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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 527 591 556
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 102 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.10% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 37 32
Median daily rate £450 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £318 £343
% change year-on-year
+41.73% -7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+56.86% -
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
46883 50243 48342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.97% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30886 32538 29753
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1439 1894 1939
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +28 43 £413 +3.12% 17
South East +23 22 £450 +26.76% 8
East of England +24 8 £465 +45.31% 3
Yorkshire +8 8 £250 -13.04% 8
South West +11 7 £475 +11.76% 1
West Midlands - 7 £500 -
North West - 6 £413 - 5
North East -31 1 £300 -2.43%
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 126 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 99 (50.51%) Java
4 98 (50.00%) Selenium
5 85 (43.37%) Cucumber
6 72 (36.73%) BDD
7 67 (34.18%) TDD
8 63 (32.14%) QA
9 57 (29.08%) WebDriver
10 52 (26.53%) Ruby
10 52 (26.53%) Jenkins
11 48 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (23.98%) C#
13 43 (21.94%) Scrum
14 41 (20.92%) Python
15 40 (20.41%) Automated Testing
16 34 (17.35%) JIRA
17 33 (16.84%) Web Services
17 33 (16.84%) Automation Testing
18 31 (15.82%) Git (software)
19 30 (15.31%) SpecFlow
20 29 (14.80%) Regression Testing
21 28 (14.29%) ISEB
21 28 (14.29%) Performance Testing
21 28 (14.29%) SDET
22 27 (13.78%) E-Commerce
22 27 (13.78%) SQL
23 26 (13.27%) Continuous Delivery
23 26 (13.27%) Gherkin
24 25 (12.76%) Functional 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 7 (3.57%) Confluence
2 6 (3.06%) IIS
3 5 (2.55%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.55%) JBoss
4 4 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.02%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Jetty
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.14%) PaaS
3 7 (3.57%) SaaS
4 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.02%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.02%) GitHub
6 2 (1.02%) IaaS
6 2 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) SSH
1 2 (1.02%) Wireless
2 1 (0.51%) Broadband
2 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) Network Security
2 1 (0.51%) Telnet
2 1 (0.51%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.08%) MySQL
2 7 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.55%) Big Data
4 5 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.04%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.04%) DB2
6 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (50.00%) Selenium
2 85 (43.37%) Cucumber
3 57 (29.08%) WebDriver
4 52 (26.53%) Jenkins
5 34 (17.35%) JIRA
6 31 (15.82%) Git (software)
7 30 (15.31%) SpecFlow
8 24 (12.24%) Appium
9 22 (11.22%) Maven
10 19 (9.69%) JUnit
11 16 (8.16%) Calabash
12 15 (7.65%) Ant
13 14 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 14 (7.14%) SoapUI
14 13 (6.63%) WATIR
15 12 (6.12%) Capybara
15 12 (6.12%) JMeter
15 12 (6.12%) TeamCity
16 11 (5.61%) Gradle
17 9 (4.59%) JBehave
General
1 18 (9.18%) Finance
2 11 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.08%) Banking
3 8 (4.08%) Games
4 5 (2.55%) Retail
5 4 (2.04%) Electronics
6 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.53%) Marketing
7 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.84%) Web Services
2 26 (13.27%) Gherkin
3 23 (11.73%) .NET
4 20 (10.20%) REST
5 10 (5.10%) Node.js
5 10 (5.10%) RESTful
6 9 (4.59%) ASP.NET
6 9 (4.59%) HTML
6 9 (4.59%) SOAP
6 9 (4.59%) XML
7 8 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.06%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.55%) Ajax
9 5 (2.55%) Dropwizard
9 5 (2.55%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.55%) Java EE
9 5 (2.55%) JMS
9 5 (2.55%) spray
9 5 (2.55%) Spring
9 5 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.59%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.55%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.55%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.55%) User Experience
6 3 (1.53%) IVR
6 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.02%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.51%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.65%) Linux
2 12 (6.12%) Android
2 12 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.57%) Windows
4 1 (0.51%) Solaris
4 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 72 (36.73%) BDD
4 67 (34.18%) TDD
5 48 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (21.94%) Scrum
7 40 (20.41%) Automated Testing
8 33 (16.84%) Automation Testing
9 29 (14.80%) Regression Testing
10 28 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 27 (13.78%) E-Commerce
12 26 (13.27%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (12.76%) Functional Testing
14 22 (11.22%) OO
14 22 (11.22%) Software Engineering
15 21 (10.71%) Open Source
15 21 (10.71%) Test Scripting
16 19 (9.69%) Exploratory Testing
17 18 (9.18%) Software Testing
18 17 (8.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 99 (50.51%) Java
2 52 (26.53%) Ruby
3 47 (23.98%) C#
4 41 (20.92%) Python
5 27 (13.78%) SQL
6 15 (7.65%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.61%) Groovy
8 10 (5.10%) PHP
9 9 (4.59%) Perl
9 9 (4.59%) Scala
10 6 (3.06%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.06%) VBA
11 5 (2.55%) C++
12 4 (2.04%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.02%) C
13 2 (1.02%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.02%) VB
14 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (14.29%) ISEB
2 20 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 13 (6.63%) Degree
4 11 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.02%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.51%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (32.14%) QA
2 28 (14.29%) SDET
3 5 (2.55%) IEC 61508
4 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (4.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (5.10%) Puppet
2 6 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.55%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 16 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.12%) HP
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle
4 8 (4.08%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.08%) Rally
5 5 (2.55%) Perforce
6 3 (1.53%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.53%) SAP
6 3 (1.53%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe
7 1 (0.51%) Avaya
7 1 (0.51%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.51%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.51%) IBM
7 1 (0.51%) Telerik
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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