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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 482 483 525
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 140 163 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 128 60
Median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -2 134 £350 - 30
London -6 43 £388 -3.12% 7
South East +27 35 £375 +11.94% 6
East of England +8 14 £438 +45.83% 4
South West +10 12 £333 +2.30% 3
West Midlands -6 12 £344 +18.53% 2
Berkshire +7 11 £350 -1.40% 1
Wiltshire +8 8 £340 +33.33%
Hertfordshire +6 8 £425 - 1
Swindon - 8 £340 -
East Midlands +2 7 £325 -3.34% 1
Hampshire +18 6 £375 +10.29% 4
Maidenhead - 6 £350 -
Surrey +23 5 £410 +17.14% 1
West Yorkshire +17 4 £295 -1.66% 3
Yorkshire +10 4 £295 -4.83% 4
Reading +7 4 £400 +11.11% 1
Warwickshire -5 4 £338 +17.39%
Halifax - 4 £295 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £331 -
Edinburgh +19 3 £375 +36.36%
East Sussex +13 3 £344 +7.34%
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £338 +3.84% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £300 +0.84% 1
Warwick +1 3 - -
Scotland 0 3 £375 +15.38%
Oxfordshire -3 3 £430 -14.00%
Oxford -6 3 £430 -14.00%
Andover - 3 £488 -
Bedford - 3 £450 -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 173 (65.78%) Agile Software Development
1 173 (65.78%) Selenium
2 104 (39.54%) Java
3 101 (38.40%) Cucumber
4 90 (34.22%) BDD
5 85 (32.32%) WebDriver
6 74 (28.14%) SQL
7 72 (27.38%) Test Automation
8 71 (27.00%) C#
8 71 (27.00%) Automation Testing
9 70 (26.62%) QA
10 62 (23.57%) Scrum
11 59 (22.43%) Test Scripting
12 55 (20.91%) Finance
13 54 (20.53%) JIRA
14 53 (20.15%) SoapUI
15 50 (19.01%) TDD
16 45 (17.11%) Jenkins
17 44 (16.73%) SOAP
17 44 (16.73%) HP UFT
18 42 (15.97%) Functional Testing
19 40 (15.21%) Regression Testing
20 37 (14.07%) XML
20 37 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
21 36 (13.69%) Manual Testing
21 36 (13.69%) ISTQB
21 36 (13.69%) SpecFlow
22 35 (13.31%) Web Services
23 33 (12.55%) ISEB
24 32 (12.17%) Automated 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 17 (6.46%) Confluence
2 6 (2.28%) IIS
3 3 (1.14%) CMS
3 3 (1.14%) JBoss
3 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.52%) Mingle
3 1 (0.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.14%) SaaS
4 2 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.04%) Internet
2 3 (1.14%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.04%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 173 (65.78%) Selenium
2 101 (38.40%) Cucumber
3 85 (32.32%) WebDriver
4 54 (20.53%) JIRA
5 53 (20.15%) SoapUI
6 45 (17.11%) Jenkins
7 44 (16.73%) HP UFT
8 36 (13.69%) SpecFlow
9 26 (9.89%) JUnit
10 22 (8.37%) JMeter
11 20 (7.60%) Git (software)
12 19 (7.22%) Maven
12 19 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (4.56%) RSpec
14 11 (4.18%) Appium
15 10 (3.80%) Visual Studio
16 9 (3.42%) NUnit
17 8 (3.04%) Capybara
17 8 (3.04%) Hudson
17 8 (3.04%) TestComplete
General
1 55 (20.91%) Finance
2 18 (6.84%) Banking
3 10 (3.80%) Publishing
4 8 (3.04%) Retail
5 6 (2.28%) Retail Banking
5 6 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.90%) Automotive
7 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.14%) Front Office
8 3 (1.14%) Games
8 3 (1.14%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.73%) SOAP
2 37 (14.07%) XML
3 35 (13.31%) Web Services
4 32 (12.17%) Gherkin
5 27 (10.27%) .NET
6 21 (7.98%) REST
7 14 (5.32%) RESTful
8 12 (4.56%) Spring
9 11 (4.18%) HTML
10 9 (3.42%) Hibernate
10 9 (3.42%) JSON
11 8 (3.04%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (2.66%) Ajax
13 6 (2.28%) Java EE
13 6 (2.28%) JMS
13 6 (2.28%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (1.52%) Node.js
15 3 (1.14%) HTML5
15 3 (1.14%) J2EE
15 3 (1.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.42%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.42%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.28%) Fintech
5 3 (1.14%) AS400
5 3 (1.14%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.76%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.76%) Derivative
7 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.38%) iPhone
7 1 (0.38%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.08%) Unix
2 8 (3.04%) Android
2 8 (3.04%) Linux
2 8 (3.04%) Windows
3 7 (2.66%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.52%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (65.78%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (34.22%) BDD
3 72 (27.38%) Test Automation
4 71 (27.00%) Automation Testing
5 62 (23.57%) Scrum
6 59 (22.43%) Test Scripting
7 50 (19.01%) TDD
8 42 (15.97%) Functional Testing
9 40 (15.21%) Regression Testing
10 37 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (13.69%) Manual Testing
12 32 (12.17%) Automated Testing
13 30 (11.41%) Software Testing
14 25 (9.51%) Integration Testing
14 25 (9.51%) Kanban
15 23 (8.75%) Performance Testing
15 23 (8.75%) System Integration Testing
16 20 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (6.84%) E-Commerce
18 17 (6.46%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (39.54%) Java
2 74 (28.14%) SQL
3 71 (27.00%) C#
4 21 (7.98%) Ruby
5 19 (7.22%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.84%) Python
7 10 (3.80%) Groovy
8 8 (3.04%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.04%) VBScript
9 7 (2.66%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.66%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.28%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.90%) F#
11 5 (1.90%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.90%) VB
12 3 (1.14%) C++
13 2 (0.76%) Korn
13 2 (0.76%) Perl
14 1 (0.38%) PHP
14 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (13.69%) ISTQB
2 33 (12.55%) ISEB
3 14 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.94%) Degree
5 8 (3.04%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.90%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) HND
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (26.62%) QA
2 11 (4.18%) SDET
3 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) Basel III
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.52%) XenApp
1 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (9.13%) HP
2 20 (7.60%) Oracle
3 19 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.18%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.04%) CA Agile Central
5 8 (3.04%) IBM
6 4 (1.52%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.14%) Talend
8 2 (0.76%) Pega
8 2 (0.76%) SAP
9 1 (0.38%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.38%) CA
9 1 (0.38%) FXall
9 1 (0.38%) Google
9 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase
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Hampshire
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