Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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 Test Developer
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 787 805
Rank change year-on-year -28 +18 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 38 101 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.092% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.097% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 70 51
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £275
90th Percentile £496 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £360
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +25.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.75
10th Percentile £34.00 - £36.25
90th Percentile £36.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £38.75

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 90193 104555 107186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58462 68042 66348
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2904 3100 4144
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.58 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.47% +11.76% +3.03%

Test Automation Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation Developer in the UK

Test Automation Developer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 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 -2 38 £438 - 4
London -1 26 £450 - 3
UK excluding London +19 12 £400 +2.56% 1
North of England +61 6 £400 -11.11%
North West +42 5 £400 -3.61%
Midlands +21 3 £300 -25.00%
East Midlands -5 2 - -
North East +53 1 - -
West Midlands +24 1 £300 -25.00%
South East +5 1 £400 +6.67%
East of England -5 1 - - 1
South West -8 1 - -

Test Automation Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, Test Automation Developer 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 Test Automation Developer in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (44.74%) SDET
3 15 (39.47%) Java
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (36.84%) Selenium
5 13 (34.21%) Cucumber
5 13 (34.21%) C#
6 11 (28.95%) Finance
7 10 (26.32%) TDD
7 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 9 (23.68%) Python
8 9 (23.68%) BDD
8 9 (23.68%) QA
9 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
10 7 (18.42%) API Testing
10 7 (18.42%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (18.42%) SpecFlow
10 7 (18.42%) OO
11 6 (15.79%) XML
11 6 (15.79%) .NET
11 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
11 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
11 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
12 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
12 5 (13.16%) JSON
12 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
12 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Ruby

Test Automation Developer 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) vREST
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 13 (34.21%) Cucumber
3 8 (21.05%) Jenkins
4 7 (18.42%) SpecFlow
5 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
6 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
7 4 (10.53%) JIRA
7 4 (10.53%) Protractor
8 3 (7.89%) Appium
8 3 (7.89%) Calabash
9 2 (5.26%) Gatling
9 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
9 2 (5.26%) Robotium
10 1 (2.63%) Mockito
10 1 (2.63%) Moq
10 1 (2.63%) Sahi
10 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.63%) TestNG
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.16%) JSON
3 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.89%) Node.js
4 3 (7.89%) React
4 3 (7.89%) REST
4 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 3 (7.89%) Spring
4 3 (7.89%) Swagger
4 3 (7.89%) Web Services
5 2 (5.26%) RESTful
6 1 (2.63%) Django
6 1 (2.63%) HTML
6 1 (2.63%) NumPy
6 1 (2.63%) OpenCV
6 1 (2.63%) Pandas
6 1 (2.63%) PyQt
6 1 (2.63%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (44.74%) SDET
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (26.32%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) BDD
6 7 (18.42%) API Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (18.42%) OO
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.79%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (10.53%) OOP
9 4 (10.53%) Open Source
10 3 (7.89%) DevOps
10 3 (7.89%) Microservices
10 3 (7.89%) Scrum
10 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Test Scripting
11 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) C#
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.68%) Python
5 5 (13.16%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) ES6
6 3 (7.89%) Scala
7 2 (5.26%) SQL
8 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.63%) GraphQL
8 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.63%) Perl
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Apple
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle
1 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago