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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 567 607 593
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 94 56 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.098% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.10% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 42 37
Median daily rate £444 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £328 £363
% change year-on-year
+29.77% -9.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +53 90 £450 +28.57% 44
London +6 38 £450 +23.28% 18
South East +24 16 £375 -6.25% 8
South West +15 12 £475 +11.76% 1
Bristol +7 10 £475 +11.76%
West Midlands - 8 £500 -
East of England +23 7 £465 +45.31% 9
Yorkshire +4 7 £350 +24.44% 5
East Sussex +11 6 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +9 6 £350 +27.27% 4
Leeds +5 6 £350 +27.27% 4
Stafford - 5 - -
Staffordshire - 5 - -
City of London +43 4 £450 +28.57% 4
Brighton +9 4 - - 2
Berkshire -2 4 £450 +26.76% 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £465 -
Cambridgeshire +15 3 - - 7
Cambridge +13 3 - - 7
Birmingham - 3 £500 -
Croydon - 3 £400 -
Scotland +3 2 £325 +52.94% 1
West Sussex -7 2 £288 -15.44%
Surrey -9 2 £375 -6.25% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £425 - 1
South Wales - 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £316 -
Maidenhead - 2 £450 -

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 129 (66.49%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (56.19%) Test Automation
3 96 (49.48%) Selenium
4 94 (48.45%) Java
5 86 (44.33%) Cucumber
6 77 (39.69%) BDD
7 73 (37.63%) TDD
8 57 (29.38%) QA
9 56 (28.87%) WebDriver
10 51 (26.29%) Ruby
11 50 (25.77%) Automated Testing
12 48 (24.74%) C#
13 45 (23.20%) Scrum
14 42 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (19.59%) Python
16 36 (18.56%) Jenkins
17 33 (17.01%) .NET
18 32 (16.49%) Web Services
18 32 (16.49%) SpecFlow
18 32 (16.49%) Automation Testing
19 31 (15.98%) SQL
19 31 (15.98%) JIRA
20 28 (14.43%) SDET
21 27 (13.92%) Git (software)
21 27 (13.92%) Test Scripting
21 27 (13.92%) Finance
22 26 (13.40%) ISEB
23 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
23 25 (12.89%) Regression Testing
24 23 (11.86%) OO

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 8 (4.12%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.09%) IIS
3 5 (2.58%) Confluence
4 3 (1.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) Jetty
5 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.58%) PaaS
3 3 (1.55%) SaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) HTTP
1 2 (1.03%) Wireless
1 2 (1.03%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.52%) Network Security
2 1 (0.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.12%) Big Data
1 8 (4.12%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.61%) MySQL
2 7 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.06%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 96 (49.48%) Selenium
2 86 (44.33%) Cucumber
3 56 (28.87%) WebDriver
4 36 (18.56%) Jenkins
5 32 (16.49%) SpecFlow
6 31 (15.98%) JIRA
7 27 (13.92%) Git (software)
8 19 (9.79%) Appium
8 19 (9.79%) WATIR
9 18 (9.28%) Capybara
9 18 (9.28%) Maven
10 16 (8.25%) JUnit
11 14 (7.22%) Ant
12 13 (6.70%) Calabash
12 13 (6.70%) SoapUI
13 12 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (5.67%) JMeter
15 10 (5.15%) Subversion
16 9 (4.64%) HP UFT
17 8 (4.12%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (13.92%) Finance
2 10 (5.15%) Banking
2 10 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.64%) Games
4 6 (3.09%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Electronics
6 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.01%) .NET
2 32 (16.49%) Web Services
3 22 (11.34%) Gherkin
4 21 (10.82%) REST
5 9 (4.64%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.64%) Dropwizard
5 9 (4.64%) RESTful
6 8 (4.12%) spray
7 7 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.09%) Behat
8 6 (3.09%) Node.js
8 6 (3.09%) XML
9 5 (2.58%) Ajax
9 5 (2.58%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.58%) HTML
9 5 (2.58%) Java EE
9 5 (2.58%) JMS
9 5 (2.58%) SOAP
9 5 (2.58%) Spring
9 5 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.64%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.58%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.58%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.03%) IVR
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.03%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.03%) User Experience
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.19%) Linux
2 10 (5.15%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.64%) Android
4 6 (3.09%) Windows
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.52%) Solaris
5 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (66.49%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (56.19%) Test Automation
3 77 (39.69%) BDD
4 73 (37.63%) TDD
5 50 (25.77%) Automated Testing
6 45 (23.20%) Scrum
7 42 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (16.49%) Automation Testing
9 27 (13.92%) Test Scripting
10 25 (12.89%) E-Commerce
10 25 (12.89%) Regression Testing
11 23 (11.86%) OO
11 23 (11.86%) Software Engineering
12 22 (11.34%) Functional Testing
12 22 (11.34%) Performance Testing
13 21 (10.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (10.31%) Exploratory Testing
14 20 (10.31%) Open Source
14 20 (10.31%) Software Testing
15 19 (9.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 94 (48.45%) Java
2 51 (26.29%) Ruby
3 48 (24.74%) C#
4 38 (19.59%) Python
5 31 (15.98%) SQL
6 15 (7.73%) Scala
7 13 (6.70%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.19%) Groovy
9 8 (4.12%) PHP
10 7 (3.61%) C++
10 7 (3.61%) Perl
11 6 (3.09%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.09%) VBA
12 4 (2.06%) C
12 4 (2.06%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.03%) VB
14 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (13.40%) ISEB
2 18 (9.28%) ISTQB
3 12 (6.19%) Degree
4 11 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (29.38%) QA
2 28 (14.43%) SDET
3 5 (2.58%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.09%) Puppet
2 3 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.03%) Ansible
3 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 18 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.19%) HP
3 10 (5.15%) Rally
4 8 (4.12%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.61%) Oracle
6 3 (1.55%) SAP
7 2 (1.03%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.03%) Perforce
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.52%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
8 1 (0.52%) Telerik
8 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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