The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 537 532 549
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +17
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 16 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.030% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.033% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £248 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £446 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
QA Automation Engineer
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +13 11 £381 +1.66% 11
East of England - 3 £350 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
South West - - - -
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QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 27 (100.00%) QA
2 26 (96.30%) Selenium
3 19 (70.37%) Cucumber
4 17 (62.96%) Java
5 16 (59.26%) BDD
6 14 (51.85%) WebDriver
7 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (44.44%) TDD
9 11 (40.74%) C#
9 11 (40.74%) .NET
10 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 9 (33.33%) Scrum
11 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
11 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
11 8 (29.63%) HTML
11 8 (29.63%) Web Services
11 8 (29.63%) SQL
11 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
11 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
11 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
11 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
12 7 (25.93%) User Stories
12 7 (25.93%) Ruby
13 6 (22.22%) JIRA
14 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
14 5 (18.52%) XML
14 5 (18.52%) CSS
14 5 (18.52%) MySQL
14 5 (18.52%) JBehave
14 5 (18.52%) SoapUI

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (96.30%) Selenium
2 19 (70.37%) Cucumber
3 14 (51.85%) WebDriver
4 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
5 6 (22.22%) JIRA
6 5 (18.52%) JBehave
6 5 (18.52%) SoapUI
7 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
7 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.81%) JUnit
7 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
7 4 (14.81%) Subversion
7 4 (14.81%) JMeter
8 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (7.41%) Hudson
8 2 (7.41%) Capybara
9 1 (3.70%) NUnit
9 1 (3.70%) Maven
9 1 (3.70%) Ant
9 1 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Legal
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
1 3 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) .NET Framework
2 8 (29.63%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) Web Services
3 5 (18.52%) XML
3 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.11%) SOAP
4 3 (11.11%) Django
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) REST
6 1 (3.70%) Cocoon
6 1 (3.70%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) XSLT
6 1 (3.70%) HTML5
6 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) UNIX
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) BDD
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) TDD
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Automated Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
5 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 8 (29.63%) Automation Testing
6 7 (25.93%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.81%) Kanban
8 4 (14.81%) Release Management
8 4 (14.81%) OOP
9 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
9 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.11%) OO
9 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) C#
3 9 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 7 (25.93%) Ruby
6 4 (14.81%) Python
7 3 (11.11%) PHP
7 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.41%) Groovy
9 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) VMware
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Rate: £330 - £350 per day
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Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago