The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West 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 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
England / North West
Rank 129 146 141
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 2 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.078% 0.28% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.30% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Median daily rate £331 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.18% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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
2439 3662 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 94.77% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 2180 1711
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 172 183
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £37.00
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 the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +9 2 £331 -0.37% 2
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) TestNG
4 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (33.33%) Maven
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) API Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SDET

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) NonStop SQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 4 (44.44%) JUnit
3 3 (33.33%) Maven
3 3 (33.33%) TestNG
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) JMeter
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) API Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 1 (11.11%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Scala
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) CLAS
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle