The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 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 Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 222 225 253
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 12 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.37% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.39% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 5
Median daily rate £423 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £346 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £29.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.49% -

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%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test 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 Test Automation Engineer across the South East region.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation Engineer across the South East region.

Test Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test 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 Test 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
Surrey +21 4 £423 -6.11%
Oxfordshire -16 3 £400 -20.00%
West Sussex +4 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 £475 -
Kent - 1 - -
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 20 (58.82%) Selenium
3 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (44.12%) Git (software)
4 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
5 14 (41.18%) BDD
5 14 (41.18%) SpecFlow
5 14 (41.18%) QA
6 13 (38.24%) Java
7 12 (35.29%) C#
8 11 (32.35%) TDD
9 10 (29.41%) NUnit
9 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
9 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
9 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
10 9 (26.47%) PaaS
11 8 (23.53%) RESTful
11 8 (23.53%) Python
11 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
12 7 (20.59%) SOAP
12 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
12 7 (20.59%) Node.js
13 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
13 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
13 6 (17.65%) Puppet
13 6 (17.65%) MongoDB
13 6 (17.65%) Web Development
13 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting

Test 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 3 (8.82%) JBoss
1 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) PaaS
2 5 (14.71%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (11.76%) SaaS
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (58.82%) Selenium
2 15 (44.12%) Git (software)
2 15 (44.12%) WebDriver
3 14 (41.18%) SpecFlow
4 10 (29.41%) Cucumber
4 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
4 10 (29.41%) NUnit
5 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (14.71%) Gradle
6 5 (14.71%) JIRA
6 5 (14.71%) MSBuild
6 5 (14.71%) MSTest
6 5 (14.71%) TeamCity
7 3 (8.82%) Protractor
8 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
8 2 (5.88%) JUnit
8 2 (5.88%) Maven
8 2 (5.88%) TestNG
9 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
9 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) RESTful
2 7 (20.59%) Node.js
2 7 (20.59%) SOAP
3 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
3 6 (17.65%) XML
4 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.94%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (61.76%) Test Automation
2 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (41.18%) BDD
4 11 (32.35%) TDD
5 10 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 7 (20.59%) Performance Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.65%) Web Development
8 5 (14.71%) Automated Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Build Automation
8 5 (14.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (14.71%) Kanban
8 5 (14.71%) Microservices
8 5 (14.71%) MVVM
8 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
9 4 (11.76%) API Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) SQL
5 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.82%) PHP
7 2 (5.88%) Ruby
8 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
2 6 (17.65%) SDET
3 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Perforce
3 1 (2.94%) Avaya
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle