The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Test Analyst
Rank 535 506 548
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 52 38 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.080% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.086% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 22
Average daily rate £338 £364 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% +20.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.26% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 46 £338 -7.53% 12
London -21 27 £338 -14.28% 7
South East -7 12 £338 +25.58% 1
City of London -19 9 £338 -15.62% 2
Scotland -3 5 £234 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 £230 - 1
South West -19 3 £323 -
East Midlands - 3 £280 - 1
Surrey - 3 £388 -
Hampshire +4 2 £325 - 1
Berkshire -7 2 £275 -24.13%
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 - 1
Northampton - 2 £300 -
Wales -20 1 £375 - 1
Bristol - 1 £320 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 3
North West - - - -
West Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Aldershot - - - -

Automation Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 72 (63.72%) Selenium
2 37 (32.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (31.86%) Test Scripting
4 35 (30.97%) WebDriver
5 34 (30.09%) Test Automation
6 33 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (25.66%) SQL
8 25 (22.12%) Java
8 25 (22.12%) Cucumber
8 25 (22.12%) BDD
9 24 (21.24%) C#
10 19 (16.81%) Finance
10 19 (16.81%) Scrum
10 19 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (16.81%) Automation Testing
11 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
11 18 (15.93%) E-Commerce
12 17 (15.04%) HP
12 17 (15.04%) ISEB
12 17 (15.04%) QA
13 16 (14.16%) Automated Testing
14 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
14 15 (13.27%) SoapUI
15 12 (10.62%) ISTQB
16 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
16 11 (9.73%) Manual Testing
16 11 (9.73%) JIRA
16 11 (9.73%) JMeter
16 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
16 11 (9.73%) .NET

Automation Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (0.88%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Summit
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) HTTP
1 1 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 72 (63.72%) Selenium
2 37 (32.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (30.97%) WebDriver
4 25 (22.12%) Cucumber
5 15 (13.27%) SoapUI
6 11 (9.73%) JIRA
6 11 (9.73%) JMeter
6 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
7 8 (7.08%) LoadRunner
7 8 (7.08%) SpecFlow
8 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.54%) WATIR
10 3 (2.65%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.77%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (1.77%) Maven
11 2 (1.77%) Sahi
11 2 (1.77%) LoadUI
12 1 (0.88%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.88%) eggPlant
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Publishing
6 2 (1.77%) Automotive
6 2 (1.77%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) .NET
2 10 (8.85%) SOAP
3 8 (7.08%) Web Services
4 6 (5.31%) XML
5 3 (2.65%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.65%) HTML
6 2 (1.77%) Drools
6 2 (1.77%) Java EE
6 2 (1.77%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.88%) WCF
7 1 (0.88%) XSLT
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.31%) Open Source
3 2 (1.77%) AS400
3 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.88%) Derivative
4 1 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (0.88%) Equities
4 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
4 1 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.88%) DTV
4 1 (0.88%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.85%) Windows
2 9 (7.96%) Linux
2 9 (7.96%) UNIX
3 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
4 6 (5.31%) Android
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.86%) Test Scripting
2 34 (30.09%) Test Automation
3 33 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (22.12%) BDD
5 19 (16.81%) Scrum
5 19 (16.81%) Automation Testing
6 18 (15.93%) E-Commerce
7 16 (14.16%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Manual Testing
9 10 (8.85%) TDD
9 10 (8.85%) User Stories
10 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.08%) OO
12 5 (4.42%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.42%) Regression Testing
13 4 (3.54%) SOA
13 4 (3.54%) Integration Testing
13 4 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.54%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) SQL
2 25 (22.12%) Java
3 24 (21.24%) C#
4 8 (7.08%) VBScript
4 8 (7.08%) VB
5 6 (5.31%) Ruby
6 5 (4.42%) Python
7 4 (3.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.65%) PHP
9 2 (1.77%) VBA
10 1 (0.88%) Groovy
10 1 (0.88%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.04%) ISEB
3 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.62%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.04%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.77%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 7 (6.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (16.81%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (6.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) HP
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle
3 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.77%) IBM
4 2 (1.77%) SAP
4 2 (1.77%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.88%) Zend
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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