The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 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
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 533 609 593
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 112 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.090% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.095% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 36 32
Median daily rate £425 £343 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £315 £343
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+56.86% -

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%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Test Automation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Automation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 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 +62 107 £450 +31.38% 45
London +2 44 £400 - 19
South East +27 23 £450 +32.35% 8
East of England +24 12 £480 +50.00% 3
Bedfordshire - 10 £480 - 1
Yorkshire +9 8 £250 -13.04% 7
Leeds +7 8 £250 -9.09% 5
West Yorkshire +7 8 £250 -9.09% 6
South West +22 7 £475 +11.76% 1
Berkshire +13 7 £450 +15.38% 2
Bristol +2 7 £475 +11.76% 1
Luton - 7 £490 - 1
Oxford - 6 £463 - 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £463 - 2
North West - 6 £413 - 5
West Midlands - 6 - -
Stafford - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 5 - -
Croydon - 4 £388 -
Brighton +10 3 £500 -
East Sussex +10 3 £500 -
West Sussex - 3 £275 -
Manchester - 3 £450 - 4
South Wales - 3 £375 -
Cardiff - 3 £375 -
Maidenhead - 3 £450 - 1
Wales - 3 £375 -
City of London +18 2 £475 +35.71% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 2 - - 1
Cambridge +13 2 - - 1

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 135 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (59.15%) Test Automation
3 115 (53.99%) Selenium
4 110 (51.64%) Java
5 94 (44.13%) Cucumber
6 80 (37.56%) BDD
7 74 (34.74%) QA
8 73 (34.27%) TDD
9 64 (30.05%) WebDriver
10 57 (26.76%) Jenkins
11 55 (25.82%) Ruby
12 52 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (24.41%) C#
13 47 (22.07%) Python
14 45 (21.13%) Scrum
15 41 (19.25%) Automated Testing
16 36 (16.90%) JIRA
17 35 (16.43%) SpecFlow
18 34 (15.96%) Automation Testing
18 34 (15.96%) SDET
19 33 (15.49%) Git (software)
20 31 (14.55%) Web Services
21 30 (14.08%) E-Commerce
21 30 (14.08%) Regression Testing
21 30 (14.08%) Performance Testing
22 29 (13.62%) SQL
22 29 (13.62%) .NET
22 29 (13.62%) Continuous Delivery
23 28 (13.15%) ISEB
24 27 (12.68%) Finance

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 7 (3.29%) Confluence
2 6 (2.82%) IIS
3 5 (2.35%) JBoss
4 4 (1.88%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.94%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Jetty
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (7.04%) PaaS
2 7 (3.29%) SaaS
3 6 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.94%) CloudBees
5 2 (0.94%) GitHub
5 2 (0.94%) IaaS
5 2 (0.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.94%) SSH
1 2 (0.94%) Wireless
2 1 (0.47%) Broadband
2 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Network Security
2 1 (0.47%) Telnet
2 1 (0.47%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.76%) MySQL
3 7 (3.29%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.29%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.88%) Big Data
4 4 (1.88%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.88%) DB2
4 4 (1.88%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 115 (53.99%) Selenium
2 94 (44.13%) Cucumber
3 64 (30.05%) WebDriver
4 57 (26.76%) Jenkins
5 36 (16.90%) JIRA
6 35 (16.43%) SpecFlow
7 33 (15.49%) Git (software)
8 26 (12.21%) Maven
9 25 (11.74%) Appium
9 25 (11.74%) JUnit
10 19 (8.92%) SoapUI
11 18 (8.45%) TeamCity
12 17 (7.98%) Ant
12 17 (7.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 17 (7.98%) Calabash
13 13 (6.10%) JBehave
13 13 (6.10%) JMeter
13 13 (6.10%) WATIR
14 12 (5.63%) Capybara
14 12 (5.63%) Gradle
General
1 27 (12.68%) Finance
2 11 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.76%) Banking
3 8 (3.76%) Games
4 5 (2.35%) Retail
5 4 (1.88%) Electronics
6 3 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.41%) Marketing
7 2 (0.94%) Advertising
7 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.55%) Web Services
2 29 (13.62%) .NET
3 27 (12.68%) Gherkin
4 19 (8.92%) REST
5 11 (5.16%) Node.js
6 10 (4.69%) RESTful
7 9 (4.23%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.23%) HTML
7 9 (4.23%) SOAP
8 8 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (3.76%) XML
9 7 (3.29%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.35%) Ajax
10 5 (2.35%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.35%) Java EE
10 5 (2.35%) JMS
10 5 (2.35%) Spring
10 5 (2.35%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.88%) Behat
11 4 (1.88%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.16%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.35%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.35%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.35%) User Experience
6 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.94%) IVR
6 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.98%) Linux
2 14 (6.57%) Android
2 14 (6.57%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.16%) Windows
4 2 (0.94%) Unix
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (63.38%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (59.15%) Test Automation
3 80 (37.56%) BDD
4 73 (34.27%) TDD
5 52 (24.41%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (21.13%) Scrum
7 41 (19.25%) Automated Testing
8 34 (15.96%) Automation Testing
9 30 (14.08%) E-Commerce
9 30 (14.08%) Performance Testing
9 30 (14.08%) Regression Testing
10 29 (13.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 27 (12.68%) Functional Testing
12 26 (12.21%) OO
13 24 (11.27%) Software Engineering
14 23 (10.80%) Open Source
15 22 (10.33%) Test Scripting
16 21 (9.86%) Software Testing
17 20 (9.39%) Exploratory Testing
18 18 (8.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 110 (51.64%) Java
2 55 (25.82%) Ruby
3 52 (24.41%) C#
4 47 (22.07%) Python
5 29 (13.62%) SQL
6 16 (7.51%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.16%) Groovy
7 11 (5.16%) Perl
8 10 (4.69%) PHP
8 10 (4.69%) Scala
9 6 (2.82%) Objective-C
9 6 (2.82%) VBA
10 5 (2.35%) C++
11 4 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.94%) C
12 2 (0.94%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.94%) VB
13 1 (0.47%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (13.15%) ISEB
2 21 (9.86%) ISTQB
3 13 (6.10%) Degree
4 10 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.94%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (34.74%) QA
2 34 (15.96%) SDET
3 5 (2.35%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (4.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) Puppet
2 7 (3.29%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.82%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 15 (7.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.10%) HP
3 11 (5.16%) Oracle
4 8 (3.76%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.76%) Rally
5 6 (2.82%) Perforce
6 3 (1.41%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.41%) SAP
6 3 (1.41%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe
7 1 (0.47%) Avaya
7 1 (0.47%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.47%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.47%) IBM
7 1 (0.47%) Telerik
7 1 (0.47%) Xamarin
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