The median contractor rate for a Automation Tester was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 April 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 West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 129 138
Rank change year-on-year +21 +9  
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 20 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.76% 0.37% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.38% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Median daily rate £375 £359 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% -4.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £321 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £415 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £314
% change year-on-year - +3.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £170.00 -

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2512 2858 3019
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.70% 96.20% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1597 1840 1872
Median daily rate £398 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 185 169
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +73.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Automation Tester in the South West over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Automation Tester in the South West

Automation Tester
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Bristol - 7 £425 - 2
Wiltshire 0 4 £320 -12.92%
Devon -11 3 - -
Somerset +4 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £313 - 1
Automation Tester
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 West region featuring Automation Tester in the job title.

1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (68.89%) Selenium
3 30 (66.67%) Java
4 23 (51.11%) BDD
5 15 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
6 14 (31.11%) Web Services
6 14 (31.11%) Scrum
7 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
7 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) Regression Testing
9 10 (22.22%) Finance
9 10 (22.22%) SQL
9 10 (22.22%) REST
10 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.00%) SOAP
10 9 (20.00%) ISEB
11 8 (17.78%) .NET
11 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.78%) Performance Testing
11 8 (17.78%) Automation Testing
12 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
12 7 (15.56%) SpecFlow
12 7 (15.56%) C#
12 7 (15.56%) HP UFT
12 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.56%) Banking
13 6 (13.33%) SoapUI

Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (2.22%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) PuTTY
1 4 (8.89%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (68.89%) Selenium
2 15 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 13 (28.89%) WebDriver
4 7 (15.56%) HP UFT
4 7 (15.56%) Jenkins
4 7 (15.56%) SpecFlow
4 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
6 5 (11.11%) Spock
7 4 (8.89%) Ant
7 4 (8.89%) JIRA
7 4 (8.89%) LoadRunner
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
7 4 (8.89%) TestComplete
7 4 (8.89%) TestNG
7 4 (8.89%) Toad
8 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
8 2 (4.44%) Robot Framework
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Web Services
2 10 (22.22%) REST
3 9 (20.00%) SOAP
4 8 (17.78%) .NET
5 5 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 2 (4.44%) XML
7 1 (2.22%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) BDD
3 14 (31.11%) Scrum
3 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
4 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
5 11 (24.44%) Regression Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Automation Testing
6 8 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (17.78%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 6 (13.33%) DevOps
7 6 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Test Strategy
8 5 (11.11%) Build Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.89%) API Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (8.89%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 7 (15.56%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) Groovy
4 5 (11.11%) VBScript
5 4 (8.89%) F#
5 4 (8.89%) VB
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) ISEB
2 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.89%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (8.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) HP
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
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