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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 532 566 537
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 96 43 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.083% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.088% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 25 33
Average daily rate £425 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £267 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +36 87 £425 +21.42% 35
London +12 28 £475 +40.74% 11
South East +22 24 £500 +33.33% 7
Oxfordshire - 15 £500 - 1
Oxford - 15 £500 -
South West +11 9 £368 -13.52% 3
Scotland -1 9 £270 -
Edinburgh -3 8 £255 -
North West -14 8 £378 - 3
Manchester - 7 £340 - 3
Leeds - 6 £340 - 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £340 - 5
Yorkshire - 6 £340 - 5
North East -20 5 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £350 -
Tyne and Wear -26 5 £350 -
Bristol +3 4 £368 -13.52% 1
East of England +3 4 £338 -11.76% 6
West Midlands - 3 £321 -
Devon - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 - - 5
Berkshire +4 2 £358 -1.37% 5
Essex 0 2 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £335 -
West Sussex - 2 £325 -
Cambridge - 2 - - 5
Crawley - 2 £325 -
Staffordshire - 2 £321 -
Hampshire +7 1 - -
Brentwood +4 1 £325 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 97 (61.01%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (52.20%) Selenium
3 81 (50.94%) Test Automation
4 70 (44.03%) BDD
5 63 (39.62%) Cucumber
6 56 (35.22%) WebDriver
7 54 (33.96%) Automated Testing
8 45 (28.30%) TDD
9 42 (26.42%) Java
10 41 (25.79%) Web Services
11 38 (23.90%) JavaScript
12 37 (23.27%) Test Scripting
13 36 (22.64%) Jenkins
13 36 (22.64%) SQL
13 36 (22.64%) Scrum
14 35 (22.01%) C#
15 32 (20.13%) ISEB
15 32 (20.13%) Automation Testing
16 29 (18.24%) QA
17 28 (17.61%) JIRA
18 25 (15.72%) E-Commerce
18 25 (15.72%) Ruby
19 23 (14.47%) .NET
20 21 (13.21%) Defect Management
21 20 (12.58%) SOAP
21 20 (12.58%) Python
21 20 (12.58%) Finance
21 20 (12.58%) Node.js
21 20 (12.58%) Magento
22 19 (11.95%) Git (software)

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 20 (12.58%) Node.js
2 3 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.26%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.26%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.26%) CMS
3 2 (1.26%) IIS
3 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (12.58%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.95%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (11.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) HTTP
1 5 (3.14%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.26%) Wireless
3 1 (0.63%) ADSL
3 1 (0.63%) Broadband
3 1 (0.63%) DHCP
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) FTP
3 1 (0.63%) NAS
3 1 (0.63%) Telnet
3 1 (0.63%) VDSL
3 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.40%) MySQL
3 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.26%) Big Data
5 2 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.26%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 83 (52.20%) Selenium
2 63 (39.62%) Cucumber
3 56 (35.22%) WebDriver
4 36 (22.64%) Jenkins
5 28 (17.61%) JIRA
6 19 (11.95%) Git (software)
7 18 (11.32%) SpecFlow
7 18 (11.32%) Visual Studio
8 16 (10.06%) SoapUI
9 14 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (6.92%) Maven
11 10 (6.29%) Appium
12 9 (5.66%) Ant
13 8 (5.03%) JUnit
13 8 (5.03%) TestNG
14 7 (4.40%) Capybara
14 7 (4.40%) HP UFT
15 6 (3.77%) RSpec
15 6 (3.77%) Subversion
16 5 (3.14%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (12.58%) Finance
2 10 (6.29%) Games
3 5 (3.14%) Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Retail
5 3 (1.89%) Electronics
5 3 (1.89%) Publishing
6 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.79%) Web Services
2 23 (14.47%) .NET
3 20 (12.58%) SOAP
4 17 (10.69%) XML
5 12 (7.55%) REST
6 9 (5.66%) Gherkin
6 9 (5.66%) WSDL
7 6 (3.77%) Unreal Engine
8 5 (3.14%) HTML
8 5 (3.14%) Qt
8 5 (3.14%) RESTful
8 5 (3.14%) XML Messaging
9 4 (2.52%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.26%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.26%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.26%) JAX-RS
10 2 (1.26%) jQuery
10 2 (1.26%) JSON
10 2 (1.26%) XSD
10 2 (1.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.29%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.40%) STB
4 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.14%) IPTV
5 5 (3.14%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.26%) Derivative
6 2 (1.26%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.26%) EPoS
6 2 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.18%) Windows
2 12 (7.55%) Android
3 10 (6.29%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.40%) Linux
5 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.26%) Unix
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (61.01%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (50.94%) Test Automation
3 70 (44.03%) BDD
4 54 (33.96%) Automated Testing
5 45 (28.30%) TDD
6 37 (23.27%) Test Scripting
7 36 (22.64%) Scrum
8 32 (20.13%) Automation Testing
9 25 (15.72%) E-Commerce
10 21 (13.21%) Defect Management
11 18 (11.32%) Software Testing
12 14 (8.81%) Configuration Management
13 13 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (8.18%) Regression Testing
14 12 (7.55%) SDLC
14 12 (7.55%) Unit Testing
15 11 (6.92%) API Testing
15 11 (6.92%) Software Engineering
15 11 (6.92%) User Stories
16 10 (6.29%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.42%) Java
2 38 (23.90%) JavaScript
3 36 (22.64%) SQL
4 35 (22.01%) C#
5 25 (15.72%) Ruby
6 20 (12.58%) Python
7 12 (7.55%) C++
8 11 (6.92%) Groovy
9 9 (5.66%) PHP
10 8 (5.03%) PowerShell
11 7 (4.40%) Scala
12 5 (3.14%) VBA
13 3 (1.89%) VBScript
14 2 (1.26%) C
15 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.63%) ECMAScript
15 1 (0.63%) Perl
15 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (20.13%) ISEB
2 19 (11.95%) ISTQB
3 16 (10.06%) Security Cleared
4 14 (8.81%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.66%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (5.03%) Degree
7 2 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.24%) QA
2 3 (1.89%) WCAG
3 1 (0.63%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (11.95%) Docker
2 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.40%) HP
3 4 (2.52%) Oracle
4 2 (1.26%) Adobe
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
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