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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 494 540 528
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 86 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.087% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.092% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 25 33
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £267 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 27 £475 +40.74% 9
South East +22 24 £500 +33.33% 8
South West +10 9 £368 -13.52% 3
North West -11 8 £378 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 £340 - 5
North East -20 5 £350 -
East of England -1 4 £338 -11.76% 6
West Midlands - 3 £321 -
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Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 89 (59.33%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (54.00%) Test Automation
3 76 (50.67%) Selenium
4 62 (41.33%) Cucumber
5 61 (40.67%) BDD
6 48 (32.00%) WebDriver
7 47 (31.33%) Automated Testing
8 41 (27.33%) Java
9 40 (26.67%) Web Services
10 38 (25.33%) JavaScript
11 37 (24.67%) SQL
11 37 (24.67%) TDD
12 36 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 36 (24.00%) Test Scripting
13 35 (23.33%) Scrum
14 32 (21.33%) Automation Testing
15 28 (18.67%) QA
15 28 (18.67%) JIRA
16 27 (18.00%) C#
17 25 (16.67%) E-Commerce
17 25 (16.67%) Ruby
18 24 (16.00%) ISEB
19 23 (15.33%) .NET
20 21 (14.00%) Defect Management
21 20 (13.33%) Node.js
21 20 (13.33%) Magento
21 20 (13.33%) SOAP
22 19 (12.67%) Python
22 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
22 19 (12.67%) Amazon AWS

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (13.33%) Node.js
2 3 (2.00%) Confluence
3 2 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.33%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.33%) CMS
3 2 (1.33%) IIS
3 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.67%) JBoss
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (13.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (12.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) HTTP
1 5 (3.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.33%) Wireless
3 1 (0.67%) ADSL
3 1 (0.67%) Broadband
3 1 (0.67%) DHCP
3 1 (0.67%) Firewall
3 1 (0.67%) FTP
3 1 (0.67%) NAS
3 1 (0.67%) Telnet
3 1 (0.67%) VDSL
3 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.67%) MySQL
3 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.33%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 76 (50.67%) Selenium
2 62 (41.33%) Cucumber
3 48 (32.00%) WebDriver
4 36 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 28 (18.67%) JIRA
6 19 (12.67%) Git (software)
7 16 (10.67%) SoapUI
8 15 (10.00%) SpecFlow
9 12 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (7.33%) Maven
10 11 (7.33%) Visual Studio
11 10 (6.67%) Appium
12 9 (6.00%) Ant
13 8 (5.33%) JUnit
13 8 (5.33%) TestNG
14 7 (4.67%) Capybara
14 7 (4.67%) HP UFT
15 6 (4.00%) RSpec
15 6 (4.00%) Subversion
16 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (8.67%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Games
3 5 (3.33%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Retail
5 3 (2.00%) Electronics
5 3 (2.00%) Publishing
6 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (26.67%) Web Services
2 23 (15.33%) .NET
3 20 (13.33%) SOAP
4 17 (11.33%) XML
5 11 (7.33%) REST
6 9 (6.00%) WSDL
7 8 (5.33%) Gherkin
8 6 (4.00%) HTML
8 6 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
9 5 (3.33%) Qt
9 5 (3.33%) RESTful
9 5 (3.33%) XML Messaging
10 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.33%) CSS
11 2 (1.33%) JAX-RS
11 2 (1.33%) jQuery
11 2 (1.33%) JSON
11 2 (1.33%) XSD
11 2 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.67%) STB
4 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.33%) IPTV
5 5 (3.33%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.33%) Derivative
6 2 (1.33%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.33%) EPoS
6 2 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.67%) Windows
2 12 (8.00%) Android
3 10 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.67%) Linux
5 2 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.33%) Unix
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (59.33%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (54.00%) Test Automation
3 61 (40.67%) BDD
4 47 (31.33%) Automated Testing
5 37 (24.67%) TDD
6 36 (24.00%) Test Scripting
7 35 (23.33%) Scrum
8 32 (21.33%) Automation Testing
9 25 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 21 (14.00%) Defect Management
11 18 (12.00%) Software Testing
12 14 (9.33%) Configuration Management
13 13 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (8.67%) Regression Testing
14 12 (8.00%) SDLC
14 12 (8.00%) Unit Testing
15 11 (7.33%) API Testing
15 11 (7.33%) Software Engineering
15 11 (7.33%) User Stories
16 9 (6.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.33%) Java
2 38 (25.33%) JavaScript
3 37 (24.67%) SQL
4 27 (18.00%) C#
5 25 (16.67%) Ruby
6 19 (12.67%) Python
7 12 (8.00%) C++
8 11 (7.33%) Groovy
9 9 (6.00%) PHP
10 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.00%) Scala
12 5 (3.33%) VBA
13 3 (2.00%) VBScript
14 2 (1.33%) C
15 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.67%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.67%) Perl
15 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (16.00%) ISEB
2 16 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.00%) ISTQB
5 9 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (5.33%) Degree
7 2 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.67%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) WCAG
3 1 (0.67%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (12.67%) Docker
2 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.33%) HP
3 5 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (1.33%) Adobe
5 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.67%) SAP
5 1 (0.67%) Telerik
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