The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Test Engineer
Rank 600 581 546
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Test Engineer 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Automated Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Test Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automated Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Test Engineer within the UK.

Automated Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Test Engineer within the UK.

Automated Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Engineer
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 7 £438 +16.66% 1
England -20 7 £438 +16.66% 5
City of London - 1 - -

Automated Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automated Test Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Scrum
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
3 11 (73.33%) Selenium
4 10 (66.67%) WebDriver
5 9 (60.00%) BDD
5 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 9 (60.00%) QA
6 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
7 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 5 (33.33%) C#
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Ruby
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) Python
9 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
9 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
10 2 (13.33%) Kanban
10 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
10 2 (13.33%) Open Source
10 2 (13.33%) JMeter
10 2 (13.33%) PHP
10 2 (13.33%) .NET
10 2 (13.33%) Web Services
10 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 1 (6.67%) WATIR

Automated Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated Test Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automated Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Selenium
2 10 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) JMeter
6 1 (6.67%) WATIR
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.67%) PHPUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (6.67%) RSpec
6 1 (6.67%) JBehave
6 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) IPTV
2 1 (6.67%) Video on Demand
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Scrum
2 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) Test Automation
4 9 (60.00%) BDD
4 9 (60.00%) TDD
5 6 (40.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Kanban
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Validation
8 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
8 1 (6.67%) Content Management
8 1 (6.67%) CRM
8 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 1 (6.67%) DRM
8 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
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