The table below looks at the statistics for the Automated Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automated Test Analyst
Rank 587 560 557
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Automated Test Analyst 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.021% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 -
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Automated Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Automated Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automated Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Test Analyst within the UK.

Automated Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Test Analyst within the UK.

Automated Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automated Test Analyst
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -31 5 £300 -7.69%
East of England -11 2 - -
London +13 1 - -
City of London +6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Automated Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated 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 Automated Test Analyst in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) QA
3 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
6 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) Retail
7 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (8.33%) TDD
7 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (8.33%) Publishing
7 1 (8.33%) JMeter
7 1 (8.33%) Electronics
7 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner

Automated Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Automated 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 Automated Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Sahi
4 1 (8.33%) RSpec
4 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft