The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had QA Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 142 149 188
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +39
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.062% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.065% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £344 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £378 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £398 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £413 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.69% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2773 3058 4915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.53% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2196 2407 3763
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 70
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

QA Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the City of London region.

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

QA Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, QA Automation Engineer 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 across the City of London region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (92.86%) QA Automation
3 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
4 7 (50.00%) Selenium
4 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (42.86%) Release Management
5 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (42.86%) DbUnit
5 6 (42.86%) Process Improvement
5 6 (42.86%) Big Data
5 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 6 (42.86%) Robot Framework
5 6 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Front Office
6 3 (21.43%) NUnit
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Analytics
8 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
8 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) Behat
8 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
8 1 (7.14%) PHPUnit
8 1 (7.14%) HTML5
8 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Big Data
1 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) DbUnit
2 6 (42.86%) Robot Framework
3 3 (21.43%) NUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) PHPUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Xcode
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Front Office
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Behat
1 1 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Credit Derivative
1 1 (7.14%) Derivative
1 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.14%) Interest Rate Derivative
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) QA Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 6 (42.86%) Release Management
4 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HockeyApp
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Apple
1 1 (7.14%) HP