The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
UK / England
Rank 522 581 545
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -36
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 45 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.049% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.052% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 24
Median daily rate £350 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £310 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +30.00%
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 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
38645 44135 43796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.90% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25340 28509 27973
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1619 1749
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.57 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 22 January 2017.

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

QA Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

QA Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

QA Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 21 £450 +9.09% 13
North West +32 9 £240 -26.15%
South East +17 7 £290 -29.69% 5
North East - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £413 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 England region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 73 (100.00%) QA
2 62 (84.93%) Selenium
3 45 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (58.90%) QA Automation
5 37 (50.68%) Java
6 31 (42.47%) Test Automation
7 27 (36.99%) Automated Testing
7 27 (36.99%) Cucumber
8 22 (30.14%) SQL
9 20 (27.40%) BDD
9 20 (27.40%) WebDriver
9 20 (27.40%) Test Scripting
10 19 (26.03%) TDD
11 17 (23.29%) Finance
12 15 (20.55%) XML
12 15 (20.55%) JIRA
13 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
14 13 (17.81%) Ruby
15 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (16.44%) Scrum
15 12 (16.44%) Regression Testing
15 12 (16.44%) Automation Testing
15 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
15 12 (16.44%) SDLC
15 12 (16.44%) Defect Management
16 11 (15.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (15.07%) PL/SQL
17 10 (13.70%) Web Testing
18 9 (12.33%) Release Management
18 9 (12.33%) Banking

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (1.37%) JBoss
1 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.37%) Basecamp
1 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Big Data
1 9 (12.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 62 (84.93%) Selenium
2 27 (36.99%) Cucumber
3 20 (27.40%) WebDriver
4 15 (20.55%) JIRA
5 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
6 9 (12.33%) DbUnit
6 9 (12.33%) Robot Framework
7 6 (8.22%) JUnit
8 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
8 5 (6.85%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.48%) NUnit
9 4 (5.48%) RSpec
9 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
9 4 (5.48%) SpecFlow
9 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.11%) Appium
10 3 (4.11%) Calabash
10 3 (4.11%) CasperJS
10 3 (4.11%) Sahi
10 3 (4.11%) WATIR
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Front Office
3 5 (6.85%) Games
3 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Advertising
5 2 (2.74%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Publishing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) XML
2 8 (10.96%) .NET
3 7 (9.59%) Gherkin
4 5 (6.85%) Web Services
5 4 (5.48%) HTML
6 3 (4.11%) Node.js
7 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.74%) CSS
7 2 (2.74%) HTML5
7 2 (2.74%) JSON
7 2 (2.74%) React
7 2 (2.74%) SOAP
8 1 (1.37%) Behat
8 1 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.37%) J2EE
8 1 (1.37%) REST
8 1 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 1 (1.37%) BBC
4 1 (1.37%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.37%) Derivative
4 1 (1.37%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (1.37%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.37%) STB
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.37%) Unix
2 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (61.64%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (58.90%) QA Automation
3 31 (42.47%) Test Automation
4 27 (36.99%) Automated Testing
5 20 (27.40%) BDD
5 20 (27.40%) Test Scripting
6 19 (26.03%) TDD
7 14 (19.18%) Manual Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Automation Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (16.44%) Defect Management
8 12 (16.44%) Regression Testing
8 12 (16.44%) Scrum
8 12 (16.44%) SDLC
9 11 (15.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (13.70%) Web Testing
11 9 (12.33%) Release Management
12 8 (10.96%) Performance Testing
12 8 (10.96%) Software Engineering
12 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.68%) Java
2 22 (30.14%) SQL
3 13 (17.81%) Ruby
4 11 (15.07%) PL/SQL
5 9 (12.33%) C#
6 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.48%) Python
7 4 (5.48%) Scala
8 2 (2.74%) PHP
9 1 (1.37%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) VB
9 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Degree
1 2 (2.74%) ISEB
1 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.74%) PhD
2 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (9.59%) SDET
3 2 (2.74%) WCAG
4 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.74%) HP
1 2 (2.74%) Sybase
2 1 (1.37%) Google
2 1 (1.37%) IBM
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
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