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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 581 551 542
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 6 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.034% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.037% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 14
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £340 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 -
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -
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
47771 45698 43205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.57% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30943 28173 25957
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1841 1968
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 4 August 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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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 5 £375 +3.44% 2
South West - 1 £425 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) C#
6 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
7 6 (33.33%) Ruby
8 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
8 5 (27.78%) BDD
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
8 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
9 4 (22.22%) HTML
9 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 4 (22.22%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) JIRA
10 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (16.67%) PHP
10 3 (16.67%) SQL
10 3 (16.67%) .NET
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle
10 3 (16.67%) OOP
10 3 (16.67%) TDD
10 3 (16.67%) Scrum
10 3 (16.67%) Python
10 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
10 3 (16.67%) HTML5
11 2 (11.11%) SDLC

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 3 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (11.11%) Subversion
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
5 2 (11.11%) RSpec
5 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.11%) Behat
5 2 (11.11%) Capybara
5 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.11%) Appium
6 1 (5.56%) GitLab
6 1 (5.56%) Calabash
6 1 (5.56%) PhpStorm
6 1 (5.56%) Spock
6 1 (5.56%) Gradle
6 1 (5.56%) JBehave
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) JSON
2 3 (16.67%) HTML5
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) WPF
3 2 (11.11%) RESTful
3 2 (11.11%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) DTV
1 1 (5.56%) Blog
1 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) OOP
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Kanban
7 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Ruby
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) PHP
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) Perl
7 1 (5.56%) C
7 1 (5.56%) Groovy
7 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Telerik
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
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