The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation 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 Automation Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 561 540 570
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 52 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.085% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.091% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 26
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£375 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £281 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Automation Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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 -22 48 £375 - 5
London 0 27 £400 +4.57%
South East +4 14 £300 -6.25% 3
Hampshire -5 8 £255 -
City of London +24 7 £525 +20.68%
Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £300 -6.25% 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 2
Milton Keynes 0 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £200 -
Berkshire +4 1 £450 +125.00%
East Midlands +3 1 £350 +27.27%
North West -7 1 - -
Manchester -9 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £363 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £363 -
East of England - 1 £363 -
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 61 (59.80%) Selenium
2 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (39.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 39 (38.24%) Java
5 33 (32.35%) Automation Testing
6 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
7 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
8 26 (25.49%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (25.49%) Cucumber
8 26 (25.49%) WebDriver
9 23 (22.55%) C#
10 22 (21.57%) SQL
10 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
11 19 (18.63%) Scrum
12 18 (17.65%) JIRA
12 18 (17.65%) BDD
13 16 (15.69%) QA
13 16 (15.69%) TDD
13 16 (15.69%) ISEB
14 15 (14.71%) HP
15 14 (13.73%) .NET
16 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
16 13 (12.75%) User Stories
17 12 (11.76%) JUnit
17 12 (11.76%) Finance
17 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
17 12 (11.76%) Software Testing
18 11 (10.78%) FitNesse
18 11 (10.78%) CRM
18 11 (10.78%) Jenkins

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.98%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.98%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) DAB
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (59.80%) Selenium
2 40 (39.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 26 (25.49%) WebDriver
3 26 (25.49%) Cucumber
4 18 (17.65%) JIRA
5 12 (11.76%) JUnit
6 11 (10.78%) FitNesse
6 11 (10.78%) Jenkins
7 10 (9.80%) JMeter
8 9 (8.82%) Maven
9 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (5.88%) Bugzilla
10 6 (5.88%) Ant
11 5 (4.90%) Subversion
11 5 (4.90%) TestNG
11 5 (4.90%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.90%) Zephyr
12 4 (3.92%) Behat
12 4 (3.92%) TortoiseSVN
12 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Advertising
4 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.73%) .NET
2 8 (7.84%) HTML
3 7 (6.86%) JSP
4 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.88%) Web Services
5 5 (4.90%) SOAP
5 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.94%) XML
8 2 (1.96%) Java EE
8 2 (1.96%) Drools
9 1 (0.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.98%) REST
9 1 (0.98%) JSON
9 1 (0.98%) GWT
9 1 (0.98%) JAX-WS
9 1 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.98%) Spring
9 1 (0.98%) CSS
9 1 (0.98%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Open Source
2 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.96%) iPad
4 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.98%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.98%) GIS
5 1 (0.98%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.94%) UNIX
1 3 (2.94%) Android
1 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.35%) Automation Testing
3 28 (27.45%) Test Scripting
4 27 (26.47%) Test Automation
5 19 (18.63%) Scrum
6 18 (17.65%) BDD
7 16 (15.69%) TDD
8 13 (12.75%) User Stories
9 12 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 11 (10.78%) CRM
11 10 (9.80%) E-Commerce
11 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
12 9 (8.82%) Functional Testing
12 9 (8.82%) Test Strategy
12 9 (8.82%) Manual Testing
13 7 (6.86%) Project Management
13 7 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.86%) Kanban
14 6 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
14 6 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.24%) Java
2 23 (22.55%) C#
3 22 (21.57%) SQL
4 10 (9.80%) VB
4 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.90%) PHP
5 5 (4.90%) VBScript
5 5 (4.90%) Ruby
6 3 (2.94%) Python
6 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.98%) Scala
7 1 (0.98%) VBA
7 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (21.57%) ISTQB
2 16 (15.69%) ISEB
3 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (25.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.96%) Puppet
2 2 (1.96%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) HP
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.80%) Oracle
4 4 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.96%) SAP
5 2 (1.96%) JBoss
5 2 (1.96%) Siebel
6 1 (0.98%) IBM
6 1 (0.98%) Green Hat
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe
6 1 (0.98%) Murex
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 27 days ago