Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 587 622 592
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 31 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.070% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.011% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 4
London median daily rate £500 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +20.00%
10th Percentile £359 £373 £280
90th Percentile £588 £475 £459
England median daily rate £488 £475 £420
% change year-on-year +2.63% +13.10% +15.86%
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 42,027 43,668 39,354
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.87% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,183 31,765 28,084
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 570 553
London median hourly rate £20.70 £19.83 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% -3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -8 4 £513 +13.89% 3
South London - 3 £350 -
West London - 1 - - 1
Senior Test Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 31 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (70.97%) Selenium
4 18 (58.06%) BDD
5 14 (45.16%) QA
5 14 (45.16%) Java
6 12 (38.71%) TDD
6 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
7 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
7 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
8 8 (25.81%) JIRA
8 8 (25.81%) SQL
9 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
9 7 (22.58%) API Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (19.35%) Gherkin
10 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
10 6 (19.35%) Confluence
10 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
11 5 (16.13%) .NET
11 5 (16.13%) MySQL
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 5 (16.13%) Scrum
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
11 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
11 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (19.35%) Confluence
2 2 (6.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Serverless
3 1 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.23%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (3.23%) BrowserStack
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) BIG-IP
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (70.97%) Selenium
2 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
3 10 (32.26%) Cucumber
4 8 (25.81%) JIRA
4 8 (25.81%) WebDriver
5 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
6 5 (16.13%) SpecFlow
7 4 (12.90%) GitLab
7 4 (12.90%) Maven
8 3 (9.68%) Appium
8 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
9 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
9 2 (6.45%) JUnit
9 2 (6.45%) NUnit
9 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (3.23%) JBehave
10 1 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (3.23%) MSTest
10 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Gherkin
2 5 (16.13%) .NET
3 4 (12.90%) Node.js
3 4 (12.90%) React
3 4 (12.90%) REST
4 3 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (6.45%) Java SE
5 2 (6.45%) RESTful
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (9.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 26 (83.87%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) BDD
4 12 (38.71%) TDD
5 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (22.58%) API Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.90%) DevOps
8 4 (12.90%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
9 3 (9.68%) Analytics
9 3 (9.68%) Android Development
9 3 (9.68%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
9 3 (9.68%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (12.90%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.23%) Kibana
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) rkt
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) F5
2 1 (3.23%) Cypress Semiconductor
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) New Relic
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.23%) Talend