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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Automation Test Engineer
Rank 550 565 550
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 101 59 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 38 52
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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
50742 51291 50591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.73% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 31579 31273
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2048 2133
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +30 93 £400 +8.10% 47
London +4 42 £425 +3.03% 20
South East -6 19 £350 +2.94% 3
East Sussex +11 13 £350 -
Yorkshire +19 12 £350 +7.69% 6
City of London +39 10 £425 +8.62% 4
South West +9 10 £400 +10.34% 7
Brighton +8 8 £500 -
West Yorkshire +4 8 £275 -15.38% 5
Leeds - 7 £313 - 5
Bristol - 7 £375 - 2
East of England +11 6 £305 - 8
Cambridgeshire - 5 £305 - 3
South Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £350 -
Scotland -6 3 £325 -18.75%
Surrey -10 3 £375 +7.91%
Peterborough - 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £400 - 2
South Wales - 3 £450 - 1
Wales - 3 £450 - 1
East Midlands +17 2 £340 +13.33%
West Midlands - 2 £500 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £450 -
Egham - 2 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £340 -
Nottingham - 2 £340 -
Cambridge - 2 £305 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
Bradford +15 1 £275 -15.38%

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 132 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (53.69%) Selenium
3 94 (46.31%) Test Automation
4 93 (45.81%) Cucumber
5 89 (43.84%) BDD
6 83 (40.89%) TDD
7 75 (36.95%) Java
8 66 (32.51%) WebDriver
9 60 (29.56%) Automated Testing
10 51 (25.12%) Test Scripting
11 49 (24.14%) QA
12 47 (23.15%) C#
13 44 (21.67%) Ruby
14 41 (20.20%) Scrum
14 41 (20.20%) Web Services
15 38 (18.72%) .NET
15 38 (18.72%) Finance
16 37 (18.23%) Automation Testing
17 35 (17.24%) ISEB
18 34 (16.75%) SQL
19 31 (15.27%) JIRA
19 31 (15.27%) Jenkins
20 29 (14.29%) JavaScript
20 29 (14.29%) E-Commerce
21 28 (13.79%) SpecFlow
22 27 (13.30%) Microsoft
22 27 (13.30%) Python
23 25 (12.32%) ISTQB
23 25 (12.32%) Git (software)
24 24 (11.82%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (7.88%) Node.js
2 9 (4.43%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.96%) Confluence
4 5 (2.46%) IIS
5 2 (0.99%) JBoss
6 1 (0.49%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Magento
2 3 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.90%) GitHub
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.46%) Wireshark
2 2 (0.99%) HTTP
2 2 (0.99%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.49%) SSH
3 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.43%) Big Data
1 9 (4.43%) Hadoop
1 9 (4.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.96%) MySQL
4 4 (1.97%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.99%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 109 (53.69%) Selenium
2 93 (45.81%) Cucumber
3 66 (32.51%) WebDriver
4 31 (15.27%) Jenkins
4 31 (15.27%) JIRA
5 28 (13.79%) SpecFlow
6 25 (12.32%) Git (software)
7 20 (9.85%) Capybara
8 17 (8.37%) WATIR
9 15 (7.39%) Appium
10 14 (6.90%) Visual Studio
11 13 (6.40%) SoapUI
11 13 (6.40%) Travis CI
12 12 (5.91%) JUnit
13 11 (5.42%) Maven
14 10 (4.93%) HP UFT
14 10 (4.93%) JMeter
14 10 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (4.43%) Calabash
16 8 (3.94%) Ant
General
1 38 (18.72%) Finance
2 12 (5.91%) Banking
3 10 (4.93%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.94%) Games
4 8 (3.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.48%) Electronics
5 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.20%) Web Services
2 38 (18.72%) .NET
3 18 (8.87%) REST
4 12 (5.91%) Gherkin
5 10 (4.93%) Dropwizard
6 9 (4.43%) XML
7 8 (3.94%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.94%) spray
8 7 (3.45%) Behat
9 6 (2.96%) Hibernate
9 6 (2.96%) RESTful
9 6 (2.96%) SOAP
9 6 (2.96%) Spring
10 5 (2.46%) Ajax
10 5 (2.46%) Java EE
10 5 (2.46%) JMS
10 5 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (2.46%) WSDL
11 4 (1.97%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (1.97%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.43%) Computer Science
2 8 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.46%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.46%) IPTV
4 5 (2.46%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (2.46%) STB
5 2 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.99%) IVR
5 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.99%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.99%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.99%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.42%) Linux
1 11 (5.42%) Windows
2 9 (4.43%) Apple iOS
3 8 (3.94%) Android
4 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.49%) Unix
5 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (65.02%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.31%) Test Automation
3 89 (43.84%) BDD
4 83 (40.89%) TDD
5 60 (29.56%) Automated Testing
6 51 (25.12%) Test Scripting
7 41 (20.20%) Scrum
8 37 (18.23%) Automation Testing
9 29 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 24 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (11.82%) User Stories
11 23 (11.33%) Functional Testing
12 21 (10.34%) Software Engineering
13 19 (9.36%) Software Testing
14 18 (8.87%) Configuration Management
14 18 (8.87%) Performance Testing
14 18 (8.87%) System Integration Testing
15 17 (8.37%) SDLC
16 14 (6.90%) Kanban
16 14 (6.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.95%) Java
2 47 (23.15%) C#
3 44 (21.67%) Ruby
4 34 (16.75%) SQL
5 29 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 27 (13.30%) Python
7 17 (8.37%) Scala
8 8 (3.94%) Groovy
9 7 (3.45%) PHP
10 5 (2.46%) VBA
11 4 (1.97%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.99%) C
12 2 (0.99%) C++
12 2 (0.99%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (17.24%) ISEB
2 25 (12.32%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.42%) Degree
3 11 (5.42%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.94%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (24.14%) QA
2 20 (9.85%) SDET
3 4 (1.97%) WCAG
4 1 (0.49%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (7.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.93%) Rally
3 9 (4.43%) HP
4 6 (2.96%) Atlassian
5 5 (2.46%) Oracle
6 4 (1.97%) SAP
7 2 (0.99%) Telerik
8 1 (0.49%) Blue Prism
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