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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 557 536 553
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 49 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.082% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.088% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £291 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £306 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.12% -2.00%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -14 43 £381 +1.66% 8
London +21 27 £400 +4.57% 3
South East -8 14 £250 -33.33% 1
Hampshire -11 9 £190 -
City of London +17 8 £488 +12.06% 1
Wales -13 2 £325 -4.41%
South Wales - 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 1
East Sussex - 2 £200 -
Berkshire +9 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire +3 1 £325 -
Yorkshire +2 1 £325 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £350 +27.27%
Southampton - 1 £190 -
Aldershot - 1 - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Woking - - - -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (61.62%) Selenium
2 37 (37.37%) Java
3 32 (32.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (30.30%) WebDriver
5 27 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 27 (27.27%) Automation Testing
6 26 (26.26%) Cucumber
7 24 (24.24%) Test Scripting
8 23 (23.23%) SQL
8 23 (23.23%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (22.22%) C#
10 20 (20.20%) ISTQB
11 19 (19.19%) BDD
12 18 (18.18%) Scrum
13 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (17.17%) QA
13 17 (17.17%) JIRA
14 16 (16.16%) TDD
15 14 (14.14%) HP
15 14 (14.14%) ISEB
16 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
16 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
16 13 (13.13%) .NET
17 12 (12.12%) Finance
17 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
17 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
17 12 (12.12%) User Stories
18 11 (11.11%) Oracle
18 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
18 11 (11.11%) CRM

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.02%) HTTP
1 2 (2.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 61 (61.62%) Selenium
2 32 (32.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (30.30%) WebDriver
4 26 (26.26%) Cucumber
5 17 (17.17%) JIRA
6 12 (12.12%) Jenkins
7 11 (11.11%) FitNesse
8 10 (10.10%) JUnit
9 9 (9.09%) JMeter
9 9 (9.09%) Maven
10 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (6.06%) SoapUI
12 5 (5.05%) TestNG
12 5 (5.05%) Bugzilla
12 5 (5.05%) Ant
12 5 (5.05%) Zephyr
13 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
13 4 (4.04%) LoadRunner
13 4 (4.04%) Behat
14 3 (3.03%) Calabash
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Advertising
2 3 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
3 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.01%) Games
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) .NET
2 9 (9.09%) HTML
3 7 (7.07%) Web Services
3 7 (7.07%) JSP
4 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.04%) SOAP
5 4 (4.04%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.03%) XML
6 3 (3.03%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.02%) Java EE
7 2 (2.02%) JSON
7 2 (2.02%) Drools
8 1 (1.01%) RESTful
8 1 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.01%) REST
8 1 (1.01%) GWT
8 1 (1.01%) JAX-WS
8 1 (1.01%) XSLT
8 1 (1.01%) CSS
8 1 (1.01%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Open Source
2 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.02%) iPad
4 2 (2.02%) iPhone
4 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.01%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.01%) GIS
5 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.04%) UNIX
1 4 (4.04%) Android
1 4 (4.04%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Test Automation
1 27 (27.27%) Automation Testing
2 24 (24.24%) Test Scripting
3 19 (19.19%) BDD
4 18 (18.18%) Scrum
5 17 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (16.16%) TDD
7 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
8 12 (12.12%) User Stories
9 11 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 11 (11.11%) CRM
9 11 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 10 (10.10%) Test Strategy
11 8 (8.08%) Manual Testing
11 8 (8.08%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.07%) Project Management
13 6 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (5.05%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) Java
2 23 (23.23%) SQL
3 22 (22.22%) C#
4 11 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.08%) VB
6 7 (7.07%) Ruby
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) VBScript
8 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.03%) Python
10 1 (1.01%) Groovy
10 1 (1.01%) Scala
10 1 (1.01%) VBA
10 1 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (20.20%) ISTQB
2 14 (14.14%) ISEB
3 12 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (23.23%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.02%) Puppet
2 2 (2.02%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (14.14%) HP
2 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.11%) Oracle
4 4 (4.04%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.02%) SAP
5 2 (2.02%) JBoss
5 2 (2.02%) Siebel
6 1 (1.01%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.01%) Green Hat
6 1 (1.01%) Adobe
6 1 (1.01%) Murex
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago