The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Test Automation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Automation Test Engineer
Rank 639 661 630
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.002% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £450 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.50 -

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

Senior Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Test Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +11 6 £450 - 5
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Luton - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - - 1
North West - 2 £463 -
South West +18 1 £400 -
Preston - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £475 -
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -

Senior Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Senior 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 featuring Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) TDD
3 11 (68.75%) QA
3 11 (68.75%) Selenium
4 10 (62.50%) Java
5 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
5 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
5 9 (56.25%) BDD
6 8 (50.00%) Python
6 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (43.75%) TeamCity
7 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
7 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Appium
8 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
8 5 (31.25%) Scrum
8 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
8 5 (31.25%) Maven
8 5 (31.25%) JUnit
8 5 (31.25%) Android
8 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
8 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (31.25%) TestNG
9 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering

Senior Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (6.25%) Jetty
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Mining
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Selenium
2 9 (56.25%) Cucumber
2 9 (56.25%) WebDriver
3 7 (43.75%) TeamCity
4 5 (31.25%) Appium
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) JUnit
4 5 (31.25%) Maven
4 5 (31.25%) TestNG
5 4 (25.00%) HP UFT
5 4 (25.00%) Robotium
5 4 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 4 (25.00%) Xcode
6 3 (18.75%) Ant
6 3 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (18.75%) JBehave
6 3 (18.75%) JIRA
6 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (6.25%) Calabash
7 1 (6.25%) Protractor
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (18.75%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Test Automation
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) BDD
4 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (31.25%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Pair Programming
6 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
7 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (25.00%) SDLC
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) Python
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) Ruby
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) VBA
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft