The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 555 535 539
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 25 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.048% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.052% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 1
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£350 £356 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.54% +58.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
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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
47219 44152 43699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.53% 92.85% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30291 27295 25073
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1930 2332
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 15 £363 -30.95% 2
East of England -13 4 £363 - 3
South East -24 3 £325 -7.14% 1
South West -30 3 £325 +36.84%
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (67.86%) Selenium
2 19 (67.86%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) Ruby
6 10 (35.71%) QA
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Python
9 7 (25.00%) Linux
10 6 (21.43%) C#
10 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
11 5 (17.86%) Hudson
11 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
11 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
11 5 (17.86%) Scrum
12 4 (14.29%) TDD
12 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
12 4 (14.29%) Subversion
12 4 (14.29%) Maven
12 4 (14.29%) JUnit
12 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
12 4 (14.29%) Open Source
12 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
13 3 (10.71%) TestNG
13 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
13 3 (10.71%) Waterfall

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Test Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Telnet
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Broadband
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (67.86%) Selenium
2 14 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 5 (17.86%) Hudson
4 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
5 4 (14.29%) JUnit
5 4 (14.29%) Subversion
5 4 (14.29%) Maven
6 3 (10.71%) JMeter
6 3 (10.71%) TestNG
7 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 2 (7.14%) Jasmine
7 2 (7.14%) Appium
7 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 2 (7.14%) Toad
7 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.57%) JBehave
8 1 (3.57%) jMock
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) CSS
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) JSON
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) HTML5
3 2 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) CSS3
4 1 (3.57%) Backbone.js
4 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
5 4 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Web Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Kanban
7 2 (7.14%) Video Processing
7 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Web Development
8 1 (3.57%) Use Case
8 1 (3.57%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 11 (39.29%) Ruby
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) Python
5 6 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.57%) Jython
8 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.57%) Perl
8 1 (3.57%) PHP
8 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) ISEB
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Telerik
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle