The table below looks at the statistics for the Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 564 550 511
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 9 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.033% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.036% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 4
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £338 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £431 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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
46038 44890 39234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.43% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28471 27469 23064
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1898 2085
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the England region.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the England region.

Test Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test 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 Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 5 £375 - 3
South East -31 4 - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Test Automation Engineer
UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (74.07%) Selenium
3 14 (51.85%) Java
4 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (44.44%) QA
5 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
6 11 (40.74%) Ruby
7 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
8 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
8 7 (25.93%) Python
9 6 (22.22%) C#
9 6 (22.22%) HTML
9 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 5 (18.52%) .NET
10 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 4 (14.81%) TDD
11 4 (14.81%) SQL
11 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
11 4 (14.81%) ISEB
11 4 (14.81%) Hudson
11 4 (14.81%) HTML5
12 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
12 3 (11.11%) Open Source
12 3 (11.11%) WPF
12 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
12 3 (11.11%) Appium
12 3 (11.11%) SQL Server

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.70%) Broadband
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.70%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Selenium
2 12 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 7 (25.93%) WebDriver
4 6 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.81%) Hudson
6 3 (11.11%) Subversion
6 3 (11.11%) Maven
6 3 (11.11%) Appium
7 2 (7.41%) JIRA
7 2 (7.41%) JMeter
7 2 (7.41%) JUnit
7 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
7 2 (7.41%) TestNG
7 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (3.70%) Calabash
8 1 (3.70%) ClearCase
8 1 (3.70%) Toad
8 1 (3.70%) ClearQuest
8 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
3 4 (14.81%) HTML5
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) WPF
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) RESTful
5 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
6 1 (3.70%) REST
6 1 (3.70%) CSS3
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
6 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.70%) JRuby
6 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Data Management
8 1 (3.70%) UML
8 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) Ruby
3 7 (25.93%) Python
4 6 (22.22%) C#
5 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.70%) Jython
7 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.70%) Perl
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) Groovy
7 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) NFS
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Telerik
2 1 (3.70%) Coverity
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago