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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK / England
Rank 496 497 514
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 74 95 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 71 47
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%

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
38632 44173 43901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25327 28502 28056
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1597 1772
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +15 29 £420 -9.18% 8
South East -3 11 £420 -6.66% 5
East of England 0 8 £463 +37.03% 6
Yorkshire +17 7 £415 +22.05% 2
South West +13 6 £320 +23.07% 4
North East -13 5 £350 - 2
West Midlands +6 4 £328 -0.75%
North West +19 2 £331 +1.92% 2
East Midlands - 2 £450 - 1
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 129 (76.33%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (70.41%) Selenium
3 103 (60.95%) Test Automation
4 96 (56.80%) Cucumber
5 88 (52.07%) Java
6 81 (47.93%) BDD
7 80 (47.34%) QA
8 65 (38.46%) WebDriver
8 65 (38.46%) TDD
9 60 (35.50%) Jenkins
10 56 (33.14%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (25.44%) C#
12 37 (21.89%) Automation Testing
13 36 (21.30%) Automated Testing
14 33 (19.53%) SDET
15 32 (18.93%) Ruby
15 32 (18.93%) Test Scripting
15 32 (18.93%) Python
15 32 (18.93%) Finance
16 31 (18.34%) SQL
16 31 (18.34%) SpecFlow
17 30 (17.75%) JUnit
18 28 (16.57%) Scrum
18 28 (16.57%) JIRA
19 27 (15.98%) API Testing
20 26 (15.38%) Gherkin
20 26 (15.38%) Git (software)
21 24 (14.20%) Performance Testing
22 23 (13.61%) SOAP
22 23 (13.61%) Continuous Delivery

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 5 (2.96%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.78%) Confluence
3 3 (1.78%) JBoss
3 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.18%) Apache
4 2 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.18%) nginx
5 1 (0.59%) CMS
5 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.78%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.78%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.51%) PaaS
2 9 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.96%) SaaS
4 4 (2.37%) GitHub
5 3 (1.78%) IaaS
6 2 (1.18%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.18%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) Internet
2 3 (1.78%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.78%) SSH
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.59%) Broadband
4 1 (0.59%) Telnet
4 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.59%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.14%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.37%) Big Data
2 4 (2.37%) MySQL
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.78%) DB2
3 3 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.59%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 119 (70.41%) Selenium
2 96 (56.80%) Cucumber
3 65 (38.46%) WebDriver
4 60 (35.50%) Jenkins
5 31 (18.34%) SpecFlow
6 30 (17.75%) JUnit
7 28 (16.57%) JIRA
8 26 (15.38%) Git (software)
9 17 (10.06%) JBehave
9 17 (10.06%) JMeter
9 17 (10.06%) SoapUI
9 17 (10.06%) TeamCity
10 16 (9.47%) NUnit
11 15 (8.88%) Appium
11 15 (8.88%) Maven
12 13 (7.69%) HP UFT
12 13 (7.69%) TestNG
13 11 (6.51%) Calabash
13 11 (6.51%) Hudson
13 11 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (18.93%) Finance
2 19 (11.24%) Banking
3 12 (7.10%) Retail
4 10 (5.92%) Retail Banking
5 9 (5.33%) Games
6 6 (3.55%) Marketing
7 4 (2.37%) Advertising
7 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.18%) Front Office
8 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.59%) Automotive
9 1 (0.59%) Back Office
9 1 (0.59%) Electronics
9 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.38%) Gherkin
2 23 (13.61%) SOAP
3 18 (10.65%) XML
4 16 (9.47%) Web Services
5 15 (8.88%) HTML
6 14 (8.28%) REST
6 14 (8.28%) RESTful
7 13 (7.69%) Node.js
8 9 (5.33%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.73%) .NET
9 8 (4.73%) CSS
10 6 (3.55%) JSON
11 4 (2.37%) Spring
12 2 (1.18%) .NET Framework
12 2 (1.18%) Apache CXF
12 2 (1.18%) Hibernate
12 2 (1.18%) J2EE
12 2 (1.18%) React
13 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
13 1 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.51%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.96%) User Experience
4 3 (1.78%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.78%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.59%) BBC
6 1 (0.59%) CESG
6 1 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.59%) IVR
6 1 (0.59%) NHS
6 1 (0.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.59%) Social Media
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.51%) Linux
2 7 (4.14%) Android
2 7 (4.14%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.55%) Unix
4 3 (1.78%) Windows
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (76.33%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (60.95%) Test Automation
3 81 (47.93%) BDD
4 65 (38.46%) TDD
5 56 (33.14%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (21.89%) Automation Testing
7 36 (21.30%) Automated Testing
8 32 (18.93%) Test Scripting
9 28 (16.57%) Scrum
10 27 (15.98%) API Testing
11 24 (14.20%) Performance Testing
12 23 (13.61%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (12.43%) E-Commerce
14 20 (11.83%) Test Strategy
15 18 (10.65%) Defect Tracking
15 18 (10.65%) Regression Testing
16 16 (9.47%) Kanban
16 16 (9.47%) Open Source
17 15 (8.88%) Manual Testing
18 14 (8.28%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 88 (52.07%) Java
2 43 (25.44%) C#
3 32 (18.93%) Python
3 32 (18.93%) Ruby
4 31 (18.34%) SQL
5 21 (12.43%) JavaScript
6 19 (11.24%) Scala
7 10 (5.92%) PHP
8 8 (4.73%) Perl
9 7 (4.14%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.55%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.96%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.59%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.59%) C
13 1 (0.59%) C++
13 1 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (11.24%) ISEB
2 16 (9.47%) ISTQB
3 13 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.96%) Degree
5 5 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.18%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.18%) PhD
8 1 (0.59%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CISSP
8 1 (0.59%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (47.34%) QA
2 33 (19.53%) SDET
3 4 (2.37%) WCAG
4 3 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.55%) Puppet
2 5 (2.96%) Ansible
3 3 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.59%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.10%) Oracle
3 11 (6.51%) HP
4 7 (4.14%) IBM
5 5 (2.96%) Perforce
5 5 (2.96%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.78%) Calypso
6 3 (1.78%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.78%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.78%) Temenos
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe
7 2 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.18%) Sybase
8 1 (0.59%) ATG
8 1 (0.59%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.59%) Avaya
8 1 (0.59%) hybris
8 1 (0.59%) SAP
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