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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 570 548 565
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 13 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.025% 0.035% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.038% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 6
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£363 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £385
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +11 11 £363 -9.37% 4
South East - 1 £525 - 4
East of England - 1 £350 - 1
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (92.31%) Selenium
3 17 (65.38%) WebDriver
3 17 (65.38%) Cucumber
4 16 (61.54%) Java
5 14 (53.85%) BDD
6 13 (50.00%) .NET
6 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (46.15%) TDD
8 10 (38.46%) C#
9 9 (34.62%) HTML
9 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
9 9 (34.62%) Scrum
9 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
10 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
10 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
11 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
11 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
11 7 (26.92%) SQL
11 7 (26.92%) User Stories
11 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
12 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
12 6 (23.08%) Web Services
12 6 (23.08%) Ruby
12 6 (23.08%) JIRA
13 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
13 5 (19.23%) CSS
13 5 (19.23%) JBehave
14 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
14 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (92.31%) Selenium
2 17 (65.38%) WebDriver
2 17 (65.38%) Cucumber
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 5 (19.23%) JBehave
5 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
5 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 3 (11.54%) JMeter
6 3 (11.54%) JUnit
6 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (11.54%) TeamCity
6 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
7 2 (7.69%) Capybara
7 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.69%) Hudson
7 2 (7.69%) Subversion
8 1 (3.85%) Maven
8 1 (3.85%) WATIR
8 1 (3.85%) Ant
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
1 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Games
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) HTML
3 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 6 (23.08%) Web Services
5 5 (19.23%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.54%) XML
6 3 (11.54%) Django
6 3 (11.54%) jQuery
7 2 (7.69%) JSON
7 2 (7.69%) HTML5
7 2 (7.69%) Cocoon
7 2 (7.69%) SOAP
8 1 (3.85%) Ajax
8 1 (3.85%) XSLT
8 1 (3.85%) REST
8 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) BDD
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) TDD
4 9 (34.62%) Scrum
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 8 (30.77%) Automation Testing
6 7 (26.92%) User Stories
6 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
8 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
8 4 (15.38%) OOP
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (15.38%) Kanban
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (11.54%) OO
9 3 (11.54%) Release Management
9 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) Ruby
6 4 (15.38%) Python
7 3 (11.54%) PHP
7 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) Groovy
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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