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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 536 562 542
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 94 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 34
Median daily rate £425 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £315 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
47342 48920 45504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.83% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31086 31590 28112
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 £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1402 1847 1880
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 38 £425 +14.86% 20
South East +12 22 £350 -12.50% 11
South West +10 11 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands - 8 £500 - 2
East of England +20 7 £465 +45.31% 7
Yorkshire +8 7 £350 +24.44% 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £320 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 126 (67.38%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (54.01%) Test Automation
3 90 (48.13%) Selenium
4 86 (45.99%) Java
5 81 (43.32%) Cucumber
6 72 (38.50%) BDD
7 70 (37.43%) TDD
8 51 (27.27%) WebDriver
8 51 (27.27%) Automated Testing
8 51 (27.27%) Ruby
9 50 (26.74%) QA
10 45 (24.06%) C#
11 43 (22.99%) Scrum
12 39 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (18.72%) Jenkins
13 35 (18.72%) Python
14 32 (17.11%) JIRA
14 32 (17.11%) Automation Testing
15 30 (16.04%) SQL
15 30 (16.04%) Web Services
16 29 (15.51%) .NET
16 29 (15.51%) Test Scripting
17 28 (14.97%) SpecFlow
18 26 (13.90%) Git (software)
18 26 (13.90%) ISEB
19 24 (12.83%) E-Commerce
19 24 (12.83%) Regression Testing
19 24 (12.83%) Software Engineering
19 24 (12.83%) SDET
20 22 (11.76%) Functional Testing

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 (4.28%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.21%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) IIS
3 4 (2.14%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Jetty
4 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.67%) PaaS
3 3 (1.60%) SaaS
4 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.60%) HTTP
2 2 (1.07%) Wireless
2 2 (1.07%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.53%) Network Security
3 1 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.28%) Big Data
1 8 (4.28%) Hadoop
1 8 (4.28%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.74%) MySQL
3 4 (2.14%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.07%) Neo4j
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) DB2
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 90 (48.13%) Selenium
2 81 (43.32%) Cucumber
3 51 (27.27%) WebDriver
4 35 (18.72%) Jenkins
5 32 (17.11%) JIRA
6 28 (14.97%) SpecFlow
7 26 (13.90%) Git (software)
8 20 (10.70%) Appium
9 19 (10.16%) Capybara
9 19 (10.16%) WATIR
10 17 (9.09%) Maven
11 14 (7.49%) Ant
12 13 (6.95%) Calabash
13 12 (6.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (6.42%) JUnit
14 11 (5.88%) SoapUI
15 10 (5.35%) JMeter
16 9 (4.81%) HP UFT
16 9 (4.81%) Subversion
17 8 (4.28%) Gradle
General
1 20 (10.70%) Finance
2 11 (5.88%) Banking
2 11 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.81%) Games
4 7 (3.74%) Retail
5 4 (2.14%) Electronics
6 3 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.04%) Web Services
2 29 (15.51%) .NET
3 20 (10.70%) REST
4 19 (10.16%) Gherkin
5 10 (5.35%) Dropwizard
6 9 (4.81%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.81%) RESTful
7 8 (4.28%) spray
8 7 (3.74%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (3.21%) Behat
9 6 (3.21%) Hibernate
9 6 (3.21%) HTML
9 6 (3.21%) Node.js
9 6 (3.21%) XML
10 5 (2.67%) Ajax
10 5 (2.67%) Java EE
10 5 (2.67%) JMS
10 5 (2.67%) Spring
10 5 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (2.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.35%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.67%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.67%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.07%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.07%) IVR
6 2 (1.07%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.07%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.07%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.07%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.42%) Linux
2 11 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 10 (5.35%) Android
4 4 (2.14%) Windows
5 2 (1.07%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (67.38%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (54.01%) Test Automation
3 72 (38.50%) BDD
4 70 (37.43%) TDD
5 51 (27.27%) Automated Testing
6 43 (22.99%) Scrum
7 39 (20.86%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (17.11%) Automation Testing
9 29 (15.51%) Test Scripting
10 24 (12.83%) E-Commerce
10 24 (12.83%) Regression Testing
10 24 (12.83%) Software Engineering
11 22 (11.76%) Functional Testing
12 21 (11.23%) OO
12 21 (11.23%) Performance Testing
13 20 (10.70%) Continuous Delivery
13 20 (10.70%) SDLC
14 18 (9.63%) Exploratory Testing
14 18 (9.63%) Kanban
14 18 (9.63%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.99%) Java
2 51 (27.27%) Ruby
3 45 (24.06%) C#
4 35 (18.72%) Python
5 30 (16.04%) SQL
6 13 (6.95%) Scala
7 12 (6.42%) Groovy
7 12 (6.42%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.28%) PHP
9 7 (3.74%) C++
9 7 (3.74%) Perl
10 6 (3.21%) VBA
11 5 (2.67%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.14%) C
12 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.07%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.07%) VB
14 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (13.90%) ISEB
2 19 (10.16%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.42%) Degree
4 11 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (26.74%) QA
2 24 (12.83%) SDET
3 5 (2.67%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.60%) Docker
2 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.21%) Puppet
2 4 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.07%) Ansible
3 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 18 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.42%) HP
3 10 (5.35%) Rally
4 9 (4.81%) Atlassian
5 6 (3.21%) Oracle
6 3 (1.60%) SAP
7 2 (1.07%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.07%) Perforce
8 1 (0.53%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.53%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.53%) IBM
8 1 (0.53%) Telerik
8 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago