The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 530 529 538
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 48 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.092% 0.083% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.089% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Automation Test Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Test Analyst in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Test Analyst across the England region.

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Automation Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automation Test Analyst across the England region.

Automation Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 27 £400 +4.57% 2
South East +13 14 £300 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 3
East Midlands -1 1 £350 +27.27% 1
North West -6 1 - -
East of England - 1 £363 -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automation Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Test Analyst in their job title.

1 50 (58.14%) Selenium
2 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (37.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 32 (37.21%) Java
4 27 (31.40%) Automation Testing
5 23 (26.74%) Cucumber
5 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
6 22 (25.58%) WebDriver
7 20 (23.26%) Test Scripting
7 20 (23.26%) SQL
8 18 (20.93%) C#
9 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
9 16 (18.60%) QA
10 15 (17.44%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (16.28%) HP
11 14 (16.28%) Scrum
12 13 (15.12%) JIRA
12 13 (15.12%) BDD
12 13 (15.12%) User Stories
13 12 (13.95%) TDD
13 12 (13.95%) Finance
13 12 (13.95%) ISEB
14 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.79%) FitNesse
15 10 (11.63%) CRM
15 10 (11.63%) E-Commerce
16 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
16 9 (10.47%) VB
16 9 (10.47%) .NET
16 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Automation Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.33%) Confluence
2 1 (1.16%) Drupal
2 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) DAB
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 50 (58.14%) Selenium
2 32 (37.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (26.74%) Cucumber
4 22 (25.58%) WebDriver
5 13 (15.12%) JIRA
6 11 (12.79%) FitNesse
7 8 (9.30%) JUnit
8 7 (8.14%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.98%) JMeter
10 5 (5.81%) Maven
10 5 (5.81%) SoapUI
11 4 (4.65%) Behat
11 4 (4.65%) Zephyr
12 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
12 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (2.33%) SpecFlow
13 2 (2.33%) Calabash
13 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
13 2 (2.33%) RSpec
13 2 (2.33%) Ant
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) .NET
2 7 (8.14%) HTML
3 6 (6.98%) JSP
3 6 (6.98%) Web Services
4 5 (5.81%) SOAP
4 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.49%) XML
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.16%) Servlets
7 1 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) JAX-WS
7 1 (1.16%) Spring
7 1 (1.16%) GWT
7 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.16%) JSON
7 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Open Source
3 2 (2.33%) iPad
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.33%) iPhone
3 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.16%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.49%) UNIX
1 3 (3.49%) Android
1 3 (3.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) Automation Testing
3 23 (26.74%) Test Automation
4 20 (23.26%) Test Scripting
5 14 (16.28%) Scrum
6 13 (15.12%) BDD
6 13 (15.12%) User Stories
7 12 (13.95%) TDD
8 10 (11.63%) CRM
8 10 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Functional Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Software Testing
10 8 (9.30%) Manual Testing
11 7 (8.14%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.98%) Project Management
13 5 (5.81%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (5.81%) Mentoring
14 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) Java
2 20 (23.26%) SQL
3 18 (20.93%) C#
4 9 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) VB
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
5 5 (5.81%) PHP
5 5 (5.81%) Ruby
6 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.33%) Python
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 12 (13.95%) ISEB
3 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (16.28%) HP
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.30%) Oracle
4 4 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.33%) Siebel
6 1 (1.16%) Adobe
6 1 (1.16%) Murex
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) Green Hat
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