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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 583 588 570
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 30 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.035% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.036% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 24
Median daily rate £350 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £346 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £384
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +7.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.84 - -
UK excluding London median 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
46744 46649 45930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.93% 94.71% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30942 29439 28805
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1843 1957
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.91 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +19 21 £400 - 8
South East -18 5 £350 -15.15% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
North West - 1 - - 2
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QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 46 (100.00%) QA
2 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (65.22%) Selenium
4 24 (52.17%) Cucumber
5 23 (50.00%) WebDriver
5 23 (50.00%) QA Automation
6 21 (45.65%) BDD
6 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
7 19 (41.30%) Java
8 18 (39.13%) TDD
9 16 (34.78%) Scrum
10 12 (26.09%) JIRA
11 10 (21.74%) Finance
12 9 (19.57%) Web Services
12 9 (19.57%) REST
12 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
13 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
13 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
13 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (17.39%) Ruby
13 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
14 7 (15.22%) JUnit
14 7 (15.22%) C#
14 7 (15.22%) PHP
14 7 (15.22%) SQL
14 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
14 7 (15.22%) Capybara
14 7 (15.22%) User Stories
14 7 (15.22%) Appium
15 6 (13.04%) Maven

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 6 (13.04%) Confluence
2 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 3 (6.52%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (65.22%) Selenium
2 24 (52.17%) Cucumber
3 23 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 12 (26.09%) JIRA
5 8 (17.39%) Jenkins
6 7 (15.22%) Appium
6 7 (15.22%) Capybara
6 7 (15.22%) JUnit
7 6 (13.04%) Maven
7 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
8 5 (10.87%) Ant
8 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
8 5 (10.87%) Gradle
8 5 (10.87%) Hudson
8 5 (10.87%) JMeter
8 5 (10.87%) jMock
9 4 (8.70%) Calabash
9 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
10 3 (6.52%) WATIR
10 3 (6.52%) Xcode
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Online Betting
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) REST
1 9 (19.57%) Web Services
2 5 (10.87%) Ajax
2 5 (10.87%) Behat
2 5 (10.87%) Hibernate
2 5 (10.87%) Java EE
2 5 (10.87%) JMS
2 5 (10.87%) RESTful
2 5 (10.87%) Spring
2 5 (10.87%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (8.70%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (6.52%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.17%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.17%) Animation
5 1 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (2.17%) Online Games
5 1 (2.17%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Android
1 6 (13.04%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (80.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) QA Automation
3 21 (45.65%) BDD
3 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
4 18 (39.13%) TDD
5 16 (34.78%) Scrum
6 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
8 7 (15.22%) User Stories
9 6 (13.04%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
10 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) Java
2 8 (17.39%) Ruby
3 7 (15.22%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) PHP
3 7 (15.22%) SQL
4 5 (10.87%) Groovy
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.52%) Python
7 2 (4.35%) ECMAScript
7 2 (4.35%) ES6
8 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
1 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) SDET
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Atlassian
1 5 (10.87%) Rally
2 3 (6.52%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
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