Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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 Test Architect
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 631 606 595
Rank change year-on-year -25 -11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Architect 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.006% 0.002% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.002% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
London median daily rate £575 £450 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -28.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £438 £350 £458
90th Percentile £588 £550 £663
England median daily rate £425 £388 £550
% change year-on-year +9.68% -29.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +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 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Automation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Architect in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation Architect in London

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Fintech
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Confluence
2 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Docker
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (33.33%) QA Automation

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 2 (66.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Gerrit
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) IntelliJ
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian