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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 512 524 548
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 86 97 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 72 52
Median daily rate £400 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.19 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.19 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -
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
43501 47980 48241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.93% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28710 31023 31043
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 £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 1886 2016
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Test Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 December 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 +6 39 £420 +1.81% 11
South East +22 13 £425 -2.85% 6
East of England -5 8 £475 +35.71% 6
Yorkshire +15 7 £395 +31.66% 5
South West +16 5 £363 -6.45% 7
West Midlands -6 5 £328 +23.58% 1
North West +4 4 £338 +3.84% 9
North East -27 4 £369 +22.91% 1
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 2
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 129 (66.84%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (64.25%) Test Automation
3 121 (62.69%) Selenium
4 107 (55.44%) Java
5 98 (50.78%) Cucumber
6 84 (43.52%) BDD
7 82 (42.49%) QA
8 72 (37.31%) Jenkins
9 67 (34.72%) TDD
10 65 (33.68%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (32.12%) WebDriver
12 45 (23.32%) Automated Testing
12 45 (23.32%) C#
13 43 (22.28%) Ruby
14 42 (21.76%) Python
15 40 (20.73%) Automation Testing
16 35 (18.13%) JIRA
17 33 (17.10%) Continuous Delivery
18 32 (16.58%) SDET
18 32 (16.58%) Git (software)
19 31 (16.06%) Scrum
19 31 (16.06%) SpecFlow
20 30 (15.54%) Gherkin
21 29 (15.03%) Regression Testing
22 28 (14.51%) Test Scripting
23 27 (13.99%) JUnit
24 26 (13.47%) E-Commerce
25 25 (12.95%) JavaScript
25 25 (12.95%) Finance
26 24 (12.44%) Performance 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 6 (3.11%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.59%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.07%) JBoss
3 4 (2.07%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.55%) Apache
4 3 (1.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.04%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.55%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.55%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.29%) PaaS
2 14 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.15%) SaaS
4 7 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.55%) GitHub
5 3 (1.55%) IaaS
6 2 (1.04%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.59%) Internet
2 2 (1.04%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.04%) SSH
2 2 (1.04%) Wireless
3 1 (0.52%) Broadband
3 1 (0.52%) HTTP
3 1 (0.52%) Network Security
3 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.52%) Telnet
3 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.52%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.66%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.59%) MySQL
3 4 (2.07%) Big Data
3 4 (2.07%) DB2
3 4 (2.07%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 121 (62.69%) Selenium
2 98 (50.78%) Cucumber
3 72 (37.31%) Jenkins
4 62 (32.12%) WebDriver
5 35 (18.13%) JIRA
6 32 (16.58%) Git (software)
7 31 (16.06%) SpecFlow
8 27 (13.99%) JUnit
9 23 (11.92%) JBehave
9 23 (11.92%) Maven
10 18 (9.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (9.33%) TeamCity
11 16 (8.29%) Appium
11 16 (8.29%) SoapUI
12 14 (7.25%) NUnit
13 13 (6.74%) Ant
13 13 (6.74%) HP UFT
13 13 (6.74%) JMeter
14 12 (6.22%) TestNG
15 11 (5.70%) Subversion
General
1 25 (12.95%) Finance
2 14 (7.25%) Banking
3 12 (6.22%) Games
4 5 (2.59%) Marketing
4 5 (2.59%) Retail
4 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.55%) Advertising
5 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Front Office
6 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.54%) Gherkin
2 21 (10.88%) Web Services
3 19 (9.84%) HTML
4 17 (8.81%) Node.js
4 17 (8.81%) SOAP
5 14 (7.25%) REST
5 14 (7.25%) XML
6 13 (6.74%) RESTful
7 9 (4.66%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.66%) CSS
8 7 (3.63%) .NET
9 5 (2.59%) JSON
10 4 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.07%) Spring
11 3 (1.55%) Drools
12 2 (1.04%) Apache CXF
12 2 (1.04%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.04%) J2EE
12 2 (1.04%) React
13 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.66%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.63%) User Experience
4 5 (2.59%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.55%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.52%) BBC
8 1 (0.52%) CESG
8 1 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.52%) IVR
8 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.22%) Linux
2 9 (4.66%) Android
2 9 (4.66%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.59%) Unix
3 5 (2.59%) Windows
4 1 (0.52%) Solaris
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (66.84%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (64.25%) Test Automation
3 84 (43.52%) BDD
4 67 (34.72%) TDD
5 65 (33.68%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (23.32%) Automated Testing
7 40 (20.73%) Automation Testing
8 33 (17.10%) Continuous Delivery
9 31 (16.06%) Scrum
10 29 (15.03%) Regression Testing
11 28 (14.51%) Test Scripting
12 26 (13.47%) E-Commerce
13 24 (12.44%) Performance Testing
14 23 (11.92%) Open Source
15 21 (10.88%) Functional Testing
15 21 (10.88%) Test Strategy
16 18 (9.33%) ATDD
16 18 (9.33%) Exploratory Testing
17 17 (8.81%) API Testing
18 16 (8.29%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 107 (55.44%) Java
2 45 (23.32%) C#
3 43 (22.28%) Ruby
4 42 (21.76%) Python
5 25 (12.95%) JavaScript
6 23 (11.92%) SQL
7 15 (7.77%) Perl
7 15 (7.77%) Scala
8 10 (5.18%) PHP
9 6 (3.11%) C++
9 6 (3.11%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.59%) Groovy
10 5 (2.59%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.07%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.07%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.55%) C
13 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.33%) ISEB
2 16 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.77%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.63%) Degree
6 6 (3.11%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.04%) PhD
9 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.52%) CISSP
9 1 (0.52%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (42.49%) QA
2 32 (16.58%) SDET
3 5 (2.59%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.55%) WCAG
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.15%) Puppet
2 7 (3.63%) Ansible
3 6 (3.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (6.74%) HP
2 11 (5.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.70%) Oracle
3 8 (4.15%) IBM
4 7 (3.63%) Perforce
5 4 (2.07%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.07%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.55%) Calypso
6 3 (1.55%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.55%) Temenos
6 3 (1.55%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.04%) Adobe
7 2 (1.04%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.04%) Sybase
8 1 (0.52%) ATG
8 1 (0.52%) Avaya
8 1 (0.52%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.52%) hybris
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