scala
10 3 (1.49%) VBScript
11 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.00%) R
11 2 (1.00%) VB
12 1 (0.50%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) F#
12 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (8.96%) ISTQB
2 7 (3.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (2.99%) ISEB
3 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.49%) Degree
5 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (24.88%) QA
2 11 (5.47%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (3.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.99%) Puppet
1 4 (1.99%) Rancher
2 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.00%) Ansible
3 2 (1.00%) Grafana
3 2 (1.00%) StatsD
4 1 (0.50%) Ambari
4 1 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (7.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.48%) Oracle
3 5 (2.49%) Atlassian
3 5 (2.49%) IBM
4 4 (1.99%) Green Hat
4 4 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.49%) hybris
5 3 (1.49%) SAP
6 2 (1.00%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.00%) HP
6 2 (1.00%) SaltStack
6 2 (1.00%) Splunk
7 1 (0.50%) Apple
7 1 (0.50%) ATG
7 1 (0.50%) Google
7 1 (0.50%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.50%) VMware
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago