Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Automation Engineer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Senior Automation Test Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 874 882
Rank change year-on-year +15 +8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Automation Engineer 20 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.013% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.014% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 2
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £367 £283 £351
90th Percentile £488 £480 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Automation Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Automation Engineer in the UK

Senior Test Automation Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +35 20 £470 +4.44% 18
UK excluding London +41 15 £475 +11.76% 13
London -14 5 £450 - 6
Midlands - 5 £470 - 3
South East - 5 £475 - 2
West Midlands - 3 £470 - 2
North of England +58 2 £456 +1.39% 5
South West +12 2 £365 -8.75%
North East - 2 £456 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
East of England -20 1 £500 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Senior Test 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 featuring Senior Test Automation Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (80.00%) Selenium
4 14 (70.00%) Java
5 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
5 12 (60.00%) BDD
6 11 (55.00%) C#
7 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (50.00%) Scrum
8 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (30.00%) SDLC
9 6 (30.00%) SDET
9 6 (30.00%) TDD
9 6 (30.00%) QA
9 6 (30.00%) Python
10 5 (25.00%) SQL
10 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
10 5 (25.00%) Test Management
10 5 (25.00%) JIRA
10 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
10 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
10 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
11 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
11 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 4 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
11 4 (20.00%) PyCharm
11 4 (20.00%) API Testing
11 4 (20.00%) DevOps
11 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing

Senior Test Automation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (15.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Selenium
2 12 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (20.00%) PyCharm
4 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.00%) JUnit
5 3 (15.00%) Maven
5 3 (15.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (10.00%) Ant
6 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (10.00%) Gradle
6 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (10.00%) NUnit
6 2 (10.00%) Subversion
6 2 (10.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Ajax
1 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Android
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) BDD
4 10 (50.00%) Scrum
5 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (30.00%) SDET
6 6 (30.00%) SDLC
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 5 (25.00%) Test Management
7 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (20.00%) API Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
8 4 (20.00%) DevOps
8 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (20.00%) OO
8 4 (20.00%) OOP
8 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) Python
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ISEB
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft