The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 28 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 2.50% 2.39% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.49% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £500 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -
Test Automation Engineer
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
236 201 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 98.33% 96.17% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 121 100
Average daily rate £410 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.36 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the job title across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the Brighton region.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (87.50%) C#
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (62.50%) Code Coverage
3 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Web Development
3 5 (62.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Jasmine
6 1 (12.50%) Electronics
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (12.50%) BDD
6 1 (12.50%) Node.js
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (12.50%) SDET

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Code Coverage
1 5 (62.50%) Software Engineering
1 5 (62.50%) User Stories
1 5 (62.50%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) SDET
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