Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 755 812
Rank change year-on-year -41 +57 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Developer 100 110 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.11% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 33
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £356 £362 £315
90th Percentile £531 £525 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.00

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 95,102 92,258 100,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,208 60,233 64,366
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,777 3,239 3,822
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 17 January 2018.

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 13 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 17 January 2018. 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 -15 94 £450 - 15
London -12 63 £450 -5.26% 4
UK excluding London +8 37 £425 +6.25% 11
South East -27 12 £475 -3.06% 2
Midlands +15 10 £413 +61.76% 6
Scotland -10 6 £325 -18.75%
East Midlands +6 5 £400 +56.86% 4
West Midlands - 5 £413 - 2
North of England +38 4 £363 -8.23% 3
East of England -23 4 £450 +16.13%
North West +13 2 £363 -8.23% 2
Yorkshire +10 2 £363 -19.44% 1
South West -5 1 £400 +23.08%

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 69 (69.00%) Selenium
3 67 (67.00%) Java
4 59 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (48.00%) Cucumber
6 40 (40.00%) BDD
7 35 (35.00%) C#
8 34 (34.00%) TDD
9 32 (32.00%) QA
10 30 (30.00%) SDET
11 27 (27.00%) Jenkins
12 23 (23.00%) WebDriver
13 21 (21.00%) SQL
13 21 (21.00%) Python
14 18 (18.00%) JavaScript
14 18 (18.00%) Scrum
14 18 (18.00%) Gherkin
15 16 (16.00%) Git (software)
15 16 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (16.00%) Finance
16 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (15.00%) AngularJS
17 13 (13.00%) Functional Testing
17 13 (13.00%) SpecFlow
17 13 (13.00%) SDLC
18 12 (12.00%) Eclipse
18 12 (12.00%) JIRA
19 11 (11.00%) .NET
19 11 (11.00%) Web Services
19 11 (11.00%) DevOps

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.00%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) GitHub
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.00%) BrowserStack
3 2 (2.00%) Serverless
3 2 (2.00%) vREST
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (1.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.00%) HBase
2 1 (1.00%) Impala
2 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.00%) Redis
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 69 (69.00%) Selenium
2 48 (48.00%) Cucumber
3 27 (27.00%) Jenkins
4 23 (23.00%) WebDriver
5 16 (16.00%) Git (software)
6 13 (13.00%) SpecFlow
7 12 (12.00%) Eclipse
7 12 (12.00%) JIRA
8 10 (10.00%) Maven
9 8 (8.00%) Appium
9 8 (8.00%) Visual Studio
10 7 (7.00%) JUnit
10 7 (7.00%) PyCharm
11 6 (6.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (6.00%) Protractor
11 6 (6.00%) SoapUI
12 5 (5.00%) Calabash
12 5 (5.00%) Gradle
12 5 (5.00%) TeamCity
13 4 (4.00%) Gerrit
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Publishing
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Front Office
5 1 (1.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.00%) Gherkin
2 15 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 11 (11.00%) .NET
3 11 (11.00%) RESTful
3 11 (11.00%) Web Services
4 10 (10.00%) JSON
5 8 (8.00%) Ajax
5 8 (8.00%) CSS
6 7 (7.00%) jQuery
6 7 (7.00%) Spring
6 7 (7.00%) XML
7 6 (6.00%) REST
8 4 (4.00%) HTML
8 4 (4.00%) Node.js
8 4 (4.00%) Swagger
9 3 (3.00%) HTML5
9 3 (3.00%) React
9 3 (3.00%) SOAP
9 3 (3.00%) Velocity
10 2 (2.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.00%) RIA
2 2 (2.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.00%) NHS
3 1 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (7.00%) Linux
2 6 (6.00%) Android
3 4 (4.00%) Unix
3 4 (4.00%) Windows
4 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 59 (59.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (40.00%) BDD
4 34 (34.00%) TDD
5 30 (30.00%) SDET
6 18 (18.00%) Scrum
7 16 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (13.00%) Functional Testing
9 13 (13.00%) SDLC
10 11 (11.00%) DevOps
10 11 (11.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Manual Testing
11 10 (10.00%) Test Scripting
11 10 (10.00%) Unit Testing
12 9 (9.00%) E-Commerce
13 7 (7.00%) API Testing
13 7 (7.00%) OO
14 6 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
14 6 (6.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (67.00%) Java
2 35 (35.00%) C#
3 21 (21.00%) Python
3 21 (21.00%) SQL
4 18 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.00%) Ruby
6 7 (7.00%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.00%) C++
7 5 (5.00%) VBA
8 3 (3.00%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.00%) Perl
8 3 (3.00%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.00%) ES6
9 2 (2.00%) Scala
9 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (32.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Ansible
1 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle
2 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.00%) Google
3 1 (1.00%) IBM
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.00%) Perforce
3 1 (1.00%) Splunk