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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 521 525 535
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 132 138 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 97 59
Median daily rate £348 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £323
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 - -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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 September 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 +17 124 £350 - 43
London -11 40 £425 +6.25% 15
South East +7 29 £350 +3.70% 4
East of England +19 11 £375 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +15 11 £320 -14.66% 4
Yorkshire +10 11 £320 -14.66% 6
West Midlands - 11 £338 - 2
South West +13 10 £330 +0.76% 5
Leeds +10 8 £320 -14.66% 3
Swindon - 8 £330 -
Wiltshire - 8 £330 - 2
East Sussex +9 7 £344 -8.40% 1
North West +13 6 £275 -24.13% 7
Scotland +8 6 £338 +8.00% 1
Surrey - 6 £350 -
Manchester +3 5 £275 - 5
Hampshire -4 5 £350 +2.94% 1
Woking - 5 £363 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £450 -
Bedford - 4 £450 -
City of London +8 3 £450 +16.88% 3
West Sussex +1 3 £270 -16.92%
Berkshire -5 3 £350 -1.40% 1
East Midlands -6 3 £325 -16.12% 2
Nottinghamshire -9 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Nottingham -13 3 £325 -18.75% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £375 -
Cambridge - 3 £375 -
Leamington Spa - 3 £338 -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 160 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (60.94%) Selenium
3 95 (37.11%) Java
4 94 (36.72%) BDD
5 90 (35.16%) Cucumber
6 87 (33.98%) WebDriver
7 83 (32.42%) Finance
8 82 (32.03%) QA
9 73 (28.52%) SQL
10 69 (26.95%) Automation Testing
11 68 (26.56%) Test Automation
12 66 (25.78%) C#
13 63 (24.61%) JIRA
14 61 (23.83%) Scrum
15 57 (22.27%) Test Scripting
16 52 (20.31%) ISEB
17 50 (19.53%) ISTQB
18 49 (19.14%) TDD
19 47 (18.36%) HP UFT
20 44 (17.19%) Jenkins
21 43 (16.80%) SoapUI
21 43 (16.80%) Regression Testing
22 42 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
23 40 (15.63%) Functional Testing
24 38 (14.84%) Web Services
25 35 (13.67%) Automated Testing
26 33 (12.89%) SpecFlow
27 31 (12.11%) Performance Testing
28 30 (11.72%) JUnit
29 29 (11.33%) Software 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 25 (9.77%) Confluence
2 13 (5.08%) IIS
3 2 (0.78%) JBoss
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Mingle
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.52%) Internet
2 3 (1.17%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 156 (60.94%) Selenium
2 90 (35.16%) Cucumber
3 87 (33.98%) WebDriver
4 63 (24.61%) JIRA
5 47 (18.36%) HP UFT
6 44 (17.19%) Jenkins
7 43 (16.80%) SoapUI
8 33 (12.89%) SpecFlow
9 30 (11.72%) JUnit
10 26 (10.16%) JMeter
11 24 (9.38%) Maven
12 16 (6.25%) Git (software)
13 15 (5.86%) Hudson
14 13 (5.08%) Ant
14 13 (5.08%) Gradle
14 13 (5.08%) jMock
15 12 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (4.30%) Capybara
17 10 (3.91%) RSpec
18 9 (3.52%) Appium
General
1 83 (32.42%) Finance
2 23 (8.98%) Banking
3 10 (3.91%) Retail
4 8 (3.13%) Games
5 7 (2.73%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.56%) Publishing
8 3 (1.17%) Automotive
9 2 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.78%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.84%) Web Services
2 28 (10.94%) SOAP
3 27 (10.55%) REST
3 27 (10.55%) XML
4 25 (9.77%) Gherkin
5 18 (7.03%) .NET
5 18 (7.03%) Spring
6 13 (5.08%) Ajax
6 13 (5.08%) Hibernate
6 13 (5.08%) HTML
6 13 (5.08%) Java EE
6 13 (5.08%) JMS
6 13 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (2.73%) RESTful
9 5 (1.95%) JSON
10 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.17%) Behat
11 3 (1.17%) HTML5
11 3 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 17 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.73%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.56%) Derivative
4 4 (1.56%) Fintech
5 3 (1.17%) AS400
6 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.39%) Equities
7 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.39%) iPad
7 1 (0.39%) iPhone
7 1 (0.39%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.69%) Linux
2 11 (4.30%) Unix
3 7 (2.73%) Windows
4 4 (1.56%) Android
5 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.72%) BDD
3 69 (26.95%) Automation Testing
4 68 (26.56%) Test Automation
5 61 (23.83%) Scrum
6 57 (22.27%) Test Scripting
7 49 (19.14%) TDD
8 43 (16.80%) Regression Testing
9 42 (16.41%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (15.63%) Functional Testing
11 35 (13.67%) Automated Testing
12 31 (12.11%) Performance Testing
13 29 (11.33%) Manual Testing
13 29 (11.33%) Software Testing
14 24 (9.38%) User Stories
15 22 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (8.59%) Kanban
16 20 (7.81%) Integration Testing
17 19 (7.42%) System Integration Testing
18 15 (5.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (37.11%) Java
2 73 (28.52%) SQL
3 66 (25.78%) C#
4 22 (8.59%) Ruby
5 17 (6.64%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.47%) Groovy
7 13 (5.08%) VBScript
8 11 (4.30%) Python
8 11 (4.30%) VB
9 4 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.56%) VBA
10 3 (1.17%) C++
10 3 (1.17%) PHP
10 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.78%) F#
12 1 (0.39%) Scala
12 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (20.31%) ISEB
2 50 (19.53%) ISTQB
3 22 (8.59%) Degree
4 20 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.39%) HND
9 1 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (32.03%) QA
2 15 (5.86%) SDET
3 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.78%) Linux-HA
3 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (10.16%) HP
2 18 (7.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.03%) Rally
3 16 (6.25%) Oracle
4 14 (5.47%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.95%) Talend
6 4 (1.56%) IBM
6 4 (1.56%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.17%) Green Hat
8 2 (0.78%) CA
8 2 (0.78%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.39%) FXall
9 1 (0.39%) Google
9 1 (0.39%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.39%) Siebel
9 1 (0.39%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.39%) Sybase
9 1 (0.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) WorldPay
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