Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 585 604
Rank change year-on-year -30 +19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.011% 0.015% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.015% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £373 £300 £358
90th Percentile £475 £483 £463
England median daily rate £473 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +12.00% -1.64%
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 44,163 39,223 42,426
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.92% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,161 27,941 30,091
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 550 652
London median hourly rate £20.91 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +13.16% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%

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
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 24 February 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 - 3 £450 - 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 24 February 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) JUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber

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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Selenium
1 5 (100.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (60.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Ant
3 2 (40.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) Gatling
3 2 (40.00%) GitLab
3 2 (40.00%) Gradle
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) JMeter
3 2 (40.00%) JUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) Protractor
3 2 (40.00%) Robot Framework
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) BDD
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) API Testing
3 2 (40.00%) ATDD
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Microservices
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker