Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Automation Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 374 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 - +380
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 11 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.042% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.045% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
South East median daily rate £363 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured QA Automation Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in the South East

QA Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Automation Engineer in the South East

QA Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Automation Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Automation Engineer in the South East

QA Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +2 5 £313 +7.76% 3
Buckinghamshire -21 4 £300 +3.45% 1
Kent - 3 - -
West Sussex -7 2 £450 +20.00%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £438 +1.74% 1
Hampshire - 1 £400 - 1
QA Automation Engineer
England

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 South East region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
4 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) QA Automation
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) JIRA
6 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Kanban
6 4 (36.36%) BDD
6 4 (36.36%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) API Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
7 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
7 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Confluence
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
8 2 (18.18%) RESTful
8 2 (18.18%) Scala
8 2 (18.18%) .NET

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (27.27%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 1 (9.09%) HBase
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Cucumber
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (9.09%) Appium
6 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
6 1 (9.09%) Calabash
6 1 (9.09%) Gatling
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) JUnit
6 1 (9.09%) Maven
6 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) RESTful
2 2 (18.18%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) Kafka
3 1 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) QA Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Kanban
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Scala
4 1 (9.09%) Groovy
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) HDFS
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (9.09%) Talend