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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 539 562 542
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 86 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.11% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 37
Median daily rate £425 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £324 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +10.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
46717 48225 45605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.81% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30823 30939 28425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1834 1871
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 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 +7 37 £425 +18.05% 12
South East +7 23 £350 -7.28% 9
South West +4 8 £425 +7.93% 4
Yorkshire +10 7 £350 +27.27% 7
East of England +17 5 - - 4
West Midlands - 5 £500 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 £340 -15.00%
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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.

1 113 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (50.30%) Test Automation
3 81 (49.09%) Selenium
4 73 (44.24%) Cucumber
5 67 (40.61%) Java
6 66 (40.00%) TDD
6 66 (40.00%) BDD
7 44 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 42 (25.45%) WebDriver
9 41 (24.85%) QA
10 40 (24.24%) Ruby
10 40 (24.24%) Scrum
11 36 (21.82%) C#
12 33 (20.00%) Test Scripting
13 31 (18.79%) .NET
14 29 (17.58%) SQL
14 29 (17.58%) JIRA
15 28 (16.97%) Automation Testing
16 27 (16.36%) Web Services
16 27 (16.36%) Python
17 26 (15.76%) ISEB
17 26 (15.76%) Jenkins
18 25 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (14.55%) Git (software)
19 24 (14.55%) Software Engineering
20 22 (13.33%) SpecFlow
21 20 (12.12%) SDET
21 20 (12.12%) SDLC
21 20 (12.12%) Performance Testing
21 20 (12.12%) Finance

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 8 (4.85%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.64%) Confluence
3 5 (3.03%) IIS
4 3 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (0.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.42%) PaaS
2 3 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.61%) GitHub
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) HTTP
1 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
1 2 (1.21%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.61%) SSH
2 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.85%) Big Data
1 8 (4.85%) Hadoop
1 8 (4.85%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.64%) MySQL
3 4 (2.42%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.21%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 81 (49.09%) Selenium
2 73 (44.24%) Cucumber
3 42 (25.45%) WebDriver
4 29 (17.58%) JIRA
5 26 (15.76%) Jenkins
6 24 (14.55%) Git (software)
7 22 (13.33%) SpecFlow
8 19 (11.52%) WATIR
9 18 (10.91%) Appium
9 18 (10.91%) Capybara
10 11 (6.67%) Calabash
10 11 (6.67%) Maven
11 9 (5.45%) Ant
11 9 (5.45%) HP UFT
11 9 (5.45%) JMeter
11 9 (5.45%) SoapUI
12 8 (4.85%) JUnit
13 7 (4.24%) Gradle
14 6 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (3.03%) jMock
General
1 20 (12.12%) Finance
2 10 (6.06%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.24%) Retail
5 4 (2.42%) Electronics
6 3 (1.82%) Games
6 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.79%) .NET
2 27 (16.36%) Web Services
3 18 (10.91%) REST
4 13 (7.88%) Gherkin
5 10 (6.06%) Dropwizard
6 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET
7 8 (4.85%) RESTful
7 8 (4.85%) spray
8 7 (4.24%) XML
9 6 (3.64%) Behat
9 6 (3.64%) Hibernate
9 6 (3.64%) Spring
10 5 (3.03%) Ajax
10 5 (3.03%) Java EE
10 5 (3.03%) JMS
10 5 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (2.42%) SOAP
12 3 (1.82%) Node.js
12 3 (1.82%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.85%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.21%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.21%) IPTV
6 2 (1.21%) IVR
6 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.21%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.21%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.21%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.21%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.21%) STB
7 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.45%) Android
2 9 (5.45%) Linux
3 4 (2.42%) Windows
4 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (68.48%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (50.30%) Test Automation
3 66 (40.00%) BDD
3 66 (40.00%) TDD
4 44 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 40 (24.24%) Scrum
6 33 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 28 (16.97%) Automation Testing
8 25 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (14.55%) Software Engineering
10 20 (12.12%) Performance Testing
10 20 (12.12%) SDLC
11 19 (11.52%) Functional Testing
12 18 (10.91%) E-Commerce
12 18 (10.91%) Software Testing
12 18 (10.91%) User Stories
13 17 (10.30%) Kanban
13 17 (10.30%) System Integration Testing
14 15 (9.09%) OO
14 15 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (40.61%) Java
2 40 (24.24%) Ruby
3 36 (21.82%) C#
4 29 (17.58%) SQL
5 27 (16.36%) Python
6 13 (7.88%) Scala
7 12 (7.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.45%) Groovy
9 7 (4.24%) PHP
10 6 (3.64%) VBA
11 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.82%) C
13 2 (1.21%) C++
13 2 (1.21%) Perl
13 2 (1.21%) VB
14 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (15.76%) ISEB
2 18 (10.91%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.67%) Degree
4 10 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (24.85%) QA
2 20 (12.12%) SDET
3 2 (1.21%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.61%) Ansible
3 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.67%) HP
3 10 (6.06%) Rally
4 8 (4.85%) Atlassian
5 5 (3.03%) Oracle
6 3 (1.82%) SAP
7 2 (1.21%) Telerik
8 1 (0.61%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.61%) Perforce
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