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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 584 586 557
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 41 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.054% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.058% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 23
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £363 £280
% change year-on-year
-15.17% +29.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £29.00

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 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 28 August 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 -1 40 £340 -2.85% 12
London +14 18 £400 +14.28% 5
North East -18 8 £308 -12.14% 1
Tyne and Wear -18 8 £308 -12.14% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 8 £308 -12.14% 1
City of London +7 6 £375 -1.63% 1
East of England +7 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 - - 1
Cambridge - 5 - - 1
South East -16 4 £325 - 4
Yorkshire - 3 £288 -
South West -12 2 - -
Paddington - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 £325 - 2
Scotland -5 1 £213 -55.26% 1
Fife - 1 £213 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £355 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £330 -
Reading - 1 £355 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 £213 -
Farnborough - 1 £325 -
York - 1 £288 -
Sheffield - 1 £288 -
Leeds - 1 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £288 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £288 -

Test Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 54 (72.00%) Selenium
2 50 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
4 42 (56.00%) Java
5 34 (45.33%) WebDriver
6 30 (40.00%) Cucumber
7 29 (38.67%) Jenkins
8 26 (34.67%) Scrum
8 26 (34.67%) Automated Testing
9 23 (30.67%) TDD
10 22 (29.33%) C#
10 22 (29.33%) SQL
10 22 (29.33%) Automation Testing
11 21 (28.00%) QA
12 19 (25.33%) BDD
13 18 (24.00%) JIRA
14 17 (22.67%) Ruby
14 17 (22.67%) SOAP
14 17 (22.67%) Web Services
15 15 (20.00%) Software Testing
16 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
16 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (18.67%) Finance
17 13 (17.33%) JUnit
17 13 (17.33%) Python
18 11 (14.67%) ISEB
18 11 (14.67%) Maven
18 11 (14.67%) Web Testing
18 11 (14.67%) SoapUI
18 11 (14.67%) Open Source

Test Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.67%) Apache
3 2 (2.67%) Confluence
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.33%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) DB2
2 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 54 (72.00%) Selenium
2 34 (45.33%) WebDriver
3 30 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 29 (38.67%) Jenkins
5 18 (24.00%) JIRA
6 13 (17.33%) JUnit
7 11 (14.67%) Maven
7 11 (14.67%) SoapUI
8 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
8 9 (12.00%) RSpec
9 8 (10.67%) Ant
10 6 (8.00%) TestNG
11 4 (5.33%) Subversion
11 4 (5.33%) Eclipse
11 4 (5.33%) HP UFT
11 4 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (5.33%) Gradle
12 3 (4.00%) Hudson
12 3 (4.00%) Calabash
12 3 (4.00%) eggPlant
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) SOAP
1 17 (22.67%) Web Services
2 10 (13.33%) XML
3 9 (12.00%) REST
4 8 (10.67%) HTML
4 8 (10.67%) .NET
5 7 (9.33%) JSON
6 5 (6.67%) CSS
7 4 (5.33%) Gherkin
7 4 (5.33%) RESTful
8 3 (4.00%) JSP
9 2 (2.67%) COM
9 2 (2.67%) XML Messaging
9 2 (2.67%) Spring
9 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.67%) WPF
10 1 (1.33%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.33%) Apache CXF
10 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.00%) IPTV
1 3 (4.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (2.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (2.67%) DataPower
2 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.33%) EFT
3 1 (1.33%) DTV
3 1 (1.33%) STB
3 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) UNIX
2 4 (5.33%) Android
3 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.00%) Windows
3 3 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (1.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 26 (34.67%) Scrum
3 26 (34.67%) Automated Testing
4 23 (30.67%) TDD
5 22 (29.33%) Automation Testing
6 19 (25.33%) BDD
7 15 (20.00%) Software Testing
8 14 (18.67%) Test Scripting
8 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (14.67%) Open Source
9 11 (14.67%) Web Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Regression Testing
11 9 (12.00%) User Stories
12 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
13 6 (8.00%) Content Management
14 5 (6.67%) Business Transformation
15 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 42 (56.00%) Java
2 22 (29.33%) C#
2 22 (29.33%) SQL
3 17 (22.67%) Ruby
4 13 (17.33%) Python
5 10 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 8 (10.67%) Scala
7 5 (6.67%) Groovy
8 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.67%) VBA
9 2 (2.67%) C++
10 1 (1.33%) VBScript
10 1 (1.33%) Perl
10 1 (1.33%) PHP
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) ISEB
2 5 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) HP
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.67%) IBM
5 2 (2.67%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.67%) Cadence
6 1 (1.33%) Telerik
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Xamarin
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