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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 536 531 502
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -29
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 21 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.020% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 7
Average daily rate
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£330 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £210 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £231 £331
% change year-on-year
+29.72% -30.18%
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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 +6 17 £330 +25.71% 5
East of England +2 3 £350 +27.27%
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
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QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (73.33%) Selenium
3 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
4 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 13 (43.33%) Ruby
7 12 (40.00%) Java
8 10 (33.33%) SQL
9 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (26.67%) Scrum
11 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (23.33%) BDD
12 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
12 6 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (20.00%) Python
12 6 (20.00%) JIRA
13 5 (16.67%) Use Case
13 5 (16.67%) C#
13 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
14 4 (13.33%) TestNG
14 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
14 4 (13.33%) Calabash
14 4 (13.33%) JBehave
14 4 (13.33%) JUnit
14 4 (13.33%) UNIX
14 4 (13.33%) Games
14 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
14 4 (13.33%) JMeter

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) Selenium
2 19 (63.33%) Cucumber
3 15 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 6 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (20.00%) JIRA
5 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (13.33%) TestNG
6 4 (13.33%) Calabash
6 4 (13.33%) JBehave
6 4 (13.33%) JUnit
6 4 (13.33%) JMeter
7 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (10.00%) Hudson
7 3 (10.00%) RSpec
7 3 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.67%) Cobertura
8 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
8 2 (6.67%) Jasmine
8 2 (6.67%) CodeNarc
8 2 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 4 (13.33%) Games
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) JRuby
1 2 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) Cocoon
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (23.33%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Use Case
7 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.00%) OO
8 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.00%) ATDD
8 3 (10.00%) V-Model
8 3 (10.00%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Ruby
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (10.00%) Scala
6 3 (10.00%) Groovy
7 2 (6.67%) PHP
7 2 (6.67%) Jython
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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