Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Automation Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 July 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.

Automation QA Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 204 212
Rank change year-on-year +11 +8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Automation Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.038% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.019% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
South West median daily rate £288 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.13% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £400 £375
90th Percentile £294 £400 £425
England median daily rate £425 £425 £381
% change year-on-year - +11.48% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £22.84

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,043 5,252 5,802
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.53% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,026 3,297 3,734
South West median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 284 331
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.99% +10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.80 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

QA Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Automation Engineer in the South West

QA Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

QA Automation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £288 - 1
QA Automation Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, QA 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 South West region featuring QA Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter

QA Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) The Grinder
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) QA Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA