The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 504 520 543
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 75 88 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 61 35
Median daily rate £423 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%

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
39568 44607 44474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25980 29105 27895
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1426 1501 1768
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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 +17 31 £425 -10.52% 14
East of England +11 12 £450 +28.57% 5
South East +7 10 £363 -27.50% 6
South West +1 10 £300 -7.69% 8
North East -17 5 £350 - 1
North West +14 2 £331 -2.57% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £381 +12.13% 4
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
West Midlands 0 1 £475 +47.85%
Test Automation Engineer
UK

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Test 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 Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 130 (80.25%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (71.60%) Selenium
3 99 (61.11%) Test Automation
4 98 (60.49%) Cucumber
5 85 (52.47%) BDD
6 84 (51.85%) Java
7 77 (47.53%) QA
8 66 (40.74%) WebDriver
9 62 (38.27%) TDD
10 49 (30.25%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (29.01%) Jenkins
12 42 (25.93%) C#
13 37 (22.84%) SDET
14 36 (22.22%) API Testing
14 36 (22.22%) SQL
14 36 (22.22%) Automated Testing
15 34 (20.99%) Test Scripting
15 34 (20.99%) Finance
15 34 (20.99%) Automation Testing
16 30 (18.52%) Python
17 29 (17.90%) Ruby
17 29 (17.90%) SpecFlow
18 26 (16.05%) JIRA
19 25 (15.43%) Gherkin
20 24 (14.81%) Scrum
21 23 (14.20%) JavaScript
21 23 (14.20%) JUnit
22 22 (13.58%) Scala
23 20 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
23 20 (12.35%) Banking

Test 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 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.23%) Apache
3 2 (1.23%) Confluence
3 2 (1.23%) JBoss
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
4 1 (0.62%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.85%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.85%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) PaaS
2 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.85%) GitHub
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.26%) Internet
2 3 (1.85%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.85%) SSH
3 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.62%) Broadband
4 1 (0.62%) Telnet
4 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.62%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.47%) Big Data
1 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.85%) MySQL
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 116 (71.60%) Selenium
2 98 (60.49%) Cucumber
3 66 (40.74%) WebDriver
4 47 (29.01%) Jenkins
5 29 (17.90%) SpecFlow
6 26 (16.05%) JIRA
7 23 (14.20%) JUnit
8 19 (11.73%) Git (software)
8 19 (11.73%) TeamCity
9 17 (10.49%) JMeter
10 15 (9.26%) JBehave
10 15 (9.26%) SoapUI
11 14 (8.64%) HP UFT
12 13 (8.02%) Appium
12 13 (8.02%) NUnit
13 11 (6.79%) Hudson
13 11 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (6.17%) Calabash
14 10 (6.17%) Selenium IDE
15 9 (5.56%) RSpec
General
1 34 (20.99%) Finance
2 20 (12.35%) Banking
3 14 (8.64%) Retail
4 12 (7.41%) Retail Banking
5 10 (6.17%) Games
6 6 (3.70%) Marketing
7 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.85%) Advertising
8 3 (1.85%) Front Office
9 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.62%) Automotive
10 1 (0.62%) Back Office
10 1 (0.62%) Electronics
10 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.62%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.43%) Gherkin
2 17 (10.49%) SOAP
3 14 (8.64%) XML
4 13 (8.02%) REST
4 13 (8.02%) RESTful
5 12 (7.41%) Node.js
6 11 (6.79%) HTML
6 11 (6.79%) Web Services
7 7 (4.32%) .NET
7 7 (4.32%) JSON
8 6 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.70%) CSS
9 4 (2.47%) Spring
10 2 (1.23%) Hibernate
10 2 (1.23%) HTML5
10 2 (1.23%) J2EE
10 2 (1.23%) React
11 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.62%) pytest
11 1 (0.62%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.85%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.23%) Online Games
4 2 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) BBC
5 1 (0.62%) CESG
5 1 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.62%) Equities
5 1 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.62%) IVR
5 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.62%) Social Media
5 1 (0.62%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.94%) Android
1 8 (4.94%) Apple iOS
1 8 (4.94%) Linux
2 7 (4.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (80.25%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 85 (52.47%) BDD
4 62 (38.27%) TDD
5 49 (30.25%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (22.22%) API Testing
6 36 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 34 (20.99%) Automation Testing
7 34 (20.99%) Test Scripting
8 24 (14.81%) Scrum
9 20 (12.35%) Continuous Delivery
10 19 (11.73%) E-Commerce
11 17 (10.49%) Defect Tracking
12 16 (9.88%) Performance Testing
13 15 (9.26%) Kanban
13 15 (9.26%) Manual Testing
14 14 (8.64%) Test Strategy
15 13 (8.02%) ATDD
15 13 (8.02%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (8.02%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (51.85%) Java
2 42 (25.93%) C#
3 36 (22.22%) SQL
4 30 (18.52%) Python
5 29 (17.90%) Ruby
6 23 (14.20%) JavaScript
7 22 (13.58%) Scala
8 8 (4.94%) PHP
9 7 (4.32%) Perl
9 7 (4.32%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.09%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.62%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.62%) C
13 1 (0.62%) C++
13 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.26%) ISEB
2 13 (8.02%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.32%) Degree
5 6 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) PhD
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) CISSP
7 1 (0.62%) CLAS
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (47.53%) QA
2 37 (22.84%) SDET
3 4 (2.47%) WCAG
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) Ansible
1 3 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.62%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.17%) HP
3 9 (5.56%) Oracle
4 8 (4.94%) IBM
5 6 (3.70%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.85%) Calypso
6 3 (1.85%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.85%) Perforce
6 3 (1.85%) Sybase
6 3 (1.85%) Temenos
7 2 (1.23%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.62%) Adobe
8 1 (0.62%) Apiary
8 1 (0.62%) ATG
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) Avaya
8 1 (0.62%) hybris
8 1 (0.62%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.62%) SAP
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