The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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 Test Architect
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 434 -
Rank change year-on-year +27 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Architect 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.022% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.023% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £475 £556 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.60% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 -
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
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 239 285 368
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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Test Automation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Architect in London

Test Automation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Architect in London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Test Automation Architect 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 Test Automation Architect in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) JSTL
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) ATG
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe

Test Automation Architect 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 1 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Commerce Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) JSP
1 1 (50.00%) JSTL
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ATDD
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) ATG
1 1 (50.00%) hybris
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle