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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 535 522 523
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 126 127 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 85 58
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £285 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
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 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
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 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 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 29 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 +3 117 £375 +7.14% 38
London +10 52 £413 +3.12% 13
South East -10 25 £350 -1.40% 9
Yorkshire +5 18 £320 -11.72% 6
West Yorkshire +8 17 £320 -14.66% 5
Leeds +9 12 £320 -14.66% 4
South West -5 7 £383 +16.79% 2
City of London +50 6 £500 +32.45% 2
East of England +22 6 £375 +25.00% 1
West Midlands -20 5 £338 +17.39%
Oxfordshire - 5 £450 -
South Wales +18 4 £350 -9.67% 1
Wales +17 4 £350 -9.67% 1
Kent +15 4 £180 -50.00%
Cardiff +11 4 £350 -9.67% 1
Chatham - 4 £180 -
East Sussex +7 3 £350 +3.70% 2
North West +1 3 £319 +11.84% 5
Manchester 0 3 £319 +11.84% 4
Berkshire -6 3 £355 -2.06% 1
Hampshire -14 3 £319 -2.22% 1
Swindon - 3 £314 -
Kidlington - 3 £450 -
Cambridge - 3 £375 -
Wiltshire - 3 £314 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £375 -
Bristol +4 2 £438 +34.61%
Reading -2 2 £355 -1.38%
Glasgow -2 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 - -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 166 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (55.88%) Selenium
3 93 (34.19%) Java
4 91 (33.46%) SQL
5 90 (33.09%) BDD
6 89 (32.72%) Cucumber
7 86 (31.62%) QA
8 79 (29.04%) WebDriver
8 79 (29.04%) Finance
9 73 (26.84%) C#
9 73 (26.84%) Test Scripting
10 71 (26.10%) Automation Testing
11 70 (25.74%) Scrum
12 69 (25.37%) Test Automation
13 68 (25.00%) JIRA
14 54 (19.85%) ISEB
14 54 (19.85%) HP UFT
15 49 (18.01%) ISTQB
16 46 (16.91%) TDD
17 42 (15.44%) Banking
17 42 (15.44%) SpecFlow
18 40 (14.71%) Gherkin
18 40 (14.71%) SoapUI
19 39 (14.34%) Jenkins
19 39 (14.34%) Automated Testing
20 37 (13.60%) HP
21 35 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
22 34 (12.50%) Regression Testing
23 33 (12.13%) Functional Testing
24 31 (11.40%) XML

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 21 (7.72%) Confluence
2 8 (2.94%) IIS
3 4 (1.47%) 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 3 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) 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 9 (3.31%) 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
3 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 152 (55.88%) Selenium
2 89 (32.72%) Cucumber
3 79 (29.04%) WebDriver
4 68 (25.00%) JIRA
5 54 (19.85%) HP UFT
6 42 (15.44%) SpecFlow
7 40 (14.71%) SoapUI
8 39 (14.34%) Jenkins
9 28 (10.29%) JUnit
10 27 (9.93%) JMeter
11 22 (8.09%) Maven
12 15 (5.51%) Git (software)
13 14 (5.15%) Protractor
14 11 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (3.68%) Capybara
16 9 (3.31%) Gradle
16 9 (3.31%) Hudson
17 8 (2.94%) Ant
17 8 (2.94%) jMock
17 8 (2.94%) WinRunner
General
1 79 (29.04%) Finance
2 42 (15.44%) Banking
3 13 (4.78%) Retail
4 8 (2.94%) Games
5 7 (2.57%) 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%) Automotive
8 2 (0.74%) Front Office
8 2 (0.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.74%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.71%) Gherkin
2 31 (11.40%) XML
3 30 (11.03%) .NET
3 30 (11.03%) Web Services
4 21 (7.72%) SOAP
5 18 (6.62%) REST
6 16 (5.88%) HTML
7 14 (5.15%) ASP.NET
8 13 (4.78%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.41%) Spring
10 10 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.94%) Ajax
11 8 (2.94%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.94%) Java EE
11 8 (2.94%) JMS
11 8 (2.94%) RESTful
11 8 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (2.57%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (1.47%) JSON
14 3 (1.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.94%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.57%) Derivative
5 4 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.47%) Equities
5 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.10%) AS400
7 2 (0.74%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.74%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.74%) IVR
7 2 (0.74%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.37%) iPad
8 1 (0.37%) iPhone
8 1 (0.37%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.37%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.51%) Unix
2 13 (4.78%) Linux
3 7 (2.57%) Windows
4 2 (0.74%) Android
4 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (33.09%) BDD
3 73 (26.84%) Test Scripting
4 71 (26.10%) Automation Testing
5 70 (25.74%) Scrum
6 69 (25.37%) Test Automation
7 46 (16.91%) TDD
8 39 (14.34%) Automated Testing
9 35 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 33 (12.13%) Functional Testing
12 29 (10.66%) Performance Testing
13 26 (9.56%) Software Testing
14 22 (8.09%) Manual Testing
15 19 (6.99%) User Stories
15 19 (6.99%) Waterfall
16 18 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (6.25%) Integration Testing
18 16 (5.88%) Kanban
18 16 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (34.19%) Java
2 91 (33.46%) SQL
3 73 (26.84%) C#
4 28 (10.29%) Ruby
5 27 (9.93%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.04%) PL/SQL
6 11 (4.04%) Python
6 11 (4.04%) VB
7 10 (3.68%) Groovy
8 9 (3.31%) VBScript
9 5 (1.84%) VBA
10 3 (1.10%) C
10 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.74%) Perl
11 2 (0.74%) PHP
11 2 (0.74%) Scala
12 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (19.85%) ISEB
2 49 (18.01%) ISTQB
3 23 (8.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (6.62%) Degree
5 11 (4.04%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.31%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (31.62%) QA
2 12 (4.41%) 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 37 (13.60%) HP
2 21 (7.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.51%) Oracle
4 13 (4.78%) Rally
5 10 (3.68%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.84%) Talend
7 4 (1.47%) IBM
7 4 (1.47%) Sybase
8 3 (1.10%) Green Hat
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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