The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Automation 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 576 582 549
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 20 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.014% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 8
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
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 1957 2018 2111
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 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Test Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 3 June 2015.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 June 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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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 -3 17 £325 -3.70% 8
London +6 9 £325 -23.52% 6
South East -3 7 £370 +28.69%
Surrey - 4 £400 -
Berkshire +2 3 £340 +36.00%
Scotland - 3 £400 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £400 - 2
Leatherhead - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £340 -
Ealing - 2 - -
Staines - 1 £245 -
City of London - 1 £370 - 2
South West - 1 £363 - 1

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 21 (80.77%) Selenium
3 13 (50.00%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
6 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
7 8 (30.77%) C#
7 8 (30.77%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
8 7 (26.92%) QA
9 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 6 (23.08%) HTML
10 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
10 5 (19.23%) TDD
10 5 (19.23%) Business Transformation
10 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
10 5 (19.23%) Ruby
10 5 (19.23%) JSON
10 5 (19.23%) JIRA
11 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (15.38%) Open Source
11 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 4 (15.38%) Subversion
11 4 (15.38%) HP
11 4 (15.38%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) SOAP

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Test Automation 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 Test Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) Selenium
2 10 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 9 (34.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
5 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 4 (15.38%) Subversion
6 3 (11.54%) Maven
6 3 (11.54%) TestNG
6 3 (11.54%) Ant
6 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
6 3 (11.54%) Hudson
6 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
6 3 (11.54%) Gradle
7 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 2 (7.69%) Ranorex
8 1 (3.85%) Appium
8 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
8 1 (3.85%) ClearQuest
8 1 (3.85%) Calabash
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) JSON
3 4 (15.38%) SOAP
3 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 4 (15.38%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 3 (11.54%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) JSP
4 3 (11.54%) WPF
4 3 (11.54%) RESTful
5 2 (7.69%) HTML5
5 2 (7.69%) REST
5 2 (7.69%) COM
5 2 (7.69%) XML Messaging
6 1 (3.85%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) STB
2 1 (3.85%) IPTV
2 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
4 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 5 (19.23%) Business Transformation
5 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Test Strategy
5 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (15.38%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) ATDD
7 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) DevOps
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) ERP
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) Ruby
4 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) VBA
5 2 (7.69%) C
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) NFS
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) JD Edwards
3 2 (7.69%) Telerik
4 1 (3.85%) Coverity
4 1 (3.85%) SAP