The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Automation Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 522 520 520
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 122 124 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 83 58
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £285 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £304
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

Automation Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Automation Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Automation Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 114 £350 - 40
London 0 47 £400 - 13
South East -17 27 £350 -1.40% 7
Yorkshire +8 18 £320 -8.57% 5
West Yorkshire +8 17 £320 -11.72% 3
Leeds -5 12 £320 -14.66% 3
South West +7 8 £383 +16.79% 3
City of London +44 6 £500 +20.48% 2
East of England +24 5 £375 +25.00% 2
East Sussex +14 5 £350 +3.70% 3
Kent +8 5 £180 -50.00%
North West -7 5 £325 +14.03% 4
Oxfordshire - 5 £450 -
Chatham - 5 £180 -
Wales +21 4 £350 - 1
Cardiff +17 4 £350 - 1
South Wales +15 4 £350 - 1
Manchester -8 4 £319 +11.84% 4
Wiltshire - 4 £314 -
Berkshire -12 3 £355 -2.06% 1
West Midlands -20 3 £344 +19.56% 4
Swindon - 3 £314 -
Kidlington - 3 £450 -
Bristol -1 2 £438 +34.61%
Surrey -3 2 £400 -0.62% 2
West Sussex -4 2 £270 -1.81%
Reading -6 2 £355 -1.38%
Hampshire -7 2 £319 -2.22% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £395 - 2
Cambridge - 2 £375 - 1

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Automation Test Analyst 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 Automation Test Analyst in the job title.

1 171 (62.87%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (56.62%) Selenium
3 92 (33.82%) Java
4 89 (32.72%) SQL
4 89 (32.72%) Cucumber
5 86 (31.62%) BDD
6 83 (30.51%) QA
7 81 (29.78%) WebDriver
8 80 (29.41%) Finance
9 76 (27.94%) Test Scripting
10 73 (26.84%) C#
11 71 (26.10%) Scrum
12 70 (25.74%) Test Automation
13 69 (25.37%) Automation Testing
14 67 (24.63%) JIRA
15 52 (19.12%) ISEB
16 50 (18.38%) HP UFT
17 47 (17.28%) ISTQB
18 46 (16.91%) Banking
19 44 (16.18%) TDD
20 41 (15.07%) Automated Testing
21 40 (14.71%) Jenkins
21 40 (14.71%) SpecFlow
21 40 (14.71%) Gherkin
22 38 (13.97%) SoapUI
23 34 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
23 34 (12.50%) HP
24 32 (11.76%) XML
25 30 (11.03%) .NET
25 30 (11.03%) Functional Testing

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 19 (6.99%) Confluence
2 7 (2.57%) IIS
3 5 (1.84%) JBoss
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.37%) CMS
4 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.37%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.37%) GitHub
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.84%) Internet
2 3 (1.10%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) H.323
3 1 (0.37%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.37%) Telepresence
3 1 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.10%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 154 (56.62%) Selenium
2 89 (32.72%) Cucumber
3 81 (29.78%) WebDriver
4 67 (24.63%) JIRA
5 50 (18.38%) HP UFT
6 40 (14.71%) Jenkins
6 40 (14.71%) SpecFlow
7 38 (13.97%) SoapUI
8 26 (9.56%) JUnit
9 24 (8.82%) JMeter
10 21 (7.72%) Maven
11 16 (5.88%) Git (software)
12 15 (5.51%) Protractor
13 13 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (3.31%) Appium
14 9 (3.31%) Capybara
15 8 (2.94%) Gradle
15 8 (2.94%) Hudson
16 7 (2.57%) LoadRunner
16 7 (2.57%) WinRunner
General
1 80 (29.41%) Finance
2 46 (16.91%) Banking
3 12 (4.41%) Retail
4 7 (2.57%) Games
5 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.84%) Back Office
6 5 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.84%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.10%) Publishing
8 2 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 32 (11.76%) XML
3 30 (11.03%) .NET
4 29 (10.66%) Web Services
5 20 (7.35%) SOAP
6 17 (6.25%) REST
7 16 (5.88%) HTML
8 15 (5.51%) ASP.NET
9 14 (5.15%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (4.04%) Spring
11 8 (2.94%) RESTful
12 7 (2.57%) Ajax
12 7 (2.57%) Hibernate
12 7 (2.57%) Java EE
12 7 (2.57%) JMS
12 7 (2.57%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (2.21%) Ruby on Rails
14 4 (1.47%) JSON
15 3 (1.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (4.04%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.21%) Derivative
5 5 (1.84%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.47%) AS400
6 4 (1.47%) Equities
7 2 (0.74%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.74%) iPad
7 2 (0.74%) IVR
7 2 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) EPoS
8 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.37%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.37%) User Experience
8 1 (0.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.51%) Unix
2 13 (4.78%) Linux
3 5 (1.84%) Windows
4 3 (1.10%) Android
4 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (62.87%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (31.62%) BDD
3 76 (27.94%) Test Scripting
4 71 (26.10%) Scrum
5 70 (25.74%) Test Automation
6 69 (25.37%) Automation Testing
7 44 (16.18%) TDD
8 41 (15.07%) Automated Testing
9 34 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (11.03%) Functional Testing
11 29 (10.66%) Performance Testing
11 29 (10.66%) Regression Testing
12 28 (10.29%) Software Testing
13 23 (8.46%) Manual Testing
14 19 (6.99%) Waterfall
15 17 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (6.25%) User Stories
16 16 (5.88%) Integration Testing
16 16 (5.88%) Kanban
16 16 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 92 (33.82%) Java
2 89 (32.72%) SQL
3 73 (26.84%) C#
4 28 (10.29%) JavaScript
4 28 (10.29%) Ruby
5 11 (4.04%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.68%) Python
6 10 (3.68%) VB
7 9 (3.31%) Groovy
8 7 (2.57%) VBScript
9 5 (1.84%) VBA
10 3 (1.10%) C
10 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
11 2 (0.74%) PHP
11 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.74%) Scala
11 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 52 (19.12%) ISEB
2 47 (17.28%) ISTQB
3 24 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (6.25%) Degree
5 10 (3.68%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.94%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (30.51%) QA
2 11 (4.04%) SDET
3 1 (0.37%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.74%) Linux-HA
3 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 34 (12.50%) HP
2 21 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.15%) Oracle
4 11 (4.04%) Rally
5 9 (3.31%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.84%) Talend
7 4 (1.47%) Sybase
8 3 (1.10%) Green Hat
8 3 (1.10%) IBM
9 2 (0.74%) SAP
10 1 (0.37%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.37%) CA
10 1 (0.37%) FXall
10 1 (0.37%) Informatica
10 1 (0.37%) Siebel
10 1 (0.37%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.37%) VMware
10 1 (0.37%) WorldPay
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