The median contractor rate for a QA Automation Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 602 607
Rank change year-on-year +41 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 21 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.049% 0.061% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.064% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 17
Median daily rate £438 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £400
% change year-on-year -10.71% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +8 12 £481 +20.31% 7
South East +32 6 £313 -10.71% 7
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
South West +5 1 £400 -
QA Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 67 (100.00%) QA
2 60 (89.55%) Test Automation
3 51 (76.12%) Selenium
4 42 (62.69%) QA Automation
4 42 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (53.73%) Java
6 32 (47.76%) Cucumber
7 22 (32.84%) BDD
7 22 (32.84%) WebDriver
7 22 (32.84%) JIRA
8 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
9 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
10 15 (22.39%) Finance
11 14 (20.90%) Scrum
11 14 (20.90%) SQL
12 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
12 13 (19.40%) C#
12 13 (19.40%) Regression Testing
12 13 (19.40%) TDD
13 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (16.42%) .NET
14 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
15 10 (14.93%) Mobile App
15 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
16 9 (13.43%) Exploratory Testing
16 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
16 9 (13.43%) JUnit
16 9 (13.43%) Ruby
17 8 (11.94%) Banking
17 8 (11.94%) XML

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 (2.99%) Confluence
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) Basecamp
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 3 (4.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Big Data
1 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.49%) DB2
1 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (76.12%) Selenium
2 32 (47.76%) Cucumber
3 22 (32.84%) JIRA
3 22 (32.84%) WebDriver
4 17 (25.37%) Git (software)
5 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
6 9 (13.43%) JUnit
7 6 (8.96%) JMeter
7 6 (8.96%) SpecFlow
8 5 (7.46%) JBehave
8 5 (7.46%) Protractor
9 4 (5.97%) Bugzilla
9 4 (5.97%) Subversion
9 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.97%) TestNG
9 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
10 3 (4.48%) Jasmine
10 3 (4.48%) Mocha
10 3 (4.48%) NUnit
10 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (22.39%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 8 (11.94%) XML
3 7 (10.45%) Web Services
4 6 (8.96%) Node.js
4 6 (8.96%) REST
5 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.46%) CSS
5 5 (7.46%) HTML
5 5 (7.46%) SOAP
6 4 (5.97%) JSON
6 4 (5.97%) RESTful
7 3 (4.48%) Ajax
7 3 (4.48%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.48%) Behat
8 2 (2.99%) Gherkin
8 2 (2.99%) JDBC
9 1 (1.49%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.49%) pytest
9 1 (1.49%) React
9 1 (1.49%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.94%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.49%) Android
2 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (89.55%) Test Automation
2 42 (62.69%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (62.69%) QA Automation
3 22 (32.84%) BDD
4 14 (20.90%) Scrum
5 13 (19.40%) Regression Testing
5 13 (19.40%) TDD
6 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
8 10 (14.93%) Functional Testing
9 9 (13.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (13.43%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (11.94%) Kanban
10 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.94%) OOP
10 8 (11.94%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.45%) Build Automation
11 7 (10.45%) SDET
11 7 (10.45%) Test Strategy
12 6 (8.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (53.73%) Java
2 21 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.90%) SQL
4 13 (19.40%) C#
5 9 (13.43%) Ruby
6 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) PHP
8 1 (1.49%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.49%) Perl
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
1 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
2 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) MiFID
2 1 (1.49%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HockeyApp
1 1 (1.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (4.48%) Charles River
2 1 (1.49%) Apiary
2 1 (1.49%) Apple
2 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
2 1 (1.49%) Splunk
2 1 (1.49%) Sybase
2 1 (1.49%) Xamarin
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