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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 602 636 581
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -55
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 24 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.028% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.030% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 22
Median daily rate £388 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +11.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £450
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
46540 50073 48926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30705 32541 30337
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1918 1984
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 16 £425 -2.85% 9
West Midlands - 3 £363 -
North East - 2 £350 -
South East - 2 £375 - 1
North West +21 1 £313 +13.63% 3
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QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 52 (100.00%) QA
2 38 (73.08%) Selenium
3 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (55.77%) Cucumber
5 26 (50.00%) QA Automation
6 24 (46.15%) Java
7 22 (42.31%) TDD
7 22 (42.31%) WebDriver
8 21 (40.38%) BDD
9 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
10 17 (32.69%) Automated Testing
11 15 (28.85%) Scrum
12 14 (26.92%) Finance
13 13 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
14 12 (23.08%) JIRA
14 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
15 11 (21.15%) SQL
15 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
16 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
16 10 (19.23%) Web Services
17 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
17 9 (17.31%) REST
17 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
18 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (15.38%) JUnit
18 8 (15.38%) .NET
19 7 (13.46%) ISEB
19 7 (13.46%) Retail
19 7 (13.46%) Ruby
19 7 (13.46%) ISTQB

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 5 (9.62%) Confluence
1 5 (9.62%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Big Data
1 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (73.08%) Selenium
2 29 (55.77%) Cucumber
3 22 (42.31%) WebDriver
4 12 (23.08%) JIRA
5 10 (19.23%) Jenkins
6 8 (15.38%) JUnit
7 6 (11.54%) Appium
7 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
8 5 (9.62%) Ant
8 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
8 5 (9.62%) Gradle
8 5 (9.62%) Hudson
8 5 (9.62%) JMeter
8 5 (9.62%) jMock
8 5 (9.62%) Maven
9 4 (7.69%) Capybara
9 4 (7.69%) HP UFT
9 4 (7.69%) NUnit
9 4 (7.69%) Robotium
9 4 (7.69%) Xcode
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Front Office
3 5 (9.62%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Games
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 9 (17.31%) REST
3 8 (15.38%) .NET
4 5 (9.62%) Ajax
4 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
4 5 (9.62%) HTML
4 5 (9.62%) Java EE
4 5 (9.62%) JMS
4 5 (9.62%) Spring
4 5 (9.62%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (7.69%) Node.js
5 4 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (7.69%) RESTful
6 3 (5.77%) CSS
6 3 (5.77%) Gherkin
7 2 (3.85%) Swagger
8 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.92%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
1 5 (9.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.92%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) Android
1 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 22 (42.31%) TDD
4 21 (40.38%) BDD
5 18 (34.62%) Test Automation
6 17 (32.69%) Automated Testing
7 15 (28.85%) Scrum
8 13 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 12 (23.08%) Manual Testing
10 11 (21.15%) Automation Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Functional Testing
11 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
12 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (13.46%) User Stories
14 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
14 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
14 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
14 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
15 5 (9.62%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) Java
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 7 (13.46%) Ruby
4 6 (11.54%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.62%) Groovy
6 4 (7.69%) Python
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISEB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
2 5 (9.62%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Atlassian
1 5 (9.62%) Rally
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle