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 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK
Rank 508 532 554
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 89 97 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 64 37
Median daily rate £420 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%
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 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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 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
England +12 74 £423 +5.62% 51
London +22 29 £425 -10.52% 17
Scotland +32 13 £375 +47.05%
East of England +6 12 £450 - 7
South East +10 11 £350 -30.00% 10
Bedfordshire - 11 £450 - 1
South West +5 10 £300 -7.69% 8
Edinburgh +19 9 £400 +56.86%
Bristol +3 6 £300 -7.69% 1
Bedford - 6 £450 - 1
North East -10 5 £350 +6.87% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 5 £350 +6.87% 1
Tyne and Wear -18 5 £350 +6.87% 1
Luton - 5 £475 -
Berkshire +16 4 £331 -9.24% 3
Reading +25 3 £363 -0.68% 2
City of London +4 3 £425 -5.55% 5
Yorkshire +13 2 £381 +12.13% 7
North West +4 2 £331 -2.57% 1
Manchester -2 2 £331 -2.57%
Dunfermline - 2 £300 -
Swindon - 2 £265 -
Worthing - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £355 - 1
Fife - 2 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £265 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire +8 1 £338 -0.73% 5

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 142 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (71.11%) Selenium
3 113 (62.78%) Test Automation
4 102 (56.67%) Cucumber
5 93 (51.67%) Java
6 88 (48.89%) BDD
7 82 (45.56%) QA
8 75 (41.67%) WebDriver
9 65 (36.11%) TDD
10 55 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (30.56%) Jenkins
11 46 (25.56%) C#
12 44 (24.44%) Automated Testing
13 43 (23.89%) SQL
14 39 (21.67%) Finance
14 39 (21.67%) Automation Testing
15 36 (20.00%) API Testing
15 36 (20.00%) SDET
15 36 (20.00%) Test Scripting
16 32 (17.78%) Python
17 30 (16.67%) Ruby
18 29 (16.11%) SpecFlow
19 27 (15.00%) JIRA
19 27 (15.00%) Scrum
20 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
21 25 (13.89%) Gherkin
21 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
22 23 (12.78%) JUnit
22 23 (12.78%) Scala
23 21 (11.67%) TeamCity

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 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.11%) Apache
2 2 (1.11%) Confluence
2 2 (1.11%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.56%) Commerce Server
3 1 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.67%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.67%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.22%) GitHub
2 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.89%) Internet
2 2 (1.11%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.11%) SSH
2 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.78%) MySQL
2 4 (2.22%) Big Data
3 3 (1.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.56%) KDB
5 1 (0.56%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 128 (71.11%) Selenium
2 102 (56.67%) Cucumber
3 75 (41.67%) WebDriver
4 55 (30.56%) Jenkins
5 29 (16.11%) SpecFlow
6 27 (15.00%) JIRA
7 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
8 23 (12.78%) JUnit
9 21 (11.67%) TeamCity
10 20 (11.11%) SoapUI
11 17 (9.44%) HP UFT
11 17 (9.44%) JMeter
12 16 (8.89%) JBehave
13 15 (8.33%) Maven
13 15 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (7.78%) NUnit
15 13 (7.22%) Appium
16 11 (6.11%) Calabash
16 11 (6.11%) Hudson
17 10 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
General
1 39 (21.67%) Finance
2 21 (11.67%) Banking
3 14 (7.78%) Retail
4 12 (6.67%) Games
4 12 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.33%) Marketing
6 3 (1.67%) Advertising
6 3 (1.67%) Front Office
7 2 (1.11%) Back Office
7 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Publishing
7 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.89%) Gherkin
2 21 (11.67%) SOAP
3 15 (8.33%) REST
3 15 (8.33%) Web Services
3 15 (8.33%) XML
4 13 (7.22%) RESTful
5 12 (6.67%) HTML
6 11 (6.11%) Node.js
7 10 (5.56%) .NET
8 9 (5.00%) JSON
9 8 (4.44%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.44%) Spring
10 6 (3.33%) CSS
11 5 (2.78%) J2EE
12 3 (1.67%) HTML5
13 2 (1.11%) Hibernate
13 2 (1.11%) React
14 1 (0.56%) OAuth2
14 1 (0.56%) pytest
14 1 (0.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.22%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.67%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.11%) Online Games
6 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) BBC
7 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.56%) Social Media
7 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.56%) Linux
2 9 (5.00%) Unix
3 8 (4.44%) Android
3 8 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (78.89%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (62.78%) Test Automation
3 88 (48.89%) BDD
4 65 (36.11%) TDD
5 55 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (24.44%) Automated Testing
7 39 (21.67%) Automation Testing
8 36 (20.00%) API Testing
8 36 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 27 (15.00%) Scrum
10 20 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 19 (10.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (10.56%) Manual Testing
12 18 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 17 (9.44%) Defect Tracking
14 16 (8.89%) Functional Testing
14 16 (8.89%) Kanban
15 15 (8.33%) Performance Testing
16 13 (7.22%) Regression Testing
16 13 (7.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 93 (51.67%) Java
2 46 (25.56%) C#
3 43 (23.89%) SQL
4 32 (17.78%) Python
5 30 (16.67%) Ruby
6 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
7 23 (12.78%) Scala
8 8 (4.44%) PHP
8 8 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.89%) Perl
9 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.33%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.56%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) C++
11 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (8.33%) ISEB
2 12 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.11%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.33%) Degree
6 2 (1.11%) PhD
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) CISSP
7 1 (0.56%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (45.56%) QA
2 36 (20.00%) SDET
3 4 (2.22%) WCAG
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.67%) Puppet
2 2 (1.11%) Ansible
2 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.67%) HP
3 10 (5.56%) Oracle
4 8 (4.44%) IBM
5 6 (3.33%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.67%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.67%) Calypso
6 3 (1.67%) Guidewire
6 3 (1.67%) Sybase
6 3 (1.67%) Temenos
7 2 (1.11%) Perforce
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe
8 1 (0.56%) Apiary
8 1 (0.56%) ATG
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) hybris
8 1 (0.56%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
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JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
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Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £335 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago