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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
UK / England
Rank 523 594 556
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -38
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 44 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.036% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.037% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 13 26
Median daily rate £350 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £375 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +50.00%
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
39610 45350 44481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26011 29610 27899
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1415 1523 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 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 +35 23 £450 +12.50% 9
South East +29 9 £290 -29.69% 7
North West - 8 £240 - 1
North East - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £475 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 85 (100.00%) QA
2 70 (82.35%) Selenium
3 50 (58.82%) QA Automation
3 50 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (49.41%) Java
5 35 (41.18%) Test Automation
6 34 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 29 (34.12%) Automated Testing
8 26 (30.59%) WebDriver
9 24 (28.24%) BDD
10 21 (24.71%) Finance
10 21 (24.71%) TDD
10 21 (24.71%) Test Scripting
11 20 (23.53%) SQL
12 19 (22.35%) JIRA
13 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
13 16 (18.82%) Ruby
14 15 (17.65%) XML
14 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
15 14 (16.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (16.47%) Regression Testing
15 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (15.29%) Scrum
16 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
17 12 (14.12%) SDLC
17 12 (14.12%) Defect Management
17 12 (14.12%) Banking
18 11 (12.94%) PL/SQL
18 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
19 10 (11.76%) JavaScript

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 (1.18%) Confluence
1 1 (1.18%) JBoss
1 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Basecamp
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) GitHub
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Big Data
1 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (82.35%) Selenium
2 34 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 26 (30.59%) WebDriver
4 19 (22.35%) JIRA
5 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
7 9 (10.59%) DbUnit
7 9 (10.59%) Robot Framework
8 8 (9.41%) JUnit
9 5 (5.88%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.88%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.71%) Appium
10 4 (4.71%) Calabash
10 4 (4.71%) RSpec
10 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.71%) TestNG
10 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.53%) Bugzilla
11 3 (3.53%) WATIR
General
1 21 (24.71%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Front Office
3 5 (5.88%) Games
3 5 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Advertising
5 2 (2.35%) Automotive
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) XML
2 8 (9.41%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) Gherkin
4 6 (7.06%) Web Services
5 4 (4.71%) HTML
6 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.53%) JSON
6 3 (3.53%) Node.js
6 3 (3.53%) SOAP
7 2 (2.35%) CSS
7 2 (2.35%) HTML5
7 2 (2.35%) React
7 2 (2.35%) REST
7 2 (2.35%) RESTful
8 1 (1.18%) Behat
8 1 (1.18%) Chai
8 1 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.18%) J2EE
8 1 (1.18%) pytest
8 1 (1.18%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) BBC
3 1 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.18%) Derivative
3 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.18%) Replication
3 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.18%) STB
3 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Android
2 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 50 (58.82%) QA Automation
2 35 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 29 (34.12%) Automated Testing
4 24 (28.24%) BDD
5 21 (24.71%) TDD
5 21 (24.71%) Test Scripting
6 16 (18.82%) Manual Testing
7 14 (16.47%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (16.47%) Regression Testing
8 13 (15.29%) Automation Testing
8 13 (15.29%) Scrum
9 12 (14.12%) Defect Management
9 12 (14.12%) SDLC
10 10 (11.76%) Web Testing
11 9 (10.59%) Release Management
12 8 (9.41%) Integration Testing
12 8 (9.41%) Performance Testing
12 8 (9.41%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (49.41%) Java
2 20 (23.53%) SQL
3 16 (18.82%) Ruby
4 11 (12.94%) PL/SQL
5 10 (11.76%) C#
5 10 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.06%) Python
7 4 (4.71%) Scala
8 3 (3.53%) PHP
9 1 (1.18%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.18%) C++
9 1 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (1.18%) VBScript
9 1 (1.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.35%) Degree
1 2 (2.35%) ISEB
1 2 (2.35%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.35%) PhD
2 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (9.41%) SDET
3 2 (2.35%) WCAG
4 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (2.35%) Charles River
1 2 (2.35%) HP
1 2 (2.35%) Sybase
2 1 (1.18%) Apiary
2 1 (1.18%) Apple
2 1 (1.18%) Google
2 1 (1.18%) IBM
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
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