The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Test Engineer
Rank 601 563 580
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Test Engineer 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +34.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £375 £270
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Test Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Automated Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 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 28 July 2014. 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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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
England -5 3 £375 +7.14%
South West - 1 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £288 -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -

Automated Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Subversion
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) WATIR
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) Sahi
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

Automated Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) WATIR
4 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Sahi
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Mustache
2 1 (16.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP