The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had QA Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation QA Engineer
Rank 243 268 266
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -2
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.077% 0.011% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.011% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £290 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
QA 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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7246 8896 9279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.55% 94.75% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4211 5154 5056
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 502 506
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

QA Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

QA Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

QA Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the South East region.

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

QA Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

QA Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

QA Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £290 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £430 -
QA Automation Engineer
England

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, QA 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 South East region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (87.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) QA Automation
3 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (62.50%) BDD
3 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
5 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (25.00%) SDET
6 2 (25.00%) API Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
7 1 (12.50%) Digital Media

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (12.50%) Appium
5 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
5 1 (12.50%) Genymotion
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
1 5 (62.50%) QA Automation
1 5 (62.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) API Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) SDET
3 1 (12.50%) Data Quality