The median contractor rate for a QA Automation Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Automation QA Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 607 574
Rank change year-on-year +77 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 47 19 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.038% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.040% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 25
Median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £363 £381
% change year-on-year -17.24% -4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in England

QA Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Automation Engineer in England

QA Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Automation Engineer in England

QA Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
London +40 23 £450 +12.50% 11
South East +26 11 £325 -13.33% 5
North West - 9 £260 - 1
East of England - 2 £350 - 7
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
QA Automation Engineer
UK

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, QA 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 across the England region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 91 (100.00%) QA
2 77 (84.62%) Selenium
3 58 (63.74%) QA Automation
4 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (50.55%) Java
6 37 (40.66%) Cucumber
7 31 (34.07%) Test Automation
8 30 (32.97%) WebDriver
9 28 (30.77%) JIRA
10 27 (29.67%) SQL
10 27 (29.67%) BDD
11 26 (28.57%) Automated Testing
12 24 (26.37%) Finance
13 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
14 20 (21.98%) Regression Testing
14 20 (21.98%) XML
15 19 (20.88%) Automation Testing
16 18 (19.78%) TDD
17 15 (16.48%) Jenkins
17 15 (16.48%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (15.38%) Ruby
18 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
18 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
18 14 (15.38%) C#
19 13 (14.29%) .NET
19 13 (14.29%) PL/SQL
19 13 (14.29%) SDLC
20 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
21 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (2.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) JBoss
2 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Basecamp
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.20%) GitHub
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Internet
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) Big Data
1 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.10%) DB2
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 77 (84.62%) Selenium
2 37 (40.66%) Cucumber
3 30 (32.97%) WebDriver
4 28 (30.77%) JIRA
5 15 (16.48%) Jenkins
6 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.89%) DbUnit
7 9 (9.89%) Robot Framework
8 8 (8.79%) JUnit
9 6 (6.59%) SpecFlow
10 5 (5.49%) JBehave
10 5 (5.49%) TestNG
11 4 (4.40%) Appium
11 4 (4.40%) Bugzilla
11 4 (4.40%) Calabash
11 4 (4.40%) Subversion
11 4 (4.40%) TeamCity
11 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.30%) HP UFT
12 3 (3.30%) WATIR
General
1 24 (26.37%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Games
4 2 (2.20%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) XML
2 13 (14.29%) .NET
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
4 6 (6.59%) JSON
5 5 (5.49%) Gherkin
5 5 (5.49%) HTML
6 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.40%) SOAP
7 3 (3.30%) Ajax
7 3 (3.30%) CSS
7 3 (3.30%) REST
8 2 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.20%) Behat
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
8 2 (2.20%) RESTful
9 1 (1.10%) Chai
9 1 (1.10%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.10%) Node.js
9 1 (1.10%) pytest
9 1 (1.10%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.10%) BBC
3 1 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.10%) Derivative
3 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.10%) iPad
3 1 (1.10%) Replication
3 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.10%) STB
3 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Android
1 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.10%) Unix
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (63.74%) QA Automation
2 55 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (34.07%) Test Automation
4 27 (29.67%) BDD
5 26 (28.57%) Automated Testing
6 21 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 20 (21.98%) Regression Testing
8 19 (20.88%) Automation Testing
9 18 (19.78%) TDD
10 15 (16.48%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (15.38%) Manual Testing
12 13 (14.29%) SDLC
13 11 (12.09%) Functional Testing
14 10 (10.99%) Defect Management
14 10 (10.99%) Scrum
14 10 (10.99%) Web Testing
15 9 (9.89%) Release Management
15 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
16 8 (8.79%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) Java
2 27 (29.67%) SQL
3 14 (15.38%) C#
3 14 (15.38%) Ruby
4 13 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 12 (13.19%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.49%) Python
7 4 (4.40%) PHP
8 3 (3.30%) Scala
9 1 (1.10%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.10%) C++
9 1 (1.10%) Perl
9 1 (1.10%) VB
9 1 (1.10%) VBScript
9 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.20%) Degree
2 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.10%) ISEB
2 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (7.69%) SDET
3 2 (2.20%) WCAG
4 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (3.30%) Charles River
2 2 (2.20%) HP
3 1 (1.10%) Apiary
3 1 (1.10%) Apple
3 1 (1.10%) Google
3 1 (1.10%) IBM
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) Sybase
3 1 (1.10%) Xamarin
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