The median contractor rate for a Senior Automation Tester was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Automation Tester
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 641 638
Rank change year-on-year +41 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Automation Tester 10 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.020% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Median daily rate £415 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £292 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £561 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £363
% change year-on-year +0.67% +2.75%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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
Top 5 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 3 months to 28 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
England +37 10 £415 -5.14% 10
UK excluding London +38 5 £375 +0.67% 7
London +11 5 £415 -17.00% 3
South East +28 4 £375 +0.67% 3
South West - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) QA
3 10 (52.63%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
5 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
5 8 (42.11%) SDET
5 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
5 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
6 6 (31.58%) Selenium
6 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
6 6 (31.58%) RESTful
7 5 (26.32%) BDD
7 5 (26.32%) Node.js
7 5 (26.32%) Protractor
7 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 5 (26.32%) JIRA
7 5 (26.32%) Kanban
7 5 (26.32%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (26.32%) Web Services
7 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 5 (26.32%) Mac OS X
8 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (21.05%) Games
8 4 (21.05%) SOA
8 4 (21.05%) MySQL

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 1 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) OpenShift
2 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 4 (21.05%) Redis
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
2 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
3 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 5 (26.32%) JIRA
4 5 (26.32%) Protractor
5 4 (21.05%) JUnit
5 4 (21.05%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (15.79%) Mocha
7 2 (10.53%) GitLab
7 2 (10.53%) JMeter
7 2 (10.53%) Robot Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Spock
7 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
8 1 (5.26%) Capybara
8 1 (5.26%) Gradle
8 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
8 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
8 1 (5.26%) Subversion
8 1 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
1 4 (21.05%) Games
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) RESTful
2 5 (26.32%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (26.32%) Node.js
2 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) JSON
3 4 (21.05%) REST
4 3 (15.79%) Chai
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) CSS
6 1 (5.26%) Flash
6 1 (5.26%) Spring
6 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Mac OS X
1 5 (26.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
4 8 (42.11%) SDET
5 5 (26.32%) BDD
5 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (26.32%) Kanban
5 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Coaching
6 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 4 (21.05%) Pair Programming
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) SOA
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) R
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Groovy
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Scala
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Grafana
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
1 4 (21.05%) StatsD
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Splunk
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) ATG