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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 562 581 607
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 46 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.068% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.072% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 18
Median daily rate £394 £390 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £258 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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
44543 47526 48148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29385 30731 30952
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 1872 2020
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -4 24 £450 +12.50% 14
South East +19 6 £290 -35.55% 1
North East -34 5 £350 -
North West +1 3 £238 -26.92% 3
West Midlands -26 3 £363 +81.25%
Yorkshire - 3 £463 - 1
East of England +10 2 - - 1
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QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 63 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (80.95%) Selenium
3 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (52.38%) QA Automation
5 28 (44.44%) Java
6 26 (41.27%) Cucumber
7 24 (38.10%) Test Automation
8 23 (36.51%) Automated Testing
9 20 (31.75%) TDD
10 19 (30.16%) BDD
11 16 (25.40%) WebDriver
11 16 (25.40%) Manual Testing
12 14 (22.22%) SQL
13 13 (20.63%) Scrum
13 13 (20.63%) Finance
13 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
13 13 (20.63%) Automation Testing
14 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
14 10 (15.87%) Ruby
15 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
15 9 (14.29%) JIRA
15 9 (14.29%) SDLC
16 8 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 8 (12.70%) Exploratory Testing
16 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (12.70%) Banking
16 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
16 8 (12.70%) C#
16 8 (12.70%) .NET
16 8 (12.70%) XML

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 (1.59%) JBoss
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Big Data
1 7 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (80.95%) Selenium
2 26 (41.27%) Cucumber
3 16 (25.40%) WebDriver
4 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
5 9 (14.29%) JIRA
6 7 (11.11%) DbUnit
6 7 (11.11%) Robot Framework
7 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
8 4 (6.35%) HP UFT
8 4 (6.35%) JUnit
8 4 (6.35%) NUnit
9 3 (4.76%) Appium
9 3 (4.76%) CasperJS
9 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
9 3 (4.76%) RSpec
9 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 2 (3.17%) PHPUnit
10 2 (3.17%) Sahi
10 2 (3.17%) SoapUI
10 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Front Office
3 5 (7.94%) Games
3 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Retail
5 3 (4.76%) Marketing
6 2 (3.17%) Advertising
6 2 (3.17%) Automotive
7 1 (1.59%) Back Office
7 1 (1.59%) Legal
7 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) .NET
1 8 (12.70%) XML
2 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) Gherkin
3 5 (7.94%) Web Services
4 4 (6.35%) Node.js
5 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) JSON
5 2 (3.17%) React
5 2 (3.17%) REST
5 2 (3.17%) Swagger
6 1 (1.59%) Behat
6 1 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.59%) J2EE
6 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.17%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) BBC
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.59%) Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) STB
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) Android
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.59%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (65.08%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (52.38%) QA Automation
3 24 (38.10%) Test Automation
4 23 (36.51%) Automated Testing
5 20 (31.75%) TDD
6 19 (30.16%) BDD
7 16 (25.40%) Manual Testing
8 13 (20.63%) Automation Testing
8 13 (20.63%) Scrum
8 13 (20.63%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.29%) SDLC
9 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 8 (12.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.70%) Exploratory Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 7 (11.11%) Release Management
12 6 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) SQL
3 10 (15.87%) Ruby
4 8 (12.70%) C#
4 8 (12.70%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.35%) Scala
7 3 (4.76%) PHP
7 3 (4.76%) Python
8 1 (1.59%) C++
8 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
1 2 (3.17%) ISEB
1 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) SDET
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (3.17%) HP
1 2 (3.17%) Sybase
2 1 (1.59%) Google
2 1 (1.59%) IBM
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