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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 582 542 543
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.020% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Average daily rate
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£368 £363 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.37% -23.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
47128 44016 44499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.58% 92.83% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30301 27208 25510
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1919 2403
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 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 +2 8 £368 +1.37% 4
South East -24 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
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QA Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 24 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (87.50%) Selenium
3 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (58.33%) WebDriver
5 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
6 12 (50.00%) Java
7 11 (45.83%) Scrum
8 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
9 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
10 8 (33.33%) .NET
11 7 (29.17%) HTML
11 7 (29.17%) TDD
11 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
11 7 (29.17%) BDD
12 6 (25.00%) User Stories
12 6 (25.00%) Ruby
12 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 6 (25.00%) SQL
12 6 (25.00%) Python
13 5 (20.83%) C#
13 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
13 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
13 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
14 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
14 4 (16.67%) JIRA
14 4 (16.67%) OO
14 4 (16.67%) Legal
14 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
14 4 (16.67%) CSS

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 21 (87.50%) Selenium
2 14 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.50%) JMeter
5 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
6 2 (8.33%) Cobertura
6 2 (8.33%) JBehave
6 2 (8.33%) Spock
6 2 (8.33%) Calabash
6 2 (8.33%) CodeNarc
6 2 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (8.33%) TestNG
6 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
6 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (12.50%) Django
5 3 (12.50%) jQuery
6 2 (8.33%) REST
6 2 (8.33%) HTML5
6 2 (8.33%) Cocoon
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
7 1 (4.17%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
4 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (29.17%) TDD
5 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 7 (29.17%) BDD
6 6 (25.00%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
8 4 (16.67%) OO
8 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.50%) QMS
10 2 (8.33%) ATDD
10 2 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) Ruby
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (4.17%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle
1 1 (4.17%) VMware
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