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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Automation Analyst
UK
Rank 453 469 496
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Test Analyst 139 156 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 121 56
Median daily rate £350 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.40%
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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -4 128 £350 -0.70% 44
London -40 38 £400 - 16
South East +23 34 £375 +1.35% 5
South West +28 18 £300 -4.38% 3
West Midlands -6 11 £333 +17.69% 3
Berkshire +9 9 £350 -1.40% 1
East of England +4 9 £413 +37.50% 5
Hampshire +20 8 £375 +1.35%
West Yorkshire +12 7 £295 -7.81% 3
Yorkshire +12 7 £295 -7.81% 4
Somerset - 7 £225 - 1
East Midlands +11 6 £313 +25.00% 3
Hertfordshire +7 6 £419 - 3
Halifax - 6 £295 - 1
Surrey - 6 £415 - 3
Maidenhead - 6 £350 -
Scotland +21 5 £375 +28.20%
Wiltshire +5 5 £325 +27.45%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 - -
Swindon - 5 £325 -
Taunton - 5 £225 -
Edinburgh +22 4 £375 +30.43%
Woking - 4 £429 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £331 - 1
Southampton +7 3 £300 -9.09%
Cambridgeshire +1 3 £350 +7.69% 1
Coventry -11 3 £275 +46.66%
Watford - 3 £413 - 1
Andover - 3 £488 -
Reading +11 2 £350 -2.77% 1

Automation Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 176 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (63.53%) Selenium
3 92 (34.59%) BDD
4 91 (34.21%) Java
5 90 (33.83%) Cucumber
6 80 (30.08%) Test Automation
6 80 (30.08%) WebDriver
7 79 (29.70%) C#
8 69 (25.94%) SQL
9 66 (24.81%) Automation Testing
10 65 (24.44%) Scrum
10 65 (24.44%) QA
11 62 (23.31%) Test Scripting
12 58 (21.80%) Finance
13 52 (19.55%) TDD
14 50 (18.80%) HP UFT
14 50 (18.80%) Functional Testing
15 48 (18.05%) SoapUI
16 47 (17.67%) JIRA
17 46 (17.29%) Regression Testing
18 43 (16.17%) Jenkins
19 42 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (15.04%) SOAP
21 38 (14.29%) ISTQB
21 38 (14.29%) SpecFlow
22 37 (13.91%) Manual Testing
22 37 (13.91%) .NET
23 33 (12.41%) XML
24 31 (11.65%) Automated Testing
25 30 (11.28%) Software 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 13 (4.89%) Confluence
2 6 (2.26%) IIS
3 4 (1.50%) Moodle
4 3 (1.13%) CMS
4 3 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.75%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.13%) Mingle
3 1 (0.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.13%) SaaS
3 2 (0.75%) GitHub
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) Internet
2 2 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.75%) MySQL
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 169 (63.53%) Selenium
2 90 (33.83%) Cucumber
3 80 (30.08%) WebDriver
4 50 (18.80%) HP UFT
5 48 (18.05%) SoapUI
6 47 (17.67%) JIRA
7 43 (16.17%) Jenkins
8 38 (14.29%) SpecFlow
9 28 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (8.65%) Git (software)
11 20 (7.52%) JUnit
12 19 (7.14%) JMeter
13 15 (5.64%) Maven
14 13 (4.89%) Appium
14 13 (4.89%) Visual Studio
15 11 (4.14%) Hudson
15 11 (4.14%) NUnit
16 10 (3.76%) RSpec
16 10 (3.76%) TestComplete
17 8 (3.01%) JBehave
General
1 58 (21.80%) Finance
2 19 (7.14%) Banking
3 8 (3.01%) Retail
4 7 (2.63%) Publishing
5 6 (2.26%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.88%) Automotive
7 4 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.13%) Front Office
8 3 (1.13%) Law
9 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 2 (0.75%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.04%) SOAP
2 37 (13.91%) .NET
3 33 (12.41%) XML
4 29 (10.90%) Web Services
5 27 (10.15%) Gherkin
6 20 (7.52%) REST
7 15 (5.64%) RESTful
8 12 (4.51%) Spring
9 10 (3.76%) HTML
10 9 (3.38%) Hibernate
10 9 (3.38%) JSON
11 7 (2.63%) Ajax
12 6 (2.26%) Java EE
12 6 (2.26%) JMS
12 6 (2.26%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (1.13%) J2EE
13 3 (1.13%) RabbitMQ
14 2 (0.75%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 9 (3.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.26%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.26%) Fintech
3 3 (1.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.38%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.38%) Derivative
4 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.38%) e-Learning
4 1 (0.38%) iPhone
4 1 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.38%) Spread Betting
4 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.26%) Unix
2 8 (3.01%) Android
2 8 (3.01%) Linux
2 8 (3.01%) Windows
3 7 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.50%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (66.17%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (34.59%) BDD
3 80 (30.08%) Test Automation
4 66 (24.81%) Automation Testing
5 65 (24.44%) Scrum
6 62 (23.31%) Test Scripting
7 52 (19.55%) TDD
8 50 (18.80%) Functional Testing
9 46 (17.29%) Regression Testing
10 42 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (13.91%) Manual Testing
12 31 (11.65%) Automated Testing
13 30 (11.28%) Software Testing
14 27 (10.15%) Integration Testing
15 25 (9.40%) System Integration Testing
16 24 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (8.65%) Kanban
18 21 (7.89%) Test Strategy
19 19 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
20 18 (6.77%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 91 (34.21%) Java
2 79 (29.70%) C#
3 69 (25.94%) SQL
4 21 (7.89%) Ruby
5 18 (6.77%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.26%) Python
7 13 (4.89%) VBScript
8 11 (4.14%) Groovy
9 10 (3.76%) T-SQL
10 8 (3.01%) F#
10 8 (3.01%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 6 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.88%) VB
14 4 (1.50%) C++
15 2 (0.75%) Korn
15 2 (0.75%) Perl
16 1 (0.38%) PHP
16 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 29 (10.90%) ISEB
3 11 (4.14%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.38%) Degree
5 8 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (3.01%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) HND
9 1 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (24.44%) QA
2 9 (3.38%) SDET
3 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) Basel III
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.50%) XenApp
1 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (9.02%) HP
2 23 (8.65%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.27%) Oracle
4 11 (4.14%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.01%) IBM
6 7 (2.63%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (1.50%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.75%) Facebook
8 2 (0.75%) Pega
8 2 (0.75%) SAP
8 2 (0.75%) Twitter
9 1 (0.38%) CA
9 1 (0.38%) Google
9 1 (0.38%) MuleSoft
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £262 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £270 to £330 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenwich
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £383.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £383.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago