The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 150 139 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.061% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.065% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £378 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Test Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
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 the North West

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the North West region.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Test Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 11 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
Manchester - 7 £340 - 4
Test Automation Engineer
England

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) SDLC
6 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (27.27%) REST
6 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
7 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
7 2 (18.18%) JSON
7 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) SOAP
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) XSLT
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) ISEB
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) JBehave
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) JAX-RS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Automated Testing
2 7 (63.64%) BDD
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
5 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Security Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
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