Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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.

Senior Automation Test Engineer
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 600 613 628
Rank change year-on-year +13 +15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 29 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.063% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.007% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 5
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £416 £463 £257
90th Percentile £585 £488 £520
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +24.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,329 42,794 42,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,317 30,865 30,288
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 515 551
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.00% +1.21%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in London

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in London

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Automation Engineer in London

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -7 4 £513 +7.89% 1
South London - 1 £375 -
West London - 1 - - 2
Senior Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Senior Test Automation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (58.62%) Selenium
4 15 (51.72%) BDD
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
6 11 (37.93%) Java
7 10 (34.48%) QA
8 8 (27.59%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
9 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
10 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
10 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
11 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
11 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
11 5 (17.24%) Big Data
11 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
11 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
11 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
11 5 (17.24%) SQL
11 5 (17.24%) .NET
11 5 (17.24%) Finance
11 5 (17.24%) Scrum
12 4 (13.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 4 (13.79%) NUnit
12 4 (13.79%) Analytics
12 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 3 (10.34%) TeamCity

Senior Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (10.34%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Big Data
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
3 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (13.79%) NUnit
5 3 (10.34%) JIRA
5 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
5 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.90%) GitLab
6 2 (6.90%) Maven
6 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.45%) MSTest
7 1 (3.45%) Xcode
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) Node.js
2 3 (10.34%) React
2 3 (10.34%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.90%) Java SE
3 2 (6.90%) RESTful
3 2 (6.90%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (10.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (51.72%) BDD
4 12 (41.38%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.79%) Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.34%) Market Research
9 3 (10.34%) SDET
10 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
10 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Apple Swift
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Kibana
2 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) F5
1 2 (6.90%) New Relic
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.45%) Talend