Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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 > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 382 420 403
Rank change year-on-year +38 -17 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 261 198 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 141 156
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £308 £266
90th Percentile £538 £525 £469
England median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Central London 0 27 £425 +0.89% 7
South London -31 16 £431 +13.49%
West London -20 7 £438 +16.67% 4
East London - 3 £475 -
North London - 3 £300 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 261 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 174 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (55.94%) Selenium
4 126 (48.28%) Java
5 120 (45.98%) BDD
6 113 (43.30%) Cucumber
7 81 (31.03%) Jenkins
8 78 (29.89%) Scrum
9 70 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
10 69 (26.44%) TDD
11 64 (24.52%) QA
12 60 (22.99%) Git (software)
13 59 (22.61%) WebDriver
14 58 (22.22%) JIRA
15 54 (20.69%) E-Commerce
16 51 (19.54%) Gherkin
17 47 (18.01%) SQL
18 45 (17.24%) Web Services
19 44 (16.86%) RESTful
20 43 (16.48%) C#
21 39 (14.94%) API Testing
22 37 (14.18%) Functional Testing
23 36 (13.79%) JMeter
24 35 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
25 34 (13.03%) JavaScript
25 34 (13.03%) REST
26 33 (12.64%) JSON
26 33 (12.64%) Finance
27 32 (12.26%) Python
28 31 (11.88%) SOAP

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 23 (8.81%) Confluence
2 20 (7.66%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.77%) CMS
3 2 (0.77%) SAS
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.53%) GitHub
3 3 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (0.77%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.77%) vREST
5 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.38%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (0.38%) DSL
2 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.05%) NoSQL
2 18 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 18 (6.90%) Redis
3 16 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.36%) DB2
5 13 (4.98%) MySQL
6 9 (3.45%) DbVisualizer
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.15%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.77%) Big Data
10 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.38%) HBase
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 146 (55.94%) Selenium
2 113 (43.30%) Cucumber
3 81 (31.03%) Jenkins
4 60 (22.99%) Git (software)
5 59 (22.61%) WebDriver
6 58 (22.22%) JIRA
7 36 (13.79%) JMeter
8 30 (11.49%) SoapUI
9 21 (8.05%) SpecFlow
10 16 (6.13%) Protractor
11 14 (5.36%) TeamCity
12 12 (4.60%) Appium
12 12 (4.60%) CruiseControl
12 12 (4.60%) JUnit
13 8 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.68%) Calabash
14 7 (2.68%) HP UFT
15 6 (2.30%) Jasmine
15 6 (2.30%) Visual Studio
16 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (12.64%) Finance
2 28 (10.73%) Games
3 27 (10.34%) Banking
4 21 (8.05%) Retail
5 10 (3.83%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.30%) Marketing
6 6 (2.30%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.92%) Front Office
8 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.77%) Advertising
10 2 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.77%) Electronics
10 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (19.54%) Gherkin
2 45 (17.24%) Web Services
3 44 (16.86%) RESTful
4 34 (13.03%) REST
5 33 (12.64%) JSON
6 31 (11.88%) SOAP
7 18 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
7 18 (6.90%) RESTEasy
8 11 (4.21%) AngularJS
8 11 (4.21%) HTML
8 11 (4.21%) Middleware
9 10 (3.83%) .NET
10 9 (3.45%) XML
11 6 (2.30%) Apache Flex
11 6 (2.30%) React
11 6 (2.30%) Spring
11 6 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (1.92%) Swagger
13 3 (1.15%) CSS
14 2 (0.77%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (4.60%) Online Games
3 8 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.92%) Fintech
5 5 (1.92%) STB
5 5 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.15%) Derivative
6 3 (1.15%) Equities
7 2 (0.77%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.77%) Replication
7 2 (0.77%) User Experience
7 2 (0.77%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.38%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.49%) Unix
2 19 (7.28%) Linux
3 12 (4.60%) Mac OS X
4 11 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.45%) Android
6 2 (0.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 174 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (45.98%) BDD
4 78 (29.89%) Scrum
5 70 (26.82%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (26.44%) TDD
7 54 (20.69%) E-Commerce
8 39 (14.94%) API Testing
9 37 (14.18%) Functional Testing
10 35 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 30 (11.49%) SOA
12 29 (11.11%) Performance Testing
13 28 (10.73%) Exploratory Testing
13 28 (10.73%) Integration Testing
14 27 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
15 26 (9.96%) Kanban
16 25 (9.58%) Pair Programming
16 25 (9.58%) Software Testing
17 23 (8.81%) Regression Testing
18 21 (8.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (48.28%) Java
2 47 (18.01%) SQL
3 43 (16.48%) C#
4 34 (13.03%) JavaScript
5 32 (12.26%) Python
6 18 (6.90%) Groovy
7 16 (6.13%) Ruby
7 16 (6.13%) Scala
8 12 (4.60%) R
8 12 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.53%) Perl
10 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.77%) C++
11 2 (0.77%) Jython
11 2 (0.77%) Korn
11 2 (0.77%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) VBA
12 1 (0.38%) C
12 1 (0.38%) VB
12 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.98%) ISEB
4 12 (4.60%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.15%) Degree
7 2 (0.77%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (24.52%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.38%) EMIR
System Software
1 14 (5.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) Puppet
2 14 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.68%) Ansible
3 7 (2.68%) Grafana
3 7 (2.68%) StatsD
4 6 (2.30%) Kibana
5 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (6.51%) Oracle
2 16 (6.13%) HP
3 14 (5.36%) IBM
4 13 (4.98%) hybris
5 9 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.68%) Splunk
7 6 (2.30%) Microsoft
8 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.15%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.77%) Murex
10 2 (0.77%) SAP
11 1 (0.38%) Adobe
11 1 (0.38%) Google
11 1 (0.38%) Infor
11 1 (0.38%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.38%) Maxymiser
11 1 (0.38%) Mercator
11 1 (0.38%) Serena
11 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.38%) WorldPay