The first table below looks at the demand for the QA Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 536 530 543
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.020% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.021% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
QA Automation Engineer
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QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

QA Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

QA Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 7 £456 +14.06% 8
East of England - 3 £350 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
QA Automation Engineer
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QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited QA 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 QA Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (95.83%) Selenium
3 17 (70.83%) Cucumber
3 17 (70.83%) BDD
4 13 (54.17%) Java
5 12 (50.00%) C#
5 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (50.00%) TDD
6 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
7 9 (37.50%) SQL
7 9 (37.50%) .NET
7 9 (37.50%) SpecFlow
8 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 8 (33.33%) Web Services
9 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
9 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
9 7 (29.17%) JIRA
10 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 6 (25.00%) Scrum
10 6 (25.00%) HTML
10 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
11 5 (20.83%) Release Management
11 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
11 5 (20.83%) JBehave
11 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
11 5 (20.83%) User Stories
11 5 (20.83%) XML
11 5 (20.83%) Ruby

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited QA 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 QA Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (95.83%) Selenium
2 17 (70.83%) Cucumber
3 11 (45.83%) WebDriver
4 9 (37.50%) SpecFlow
5 7 (29.17%) JIRA
6 5 (20.83%) Subversion
6 5 (20.83%) TeamCity
6 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
6 5 (20.83%) JBehave
7 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.67%) JUnit
7 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 4 (16.67%) JMeter
8 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.33%) Hudson
8 2 (8.33%) Capybara
9 1 (4.17%) Ant
9 1 (4.17%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (4.17%) RSpec
9 1 (4.17%) WatiN
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
1 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (25.00%) HTML
4 5 (20.83%) XML
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.50%) CSS
5 3 (12.50%) SOAP
5 3 (12.50%) JSON
5 3 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) RESTful
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) Django
7 1 (4.17%) XSLT
7 1 (4.17%) Cocoon
7 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) BDD
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) TDD
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) Release Management
6 5 (20.83%) User Stories
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.67%) Kanban
7 4 (16.67%) OOP
7 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) OO
8 3 (12.50%) Pair Programming
8 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 12 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.33%) Groovy
7 2 (8.33%) Python
8 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) VMware
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