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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 163 211 201
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.060% 0.051% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.054% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
QA Automation Engineer
London

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
3212 5598 5518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.57% 94.72% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2600 4350 4016
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 87 96
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.71 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.90 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (70.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (60.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (50.00%) Android
5 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 5 (50.00%) QA Automation
6 4 (40.00%) Capybara
6 4 (40.00%) BDD
6 4 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (40.00%) Scrum
6 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (30.00%) Xcode
7 3 (30.00%) Web Services
7 3 (30.00%) RESTful
7 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (30.00%) Robotium
7 3 (30.00%) Build Automation
7 3 (30.00%) SDET
7 3 (30.00%) Appium
8 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (20.00%) Mobile Payment

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 (10.00%) Jetty
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
3 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (40.00%) Capybara
5 3 (30.00%) Appium
5 3 (30.00%) Robotium
5 3 (30.00%) Xcode
6 2 (20.00%) RSpec
6 2 (20.00%) WATIR
7 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
7 1 (10.00%) JUnit
7 1 (10.00%) TestNG
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (30.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Android
1 5 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) QA Automation
5 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (40.00%) BDD
5 4 (40.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (40.00%) Scrum
6 3 (30.00%) Build Automation
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
8 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) ECMAScript
3 1 (10.00%) ES6
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) SDET