The median contractor rate for a Test Automation Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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 Test Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 534 569
Rank change year-on-year +13 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Automation Engineer 80 89 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 42
Median daily rate £400 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +18.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £340 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £381
% change year-on-year -2.66% -1.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
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 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Automation Engineer in England

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in England

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Automation Engineer in England

Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Automation Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Automation Engineer in England

Test 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 Test Automation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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 43 £425 - 20
South East +6 14 £350 -6.66% 11
South West +4 8 £400 -5.88% 6
North East - 6 £360 - 1
East of England -1 4 £363 - 8
Yorkshire +23 2 £425 +21.42% 4
East Midlands -5 2 £350 +2.94% 1
North West - 1 - - 10
Test Automation Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the England region featuring Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 142 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 93 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (59.86%) Selenium
4 73 (51.41%) Java
5 70 (49.30%) Cucumber
6 65 (45.77%) BDD
7 52 (36.62%) WebDriver
8 40 (28.17%) QA
9 36 (25.35%) Jenkins
10 34 (23.94%) TDD
10 34 (23.94%) C#
11 33 (23.24%) Scrum
12 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (17.61%) JIRA
13 25 (17.61%) Ruby
14 24 (16.90%) SQL
14 24 (16.90%) JavaScript
14 24 (16.90%) Test Scripting
14 24 (16.90%) API Testing
15 21 (14.79%) Python
16 20 (14.08%) Banking
16 20 (14.08%) Finance
17 19 (13.38%) Git (software)
18 17 (11.97%) Functional Testing
18 17 (11.97%) E-Commerce
18 17 (11.97%) SDET
18 17 (11.97%) Greenfield Project
19 15 (10.56%) Test Strategy
19 15 (10.56%) Software Testing
20 14 (9.86%) JUnit

Test 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 5 (3.52%) Confluence
2 2 (1.41%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.75%) Sauce Labs
2 7 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.52%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.15%) Internet
2 2 (1.41%) Wireless
3 1 (0.70%) 4G
3 1 (0.70%) Broadband
3 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.70%) LTE
3 1 (0.70%) NAS
3 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
4 1 (0.70%) KDB
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (59.86%) Selenium
2 70 (49.30%) Cucumber
3 52 (36.62%) WebDriver
4 36 (25.35%) Jenkins
5 25 (17.61%) JIRA
6 19 (13.38%) Git (software)
7 14 (9.86%) JUnit
7 14 (9.86%) SpecFlow
8 12 (8.45%) TeamCity
9 11 (7.75%) RSpec
10 10 (7.04%) Calabash
11 9 (6.34%) JMeter
11 9 (6.34%) SoapUI
12 8 (5.63%) Appium
12 8 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (4.93%) Capybara
13 7 (4.93%) Selenium IDE
14 6 (4.23%) LoadRunner
15 5 (3.52%) HP UFT
16 4 (2.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (14.08%) Banking
1 20 (14.08%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Games
2 10 (7.04%) Retail
3 7 (4.93%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.11%) Front Office
4 3 (2.11%) Law
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.41%) Back Office
5 2 (1.41%) Marketing
5 2 (1.41%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.70%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.45%) Gherkin
2 11 (7.75%) .NET
2 11 (7.75%) Web Services
2 11 (7.75%) XML
3 10 (7.04%) JSON
4 8 (5.63%) Node.js
4 8 (5.63%) RESTful
5 6 (4.23%) REST
6 4 (2.82%) HTML
6 4 (2.82%) HTML5
7 3 (2.11%) Behat
7 3 (2.11%) SOAP
8 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.41%) JDBC
9 1 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.70%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.70%) RESTEasy
9 1 (0.70%) SAML
9 1 (0.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (7.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (7.04%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.41%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.41%) iPad
5 2 (1.41%) Online Games
5 2 (1.41%) User Experience
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Equities
6 1 (0.70%) IPTV
6 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.70%) STB
6 1 (0.70%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.34%) Android
1 9 (6.34%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.93%) Linux
3 3 (2.11%) Unix
4 2 (1.41%) Windows
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 93 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (45.77%) BDD
4 34 (23.94%) TDD
5 33 (23.24%) Scrum
6 28 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (16.90%) API Testing
7 24 (16.90%) Test Scripting
8 17 (11.97%) E-Commerce
8 17 (11.97%) Functional Testing
8 17 (11.97%) SDET
9 15 (10.56%) Software Testing
9 15 (10.56%) Test Strategy
10 13 (9.15%) Regression Testing
11 12 (8.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (8.45%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (7.75%) DevOps
12 11 (7.75%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (7.04%) OO
14 9 (6.34%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 73 (51.41%) Java
2 34 (23.94%) C#
3 25 (17.61%) Ruby
4 24 (16.90%) JavaScript
4 24 (16.90%) SQL
5 21 (14.79%) Python
6 10 (7.04%) Scala
7 4 (2.82%) Perl
8 3 (2.11%) PHP
8 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.41%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.41%) C++
9 2 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.70%) Clojure
10 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.70%) F#
10 1 (0.70%) Korn
10 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) ISEB
1 9 (6.34%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.11%) Degree
6 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (28.17%) QA
2 4 (2.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (4.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Firmware
2 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.23%) Xamarin
3 5 (3.52%) HP
4 2 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.41%) Sybase
5 1 (0.70%) Apiary
5 1 (0.70%) Apigee
5 1 (0.70%) IBM
5 1 (0.70%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.70%) VMware
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