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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 531 552 537
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 94 59 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 38 43
Median daily rate £400 £370 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.35% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 -
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
47502 47488 45467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31380 29845 28550
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1349 1884 1941
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 0 43 £425 +4.61% 16
South East -1 18 £350 -5.40% 7
Yorkshire +23 12 £350 +7.69% 4
South West +2 10 £400 +10.34% 6
East of England +13 6 £305 - 8
West Midlands - 3 £488 - 3
East Midlands +11 2 £340 +13.33% 1
North West - 1 £275 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 116 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (50.56%) Selenium
3 87 (48.33%) Cucumber
4 85 (47.22%) Test Automation
5 75 (41.67%) BDD
6 68 (37.78%) TDD
7 67 (37.22%) Java
8 53 (29.44%) WebDriver
9 51 (28.33%) Automated Testing
10 47 (26.11%) Test Scripting
11 43 (23.89%) QA
11 43 (23.89%) Ruby
12 40 (22.22%) Web Services
13 39 (21.67%) Scrum
14 38 (21.11%) C#
15 33 (18.33%) Automation Testing
16 32 (17.78%) SQL
16 32 (17.78%) .NET
17 29 (16.11%) E-Commerce
17 29 (16.11%) JIRA
18 28 (15.56%) Jenkins
19 27 (15.00%) JavaScript
20 25 (13.89%) ISEB
21 23 (12.78%) Python
21 23 (12.78%) Git (software)
21 23 (12.78%) User Stories
22 22 (12.22%) SpecFlow
22 22 (12.22%) Finance
23 21 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
24 20 (11.11%) 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 15 (8.33%) Node.js
2 9 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.33%) Confluence
4 5 (2.78%) IIS
5 2 (1.11%) JBoss
6 1 (0.56%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 13 (7.22%) Magento
2 3 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.22%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.11%) HTTP
2 2 (1.11%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.00%) Big Data
1 9 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 9 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.33%) MySQL
4 4 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.11%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 91 (50.56%) Selenium
2 87 (48.33%) Cucumber
3 53 (29.44%) WebDriver
4 29 (16.11%) JIRA
5 28 (15.56%) Jenkins
6 23 (12.78%) Git (software)
7 22 (12.22%) SpecFlow
8 19 (10.56%) Capybara
9 17 (9.44%) WATIR
10 15 (8.33%) Appium
11 12 (6.67%) Travis CI
12 11 (6.11%) SoapUI
13 10 (5.56%) JUnit
13 10 (5.56%) Maven
14 9 (5.00%) Calabash
14 9 (5.00%) HP UFT
14 9 (5.00%) JMeter
15 8 (4.44%) Ant
16 7 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (3.33%) RSpec
General
1 22 (12.22%) Finance
2 11 (6.11%) Banking
3 10 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.44%) Retail
5 7 (3.89%) Games
6 3 (1.67%) Electronics
6 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.67%) Marketing
7 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (22.22%) Web Services
2 32 (17.78%) .NET
3 18 (10.00%) REST
4 10 (5.56%) Dropwizard
4 10 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 9 (5.00%) XML
6 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.44%) spray
7 7 (3.89%) Behat
8 6 (3.33%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.33%) RESTful
8 6 (3.33%) SOAP
8 6 (3.33%) Spring
9 5 (2.78%) Ajax
9 5 (2.78%) Java EE
9 5 (2.78%) JMS
9 5 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (2.78%) WSDL
10 4 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.22%) IPTV
5 4 (2.22%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (2.22%) STB
6 2 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.11%) IVR
6 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.11%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.11%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.11%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 9 (5.00%) Linux
2 8 (4.44%) Android
2 8 (4.44%) Windows
3 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.56%) Unix
4 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 75 (41.67%) BDD
4 68 (37.78%) TDD
5 51 (28.33%) Automated Testing
6 47 (26.11%) Test Scripting
7 39 (21.67%) Scrum
8 33 (18.33%) Automation Testing
9 29 (16.11%) E-Commerce
10 23 (12.78%) User Stories
11 21 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 19 (10.56%) Software Engineering
14 18 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
15 17 (9.44%) Configuration Management
15 17 (9.44%) Performance Testing
15 17 (9.44%) SDLC
15 17 (9.44%) Software Testing
16 13 (7.22%) Kanban
16 13 (7.22%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (37.22%) Java
2 43 (23.89%) Ruby
3 38 (21.11%) C#
4 32 (17.78%) SQL
5 27 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (12.78%) Python
7 16 (8.89%) Scala
8 8 (4.44%) Groovy
9 7 (3.89%) PHP
10 5 (2.78%) VBA
11 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.11%) C
12 2 (1.11%) C++
12 2 (1.11%) VB
13 1 (0.56%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (13.89%) ISEB
2 16 (8.89%) ISTQB
3 11 (6.11%) Degree
3 11 (6.11%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (23.89%) QA
2 17 (9.44%) SDET
3 4 (2.22%) WCAG
4 1 (0.56%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (7.78%) Docker
2 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.56%) Rally
3 9 (5.00%) HP
4 6 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.78%) Oracle
6 4 (2.22%) SAP
7 2 (1.11%) Telerik
8 1 (0.56%) Blue Prism
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