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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation QA Engineer
England / South East
Rank 218 242 268
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +26
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.046% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.049% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £290 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +50.00%
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
6992 8201 9076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.56% 94.46% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4073 4985 4859
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 393 429
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.11 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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
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 19 February 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 - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Kent +1 1 - -
QA Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 14 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (92.86%) Selenium
3 12 (85.71%) Java
4 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (57.14%) Finance
6 7 (50.00%) SQL
6 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
6 7 (50.00%) QA Automation
7 6 (42.86%) JIRA
7 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
8 5 (35.71%) BDD
8 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
8 5 (35.71%) XML
9 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
9 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
9 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
10 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
10 3 (21.43%) SDET
10 3 (21.43%) API Testing
10 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
10 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
10 3 (21.43%) SOAP
10 3 (21.43%) TDD

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 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 1 (7.14%) Appium
6 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.14%) Calabash
6 1 (7.14%) Genymotion
6 1 (7.14%) IntelliJ
6 1 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Web Testing
5 3 (21.43%) API Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) SDET
3 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £230 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago