The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Automation Engineer
Rank 569 551 573
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 3 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.029% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.032% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
Average daily rate
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£306 £280 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £28.63 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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
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 29 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 22 July 2014. 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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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 -18 3 £306 +9.37% 5
London +14 2 £363 -3.33% 3
South East -10 1 £250 -9.90% 2
Berkshire - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
South Wales - - - - 2
South West - - - -
Wales - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (72.22%) Selenium
3 12 (66.67%) QA
4 10 (55.56%) C#
4 10 (55.56%) BDD
5 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
5 8 (44.44%) Automation Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Java
5 8 (44.44%) SQL
6 6 (33.33%) .NET
6 6 (33.33%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
7 5 (27.78%) TDD
7 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Web Services
7 5 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
7 5 (27.78%) REST
7 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
7 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
8 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
8 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
8 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
9 3 (16.67%) JSON
9 3 (16.67%) Test Management
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) CruiseControl

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Jenkins
3 5 (27.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) TeamCity
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (22.22%) SpecFlow
4 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 3 (16.67%) CruiseControl
5 3 (16.67%) JUnit
5 3 (16.67%) MSBuild
5 3 (16.67%) Ranorex
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (11.11%) MSTest
6 2 (11.11%) RSpec
6 2 (11.11%) Hudson
6 2 (11.11%) JMeter
6 2 (11.11%) WinRunner
6 2 (11.11%) NUnit
6 2 (11.11%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) JSON
3 3 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (55.56%) BDD
3 8 (44.44%) Automation Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (27.78%) Manual Testing
5 5 (27.78%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 3 (16.67%) Test Management
8 2 (11.11%) User Stories
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Kanban
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Use Case
9 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe