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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 565 549 546
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 40 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.057% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.062% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 19
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£340 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £279 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +29.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £29.00
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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
48378 47116 45288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31417 29051 27524
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1807 1859 1986
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.29 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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
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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 +10 18 £400 +14.28% 6
North East -19 8 £308 -12.14% 1
East of England +5 5 - - 1
South East -14 4 £325 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £288 -
South West -7 2 - -
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Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 51 (70.83%) Selenium
2 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (62.50%) Test Automation
4 40 (55.56%) Java
5 31 (43.06%) WebDriver
6 27 (37.50%) Cucumber
7 26 (36.11%) Jenkins
7 26 (36.11%) Automated Testing
7 26 (36.11%) Scrum
8 23 (31.94%) Automation Testing
9 22 (30.56%) C#
10 21 (29.17%) QA
11 20 (27.78%) TDD
12 19 (26.39%) SQL
13 17 (23.61%) SOAP
13 17 (23.61%) Ruby
14 16 (22.22%) BDD
15 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
16 14 (19.44%) JIRA
16 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
16 14 (19.44%) Web Services
16 14 (19.44%) Python
16 14 (19.44%) Finance
17 13 (18.06%) JUnit
18 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (15.28%) Web Testing
18 11 (15.28%) SoapUI
19 10 (13.89%) XML
19 10 (13.89%) ISEB
20 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
1 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.39%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) DB2
2 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (70.83%) Selenium
2 31 (43.06%) WebDriver
3 27 (37.50%) Cucumber
4 26 (36.11%) Jenkins
5 14 (19.44%) JIRA
6 13 (18.06%) JUnit
7 11 (15.28%) SoapUI
8 9 (12.50%) RSpec
9 8 (11.11%) Maven
10 6 (8.33%) TestNG
10 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 5 (6.94%) Ant
12 4 (5.56%) Subversion
12 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
12 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (4.17%) Calabash
13 3 (4.17%) eggPlant
13 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
13 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
13 3 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 3 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (23.61%) SOAP
2 14 (19.44%) Web Services
3 10 (13.89%) XML
4 9 (12.50%) REST
5 8 (11.11%) .NET
6 5 (6.94%) HTML
7 4 (5.56%) JSON
7 4 (5.56%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.78%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.78%) WPF
8 2 (2.78%) COM
8 2 (2.78%) CSS
8 2 (2.78%) XML Messaging
8 2 (2.78%) Spring
8 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.39%) WCF
9 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.39%) Apache CXF
9 1 (1.39%) RESTful
9 1 (1.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) IPTV
1 3 (4.17%) Video on Demand
2 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.78%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (2.78%) DataPower
2 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) EFT
3 1 (1.39%) DTV
3 1 (1.39%) STB
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Android
2 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (1.39%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (62.50%) Test Automation
3 26 (36.11%) Scrum
3 26 (36.11%) Automated Testing
4 23 (31.94%) Automation Testing
5 20 (27.78%) TDD
6 16 (22.22%) BDD
7 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
8 14 (19.44%) Test Scripting
9 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (15.28%) Web Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 9 (12.50%) User Stories
11 8 (11.11%) Open Source
12 7 (9.72%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.33%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.33%) Content Management
14 5 (6.94%) Business Transformation
15 4 (5.56%) Kanban
15 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (55.56%) Java
2 22 (30.56%) C#
3 19 (26.39%) SQL
4 17 (23.61%) Ruby
5 14 (19.44%) Python
6 8 (11.11%) Scala
7 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.94%) Groovy
9 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.78%) VBA
10 2 (2.78%) C++
11 1 (1.39%) Perl
11 1 (1.39%) PHP
11 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) ISEB
2 5 (6.94%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
1 7 (9.72%) HP
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.78%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.78%) Cadence
4 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Telerik
5 1 (1.39%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.39%) SAP
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