The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Nottinghamshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 45 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.20% 0.21% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.22% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
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 Nottinghamshire. 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
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 401 455 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 96.16% 95.39% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 242 276
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 7
Median hourly rate £12.23 £10.88 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.41% -77.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire that featured Automation Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in Nottinghamshire

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Automation Tester in Nottinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in Nottinghamshire

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

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 Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Nottingham +2 4 £350 +11.11% 5
Automation Tester
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Nottinghamshire region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Java
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) SOAP
6 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) IVR
6 1 (14.29%) NUnit
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Selenium
6 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) QA Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Xamarin