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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
Rank 589 559 563
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +4
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 11 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.025% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.027% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £341 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £441 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - £420
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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 -11 9 £363 -3.33% 1
South East - 2 £525 - 2
South West - - - -
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 21 October 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 26 (100.00%) QA
2 24 (92.31%) Selenium
3 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (65.38%) WebDriver
5 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
6 13 (50.00%) Java
7 12 (46.15%) .NET
7 12 (46.15%) Scrum
7 12 (46.15%) BDD
8 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
8 11 (42.31%) TDD
9 9 (34.62%) C#
10 8 (30.77%) HTML
10 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
10 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
11 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
11 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
11 7 (26.92%) User Stories
12 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
12 6 (23.08%) SQL
12 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
13 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
13 5 (19.23%) JIRA
13 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
14 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
14 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
14 4 (15.38%) JBehave
14 4 (15.38%) Kanban
14 4 (15.38%) Ruby

QA Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (92.31%) Selenium
2 17 (65.38%) WebDriver
3 14 (53.85%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
5 4 (15.38%) JBehave
5 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (15.38%) JMeter
5 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 3 (11.54%) JUnit
6 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (7.69%) TestNG
7 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.85%) Ant
8 1 (3.85%) NUnit
8 1 (3.85%) Subversion
8 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 4 (15.38%) Legal
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) .NET Framework
2 8 (30.77%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.54%) Django
4 3 (11.54%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) Cocoon
6 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (88.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) BDD
2 12 (46.15%) Scrum
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
3 11 (42.31%) TDD
4 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
4 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
4 7 (26.92%) User Stories
5 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 4 (15.38%) Kanban
7 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
7 4 (15.38%) OO
8 3 (11.54%) OOP
8 3 (11.54%) Quality Management
8 3 (11.54%) QMS
8 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Python
5 4 (15.38%) Ruby
6 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 3 (11.54%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
1 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) VMware