Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Automation Tester was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Automation Tester
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 868 883
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 33 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.029% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.031% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 12
UK median daily rate £420 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.16% -10.29% +1.19%
10th Percentile £372 £229 £320
90th Percentile £528 £518 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Senior Automation Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Automation Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Automation Tester in the UK

Senior Automation Tester
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Automation Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 33 £420 +5.00% 16
London -28 20 £435 +0.75% 8
UK excluding London +30 13 £375 +7.14% 8
South East - 6 - - 2
North of England +71 3 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £350 - 1
Midlands - 3 £350 - 1
East of England -18 1 £525 +90.91% 1

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Automation Tester in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (81.82%) Cucumber
4 25 (75.76%) Git (software)
4 25 (75.76%) QA
5 24 (72.73%) Java
6 20 (60.61%) E-Commerce
6 20 (60.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (57.58%) TDD
7 19 (57.58%) Scrum
7 19 (57.58%) BDD
8 17 (51.52%) RESTful
9 16 (48.48%) Selenium
9 16 (48.48%) Kanban
10 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
11 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (39.39%) SQL
12 12 (36.36%) Mac OS X
12 12 (36.36%) Redis
13 11 (33.33%) REST
13 11 (33.33%) JSON
13 11 (33.33%) JIRA
13 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
14 10 (30.30%) Unix
15 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
15 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
15 9 (27.27%) SDET
16 8 (24.24%) Grafana
16 8 (24.24%) Coaching
16 8 (24.24%) API Integration

Senior Automation Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (18.18%) Confluence
1 6 (18.18%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.03%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) HTTP
2 4 (12.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) Redis
2 8 (24.24%) MongoDB
2 8 (24.24%) MySQL
2 8 (24.24%) NoSQL
2 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.12%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.09%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (81.82%) Cucumber
2 25 (75.76%) Git (software)
3 16 (48.48%) Selenium
4 15 (45.45%) Jenkins
5 11 (33.33%) JIRA
6 8 (24.24%) WebDriver
7 7 (21.21%) SpecFlow
8 5 (15.15%) Bitbucket
8 5 (15.15%) IntelliJ
9 4 (12.12%) Appium
9 4 (12.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
10 3 (9.09%) Calabash
10 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
10 3 (9.09%) NUnit
10 3 (9.09%) PhantomJS
10 3 (9.09%) Protractor
11 2 (6.06%) JMeter
12 1 (3.03%) JUnit
General
1 8 (24.24%) Games
2 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 4 (12.12%) Retail Banking
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) RESTful
2 11 (33.33%) JSON
2 11 (33.33%) REST
3 8 (24.24%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (21.21%) Web Services
5 6 (18.18%) Apache Flex
6 5 (15.15%) SOAP
7 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
7 2 (6.06%) Node.js
8 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.03%) CSS
8 1 (3.03%) HTML
8 1 (3.03%) J2EE
8 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Online Games
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Mac OS X
2 10 (30.30%) Unix
3 4 (12.12%) Android
3 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
3 4 (12.12%) Windows
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 30 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (60.61%) Continuous Delivery
3 20 (60.61%) E-Commerce
4 19 (57.58%) BDD
4 19 (57.58%) Scrum
4 19 (57.58%) TDD
5 16 (48.48%) Kanban
6 13 (39.39%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
8 9 (27.27%) SDET
8 9 (27.27%) Software Testing
9 8 (24.24%) API Integration
9 8 (24.24%) Coaching
9 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
9 8 (24.24%) Pair Programming
9 8 (24.24%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (24.24%) SOA
10 6 (18.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) R
3 8 (24.24%) Scala
4 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 5 (15.15%) C#
6 4 (12.12%) Apple Swift
7 3 (9.09%) Ruby
8 2 (6.06%) Python
9 1 (3.03%) C
9 1 (3.03%) C++
9 1 (3.03%) COBOL
9 1 (3.03%) JCL
9 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (75.76%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Grafana
1 8 (24.24%) Puppet
1 8 (24.24%) StatsD
2 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Splunk
2 3 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) WorldPay