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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 524 523 535
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 126 132 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 95 52
Median daily rate £350 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -10 115 £350 - 46
London -12 43 £450 +20.00% 20
South East -15 28 £350 - 9
West Yorkshire +12 15 £320 -14.66% 6
Yorkshire +5 15 £320 -14.66% 6
Leeds +11 10 £320 -14.66% 5
West Midlands - 8 £338 - 2
East of England +21 7 £375 +25.00%
Hampshire -8 6 £350 +3.70% 3
City of London +39 5 £450 +24.13% 7
North West +14 5 £275 -24.13% 2
South West +10 5 £301 -8.01% 6
Oxfordshire +2 5 £450 -
Wales +21 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Cardiff +17 4 £350 -6.66% 1
South Wales +15 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Scotland +10 4 £295 -9.23% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £375 -
Cambridge - 4 £375 -
Manchester - 4 £294 - 2
East Sussex +10 3 £351 +3.85% 1
Surrey 0 3 £350 -13.04% 4
Berkshire -3 3 £350 -4.10% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £281 - 3
Swindon - 3 £281 -
Kidlington - 3 £450 -
Bradford +12 2 - -
Kent +10 2 £180 -50.00%
Edinburgh +7 2 £295 -1.66%
Glasgow +5 2 - -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 155 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (58.62%) Selenium
3 93 (35.63%) BDD
4 92 (35.25%) Java
5 88 (33.72%) QA
6 86 (32.95%) Cucumber
7 81 (31.03%) Finance
8 80 (30.65%) WebDriver
9 79 (30.27%) SQL
10 72 (27.59%) Test Automation
11 69 (26.44%) C#
12 68 (26.05%) Automation Testing
13 64 (24.52%) Scrum
13 64 (24.52%) JIRA
14 60 (22.99%) Test Scripting
15 54 (20.69%) ISEB
16 52 (19.92%) HP UFT
17 50 (19.16%) ISTQB
18 47 (18.01%) TDD
19 40 (15.33%) SoapUI
19 40 (15.33%) SpecFlow
20 38 (14.56%) Functional Testing
21 37 (14.18%) Jenkins
21 37 (14.18%) Regression Testing
21 37 (14.18%) Automated Testing
22 36 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (12.64%) Web Services
24 32 (12.26%) HP
25 31 (11.88%) Gherkin
26 30 (11.49%) Banking

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 22 (8.43%) Confluence
2 10 (3.83%) IIS
3 4 (1.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) Mingle
3 1 (0.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.53%) SaaS
4 2 (0.77%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.68%) Internet
2 3 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
3 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) Big Data
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 153 (58.62%) Selenium
2 86 (32.95%) Cucumber
3 80 (30.65%) WebDriver
4 64 (24.52%) JIRA
5 52 (19.92%) HP UFT
6 40 (15.33%) SoapUI
6 40 (15.33%) SpecFlow
7 37 (14.18%) Jenkins
8 28 (10.73%) JUnit
9 26 (9.96%) JMeter
10 21 (8.05%) Maven
11 13 (4.98%) Capybara
11 13 (4.98%) Git (software)
12 11 (4.21%) Hudson
12 11 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (3.83%) Ant
13 10 (3.83%) Gradle
13 10 (3.83%) jMock
13 10 (3.83%) RSpec
14 8 (3.07%) WinRunner
General
1 81 (31.03%) Finance
2 30 (11.49%) Banking
3 11 (4.21%) Retail
4 8 (3.07%) Games
5 6 (2.30%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Automotive
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Front Office
9 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.38%) International Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.64%) Web Services
2 31 (11.88%) Gherkin
3 28 (10.73%) XML
4 24 (9.20%) .NET
4 24 (9.20%) SOAP
5 20 (7.66%) REST
6 15 (5.75%) HTML
7 14 (5.36%) Spring
8 10 (3.83%) Ajax
8 10 (3.83%) Hibernate
8 10 (3.83%) Java EE
8 10 (3.83%) JMS
8 10 (3.83%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (3.83%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (3.07%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.68%) RESTful
11 6 (2.30%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.53%) JSON
13 3 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.92%) Algorithms
3 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.53%) Derivative
5 3 (1.15%) AS400
5 3 (1.15%) Fintech
6 2 (0.77%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.77%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.77%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.77%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.38%) Equities
7 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.38%) iPad
7 1 (0.38%) iPhone
7 1 (0.38%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.60%) Linux
1 12 (4.60%) Unix
2 6 (2.30%) Windows
3 3 (1.15%) Android
4 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (35.63%) BDD
3 72 (27.59%) Test Automation
4 68 (26.05%) Automation Testing
5 64 (24.52%) Scrum
6 60 (22.99%) Test Scripting
7 47 (18.01%) TDD
8 38 (14.56%) Functional Testing
9 37 (14.18%) Automated Testing
9 37 (14.18%) Regression Testing
10 36 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (11.49%) Performance Testing
12 28 (10.73%) Software Testing
13 24 (9.20%) Manual Testing
14 21 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (8.05%) User Stories
15 17 (6.51%) Integration Testing
15 17 (6.51%) Kanban
16 15 (5.75%) SDLC
16 15 (5.75%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.25%) Java
2 79 (30.27%) SQL
3 69 (26.44%) C#
4 27 (10.34%) Ruby
5 22 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 12 (4.60%) VBScript
7 11 (4.21%) Groovy
7 11 (4.21%) VB
8 9 (3.45%) Python
9 8 (3.07%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.92%) VBA
11 3 (1.15%) PHP
11 3 (1.15%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.77%) C
12 2 (0.77%) F#
12 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.38%) C++
13 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (20.69%) ISEB
2 50 (19.16%) ISTQB
3 20 (7.66%) Degree
3 20 (7.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) HND
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (33.72%) QA
2 15 (5.75%) SDET
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.77%) Linux-HA
3 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 32 (12.26%) HP
2 18 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.13%) Oracle
4 15 (5.75%) Rally
5 11 (4.21%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.92%) Talend
7 4 (1.53%) IBM
8 3 (1.15%) Green Hat
9 2 (0.77%) SAP
9 2 (0.77%) Sybase
10 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.38%) CA
10 1 (0.38%) FXall
10 1 (0.38%) Google
10 1 (0.38%) Siebel
10 1 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.38%) VMware
10 1 (0.38%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
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