The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 551 534 554
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.032% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.035% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 1
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£363 £280 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £280
% change year-on-year
- -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.63 -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Automation Engineer
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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
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 1 August 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 +3 2 £363 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
3 9 (64.29%) QA
3 9 (64.29%) BDD
4 8 (57.14%) Java
5 7 (50.00%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
6 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
6 5 (35.71%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
7 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 4 (28.57%) Scrum
7 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 4 (28.57%) TDD
7 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (21.43%) VMware
8 3 (21.43%) JSON
8 3 (21.43%) SOAP
8 3 (21.43%) .NET
8 3 (21.43%) JUnit
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
8 3 (21.43%) Open Source
9 2 (14.29%) MSTest
9 2 (14.29%) RSpec
9 2 (14.29%) Ranorex

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
3 4 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (21.43%) JUnit
4 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 2 (14.29%) MSTest
5 2 (14.29%) RSpec
5 2 (14.29%) Ranorex
5 2 (14.29%) Hudson
5 2 (14.29%) JMeter
5 2 (14.29%) WinRunner
5 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) NUnit
5 2 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Media
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (14.29%) User Stories
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Kanban
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Video Processing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe