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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
England / South East
Rank 230 242 255
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 10 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 8
Median daily rate £363 £500 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +49.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £372 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.87 - -
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 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
7212 8261 9176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.74% 94.50% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4213 5055 4897
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 378 431
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 24 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
Berkshire +22 4 £331 -9.24% 3
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Hampshire +7 1 £475 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 1 £338 -32.50%
Surrey - 1 £433 - 1
Kent - 1 - - 1
Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (66.67%) Selenium
3 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 14 (58.33%) WebDriver
4 13 (54.17%) BDD
5 12 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (45.83%) C#
7 10 (41.67%) SpecFlow
8 9 (37.50%) Cucumber
9 8 (33.33%) SQL
9 8 (33.33%) TDD
10 7 (29.17%) JIRA
10 7 (29.17%) SOAP
10 7 (29.17%) NUnit
10 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
11 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
11 6 (25.00%) Java
11 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (25.00%) QA
11 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (25.00%) RESTful
11 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
12 5 (20.83%) Kanban
12 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
12 5 (20.83%) XML
12 5 (20.83%) Python
12 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 5 (20.83%) T-SQL

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 1 (4.17%) JBoss
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Selenium
2 14 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 10 (41.67%) SpecFlow
5 9 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 7 (29.17%) JIRA
6 7 (29.17%) NUnit
7 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (20.83%) MSTest
9 3 (12.50%) Protractor
9 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
10 2 (8.33%) Gradle
10 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
10 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
11 1 (4.17%) Appium
11 1 (4.17%) Calabash
11 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
11 1 (4.17%) JBehave
11 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) SOAP
2 6 (25.00%) RESTful
3 5 (20.83%) XML
4 4 (16.67%) Node.js
5 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
6 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 2 (8.33%) JSON
6 2 (8.33%) REST
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Android
1 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (79.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) BDD
4 12 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
7 6 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) API Testing
8 5 (20.83%) Kanban
8 5 (20.83%) MVVM
9 4 (16.67%) Automated Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Test Management
11 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
11 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (8.33%) Microservices
11 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.83%) Python
4 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) SDET
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Perforce