Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 369 415 388
Rank change year-on-year +46 -27 +56
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 229 233 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 190 126
London median daily rate £450 £439 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.21% +0.44%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £285
90th Percentile £563 £539 £514
England median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.18% +9.66% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 38,440 44,052 40,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.27% 94.74% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,490 31,916 28,561
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 658 518
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +1.30% +11.53%
10th Percentile £12.40 £13.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year +6.95% +2.41% -3.89%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 +18 45 £454 +6.82% 11
South London +32 25 £500 +8.11%
West London +18 13 £423 -11.05% 1
East London 0 3 £425 -5.56% 2
North London - 2 £400 -
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 London region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 229 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 163 (71.18%) Selenium
3 112 (48.91%) Java
4 111 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (41.92%) Cucumber
6 92 (40.17%) Jenkins
7 59 (25.76%) Scrum
8 54 (23.58%) Python
9 53 (23.14%) SQL
9 53 (23.14%) WebDriver
10 49 (21.40%) C#
11 48 (20.96%) Git (software)
12 47 (20.52%) BDD
13 45 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (19.21%) Regression Testing
15 43 (18.78%) TDD
15 43 (18.78%) SpecFlow
16 42 (18.34%) QA
17 41 (17.90%) Gherkin
18 40 (17.47%) Test Scripting
18 40 (17.47%) SDET
19 35 (15.28%) JavaScript
20 31 (13.54%) Manual Testing
20 31 (13.54%) Test Strategy
21 29 (12.66%) Linux
22 25 (10.92%) Maven
22 25 (10.92%) Functional Testing
22 25 (10.92%) RESTful
22 25 (10.92%) JSON
22 25 (10.92%) JIRA

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 13 (5.68%) Confluence
2 2 (0.87%) Apache
2 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.44%) CMS
3 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.44%) Jetty
3 1 (0.44%) nginx
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.42%) BrowserStack
3 12 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.49%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.75%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.87%) GitHub
7 2 (0.87%) PaaS
7 2 (0.87%) Power Platform
7 2 (0.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.44%) Serverless
8 1 (0.44%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.93%) HTTP
2 2 (0.87%) Internet
2 2 (0.87%) MPLS
2 2 (0.87%) SSH
3 1 (0.44%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.44%) DNS
3 1 (0.44%) NGN
3 1 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.06%) Blockchain
3 5 (2.18%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.31%) MySQL
4 3 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.87%) Power BI
6 1 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.44%) Parquet
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 163 (71.18%) Selenium
2 96 (41.92%) Cucumber
3 92 (40.17%) Jenkins
4 53 (23.14%) WebDriver
5 48 (20.96%) Git (software)
6 43 (18.78%) SpecFlow
7 25 (10.92%) JIRA
7 25 (10.92%) Maven
8 24 (10.48%) TeamCity
9 23 (10.04%) JMeter
10 20 (8.73%) Appium
11 17 (7.42%) CruiseControl
12 14 (6.11%) SoapUI
13 13 (5.68%) Spock
14 10 (4.37%) JUnit
14 10 (4.37%) LoadRunner
14 10 (4.37%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (3.93%) Ant
15 9 (3.93%) Bitbucket
16 7 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (8.30%) Banking
1 19 (8.30%) Finance
2 7 (3.06%) Games
3 5 (2.18%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Marketing
5 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.87%) Law
5 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Front Office
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.90%) Gherkin
2 25 (10.92%) JSON
2 25 (10.92%) RESTful
3 23 (10.04%) .NET
4 19 (8.30%) Web Services
5 16 (6.99%) REST
6 12 (5.24%) SOAP
7 9 (3.93%) Node.js
8 7 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.06%) Spring
9 6 (2.62%) Jest
9 6 (2.62%) Middleware
9 6 (2.62%) XML
10 4 (1.75%) HTML
11 3 (1.31%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.31%) React Native
11 3 (1.31%) Velocity
12 2 (0.87%) React
12 2 (0.87%) Spring Boot
12 2 (0.87%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (3.06%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.06%) Online Games
4 6 (2.62%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.18%) Video on Demand
6 4 (1.75%) Bitcoin
7 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.87%) IPTV
7 2 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.44%) BBC
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.44%) New Media
8 1 (0.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.44%) Social Media
8 1 (0.44%) STB
8 1 (0.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.66%) Linux
2 14 (6.11%) Unix
3 11 (4.80%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.37%) Android
5 7 (3.06%) Windows
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 111 (48.47%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (25.76%) Scrum
4 47 (20.52%) BDD
5 45 (19.65%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (19.21%) Regression Testing
7 43 (18.78%) TDD
8 40 (17.47%) SDET
8 40 (17.47%) Test Scripting
9 31 (13.54%) Manual Testing
9 31 (13.54%) Test Strategy
10 25 (10.92%) DevOps
10 25 (10.92%) Functional Testing
11 22 (9.61%) Exploratory Testing
12 21 (9.17%) API Testing
13 20 (8.73%) Performance Testing
13 20 (8.73%) Software Testing
14 19 (8.30%) Pair Programming
15 16 (6.99%) E-Commerce
15 16 (6.99%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 112 (48.91%) Java
2 54 (23.58%) Python
3 53 (23.14%) SQL
4 49 (21.40%) C#
5 35 (15.28%) JavaScript
6 24 (10.48%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.06%) C++
8 6 (2.62%) Groovy
8 6 (2.62%) Scala
9 5 (2.18%) Ruby
10 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.87%) C
10 2 (0.87%) Korn
10 2 (0.87%) Perl
10 2 (0.87%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VB
11 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.37%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.06%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.75%) ISEB
5 3 (1.31%) Degree
6 2 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.34%) QA
2 5 (2.18%) GDPR
3 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) PSD2
System Software
1 20 (8.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.18%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Grafana
3 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.44%) Puppet
3 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (5.68%) IBM
2 11 (4.80%) Oracle
3 10 (4.37%) HP
4 9 (3.93%) Netezza
5 7 (3.06%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.31%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 3 (1.31%) Marketo
7 3 (1.31%) Pardot
8 2 (0.87%) ATG
8 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.87%) Google
8 2 (0.87%) hybris
8 2 (0.87%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.87%) SAP
8 2 (0.87%) WSO2
9 1 (0.44%) Adobe
9 1 (0.44%) BT
9 1 (0.44%) McAfee
9 1 (0.44%) Micro Focus