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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 548 552 562
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 90 97 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 53
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -3 84 £400 +9.58% 46
London +9 39 £420 +6.32% 10
South East +1 12 £425 - 6
East of England +1 9 £463 +32.14% 3
Leeds +17 7 £395 +6.75% 7
West Yorkshire +15 7 £395 +31.66% 7
Yorkshire +9 7 £395 +31.66% 7
Scotland +10 6 £450 +57.89% 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £463 -
West Midlands -25 5 £328 +23.58% 2
South West +7 4 £363 -6.45% 6
City of London +6 4 £385 +6.94% 1
North West -3 4 £338 +3.84% 9
Oxfordshire -9 4 £446 -10.75% 1
Luton - 4 £475 -
Edinburgh +23 3 £450 - 2
Surrey +14 3 £420 +5.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 3 - - 3
Oxford -14 3 £463 -7.50% 1
Tyne and Wear -34 3 £369 +22.91% 1
North East -36 3 £369 +22.91% 1
West Lothian - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £369 - 1
Birmingham - 3 £305 - 1
Fareham - 3 - -
Livingston - 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Manchester +2 2 £331 +1.92% 8
Wiltshire - 2 £363 -

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 133 (65.84%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (64.85%) Test Automation
3 124 (61.39%) Selenium
4 112 (55.45%) Java
5 99 (49.01%) Cucumber
6 86 (42.57%) QA
7 83 (41.09%) BDD
8 77 (38.12%) Jenkins
9 69 (34.16%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (32.67%) TDD
11 62 (30.69%) WebDriver
12 48 (23.76%) Automated Testing
13 46 (22.77%) C#
14 43 (21.29%) Automation Testing
15 42 (20.79%) Python
15 42 (20.79%) Ruby
16 34 (16.83%) Git (software)
16 34 (16.83%) Scrum
16 34 (16.83%) SDET
17 33 (16.34%) Continuous Delivery
17 33 (16.34%) JIRA
18 30 (14.85%) SpecFlow
19 29 (14.36%) Gherkin
19 29 (14.36%) Maven
19 29 (14.36%) Regression Testing
20 28 (13.86%) SQL
20 28 (13.86%) JUnit
20 28 (13.86%) Test Scripting
21 27 (13.37%) Finance
22 26 (12.87%) E-Commerce

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 6 (2.97%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.48%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.98%) JBoss
3 4 (1.98%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.49%) Apache
4 3 (1.49%) Confluence
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.99%) nginx
6 1 (0.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.50%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.49%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.49%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.92%) PaaS
2 14 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.96%) SaaS
4 7 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.49%) GitHub
5 3 (1.49%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) CloudBees
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.48%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) Wireless
3 1 (0.50%) Broadband
3 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.50%) Network Security
3 1 (0.50%) SSH
3 1 (0.50%) Telnet
3 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.50%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.46%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.48%) MySQL
4 4 (1.98%) Big Data
4 4 (1.98%) DB2
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 124 (61.39%) Selenium
2 99 (49.01%) Cucumber
3 77 (38.12%) Jenkins
4 62 (30.69%) WebDriver
5 34 (16.83%) Git (software)
6 33 (16.34%) JIRA
7 30 (14.85%) SpecFlow
8 29 (14.36%) Maven
9 28 (13.86%) JUnit
10 25 (12.38%) JBehave
11 21 (10.40%) TeamCity
12 18 (8.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (8.42%) Appium
14 16 (7.92%) SoapUI
14 16 (7.92%) Subversion
15 15 (7.43%) HP UFT
16 14 (6.93%) NUnit
17 13 (6.44%) Ant
17 13 (6.44%) JMeter
18 12 (5.94%) TestNG
General
1 27 (13.37%) Finance
2 14 (6.93%) Banking
3 11 (5.45%) Games
4 5 (2.48%) Marketing
4 5 (2.48%) Retail
4 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.49%) Advertising
5 3 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Front Office
6 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.36%) Gherkin
2 20 (9.90%) Web Services
3 19 (9.41%) HTML
4 17 (8.42%) Node.js
5 16 (7.92%) SOAP
6 13 (6.44%) REST
6 13 (6.44%) RESTful
6 13 (6.44%) XML
7 9 (4.46%) .NET
7 9 (4.46%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.46%) CSS
8 7 (3.47%) Spring
9 5 (2.48%) J2EE
9 5 (2.48%) JSON
10 4 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.49%) Drools
12 2 (0.99%) Apache CXF
12 2 (0.99%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.99%) React
13 1 (0.50%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.47%) User Experience
4 5 (2.48%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.99%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.50%) CESG
8 1 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Social Media
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.44%) Linux
2 9 (4.46%) Android
2 9 (4.46%) Apple iOS
2 9 (4.46%) Windows
3 7 (3.47%) Unix
4 1 (0.50%) Solaris
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (65.84%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (64.85%) Test Automation
3 83 (41.09%) BDD
4 69 (34.16%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (32.67%) TDD
6 48 (23.76%) Automated Testing
7 43 (21.29%) Automation Testing
8 34 (16.83%) Scrum
9 33 (16.34%) Continuous Delivery
10 29 (14.36%) Regression Testing
11 28 (13.86%) Test Scripting
12 26 (12.87%) E-Commerce
12 26 (12.87%) Functional Testing
13 25 (12.38%) Performance Testing
14 24 (11.88%) Test Strategy
15 22 (10.89%) Open Source
16 19 (9.41%) Exploratory Testing
16 19 (9.41%) OO
17 18 (8.91%) API Testing
17 18 (8.91%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 112 (55.45%) Java
2 46 (22.77%) C#
3 42 (20.79%) Python
3 42 (20.79%) Ruby
4 28 (13.86%) SQL
5 24 (11.88%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.43%) Perl
7 14 (6.93%) Scala
8 10 (4.95%) PHP
9 6 (2.97%) C++
9 6 (2.97%) Objective-C
10 5 (2.48%) Groovy
10 5 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.98%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.49%) C
13 2 (0.99%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (8.91%) ISEB
2 16 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.43%) ISTQB
4 8 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.47%) Degree
6 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.99%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.99%) PhD
9 1 (0.50%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (42.57%) QA
2 34 (16.83%) SDET
3 5 (2.48%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.99%) WCAG
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
1 8 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (3.96%) Puppet
2 7 (3.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (6.93%) HP
2 13 (6.44%) Oracle
3 11 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.96%) IBM
5 7 (3.47%) Perforce
6 4 (1.98%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.98%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.49%) Calypso
7 3 (1.49%) Guidewire
7 3 (1.49%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.49%) Temenos
7 3 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.99%) Adobe
8 2 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.99%) Sybase
9 1 (0.50%) ATG
9 1 (0.50%) Avaya
9 1 (0.50%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.50%) hybris
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