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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Test Engineer
UK
Rank 513 516 534
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 84 106 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 75 49
Median daily rate £418 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £29.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+58.17% -22.66%

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +9 76 £415 +3.75% 30
London +12 30 £420 -4.00% 8
South East -4 12 £423 -6.11% 5
East of England +5 8 £463 +37.03% 6
Yorkshire +7 7 £415 +22.05% 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £463 - 1
Scotland +23 6 £423 +56.48% 1
Leeds +13 6 £395 +16.17% 2
South West +12 6 £320 +23.07% 4
West Yorkshire +10 6 £395 +16.17% 2
City of London +1 5 £425 +54.54% 1
North East -17 5 £350 - 2
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £350 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £350 - 2
Surrey +17 4 £423 -0.58%
Bristol 0 4 £300 +15.38% 2
West Midlands -5 4 £328 -0.75%
Luton - 4 £475 -
Edinburgh +10 3 £423 +65.68% 1
Oxfordshire -20 3 £400 -20.00%
Birmingham - 3 £305 -
Bedford - 3 £450 - 1
Woking - 3 £425 -
Livingston - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 - -
North West +16 2 £331 +1.92% 2
Manchester +11 2 £331 -0.37% 2
Gloucestershire +7 2 £355 - 2
West Sussex +3 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 £475 -

Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 139 (74.73%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (68.28%) Selenium
3 115 (61.83%) Test Automation
4 100 (53.76%) Cucumber
5 99 (53.23%) Java
6 85 (45.70%) QA
7 83 (44.62%) BDD
8 69 (37.10%) WebDriver
9 68 (36.56%) TDD
9 68 (36.56%) Jenkins
10 63 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (25.81%) C#
12 43 (23.12%) Automated Testing
13 41 (22.04%) Automation Testing
14 37 (19.89%) SQL
15 34 (18.28%) SDET
16 33 (17.74%) Ruby
16 33 (17.74%) JUnit
16 33 (17.74%) Finance
17 32 (17.20%) Python
17 32 (17.20%) Test Scripting
17 32 (17.20%) SpecFlow
18 31 (16.67%) Git (software)
18 31 (16.67%) Scrum
19 28 (15.05%) JIRA
19 28 (15.05%) API Testing
20 26 (13.98%) Gherkin
21 25 (13.44%) Performance Testing
21 25 (13.44%) SOAP
22 24 (12.90%) Test Strategy

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 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.15%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.61%) Confluence
3 3 (1.61%) JBoss
3 3 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.08%) Apache
4 2 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.08%) nginx
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (1.61%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (1.61%) Temenos T24
1 3 (1.61%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.91%) PaaS
2 9 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.69%) SaaS
4 4 (2.15%) GitHub
5 3 (1.61%) IaaS
6 2 (1.08%) CloudBees
6 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.08%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.38%) Internet
2 3 (1.61%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.61%) SSH
3 2 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.54%) Broadband
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
4 1 (0.54%) Telnet
4 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.54%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.76%) MongoDB
1 7 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) Big Data
2 4 (2.15%) MySQL
3 3 (1.61%) DB2
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.54%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 127 (68.28%) Selenium
2 100 (53.76%) Cucumber
3 69 (37.10%) WebDriver
4 68 (36.56%) Jenkins
5 33 (17.74%) JUnit
6 32 (17.20%) SpecFlow
7 31 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 28 (15.05%) JIRA
9 22 (11.83%) Maven
10 21 (11.29%) TeamCity
11 18 (9.68%) JBehave
11 18 (9.68%) NUnit
12 17 (9.14%) JMeter
12 17 (9.14%) SoapUI
13 15 (8.06%) Appium
13 15 (8.06%) HP UFT
13 15 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (6.99%) Hudson
14 13 (6.99%) TestNG
15 11 (5.91%) Calabash
General
1 33 (17.74%) Finance
2 19 (10.22%) Banking
3 12 (6.45%) Retail
4 10 (5.38%) Games
4 10 (5.38%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.23%) Marketing
6 4 (2.15%) Advertising
6 4 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.08%) Front Office
7 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
8 1 (0.54%) Back Office
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.98%) Gherkin
2 25 (13.44%) SOAP
3 18 (9.68%) XML
4 17 (9.14%) Web Services
5 15 (8.06%) HTML
5 15 (8.06%) REST
5 15 (8.06%) RESTful
6 13 (6.99%) Node.js
7 11 (5.91%) .NET
8 10 (5.38%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.30%) CSS
9 8 (4.30%) Spring
10 6 (3.23%) JSON
11 5 (2.69%) J2EE
12 3 (1.61%) Apache CXF
13 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
13 2 (1.08%) Hibernate
13 2 (1.08%) React
14 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
14 1 (0.54%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (5.91%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.69%) User Experience
3 3 (1.61%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.61%) Data Integration
3 3 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.54%) BBC
5 1 (0.54%) CESG
5 1 (0.54%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.54%) IVR
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.54%) Social Media
5 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.99%) Linux
2 7 (3.76%) Android
2 7 (3.76%) Apple iOS
2 7 (3.76%) Unix
3 6 (3.23%) Windows
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (74.73%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (61.83%) Test Automation
3 83 (44.62%) BDD
4 68 (36.56%) TDD
5 63 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (23.12%) Automated Testing
7 41 (22.04%) Automation Testing
8 32 (17.20%) Test Scripting
9 31 (16.67%) Scrum
10 28 (15.05%) API Testing
11 25 (13.44%) Performance Testing
12 24 (12.90%) Test Strategy
13 23 (12.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 21 (11.29%) E-Commerce
15 18 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
15 18 (9.68%) Regression Testing
16 17 (9.14%) Functional Testing
16 17 (9.14%) Kanban
16 17 (9.14%) Open Source
17 15 (8.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (53.23%) Java
2 48 (25.81%) C#
3 37 (19.89%) SQL
4 33 (17.74%) Ruby
5 32 (17.20%) Python
6 22 (11.83%) JavaScript
7 20 (10.75%) Scala
8 11 (5.91%) PHP
9 8 (4.30%) Perl
9 8 (4.30%) T-SQL
10 7 (3.76%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.69%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.54%) C
13 1 (0.54%) C++
13 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (10.22%) ISEB
2 16 (8.60%) ISTQB
2 16 (8.60%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.69%) Degree
4 5 (2.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.08%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.08%) PhD
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CISSP
7 1 (0.54%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (45.70%) QA
2 34 (18.28%) SDET
3 4 (2.15%) WCAG
4 3 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) Puppet
2 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.69%) Ansible
3 5 (2.69%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.54%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.99%) HP
2 13 (6.99%) Oracle
3 7 (3.76%) IBM
4 5 (2.69%) Perforce
4 5 (2.69%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.61%) Calypso
5 3 (1.61%) Guidewire
5 3 (1.61%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.61%) Temenos
6 2 (1.08%) Adobe
6 2 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.08%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.08%) Sybase
7 1 (0.54%) ATG
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.54%) Avaya
7 1 (0.54%) hybris
7 1 (0.54%) SAP
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