The median contractor rate for an Automation Tester was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 196 240 239
Rank change year-on-year +44 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 52 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 20
Median daily rate £330 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +1.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £400
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Tester in the South East

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Buckinghamshire - 27 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire - 10 £369 - 2
Surrey +8 5 £388 +29.16%
Hampshire -9 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Berkshire +15 3 £313 -12.58% 2
East Sussex - 3 £325 - 1
Kent -2 2 £388 +68.47%
Automation Tester
England

Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (62.67%) Selenium
4 42 (56.00%) Java
5 38 (50.67%) QA
6 37 (49.33%) TDD
7 32 (42.67%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (42.67%) BDD
8 31 (41.33%) Jenkins
8 31 (41.33%) SQL
9 30 (40.00%) JIRA
10 29 (38.67%) REST
11 27 (36.00%) SOAP
11 27 (36.00%) Web Services
12 24 (32.00%) Git (software)
13 23 (30.67%) Cucumber
14 22 (29.33%) WebDriver
15 21 (28.00%) Scrum
15 21 (28.00%) Node.js
15 21 (28.00%) Protractor
16 20 (26.67%) SDLC
17 19 (25.33%) Mobile App
18 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
19 17 (22.67%) Internet
20 16 (21.33%) C#
21 15 (20.00%) API Testing
22 14 (18.67%) Regression Testing
22 14 (18.67%) Finance
22 14 (18.67%) Banking
22 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (8.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) OpenShift
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.67%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) PuTTY
2 3 (4.00%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.67%) Redis
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (62.67%) Selenium
2 31 (41.33%) Jenkins
3 30 (40.00%) JIRA
4 24 (32.00%) Git (software)
5 23 (30.67%) Cucumber
6 22 (29.33%) WebDriver
7 21 (28.00%) Protractor
8 11 (14.67%) Mocha
9 10 (13.33%) Karma Test Runner
10 9 (12.00%) Calabash
10 9 (12.00%) SpecFlow
11 8 (10.67%) GitLab
11 8 (10.67%) Jasmine
12 7 (9.33%) LoadRunner
12 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (8.00%) HP UFT
13 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
14 5 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
14 5 (6.67%) Visual Studio
15 4 (5.33%) JMeter
General
1 14 (18.67%) Banking
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 11 (14.67%) Retail
3 10 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Advertising
4 2 (2.67%) Publishing
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Military
5 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.67%) REST
2 27 (36.00%) SOAP
2 27 (36.00%) Web Services
3 21 (28.00%) Node.js
4 13 (17.33%) AngularJS
5 11 (14.67%) Chai
5 11 (14.67%) RESTful
6 9 (12.00%) .NET
6 9 (12.00%) Behat
7 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
7 3 (4.00%) XML
8 2 (2.67%) .NET Core
8 2 (2.67%) JSON
9 1 (1.33%) CSS
9 1 (1.33%) HTML
9 1 (1.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.00%) Linux
1 6 (8.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Android
3 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Debian
5 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 58 (77.33%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (49.33%) TDD
4 32 (42.67%) BDD
4 32 (42.67%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (28.00%) Scrum
6 20 (26.67%) SDLC
7 15 (20.00%) API Testing
8 14 (18.67%) Regression Testing
8 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
9 11 (14.67%) Functional Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Build Automation
10 10 (13.33%) QA Automation
11 9 (12.00%) Open Source
11 9 (12.00%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.67%) Dependency Management
12 8 (10.67%) Workflow
13 7 (9.33%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
14 6 (8.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.00%) Java
2 31 (41.33%) SQL
3 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.33%) C#
5 11 (14.67%) VB
6 10 (13.33%) Python
7 9 (12.00%) PHP
7 9 (12.00%) Ruby
8 6 (8.00%) F#
9 3 (4.00%) VBScript
10 2 (2.67%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.67%) C++
11 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.67%) ISEB
3 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.00%) Degree
5 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.33%) HND
6 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (50.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (4.00%) vSphere
2 2 (2.67%) Docker
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) vRealize
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) HP
2 8 (10.67%) IBM
3 6 (8.00%) Oracle
4 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.00%) New Relic
5 3 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
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Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £349 - £501 per day
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