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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation Analyst
Rank 514 531 493
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 134 96 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 58 81
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £255 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £304
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £110.00

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +30 125 £350 - 33
London +13 55 £400 -4.76% 10
South East +10 36 £335 -8.53% 4
Yorkshire +13 12 £323 -7.85% 4
Kent -6 12 £180 -50.00%
Chatham - 12 £180 -
West Yorkshire -1 7 £290 -17.14% 3
South West -8 7 £438 +34.61% 5
East Sussex - 7 £350 -
Leeds +3 6 £290 -22.66% 3
North West -17 6 £350 +22.80% 4
City of London +39 5 £500 +20.84% 1
Hampshire -5 5 £313 -16.10% 1
Sheffield - 5 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £350 -
Surrey - 5 £350 - 1
Wales +10 4 £350 +7.69%
South Wales +3 4 £350 +7.69%
Scotland -14 4 £353 +8.46% 1
East of England +11 3 £363 +26.08% 2
Bristol -7 3 £450 +38.46% 1
Manchester -11 3 £300 +5.26% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 3 £325 -4.41%
North East -48 3 £325 -4.41%
Tyne and Wear -50 3 £325 -4.41%
Newport +20 2 £349 -0.28%
Buckinghamshire +17 2 £240 -
East Midlands +10 2 £263 -19.23% 1
Glasgow -1 2 £380 +6.66%
Essex -3 2 £363 -

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 185 (63.57%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (51.20%) Selenium
3 99 (34.02%) BDD
4 93 (31.96%) Test Scripting
5 92 (31.62%) SQL
6 88 (30.24%) QA
7 85 (29.21%) Cucumber
8 84 (28.87%) Test Automation
9 83 (28.52%) Scrum
10 81 (27.84%) Finance
11 76 (26.12%) Java
12 72 (24.74%) WebDriver
13 71 (24.40%) Automation Testing
14 69 (23.71%) C#
15 64 (21.99%) JIRA
16 60 (20.62%) ISEB
17 57 (19.59%) Automated Testing
18 56 (19.24%) Banking
19 51 (17.53%) ISTQB
20 50 (17.18%) TDD
20 50 (17.18%) HP UFT
21 49 (16.84%) Gherkin
22 43 (14.78%) .NET
23 42 (14.43%) SpecFlow
24 38 (13.06%) Web Services
24 38 (13.06%) Software Testing
25 37 (12.71%) JavaScript
26 36 (12.37%) Jenkins
27 35 (12.03%) SoapUI
27 35 (12.03%) HP

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 (5.84%) Confluence
2 11 (3.78%) Node.js
3 7 (2.41%) IIS
4 5 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.34%) CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.72%) MS Office
2 4 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (4.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.12%) GitHub
3 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) Internet
2 3 (1.03%) H.323
2 3 (1.03%) Telepresence
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) WebEx
3 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.06%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.06%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.69%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.34%) DB2
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 149 (51.20%) Selenium
2 85 (29.21%) Cucumber
3 72 (24.74%) WebDriver
4 64 (21.99%) JIRA
5 50 (17.18%) HP UFT
6 42 (14.43%) SpecFlow
7 36 (12.37%) Jenkins
8 35 (12.03%) SoapUI
9 22 (7.56%) Protractor
10 20 (6.87%) JUnit
11 19 (6.53%) JMeter
12 18 (6.19%) Git (software)
12 18 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (5.50%) Maven
13 16 (5.50%) Visual Studio
14 13 (4.47%) Appium
15 12 (4.12%) LoadRunner
16 10 (3.44%) Capybara
17 9 (3.09%) Gradle
17 9 (3.09%) Travis CI
General
1 81 (27.84%) Finance
2 56 (19.24%) Banking
3 12 (4.12%) Retail
4 7 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.06%) Back Office
6 5 (1.72%) Games
7 4 (1.37%) Law
7 4 (1.37%) Marketing
7 4 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.69%) Front Office
8 2 (0.69%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) International Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.84%) Gherkin
2 43 (14.78%) .NET
3 38 (13.06%) Web Services
4 32 (11.00%) XML
5 19 (6.53%) AngularJS
5 19 (6.53%) ASP.NET
6 16 (5.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (5.15%) HTML
8 13 (4.47%) SOAP
9 12 (4.12%) REST
10 9 (3.09%) RESTful
10 9 (3.09%) Spring
11 7 (2.41%) Ajax
11 7 (2.41%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.41%) Java EE
11 7 (2.41%) JMS
11 7 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (1.03%) Behat
13 3 (1.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.75%) Algorithms
3 8 (2.75%) Derivative
4 7 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.37%) Equities
6 4 (1.37%) IVR
6 4 (1.37%) User Experience
7 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.03%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.34%) EPoS
9 1 (0.34%) iPad
9 1 (0.34%) IPTV
9 1 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.34%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.44%) Unix
2 9 (3.09%) Linux
2 9 (3.09%) Windows
3 4 (1.37%) Android
4 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (63.57%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (34.02%) BDD
3 93 (31.96%) Test Scripting
4 84 (28.87%) Test Automation
5 83 (28.52%) Scrum
6 71 (24.40%) Automation Testing
7 57 (19.59%) Automated Testing
8 50 (17.18%) TDD
9 38 (13.06%) Software Testing
10 32 (11.00%) Functional Testing
11 29 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (9.97%) Performance Testing
12 28 (9.62%) Regression Testing
13 25 (8.59%) Manual Testing
13 25 (8.59%) User Stories
13 25 (8.59%) Waterfall
14 24 (8.25%) E-Commerce
15 21 (7.22%) SDLC
16 19 (6.53%) Test Strategy
16 19 (6.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.62%) SQL
2 76 (26.12%) Java
3 69 (23.71%) C#
4 37 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 34 (11.68%) Ruby
6 13 (4.47%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.44%) VB
7 10 (3.44%) VBScript
8 9 (3.09%) Groovy
9 7 (2.41%) Python
10 5 (1.72%) VBA
11 3 (1.03%) C
11 3 (1.03%) PHP
11 3 (1.03%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.69%) Perl
12 2 (0.69%) Scala
12 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (20.62%) ISEB
2 51 (17.53%) ISTQB
3 23 (7.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (5.50%) Degree
5 10 (3.44%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (30.24%) QA
2 10 (3.44%) SDET
3 3 (1.03%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 10 (3.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.34%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 35 (12.03%) HP
2 31 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.53%) Oracle
4 10 (3.44%) Atlassian
4 10 (3.44%) Rally
5 7 (2.41%) SAP
6 3 (1.03%) Green Hat
6 3 (1.03%) Sybase
7 2 (0.69%) Talend
8 1 (0.34%) CA
8 1 (0.34%) IBM
8 1 (0.34%) Informatica
8 1 (0.34%) Murex
8 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) Siebel
8 1 (0.34%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.34%) VMware
8 1 (0.34%) WorldPay
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