The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 138 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.062% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2962 2582 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.31% 91.79% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1253 1448
Average daily rate £360 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 204 186
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Automation Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Automation Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -2 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Automation Test Analyst
England

Automation Test Analyst
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) HP