The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 561 552 562
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 19 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.061% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.064% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 8
Average daily rate £400 £330 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £231
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +29.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QA Automation Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 11 £400 +28.00% 7
South East +5 4 £413 - 3
North West -16 2 £325 +30.00% 1
East of England -3 1 £450 +28.57% 2
South West - 1 - - 1
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QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (100.00%) QA
2 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (73.81%) Selenium
4 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
5 18 (42.86%) QA Automation
6 17 (40.48%) Scrum
7 16 (38.10%) Java
7 16 (38.10%) Appium
7 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
7 16 (38.10%) BDD
8 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
9 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
9 12 (28.57%) TDD
10 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
10 10 (23.81%) Android
11 9 (21.43%) API Testing
11 9 (21.43%) JIRA
11 9 (21.43%) Ruby
12 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
13 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
14 6 (14.29%) HP UFT
14 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 6 (14.29%) Finance
14 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
15 5 (11.90%) Behat
15 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
15 5 (11.90%) PHP
16 4 (9.52%) SQL

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 31 (73.81%) Selenium
2 16 (38.10%) Appium
2 16 (38.10%) WebDriver
3 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 9 (21.43%) JIRA
5 6 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 6 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.52%) Calabash
6 4 (9.52%) Capybara
7 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 3 (7.14%) PHPUnit
8 2 (4.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.76%) Gradle
9 1 (2.38%) Maven
9 1 (2.38%) RSpec
9 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
9 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
9 1 (2.38%) WATIR
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Behat
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.14%) REST
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.76%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.14%) Derivative
3 2 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Android
1 10 (23.81%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 18 (42.86%) QA Automation
4 17 (40.48%) Scrum
5 16 (38.10%) BDD
6 12 (28.57%) TDD
7 9 (21.43%) API Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
9 7 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
11 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
12 4 (9.52%) SDLC
12 4 (9.52%) User Stories
13 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (7.14%) Defect Management
13 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
13 3 (7.14%) Performance Testing
13 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) Ruby
3 5 (11.90%) PHP
4 4 (9.52%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Telerik