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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 517 565 566
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 107 58 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 32 40
Median daily rate £431 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+39.53% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+37.25% -15.00%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +43 47 £406 -4.41% 20
South East +26 20 £450 +35.33% 5
East of England +5 13 £475 +36.69% 6
North West +21 8 £375 - 3
South West +17 7 £475 +22.58% 3
Yorkshire +19 6 £250 -13.04% 7
West Midlands - 4 £363 -
North East -24 1 £300 -2.43%
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 121 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (61.34%) Test Automation
3 102 (52.58%) Selenium
4 98 (50.52%) Java
5 90 (46.39%) Cucumber
6 73 (37.63%) QA
7 72 (37.11%) BDD
8 62 (31.96%) TDD
9 57 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (29.38%) Jenkins
10 52 (26.80%) WebDriver
11 50 (25.77%) Ruby
12 48 (24.74%) C#
13 44 (22.68%) Python
14 39 (20.10%) Automation Testing
15 38 (19.59%) Automated Testing
16 37 (19.07%) Scrum
17 36 (18.56%) JIRA
18 33 (17.01%) E-Commerce
18 33 (17.01%) SDET
19 31 (15.98%) Regression Testing
20 30 (15.46%) Git (software)
20 30 (15.46%) SpecFlow
21 29 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
22 27 (13.92%) Performance Testing
22 27 (13.92%) Maven
23 26 (13.40%) Web Services
23 26 (13.40%) Functional Testing
24 24 (12.37%) SQL
24 24 (12.37%) ISEB

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 7 (3.61%) Confluence
2 6 (3.09%) IIS
3 5 (2.58%) JBoss
3 5 (2.58%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.55%) Apache
5 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.03%) nginx
7 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) FLEXCUBE
1 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.03%) Temenos T24
1 2 (1.03%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.25%) PaaS
2 15 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.12%) SaaS
4 7 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.55%) IaaS
6 2 (1.03%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.03%) GitHub
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.03%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) Wireless
2 1 (0.52%) Broadband
2 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Network Security
2 1 (0.52%) SSH
2 1 (0.52%) Telnet
2 1 (0.52%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.12%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.06%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.06%) DB2
3 4 (2.06%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 102 (52.58%) Selenium
2 90 (46.39%) Cucumber
3 57 (29.38%) Jenkins
4 52 (26.80%) WebDriver
5 36 (18.56%) JIRA
6 30 (15.46%) Git (software)
6 30 (15.46%) SpecFlow
7 27 (13.92%) Maven
8 23 (11.86%) JUnit
9 20 (10.31%) Appium
10 19 (9.79%) Ant
10 19 (9.79%) TeamCity
11 18 (9.28%) JBehave
11 18 (9.28%) SoapUI
12 16 (8.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (7.22%) Calabash
14 13 (6.70%) Gradle
14 13 (6.70%) JMeter
15 12 (6.19%) HP UFT
15 12 (6.19%) TestNG
General
1 22 (11.34%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Banking
3 8 (4.12%) Games
4 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Advertising
6 3 (1.55%) Electronics
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.03%) Front Office
7 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.40%) Web Services
2 20 (10.31%) Gherkin
3 19 (9.79%) .NET
4 16 (8.25%) REST
5 15 (7.73%) HTML
6 13 (6.70%) Node.js
7 11 (5.67%) RESTful
8 10 (5.15%) XML
9 9 (4.64%) ASP.NET
9 9 (4.64%) SOAP
10 8 (4.12%) AngularJS
10 8 (4.12%) CSS
11 7 (3.61%) Hibernate
11 7 (3.61%) Spring
12 6 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (2.58%) Ajax
13 5 (2.58%) Java EE
13 5 (2.58%) JMS
13 5 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (1.55%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.64%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.58%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.58%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.58%) User Experience
5 2 (1.03%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.52%) CESG
6 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.52%) IVR
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.25%) Linux
2 12 (6.19%) Android
2 12 (6.19%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.61%) Windows
4 2 (1.03%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (62.37%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (61.34%) Test Automation
3 72 (37.11%) BDD
4 62 (31.96%) TDD
5 57 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (20.10%) Automation Testing
7 38 (19.59%) Automated Testing
8 37 (19.07%) Scrum
9 33 (17.01%) E-Commerce
10 31 (15.98%) Regression Testing
11 29 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
12 27 (13.92%) Performance Testing
13 26 (13.40%) Functional Testing
14 23 (11.86%) Software Engineering
15 20 (10.31%) Open Source
15 20 (10.31%) Software Testing
16 18 (9.28%) User Stories
17 17 (8.76%) Test Strategy
17 17 (8.76%) Unit Testing
18 16 (8.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 98 (50.52%) Java
2 50 (25.77%) Ruby
3 48 (24.74%) C#
4 44 (22.68%) Python
5 24 (12.37%) SQL
6 22 (11.34%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.22%) Perl
8 11 (5.67%) Groovy
9 9 (4.64%) Scala
10 6 (3.09%) C++
10 6 (3.09%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.09%) PHP
10 6 (3.09%) VBA
11 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.03%) C
12 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.03%) VB
13 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) ISEB
2 22 (11.34%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.15%) Degree
5 9 (4.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.03%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.03%) PhD
10 1 (0.52%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.52%) CISSP
10 1 (0.52%) CLAS
10 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (37.63%) QA
2 33 (17.01%) SDET
3 5 (2.58%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (5.15%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (4.12%) Puppet
2 7 (3.61%) Ansible
3 6 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 12 (6.19%) Oracle
2 11 (5.67%) HP
3 10 (5.15%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.12%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.12%) Rally
5 7 (3.61%) Perforce
6 3 (1.55%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.03%) Calypso
7 2 (1.03%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.03%) IBM
7 2 (1.03%) SAP
7 2 (1.03%) Sybase
7 2 (1.03%) Temenos
7 2 (1.03%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Avaya
8 1 (0.52%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.52%) Telerik