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 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
England / South East
Rank 226 254 259
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.025% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £290 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6821 7896 8507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.22% 94.22% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3941 4626 4618
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 412 416
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.48 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £290 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £430 -
Kent - 1 - -
QA Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) QA Automation
3 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
4 6 (54.55%) BDD
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) XML
6 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
6 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
6 4 (36.36%) JIRA
6 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 3 (27.27%) TDD
7 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
7 3 (27.27%) SDET
7 3 (27.27%) API Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
8 2 (18.18%) Workflow
8 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Load Testing

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 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) WebDriver
3 4 (36.36%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (9.09%) Appium
5 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 1 (9.09%) Genymotion
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) IntelliJ
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) QA Automation
1 7 (63.64%) Regression Testing
2 6 (54.55%) BDD
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Web Testing
4 3 (27.27%) API Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Functional Testing
4 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (27.27%) SDET
3 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft